When I'm not studying, talking, or teaching mathematics, I enjoy riding and racing my bike; hiking, peak bagging (see my peakbagger.com ascent list) and backpacking in Montana wilderness; nordic and alpine skiing; as well as reading, writing, travel, and spending time with my family. I am also a connoisseur of coffee, beer, and music. For more on my non-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
Kevin Joyce (PhD, exp. 2016). Kevin's dissertation work is focused in computational imaging and uncertainty quantification. He has been supported by a research assistantship since the fall of 2013 through grants that I have received from the Department of Energy via National Securities Technologies, LLC (NSTec). He has also had internships at NSTec in Las Vegas during the summers of 2013 and 2015.
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.