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PhD Research Assistantships, Geometric Integration, Mechanics, and Control
Department of Mathematics, University of California, San Diego, USA.

Partial research assistantships are available for students interested in pursuing a PhD under the direction of Prof. Melvin Leok. These positions are open to both prospective graduate students, and currently enrolled graduate students at UCSD.

Message to Prospective Students

Due to the volume of email inquiries that I receive from prospective students, I will only endorse graduate applicants who have familiarized themselves with the research that is conducted in my group, and can clearly demonstrate the relationship between their academic background and the broad research directions listed below.

Please take the time to carefully read the entire announcement describing the position, and I will extend the same courtesy to your inquiries.

Generic email inquiries, and requests for funded internships will not be entertained.

Broad Areas of Research Interest

Potential Thesis Topics

Description of Support

The successful candidate will have a good first degree in mathematics, computer science, or a related field with a substantial mathematical and computational component. A strong background in differential geometry, analytical mechanics, or numerical analysis is particularly desirable. The student will be affiliated with the Center for Computational Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at UCSD, as well as Computational Science, Mathematics, and Engineering graduate program.

Interested students who are currently enrolled at UCSD should schedule an appointment with Prof. Melvin Leok to discuss their research interests.

Prospective students should apply directly to the Mathematics graduate program through the following online application:
Graduate Admissions Online Application

The admission deadline, for admission to the graduate program in Fall 2010, is December 1, 2009.

If you are responding to this announcement, you should also send a copy of your application materials to Prof. Melvin Leok.

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