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PADMANABHAN SESHAIYER
Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Director, STEM Accelerator Program
College of Science, GMU
4400 University Drive, MS: 3F2
Exploratory Hall
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 9939787
Fax: (703) 9931491
Education:
 Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Maryland (1998).
 Master of Science (Honors) in Mathematics
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India (1994).
 Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Electrical &
Electronics Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani,
India (1994).
Positions Held:
 Director, STEM Accelerator Program (2013  Current)
 Director, COMPLETE
(Center for Outreach in
Mathematics Professional
Learning and Educational Technology), A Joint Center between the College
of Science and the College of Education and Human Development, George
Mason University (2010  Current)
 Full Professor (Tenured) Department of Mathematical Sciences, George Mason University (2012Current)
 Associate Professor (Tenured) Department of Mathematical Sciences,
George Mason University (20072012).
20052007
 Affiliate Faculty Member, Mathematics Education Center, Graduate
School of Education, George Mason University (2008  Current).
 Affiliate Faculty Member, School of
Mathematical, Computational, Communication
Science and Engineering (MCCSE), The Nelson
Mandela African Institute of Science and
Technology, Arusha, Tanzania (2011  Present).
 Associate Professor (Tenured) Department of Mathematics and
Statistics, Texas Tech University (20052007).
 Assistant Professor (TenureTrack)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech University
(20002005).
 PostDoctoral Research Associate Biomedical
Engineering Program, Texas A&M University. 1994 Research Scientist,
General Electric Company, India (19982000).
Research and Teaching Interests:
 Computational
Mathematics : Numerical Analysis; Numerical Solutions to Partial
Differential Equations; Finite Element Methods: Linear and Nonlinear
Problems, the p and the hp versions, Nonconforming elements; Domain
decomposition and numerical algorithms for commercial finite element
codes; Structural Mechanics; FluidStructure Interaction; Numerical linear
algebra for advanced scientific and parallel computing; Stability and
Error analysis; Inverse problems.
 Computational Biomechanics
: Membrane mechanics; Constitutive formulations; Inverse finite element
methods and parameter estimation; Fluidstructure interaction of blood
flow through the arteries; Growth and remodeling.
 Mathematics
Education : Enhancing learning with new technologies; Pedagogical
Content Knowledge; Mathematical Modeling for Teachers; Multicultural
Education; K12 Improving Teacher Quality Professional Development
Programs
 Educational Outreach: Mathematics
Professional Enrichment and K12 outreach programs

Publications: Books, Journals, Book Chapters and Proceedings.

Teaching Philosophy Statement "Here is a problem, find the
mathematics to solve it" rather than "Here is the mathematics, go
solve the problem."
MAIL ME :
pseshaiy@gmu.edu