Jodi L. Mead
Professor
Department of Mathematics
Boise State University


My current research is in computational inverse methods, mainly applied to problems in the Geosciences. For the years 2015-2016, I was elected to serve as Secretary for the SIAM Activity Group on Geosciences.


Fall 2013 I was an Honorary Visiting Professor at the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. This opportunity was made available to me through my collaborations with Dr. John Doherty of Watermark Numerical Computing, and author of PEST, a widely used software package for parameter estimation and uncertainty analysis.


Spring 2007 I was a Visiting Professor at Arizona State University, at which time I began developing the Chi-squared method for parameter estimation and uncertainty quantification with Rosemary Renaut. The idea for the method came from my experience working with people in the Oceanography Department at Oregon State University, and the Geoscience Department at Boise State University.


The 2003-2004 academic year I received a grant from the NSF program ``Interdisciplinary Grants in the Mathematical Sciences". I spent the entire year in the Geosciences department at Boise State University , and subsequently I am part of the Dry Creek Experimental Watershed Hydrologic Research Group and the Computational Mathematics and Statistics in Geosciences group both at Boise State.


Fall 1998 - Fall 2000 I was a post-doctoral fellow in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State Univeristy , where I worked on Ocean Modeling with Andrew Bennett .


I graduated from the Math department at Arizona State University in 1998, with a Ph.D. in numerical analysis, under the direction of Rosemary Renaut. The title of my dissertation is "Numerical Methods in Computational Aeroacoustics", (abstract). Please contact me if you would like a copy.

At Arizona State, I participated in the Preparing Future Faculty program. This program educates graduate students about teaching, research, and service at research universities, comprehensive universities, liberal arts colleges and community colleges.