Jonathan Weare

Associate Professor

Department of Statistics,
James Franck Institute, and the college, The University of Chicago

Department of Statistics,
The University of Chicago
5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637


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Other affiliations

University of Chicago Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative (CAMI)
Computation Institute
University of Chicago Numerical Analysis Group
NSF Center for Multiscale Theory and Simulation

Current research interests
I make use of tools from probability theory, the theory of partial differential equations, and numerical analysis, to analyze interesting physical phenomena and to design, analyze, and apply new computational techniques to study challenging problems arising in the physical sciences and engineering. My current application areas of interest include the dynamics of crystal surfaces, molecular simulation problems in chemistry and bio-chemistry, power systems, extreme climate and weather events, and geophysical data assimilation.

Recent History
I am currently an associate professor in the Department of Statistics at the The University of Chicago and part of the Committee in Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM). I am also an associate professor in the James Franck Institute.  Before joining the Statistics Department I was an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Chicago.  Before moving to Chicago I was a Courant Instructor of mathematics at NYU and a PhD student in mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley.

Applied Mathematics at the University of Chicago
The University of Chicago has recently approved a new degree-granting Ph.D. program in Computational and Applied Mathematics.  This program will be jointly adminstered by faculty in a number of departments (Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, and others) in a formal framework called the Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM).  Information about the Ph.D. program can be found here.