Ross Parker

Ross Parker

RTG postdoctoral fellow / visiting assistant professor

Southern Methodist University

I am an RTG postdoctoral fellow and visiting assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at Southern Methodist University. I received my Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Brown University, where I worked with Björn Sandstede on the stability of nonlinear waves. In particular, I studied the existence and stability of multi-pulse solutions in continuous and discrete Hamiltonian systems. I also collaborate with Alejandro Aceves, Todd Kapitula and Panos Kevrekidis.

Although I have been fascinated by mathematics as long as I can remember, it took me until my mid 30s to embrace my inner math nerd. Beforehand, I worked many different jobs, including bicycle repairperson, computer network technician, church organist, math and science tutor, emergency room technician, and internal medicine intern.

In my spare time, I enjoy Scottish country dancing, Sacred Harp singing, playing piano and violin, origami, and ultralight backpacking.

Interests
  • Dynamical systems
  • Nonlinear waves
  • Numerical parameter continuation
  • Network theory
Education
  • Ph.D. in applied mathematics, 2020

    Brown University