Professor

Department of Mathematics

Computing Ph.D. Program

Boise State University

Boise, Idaho, USA

gradywright@boisestate.edu

I received a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2003 and then spent the next four years as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Utah before joining the Department of Mathematics at Boise State. I have also worked as a software engineer in industry, and held visiting research positions at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford. I currently serve as President of the SIAM Pacific Northwest (PNW) section.

My research interests are in computational and applied mathematics, with a specific focus on the following

- Approximation theory and practice
- Meshfree methods using radial basis function (RBF) methods
- Spectral and high-order finite difference methods
- Numerical methods for partial differential equations (PDEs) on surfaces
- Coupled bulk-surface biomechanical problems
- Geophysical fluid dynamics, especially arising spherical and elliptical domains
- Iterative methods for linear systems
- Scientific computing
- Numerical software development

I very much enjoy teaching and have had the opportunity to instruct a range of mathematics courses from the undergraduate to the graduate level. These courses inlcude calculus, ordinary/partial differential equations, linear algebra, computational mathematics, complex variables, applied math, approximation theory, numerical analysis, numerical linear algebra, numerical differential equations, and matrix methods in data science. I have also instructed workshops and tutorials on radial basis function methods.