When I'm not studying, talking, or teaching mathematics, I enjoy riding and racing my mountain bike, hiking and backpacking, surfing, and nordic and alpine skiing, reading, writing, travel, and spending time with my family. I am also a connoisseur of coffee, beer, and country/rock/folk/pop/rap music. For more on my non-mathematical, and more recently my mathematical, interests have a look at my blog Adventures of a Math Geek.
Teaching
Math 440, Numerical Analysis Math 445, Statistical, Dynamical, and Computational Modeling
Research Interests
My research is currently focused on applications of computational statistics and computational mathematics to inverse problems, with applications mainly in imaging, but also in data assimilation. I've also done some work in theoretical inverse problems, adaptive optics, computational electromagnetics, and remote sensing. For a listing of my publications, check out my publications web page.
Graduate Students
Marylesa Howard (PhD, 2013; MS, 2009). Marylesa's thesis is titled, "Computational Methods
for Support Vector Machine Classification and Large-Scale Kalman Filtering." She was supported by
a Montana NSF-EPSCoR PhD fellowship during the 2008-10 academic years. She now works
at National Security Technologies, LLC in Las Vegas, Nevada.
John Goldes finished (PhD, 2010; MS, 2007). John's thesis is titled,
"Regularization parameter selection methods for Ill-Posed Poisson
Imaging Problems". John now practices accounting and works as a statistical
consultant in Missoula.
N'djekornom Dara Laobeul (PhD, 2008). Dara's thesis is titled, "Regularization
Methods for Ill-Posed Poisson Imaging Problems". Dara is an adjunct instructor
here at the UM Math Department.
Kira Heater (MS, 2005). Kira is now an
instructor at Laramie County Community
College. She did a final
project with me titled "The FDTD Method: Computation and Analysis".
MATLAB code
For a selection of MATLAB codes related to my research, roughly up through 2010, click here.