Applied Mathematics at the University of Nevada Reno

Applied Mathematics Faculty

NAME: Chaitan GUPTA
PH.D.: University of Rochester, 1967
RESEARCH AREA: Differential equations, non-linear analysis (applied math)
Emeritus Foundation Professor Chaitan Gupta continued his highly influential and productive research in ordinary differential equations with many coauthors from all over the world. He is in great demand as a referee for papers in the area of multi-point boundary value problems because of his seminal work on multi-point non-linear boundary value problems. He received a Foster Fellowship at the Department of State for 1999-2001. He is also a leader in web based math instruction, homework, quiz, and testing for the department. Although Professor Gupta has retired, he remains active in research and considers himself a potential thesis adviser for UNR math students.

NAME: Satoko KURITA
PH.D.: University of Wyoming, 2002
RESEARCH AREA: Stochastic modeling, flow through porous media (applied math)
Lecturer Satoko Kurita works on stochastic differential equations, numerical analysis, flow in porous media and bioremediation.

NAME: Jeff MORTENSEN
PH.D.: UC Davis, 1993
RESEARCH AREA: Analysis, differential equations (applied math)
Lecturer Jeff Mortensen is working on extending vector calculus results to the fractional calculus setting. He has also worked on fractional differential equations, specifically the fractional advection dispersion equation. He also works on other aspects of partial differential equations (PDEs), such as nonlinear PDEs and the Boussinesq equation.

NAME: Eric OLSON
PH.D.: Indiana University, 1999
RESEARCH AREA: Navier Stokes equations, dynamical systems, turbulence modeling (applied math)
Associate Professor Eric Olson is doing research in the areas of turbulence, Navier-Stokes equations, global attractors, continuous data assimilation and in-situ bioremediation of contaminated soil. He is the founder of the department's 42 processor Beowulf computing cluster which will be essential in his NSF EPSCOR grant from Advanced Computing in the Environmental Sciences program with UNR postdoc Satoko Kurita.

NAME: Mark PINSKY
PH.D.: Dnepropetrovsk University, Ukraine, 1975 (applied mathematics and mechanics)
RESEARCH AREA: Nonlinear dynamics, control systems, partial differential equations (applied math)
Professor Mark Pinsky lists his research areas as follows: Modeling, simulation, control, estimation and of nonlinear systems. Multicsale computing. Asymptotic and numerical techniques. Stability analysis and control of partially uncertain dynamical systems.  Robust control of bifurcation and chaos phenomena. Robust, impulsive and observation control of nonlinear systems. Robust estimation and forecast of partly uncertain nonlinear systems.

NAME: Thomas QUINT
PH.D.: Stanford University, 1987 (operations research)
RESEARCH AREA: Game theory, graph theory (applied math)
Professor Thomas Quint is an internationally known game theorist, currently working on problems in the theory of matching games, indices of power, and the theory of money. He spent his last sabbatical visiting the Cowles Foundation at Yale University, and gave an invited plenary talk during the Summer Festival of Game Theory in 2003. His paper "The Shapley-Scarf Economy -- the Case of Multiple Types of Indivisible Good" (jointly authored with H. Konishi and J. Wako) was the fourth most requested paper from the Journal of Mathematical Economics in 2001. Professor Quint has also jointly authored several papers in graph theory.

NAME: Pavel SOLIN
PH.D.: Charles University, 1999 (mathematical modeling and computational mathematics)
RESEARCH AREA: Adaptive higher-order computational methods (applied math)
Associate Professor Pavel Solin has published two books, published 46 refereed papers, given 35 invited talks, supervised one Ph.D. thesis and 5 masters theses. He is currently supervising 6 graduate students. His group is developing novel computational methods for evolutionary multiphysics PDE problems, and disseminating them among engineers and practitioners via numerous collaborations. Their flagship open source projects are Hermes (1D, 2D, 3D) and FEMhub. Dr Solin organizes two series of international conferences: European Seminar on Coupled Problems (ESCO) in Europe and Finite Element Methods in Engineering and Science (FEMTEC) in the U.S.

NAME: Aleksey TELYAKOVSKIY
PH.D.: University of Wyoming, 2002
RESEARCH AREA: Numerical methods, differential equations (applied math)
Associate Professor Aleksey Telyakovskiy is working in the areas of applied mathematics and numerical analysis. His research is related to the development of numerical methods in petroleum reservoir modeling and groundwater flow modeling, the construction of approximate solutions to nonlinear diffusion equations appearing in groundwater flow modeling and the analysis of their asymptotic behavior. He is PI on an NSF project titled `New approaches to the analytical solution of variable density flows'. To work on this grant, he spent an academic year visiting the Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences at UNR. There, he has studied salt-water intrusion in coastal aquifers. He gave multiple seminars and conference presentations. He supervised two funded undergraduate research projects, one master student and was co-advisor of a postdoctoral researcher.


Last Updated: Sat Mar 15 10:59:25 PDT 2014