Typical Coursework

Students affiliated with the Geo-Mathematical Imaging Group earn degrees in either Mathematics or Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Each department has its own admission and degree requirements: Mathematics maintains a graduate studies handbook at http://www.math.purdue.edu/academic/grad/overview  and Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Science has a similar page describing the graduate program in that department at http://www.eaps.purdue.edu/students/graduate 

Students are advised to take courses from the list below in order to be conversant in applied inverse problems:
  • MA 514 Numerical Analysis
  • MA 523 Intro to Partial Differential Equations
  • MA 530 Functional Complex Variables I
  • MA 542 Theory of Distributions and Applications
  • MA 544 Real Analysis Measure Theory
  • MA 546 Intro Functional Analysis
  • MA 554 Linear Algebra
  • MA 611 Methods of Applied Mathematics I
  • MA 615 Numerical PDE
  • MA 642 Methods of Linear & Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations I
  • MA 643 Methods of Partial Differential Equations II
  • CS 515 Applied Numerical Linear Algebra
  • CS 543 Simulation & Modeling of Computer Systems
  • EAPS 557 Intro to Seismology
  • ECE 538 Digital Signal Processing
In addtion to the courses in the above list, students working with GMIG might consider special topics courses from the list below when forming their plan of study:
  • MA 598 Applied Inverse Problems
  • MA 598 Introduction to Radon Transform and X-ray Transform
  • MA 692 Pseudo-differential Operators
  • MA 692 Structured Matrix Analysis
  • MA 692 Introduction to High Performance Computing
  • MA 698 Dispersive Analysis in Porous Media
  • EAPS 560 Seismotectonics and Lithospheric Deformation
  • EAPS 580 Geodynamics I
  • EAPS 591 Advanced Topics in EAPS
  • EAPS 657 Geophysical Inverse Theory
Students interested in working within GMIG are encouraged to contact Dr. De Hoop to discuss their strengths and goals, and to determine what plans of study are most suitable for them.