July 2013
Div. of Math. & Sciences
Walsh U. - 2020 E. Maple St.
N. Canton, OH 44720
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229 So. Freedom St.
Ravenna, OH 44266-3231



2000 Ph.D. (Applied Mathematics), Kent State University
Dissertation: "Analysis of numerical methods for 1-D liquid crystal display optics"
Research Supervisor: Eugene C. Gartland, Jr.
1983 M.A. (Pure Mathematics), Kent State University


Asst. Professor August 2006 -- present
Walsh U. Div. of Mathematics & Sciences
Lectured and advised students in baccalaureate-level courses. Wrote exams. and learning resource web-sites. Continued research in l.c. optics and scientific computation.

Engineer August 2004 -- July 2006
Rocketcalc L.L.C.
Assisted local start-up company with development of open-source software for parallel computing environments. Assembled desktop cluster computers.

Visiting Asst. Professor August 2002 -- July 2006
C.W.R.U. Dept. of Mathematics
Lectured and advised students in baccalaureate-level courses. Wrote examinations and learning resource web-sites. Continued research in liquid crystal dynamics and optics.

Research Fellow June 2001 -- August 2002
K.S.U. Liquid Crystal Institute
Developed experiments and coded software for design of liquid crystal components in optical data transmission devices. Assisted with management of laboratory local area computer network.

Web Master January 2001 -- July 2001
K.S.U. Mathematical Sciences Dept.
Designed, wrote and coded web-site used to inform prospective graduate students.

Instructor September 1998 -- May 2001
K.S.U. Mathematical Sciences Dept.
Lectured and advised students in remedial and baccalaureate courses. Wrote learning resource web-sites.

Graduate Assistant/Instructor September 1988 -- August 1998
K.S.U. Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science
Cuyahoga Community College - Div. of Mathematics and Technologies
Cleveland State University - Div. of Special Studies
Duties alternated between teaching and research. Investigated numerical methods for liquid crystal optics, designed algorithms and implemented software used in computational optics. Taught and tutored remedial courses in basic algebra as well as introductory statistics and calculus.

Quality Control Engineer May 1989 -- August 1989
Chardon Industrial Rubber Co., Chardon OH
Consulted with fabrication and process engineers on control of industrial processes for molding, milling and hardening of rubber products.


Primary Interests

Analysis and numerical solution of differential equations arising in computational physics. Applied new numerical methods for highly oscillatory o.d.e.'s to the optics of planar anisotropic liquid crystals. Also investigating applications of liquid crystals to optical data communication systems. See my research statement.


Conference and Colloquium Presentations

May 2002 Society for Information Display, Boston MA.
Faster transfer matrix computation for LCD optics.
article:  in PDF.
Jul. 1998 SIAM Annual Meeting, Toronto ON Canada. Efficient Numerical Approaches for Highly Oscillatory Solutions of an O.D.E.  B.V.P. System Arising in Liquid Crystal Display Optics.
slides:  in Postscript,   PDF.
Apr. 1997 Graduate Student Senate Research Colloquium, Kent OH.
Numerics for line-of-sight distances.
article:  in Postscript,   PDF.

Technical Reports

  1. A mathematical model for the effect of surfactants in the production of photographic films, with D. Ross (adviser) et al.
    IMA Pre-print Series #1422-2 (September 1996), IMA, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis MN.
    pre-print of the paper:  in Postscript,   PDF.
  2. A Mathematical Model for an Exhaust Oxygen Sensor, with D. Baker (adviser) et al.
    IMA Pre-print Series #1422-6 (September 1996), IMA, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis MN.
    pre-print of the paper:  in Postscript,   PDF.


Programming Languages

Fortran, C, C++, JAVA, Matlab, Perl

Operating Systems

HP-UX, Linux, MS Win2K

Packages and Libraries

BLAS, LAPACK,, Java.awt


LaTeX, HTML, CSS, XML, XSLT, JavaScript


Numerical Analysis, Probability, Statistics, Numerical ODE's/PDE's, Real and Complex Analysis, Non-linear Optimization, Object-oriented Programming.



Prof. Michael J. Dunphy Walsh U. Div. of Math. & Sciences (330)490-7201
Prof. Philip J. Bos K.S.U. Liquid Crystal Institute (330)672-2511
Prof. Eugene C. Gartland K.S.U. Dept. Of Mathematical Sciences (330)672-9112

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