Greg Buzzard, Professor and Head
WelcomeThe math department plays a vital role in the educational and research missions of Purdue; we enroll thousands of students in our classes each year, and our scholarship is well-represented in top academic journals, in partnership with other departments and with industry, and in external funding. We welcome your interest in the department and invite you to explore our website and get to know us better.
Some of you may be interested in reading about the recent changes to foundational mathematics courses.
Fall 2016: MA 16100 Impact
My research in pure math has been primarily in several complex variables and dynamical systems. For the past several years I've focused on mathematical biology with an emphasis on analyzing dynamical systems and developing algorithms to better understand physiological processes. I have ongoing projects in cardiac modeling, immune system signalling, and embryo development. I'm particularly interested in questions of how changes in local properties (at the ion channel or cellular level) can influence global function and am interested in both theoretical and computational approaches to these questions. I've recently added a project on the design of filters for spectroscopy, which grew in part out of questions related to experiment design for biological systems.
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I play the violin in the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra and have a black belt in aikido in Lafayette and at Purdue, although playing with two young boys gives me less time for these things than I once had. I have an Erdos number of 3 and a Bacon number of 3.
- The case for basic research by Eric Lander at the National Math Festival in 2015.
- Mathematics: 1,000 Years Old, and Still Hot
- What can I do with a major in... MATHEMATICS?
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