SETH A. MARVEL

Research Fellow, Michigan Society of Fellows

Department of Mathematics and Center for the Study of Complex Systems

University of Michigan

Department of Mathematics and Center for the Study of Complex Systems

University of Michigan

I am an applied mathematician and general scientist with a specialization in dynamical systems, networks, and algorithms. I use methods from these and other areas of mathematics to study problems in a range of fields, including biology, ecology, sociology, linguistics, engineering, and philosophy. I am especially interested in problems that are both mathematically interesting and of strong fundamental or practical significance in some clear and direct sense. (I find this constraint limiting enough that drawing from a broad range of fields is helpful.) For each problem, I try to arrive at a new solution by building up from fundamental principles.

CMPLXSYS 511 Theory of Complex Systems

FALL 2013 | UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

*Description:* This course provides an introduction to the mathematical and philosophical foundations of the study of complex systems. Topics include deterministic dynamical systems, chaos, nondeterministic models, stability, robustness, universality, criticality, information theory, and network analysis. The course considers applications in population dynamics, microbiology, evolutionary theory, epidemiology, condensed matter physics, opinion formation, and the environment.

MATH 255 Applied Honors Calculus III

SPRING 2013 | UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

*Description:* This is the middle course in a three-course honors calculus sequence intended for engineering and science majors. It covers both differential and integral multivariable calculus. Topics include vector fields, line, surface, and volume integrals, Green's theorem, Stokes' theorem, the divergence theorem, and applications (e.g. electromagnetic fields, fluid dynamics).

MATH 115 Calculus I

FALL 2011 | UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

*Description:* This is the first course in a three-course sequence designed to provide a standard introduction to the concepts and methods of calculus. Topics include functions and graphs, derivatives and their applications to real-life problems in various fields, and an introduction to integration.

ECE 4450 Computer Networks & Telecommunications

FALL 2008 | CORNELL UNIVERSITY

*Description:* This is a course in the design, analysis, and implementation of computer and communication networks and systems. Topics include Internet best-effort architecture, data transmission and data encoding, data link control, circuit vs. packet switching, congestion control, shortest path routing, Asynchronous Transfer Mode, local area network technology, protocol design (OSE and IP), network security, and multimedia.