Curriculum Vitae

Joseph D. Skufca

 

Contact Information:

 

Joseph D. Skufca

33 Pierrepont Ave.

Potsdam, NY  13676

 

Work Phone:  315-268-2399 

Home Phone:  315-261-4160

 

email:  mailto:jskufca@clarkson.edu

 

Affiliations:

 

(1)  Professor, Mathematics Department, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY.

(2)  Affiliated Faculty, Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE), Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY.

(3)  Faculty, Clarkson University Center for Rehabilitation Engineering Science and Techology (CREST), Potsdam, NY.

(4)  Faculty, Clarkson University Institutes for a Sustainable Environment, Potsdam, NY.

(5)  Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematicians (SIAM)

(6)  SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems

(7)  Mathematical Association of America

(8)  International Society for Posture and Gait Research

 

 

Education:

 

PhD in Applied Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2005.

MS in Applied Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2002.

BS in English, United States Naval Academy, 1985 (with distinction).

 

 

Selected Work History:

 

 

2014-Pres,       Professor, Mathematics Department, Clarkson University

[Additional positions: Faculty, Clarkson Center for Rehabilitation Engineering Science and Techology (2006-pres); Faculty, Clarkson Institutes for a Sustainable  Environment (2009-pres)]

 

2010-2014,      Associate Professor, Mathematics Department, Clarkson University

 

2005-2010,      Assistant Professor, Mathematics Department, Clarkson University

1985-2005,      Submarine Warfare Officer in the United States Navy

 

2003-2005       All-Source Analyst, Defense Intelligence Agency.  Provided technical direction to establish a Modeling and Simulation capability to address analysis of complex interconnected networks, to include both behavioral modeling and data-mining tools.

 

2003-2005       Research Fellow, United States Naval Academy

 

1998-2003,      Instructor, Mathematics Department, United States Naval Academy. 

  • Calculus I,II, and III, Calculus with Computers, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Mathematics for Nuclear Power, Introduction to Computational Science and Engineering.
  • Member of organizing committee to establish a Computational Science and Engineering program.

 

1996-1998,      Requirements Officer, Office of Chief of Naval Operations.  Responsible for a scientific research and development program to enhance the understanding of the fundamental physics issues affecting submarine detection.

 

1990-1992,       Officer and Instructor, US Naval Academy.  In addition to supervision of over 120 midshipmen, taught both Calculus I and Calculus II.

 

1986-1987,      Instructor, Nuclear Propulsion Training Unit, Idaho Falls, Idaho

 

 

Research Interests:

 

My dissertation research focused on application of algorithms for numerical exploration of unstable invariant sets to low dimensional systems.  In particular, the effort was focused on transient chaos within finite dimensional Galerkin models of planar Couette flow, with a goal of increasing the understanding of the onset of turbulence within these systems.  Current research has broadened to a number of interdisciplinary areas.  Common threads that hold this work together include:

  • Applications of dynamical systems to problems in the life sciences, working on diverse problems in epidemiology, postural control, information theoretic approaches to health monitoring, ecology, psychology, and decision science.
  • Analysis of complex systems, where we specifically study relevant problems that require a description via dynamic networks, but also seek to develop methods and tools for efficiently modeling and studying such systems.
  • Uncertainty modeling, with focus on how stochastic processes may affect system dynamics, along with information theoretic approaches to quantifying the effects of uncertainty.
  • Applied Modeling.  Application of modeling development and analysis across spectrums of interdisciplinary problems, where broad understanding of physics, engineering, and science are required to model system dynamics.
  • Data Driven Analysis.  Research applications focused on datamining, geospatial data analysis, biometrics, and pattern analysis, to include algorithm development.

 

 

Publications:

 

            Journals and Peer Reviewed Publications

 

Huddy, S., and J. Skufca. "Amplitude death solutions for stabilization of dc microgrids with instantaneous constant-power loads," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics,  Vol 28:1, 247-253, (2013).

 

Jiongxuan Zheng, Joseph D. Skufca, Erik. M. Bollt, "The Bundle plot: Evolution of symbolic space under the system parameter changes, " International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, Vol23:8,  (2013).

 

Zheng, Jiongxuan, Joseph D. Skufca, and Erik M. Bollt. "Comparing dynamical systems by a graph matching method." Physica D Nonlinear Phenomena 255 (2013): 12-21.

 

Jiongxuan Zheng, Joe Skufka, Erik Bollt, " Heart Rate Variability as Determinism with Jump Stochastic Parameters," Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 10:4 1259-1264 (2013).

 

Parshad, R. D., McGregor, S. J., Busa, M. A., Skufca, J., & Bollt, E.  A statistical approach to the use of Control Entropy identifies differences in constraints of gait in highly trained versus untrained runners. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, Vol 9:1 (2012)

 

Parshad, R. D., Zheng, J., Bollt, E., & Skufca, J. D. Mostly Conjugacy of Stochastically Perturbed Dynamical Systems. Int. J. Contemp. Math. Sciences, 7(9), 395-412 (2012).

 

Joseph D. Skufca, Erik M. Bollt, Rakesh Pilkar, Charles J. Robinson, "Eigenposes: Using Principal Components to Describe Body Configuration for Analysis of Postural Control Dynamics.," Submitted to WCCI 2010 - IEEE World Congress on Compuational Intelligence Barcelona, Spain (2010).

 

Zheng, Jiongxuan, Joseph D. Skufca, and Erik M. Bollt. "Regularity of Commuter Functions for Homemorphic Defect Measure in Dynamical Systems Model Comparison," DCDIS-A, 18 363-382, (2011).

 

Skufca, J. D., Fowler, K. R.,  An Interdisciplinary Roller Coaster Design Project for Pre-Calculus, NYS Mathematics Teachers' Journal, 60(3), 2010.

 

Viprali Bhatkar, Joseph D. Skufca, et al., “Categorizing and comparing psychophysical detection strategies based on biomechanical responses to short postural perturbations,” BioMedical Engineering OnLine, Vol 9:58 (2010).

 

 

Erik M. Bollt, Joseph D. Skufca, "On comparing dynamical systems by defective conjugacy: A symbolic dynamics interpretation of commuter functions," Physica D , 239:10, 579-590 (2010).

 

Erik M. Bollt, Joseph D. Skufca, Stephen J McGregor, "Control Entropy: A Complexity Measure for Nonstationary Signals," Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 6 1 1-25 (2009).

 

Stephen J. McGregor, Michael A. Busa, Joseph Skufca, James A. Yaggie, Erik M. Bollt "Control Entropy identifies differential changes in complexity of walking and running gait patterns with increasing speed in highly trained runners," CHAOS 19, 026109 (2009).

 

Jie Sun, James P. Bagrow, Erik M. Bollt, and Joesph D. Skufca, "Dynamic Computation of Network Statistics via Updating Schema ," Phys. Rev. E 79, 036116 (2009).

 

Joseph D. Skufca, Erik M. Bollt, "A Concept of Homeomorphic Defect for Defining Mostly Conjugate Dynamical Systems," Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 18 013118 (2008).

 

Joseph D. Skufca, Erik M Bollt, "Relaxing Conjugacy To Fit Modelling in Dynamical Systems," Virtual J. of Biological Physics, 14 5 (2007).

 

R. J. Schilling, E. M. Bollt, G. D. Fulk, J. D. Skufca, A. F. Al-Ajlouni, R. Robinson, and C. J. Robinson, "A Quiet Standing Index for Testing the Postural Sway of Healthy and Diabetic Adults Across a Range of Ages," to appear IEEE Trans. on BME.

 

Joseph D Skufca, Erik M Bollt, "Relaxing Conjugacy To Fit Modelling in Dynamical Systems," Physical Review E, 76 026220 (2007).

 

James P. Bagrow, Erik M. Bollt, Joseph D. Skufca, and Daniel ben-Avraham, "Portraits of Complex Networks,"  Euro Physics Letters, EPL 81 68004 (2007).

 

Maurizio M. Porfiri, Daniel J. Stilwell, Erik M. Bollt, Joseph D. Skufca, "Stochastic synchronization over a moving neighborhood network," Proceedings of the IEEE 2007 American Control Conference, July (2007).

 

Maurizio Porfiri, Dan Stilwell, Erik M. Bollt, Joseph D. Skufca, "Random Talk: Random Walk and Synchronizability in a Moving Neighborhood Network," Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, vol:224;1-2, p102-113 (2006).

 

J. D. Skufca, James A. Yorke, B. Eckhardt, "Edge of Chaos in a Parallel Shear Flow," Physical Review Letters, vol 96;17 (2006).

 

K. R. Gue, R. M. Meller, J. D. Skufca, "The Effects of In-the-Aisle Congestion on Picking Policies for an Order Fulfillment Center,"  IEE Transactions, vol 38; 10 (2006).

 

J. D. Skufca, "k-workers in a Circular Warehouse – A random walk on a circle, without passing," SIAM Review, vol 47;2  (2005).

 

J. D. Skufca, "Analysis Still Matters: A Surprising Failure of Runge-Kutta-Felberg ODE Solvers," SIAM Review, vol 46; 4 (2004).

 

J. D. Skufca, E. M. Bollt, "Communication and Synchronization in Disconnected Networks with Dynamic Topology – Moving Neighborhood Networks," Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, vol 1; 2 (2004).

 

J. D. Skufca, E. M. Bollt, "Feedback control with finite accuracy: more knowledge and better control for free," Physica D, vol 179, (2003).

 

 

 

            Technical Reports and Conference Proceedings (Not Peer Reviewed)

 

J. Skufca, T. Deshane, P Wilbur, M Fowler, Mission Assurance through Defensive Characterization, Air Force Research Lab, (2012).

 

J. Skufca, “Multiple logistic regression to define provider/subscriber relationships,” draft technical report, Defense Intelligence Agency, (2008).

 

J. Skufca, “Outline of Bulk Load Procedures,” draft technical report, Defense Intelligence Agency, (2007).

 

J. Skufca, “An application of weighted Voronoi diagrams,” draft technical report, Defense Intelligence Agency, (2007).

 

J. Skufca, “Data Fusion in a network context,” draft technical report, Defense Intelligence Agency, (2007).

 

J. Skufca, “Data Fusion in a network context, a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP),” draft technical report, Defense Intelligence Agency, (2007).

 

V. Bhatkar, R. Pilkar, J.D.  Skufca, C. Storey , C. Robinson,  “Time-Series-Bitmap Based Approach to Analyze Human Postural Control and Movement Detection Strategies during Small Anterior Perturbations,” ASEE St. Lawrence Section conference, USA, (2006).

 

J. Skufca, “Explaining the need for research in geospatial data mining,” draft technical report, Defense Intelligence Agency, (2006).

 

J. Skufca, “Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and dimention less than fifty,” draft technical report, Defense Intelligence Agency, (2007).

 

Book Articles

 

"Markov Partitions" (coauthored with E. M. Bollt) in Encyclopedia of Nonlinear Science (in press), Paul Sutcliffe, Routledge, 2004.

 

            Other Contributed Scholarly Work

 

Joseph D. Skufca, Why Do Math – Cochlear Implants, on SIAM educational website.

 

 

            In Review

 

Erik M. Bollt, Joseph D. Skufca, "A Low-Dimensipnal Principal Manifold as the ‘attractor backbone’ of a Chaotic Beam System, " submitted to SIAM Journal of Dynamical Systems (SIADS), 2013.

 

Erik M. Bollt, and Joseph D. Skufca, "An Attractor Partition Described as Joined Manifolds for a Chaotic Beam System, " submitted to Physica D,( 2013).

 

Amanda Sherman, Tom Langen, Joseph Skufca, Andreas Wilke, “The influence of past and present living environments: Are current risk assessments shaped by the dangers of our childhood environment?” submitted to Evolutionary Psychology (2013).

 

 

Talks:

 

Optimal Sampling with Costs, presented to SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson REU, July 2013.

 

Play with your Food and Learn, presented to SOAR, Potsdam, NY,  April, 2013.

 

Visualizing “Close” in high-dimensional datasets: MDS and the Bi-fold algorithm, Clarkson Math Colloquium, April, 2013.

 

Play with your Food and Learn, presented to Science Café, Potsdam, NY and Canton NY, November, 2012.

 

Reduced order modeling of beam dynamics, presented at MIT, Oct 2012.

 

A Vertically Integrated Model for a Mathematics Capstone, Boston Mass, Joint Math Meeting, Jan 2012

 

Datamining the St. Lawrence River, presented at BioMath Seminar, Potsdam NY, Nov 2011.

 

Effect of Human Motion on Dynamic Contact Networks, Snowbird, Utah, SIAM Conference on Dynamical Systems, May 2011

 

Mission Assurance through Integrated Modeling, presented Rome NY, Principle Investigators conference, AFRL, April 2011

 

ITiMBReaC: Interdisciplinary Training in Mathematical and Biological Research at Clarkson, presented at St. Lawrence Section of American Society for Engineering Education Conference, March 2011.

 

Defensive Posture Characterization, to Cybersecurity Symposium, Dartmouth, Spring 2010.

There and Back Again: The effect of travel networks on disease dynamics,  to SIAM Internation Conference on Life Scienes, Pittsburgh, July 2010. 

 

Deterministic Nonperiodic Flow, at Science Café, November 2009.

 

Principal Component Analysis of Body Configuration for Postural Control Modeling, Presented At University of Torino, Torino, Italy, June 2009.

 

Eigenposes: Using Principal Components To Describe Body Configuration For Postural

Control Analysis, Presented at International  Society for Posture and Gait Research 19th   International Conference (ISPGR 2009), Pavia, Italy, June 2009 (poster).

 

Eigenfeet And Archetypes - Principal Analysis And Partitions Of Foot Pressure Data, Presented at International  Society for Posture and Gait Research 19th   International Conference (ISPGR 2009), Pavia, Italy, June 2009 (poster).

 

Adaptive Response to the Spread of Epidemics Using Dynamic Social Networks, Presented at SIAM International Conference on Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, Utah, May 2009.

 

Application of Evidence Theory to Network Fusion, to Clarkson Math Colloquium, Apr 2009.

 

Writing Grant Proposals, to Student Applied Math Seminar, Spring 2009.

 

Available behaviors for synchronized systems with communication delay, Presented at Clarkson University, Sep 2008.

 

What Can You Chant at Lane Stadium - Synchronization on Networks with Delay, Presented at International Conference on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS08), Blacksburg, Va, July 2008. (Awarded prize for best title in session.)

 

Epidemics on adaptive networks, presented by Andrew Davis at Undergraduate Biomathematics Day, National Conference, Apr 2008.

 

Integrated Calculus and Physics Projects Based on Roller Coaster Design, presented by Katie Fowler, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, California, January 2008.

 

Tony Soprano and Singular Functions, Presented to Clarkson SIAM student chapter, Dec 2007.

 

Applications of Lebesgue Singular Functions to Dynamical Systems, Presented to SUNY Potsdam/Clarkson REU, July 2007.

 

Symbol Dynamics of ‘close’ dynamical systems, Presented at SIAM DS07, International Conference on Dynamical Systems, May 2007.

 

Tutorial – Using MAPLE to study ODEs in the classroom setting, presented to Clarkson University Chapter of Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), Jan 2007.

 

The Edge of Chaos in a parallel shear flow, Presented at University of Missouri, Fall 2006. 

 

Mostly Conjugate, Presented at University of Missouri, Fall 2006.

 

Boundary to Transient Turbulence in Plane Couette Flow – Presented at Math Department seminar and Mechanical Engineering Seminar (Clarkson University), March 2006.

 

The Edge of Chaos – Presented at SIAM Conference on Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, Utah, May 2005.

 

The Edge of Chaos – Presented at University of Maryland Applied Dynamics Seminar, April 2005.

 

Analysis of the chaotic saddle in a 9-dimensional model of plane Couette flow – Presented at The United States Naval Academy, January 2005, and Clarkson University, February 2005.

 

Chaos in Two Fluids, (joint talk with Dr. J. Yorke and John Harlin).  Presented at the Inaugural Burgers Symposium, University of Maryland, November 2004.

 

Random Walk on a Circle Without Passing and Application to Order Fulfillment Centers.  Presented at Clarkson University, April 2004.

 

A Review of the 1965 Lorenz paper on the 28-variable Model of the Atmosphere – Presented at University of Maryland, February, 2002, and at USNA in April, 2002.

 

Feedback Control with Finite Accuracy Measurements – Better control and Greater Knowledge, for free.  Presented at University of Maryland Applied Dynamics Seminar, Spring, 2001, and USNA Applied Math Seminar, Fall 2001.

 

Applicability of Undergraduate Mathematics within the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program.  Presented at USNA Mathematics Colloqium, Spring 2001.

 

 

 

Grants and Funding:

  • NSF: PI, “CITeR Support – Standoff Speaker Recognition: Effects of Recording Distance on Audio Quality,” $65k (2012-2013).
  • ONR: Investigator (E. Bollt – PI) “Reduced-order Representation for Design of a Manifold Learning Approach to Reduced-order Basis,” $226k, (2011-2015)
  • NSF: Investigator (S. Schuckers- PI), “REU Supplement to I/UCRC for Identification Technology”, $42k, (2011-2016).
  • WRI: Co-Investigator (with M. Twiss), “Two Dimensional River Model for Predicting Bacterial Contamination of Bathing Beaches in the St. Lawrence River, $20k, (2011-2012).
  • NSF: Co-Investigator (S. Schuckers, PI) “I/UCRC for Identification Technology Research,” $378k (2011-2016).
  • SLRREF:  Investigator (M. Twiss, PI), “Comparison of Plankton Dynamics in Nearshore and Main Channel Areas of the St. Lawrence River in Support of a Two-Dimensional Ecosystem Model of Plankton Community Development,” $20k (2011-2012).
  • DHS, Co-PI with S. Schuckers and J. Decoste, “Upstate NY Cyber Initiative: Creating Diverse STEM Workforce,” $100k, (2011-2012).
  • US Air Force: PI, “Achieving Mission Focused Security in Cyber-Physical Systems,”   $412K (2010-2011).
  • Central Intelligence Agency: co-PI with S. Schuckers, “Investigation of Human Heartbeat as Biometric,”   $240k (2010-2013)
  • National Science Foundation: co-PI with S. Schuckers and E. Sazonov, “CITeR I/UCRC Planning Grant” $13K, (2010-2011).
  • National Science Foundation: co-PI with J. Schulte, T. Langen S. Mondal, “UBM-Group: ITiMBReaC: Interdisciplinary Training in Mathematical and Biological Research at Clarkson,” $239K, (2009-2012).
  • National Science Foundation: PI, with Erik Bollt as co-PI, Applied Mathematics Division, DMS-0708083,  “Almost Conjugacy.” $380K, 2007-2010.
  • National Institutes of Health : co-PI, (PI is C. Robinson), R01 AG026553-01A2,  “Phase-Locked Postural Pertubation Psychophysical Models.” $1,280,000, 2007-2011.
  • Defense Intelligence Agency: PI, “Geospatial application of datamining methods,” $56K, 2006-2007.

 

Postdoctoral Researcher

 

Rana Parshad, Mostly Conjugacy, and Modeling, (2009-2010 ).

Eric McGregor, Thoracic Biometrics, (2011-2013).

 

Graduate Students

Ryan Huddy (MS – 2008, PhD 2013) Synchronization of systems of chaotic oscillators, with delay.

Scott Lalonde (MS – 2009) A Computational Approach to Measuring Homeomorphic Defect.

Kevin Matthews, Dynamic behavior in smart-grid market system

Jiongxuan Zheng (PhD -2013)

Mike Fowler (PhD – in Progress) Uncertainty Quantification in Radiography

Yazhen Jiang (PhD – in progress) Data visualization and embeddings.

Ye Li (PhD – In Progress) Disease transmission on time varying patch networks.

Andrew Davis (MIT)

 

 

Mentorship of Undergraduate Student Research Projects:

 

·          Diffusion Map with Time Varying Metric (Honors Thesis), Nick Marshall (2013).

·          Speaker Recognition at a Distance, Kerly Urbano, Kevin Cave (2013).

·          Modeling the Dynamics of Pogo Stick Motion, Peter Vaillencourt (2013).

·          Voting on Affiliation Networks, Kevin Gibson (2013).

·          Human Predication to Detect Patterns, Steven Minich (2012).

·          Effect of Plants on Phytoplankton Growth and Grazing, Samantha Longdaue, Dominique Powell, Joshua Kalar (2012).

·          Spatial Modeling of Ant Territory, Jessica Burl and Evan Tomkiewicz (2012).

·          Communication with Chaos: A Study of Digital Signal Propagation on a Network of Chaotic Oscillators, (Honors Thesis), Amanda Coons (2012).

·          Early environment and Life History Variables: Influencing Risk Perception and Behavior, Amanda Sherman and Steven Minich (2011)

·          Datamining Application in St Lawrence River Ecology, Nicholas Marshall, Anthony Harvey, Nicle Kinlock, Sara Loftus (2011).

·          Mathematically Modeling Risk Based Decision-Making in Jays and College Students, Brianna Christopherson, Marie Rogers, Michael Rolleston, Joshua Felch (2011)

·          Summer Research in Modeling, Ameerah Har-Hamden (2010)

·          Decision Making under Uncertainty,  Marie Rogers (2010)

·          Cellular Automata Model of Mussel Population Dynamics, Adrian St. Fort (2009)

·          The State of Postural Sway and its Relationship to Slip Detection, Ben Hrycik, Honors Thesis (2009)

·          Epidemics on adaptive networks, a moving neighborhood model, Andrew Davis and Taoufik Youbi (2008-2009)

·          Pendulum on a rolling wheel – a chaos toy,  Nevin G. Brackett-Rozinsky (2008)

·          Chaotic dynamics of rocking blocks as a model for postural control, Jacob Orsini (2008)

·          Prediction of movement detection threshold in postural control setting by datamining of health factors, Lou Disarno (2007)

·          Wavelet Based Optic Flow for Application to Sonar Imagery, Matthew Ahlert (2002-2003)

  • Concept Model of the Battle of Antietam as Strange Attractor, Joshua Taylor (1998-1999)
  • Senior Capstone Project Mentor (2000-2002)
    • Galileo’s Study of Fastest Descent on a Circle, Brad Geary, (2000).
    • TEAM Approach to Investing, Jonathan Macaskill (2001).
    • Which Tanks Empty Faster? Daniel Polese (2002).

 

 

Teaching Experience:

 

Development of New Courses: 

 

  • MA526 – Convex Optimization and Analysis. Convex sets, functions, and optimization problems. Basics of convex analysis. Least-squares, linear and quadratic programs, semidefinite programming, minimax and extremal volume problems. Optimality conditions, Lagrange multipliers and KKT conditions, duality theory, primal and dual decomposition theorems of alternative interior point methods. Possible applications to come from signal processing, physics, control theory, mechanical engineering, image processing, manifold learning. Other topics may include epigraphs, subdifferentials and cone convexity, and multiobjective optimization.   
  • MA368 – Mathematical Biology Seminar.  The objective of this course is to present recent advances in research that combines biological and mathematical analysis, and to describe opportunities for interdisciplinary summer research in biology and mathematics. Students will receive one credit for attending seminars (6 per semester), reading a journal article prior to each presentation, writing a short review of each seminar, and participating in discussions.
  • MA369 – Interdisciplinary Research in Biology and Mathematics. This course will provide introductory training in biological and mathematical research. Topics covered include enhancing interdisciplinary communication, understanding research principles and ethics, and developing student knowledge interests. Course meetings will include a variety of small-group discussions, student oral presentations, lectures, and readings of selected literature in mathematics and biology.
  • MA200 – Introduction to Modeling and Software (Clarkson University). This course provides an introduction to the use of mathematics in solving real-life problems. Additionally, the course will teach the basics skills required to use mathematical software (such as MATLAB and Maple and EXCEL) to understand and solve difficult application problems.
  • SM121N/SM122N – First Year Calculus with notebook PC (US Naval Academy).  Integration of computer based instruction and exercises along with introduction of programming within the context of standard first year calculus.  The course goal was to leverage the interactive visualization capability of computers within a small classroom (22 students) learning environment.
  • SM486 – Introduction to Computation Science and Engineering (US Naval Academy).  Part of a team based curriculum development and teaching modules, where course content was fundamentally structured around team project based multiweek problems.  Specific module development included modeling of kayak paddling using wave tank data and development of missile intercept control algorithms.
  • PNPS – Nuclear Power School Preparation (US Naval Academy) Integrated, team taught physics and mathematics review coursework to prepare graduating midshipmen for entry into the US Navy Nuclear Power School. 

 

Curriculum Development

  • Center for Computational Science and Engineering (US Naval Academy).  Assisted in the formation of a multidisciplinary center which supported both faculty research, undergraduate research and undergraduate education in the applied computation sciences. 
  • Computation Science and Engineering Track (US Naval Academy).  Assisted in development of a new computational science track within the IT major and an applied math track within the math major.

 

Courses Taught

 Year (sem)

Course

No.

Course Title

91-92 (F)

SM121

1

Calculus I – Differential Calculus

91-92 (S)

SM122

1

Calculus II – Integral Calculus

98-99 (F)

SM121A

2

Calculus I – Differential Calculus

98-99 (S)

SM122

3

Calculus II – Integral Calculus

99-00 (sum)

SM122R

1

Calculus II – Integral Calculus

99-00 (F)

SM223           

2

Calculus III – Multivariable Calculus with Optimization

99-00 (F)

SM122S

1

Calculus II – Integral Calculus (Honors)

99-00 (S)

SM221S

1

   Calculus III – Multivariable Calculus

with Vector Fields(Honors)

99-00 (S)

SM212

1

Differential Equations

00-01 (sum)

SM212           

1

Differential Equations

00-01 (F)

SM121           

1

Calculus I – Differential Calculus

00-01 (F)

SM121N

1

Calculus I – Differential Calculus (w/ notebook PC)

00-01 (S)

SM122           

1

Calculus II – Integral Calculus

00-01 (S)

SM122N

1

Calculus II – Integral Calculus (w/ notebook PC)

00-01 (S)

PNPS

1

Nuclear Power School Preparation

00-01 (S)

SM486B

1

Introduction to Computational Science and Engineering

01-02 (F)

SM121

3

Calculus I – Differential Calculus

01-02 (F)

SM486E

1

Introduction to Computational Science and Engineering

01-02 (S)

SM230

3

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

01-02 (S)

SM486E

1

Introduction to Computational Science and Engineering

02-03 (sum)

SM212

1

Differential Equations

02-03 (F)

SM161

2

Calculus I with Computer Programming

02-03 (F)

SM486E

1

Introduction to Computational Science and Engineering

02-03 (S)

SM162

1

Calculus II with Computer Programming

02-03 (S)

SM230

2

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

02-03 (S)

SM486E

1

Introduction to Computational Science and Engineering

05-06 (F)

MA330

1

Engineering Mathematics

05-06 (F)

MA377

1

Numerical Methods

05-06 (S)

MA363

1

Mathematical Modeling

05-06 (S)

MA406/706

1

Directed Study – Datamining and Time Series Analysis

06-07 (F)

MA131

1

Calculus I

06-07 (F)

MA330

1

Advanced Engineering Mathematics

06-07 (F/S)

MA406/706

1

Directed Study – Datamining postural control data

06-07(S)

MA132

2

Calculus II

07-08 (F)

MA131

2

Calculus I

07-08 (F/S)

MA406

1

Directed Study – Disease Dynamics, Modeling rocking block dynamics

07-08(F/S)

MA619

1

Dynamical Systems Seminar

07-08(F)

MA725

1

Applied Mathematics Student Seminar

07-08 (S)

MA363

1

Mathematical Modeling

08-09 (F)

MA131

1

Calculus I

08-09 (F)

MA330

1

Advanced Engineering Mathematics

08-09 (F/S)

MA406

1

Directed Study – Statistical Physics of Epidemiology

08-09 (F/S)

MA406

1

Directed Study – Disease Dynamics

08-09(F/S)

MA619

1

Dynamical Systems Seminar

08-09(F)

MA725

1

Applied Mathematics Student Seminar – Studies in Principle Component Analysis

 

 

 

 

08-09 (S)

MA200

1

Math Modeling and Software

08-09 (S)

MA377

1

Numerical Methods

08-09 (S)

MA402

1

Directed Study – Preparation for COMAP

08-09 (F)

MA405

1

Directed Study – Disease Dynamics

09-10 (F)

MA330

1

Advanced Engineering Mathematics

09-10 (F)

MA400

1

Undergraduate Seminar

09-10 (S)

MA200

1

Math Modeling and Software

09-10 (S)

MA405

1

Directed Study – Disease Dynamics

09-10 (S)

MA401

1

Directed Study – COMAP

09-10 (S)

MA431

1

Undergraduate Biomath Seminar

10-11 (F)

MA330

1

Advanced Engineering Mathematics

10-11 (F)

MA405

1

Directed Study – Decision-making under uncertainty

10-11 (S)

MA200

1

Math Modeling and Software

10-11 (S)

MA330

1

Advanced Engineering Mathematics

10-11 (S)

MA401

1

Directed Study – COMAP

10-11 (S)

MA431

1

Undergraduate Biomath Seminar

11-12(F)

MA132

2

Calculus II

11-12 (F)

MA400

1

Undergraduate Biomath Seminar

11-12 (F)

MA405

1

Directed Study – Datamining on Biology Problems

11-12 (F)

MA526

1

Convex Optimization

11-12 (S)

MA200

1

Math Modeling and Software

11-12 (S)

MA330

1

Advanced Engineering Mathematics

11-12 (S)

MA401

1

Directed Study – COMAP

11-12 (S)

MA405

1

Directed Study – Decision-making under uncertainty

11-12 (S)

MA431

1

Undergraduate Biomath Seminar

12-13(F)

MA132

1

Calculus II

12-13(F)

MA131

1

Calculus I

12-13(F)

MA330

1

Advanced Engineering Mathematics

12-13(F)

MA405

1

Directed Study – Dynamical Systems

12-13 (S)

MA200

1

Math Modeling and Software

12-13 (S)

MA330

1

Advanced Engineering Mathematics

12-13 (S)

MA363

1

Mathematical Modeling

12-13 (S)

MA401

1

Directed Study – COMAP

13-14 (F)

MA330

1

Advanced Engineering Mathematics

13-14 (F)

MA405

1

Directed Study – Nonlinear Dynamics

13-14 (F)

MA601

1

Topics – Stochastic Processes

 

 

 

 

 

Prizes and Awards:

 

            Academic

 

William P. Clements Award For Excellence in Education - 2001 (Awarded to the most outstanding military instructor at the United States Naval Academy.)

 

Outstanding New Teacher Award - 2007.  Selected among all junior faculty members as the most outstanding teacher at Clarkson University.

John W. Graham Junior Faculty Research Award – 2010.  Clarkson University award presented annually to “a faculty member showing promise in engineering, business, liberal arts, or scientific research.

Phi Kappa Phi, (member since 1984).

 

 

           

Military

 

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal

Navy Commendation Medal (3)

Navy Achievement Medal

Navy Unit Citation

Navy “E” Ribbon

Navy Expeditionary Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2)

Navy Pistol Expert

 

 

Service and Committee Work (Clarkson University)

 

  • Committee to Develop Strategic Plan for Institute for a Sustainable Environment, 2013.
  • Committee to Develop University Space Management Plan, 2012.
  • Reviewer, Clarkson University IT Strategic Plan, 2011.
  • Organizer, University BioRetreat, 2010.
  • Clarkson University, University Technology Advisory Committee, 2008- Pres.
  • Clarkson University, Mathematics Seminar Coordinator, 2007- Pres.
  • Clarkson University, Statistics Hiring Committee, 2007-2008
  • Clarkson University, Undergraduate Mathematics Committee, 2006- Pres.
  • Clarkson University, Co-coordinator for University COMAP teams (mathematical modeling competition),  2006- Pres.
  • Clarkson University, Undergraduate and Graduate Advisor 2005 – Pres.
  • Clarkson University Representative to New York State Geospatial Information Systems Clearinghouse, 2006-Pres.
  • Coordinated with First Year Advising Program to establish departmental reporting requirements to support advising program objectives.

 

Service and Committee Work while an Instructor (1998-2003):

 

  • Freshmen Academic Advisor (1999-2003)
  • General Science Major Advisor (1999-2001)
  • Formation committee for the Center for Computational Science and Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics Seminar Committee
  • Faculty Secretary and Treasurer for Phi Kappa Phi
  • Establishment of USNA Chaos Lab, a new computing facility dedicated to support of undergraduate and faculty research in nonlinear science.
  • Freshmen Math Major Open House committee.
  • Character Development Seminar Facilitator
  • Equal Opportunity Training Team Leader
  • Command Trainer for Prevention of Sexual Harassment
  • Dean’s Representative for committee to establish campus physical security plan

 

 

SIAM Service

 

  • Developed “Why Do Math: Cochlear Implants” educational module for Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
  • “Why do Math” subcommittee.
  • Judge, Moody’s Math Challenge