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Yajni Warnapala

Yajni Warnapala, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Mathematics, Professor of Mathematics
B.S. Slippery Rock University, M.S. New Mexico State University, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Contact Information
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MNS 224
Areas of Expertise: 
Numerical Analysis, Integral Equations, Helmholtz Equation and Radiosity Equation

Research

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Grants & Consulting

  • PRIMETIME INITIATIVE - Consultant for Rhode Island Education Department - Bristol/Warren School District-2003-2005 
  • ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER - Consultant on the Project titled: Evaluation of the Effect of Wound Edge Biopsies on Healing Rates of Chronic Wounds - 2008
  • ROGER WILLIAMS LAW SCHOOL - Consultant on the Project titled: Determinants of passing the RWU RI/MA bar exams on the first attempt - 2009-2011
  • MICROSOFT (Baptist Group) consultant on the Project titled:  Does Microsoft Sales folks help drive the client to upgrade their operating system (windows)? – Seattle, WA - 2011
  • NASA Project PI for RI Space Grant titled: The Numerical Solution of the Helmholtz Equation for the Superellipsoid via the Gallerkin Method - Summer 2012
  • NASA Project PI for RI Space Grant titled: The Numerical Solution of the Helmholtz Equation for the Superellipsoid via the Modified Gallerking Method for the Impedance Boundary Value Condition. Jan - Sep 2014

Other Synergistic Activities

  • Reviewer for Journal of Student Research and International Journal of Industrial Mathematics
  • Co-Facilitator for QTLC – Quantitative Teaching and Learning Community.
  • Team teaching Biostatistics with a colleague in Environmental Science. The course is designed as an interdisciplinary course that bridges statistics and biological phenomenon from the theoretical perspective with the aid of JMP (SAS for Windows) software.
  • Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) – National Councilor for Mathematics and Computer Science Division - 2011 - 2014.  
  • Developed and implemented a FORTRAN program for solving Integral equations. Currently working on extending the algorithms to the Radiosity equation and Helmholtz equation for the superellipsoid.

Courses

  • Fall 2013        Biostatistics
                           Engineering Mathematics
  • Spring 2014   Differential Equations 
                           Numerical Analysis