Willard Miller Jr

University of Minnesota, USA


Willard Miller Jr received a Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from the University of California, CA, USA, in 1963. After two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Courant Institute, New York, NY, USA, he joined the School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, where he has been a Full-Time Professor, since 1973. He was the Head of the school, from 1978 to 1986, and the Cofounder of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), in 1980. He was an Associate Director of the IMA, from 1987 to 1994, and then a Director, from 1997 to 2001. He was also an Associate Dean for finance and planning at the Institute of Technology, from 1994 to 1997, and then an Acting Dean, in 1995. His research interests are in applied harmonic analysis and mathematical physics generally and particularly in the application of symmetry techniques in such areas as integrable and superintegrable systems, special functions, orthogonal polynomials, separation of variables, relativistic wave equations, q-series, and signal processing. He has written four books (two textbooks and two research monographs) and about 200 research papers and has edited dozens of IMA proceedings. He was the Managing Editor of the SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis for 6 years, with service on several other editorial boards. He was appointed as a CSE Distinguished Professor, in 2005. He is now a Professor Emeritus.

Biography Updated on 9 June 2014

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