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Daniel T Wood

Name

[Wood, Daniel T]
  • Postdoctoral Fellow

Biography

I have a passion for solving complex problems. This passion has driven me to pursue a PhD in Mathematics. My field of study is in Numerical Analysis and Mathematical Biology. As a graduate student and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), I have been employed as an instructor for several courses including College Algebra for Economics and Business Analysis, Mathematics for Economics and Business Analysis and Architectural Calculus. I have been part of the GK-12 MAVS program, where I relayed my experience in research mathematics to sixth grade students at Anderson Elementary in Arlington. I have been a graduate mentor for the UTTER program at UTA, where I advised undergraduate students in research in mathematical biology.

I enjoy learning new things and using my knowledge to teach others, however, my motivations are not limited to teaching. My goals include applying my experience with mathematics, problem solving, and technology to tackle unsolved problems in science, statistics and (financial) engineering.

Memberships

  • Membership
    • Sept 2015 to Present The Society for Mathematical Biology
  • Membership
    • Mar 2015 to Present Mathematical Association of America (MAA)  BIO SIGMAA
  • Membership
    • 2014 to Present American Mathematical Society (AMS)
  • Membership
    • Mar 2015 to Present Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Awards and Honors

    • Apr  2015 Outstanding Graduate Research sponsored by The University of Texas at Arlngton
    • Apr  2015 Mathematics Academic Excellence sponsored by The Univeristy of Texas at Arlington
    • May  2014 MAVS GK-12 Program Excellence Award sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
      Description:

      For outstanding dedication to students in the elementary school classroom.

    • Aug  2013 NSF GK-12 MAVS Graduate Fellowship sponsored by The University of Texas at ArlingtonNational Science Foundation (NSF)
      Achievements:

      I sat in and assisted teaching students in Elementary School. I taught lessons relating graduate research in Numerical analysis to sixth grade mathematics at Anderson Elementary in Arlington, TX.

      Description:

      The GK-12 MAVS (Mathematically Aligned Vertical Strands) project provides a seamless transition in mathematics that spans the school curriculum and bridges to research-level mathematics. It involves mathematics research faculty, graduate students, teachers, administrators, and K-12 students. It is funded by the NSF. 

Publications

Presentations

    • April  2015
      A nonstandard numerical scheme for solving productive-destructive systems

      Current research on nonstandard numerical methods for Productive-Destructive systems and autonomous dynamical systems is presented.

    • March  2015
      A class of nonstandard finite difference schemes for autonomous dynamical systems

      A class of numerical methods which preserve qualitative properties of autonomous dynamical systems is constructed.

    • April  2014
      Find the Error!

      A presentation given by Sherrie Sutton and I, on our participation in the NSF GK-12 MAVS program and on my work relating my research in numerical analysis to sixth grade students at Anderson Elementary in Arlington, TX.

    • March  2014
      Nonstandard finite difference schemes for general productive-destructive systems

      Previous research by Dobromir T. Dimitrov and Hristo V. Kojouharov to analyze dynamic consistency of nonstandard finite difference (NSFD) schemes for general productive-destructive systems (PDS) was done for 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional PDS. This analysis is extended to 4-dimensional PDS and beyond. The NSFD schemes are designed to be both positive and elementary stable, and thus are accurately able to model many biological, chemical and physical processes.

Courses

      • MATH 1316-001 MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS

        Section 001: Students will develop mathematical tools that are useful in analysis of business and economics problems. The topics include: Differential and Integral calculus. After this course, the students should have an understanding of, Differential and Integral calculus sufficient to apply to real problems in Business and Finance. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MATH 1316-003 MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS

        Section 003: Students will develop mathematical tools that are useful in analysis of business and economics problems. The topics include: Differential and Integral calculus. After this course, the students should have an understanding of, Differential and Integral calculus sufficient to apply to real problems in Business and Finance. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MATH 1302-100 College Algebra

        Over the course of the semester, you will study linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, absolute value, logarithmic, and exponential functions and their graphs; characteristics of other basic functions, graphing techniques, and operations on functions; systems of equations; and matrices. This is material that will provide a firm foundation for a variety of future courses as well as teach you critical thinking and processing skills. Our purpose is to help make you successful in all degree fields!

      • MATH 1327-001 ARCHITECTURAL CALCULUS

        This course covers material from differential calculus. At the end of Math 1327, the students should be comfortable calculating limits and derivatives, using calculus to sketch graphs of functions, solving problems involving the rate of change of a quantity or related quantities, and solving optimization problems using differentiation and critical points of functions.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MATH 1315-003 College Algebra for Economics and Business Analysis

        Section 003. This course covers material in a traditional algebra course with emphasis on business and financial applications. Upon completion of Math 1315, the students should have a solid knowledge of the material including (but not limited to) the topics: linear equations, systems of linear equations, systems of linear inequalities, linear programming, mathematics of finance, elements of matrix algebra, logic and probability.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MATH 1315-004 College Algebra for Economics and Business Analysis

        Section 004. This course covers material in a traditional algebra course with emphasis on business and financial applications. Upon completion of Math 1315, the students should have a solid knowledge of the material including (but not limited to) the topics: linear equations, systems of linear equations, systems of linear inequalities, linear programming, mathematics of finance, elements of matrix algebra, logic and probability.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours

Service to the Community

  • Other
    • Mar 2014 to  Mar 2014 GK-12 Elementary School Math Day at the University of Texas at Arlington

      Lead students on a campus tour, including a science show, lunch, and a math activity session.

  • Volunteered
    • Apr 2014 to  Apr 2014 Texas A&M Internation University (TAMIU) Calculus Bowl

      Assisted in running the Calculus bowl at TAMIU.

    • Mar 2013 to  Mar 2013 The 2013 Math Camp for Riverside Middle School on the University of Texas at Arlington Campus

      Assisted in hosting 300 eigth grade students.

    • Apr 2015 to  Apr 2015 95th Annual Texas Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Calculus Bowl

      Assisted in running the Calculus bowl at the MAA meeting.

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Jan 2011 to  Jan 2011 NSF Analysis Workshop: Active Learning Materials for Critical Thinking in a First Course in Real Analysis, University of Texas at Arlington

       Panelist, ’Advice from students to students’ session

    • Apr 2015 to  Apr 2015 Math Major Day at the University of Texas at Arlington

      Panelist, ’Career opportunities for undergraduate students in mathematics’ session