Prospective Applied & Computational Mathematics Students

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  1. Thinking of a Career in Applied Mathematics?
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  3. Explore different Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites
  4. Join the BIG Math Network
  5. Join the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
  6. Join the Women in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing (WINASc)
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PhD Students

  1. Sebastián Naranjo Álvarez, Current

    1. OSU NRT Graduate Trainee in Risk and Uncertainty Quantification in the Marine Sciences . Fully funded NSF fellowship in AY 2017-2018.
    2. Completed two summer internships at Los Alamos National Laboratory with advisor Vitaliy Gyrya in the Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics group, funded by the NSF NRT program on Oregon State campus and an INTERN supplement to Professor Bokil's NSF grant..
    Publications:
    1. The virtual element method for resistive magnetohydrodynamics .

  2. Brady Bowen, Current

    1. Completed a collaborative visit to Rennes France to work with Professor Frederic Hamelin of Agrocampus Ouest. This visit was funded by Professor Bokil's Thomas Jefferson Grant.
    2. Attended the conference BioHasard and gave a talk. This visit was funded by Professor Bokil's Thomas Jefferson Grant.
    3. Attended the conference CMPD5 and gave a talk. This visit was funded by Professor Bokil's Thomas Jefferson Grant.

  3. Puttha Sakkaplangkul, PhD Spring 2017
    Thesis Title: Multiscale Methods and Energy Stable Discretizations for Maxwell’s Equations in Linear and Nonlinear Materials

    Current Job : Lecturer, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand.
    First Job: Postdoctoral Fellow, Michigan State University

    Publications:

    1. Puttha Sakkaplangkul, V. A. Bokil, and Camille Carvalho, A Fully Fourth Order Accurate Energy Stable Finite Difference Method for Maxwell’s Equations in Metamaterials, accepted, IEEE Journal on Multiscale and Multiphysics Computational Techniques, 2019.

    2. Yan Jiang, Puttha Sakkaplangkul, V. A. Bokil, Yingda Cheng and Fengyan Li, Dispersion Analysis of Finite Difference and Discontinuous Galerkin Schemes for Maxwell's Equations in Linear Lorentz Media Volume 394(1), Pages 100-135, Journal of Computational Physics, October 2019.

    3. V. A. Bokil, Y. Cheng, Y. Jiang, F. Li and P. Sakkaplangkul, High Spatial Order Energy Stable FDTD Methods for Maxwell's Equations in Nonlinear Optical Media in One Dimension, J. Ssientific Computing 2018.

    4. V. A. Bokil and P. Sakkaplangkul, Construction and Analysis of Weighted Sequential Splitting FDTD Methods for the 3D Maxwell's Equations , International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling, 2018.

  4. Duncan McGregor, PhD Spring 2016, (co-advised with Nathan Gibson)
    Thesis Title: Compatible Discretizations for Maxwell's Equations with General Constitutive Laws

    Current Job: Staff Member, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM

    Publications:

    1. V. A. Bokil, V. Gyrya and D. A. McGregor, A Dispersion Minimized Mimetic Method for Cold Plasma , Proceedings ECCOMAS 2016.

    2. V. A. Bokil, N. L. Gibson, D. A. McGregor and C. R. Woodside, Toward Estimating Current Densities in Magnetohydrodynamic Generators , CCP 2014 Proceedings, Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS), published by the IOP, to appear 2015.

    3. V. A. Bokil , N. L. Gibson, V. Gyrya and D. A. McGregor, Dispersion Reducing Methods for Edge Discretizations of the Vector Wave Equation , To appear, J. Comp. Phys., 2015.

  5. Carrie Manore, PhD Spring 2011
    Thesis Title: Non-spatial and spatial models for multi-host pathogen spread in competing species: applications to barley yellow dwarf virus and rinderpest

    Current Job: Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
    Past Job: NSF SEES Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Center for Computational Science, Tulane University.

    Awards:

    • Oregon State University Winner of the 2012 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award
    • 2012 Lee Segel Prize for Best Student Paper

    Publications:

    1. S. M. Moore, C. A. Manore, V. A. Bokil, E. T. Borer and P. R. Hosseini, Spatiotemporal Model of Barley and Cereal Yellow Dwarf Virus Transmission Dynamics with Seasonality and Plant Competition, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 73(11), 2707-2730, 2011. Winner of the 2012 Lee Segel Prize
    2. V. A. Bokil and C. A. Manore, Linking Population Dynamics and Disease Models for Multi-Host Pathogen Systems: Implications for Pathogen and Species Invasion, To appear: Special Issue on Modelling in Infectious Diseases, J. Biol. Sys., 2014.

    3. Frank M. Hilker, Linda J. S. Allen, Vrushali A. Bokil, Cheryl J. Briggs, Zhilan Feng, Karen A. Garrett, Louis J. Gross, Frederic M. Hamelin, Michael J. Jeger, Carrie A. Manore, Alison G. Power, Margaret G. Redinbaugh, Megan A. Rua, and Nik J. Cunniffe. Modelling virus coinfection to inform management of maize lethal necrosis in Kenya. published online, Phytopatholoy, 2017.
    4. Frederic Hamelin, Linda J. S. Allen, Vrushali A. Bokil, Louis J. Gross, Frank Hilker, Michael J. Jeger, Carrie A. Manore, Alison G. Power, Megan A. Rua, and Nik J. Cunniffe. Coinfections by non-interacting pathogens are not independent and require new tests of interaction, accepted, PLOS Biol., 2019.

    MS Students

    1. Noah Langlie, MS Expected Summer 2020

      1. MS Research: Electromagnetic Modeling, Analysis and Computation in Nonlinear Optics: The Kerr and Duffing Models.
      2. BS in Mathematics and Physics, Spring 2019.
      3. NSF Funded REU: Electromagnetic Modeling in Nonlinear Optics
    2. Ali (Ruby) Chick, MS Expected Summer 2020

      1. Research: Multi-Scale Computational Modeling of Endocrine Disorders.
      2. NSF NRT Graduate Trainee in Risk and Uncertainty Quantification
        Read about Ali's NRT research on A Systems-based Understanding of Microplastic Impacts on Ecological and Human Health, as well as an IMPACT article on Ali's participation in the NRT program
    3. Sandeep Koranne, MS 2019

    4. Moayad Odeh, MS 2019

    5. Sebastian Naranjos, MS 2019
    6. Brady Bowen, MS 2019.
    7. Duncan McGregor, MS Spring 2013

    8. Noufe Aljahdaly, MS Fall 2012
      Paper Title: The Immersed Interface Method for Elliptic and Parabolic Problems with Discontinuous Coefficients

    9. Olivia Keefer, MS 2012
      Thesis Title: Operator splitting methods for Maxwell's equations in dispersive media

      Publications : V. A. Bokil, O. A. Keefer and A. C-Y. Leung, Operator Splitting Methods for Maxwell's Equations in Dispersive Media with Orientational Polarization, 263C (2014), pp. 160-188, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 2014.

    10. Anna Kirk, MS, 2011
      Thesis Title: The implicit derivative matching technique for Maxwell's equations in complex heterogeneous media

    11. Scott Henderson, MS 2009
      Thesis Title: Analysis of fourth order numerical methods for the simulation of electromagnetic waves in dispersive media

    Undergraduate Students

    1. Michael Kupperman, BS 2020, MS 2021 (expected)
    2. Sara Tro: Honors Student in Mathematics, Expected Graduation: Spring 2019

    3. Noah Langlie : Undergraduate Student in Mathematics and Physics, Expected Graduation: Spring 2019
      1. Funded by an NSF REU supplement in SUmmer 2018 to work on Kerr and Raman Models in nonlinear optics.

    4. Isaac Stallcup : Honors Student in Mathematics, Graduated Winter 2018

    5. Margaret-Rose Leung:
      1. NSF GRFP 2012
      2. URISC award 2010-11. Project Title: An Analysis of the Coexistence of Three Competing Species with a Shared Pathogen
      3. Honors Thesis 2012 A Vector-Host Model For Coinfection by Barley/Cereal Yellow Dwarf Viruses

    6. Robin Leung , BS Mathematics, Spring 2011
      1. Publications : V. A. Bokil, O. A. Keefer and A. C-Y. Leung,
        Operator Splitting Methods for Maxwell's Equations in Dispersive Media with Orientational Polarization,
        263C (2014), pp. 160-188, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 2014.

      2. A Sequential Operator Splitting Method for Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in Dispersive Media
        NSF-REU Summer 2010
        Undergraduate Thesis. Spring 2011

    7. Maarika Teose , Honors and Mathematics, BS 2008
      Thesis Title: The Effect of Temperature on the Survival of Chinook Eggs and Fry
      Jointly co-advised with Professor Edward Waymire.
      Maarika is now a PhD student at the Center for Applied Mathematics at Cornell University.

    8. Samuel Potter , Mathematics, BS 2008, University of Minnesota-Morris
      UROP project, Jointly Co-advised with Professor Peh Ng of the University of Minnesota-Morris.
      Samuel is now a PhD student in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences department at Princeton University.