Dr. Mahboub Baccouch, Ph.D.
Position: Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2014-present
Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2008-2014
Ph.D., in Mathematics, Virginia Tech, May 2008
M.S., in Mathematics, Virginia Tech, December 2005
M.S., in Engineering Mathematics, Tunisia Polytechnic School, January 2005
B.S., in Engineering, Tunisia Polytechnic School, June 2004
Office: Durham Science Center 233,
Address : 6001 Dodge st.,
Omaha, NE, 68182
Last Date Modified – Fall 2013
I received both bachelors (2004) and masters (2005) degrees in Engineering and Engineering Mathematics from Tunisia Polytechnic School. In Dec 2005, I received my second Master of Science in Mathematics degree from Virginia Tech. I received my Ph.D degree in Mathematics in May 2008 from Virginia Tech. I served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and as a Graduate Research Assistant at VT and taught several different freshman level courses in this role as well as serving as a tutor for both traditional and online students. In Fall 2008, I joined the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where I worked as an Assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics. In Spring 2014, I got promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure.
My interests of research and teaching are in applied mathematics. Specifically my interests are related to numerical solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations. I am currently investigating topics related to numerical analysis, scientific computing, numerical methods for solving differential equations using higher-order methods including discontinuous Galerkin methods and finite element methods, applied and computational mathematics, error estimation and adaptivity, and computational fluid dynamics. I am also studying numerical solutions of mathematical problems using higher-order methods with broader applications. I am interested in collaborating with experimentalists in these fields. I enjoy doing research with graduate and undergraduate students.
My objectives are to practice, teach, conduct research, publish, and consult in the field of applied mathematics. Furthermore, I would like the opportunity to empower undergraduate and graduate students in the field of applied mathematics, including scientific computation and engineering applications.
Teaching (UNO) Department of Mathematics (Fall 2008-Present): I teach Calculus (Math 1950, 1960), applied Linear Algebra (2050), Differential equations (Math 2350), Numerical methods (Math 3300), Partial differential equations (Math 4330, 8250) and Numerical analysis (Math 8500, 8510) courses at all levels. If you are currently enrolled in one of my classes you should find the syllabus and course materials on the Blackboard website.
Teaching (Virginia Tech) Department of Mathematics (Fall 2004-Spring 2008): I taught the following courses: Math 1205, Math 1206, Math 2015. I also worked as a Mathematics tutor at the math emporium, a campus computer facility, Virginia Tech, 2004 -2006.
Personal: My wife is Nassiba and I have two daughters, Meriem (b. 2009) and Iman (b. 2012). I hope they will be using DG methods to solve PDEs by Next year!