Hi! In January 2017 completed my Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at Cornell, with a minor in CSE. I completed my BS in Applied Mathematics from NC State in May 2011 as a valedictorian. My first three years at Cornell, I was supported under a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
My research area is a blend of algorithms, non-linear PDE, optimal control, and numerical analysis / scientific computing; typically geared towards robotic path-planning applications. My Ph.D. committee consisted of my advisor Alex Vladimirsky, along with two other members: David Bindel and John Guckenheimer.
After graduating I took a job as a Research Scientist at a company in Silicon Valley.
You can still contact me via email at email@example.com.
A bi-criteria path planning algorithm for robotics applications
Zachary Clawson, Xuchu (Dennis) Ding, Brendan Englot,
Thomas A. Frewen, William M. Sisson, Alexander Vladimirsky
Submitted for publication
Optimal Control with Budget Constraints and Resets
Ryo Takei, Weiyen Chen, Zachary Clawson, Slav Kirov, and Alexander Vladimirsky
SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization 53 (2), 712-744 (2015)
[Source Code (C++ via MEX) | Journal Publication | Expanded Pre-print]
Causal Domain Restriction for Eikonal Equations
Zachary Clawson, Adam Chacon, and Alexander Vladimirsky
SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing 36 (5), A2478-A2505 (2014)
Recitation TA (twice a week) for two sections of Math 1920. Multivariable calculus is a core topic in any area of engineering and applied mathematics.
Responsibilities: Homework, Holding Workshops, Teaching Recitation, Reviews, Exams.
Head instructor: Dr. Maria Terrell
List of courses taken at NCSU and Cornell. Includes some self-created study guides for some of the courses.
Notes from my final presentation for MATH 6200 at Cornell. Much of the material related to the method of characteristics comes from Evans' text, with some added diagrams and notes. Also, some notes on Calculus Variation vs. Bellman's Optimality Principle.