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Bio

The Wilhoit Foundation Dean's Distinguished Professor, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Alex Mahalov is the Wilhoit Foundation Dean's Distinguished Professor in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences in ASU's College of Liberal Arts and Science, with a joint appointment in the Center for Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the university's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. He works with ASU's Global Institute of Sustainability, School of Sustainability and high-performance computing group on creating high-resolution environmental forecasts. Dr. Mahalov is also an Affiliate Faculty in the School of Life Sciences.

Dr. Alex Mahalov earned a PhD in applied mathematics from Cornell University in 1991. After a postdoc in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley, he joined Arizona State University where he was promoted to the Wilhoit Foundation Dean's Distinguished Professor in 2008. Dr. Mahalov has over 150 peer reviewed publications. Most recently, research efforts focused on problems at the interface of scientific computing, computational fluid dynamics, high performance computing, earth system models, and physics based predictive modeling for integrated agricultural and urban applications. Dr. Mahalov's research has been supported by grants from NSF, USDA, NIFA, AFOSR, NASA, LANL, and contracts from industry.

Research Interests

Analysis of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems and Control, Scientific Computing, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence, High Performance Computing of Environmental Flows, Multi-Scale Modeling of Urban Atmospheres, Laser Imaging and Communications, Optical Turbulence

Education

Cornell University-Ph.D. 1986-91 (Applied Mathematics).
Thesis Advisor: Professor Sid Leibovich

Employment History

2008-Present; The Wilhoit Foundation Dean's Distinguished Professor, School of Mathematical and Statistical Scieneces, Global Institute of Sustainability, School of Sustainability, Center for Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

2014-Present, Affiliate Faculty, School of Life Sciences 

2003-2008: Professor, Arizona State University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

1997-2003: Associate Professor, Arizona State University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

1991-1997: Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

1991-1992: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of California at Berkeley, Department of Mechanical Engineering

1986-1991: Graduate Research Assistant, Cornell University

Visiting Positions

University College London, London, England, EPSRC Visiting Professor, May 15-June 15, 2002 and 2003.
Institute for Advanced Study, School of Mathematics, Princeton, January 2003.
Institut Henri Poincare and Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France, Spring 2001.
Ecole Normale Superieure, Mathematics, Paris, France, June 15-July 15, 1997.
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University, England, August 15-December 15, 1996.
NASA Langley Research Center, Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE), June 1-June 21, 1996.
NASA Langley Research Center, Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE), June 12-July 15, 1995.
Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University and NASA Ames Research Center, July 5-29, 1994.
NASA Langley Research Center, Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE), June 6-July 1, 1994.

Awards

Mentorship Appreciation Award, Arizona State University, June 2000.
Clay Mathematical Institute Ambassador, Fall 2000.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship, Arizona State University, Spring 1999.
Rosenbaum Research Fellowship, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University, 1996.
International Business Machines Corporation Graduate Fellowship, 1990-1991.
Mathematical Science Institute Graduate Fellowship, Cornell University, 1988-1989.

 

Courses

Fall 2016

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAT 494 Special Topics
STP 792 Research

Summer 2016

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
APM 792 Research
MAE 792 Research
MAT 494 Special Topics
STP 792 Research

Spring 2016

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAE 592 Research
MAE 792 Research
MAT 342 Linear Algebra
MAT 494 Special Topics
MAT 598 Special Topics
STP 590 Reading and Conference
STP 792 Research

Fall 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAT 494 Special Topics
STP 590 Reading and Conference
STP 792 Research

Summer 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
APM 792 Research
MAE 792 Research
MAT 494 Special Topics
STP 792 Research

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAE 592 Research
MAE 792 Research
MAT 494 Special Topics
MAT 598 Special Topics

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAE 592 Research
MAT 494 Special Topics

Summer 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
APM 792 Research
MAE 592 Research
MAE 792 Research
MAT 494 Special Topics

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAE 592 Research
MAE 792 Research
MAT 394 Special Topics
MAT 494 Special Topics

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
APM 598 Special Topics
MAE 592 Research

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAE 592 Research
MAE 792 Research

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAE 592 Research
MAE 792 Research
MAT 394 Special Topics
MAT 494 Special Topics

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAE 592 Research
MAT 343 Applied Linear Algebra

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAE 592 Research
MAE 792 Research

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
MAE 592 Research
MAE 792 Research
MAT 343 Applied Linear Algebra

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Georgescu,Matei * , Grimm,Nancy B , Harlan,Sharon , Mack,Elizabeth Anne , Mahalov,Alex , Moustaoui,Mohamed , Wang,Zhihua , . SRN: Urban Water Innovation Network (U-WIN): Transitioning Toward Sustainable Water Systems. COLORADO STATE UNIV (8/1/2015 - 7/31/2018).
  2. Mahalov,Alex * , Georgescu,Matei , Kamarianakis,Ioannis , Mack,Elizabeth Anne , Moustaoui,Mohamed , Turner II,Billie Lee , . EASM-3: Collaborative Research: Physics-Based Predictive Modeling for Integrated Agricultural and Urban Applications. USDA-NIFA (5/1/2015 - 4/30/2020).
  3. Mahalov,Alex * . Non-Paraxial Propagation through Strongly Inhomogenous Ionospheric Turbulence: Solving the 3D Stochastic Maxwell's Equations. DOD-AFOSR (2/15/2015 - 2/14/2018).
  4. Mahalov,Alex * , Georgescu,Matei , Kamarianakis,Ioannis , Mack,Elizabeth Anne , Moustaoui,Mohamed , Turner II,Billie Lee , . EASM-3: Collaborative Research: Physics-Based Predictive Modeling for Integrated Agricultural and Urban Applications. NSF-MPS-DMS (9/1/2014 - 8/31/2019).
  5. Georgescu,Matei * Chhetri,Netra B Hanemann,William Michael Micha Mahalov,Alex . WSC - Category 3: Sustainable Large-Scale Deployment of Perennial Biomass Energy Crops. NSF-GEO-EAR (9/15/2012 - 8/31/2017).
  6. Mahalov,Alex . Fine Scale Modeling and Forecasts of Upper Atmospheric Turbulence Computer Time User Interface (STTR). IntelliWare (9/1/2012 - 8/31/2014).
  7. Kostelich,Eric John * , Armbruster,Hans Dieter , Czygrinow,Andrzej Michal , Fishel,Susanna , Gelb,Anne , Jacobs,Mark , Kawski,Matthias , Kuang,Yang , Mahalov,Alex , Moustaoui,Mohamed , Platte,Rodrigo B , Tang,Wenbo , . MCTP: Mathematics Mentoring Partnership Between Arizona State University and the Maricopa County Community College District. NSF-MPS-DMS (7/15/2012 - 6/30/2017).
  8. Mahalov,Alex * . Multiscale Modeling and High Resolution Coupled Three-Dimensional Simulations of Ionospheric Irregularities for EM Propagation. DOD-AFOSR (8/1/2011 - 7/31/2014).
  9. Kostelich,Eric John * Mahalov,Alex . Collaborative Research: Mathematics and Climate Change Research Network. NSF-MPS-DMS (10/1/2010 - 9/30/2016).
  10. Mahalov,Alex . Fine Scale Modeling and Forecasts of Upper Atmospheric Turbulence Computer Time, User Interface. Intellieware (5/18/2010 - 1/31/2011).
  11. Mahalov,Alex * Fernando,H J S Huang,Huei-Ping Moustaoui,Mohamed Tang,Wenbo . CMG Research: Multiscale Modeling of Urban Atmosphere in a Changing Climate. NSF-MPS-DMS (9/1/2009 - 8/31/2014).
  12. Mittelmann,Renate M * Fernando,H J S Herrmann,Marcus Huang,Huei-Ping Lopez,Juan Manuel Mahalov,Alex Tang,Wenbo . Plant Fund: SCREMS: Visualization of Complex Spatio-Temporal Multiscale Fluid Dynamic Phenomena. NSF-MPS-DMS (8/1/2009 - 7/31/2010).
  13. Mahalov,Alex * Fernando,H J S Stanzione Jr,Daniel Charles . DURIP: Multi-Core Hardware for High Performance Atmospheric Characterization and Forecasting. DOD-AFOSR (6/1/2009 - 5/31/2010).
  14. Mahalov,Alex * . Nonlinear Stochastic Averaging and Ensemble Forecasting of High Impact Multiscale Stratospheric Turbulence. DOD-AFOSR (2/15/2008 - 5/31/2011).
  15. Kostelich,Eric John * Armbruster,Hans Dieter Crook,Sharon Marie Crook,Sharon Marie Gardner,Carl L Gelb,Anne Jackiewicz,Zdzislaw Jones,Donald Lopez,Juan Manuel Mahalov,Alex Renaut,Rosemary Anne Ringhofer,Christian Welfert,Bruno Denis . CSUMS: Undergraduate research Experiences for Computational Math Science Majors at ASU. NSF-MPS-DMS (9/15/2007 - 8/31/2014).
  16. Nichols-Nicolaenko,Basil * Fernando,H J S Mahalov,Alex . Characterization and Prediction of Clear Air and Optical Stratospheric Turbulence for DoD High Altitude Platforms. DOD-AFOSR (1/1/2005 - 12/31/2007).
  17. Mahalov,Alex * Nichols-Nicolaenko,Basil . Regularity of Nonlinear Problems in the Theory of Fluids and Geophysics. CRDF (6/1/2004 - 6/1/2006).
  18. Nichols-Nicolaenko,Basil * Fernando,H J S Mahalov,Alex . STATISTICS AND VARIABILITY OF TURBULENCE DYNAMICS IN THE MIDDLE ATMOSPHERE. DOD-AFOSR (1/1/2002 - 1/31/2005).
  19. Nichols-Nicolaenko,Basil * Fernando,H J S Mahalov,Alex . U.S. - FRANCE COOPERATIVE RESEARCH: TRANSPORT & MIXING IN ROTATING STRATIFIED GEOPHYSICAL FLOWS USING SPECTRAL AND WAVELET NUMERICAL. NSF-SBE (4/15/2000 - 6/30/2003).
  20. Nichols-Nicolaenko,Basil * Fernando,H J S Mahalov,Alex . ISSUES OF CHARACTERIZATION OF TURBULENCE IN THE MIDDLE ATMOSPHERE. DOD-AIR FORCE (10/1/1998 - 12/31/2001).
  21. Nichols-Nicolaenko,Basil * Fernando,H J S Mahalov,Alex . DEVELOPMENT & VERIFICATION OF EXPERIMENTAL DATABASES FOR PANCAKES STRUCTURES IN GEOPHYSICAL FLOWS. DOD-AIR FORCE (4/1/1998 - 3/31/2001).
  22. Fernando,H J S * Anderson,James R Berman,Neil Sheldon Boyer,Don Lamar Buseck,P R Mahalov,Alex . MODELING OF CONTAMINATED DISPERSION IN COMPLEX TERRAIN FLOWS. NSF-ENG (8/1/1997 - 5/31/2000).

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Service

  1. ASU Climate Center Committee in the Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS)., member (2015 - present)
  2. ASU-Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) committee on air quality research., member (2015 - present)
  3. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), member (2015 - present)
  4. American Meteorological Society, executive committee (2015 - present)
  5. American Meteorological Society, executive committee member (2015 - present)
  6. Annals of Mathematics, referee (2015 - present)
  7. Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, referee (2015 - present)
  8. National Science Foundation, member (2015 - present)
  9. Refereed 1-2 manuscripts for several journals incl Nature, J of Fluid Mech, Proc of London Math Soc,, referee (2015 - present)
  10. Refereed 1-2 manuscripts for several journals incl. J of Comp Phys, Ind U Math, J of Geoph Res, ..., referee (2015 - present)
  11. SIAM journals in applied mathematics and mathematical analysis, referee (2015 - present)
  12. School of Sustainability, faculty (2015 - present)
  13. US Department of Agriculture (USDA), member (2015 - present)
  14. ASU Climate Center Committee in the Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS)., member (2014 - present)
  15. ASU Faculty Advisory Committee on High Performance Computing, member (2014 - present)
  16. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), member (2014 - present)
  17. Department of Energy, member (2014 - present)
  18. Global Institute of Sustainability, research faculty (2014 - present)
  19. Global Institute of Sustainability, research faculty (2014 - present)
  20. National Science Foundation, member (2014 - present)
  21. School of Sustainability, faculty (2014 - present)
  22. US Department of Agriculture (USDA), member (2014 - present)
  23. Churchill Scholarship Selection Committee, member (2013 - present)
  24. ASU Climate Center Committee in the Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS)., member (2013 - present)
  25. ASU Faculty Advisory Committee on High Performance Computing, member (2013 - present)
  26. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), member (2013 - present)
  27. Annals of Mathematics, referee (2013 - present)
  28. Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, referee (2013 - present)
  29. Department of Energy, member (2013 - present)
  30. Global Institute of Sustainability, research faculty (2013 - present)
  31. Global Institute of Sustainability, research faculty (2013 - present)
  32. Global Institute of Sustainability Outreach Activities: Climate and Sustainability, lead (2013 - present)
  33. Intel Academic Community, member, ASU lead (2013 - present)
  34. National Science Foundation, member (2013 - present)
  35. Refereed 1-2 manuscripts for journals incl Nature, J Fluid Mech, P. London Math Soc, Phys of Plasma, referee (2013 - present)
  36. Refereed 1-2 manuscripts for several journals incl. J of Comp Phys, Ind U Math, J of Geoph Res., referee (2013 - present)
  37. SIAM journals in applied mathematics and mathematical analysis, referee (2013 - present)
  38. School of Sustainability, faculty (2013 - present)
  39. US Department of Agriculture (USDA), member (2013 - present)
  40. Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), NSF Mathematics Institute at UCLA, committee member (2014)

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