Mary Silber

Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics
Northwestern University

Ph.D., Physics, University of California, Berkeley
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Council Member for Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Faculty Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)

Editorial Boards (currently and formerly):
Chaos Advisory Board (2012-present)
Multiscale Modeling and Simulation: A SIAM Interdisciplinary Journal (2011-present)
SIAM Review Education Section (2011-present)
Physica D (2007-2009)
SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems (2001-2009)
Dynamical Systems: An International Journal (2000-2002)

2011-2012 Classes:
ES_APPM 421-1: Models in Applied Mathematics, Fall 2011
ES_APPM 495: Selected Topics in Applied Mathematics - Mathematical Modeling for Earth Sciences, Winter 2012
ES_APPM 421-2: Models in Applied Mathematics, Spring 2012

NSF Funded Mathematics and Climate Research Network

Postdoctoral Associates (current and former):
Claire Postlethwaite (2006-2008)
Maria Higuera (2000-2001)
Cristian Huepe (2002-2005)
Jeff Porter (2000-2002)

Previous Graduate Students:
Stephen L. Judd, Ph.D., 1999
John J.K. Derwent, Ph.D., 2000
Chad M. Topaz, Ph.D., 2002
Kimberly A. Montgomery, Ph.D., 2004
Anne Catlla, Ph.D., 2005
Luis Mier-y-Teran-R, Ph.D. in physics (jointly supervised with V. Hatzimanikatis), 2010
Tiffany Psemeneki, Ph.D., 2011
Genevieve Brown, Ph.D., 2011

Research Interests:
Dynamical systems and their applications, group theoretic methods in bifurcation theory, symmetry-breaking, control of pattern formation, Faraday waves, biophysical modeling, delay equations and feedback control, climate dynamics.

Recent Publications/Preprints (to be made current very soon)

Last Modified: July 28, 2010