Randy LeVeque

Professor Emeritus
Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Earth & Space Sciences
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PhD, Computer Science, Stanford University, 1982
B.S., Mathematics, UCSD, 1977

Professor LeVeque  has held appointments at the Courant Institute, UCLA, and ETH-Zürich, and has been on the faculty at the University of Washington since 1985.

Professor LeVeque enjoys teaching, and concentrates on classes in the fields of numerical analysis, partial differential equations, and nonlinear phenomena. He has written textbooks and lecture notes that are used at many universities.

His research interests span many areas, including numerical analysis, computational fluid dynamics, nonlinear partial differential equations, mathematical theory of conservation laws, and software development, including the CLAWPACK software for solving conservation laws and other hyperbolic systems modeling wave propagation. He is also involved in research in many applications areas, including astrophysics, geophysics, and biophysics.

Professor LeVeque is a Fellow of SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics,  and a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

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