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EML3041: Computational Methods: Fall 2015


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PROFESSOR AUTAR KAW

Autar Kaw is a professor of mechanical engineering and Jerome Krivanek Distinguished Teacher at the University of South Florida.  He is a recipient of the 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching.  Autar has written several books on subjects such as numerical methods, computer programming engineering licensure examination.

 



Since 2002, under his leadership, Professor Kaw and his colleagues from around the nation have developed, implemented, refined and assessed online resources for open courseware in Numerical Methods (http://nm.MathForCollege.com).  With more than a million page views per year, this courseware is becoming increasingly popular.  This is in addition to more than 900,000 annual views of the YouTube lectures and 100,000 annual visitors to the "numerical methods guy" blog.

Professor Kaw's has written more than 80 refereed technical papers and his opinion editorials have appeared in the St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Tribune.  His work has been covered/cited/quoted in Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education,  Congressional RecordFlorida Senate Resolution, ASEE Prism (1 2 3),  Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Tribune, Campus TechnologyFlorida Trend MagazineWUSF, Bay News 9, Times of IndiaNSF DiscoveriesVoice of America, and Indian Express.

 

Professor Kaw is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a member of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).   He received his BE Honors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), India in 1981, and his degrees of Ph.D. in 1987 and M.S. in 1984, both in Engineering Mechanics from Clemson University, SC.

Professor Kaw received  2012 U.S. Professor of the Year Award from the Council of Advancement and Support of Education & Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, National Outstanding Teaching Medal from American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) in 2011, Florida U.S. Professor of the Year Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching (CFAT) in 2004, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Curriculum Innovation Award in 2004, Archie Higdon Mechanics Educator Award from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) in 2003, State of Florida Teaching Incentive Program Award in 1994 and 1997, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) New Mechanics Educator Award in 1992, and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Ralph Teetor Award in 1991.

Professor Kaw current scholarly interests include engineering education research methods, open courseware, inverted classroom, cyberlearning, thermal stresses, computational mechanics, mechanics of body armors and functionally graded materials, and sitting stresses in human nates.


Copyrights: UnCreative Commons Licenseiversity of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620-5350. All Rights Reserved. Questions, suggestions or comments, contact kaw@eng.usf.edu  This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant# 0126793, 0341468, 0717624,  0836981.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.  Other sponsors include Maple, MathCAD, USF, FAMU and MSOE.  Numerical Methods for Undergraduates by http://nm.MathForCollege.com  is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.  Based on a work at nm.MathForCollege.com