Vincent Quenneville-Bélair

Chu Assistant Professor

Applied Mathematics
(office) 287E Engineering Terrace
(mail) 200 S.W. Mudd
Mail Code: 4701
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-851-7678


Research Interests

Numerical analysis, scientific computation, and finite elements, with applications to physics and wave propagation.


PhD. Applied Mathematics (2015) University of Minnesota
MCS. Computer Science (2014) University of Minnesota
BSc. Mathematics and Physics (2008) McGill University


Vincent Quenneville-Bélair is the Chu Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Minnesota where he developed and analyzed finite element methods with a focus on gravitational wave propagation using the finite element exterior calculus framework. His research interests are in numerical analysis, and scientific computation with applications to physics and wave propagation.

Select Publications

Bernardo Cockburn and Vincent Quenneville-Bélair. Uniform-in-time superconvergence of the HDG methods for the acoustic wave equation. Mathematics of Computation, 83(285):65--85, 2014.

Alexandra Ortan, Vincent Q.-Bélair, Burt S. Tilley, and Jessica Townsend. On Taylor dispersion effects for transient solutions in geothermal heating systems. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 52(21-22):5072-5080, 2009.

Vincent Q.-Bélair. On primes in arithmetic progressions. McGill Undergraduate Mathematics Magazine (MUMM), 2:7-9, 2008.

Vincent Q.-Bélair. Once upon a time in a p-adic approximation lattice. MUMM, 2:41-43, 2008.

Alexandra Ortan and Vincent Q.-Bélair. Optimizing efficiency of a geothermal air conditioner. MUMM, 2:13-15, 2008.

Alexandra Ortan, Erin Prosk, and Vincent Q.-Bélair. The airplane seating problem. MUMM, 2:23-25, 2008.

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