I have been lucky to work with many great students.

Xiang Min Xu - PhD 2008

XiangMin worked with me and Bob Russell on adaptive numerical methods. She is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Physics, China University of Petroleum-Beijing.


Mohamed Sulman - PhD 2008, PDF 2009

Mohamed worked with me and Bob Russell on applications of the Monge-Ampere equation in adaptivity and image processing. Mohamed is currently a PDF at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
  • PhD Thesis
  • M. Sulman, JF Williams, and R. D. Russell, Monge Kantorovich Approach for Grid Generation, Proceedings of International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, American Institute of Physics Conf. Proc., 1168 25-28 (2009).
  • Volumetric image registration methods based on solving the Monge-Ampere equation. Joint with M. Sulman, R.D. Russell & M.F. Beg. To appear in the Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly special edition to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society.
  • Optimal Mass Transport for Higher Dimensional Adaptive Grid Generation. Joint work with M. Sulman and R.D. Russell. In revision with Journal of Computational Physics.
  • On the Convergence of the Parabolic Monge-Ampere equation for grid generation. Joint work with M. Sulman and R.D. Russell. In revision with Applied Numerical Mathematics.

Michael Chapwanya - PDF 2009

Michael is currently an assistant professor in the department of Mathematics & Applied Mathematics at the University of Pretoria.


Mirjana Maras - MSc 2009, Intern 2010


Mirjana worked with me and Rustum Choksi on di-block copolymers and then as an intern with me on a CFD project with Blue Energy. She currently works for Blue Energy doing modelling and CFD.
  • M.Sc. Thesis
  • 2D Phase Diagram for Minimizers of a Cahn-Hilliard Functional with Long-range Interactions. Joint work with M. Maras and R. Choksi. In revision with SIAM Applied Dynamical Systems.
  • This poster won first place at the poster competition at the 2008 CAIMS conference.

Radina Droumeva - MSc 2010

Radina is working with me on a computational problem in medical imaging.


Chiaka Drakes - PhD expected 2011

Chiaka and I are working on teaching mathematical modelling.