Browse last year's projects in Frontiers in Dynamical Systems. Be sure to request the course for Spring 2014 (see ad)
Please sign up for two classes in Spring 2014 which I'm teaching: ESM 6984 SS: Frontiers in Dynamical Systems and ESM 6314 Advanced Dynamics -- links go to the course announcements
Two new talks posted: "Geophysical transport structure and ecology: challenges and opportunities" and "Identifying transport structure: set-oriented FTLE,
bifurcations of transfer operator modes, and predicting critical transitions"
Congratulations to David Schmale for being named one of Popular Science's Brilliant Ten for 2013!
From September to December, Ross will be visiting faculty at ICMAT (Institute of Mathematical Sciences) in Madrid, Spain. If you'll be in the area, let me know!
Congratulations to Sam Raben on finishing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering and starting as a Joesph Ford Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Tech!
Ross to speak at workshop in September on Uncovering Transport Barriers in Geophysical Flows at the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery
See new paper on Real-time prediction of atmospheric Lagrangian coherent structures based on forecast data: An application and error analysis in Physica D, with lead author Amir BozorgMagham
Come to my session at Snowbird and hear my talk, (abstract here). Slides of the talk are posted here.
Congratulations to Binbin Lin and A.J. Prussin, who just passed their Ph.D. defenses! Congratulations also to Shibabrat Naik for passing his preliminary exam!
Congratulations to my former student Dr. Phanindra Tallapragada (EM PhD '10), who will join Clemson University as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering in Fall 2013!
We found a new faculty member! Congratulations to James Hanna, currently of U Mass, who will be joining ESM in August 2013.
New paper on Topological chaos, braiding and bifurcation of almost-cyclic sets published in Chaos (content includes movies under multimedia)
My former ESM masters student Jeff Twigg is featured in a press release of the Army Research Lab, Army researchers link ground robots for collaborative autonomy
New paper on Capturing near-Earth asteroids around Earth has appeared in Acta Astronautica
New paper on A set oriented definition of the finite-time Lyapunov exponents and coherent sets accepted to Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation
Ross receives 2011-12 Liviu Librescu Prize
Tentative schedule of speakers at International Conference on Flow Dynamics (ICFD), September 19-21, 2012 in Sendai, Japan is available here.
Ross to participate in Focus Program on Geometry, Mechanics, and Dynamics: the Legacy of Jerry Marsden, my PhD advisor and friend; at the Fields Insititute, Toronto, in July. The abstracts of my talks are here
ESM news story on
ESM seniors Aleksandr Andreyev, Andy Borum, James Burns, and Peter Wentzel who won the Dan Pletta Award for the best design project and the Howard Sword Award for the best computational design project, for thier report on Capturing Near-Earth Asteroids Using A Binary Exchange Mechanism
Ross promoted to Associate Professor with tenure
Ross to speak at the International Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in Beijing, August 19-24
New paper on 'Small fluctuations in the recovery of fusaria across consecutive sampling intervals with unmanned aircraft 100 m above ground level'.
Ross is organizing a session on Geometric and probabilistic methods in flow dynamics to be held at the upcoming International Conference on Flow Dynamics (ICFD), September 19-21, 2012 in Sendai, Japan. **LIST OF SESSION SPEAKERS**
Congratulations to Asteroid Capture Senior Design team Aleks, Andy, James, and Peter on winning both ESM Senior Project Awards!
Ross named a Virginia Tech College of Engineering Faculty Fellow and wins Certificate of Teaching Excellence