For questions about the program, please contact:
Chair of Applied Mathematics
Ira Allen 319 | 617-989-4368
Steven Morrow, Ph.D.
Steve is arriving from Fairmont State University, where he spent two years as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics. Prior to that, he finished his PhD at Indiana University in Bloomington, where he studied probability theory. His thesis includes a collection of results on stationary sequences of random functions. Steve earned a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester and worked in industry for seven years as a machine design engineer at Coe Press Equipment Corporation in Michigan. His desire to pursue an academic career is due in large part to the interesting mathematical problems he encountered as an engineer.
Steve's other research interests include probability on graphs, finite element analysis, financial risk models, and pursuit-evasion theory. He is looking forward to working with students from all backgrounds in ways that use math to solve problems in industry.
Reinaldo Sanchez-Arias, Ph.D.
Reinaldo (Rei) Sanchez-Arias earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia. In Fall 2008 he started his doctoral studies in the Computational Science Program at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). During his years at UTEP he was involved in research projects for the Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC) in collaboration with a group at Stanford University. He interned at Repsol Oil Company USA during the summer of 2011, where he worked with a group at the Research and Innovation Geophysics Department. During 2013, he also worked as adjunct instructor at the Mathematical Sciences Department at UTEP. Reinaldo obtained a Ph.D. degree in Computational Science from UTEP in the spring of 2013, and he completed a postdoctoral researcher appointment for the AHPCRC before joining Wentworth Institute of Technology. His general areas of interest include pattern recognition, numerical linear algebra and optimization, data analysis, and high performance computing. Part of his latest research efforts has been focused on the design of fast algorithms for sparse representation problems, and their applications in data mining problems in science and engineering. He is excited to be part of the Department of Applied Mathematics, and looks forward to working with the students at Wentworth in the 2014-2015 year.