Dr. Randall J. LeVeque

Professor of Applied Mathematics


Randall J. LeVeque is a Professor of Applied Mathematics and Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he has been on the faculty since 1985. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1982 and has also held positions at UCLA and ETH-Zurich. He is a Fellow of both the American Mathematical Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

LeVeque is the author of several popular textbooks and numerous research publications, and has extensive experience with scientific software development. His primary research interest is the development and application of numerical methods for solving partial differential equations, particularly hyperbolic conservation laws that are used to model wave propagation in many applications. In 1995 he released the first version of Clawpack, a software package implementing some of these methods, and he remains a lead developer and frequent code contributor to this open source project.