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Kate Fowler

Associate Professor
Clarkson University
PO Box 5815
Potsdam, NY 13699-5815

361A Science Center
Phone: 315-268-2376

Research Interests
My research interests are in the areas of numerical analysis, optimization, computational mathematics, and nonlinear equations. My research has centered around applications from hydrology including simulation of groundwater flow and transport, adaptive temporal integration for a nonsmooth, nonlinear PDE that models unsaturated ground water flow, and optimal design for water resource management and groundwater remediation problems.

Publications (Last two years)
K.R. Fowler, J.P. Reese, C.E. Kees, J.E. Dennis, Jr., C.T. Kelley, C.T. Miller, C. Audet, A.J. Booker, G. Couture, R.W. Darwin, M.W. Farthing, D.E. Finkel, J.M. Gablonsky, G. Gray, T.G. Kolda, A Comparison of Derivative-free Optimization Methods for Water Supply and Hydraulic Capture Community Problems, accepted to Advances in Water Resources, January 2008.

K.R. Fowler, S.M.Lalonde, E.W. Jenkins, C.L.Cox A Simulation-based Optimization Approach to Polymer Extrusion Filter Design, submitted to the Proceedings of the American Filtration and Separations Society Annual Conference, (May 19-22) Valley Forge, PA 2008.

J. Qian, K.R. Fowler, A.R. Ferro, Estimating the Resuspension Rate and Residence Time of Indoor Particles, accepted to The Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, November 2007.

K.R. Fowler, B. McClune, E.W. Jenkins, C. L. Cox, B. Seyfzadeh, Design Analysis of a Polymer Filter Using a Multi-objective Genetic Algorithm, accepted to appear in Separation Science and Technolgy, November 2007.

Aiman Q. Jaradat, K. Fowler, Stefan J. Grimberg, and Thomas M. Holsen, Transport of colloids and associated hydrophobic organic chemicals through a natural media filter, submitted to the Journal of Environmental Engineering, November 2007.

K.R. Fowler, G.A. Gray, M.S. Olufsen, Modelling Heart Rate Regulation Part II: Parameter Identification, accepted to the Journal of Cardiovascular Engineering, October 2007.

P.Turner, K.R. Fowler, D. Wick, M. Ramsdell, G. Gotham, E. Glasgow, C. French, BOCES-University Partnerships as a Model for Educational Outreach: K-16 STEM Professional Development, the Proceedings for the Inaugural Math and Science Symposium, Knoxville, TN, October 2007.

T. Hemker, K.R. Fowler, M.W. Farthing, O. Von Stryk, A Mixed-integer Simulation-based Optimization Approach With Surrogate Functions in Water Resources Management, accepted to Optimization and Engineering, July 2007.

M.P. Petito, K.R. Fowler, Adaptive Implicit Temporal Integration of ODEs with Interval Computations, submitted to Reliable Computing, April 2007, in revision.