Office: MB 140-A
I received a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2003 and then spent the next four years as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Utah before joining the Department of Mathematics at Boise State. I have also worked as a software engineer in industry, and held visiting research positions at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford, and Uppsala University. I currently serve as the Co-Director of the Computing PhD Program.
My research interests are in computational and applied mathematics, with a specific focus the areas of approximation theory, radial basis functions (RBFs), spectral and high-order finite differences, partial differential equations (PDEs) on surfaces, coupled bulk-surface biomechanical problems, iterative methods for linear systems, scientific computing, and numerical software development.
- G. B. Wright, A. M. Jones, and V. Shankar. MGM: A meshfree geometric multilevel method for systems arising from elliptic equations on point cloud surfaces. SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 45, A312-A337 (2023)
- K. P. Drake, E. J. Fuselier, and G. B. Wright. Implicit Surface Reconstruction with a Curl-free Radial Basis Function Partition of Unity Method. SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 42, A3018-A3040 (2022)
- K. P. Drake, E. J. Fuselier, and G. B. Wright. A Partition of Unity Method for Divergence-free or Curl-free Radial Basis Function Approximation. SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 43(3), A1950-A1974 (2021)
- V. Shankar, G. B. Wright, and A. L. Fogelson. An Efficient High-Order Meshless Method for Advection-Diffusion Equations on Time-Varying Irregular Domains. J. Comput. Phys., 445, 110663 (2021)
- V. Shankar, G. B. Wright, and A. Narayan. A Robust Hyperviscosity Formulation for Stable RBF-FD Discretizations of Advection-Diffusion-Reaction Equations on Manifolds. SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 42(4), A2371-A2401 (2020)
- K. P. Drake and G. B. Wright. A Fast and Accurate Algorithm for Spherical Harmonic Analysis on HEALPix Grids with Applications to the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation. J. Comput. Phys., 416 (2020).
Selected courses taught
- MATH 566 – Numerical Linear Algebra
- MATH 497/597 – Special topics: Matrix Methods in Data Science
- MATH 567 – Numerical Methods for Differential Equations
- MATH 365 – Introduction to Computational Mathematics
- MATH 426/526 – Complex variables