Office: Duncan Hall, RM 2004

Email address: Kirk.D.Blazek@caam.rice.edu

Currently teaching: CAAM 336 section 1

Position: Pfeiffer-VIGRE postdoc in the department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University working under William W. Symes and The Rice Inversion Project

- PhD, mathematics, August 2006, The University of Washington. Advisor: Kenneth P. Bube.
- MS, mathematics, March 2003, The University of Washington. Advisor: E. L. Stout.
- BS, mathematics, May 2000, New Mexico Tech. Advisor: David Arterburn.

- with C. Stolk and W. W. Symes, Well-posedness of Initial/Boundary Value Problems for Hyperbolic Integro-differential Systems with Nonsmooth Coefficients. Preprint.
- On the Range of the Forward Map for the Viscoelastic Seismic Inverse Problem.
*Inverse Problems*, 22(6): 1947-1958, 2006 - A Contraction Theorem for the One-Dimensional Seismic Inverse Problem on a Viscoelastic Medium.
*Inverse Problems*, 22(5): 1869, 2006.

There is an archive of web pages for all the classes I have taught. If you are a student in one of my classes, feel to look through old assignments and exams I have given in the past to get an idea for the kinds of questions I like to pose.

Classes taught at Rice University:

- CAAM 336(1) Spring 2008: Boundary value problems
- CAAM 436 Autumn 2007: PDEs of Mathematical Physics, i.e., careful derivation of common PDEs of physics
- CAAM 336(2) Spring 2007: Boundary value problems

Classes taught at the University of Washington:

- Math 324(E) Autumn 2005: Vector calculus
- Math 102(A) Winter 2005: College algebra
- Math 126(D) Summer 2002, Math 126(U) Summer 2003: Third quarter calculus, i.e., sequences, series, and partial derivatives
- Math 307(B) Spring 2003: Differential equations

Recently I overhauled the website for The Rice Inversion Project. It was fun learning a bit of CSS, but I know there is much room for improvement. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let me know.

Pstricks is a great illustration tool for LaTeX. To the right is an a picture of a three dimensional domain I did for a vector analysis class using pst-3dplot. Here's the LaTeX code for it. It's surprisingly simple to do this. If you want to try it yourself, you need the pstricks package, the pst-3dplot package, and also the xkeyval and xcolor packages. If you do LaTeX, I strongly suggest you try to make your diagrams in pstricks. |