Applied Mathematics Faculty

Applied Mathematics FacultyGuillaume Bal
applied mathematics, partial differential equations with random coefficients, theory of inverse problems

Daniel Bienstock
applied mathematics, methodology and high-performance implementation of optimization algorithms, applications of optimization: preventing national-scale blackouts, emergency management, approximate solution of massively large optimization problems, higher-dimensional reformulation techniques for integer programming, robust optimization

Mark Cane
climate dynamics; impacts of climate on society; climate forecasting; physical oceanography; geophysical fluid dynamics; computational fluid dynamics

Qiang Du
numerical analysis, mathematical modeling and scientific computation with selected applications in physical, biological, materials, data and information sciences

Eitan Grinspun
computer graphics and scientific computing, computational mechanics, mathematical foundations of graphics, discrete differential geometry, computer science

Pierre-David Letourneau
applied mathematics, mathematical physics, multiple scattering, waves in inhomogeneous and random media, computational wave propagation, numerical analysis.

Kyle Mandli
computational and analytical aspects of geophysical problems dealing with shallow mass; development of adaptive mesh refinement strategies for geophysics; design and implementation of wave propagation software

Lorenzo Polvani
atmospheric and climate dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, numerical methods for weather and climate modeling, planetary atmospheres

Chris Scholz
experimental and theoretical rock mechanics, especially friction, fracture, hydraulic transport properties, nonlinear systems, mechanics of earthquakes and faulting

Tiffany Shaw
atmospheric & climate dynamics, Hamiltonian geophysical fluid dynamics, wave-mean flow interaction, transport and mixing

Adam Sobel
atmospheric science, geophysical fluid dynamics, tropical meteorology, climate dynamics

Marc Spiegelman
coupled fluid/solid mechanics, reactive fluid flow, solid earth & magma dynamics, scientific computation/modeling

Michael Tippett
predictability and variability of the climate system, with emphasis on the application of statistical methods to data from observations and numerical models

Michael Weinstein
applied mathematics, partial differential equations and analysis, waves in nonlinear, inhomogeneous and random media; dynamical systems; multi-scale phenomena, applications to nonlinear optics, mathematical physics; fluid dynamics; geosciences

Chris Wiggins
applied mathematics, mathematical biology, biopolymer dynamics, soft condensed matter, genetic networks & network inference, machine learning

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