Hala A. H. 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 a hybrid-type Bremmer series, to determine the scattering potential of a bounded medium from boundary measurements of a scattered wave.

    Research Statement



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    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

    Teaching

  • Fall 2014:
    This semester, I am teaching Calculus II (Math 236).
  • Past Teaching at JMU
    Spring 2014: Calculus I (Math 235).
  • Undergraduate Research
    Summer 2014: Students in the REU program: Robert Staniunas and Zev Woodstock. Preprint. REU Photo.

    Publications and Preprints

    Work Out Love!

    Cheer for us at:
    Tough Mudder Upstate New York (Mudder Photo! )
    Navy Air Force Half Marathon
    (I am really hoping to get into this one, or the next one) Paris Marathon 2015!

    Harrisonburg Activities

    Join my running and adventure group!