Andy Kassen

About Me

In 2021, I completed my Ph.D. in the mathematics department at the University of Utah as a part of the mathematical biology program. My research is in 3D simulations of whole blood on GPUs, which involves computational fluid dynamics, solid mechanics using radial basis functions to create elastic cell models, and high-performance computing. I am interested in high-order radial basis function-based numerical methods for PDEs on irregular domains and PDEs with discontinuities. I am also interested in numerical methods for the Navier-Stokes equations in irregular domains.

Education and Experience

  1. B.S. Mathematical and Scientific Computation B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of California, Davis 2006-2011
  2. Research Assistant University of California, Berkeley 2011-2012
  3. Ph.D. Mathematics University of Utah 2013-2021



Here you can find links to some preliminary results for the projects I have been working on.

Code written in the last week

This is just an approximation based on changes in some local git repos. Pie wedges not to scale.

Find me

kassen (at)
atkassen (at)
+1 801 585 1646
LCB 326
155 S 1400 E RM 233
Salt Lake City, UT, 84112-0090

Other stuff

I formerly organized the biofluids/gels research group meeting.
In the past, I have taught MATH 2210, MATH 1090, MATH 1100, MATH 1210, and have been a TA for MATH 1310, MATH 1320, and MATH 4100/COMP 5360.
For the 2016-2017 academic year, I was webmaster for the Mathematics GSAC website and was the webmaster for the Mathematical Biology group website from 2017 to 2019.