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Nathan L. Gibson

Department of Mathematics

Nathan L. Gibson

Department of Mathematics


Professor Gibson received his Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics from North Carolina State University in 2004 under the direction of Professor H. T. Banks. Previously, he obtained a Master's Degree in Applied Mathematics with Concentrations in Numerical Analysis and Mathematical Modeling at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in August of 2001, and a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics with a Concentration in Computational and Applied Analysis and a minor in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA, in August of 1998. Before coming to Oregon State University, he was an NIA (National Institute for Aerospace) postdoctoral research fellow at the CRSC (Center for Research in Scientific Computation) working with engineers from NASA Langley.


Gibson's primary research interests are computational electromagnetics, finite element and finite difference methods, and inverse problems. Research topics coinciding with primary interests include: wave propagation modeling, homogenization, optimization and regularization techniques, high performance and parallel computing, parameter identification and sensitivity analysis, and uncertainty quantification. Current work involves finite element and finite difference methods for time-domain electromagnetics in dispersive and random media.

Research Interests

  • Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics



Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, North Carolina State University, 2004

M.S. in Applied Mathematics, University of Tennessee, 2001

B.S. in Mathematics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1998

College strategic research areas

Data Science