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My entry at Mathematics Genealogy Project 


19831996  Basic school education  
19961997  Social service as emergency medical technician  
19972000  University of Kaiserslautern,
Germany
Undergraduate studies in Technomathematics (minor: Physics)  
20002001  Lawrence Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley, CA  
20012006  University of Kaiserslautern,
Germany
Graduate studies in applied mathematics  
20062009  MIT, Cambridge, MA
Instructor of Applied Mathematics  
20092015  Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Assistant Professor of Mathematics  
20152022  Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Associate Professor of Mathematics  
20202022  Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Associate Professor of Physics  
2017present  Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Director, Center for Computational Mathematics and Modeling  
2022present  Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Professor of Mathematics and Physics  
Degrees  
2003  Diploma Dipl.Math.techn. (MSc), Certificates of Mathematics International
and ECMI
Thesis: Optimal prediction in molecular dynamics  
2006  Dr.rer.nat. (PhD)
Thesis: Mmatrices in meshless finite difference methods  
Awards and Support  
2001  Otto A. Wipprecht Fellowship  
20032006  Fellowship by the German Research Foundation in the Graduate college Mathematics and Practice  
20082013  NSF grant DMS0813648 (Comput. Math), Capturing subgrid structures with level set methods  
20102013  NSF grant DMS1007899 (Applied Math), Collaborative Research: Phantom traffic jams, continuum modeling, and connections with detonation wave theory  
20112014  NSF grant DMS1115269 (Comput. Math), Collaborative Research: Numerical approaches for incompressible viscous flows with high order accuracy up to the boundary  
20132016  NSF grant DMS1318641 (Comput. Math), A computational framework for atherosclerotic plaque growth simulations  
20132016  NSF grant DMS1318709 (Comput. Math), Collaborative Research: Gradientaugmented level set methods and jet schemes  
2013  Greenshields Prize by the Committee on Traffic Flow Theory & Characteristics, Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences  
20152018  NSF grant CNS1446690 (ITR CPS), CPS: Synergy: Collaborative Research: Control of vehicular traffic flow via low density autonomous vehicles  
2016  Dean's Distinguished Excellence in Mentoring Award, College of Science and Technology, Temple University  
20172020  NSF grant DMS1719640 (Comput. Math), Collaborative Research: Overcoming order reduction and stability restrictions in highorder timestepping  
2018  PA Dept. of Agriculture grant, An integrative approach to model, predict and control the spotted lanternfly invasion meltdown in Pennsylvania  
20182020  PA Dept. of Agriculture grant, Furthering computational approaches for modeling, predicting and controlling Spotted Lanternfly invasion and its economic impact  
20192020  PA Dept. of Agriculture grant, Integrated approach to understand Spotted Lanternfly population dynamics  
2020  Simons Participant long program Mathematical Challenges and Opportunities for Autonomous Vehicles (Fall 2020) by the Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics  
20202023  DOE grant DEEE000887 (EERE, VTO), CIRCLES: Congestion Impact Reduction via CAVintheloop Lagrangian Energy Smoothing (lead: UC Berkeley)  
2020  US Dept. of Agriculture grant (APHIS), Linking field biology and mathematical modeling to predict Spotted Lanternfly spread and optimal control  
20202024  US Dept. of Agriculture grant (CSRI), Biology, management and reducing the impact of the Spotted Lanternfly on specialty crops in the Eastern USA (lead: Penn State)  
20202024  NSF grant DMS1952878 (CDS&EMSS), Flexible and Scalable Moment Method Simulations for Radiation Transport and Nuclear Medicine Applications  
20202023  NSF grant DMS2012271 (Comput. Math), Collaborative Research: EulerBased TimeStepping with Optimal Stability and Accuracy for Partial Differential Equations  
20202021  US Dept. of Agriculture grant (PPQ FarmBill), Mathematical modeling of Spotted Lanternfly population dynamics to aide in spread prediction and control optimization  
20212022  PA Dept. of Agriculture grant, Furthering computational approaches to model the Spotted Lanternfly invasion and economic impacts  
20222023  US Dept. of Agriculture grant (APHIS), Mathematical modeling of the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly to design optimal protocols and strategies for control  
20232024  NSF grant DMS2330895 (conference grant), Conference: Mathematical Opportunities in Digital Twins (MATHDT)  
20232026  NSF grant DMS2309728 (Comput. Math), Collaborative Research: AccuracyPreserving Robust TimeStepping Methods for Fluid Problems  
Personal Interests  
Ultimate frisbee, soccer, skiing, travels, board games 