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Suzanne L. Weekes

Professor Weekes is director of the Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (CIMS) at WPI. She and other colleagues in CIMS enjoy working with students on graduate and undergraduate research projects that come directly from business, industry, and finance. She is also the principaI investigator of the WPI Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Industrial Mathematics and Statistics, which is funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense. This REU program opens up the opportunity of industrial math and statistics research to undergraduate students from other universities. She and her colleagues are very proud of the fact that this REU program will be celebrating its 15th year in 2012. Weekes is also co-director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Undergraduate Program (MSRI-UP) in Berkeley, CA.

Advising students on research projects in a diverse area of applications is particularly exciting to Professor Weekes. She enjoys working with students on different problems from the real world that require the use of their mathematical and computing expertise. She finds that WPI students are creative, enthusiastic, and wonderfully multidimensional in their interests and their skills, and she never ceases to be impressed by every student she really gets to know. Currently, Professor Weekes and PhD student Gerardo Hernandez are developing an adaptive, multiscale mathematical and numerical model to study the development of glioblastoma multiforme—a most lethal form of brain cancer.

Research Interests

  • Numerical Methods
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Dynamic Materials
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Industrial Mathematics

Education

  • BS, Indiana University, 1989
  • MS, University of Michigan, 1990
  • PhD, University of Michigan, 1995

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