#
John C. Strikwerda

Professor

Computer Sciences Department

University of Wisconsin

1210 W. Dayton St.

Madison, WI 53706-1685

telephone: (608) 262-1204

fax: (608) 262-9777

email:
strik@cs.wisc.edu

http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~strik/

*Ph.D., Stanford University, 1976*

*Interests:*
Numerical analysis, scientific computing, applied mathematics, mathematical and
computational biology

## Research Summary

I have recently been very interested in topics in mathematical and computational
biology, especially the topic of sexual selection. The study of sexual
selection processes in species has received a great deal of interest by
biologists in the past several years. The first paper in the list below is my
initial contribution in this area.I am interested in several aspects of scientific computing, especially
those related to computational fluid dynamics. Much of my research has been with partial differential equations describing
incompressible viscous fluid flow, examples of which are water,
oil, and air at low speeds. I am interested both in mathematical
questions about the equations and numerical methods, and also
in the practical application of these methods to solve problems
in fluid dynamics.

I have also been interested in studying parallel computation and parallel
iterative solution methods. I investigated whether synchronous or asynchronous
methods are faster.

I spent from January 1997 until August 1998 at the National Science
Foundation and worked for them part-time the next academic
year. I served as a program officer for Computational Mathematics
and Applied Mathematics in the Division of Mathematical Sciences.

## Sample Recent Publications

Costs and Benefits in Sexual Selection: A Mathematical Analysis, submitted to
Evolution, August 2003.
A Probabilistic Analysis of Asynchronous Iteration, Linear Algebra and its
Applications, 349, July 2002, pp. 125-154.

Reversing the Lecture/Homework Paradigm Using eTEACH Web-based Streaming
Video Software,
(with G. Moses, J. Foertsch, M. Litzkow)
accepted by Journal of Engineering Education.

Preconditioning for regular elliptic systems (with H.-H. Chen),
SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, 31, (1999) pp. 131-151.

The Accuracy of the Fractional Step Method,
(with Y.S. Lee)
SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, 31, (1999) pp. 37-47.

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