Hala AH Shehadeh

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at James Madison University . Before that, I was a postdoc at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor mathematics department . I finished my Ph.D. at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University in Sept 2010, under the supervision of Professor Robert V. Kohn.

Research Interests

Mathematical Modeling in Materials Science
I use methods from PDE, dynamical systems, and numerical analysis to study
  • higher order evolution equations,
  • gradient flow partial differential equations,
  • self-similarity in the solutions of nonlinear partial differential equations,
  • stability analysis for critical points of non-linear flows,
  • PDE and discrete step models for epitaxial structures.

    Inverse Problems and Imaging
  • Inverse problems in threat detection: I have studied uniqueness related to inverting the advection-diffusion equation. I also worked on numerical L^1-minimization methods.
  • Inverse scattering theory: A typical application is the imaging of the subsurface. My focus is on the inversion of the Bremmer series, to determine the scattering potential of a bounded medium from boundary measurements of a scattered wave.

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    Gibran.. On Children and On Love

    Contact Information
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    305 Roop Hall MSC 1911
    James Madison University
    Harrisonburg, VA 22807

    Office location: 118 Roop Hall
    Email: alhajjhy-at-jmu-dot-edu
    Office Phone: (540) 568-3807

    Curriculum Vitae


  • Spring 2017 ( Schedule)
    Math 441: Analysis and Dynamics of Differential Equations (Math 441)
    Math 205: Class website is on Canvas. Online homework assignments are at CENGAGE.
  • Past Teaching at JMU
    Fall 2016: Mathematical Modeling I- Optimization (Math 340) and Introductory Calculus (Math 205).
    Spring 2016: Analysis and Dynamics of Differential Equations (Math 441) and Introductory Calculus (Math 205).
    Fall 2015: Differential Equations (Math 336) and Introductory Calculus (Math 205).
    Spring 2015: Complex Variables (Math 360) and Introductory Calculus (Math 205).
    Fall 2014: Calculus II (Math 236).
    Spring 2014: Calculus I (Math 235).
  • Undergraduate Research
    Fall 2016 and Spring 2017: CURM sponsored students:
    Summer 2014: Students in the REU program: Robert Staniunas and Zev Woodstock. REU Photo.

    Publications and Preprints

    Working Out..

    Cheer for us at:
    Tough Mudder Upstate New York (Mudder Photo! )
    Navy Air Force Half Marathon (NAF Photo! )
    Philadelphia Half Marathon (Philly Photo!)
    Shamrock Half Marathon (Shamrock Photo!)
    Charlottesville Fall Classic Half Marathon (Charlottesville Photo1 Photo2!)
    Bird In Hand Half Marathon (BIH Photo!)

    Harrisonburg Activities

    Harrisonburg Running and Adventure group (Jan 2014- Jan 2015).