New AM Faculty: Michael Weinstein

Michael I. Weinstein Joins Columbia University as a New Professor of Applied Mathematics

Michael I. Weinstein is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at Columbia University and is also affiliated with the Mathematical Sciences Research Center at Bell Laboratories - Lucent Technologies.

Professor Weinstein’s research is in the fields of nonlinear partial differential equations, analysis and dynamical systems and their application to complex wave phenomena in nonlinear, inhomogeneous and random media. The techniques developed find wide application to problems in nonlinear optics of communication systems and optical devices, quantum physics and fluid dynamics.

Weinstein completed his undergraduate work (B.A. summa cum laude) at Union College in 1977. In 1982 he received his Ph.D. from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. He was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University and then Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University before joining the faculty of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Associate Professor (1988-1993) and Professor of Mathematics (1993-2000). From 1998 to 2003 he was a member of the Fundamental Mathematics Research Department at Bell Laboratories - Lucent Technologies, and returned to academia in January of 2004 as Professor of Applied Mathematics at Columbia.

Weinstein has also been a visiting Professor at The Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and The University of Paris. He was an invited speaker at the US National Academy of Sciences 2001 Frontiers in Science Symposium, an organizer of the US National Academy’s First Middle Eastern Frontiers in Science Symposium in Istanbul, 2003, as well as a plenary speaker at the 2004 SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves.

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