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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

A fast method to compute triply-periodic Brinkman flows HN Nguyen, S Olson, K Leiderman Computers & Fluids 133, 55-67

Ho N, Olson SD, Walker H. Accelerating the Uzawa algorithm. SIAM Journal of Scientific Computing (Impact Factor – 1.854), Vol. 39, pp. S461-S476. 2017

Hydrodynamic interactions of sheets vs filaments: Synchronization, attraction, and alignment SD Olson, LJ Fauci Physics of Fluids (1994-present) 27 (12), 121901

Radial basis function (RBF)‐based parametric models for closed and open curves within the method of regularized stokeslets V Shankar, SD Olson International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids 79 (6), 269-289

Compartment calcium model of frog skeletal muscle during activation W Liu, SD Olson Journal of Theoretical Biology 364, 139-153

Mathematical modeling of calcium signaling during sperm hyperactivation SD Olson, LJ Fauci, SS Suarez Molecular human reproduction 17 (8), 500-510

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