My main research interests lie in the areas of numerical analysis, scientific computing and computational physics. Currently I work developing numerical methods for problems arising in the computational simulation of magnetically confined plasmas. I have also interest in the application of integral equation techniques for the study of time domain wave propagation, in the applications and theoretical development of the Boundary Element Method (BEM) and the Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin Method (HDG), and in formulations that involve the coupling of integral and partial differential equations.
My detailed resume can be downloaded below
- 2021-2023, NSF-DMS-2137305 "LEAPS-MPS: Hybridizable discontinuous Galerkin methods for non-linear integro-differential boundary value problems in magnetic plasma confinement". Single PI, USD $250,000.
I was born and raised in Mexico City. I got a B.Sc. in Physics (under the supervision of Iouri N. Skiba ) and a M.Sc. in Mathematics (under the supervision of Antonio Capella) both from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). I graduated with a Ph. D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Delaware, where I studied under the supervision of the late Francisco-Javier Sayas. Between 2016 and 2020 I was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, where my mentor was Antoine Cerfon.
I am commited to increasing the diversity in Science Technology Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). If you have an interest in the mathematical sciences in particular (or in science and engineering in general) but you somehow feel that "you don't belong" please reach out to me. I will be happy to talk about the possibilities available for you and my own personal experiences.
I am currently a faculty mentor for the MΔth Alliance, a nationwide effort to make sure that every student from an under represented or underserved community with an interest in mathematics has the opportunity and the necessary tools to earn a doctoral degree. You can check my mentor profile and learn more about the MΔth Alliance here.
In 2018, as part of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration of the contributions of Latinx and Hispanic mathematicians, I was featured by lathisms.org as a prominent early-career Hispanic mathematician. I am humbled and thankful for the honor.
Articles and pre-prints
- "Surrogate Approximation of the Grad-Shafranov Free Boundary Problem via Stochastic Collocation on Sparse Grids".
With Howard Elman and Jiaxing Liang (To appear in the Journal of Computational Physics, 2021) (arXiv: 2105.12217)
- "Error analysis of an unfitted HDG method for a class of non-linear elliptic problems".
With Nestor Sánchez and Manuel Solano (Submitted, 2021) (arXiv: 2105.03560)
- "Time-Dependent Wave-Structure Interaction Revisited: Thermo-piezoelectric Scatterers".
With George Hsiao. (Fluids, 6(3), 2021. doi: 10.3390/fluids6030101) (arXiv: 2102.04118)
- "Boundary integral formulations for transient linear thermoelasticity with combined-type boundary conditions".
With George Hsiao (SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis 53(4), 3888 53(4), 3888–3911, 2021. doi: 10.1137/20M1372834) (arXiv: 2010.04909)
- "A priori and a posteriori error analysis of an unfitted HDG method for semi-linear elliptic problems".
With Nestor Sánchez and Manuel Solano (Numerische Mathematik. Vol.148 (4), pp.919–958 (2021). doi: 10.1007/s00211-021-01221-8). (arXiv:1911.12298)
- "Adaptive hybridizable discontinuous Galerkin discretization of the Grad-Shafranov equation by extension from polygonal subdomains".
With Antoine Cerfon and Manuel Solano (Computer Physics Communications, Vol. 255, pp.107239, 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.cpc.2020.107239) (arXiv:1903.01724)
- "Time-domain boundary integral methods in linear thermoelasticity".
With George Hsiao (Dedicated to the memory of Francisco-Javier Sayas) (SIAM Journal of Mathematical Analysis, 52(3),2463-2490, 2020. doi: 10.1137/19M1298652). (arXiv:1910.04884)
- "A Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin solver for the Grad-Shafranov equation".
With Manuel Solano (Computer Physics Communications. Vol. 235, pp 120-132, 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.cpc.2018.09.013). (arXiv:1712.04148)
- "A time-dependent wave-thermoelastic solid interaction".
With George Hsiao, Francisco-Javier Sayas, and Richard Weinacht (IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis, 39(2):924–956, 04 2018. doi: 10.1093/imanum/dry016). (arXiv:1609.06330)
- "Pseudo-spectral collocation with Maxwell polynomials for kinetic equations with energy diffusion".
With Antoine Cerfon (Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 60(2): 025018, 2018. doi: 10.1088/1361-6587/aa963a) (arXiv:1708.09031)
- "Evolution of a semidiscrete system modeling the scattering of acoustic waves by a piezoelectric solid".
With Thomas Brown, and Francisco-Javier Sayas. (ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis. Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 423–455, 2018. doi:10.1051/m2an/2017045) (arXiv:1612.04063)
- "Symmetric Boundary-Finite Element discretization of time dependent acoustic scattering by elastic obstacles with piezoelectric behavior".
With Francisco-Javier Sayas. (Journal of Scientific Computing, Vol. 70, No. 3, 2017. pp. 1290--1315. doi: 10.1007/s10915-016-0281-y) (arXiv:1603.00289)
- “A new and improved analysis of the time domain boundary integral operators for acoustics”
With Matthew Hassell, Tianyu Qiu and Francisco-Javier Sayas. (Journal of Integral Equations and Applications, Vol 29, No. 1, 2017. doi: 10.1216/jie-2017-29-1-107) (arXiv:1512.02919)
- "Boundary and coupled boundary-finite element methods for transient wave-structure interaction."
With George Hsiao and Francisco-Javier Sayas. (IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2016. pp. 237--265. doi: 10.1093/imanum/drw009) (arXiv:1509.01713)
- "A fully discrete Calderón calculus for the two-dimensional elastic wave equation."
With Víctor Domínguez and Francisco-Javier Sayas. (Computers and Mathematics with Applications , Vol. 69, No. 7. 2015. pp. 620--635. doi: 10.1016/j.camwa.2015.01.016)(arXiv:1409.7653)
Conference proceedings and other publications
- "The Mathematics of Cathleen Synge Morawetz".
With Irene Gamba, Leslie Greengard, Kevin Payne, Christina Sormani and Terence Tao. (Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 65(07):764–778, Aug 2018.)
- "FEM-BEM coupling for transient acoustic scattering by thermoelastic obstacles."
With George Hsiao, Francisco-Javier Sayas and Richard Weinacht. For WAVES 2017 at the University of Minnesota.
- "Semidiscrete evolution of elastic waves in a piezoelectric solid."
With Thomas Brown and Francisco-Javier Sayas. For WAVES 2017 at the University of Minnesota.
- "A system of boundary integral equations for transient wave-structure interaction."
With Francisco-Javier Sayas. For WAVES 2015 at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
- Ms. Jiaxing Liang. (2018 - Present)
Graduate program in applied mathematics & statistics and scientific computation (AMSC). University of Maryland-College Park.
Thesis topic: Surrogate models and uncertainty quantification in magnetic plasma confinement.
Co-advised with Howard Elman.
- Mr. Nestor Sánchez Goycochea (2018 - 2021)
Graduate program in mathematical engineering. University of Concepción, Chile.
Thesis: Discontinuous Galerkin methods for non-linear problems in plasma physics.
Co-advised with Manuel Solano.
After graduation: Postdoctoral scholar, Institute of Mathematics, National Autonomous University of Mexico (IMATE-UNAM)
Fall 2021: DATA/MATH 363 (Introduction to Statistical Methods) Section 002
IMPORTANT: The class is scheduled in the IN PERSON modality. Lectures will take place on campus at the prescribed times and students are expected to attend lectures presencially. Office hours will take place over zoom at fixed dates and times to be determined in the first weeks of class.
- Meeting time: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00 P.M. --- 5:15 P.M.
- Meeting place: Room 210 of the Richard A. Harvill Building.
- Office hours: Will take place over zoom. Monday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Wednesday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM. The link to the zoom meeting room and instructions on how to authenticate can be found on the course's D2L site.
- The class SYLLABUS can be found here.
- The lecture SCHEDULE with links to the corresponding VIDEOS and NOTES can be found here.
- You can find many resources for the class including the textbok and crash-courses for R in this page.
- Guidelines for homework assignements and checkpoints can be found here.