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Ronald A. DeVore

  • The Walter E. Koss Professor and Distinguished Professor of Mathematics
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Texas A&M University

College Station, TX 77840 USA


Ph.D. Mathematics Ohio State University 1967
B.S. Mathematics Eastern Michigan University 1964


2010 – Present Distinguished Professor Texas A&M University
2008 – Present Walter E. Koss Professor Texas A&M University
2005 – Present Robert L. Sumwalt Distinguished Professor Emeritus University of South Carolina
1999 – 2005 Director, Industrial Mathematics Institute University of South Carolina
1986 – 2005 Robert L. Sumwalt Professor of Mathematics University of South Carolina
1977 – 1986 Professor University of South Carolina
1974 – 1977 Professor Oakland University
1970 – 1974 Associate Professor Oakland University
1968 – 1970 Assistant Professor Oakland University


Current Projects

  • Model Classes, Approximation, and Metrics for Dynamic Processing of Urban Terrain Data
  • Collaboration for Mathematical Geosciences: Development of New Statistical Learning Theory and Techniques for Improvement of Convection Parameterization in Climate Models
  • Software for Generating Geometrically and Topologically Accurate Urban Terrain Models Using Implicit Methods
  • Fundamental Questions in Compressed Sensing
  • Fast Computational Algorithms in High Dimensions
  • Computational Foundation for Investigations in Capturing Sparsity in Very High Dimensions


Honors and Other Special Scientific Recognition

  • 2011 - La Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris Gold Medal
  • Elected 2007 - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2007 - SPIE Wavelet Pioneer Award
  • 2006 - Plenary Lecturer, Internation Congress of Mathematicians, Madrid
  • 2004 - Honorary Doctorate, RWTH-Aachen
  • 2003 - ICS Hot Paper Award
  • 2002 - Alexander von Humboldt Research Award
  • Elected 2001 - American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2001 - Bulgarian Gold Medal of Science
  • 2000 - Journal of Complexity Outstanding Paper Award
  • 1975-1976 - Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship
  • 1964-1967 - NDEA Fellow


5 Selected Publications

  • (with A. Chkifa, A. Cohen, R. DeVore, and C. Schwab), Sparse Adaptive Taylor Approximation Algorithms for Parametric and Stochastic Elliptic PDEs, submitted.
  • (with A. Belochitski, P. Binev, M. Fox-Rabinovitz, V. Krasnopolski, and P. Lamby) Tree Approximation of the Long Wave Radiation Parameterization in the NCAR CAM Global Climate Model, Journal of Computation and Applied Mathematics, to appear.
  • (with P. Binev, W. Dahmen, P. Lamby, D. Savu, R. Sharpley) Compressed Sensing and Electron Microscopy, to appear in "Imaging at the Edge - Nanoscale Imaging in Electron Microscopy", Springer, 2011.
  • (with P. Binev, A. Cohen, W. Dahmen, G. Petrova, and P. Wojtaszczyk), Convergence Rates for Greedy Algorithms in Reduced Basis Methods, SIAM J. Math. Anal. 43 (2011), 1457-1472.
  • (with A. Cohen, I. Daubechies, G. Kerkyacharian, and D. Picard), Capturing Ridge Functions in High Dimensions from Point Queries, Constructive Approximation, to appear.


IMI Preprints and Seminars

Go to the list of 23 preprints and 8 seminars by Ronald A. DeVore.

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