Paul K. Newton

Address:
University of Southern California
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Los Angeles, California 90089-1191

Office: RRB 221
Tel. (213) 740-7782
Fax. (213) 740-7774
email: newton@usc.edu
website: http://newton.usc.edu/

Academic rank: Professor

Education:

1985 Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Brown University
1981 B.Sc., Applied Mathematics/Physics, Harvard University
1985-1987: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University

USC Academic Positions:

2013-: Professor, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck School of Medicine
1998-: Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Department of Mathematics
1993-1998: Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Department of Mathematics

Other Professional Positions:

2007: Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, Hokkaido University
2007: Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, UC Santa Barbara
2000: Visiting Professor, Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP), UC Santa Barbara
2000: Visiting Professor, Control and Dynamical Systems, Caltech
1992-1993: Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Center for Complex Systems Research, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois
1987-1992: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Center for Complex Systems Research, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois
1989: Visiting Assistant Professor, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University

Research Interests:

Nonlinear dynamics/chaotic systems, fluid mechanics, vortex dynamics, probabilistic game theory, mathematical/computational modeling of cancer metastasis, markov chain/monte carlo modeling

Selected Publications:

R. Tiron, E. Kanso, P.K. Newton, "Hydrodynamically coupled oscillators," J. Fluid Mech. 677, pp. 589-606, 2011.
B. Oskouei, E.Kanso, P.K. Newton, "Streamline bifurcations and scaling theory for a multiple-wake model," J.of Non-linear Mechanics 46, pp. 592-601, 2011.
P. K. Newton, T. Sakajo, "Point vortex equilibria and optimal packings of circles on a sphere," Proc. Roy. Soc. A, 467 no. 2129, pp. 1468-1490, 2011.
A. Ysasi, E. Kanso, P.K. Newton, "Wake structure of a deformable Joukouwski airfoil," under review, Special Issue, Physica D, 2010.
F. Jing, E. Kanso, P.K. Newton, "Viscous evolution of point vortex equilibria: The collinear state," Phys. Fluids, 22, 123102, 2010.
P. K. Newton, S. DeSalvo, "The Shannon entropy of Sudoku matrices," Proc. Roy. Soc. A, 466, 1957--1975, 2010.
A. Barriero, J. Bronski, P.K. Newton, "Spectral gradient flow and point vortex equilibria," Proc. Roy. Soc. A 466, pp. 1687--1702, 2010.
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Professional Societies:

American Physical Society (APS)
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
American Mathematical Society (AMS)

Honors and Awards:

2011: Mellon Foundation Faculty Mentoring Award, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC
1993-1994: Beckman Institute Research Fellow Award
1993: Oakely-Kund Teaching Award (University Finalist)
1981-1982: Brown University Fellowship
1978-1981: Harvard University Scholarship for Academic Achievement

Courses Taught:

AME 525, 526: Engineering Analysis I, II
AME 530 a,b: Dynamics of Incompressible Fluids
AME 511: Compressible Gas Dynamics
AME 626: Singular Perturbation Methods
AME 630: Transition to Chaos in Dynamical Systems

Recent Professional Development Activities:

Managing Editor: Journal of Nonlinear Science
Editorial Board: Journal of Nonlinear Science
Editorial Board: Texts in Applied Mathematics, Springer-Verlag
Center Advisory Committee: The Scripps Research Institute, LaJolla CA
Advisory Board: Strategic Analytics, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Paul K. Newton