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, 19941995) and Princeton University (19951997), he joined the faculty of applied mathematics and served as Chair from 20072015.
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, modelocked lasers, fluid dynamics, BoseEinstein condensation, neuroscience, gesture recognition and video & image processing
Adjunct Professor (9/09present): 
Electrical Engineering
and Physics 
Professor (9/05present) and Chair (7/072/15): 
Department of Applied Mathematics 
Associate Professor (9/018/05): 
University of
Washington , Seattle, WA 
Assistant Professor (9/988/01): 

Visiting Research Fellow (9/958/97): 
Program in
Applied and Computational Mathematics Department of Mathematics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 
Visiting Fellow (9/958/97): 
Mathematical Sciences Research Center
and Division of Theoretical Physics AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ 
Postdoctoral Fellow (9/948/95): 
Institute for
Mathematics and its Applications School of Mathematics , University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 
8/127/13: 
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies ,
Harvard University, Boston, MA 
8/127/13: 
Department of Mathematics ,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA 
8/089/08: 
Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada ,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
3/086/08: 
Department of Mathematics ,
University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway 
1/073/07: 
Department of Physics ,
Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy 
3/065/06: 
Department of Mathematics ,
University of
Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom 
7/0412/04: 
Department of Physics ,
University of
Sydney, Sydney, Australia 
4/036/03: 
Department of Electrical Engineering ,
Columbia University
, New York City, NY 
6/988/98: 
Optique Nonlineaire Theorique,
University Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium 
3/985/98: 
Fondazione Ugo Bordoni,
Rome, Italy 
9/972/98: 
Department of Electronic Engineering,
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China 
7/968/96: 
Department of Mathematics,
Stanford University, Stanford, CA 
2015 
Associate Editor, Science Advances 
2012 
Associate Editor, SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics 
20122013 
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 
20012006 
National Science Foundation CAREER Award 
20012002 
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: Career
Enhancement Fellowship 
March 2000 
Department of Applied Mathematics Excellence in Teaching Award 
19982000 
3M Corporation New Faculty Award 
19971999 
Hughes Research Laboratories Research Award 
19971998 
NSF International Research Fellow Award 
19971999 
NSFNATO Postdoctoral Fellowship 
19951997 
NSF Mathematical Sciences UniversityIndustry
Postdoctoral Fellowship 
19911994 
DODNational Defense Science and
Engineering Graduate Fellowship 