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Mailing Address:
Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
University of Illinois, Chicago
322 Science and Engineering Offices (SEO) M/C 249
851 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607-7045, USA

Office information:

1221 Science and Engineering Offices (SEO)
phone: (312) 413-2167
fax: (312) 996-1491
Title: Professor

Teaching Fall 2024: Math 210 and MCS 471

Short Bio: I received my Ph.D. in mathematics in 2003 from the University of Georgia and spent two years as a postdoctoral associate at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota. I then worked at Northern Illinois University for seven years before coming to UIC in 2012. In 2009, I was awarded a Sloan Fellowship. My research has been partially funded by the National Science Foundation. I am currently supported by a Simons collaboration grant.

Primary research interests: Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations

My current interests consist in extending in various directions work by others on finite elements and numerical methods for the Monge-Ampere equation. This approach yields surprising and unexpected results. In a series of papers, I explained why standard discretizations work for the Monge-Ampere equation. Earlier in my carrier, I contributed, with D. Arnold and R. Winther, to the resolution of an open problem on finite element methods for symmetric tensors. I also obtained (with D. Arnold) other significant and dramatic results on the serendipity finite elements and new finite element differential forms.

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Scientific Activities

I have attended many conferences and workshops . I will be attending many more .

More about me

I'm from Benin West Africa. I came in the U.S. in Fall 1998 for my doctoral studies.

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