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BA Providence College 2003
MS University of Rhode Island 2005
PhD North Carolina State University 2008

At WPI, I enjoy teaching all courses fundamental to applied mathematics, scientific computing, and modeling. I look forward to mentoring students interested in working on areas in Mathematical Biology, Computational Biofluids, and Scientific Computing. I specialize in Mathematical Biology, understanding emergent properties of complex systems. The goals of these models are to understand the underlying biological processes and make predictions. Please visit my website to learn more about recent research projects.

Scholarly Work

Ho N, Leiderman K, Olson SD. A 3-dimensional model of sperm motility in a Brinkman fluid. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 864, pp. 1088-1124. 2019

Nguyen N, Olson SD, Leiderman K. Computation of a regularized Brinkmanlet near a plane wall. Journal of Engineering Mathematics, Vol. 114, pp. 19-41. 2019

Olson SD and Haider MA. A computational reaction-diffusion model for biosynthesis and linking of cartilage extracellular matrix in cell-seeded scaffolds with varying porosity. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, Vol. 18, pp. 701-716. 2019

Carichino L and Olson SD. Emergent three-dimensional sperm motility: coupling calcium dynamics and mechanics. Mathematical Medicine and Biology (In Press). 2019

Huang J, Carichino L, and Olson SD. Hydrodynamic interactions of actuated elastic filaments near a planar wall with applications to sperm motility. Journal of Coupled Systems and Multiscale Dynamics, Vol. 6, pp. 163-175. 2018

Professional Highlights & Honors
National Sciences Foundation - Division of Mathematical Sciences