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Joseph F. Coyle, PhD

Associate Professor

Department Chair

PhD, University of Delaware

Office: Howard Hall, Room 240

Phone: 732-263-5306


Spring 2018 Office Hours:

Wednesday: 10:00am-11:00am

and by appointment

Spring 2018 Courses:

Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning

Research Interests:

My research is in scattering theory, or, more specifically, the scattering of electromagnetic or acoustic waves. Scattering theory can be divided into two categories: forward and inverse. In the forward problem, the main goal is to compute the scattered wave given an incident field and the medium in which the wave travels. In the inverse problem, one tries to determine the object that actually scattered the wave given the incident and scattered field. I tend to concentrate my efforts in the area of numerical analysis, where I mainly focus on the computational aspects of scattering theory. More specifically, I work on finite element methods for the forward problem and regularization/sampling techniques for the inverse problem.