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Nishikawa Appointed Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Clarkson University
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Takashi Nishikawa has been appointed assistant professor of mathematics and computer science at Clarkson University. He will begin teaching this fall.
Nishikawa received his B.S. in pure and applied sciences from the University of Tokyo and his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Maryland.
Nishikawa has taught calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, discrete mathematics, probability and statistics and dynamical systems.
Nishikawa has served as a colloquium organizer, a National Science Foundation panel reviewer for grant proposals, an external reviewer for Ph.D. thesis at Arizona State University, co-organizer for the SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems and a referee for many journals, including Chaos, Physical Review Letters and Physical Review E.
Nishikawa's research interests focus on using mathematical concepts to obtain rigorous insights into interesting problems in a variety of scientific disciplines, such as physics, biology, and engineering. One current area of interest is in the mathematical and computational study of the synchronization properties of networks of oscillators. Another is in the analysis of a metabolic reaction network under optimal growth conditions using the theory of linear programming.
Nishikawa has received the Red Sock Award for best poster presentation at the SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical System, the Award for Excellence in Lecturing on Original Research from the University of Maryland Department of Mathematics, and the Travel Award from the CUDS/UCLA/Stanford Winter School in Chaotic Communications.