# 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:

2014: Visiting Professor, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP), UC Santa Barbara

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:

P.K. Newton, J. Mason, B. Hurt, K. Bethel, L. A. Bazhenova, J. Nieva, P. Kuhn, "Entropy, Complexity, and Markov Diagrams for Random Walk Cancer Models,"Nature Sci. Rep., Dec. 19, 2014.L. Bazhenova, P.K. Newton, J. Mason, K. Bethel, J. Nieva, P. Kuhn, "Adrenal Metastases in Lung Cancer: Clinical Implications of a Mathematical Model,"J. Thoracic Oncology9(4), 442-446 2014.P. K. Newton, J. Mason, K. Bethel, L. A. Bazhenova, J. Nieva, L. Norton, P. Kuhn, "Spreaders and Sponges Define Metastasis in Lung Cancer: A Markov Chain Monte Carlo Model,"Cancer Research73(9), pp.2760-2769, 2013.P. K. Newton, J. Mason, K. Bethel, L. A. Bazhenova, J. Nieva, P. Kuhn, "A Markov Chain Mathematical Model to Describe Lung Cancer Growth and Metastasis,"PLoS ONE7(4), e34637, April, 2012.A. Lee, M.A. Berny-Lang, S. Liao, E. Kanso, P. Kuhn, O.J.T. McCarty, P. K. Newton, "A Low-Dimensional Deformation Model for Cancer Cells in Flow,"Physics of Fluids248, 081903, (Feature Article), 2012.A.A. Tchieu, E. Kanso, P.K. Newton, "The Finite-Dipole Dynamical System,"Proc. Roy. Soc. A468, pp.3006-3026, 2012.P.K. Newton, T. Sakajo, "Point Vortex Equilibria and Optimal Packings of Circles on a sphere,"Proc. Roy. Soc. A467, 2129, pp. 1468-1490, 2011.P.K. Newton, S. DeSalvo "The Shannon Entropy of Sudoku Matrices,"Proc. Roy. Soc. A,466, pp. 1957-1975, 2010.P.K. Newton, G. Chamoun, "Vortex Lattice Theory: A Particle Interaction Perspective,"SIAM Review51(3), pp. 501-542, 2009.P.K. Newton, P.K., K. Aslam, "Monte Carlo Tennis: A Stochastic Markov Chain Model,More publications...J. of Quantitative Analysis in Sports5(3), Article 7, 2009.

Professional Societies:

American Physical Society (APS)

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

American Mathematical Society (AMS)

Honors and Awards:

2014: Hassan Aref Memorial Lecture, Virginia Tech School of Engineering

2014: University of British Columbia Distinguished Applied Mathematics Colloquium

2013: Keynote Address, IUTAM Symposium on Vortex Dynamics: Formation, Structure, and Function

2011: Keynote Address, Nonlinear Phenomena: A View from Mathematics and Physics, National Taiwan University

2011: Mellon Foundation Faculty Mentoring Award, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC

2009: Keynote Address, International Conference on Mathematics in Sport, Groningen

2008: Keynote Address, IUTAM Symposium: 150 Years of Vortex Dynamics, Copenhagen

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