# People - Applied Mathematics

# Faculty

**Department of Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computing GroupAssistant Professor and Faculty Council Rep**

Ph.D, University of Oxford

Numerical linear algebra, approximation theory and algorithms, high-order methods, high-performance computing, computational complex analysis.

**Departments of Operations Research (Courtesy appointment in Applied Mathematics)Assistant Professor**

Ph.D, UC Davis

Research Interests: Optimization, Statistics, Applications to Signal Processing and Point Estimation, High-performance Computing

**Department of Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computing GroupProfessor and PhD Committee Member**

Ph.D, UC Davis

Research Interests: Numerical Analysis, Numerical Linear Algebra, Applied Approximation Theory, Orthogonal Polynomials, Floating-point Computation.

**Department of Applied Mathematics, Applied Analysis GroupProfessor and Academic Council Alternate**

Ph.D, University of Washington

Research Interests: Asymptotic Analysis, Dynamical Systems, Applied Mathematics. Home Page

**Department of Applied Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics GroupProfessor, Academic Associate Chair, and Program Manager for the Network Science Academic Certificate**

Ph.D, Distinguished Alumna of Western Michigan University

Research Interests: Personalized and Individualized Education, AI-based Adaptive Adult Education, Network Science, Data Science, Complex Networks, Social Networks, Graph Theory, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security.

**Department of Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computing GroupDistinguished Professor, Department Chair, and Program Manager for Scientific Computing Certificate**

Ph.D, University of Virginia

**fxgirald@nps.edu**

Research Interests: Spectral Elements and Discontinuous Galerkin Methods, Time-Integrators, Navier-Stokes equations, atmospheric modeling, high-performance computing

**Department of Applied Mathematics, Applied Analysis GroupProfessor**

Ph.D, UC Davis

Research Interests: Nonlinear Control Theory - Computational Optimal Control and Estimation, Normal Forms and Bifurcations. Applications - Space Systems, Automobile, Semiconductor, and other Industries.

**Department of Applied Mathematics, Applied Analysis GroupDistinguished Visiting Professor**

Ph.D, UC Berkeley

Research Interests: Control and Estimation. Home Page

**Department of Applied Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics GroupPermanent Military Professor and Dean of Students**

Ph.D, Naval Postgraduate School

Research Interests: Cryptography, Coding-Theory, Cyber Security, Electronic Warfare.

**Department of Applied Mathematics, Applied Analysis GroupProfessor and Associate Chair**

Ph.D, Northwestern University

Research Interests: Active Materials, and the Coupling between Elastic, Fluid, and Piezoelectric media, Wave Propagation Phenomena, Electromagnetic Wave Propagation, The Biot Theory of Wave Propagation in Porous Media.

**Department of Applied MathematicsLecturer**

MS in Applied Mathematics, Naval Postgraduate School

**luke.spence@nps.edu**

**Department of Applied MathematicsLecturer and Faculty Council Alternate Rep**

MA, SUNY Buffalo

Research Interests: Discrete Mathematics, Logic, Combinatorics, Mathematical Education.

**Department of Applied Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics GroupProfessor, Program Manager for Secured Communications Certificate, and Chair of PhD Committee**

Ph.D, SUNY Buffalo

Research Interests: Cryptography & Coding Theory, Boolean Functions, Logic and Discrete Mathematics, Number Theory, Graph Theory, Combinatorial Mathematics, Algebra.

**Department of Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computing GroupProfessor, Academic Council Rep, and PhD Committee Member**

Ph.D, Brown University

Research Interests: Computational Mathematics.

**Department of Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computing GroupProfessor and Associate Chair for Research**

Ph.D, UC Berkeley

Research Interests: Scientific Computation, Mathematical Modeling of Nonlinear Phenomena, Structure and Flow Properties of Complex Polymeric and Nano-Composite Fluids.

# Emeritus Faculty

**Ph.D, UC BerkeleyProfessor Emeritus**

Research Interests: Fluid Dynamics, Materials Processing, Cryptography, Orbital Mechanics, Acoustics, Fractal Geometry.

**Ph.D, Harvard UniversityProfessor Emeritus**

Research Interests: Use Theory and Software to Model Dynamics of Fluids and Structures, Improve Analytical and Numerical Techniques of Satellite Orbits.

**Program Officer, AFOSRProfessor Emerita**

Ph.D, Brown University

Research Interests: computational optimal control theory, data-driven modeling, control of distributed parameter systems, uncertainty quantification

**Ph.D, University of Southern CaliforniaProfessor**

Research Interests: Application of Combinatorial Techniques to problems of Digital Communications, Cryptography and Computer security, Coding and Informational Theory.

**Ph.D, Carnegie-Mellon UniversityProfessor Emeritus**

Research Interests: Finite Elements, Orbit Predictions, Parallel Computing.

**Ph.D, Princeton UniversityDistinguished Professor Emeritus**

Research Interests: Game Theory, Terrorism and Low-intensity Conflict, Voting, Economic Equilibrium.

**Ph.D, University of ColoradoProfessor**

Research Interests: Graph Theory, Network Design and Optimization, Heuristic Algorithms in Combinatorial Optimization.

# Applied Mathematics Staff

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