Dr. Vrushali A. Bokil

Department of Mathematics
Oregon State University

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Office: Kidder 048
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Tel: (541) 737-2609
Fax: (541) 737-0517
Department of Mathematics
368 Kidder Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97330


Professor Bokil received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Houston in 2003 under the direction of Dr. Roland Glowinski. Before coming to Oregon State University, she was a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Research in Scientific Computation at North Carolina State University , under the mentorship of Dr. H.T. Banks.

Organization Links:
Dr. Bokil's Departmental Homepage
Department of Mathematics
Oregon State University

Useful Links:

Office of Student Life
Bias Incident Response
Diversity Education
President's Commission on the Status of Women (Dr. Bokil is a member)

Research interests

Dr. Bokil's general research interests are in the areas of mathematical modeling, numerical analysis and scientific computing. She is primarily involved in the construction, analysis and simulation of novel numerical methods for Maxwell's equations in a variety of different linear and nonlinear materials, an area broadly termed as computational electromagnetics. Dr. Bokil is also interested in problems in mathematical biology and epidemiology that involve aspects of population dynamics and spatial ecology. Her work in this area involves modeling, analysis and simulation involving both deterministic and stochastic models for disease spread.

Research Links:
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience - SURE Science
Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and the Arts
Research and Funding Opportunities



  • Sept 16, 2018: Dr. Bokil has been promoted to Full Professor and is the Associate Head of the Department of Mathematics. See the ADVANCE article on Professor Bokil.
  • Dr. Bokil is a member of the SIAM Career Opportunities Committee
  • Dr. Bokil is a member of the organizing committee of the CGRB Spring Conference to be held at the CH_2M Hill Alumni Center on Oregon State University Campus on Friday, April 27, 2018.

  • Dr. Bokil has two papers recently published online
    1. V. A. Bokil, Y. Cheng, Y. Jiang, F. Li and P. Sakkaplangkul, High Spatial Order Energy Stable FDTD Methods for Maxwell's Equations in Nonlinear Optical Media in One Dimension, published online, Journal of Scientific Computing, 2018.
    2. V. A. Bokil, H. T. Banks, D. Cioranescu and G. Griso A Multiscale Method for Computing Effective parameters of composite electromagnetic materials with memory effects , published online, Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, 2018.

  • Dr. Bokil is chair of the organizing committee of the ICERM topical workshop, Computational Aspects of Time Dependent Electromagnetic Wave Problems in Complex Materials (June 25-29, 2018)..

  • Dr. Bokil has been awarded an ADVANCE Fellowship for Winter-Spring 2018.

  • Dr. Bokil has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate.


    1. Dr. Bokil's research in mathematical biology is in the news. See
      1. Mathematical Biology Tackles Destructive Plant Virus.
      2. Researchers use mathematical modeling to fight plant diseases
      3. Fighting disease with mathematics

    2. Articles on Dr. Bokil's work on equity & inclusion
      1. ADVANCE faculty fellowship
      2. Oregon State ADVANCE
      3. Article in Impact magazine.