Yekaterina Epshteyn

Professor at the Department of Mathematics
The University of Utah


Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing, Applied Mathematics
 



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Research Interests:  

  • Numerical Methods for PDEs, Scientific Computing, Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematical and Computational Modeling of Materials
  • Shallow Water Models
  • Central-Upwind Finite Volume Schemes
  • Difference Potentials Method
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Flow in Porous Media, Multiphase Flow
  • Biomedical Applications
Publications

  • Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) Positions for Graduate Students are Available:

    Please contact Dr. Epshteyn directly at epshteyn@math.utah.edu to inquire about details

  • Current PhD Graduate Students:
  • Current Postdoctoral Mentee:
  • Alumni:
    • Postdocs:
        Michael Medvinsky (Postdoc, Fall 2013 - Spring 2015), Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, North Carlina State University
    • Graduate Students:
        Dihan Dai (Ph.D student Fall 2017 - Spring 2022, co-advised with A. Narayan)
        First Job After Ph.D: Applied Scientist I (L4) at Amazon
        Thuong Nguyen (Ph.D student Fall 2016 - Summer 2022)
        First Job After Ph.D: Postdoctoral Fellow at the UT Southwestern Medical Center
        Qing Xia (Ph.D student Fall 2014 - Spring 2019)
        First Job After Ph.D: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
        Currently: Dahlquist Research Fellow at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
        Kyle Steffen (Ph.D. student Fall 2013 - Spring 2018, co-advised with K. Golden)
        First Job After Ph.D: Postdoctoral Fellow at UT Austin Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences
        Jason Albright (Ph.D. student Fall 2011 - Spring 2016), First Job After Ph.D: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL)
        R&D Staff Scientist 2 at the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL)
        Group Alumni Jason Albright took part (at around 1:20 in a video) in a video about Los Alamos National Laboratory
        Article about Group Alumni Jason Albright article
        Patrick Bardsley (Ph.D. student Fall 2011 - Spring 2016; co-mentor: F. Guevara Vasquez), First Job After Ph.D: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Mathematics and Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin
        Currently: Machine Learning Engineer at Cirrus Logic
        Elias Clark (Graduate Student, Fall 2018 - Spring 2021, co-advised with L. Horvath)
        Gustav Ludvigsson (Currently Ph.D. student at Uppsala University under Prof. Gunilla Kreiss. Collaboration on a joint research project in 2016 - 2017, and a visiting Ph.D student in Spring 2017)
        Simon Sticko (Ph.D. student at Uppsala University under Prof. Gunilla Kreiss, defended his Ph.D in Spring 2018. Collaboration on a joint research project in 2016 - 2017, and a visiting Ph.D student in Spring 2017)
        First Job After Ph.D: Applied Researcher, Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre for Industrial Mathematics
        Siyang Wang (Ph.D. student at Uppsala University under Prof. Gunilla Kreiss, defended his Ph.D in Spring 2017. Collaboration on a joint research project in 2016 - 2017),
        First Job After Ph.D: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Mathematics at Chalmers University of Technology
    • REU Students:
        James Eckstein (Spring 2020 and Spring-Summer 2021), REU project "Numerical Algorithms for Automated Dynamic Grain Boundary Network Identification"
        James is an undergradute student in Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since Fall 2021
        Camille Humphries (Spring 2019-Fall 2019), REU project "Fast Numerical Algorithms for Models with Nonlinear Diffusion"; (May 2013 - May 2014): REU project "Central-Upwind Schemes for Shallow Water Models"
        Charlotte Blake (REU student, Fall 2018 - Spring 2019): Project "Numerical Algorithms with Application to Data Processing in Materials Science (Polycrystalline Materials)"
        Charlotte started Ph.D program in Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August 2019
        Gabrielle Legaspi (Spring 2019), REU project; (Summer 2017): Introduction to Research
        Gabrielle started MSTAT program at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Utah in August 2019
        Alex Henabray (REU student, Fall 2014): REU project "Numerical Methods for Interface Problems"
        Spencer Phippen (REU student, May 2013 - January 2014): Project "Difference Potentials Method for Interface Problems", Current Position: Software Engineer at Google

        Recent Research Talks to Middle School Students, Spring 2013:

        Project Youth - University of Utah (for 6th Graders from local schools), Spring 2013, Slides

        The presentation "Fun Adventure in Applied Mathematics or What is Applied Mathematics?" was illustrated by experiments:
      • Generating waves in a pan with a whole milk
      • And experiments using soap bubbles


      • Affiliated Faculty Member, Center for Quantitative Biology, html

      Current Teaching:

      • Fall 2022, Math 5440-6850: Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
      • Fall 2022, Math 2210-4: Calculus III
      • Spring 2022, Math 6630: Numerical Solutions of Partial Differential Equations: Selected Numerical Methods
      • Spring 2022, Math 4800: REU-Selected Numerical Algorithms and Their Analysis
      • Fall 2021, Math 6610: Analysis of Numerical Methods I
      • Spring 2021, Math 6620: Analysis of Numerical Methods II

      Contact Information

      Department of Mathematics
      The University of Utah
      Salt Lake City, UT 84112
      e-mail: epshteyn@math.utah.edu
      phone: (801) 585 - 1644