
Daniel OstrovDepartment of Mathematics and Computer ScienceSanta Clara University HistoryProfessor, Mathematics and Computer Science, Santa Clara University, 2012present.Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science, Santa Clara University, 20012012. Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science, Santa Clara University, 19952001. Visiting Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics, Brown University, 19941995. Ph.D. 1994, Brown University, Applied Mathematics M.S. 1992, Brown University, Applied Mathematics M.S. 1992, Brown University, Engineering B.S. 1990, University of Wisconsin  Madison, Chemical Engineering

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InterestsI am a Professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Santa Clara University. Yes, that means I do math just because I like it. The doctors tell me that many people with my condition can still lead an active, normal life. Personally, I suspect these doctors are a bunch of quacks.I am an Applied Mathematician who studies Optimal Control problems and Partial Differential Equations that arise in Finance, as well as in Engineering, Chemistry, Economics, and Physics. My recent research has concentrated on issues in Financial Mathematics and Economics.
I have also studied nonlinear, first order hyperbolic partial differential equations called Conservation Laws and HamiltonJacobi equations. I have shown how to use these equations to study shape from shading, which reconstructs a 3D surface by exploiting a 2D picture (or radar image) of the surface, and chromatography, which is a chemical separation process. Many of my publications can be found here. 
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