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Kathleen R. Fowler

Associate Professor of Mathematics

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Where
to find me:

__Offiice:__

__Offce____ Hours:__ TBA

__Phone:__ (315) 268-2376

__Email:__ kfowler@clarkson.edu

__Mailing Address:__

Clarkson University

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

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My
professional and academic history is contained in my vita
(pdf version)

My publications are also listed below.

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**Teaching (Mostly everything is on Moodle!):
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MA726 Graduate Seminar in Applied Mathematics Communication (Spring 2008)

Calc I (MA131)

Calc II (MA132)

Calc III (MA231)

3D Space and Projected Geometry (MA230)

Introduction to Mathematical Teaching/Research (MA453/451)

Abstract Linear Algebra (MA515)

Numerical Methods(MA377)

Intro to Applied Optimization (MA579)

Engineering Math (MA330)

Other Links:

Research

In 2014 I co-hosted the

Mathematics Conference and
Competition of Northern New York

with Drs. Guangming Yao and Joel Foisy.

Since 2006 I have been a co-director of

IMPETUS for Career Success funded by NYSED STEP

Listen to me talk about our Roller Coaster Design Competition in this video! and about our Roller Coaster Math-Physics Camp in this video! and listen to my colleagues talk about our annual Pi Day Celebration in this video!

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In 2013 I co-wrote the competition question for the SIAM Moody's Mega Math Challenge, so roughly 5000 students across the United States tackled how to design a recycling program to help reduce the amount of plastic going into landfills. See all about it here!

Here is the closest I will likely come to holding a huge check (with the winners of the competition and co-author Dr. Karen Bliss)

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I am a local coordinator of our middle school MATHCOUNTS
program

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I am grateful to the American Institute of Mathematics for
funding our Workshop on

Derivative-Free
Hybrid Optimization Methods for Solving Simulation-based Problems in Hydrology

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I coach teams for the

COMAP
International Mathematical Contest in Modeling.

In 2009 we had THREE Meritorious Winning Teams and an OUTSTANDING
Team with the MAA Award!

Congratulations to our students!

We are currently training our teams for next year’s competition.

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Listen to me talk about how much I love math in this Podcast featured in Wild About Math!

I am equally as excited about cooking and more recently decorating cookies--read about my friend tutoring me in cookie-art in this NPR article!

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I am an affiliate of the

Institute for a Sustainable Environment

In summer of 2004 I visited

for four weeks thanks to a grant from the

Association for Women in
Mathematics

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**Publications:
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** ****Books:**

K.M. Bliss, K.R. Fowler, and B.J. Galluzzo *Math Models: Getting Started and Getting Solutions*, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2014

(Available here: M3 Handbook)

G. A. Gray and K. R. Fowler, *Traditional and Hybrid Derivative-free Optimization Approaches to Black-box Objective Functions*, Chapter in Computational Optimization and Applications in Engineering and Industry, X-S. Yang and S. Koziel editors, Springer, July 2011.

**Peer Reviewed Journal Papers and Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings:**

K.R. Fowler, C. Ostrove, M.D. Parno, J.C. Chrispell, M.W. Farthing, and E.W. Jenkins, *Black-box Optimization Using MODFLOW-FMP2: Determining Trade-offs in Crop Distributions*, submitted to Environmental Modeling and Software, April 2014.

J. Bokhiria, K.R. Fowler, E.W. Jenkins, *Modeling and Optimization for Crop Portfolio Management Under Limited Irrigation Strategies*, Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, 2(1), 01-31, 2014.

Leventhal,
B., Fu, X., Fowler, K. R., Eslinger, O. J. *Parameter Identification and
Sensitivity Analysis to a Thermal Diffusivity Inverse Problem,* Accepted to Involve,* *2013.

A.B. Luttman, K.R. Fowler, S. Mondal, *Interdisciplinary Biomathematics: Engaging Undergraduates in Research on the Fringe of Mathematical Biology*, PRIMUS, 23(9), 815-828, 2013.

M. Farthing, K.R. Fowler, X. Fu, A. Davis, and C.T. Miller, *The Effect of Model Resolution on a Set of Community Problems for Optimal Design* *in Water Resources*, Advances in Water Resources, 38, 27-37, 2012.

J.C. Chrispell, S.E. Howington, K.R. Fowler, E.W. Jenkins, M.J. Minick, T. Sendova, *Mathematical Modeling, Simulation, and Optimal Design for Agridultural Management*, Water Resources Conference, Columbia, SC, 2012.

Lozo, K., Mondal, S., Fowler, K. R.,
Brydges, B. *A Mathematical Modeling
Approach to Understanding the Impact of STEM Institutes on Building Teachers
Leader*, International Journal of Arts
and Sciences, 4(11), October 2011.

Brackett-Rozinsky, N., Mondal, S., Fowler, K. R., Jenkins, E. W., *Analysis of Model Parameters for a Polymer
Filtration Simulator*, Modeling and
Simulation in Engineering, October 2011.

Guannan
Jiang, M. Crimi, K. Fowler, and X. Fu, *Experimental
Design of Diffusion and Desorption of Contaminants in Heterogeneous Media, *Water
Science and Technology, 64(4) 988-998, 2011.

Parno,
M. D., Hemker,
T., Fowler, K. R. *Applicability of Surrogates to Improve the Efficiency of Particle Swarm
Optimization*, Engineering
Optimization, 44(5), 521-535, 2011.

Lowenstein,
K, Leventhal, B., Drouin, K., Dowman, R., Fowler, K. R., Mondal, S., *Simulation
and Model Calibration with Sensitivity Analysis for Threat Detection in the
Brain*, Proceedings of the The
23rd European Modeling & Simulation Symposium, Rome, Italy September 2011.

*An Asynchronous Parallel Hybrid Optimization Approach to
Simulation-based Mixed-integer Nonlinear Problems*, Proceedings of the The 23rd European Modeling & Simulation Symposium,
Rome, Italy September 2011.

J.D.
Griffin, K.R. Fowler, G.A. Gray, T. Hemker, and M.D. Parno, *Derivative-free Optimization via
Evolutionary Algorithms Guiding Local Search (EAGLS) for MINLP*, Pacific
Journal of Optimization 7(3), 425-443 September 2011.

Gray,
G. A., Fowler, K. R. *The Effectiveness of Derivative-free Hybrid
methods for Black-box Optimization*. International
Journal of Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Optimization,* 2*(2),
112-133, 2011.

Fowler,
K. R., Jenkins, E. W., *McClune**, B. P.*, *Polymer
Extrusion Filter Design with a Hybrid PSO-GA Optimization Technique,* Filtration*, 11*(1), 58-64,
2011.

G.A. Gray
and K.R. Fowler, *Traditional and Hybrid Derivative-free Optimization
Approaches to Black-box Objective Functions, *book chapter in Computational Optimization, Methods and Algorithms,
X. Yang, S. Koziel (Ed.), *,** *Springer,
2011.

D. Wick, M. Ramsdell, K.R. Fowler, P. Turner, P. Schalk, University Outreach in STEM Education Through a Roller Coaster Science and Engineering Camp, Frontiers in Education, Rapid City, South Dakota, 2011.

G.S. Yamoah,
K.R. Fowler, O.J. Eslinger, *Spatially
Adaptive Finite Elements with Temporal Adaption Using Local Truncation Error
Control for Variably Saturated Flow*, Proceedings of the XVIII International
conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, Barcelona,
Spain, June 2010.

G.A. Gray,
K.R. Fowler, J.D. Griffin, *A Hybrid
Optimization Schemes for Simulation-based Optimization*, accepted to the
2010 International Conference on Computational Science, Amsterdam, May 2010 **(Best Paper
Award!)**

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

K.R.
Fowler, P. Turner, *A Holistic Approach to
Applied Mathematics Education for Middle and High Schools, *accepted to appear
in the proceedings of the ICMI/ICIAM conference on Educational Interfaces
between Mathematics and Industry, Lisbon, Portugal, April 2010.

K.R.
Fowler, E.W. Jenkins, S.M. LaLonde, *Understanding
the Effects of Polymer Extrusion Filter Layering Configurations Using
Derivative-Free Optimization*, to
appear in Optimization and Engineering (doi: 10.1007/s11081-009-9096-0), November 2009.

G.A. Gray,
K.R. Fowler, J.D. Griffin, A *Hybrid Optimization Scheme for Solving the Hydraulic
Capture Problem with an Unknown Number of Wells*, The First International
Conference on Soft Computing Technology in Civil, Structural and Environmental
Engineering Funchal, Madeira, Portugal 1-4 September
2009.

K.R.
Fowler, E.W. Jenkins, S.M. LaLonde, and C.L. Cox, *A Simulation-based Optimization Approach to
Polymer Extrusion Filter Design*, *Filtration*, 9(3), 224--230, July
2009.

* *B.
Zhang, K.R. Fowler, M. Grace, S. Mondal, S.J. Grimberg, *Optimization of
Anaerobic Digestion Model No. 1 (ADM1): Simulation of Dairy Manure Digestion*,
Proceedings of the* *American Society of Agricultural and Biological
Engineers Annual International Meeting, Reno, Nevada, June
2009.

Aiman
Q. Jaradat, Kathleen Fowler, Stefan J. Grimberg, Thomas M. Holsen, Rajat S. Ghosh, *Treatment of Storm Water Containing Low
Levels of PCBs Using Natural Media Filtration,* Evironmental Engineering Science, 26(4): 799-808,
April 2009.

Aiman Q.
Jaradat, K. Fowler, Stefan J. Grimberg , and Thomas M.
Holsen, Transport *of Colloids and Associated
Hydrophobic Organic Chemicals Through a Natural Media Filter*, Journal of
Environmental Engineering, 135(1), 36-45, January 2009.

* *V.
Krishnamurthy, E. Sazonov, and K. Fowler, *Effect
of Time Synchronization of Wireless Sensors on Modal Analysis of Structures*,
Smart Materials and Structures, 7(15), July 2008.

K.R.
Fowler, J.P. Reese, C.E. Kees, J.E. Dennis, Jr., C.T.
Kelley, C.T. Miller, C. Audet, A.J. Booker, G.
Couture, R.W. Darwin, M.W. Farthing, D.E. Finkel, J.M. Gablonsky,
G. Gray, T.G. Kolda, *A Comparison of Derivative-free Optimization Methods for Water Supply
and Hydraulic Capture Community Problems*, Advances in Water Resources,
31(5), 743-757, May 2008.

J. Qian,
K.R. Fowler, A.R. Ferro, *Estimating the Resuspension Rate and Residence Time of Indoor Particles*,
The Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, Vol. 58, pp. 502-516,
April 2008.

*Design
Analysis of a Polymer Filter Using a Multi-objective Genetic Algorithm*,
Separation Science and Technology, 43(4) 710-726, March 2008.

*Modelling Heart Rate Regulation Part II: Parameter Identification*,
The Journal of Cardiovascular Engineering, 8(2), 109-119, April 2008.

P.Turner, K.R. Fowler, D. Wick, M. Ramsdell, G. Gotham, E.
Glasgow, C. French*, BOCES-University
Partnerships as a Model* *for
Educational Outreach: K-16 STEM Professional Development,* the Proceedings
for the Inaugural Math and Science Symposium, Knoxville, TN, October 2007.

*A
Mixed-integer Simulation-based Optimization Approach With Surrogate Functions
in Water Resources Management*, accepted to appear in Optimization and
Engineering, DOI: 10.1007/s11081-008-9048-0, June 2008.

L.S.
Matott, S.L. Bartlelt-Hunt, A.J. Rabideau,
and K.R. Fowler, *Application of Heuristic
Techniques and Algorithm Tuning to a multilayered sorptive
barrier system, *Environmental Science \& Technology, 40, 6354 - 6360,
2006.

** **G.A.
Gray and K.R. Fowler,

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T.
Hemker, K.R. Fowler , and O. Van Stryk, *Derivative-Free Methods for Handling Fixed
Costs in Optimal Groundwater Remediation Design,* proceedings of the XVI International
Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, Copenhagen, Denmark,
June 2006.

K.R. Fowler
and C.T. Kelley, *Pseudotransient**
Continuation for Nonsmooth Nonlinear Equations*,
SIAM Journal of Numerical Analysis, 43(4), 2005, pages 1385-1406.

K.R.
Fowler, C.T. Kelley, C.E. Kees, and Cass. T. Miller,
A *Hydraulic Capture Application For Optimal Remediation Design*,
Proceedings of the XV International Conference on Computational Methods in
Water Resources, C.T. Miller, M.W. Farthing, W.G. Gray, G.F. Pinder, editors, 2004.

*Simulation of Nondifferentiable Models for groundwater Flow and Transport*,
Proceedings of the XV International Conference on Computational Methods in
Water Resources, C.T. Miller, M.W. Farthing, W.G. Gray, G.F. Pinder, editors, 2004.

K.R.
Fowler, C. T. Kelley, C. T. Miller, Mark S. C. Reed, C. E. Kees,
Robert W. Darwin,J.P. Reese, and M.W. Farthing, *Solution
to a Well-Field Design Problem with Implicit Filtering,* Optimization and
Engineering(5) 207–234, May 2004.

*Nonsmooth**
Nonlinearities and Temporal Integration of Richards' Equation *, Proceedings
of the XIV International Conference on Computational Methods in Water
Resources, S. Majid Hassanizadeh, Ruud J. Schotting, W. G. Gray, and G. F. Pinder,
editors, 2002, pp 947-954.

A.
Battermann, J. M. Gablonsky,
A. Patrick, C. T. Kelley, T. Coffey, K. Kavanagh (Fowler) ,
and C. T. Miller, *Solution of a
Groundwater Flow Problem With Implicit Filtering* , Optimization and Engineering, (3), 2002,
189-199.