Academic Positions and Full Biography


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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

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

8/12-7/13:
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies , Harvard University, Boston, MA
8/12-7/13:
Department of Mathematics , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
8/08-9/08:
Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
3/08-6/08:
Department of Mathematics , University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
1/07-3/07:
Department of Physics , Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy
3/06-5/06:
Department of Mathematics , University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom
7/04-12/04:
Department of Physics , University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
4/03-6/03:
Department of Electrical Engineering , Columbia University , New York City, NY
6/98-8/98:
Optique Nonlineaire Theorique, University Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
3/98-5/98:
Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Rome, Italy
9/97-2/98:
Department of Electronic Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
7/96-8/96:
Department of Mathematics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

 

 

Editorial Activities

2015-
Associate Editor, Science Advances
2012-
Associate Editor, SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics

 

 

Honors and Awards

2012-2013
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
2001-2006
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

 

 

Seminars and Colloquia

September 2016
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
April 2016
Institute for Disease Modeling, Bellevue, WA
January 2016
Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, WA
December 2015
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
December 2015
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
December 2015
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
November 2015
Portland State University, Portland, OR
November 2015
Massachusetts Instittute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
October 2014
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
September 2014
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
May 2014
Marchex Inc., Seattle, WA
May 2014
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
April 2014
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
December 2013
Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA
June 2013
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
June 2013
MIT Lincoln Laboratories (high-power lasers), Lexington, MA
June 2013
Mathworks Inc, Natick, MA
May 2013
MIT Lincoln Laboratories (radar & detection), Lexington MA
April 2013
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
April 2013
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York, NY
March 2013
Worcester Polytechnic University, Worcester, MA
February 2013
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
February 2013
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montreal, CA
February 2013
McGill University, Montreal, CA
February 2013
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
February 2013
Boston University, Boston, MA
November 2012
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
October 2012
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
October 2012
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Cambridge, MA
October 2012
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
May 2012
Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, Richland, WA
May 2012
University of California, Los Angeles, CA
April 2012
University of California, Merced, CA
March 2012
Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel
March 2012
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
January 2012
Intellectual Ventures Labs, Bellevue, WA
September 2011
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
September 2011
Brown University, Providence, RI
April 2011
Columbia University, New York City, NY
April 2011
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
April 2011
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
October 2010
University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
October 2010
Harvard University, Boston, MA
October 2010
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
April 2010
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
April 2010
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
April 2010
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne, IL
April 2010
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
April 2010
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
March 2010
Kirtland Air Force Research Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
March 2010
Boeing Math Group, Bellevue, WA
September 2009
Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam
August 2009
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
June 2009
Aston University, Birmingham, England
June 2009
Weierstrass-Institut fur Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik, Berlin, Germany
June 2009
Microvision Inc., Redmond, WA
April 2009
Columbia University, New York, NY
March 2009
Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
March 2009
ACMS, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
February 2009
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
February 2009
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
January 2009
University of California, Irvine, CA
December 2008
University of California, Berkeley, CA
September 2008
Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
August 2008
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
July 2008
ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
April 2008
University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
February 2008
State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
January 2007
University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
December 2006
Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
December 2006
University of California, Merced, CA
October 2006
Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom
September 2006
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
September 2006
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
September 2006
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
June 2006
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
March 2006
University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom
February 2006
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
February 2006
Boston University, Boston, MA
September 2005
Weierstrass-Institut fur Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik, Berlin, Germany
September 2005
Max Planck Institut fur Physik komplexer Systeme, Dresden, Germany
December 2004
University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
September 2004
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
August 2004
University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
February 2004
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
February 2004
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
January 2004
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
July 2003
University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
July 2003
University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
July 2003
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
April 2002
Columbia University, New York, NY
April 2001
nLight Photonics Corporation, Seattle, WA
March 2001
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
December 2000
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
December 2000
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
December 2000
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
September 2000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
September 2000
Brown University, Providence, RI
June 2000
Corning Incorporated, Opto-Electronics Division, Sommerville, NJ
February 2000
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
December 1999
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
March 1999
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
February 1999
Applied Mathematics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
January 1999
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
November 1998
Applied Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
October 1998
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
August 1998
Institut fur Theoretische Physik, Dusseldorf, Germany
May 1998
Universita degli Studi di Roma ``La Sapienza'', Roma, Italy
April 1998
Pirelli, Division of Photonics Research, Milan, Italy
March 1998
Universita degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Italy
March 1998
Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Rome, Italy
January 1998
Tyco Submarine Systems Ltd., Holmdel, NJ
December 1997
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
November 1997
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
March 1997
Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ
February 1997
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
February 1997
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
February 1997
Harvey-Mudd College, Claremont, CA
February 1997
Texas A&M, College Station, TX
February 1997
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
February 1997
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
November 1996
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
October 1996
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
April 1996
Brown University, Providence, RI
February 1996
International Submarine and Lightwave Systems, Holmdel, NJ
November 1995
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
October 1995
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
October 1995
College of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ
April 1995
Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, Minneapolis, MN
October 1995
AT&T Bell Labs Mathematical Sciences Research Center, Murray Hill, NJ
July 1995
3M Computational Science Center, St. Paul, MN
October 1994
AT&T Bell Labs Division of Theoretical Physics, Murray Hill, NJ
September 1994
Honeywell Technology Center, Minneapolis, MN
April 1994
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

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