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Juan M. Restrepo,  Mathematics, with courtesy appointments in Statistics, EECS, and Physical Oceanography.

Contact Info

Primary Title: 
Professor
Email Contact: 
Voice Contact: 
(520) 990-4866
Fax Contact: 
(541) 737-0517
Office: 
KIDD 046
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By appointment

Professor of Mathematics, with courtesy appointments in Statistics, EECS, and Physical Oceanography.
Diversity Advocate in the Sciences and Engineering for the College of Science.

Training: theoretical physics (mathematics), electrical engineering, engineering acoustics, scientific computing. Grants: over $30M from NSF, DOE, NASA, GoMRI. Post-doctoral Training: U. Chicago/Argonne, and UCLA. Awards: SIAM Geoscience Career Award, ORISE Distinguished Post-doctoral Fellow, DOE Young Investigator Award. Consulting/visiting appointments at: Los Alamos, Argonne, NERSC/Norway, ICES/Texas, Rossby/Stockholm, SAMSI, IMA, MSRI, Maths Science Institute Warwick, Mathematical Sciences Institute, Oxford. Journal Editorial Board: "Dynamics and Statistics of the Climate System," (Oxford). Officer: Chair, Focus Group on Climate (American Physical Society), Vice-Chair Geoscience (SIAM). Government Lab Experience: ANL, LANL. Industrial Experience: Financial and Engineering Consulting, and Owner and Chief Engineer, AEP Acoustics, LLC.

Education

PhD Physics, Penn State, 1992
MS, Engineering, Penn State, 1987
BS, Music, New York University, 1983

Research

Research Field: 
Research at the Intersection of Data and Dynamics (in climate science and oceanography)
Research Description: 

Applied and computational mathematics, in two distinct research tracts: (1) the application of statistical physics ideas, data sciences, and dynamics on probability distributions, to the understanding complex non-equilibrium physical and human systems and to the development of forecasting tools for these systems; (2) the role of ocean and ocean transport in climate dynamics and in nearshore processes. Example research problems in tract 1: resilience and uncertainty quantification in natural and human complex systems, using data and physical models. Adaptive time series methods for climate and financial data. Extreme/rare events. Dimension and uncertainty reduction in complex systems. Example research problems in tract 2: oil spill dynamics, wave breaking dynamics, wave-generated transport, the role of oceans in global climate. Sediment dynamics. Outside of these tracts he has also done research on wavelets, bone dynamics, blood cell dynamics, public choice and elections, solitary waves, high performance computing.