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About me

Tadanaga (忠永)

Hello. I’m a first-generation Japanese American born and raised in the States. Most people call me Tada. My background education is in Applied Mathematics. I like studying how algorithms work and how they are implemented. My research interests include a mix of

  • scientific computing
  • high performance computing
  • mathematical physics
  • numerical analysis
  • scientific machine learning

I am particularly interested in high performance computing. My dissertation was on domain decomposition methods, which are parallel algorithms to numerically solve partial differential equations. I worked on the Helmholtz equation and the Monge-Ampere equation.

Programming

I think what sets me apart from most applied mathematicians is my emphasis on neat, efficient coding in compiled languages. When it comes to developing a new algorithm or just doing some data processing, languages such as MATLAB, Python, or Julia are the best tools. However, I like to implement my numerical methods in languages like C or Fortran because there is less computational overhead and better memory management.

PAST EXPERIENCE

All of my work experience is contained in academia. During the first few years in the Ph.D. program, I had responsibilities as a graduate teaching assistant. This responsibility ranged from covering recitation classes, tutoring for MATLAB, and assigning numerical mathematics homework.

After becoming a Ph.D. candidate, I worked as a research assistant. My time was devoted to research under the guidance of my co-advisors Dr. Yassine Boudendir and Dr. Brittany Hamfeldt.


(2017-2019) Graduate Teaching assistant

I coordinated with professors to deliver a more complete learning experience for undergraduate students taking their math courses.

(2021-2023) Graduate Research Assistant

A research assistant is a competent individual capable of independent and critical thinking. This involves taking the initiative to learn new ideas, rigorous calculations, and implementing code.

(2023) Adjunct Professor

I am teaching a couple of math courses at NJIT for the fall semester of 2023.