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Grady Wright

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Office: MB 140-A
(208) 426-4674

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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.

Computational and applied mathematics at Boise State University

Selected products

  • 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).

Publications on Google Scholar

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