John C. Strikwerda


Computer Sciences Department
University of Wisconsin
1210 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706-1685

telephone: (608) 262-1204
fax: (608) 262-9777
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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