Alex Barnett

Professor, Applied Mathematics
How to reach me:
Kemeny, room 206, tel (603) 646-3178
Applied Math Lab: Kemeny, room 209

By physical mail:
Department of Mathematics
6188 Kemeny Hall
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH, 03755

Research  support: National
NSF     Wetterhahn Award
Jeffe Fellowship
Bio and CV;     Professional statement (2016) Note: As of October 2017, I am moving full time to the Flatiron Institute in NYC, heading up the Numerical Algorithms group in the Center for Computational Biology (CCB). We work on computational methods and their software implementations relevant to biology, including neuroscience, imaging, data analysis, statistics, biophysical PDEs, and numerical libraries.

Publications, talks, and notes     (also see google scholar)

Our group: Paula Chen '17. Senior thesis on improving spike sorting algorithms for neural electrical recordings.
Matthew Jin '17. NSF-funded undergraduate researcher measuring topology statistics of nodal sets of random plane waves.
Prospective grad students: although the 1st-yr qual is pure-math oriented, the 2nd-yr need not be, and there is an excellent applied/computational group at Dartmouth. Do apply!

Seminars and conferences: I started and ran Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar from 2006-2015. I was the main organizer for the workshop Modern Advances in Computational and Applied Mathematics at Yale, June 2017.

Collaboration & mentoring:

Teaching  students should check out our applied courses roadmap

Service to College on Student Life

  • Letter to President Hanlon on Sexual Assault and the Greek System (Sept 2013). Contains useful references for anyone who cares about reducing rape on campus.
  • Opening statement for The Great Debate on the future of the Greek system at Dartmouth (April 2014). Accompanying reading list documenting effects of Greek life on student wellbeing.
  • Letter to The Dartmouth re article in Green Key special issue (May 2014).
  • Statement for Moving Dartmouth Forward Committee on Extreme Behaviors (Aug 2014).
  • Our letter signed by at least 239 faculty, on phasing out the Greek system. (Nov 2014). Faculty voted on this issue 11/3/14: 116 for, 13 against, 3 abstain.
Old Personal Page  media projects, music, photos, wind energy, electronics...

Images from our group used for SMS/CRM 2015 poster:

Periods, pitches & pipes: a new middle-school teaching module connecting music and math. Megan Martinez, Alex Barnett (via GK12 and NSF, 2013)


Quasi-periodic scattering from dielectric gratings (2010):

My front cover, Notices of the AMS (2008):

MFS basis stability for the Helmholtz equation (2004):

Math is a myth in Wales icon

Dartmouth crime map

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