Andy Kassen

About Me

I'm a 7th year graduate student in the mathematics department at the University of Utah and a part of the mathematical biology program. I am interested in high-order numerical methods for PDEs on irregular domains and PDEs with discontinuities. I am also interested in numerical methods for the (incompressible) Navier-Stokes equations in irregular domains. My research involves 3D simulations of whole blood.

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-present


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Find me

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

Other stuff

I organize the biofluids/gels research group meeting.
I am currently teaching MATH 1210.
In the past, I have taught MATH 2210, MATH 1090, and have been a TA for MATH 1310 and MATH 1320.
For the 2016-2017 academic year, I was webmaster for the Mathematics GSAC website and have been the webmaster for the Mathematical Biology group website since 2017.