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CRSC Personnel:



Dr. H.T. Banks, Director

Dr. H.T. Banks is Director of the Center for Research in Scientific Computation at North Carolina State University where he is also a Distinguished University Professor and LeRoy B. Martin, Jr. Distinguished Professor. Prior to this current appointment in 1992, he spent three years on the faculty at the University of Southern California where he was founder and the first Director of the Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences after having spent over 20 years on the faculty at Brown University. Dr. Banks has published over 400 papers in applied mathematics and engineering journals and written four books. He currently serves on a number of editorial boards including Computational and Applied Mathematics, Quarterly of Applied Math, Inverse Problems, Journal of Inverse and Ill-posed Problems, Applied Mathematics Letters, International Journal of Mathematical and Computational Modeling, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering and was the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the SIAM Frontiers in Applied Mathematics. Dr. Banks is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and was the recipient of the IEEE Control Systems Technology Award in 1996, Purdue University Distinguished Alumni Award in 1998, and the W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics from SIAM in 2002.

Dr. Banks' research interests include Inverse Problems and Control for PDE, Modeling in Electromagnetics, Structures, Fluids, and Biology.


Dr. Alina Chertock, Associate Director

Dr. Alina Chertock is Associate Director of the Center for Research in Scientific Computation at North Carolina State University where she is a Professor and Department Head of Mathematics.

Dr. Chertock received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Tel-Aviv University, Israel, in 1999. Her research interests include applied nonlinear partial differential equations, scientific computing, numerical analysis, multiscale models, uncertain phenomena, and experimental asymptotics.


Dr. Ralph C. Smith, Associate Director

Dr. Ralph C. Smith is Associate Director of the Center for Research in Scientific Computation at North Carolina State University where he is a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics.

Dr. Smith received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Montana State University in 1990. Dr. Smith's research interests include aspects of mathematical modeling, numerical analysis and control theory. He has written numerous papers and a book on smart material systems, and much of his current research focuses on mathematical issues concerning high performance smart material actuators and sensors in structural, structural acoustic, and aeroacoustic systems.


Dr. Hien Tran, Associate Director

Dr. Hien Tran is Associate Director of the Center for Research in Scientific Computation at North Carolina State University where he is a Professor of Mathematics.

Dr. Tran received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1986 and is the Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor at NC State University since 2015. He has sustained a strong and scholarly research program with over 120 published papers in applied mathematics and engineering journals, a patent, two textbooks and has given over 110 invited colloquia and invited lectures at universities and conferences as well as 4 plenary talks at international conferences. He has successful joint collaborations with researchers in academia, industry, and national laboratories including Harvard Medical School, School of Medicine (University of Sao Paulo), Calabazas Creek Research, Inc., The Aerospace Corporation, Pfizer, NIEHS and EPA.


Lesa R. Denning, Administrative Assistant

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Jared Catenacci and Dustin Kapraun, IT Program Assistants

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Associated Faculty and Industrial Scientists:

The following is a complete list of CRSC Associated Faculty, Postdocs, and Industrial Scientists along with their respective research interests. If you would like to know more about a particular researcher, please see their individual profile.

  • Alen Alexanderian: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    Inverse problems, PDE-constrained optimization, numerical analysis, uncertainty quantification.

  • H.T. Banks: Distinguished University Professor and Drexel Professor of Mathematics; Director of the Center for Research in Scientific Computation at North Carolina State University
    Inverse Problems and Control for PDE, Modeling in Structures, Fluids and Biology.

  • John E. Banks: Director, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center, California State University, Monterey Bay
    Entomology and ecology, modeling in biology.

  • Jerzy Bernholc: Professor of Physics
    Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science.

  • Lorena Bociu: Associate Professor of Mathematics
    Partial differential equations (PDEs) and control theory for PDEs.

  • Kathleen J. Brown: Visiting Research Scientist
    Method development and experimental design to increase the potential information that can be gained, decreasing bias, accounting for all modeling assumptions, mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, and data visualization.

  • Stephen L. Campbell: Professor of Mathematics
    Numerical Analysis, Implicit Differential Equations.

  • Alina Chertock: Professor of Mathematics
    Numerical methods for time-dependent partial differential equations, scientific computing.

  • Moody T. Chu: Professor of Mathematics
    Numerical Analysis, Parallel Algorithms.

  • Doina Cioranescu: Research Professor of Applied Mathematics
    Partial Differential Equations, Homogenization Theory for Composites

  • Marie Davidian: William Neal Reynolds Professor of Statistics; Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke Medical School and Director of the Center for Quantitative Sciences in Biomedicine at North Carolina State University
    Mixed Effects Models, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Covariate Measurement Error, Missing Data, and Analysis of Assay Data and Calibration.

  • Sava Dediu: Scientist, Campbell & Co., Baltimore, MD
    Inverse Problems for Partial Differential Equations, Scattering Theory, Numerical Solutions for Partial Differential Equations, Sensitivity Analysis for Dynamical Systems.

  • Rebecca Everett: CRSC Research Associate

  • Kevin Flores: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    Biological modeling, personalized medicine

  • Pierre Gremaud: Professor of Mathematics
    Variational Methods in Continuum Mechanics, Numerical Methods for Conservation Laws.

  • Nathan Louis Gibson: Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Oregon State University
    Computational electromagnetics, finite element and finite difference methods, inverse problems .

  • Mansoor Haider: Professor of Mathematics
    PDEs, Integral Equations, Biomechanics, Electromagnetic Scattering.

  • Aloysius G. Helminck: UH Manoa College of Natural Sciences Dean, Professor of Mathematics
    Symmetric Spaces, Invariant Theory, Representation Theory, Symbolic Computation, Flag Varieties and Graph Theory.

  • Hoon Hong: Professor of Mathematics
    Symbolic Computation.

  • Shuhua Hu: Senior Research Scientist
    Modeling in Biological and Physical Systems, Parameter Estimation, Uncertainty Propagation and Quantification, Optimal Control, Dynamic Game.

  • Ilse Ipsen: Professor of Mathematics
    Numerical Linear Algebra, Parallel Computing.

  • Kazufumi Ito: Professor of Mathematics
    Control and Inverse Problems for Partial Differential Equations.

  • R. Lawrence Ives: Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.
    Software development, microwave tube and component design, and uses of microwave power for environmental and heating applications.

  • Marc Jacobs: Research Professor of Applied Mathematics
    Dynamic Systems, Control Theory

  • Mark R. Jolly: Materials Division, Thomas Lord Research Center, The Lord Corporation
    Magnetorheological Fluids, Smart Materials.

  • Michele Joyner: Associate Professor, East Tennessee State University, CaRDS Institute (Computation and Research in Data Science)
    Deterministic and stochastic modeling of biological systems, parameter estimation in stochastic models.

  • Erich L. Kaltofen: Professor of Mathematics and Associate Member of Computer Science
    Computational Algebra and Number Theory, Design and Analysis of Sequential and Parallel Algorithms, Symbolic Computation Systems and Languages, Internet Mathematics Technology.

  • Franz Kappel: Visiting Professor, Institut fur Mathematik, Universität Graz
    Control Theory, Inverse Problems, Cardiovascular Modeling, and Mathematical Biology.

  • Khai T. Nguyen: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    Nonlinear Hyperbolic Conservation Laws, Optimal Control Theory, Differential Games, and related topics.

  • Karl Kunisch: Visiting Professor, Institut fur Mathematik, Universität Graz
    Control Theory, Partial Differential Equations, and Inverse Problems.

  • Amy Langville: Assistant Professor, College of Charleston, SC Department of Mathematics
    Reduced order models for advanced materials.

  • Zhilin Li: Professor of Mathematics
    Numerical Analysis and Numerical Methods for Differential Equations.

  • Alun Lloyd: Professor of Biomathematics and Mathematics and Director of Biomathematics Graduate Program
    Modeling Infectious Diseases, Spatial Models, and Biomathematics.

  • Sharon R. Lubkin: Professor of Biomathematics and Mathematics
    Biomechanics and Models in Developmental Biology and Medicine.

  • Negash G. Medhin: Professor of Mathematics
    Control Theory, Stochastics and Dynamical Systems.

  • Carl D. Meyer, Jr.: Professor of Mathematics
    Numerical Linear Algebra, Markov Chains.

  • John F. Monahan: Professor of Statistics
    Random Number Generation, Statistical Computing.

  • Marie Muller: Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Medical Ultrasound, Ultrasound Propagation in Complex Media.

  • William Oates: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University
    Multiscale material modeling, active materials, nonlinear control, fracture mechanics.

  • Mette S. Olufsen: Professor of Mathematics
    Biofluidynamics, Math Biology.

  • Tao Pang: Associate Professor of Mathematics
    Stochastic Control and Financial Mathematics.

  • Melissa A. Pasquinelli: Assistant Professor in Textiles Engineering, Chemistry, and Science
    Computational Chemistry, Multiscale Modeling, Nanomaterials, Toxicology, and Biomedical Engineering.

  • Eric S. Rosenberg: Associate Professor of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
    Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Clinical Trials, and HIV.

  • Arvind Krishna Saibaba: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    Inverse Problems, Numerical Linear Algebra, and Uncertainty Quantification with Applications to Medical Imaging and Geosciences.

  • Paul Schlosser: Staff scientist, EPA
    Physiological Modeling.

  • Jeffrey S. Scroggs: Emeritus Associate Professor of Mathematics
    Domain Decomposition, Partial Differential Equations.

  • James F. Selgrade: Emeritus Professor of Mathematics
    Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations, Biomathematics.

  • Michael Shearer: Professor of Mathematics
    PDE's, Hyperbolic Conservation Laws.

  • Michael F. Singer: Emeritus Professor of Mathematics
    Computational Algebra and Differential Equations.

  • Suzanne S. Sindi: Assistant Professor, Applied Math, School of Natural Sciences, U. California, Merced
    Computational molecular biology and Prion aggregate modeling

  • Charles E. Smith: Associate Professor of Statistics and Biomathematics
    Numerical Solutions of First Passage Time Problems, Biomathematics.

  • Ralph C. Smith: Professor of Mathematics
    Mathematical Modeling, Numerical Analysis and Control Theory.

  • William J. Stewart: Professor of Computer Science
    Numerical Solution of Markov Chains, Numerical Linear Algebra.

  • Karyn Sutton: Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Mathematical Modeling, Modeling in Biological Sciences, Inverse problems.
  • Hien T. Tran: Professor of Mathematics, Director of EM/Acoustics Lab
    Numerical Methods in Control, Mathematical Modeling.

  • Semyon V. Tsynkov: Professor of Mathematics
    Numerical Methods for PDE's and Computational Mathematics.

  • Paul J. Turinsky: Professor of Nuclear Engineering
    Computational Engineering, Parallel Algorithms.

  • Robert E. White: Emeritus Professor of Mathematics
    Parallel Algorithms and Partial Differential Equations.

  • Lynn Yanyo: Materials Division, Thomas Lord Research Center, The Lord Corporation
    Polymer Science, Viscoelastic Materials.

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Associated Graduate Students:

  • Andrew Bernstein: CRSC Research Assistant
  • Amanda Bernstein: Math Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Elizabeth Brown: CRSC Research Assistant
  • Ethan King: Math Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Amanda Laubmeier: RTG Graduate Fellow
  • Neha Murad: CRSC Research Assistant
  • Nicholas Myers: CRSC Research Assistant
  • Marcella Noorman: CRSC Research Assistant
  • Hailey Owen: Math Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Omid Yousefian: Mech & Aero Engr Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Yahe Yu: Math Graduate Teaching Assistant

See our list of Recent Graduates to see where our former students are now.

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