Personal profile

Personal profile

I am a professor in the Department of Mathematics, and served from 2012-2017 as Director of Graduate Studies in Mathematics. 

Research Interests

Differential equations, mathematical physics, and complex analysis; specialty - extremal problems.


Ph.D. Mathematics, Washington University in St. Louis, 1993

Honors & Awards

Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching, University of Illinois, 2017
Distinguished Teaching Award for Tenured Faculty, Mathematics Department, University of Illinois, 2016
Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Illinois, 2003
Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois, 2003


Sloan Foundation award "Making way for a New Generation in STEM: A Proposal for The Illinois Sloan University Center of Exemplary Mentoring" (co-PI), 2015-2018
NSF award #1345032 "PI4: Program for Interdisciplinary and Industrial Internships at Illinois" (co-PI), 2014-2019
Simons Foundation Collaboration Grant #429422, 2016-2021
Simons Foundation Collaboration Grant #204296, 2011-2016
NSF award #0751046 "Special Meeting: Illinois/Missouri Applied Harmonic Analysis Seminars"
NSF award #0140481 "Wavelet Frames and Bases, and Fourth Order Thin Film Eigenproblems"

Office Address

Department of Mathematics
376 Altgeld Hall, MC-382
1409 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801

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