## About

I am an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Mathematics.
My research interests include computational
and applied mathematics with an emphasis on the mathematical theory of the finite element method. Specific
topics I study include numerical approximations for fully nonlinear problems, stable finite element pairs
preserving physical quantities, and discontinuous Galerkin methods.

I received my B.S. at the University of Tennessee in Mathematics and Computer Science in 2004.
I obtained my Ph.D. in Mathematics at Tennessee under the direction of Xiaobing Feng in 2009. After graduate school, I was an NSF postdoctoral fellow at Louisiana State University working with Susanne Brenner.
I joined the Math Department at Pitt in Fall 2011. My

wife also likes math.