Jacob Bedrossian

Assistant Professor
Sloan Research Fellow
Department of Mathematics
Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling
University of Maryland, College Park

office: 4129 CSIC and 4115 MATH
mail: Jacob Bedrossian
The University of Maryland
4146 CSIC Building #406
Paint Branch Drive
College Park MD 20742-3289, USA

email: jacob-at-cscamm-dot-umd-dot-edu or jacob-at-math-dot-umd-dot-edu
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Research interests

Working on a problem related to the stability of hurricanes...during hurricane Sandy...

Most of my work has been devoted to the mathematical analysis of PDEs or variational problems arising from fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, plasma physics or mathematical biology. The remainder of my work is in computational physics. Roughly speaking, it can be divided into one of four categories:

My research is currently funded by an NSF CAREER grant, Applied Mathematics grant DMS-1462029, and a Sloan Fellowship.



Expository materials

Seminars and current topics courses


I am now part of the Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computation (AMSC) program!
If you are a graduate or undergraduate student interested in finding an REU project or PhD adviser, feel free to contact me and perhaps we can find something. I am open to advising students interested in the analysis of PDE as well as students also interested in doing some computational PDEs. Likely topics will be focused in some aspect of fluid mechanics or kinetic theory, tailored by the student interests, my interests, and our mutual expertises!

Previous positions

  • NSF postdoctoral fellow and Cathleen Morawetz postdoctoral fellow at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, 2011-2014.


  • Ph.D. UCLA 2011, jointly advised by Prof. Andrea Bertozzi and Prof. Joseph Teran.
  • M.S./B.S Case Western Reserve University 2007, M.S. advised by Prof. Christophe Geuzaine.

    RIPS 2010