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
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
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
Faculty program. This program educates graduate students
about teaching, research, and service at research universities,
comprehensive universities, liberal arts colleges and