Academic Positions and Full Biography


Short Biography

Professor Kutz was awarded the B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Washington in 1990 and the PhD in Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University in 1994. Following postdoctoral fellowships at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (University of Minnesota, 1994-1995) and Princeton University (1995-1997), he joined the faculty of applied mathematics and served as Chair from 2007-2015.



Research Interests

Numerical methods and scientific computing, data analysis and dimensionality reduction (PCA, POD, etc) methods, dynamical systems, bifurcation theory, linear and nonlinear wave propagation, perturbation and asymptotic methods, nonlinear analysis, variational methods, soliton theory, nonlinear optics, mode-locked lasers, fluid dynamics, Bose-Einstein condensation, neuroscience, gesture recognition and video & image processing



Academic History

Director (10/21-present):
NSF AI Institute in Dynamic Systems
Adjunct Professor (9/19-present):
Mechanical Engineering
Adjunct Professor (9/09-present):
Electrical Engineering and Physics
Professor (9/05-present) and Chair (7/07-2/15):  
Department of Applied Mathematics
Associate Professor (9/01-8/05):
University of Washington , Seattle, WA
Assistant Professor (9/98-8/01):

Visiting Research Fellow (9/95-8/97):
Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics
Department of Mathematics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Visiting Fellow (9/95-8/97):
Mathematical Sciences Research Center and Division of Theoretical Physics
AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ
Postdoctoral Fellow (9/94-8/95):
Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
School of Mathematics , University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN



Visiting Academic Positions

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies , Harvard University, Boston, MA
Department of Mathematics , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Department of Mathematics , University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Department of Physics , Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy
Department of Mathematics , University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom
Department of Physics , University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Department of Electrical Engineering , Columbia University , New York City, NY
Optique Nonlineaire Theorique, University Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Rome, Italy
Department of Electronic Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Department of Mathematics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA



Editorial Activities

Associate Editor, Science Advances
Associate Editor, SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics



Honors and Awards

SIAM Fellow
Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University
July 2009
Best Paper Award: International Conference of Applied and Engineering Mathematics
June 2007
Applied Mathematics Boeing Award of Excellence in Teaching
National Science Foundation CAREER Award
2001-2002 Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: Career Enhancement Fellowship
March 2000 Department of Applied Mathematics Excellence in Teaching Award
1998-2000 3M Corporation New Faculty Award
1997-1999 Hughes Research Laboratories Research Award
1997-1998 NSF International Research Fellow Award
1997-1999 NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship
1995-1997 NSF Mathematical Sciences University-Industry Postdoctoral Fellowship
1991-1994 DOD-National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship



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