Yajni Warnapala

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Yajni Warnapala, Ph.D.Chair, Department of Mathematics, Professor of Mathematics

Contact Information

(401)254-3097ywarnapala@rwu.eduMNS 224

Areas of Expertise

Numerical Analysis, Integral Equations, Helmholtz Equation and Radiosity Equation

Education

B.S. Slippery Rock University
M.S. New Mexico State University
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Research
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Current Research Students
Matthew D'Amico - BS Applied Mathematics/Environmental Science '21
Cole Foster - BS Engineering/Applied Mathematics '20
Tyler Simmons - BS Marine Biology/Applied Mathematics '19

Past Research Students

Grants & Consulting
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: The Numerical Solution of the Helmholtz Equation for the Superellipsoid via the Gallerkin Method. Summer 2012

NASA Project PI for RI Space Grant: The Numerical Solution of the Helmholtz Equation for the Superellipsoid via the Modified Gallerkin Method for the Impedance Boundary Value Condition. Summer 2014

EPSCoR - RID Grant: The Numerical Solution of the Helmholtz Equation for the Biconcave Disk (Blood Cell) for the Dirichlet Boundary Condition: Mars Project. Spring 2015

NASA Project PI for RI Space Grant (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research): Numerical Solutions of the Radiosity Equation for the Spherical Quatrefoil and Spherical Rhombus on Mars. Summer 2016-17

NASA Project PI for RI Space Grant (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research): Numerical Solutions of the Radiosity Equation for the Spherical Quatrefoil on Mars. Summer 2017

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.

Professional Associations
American Mathematical Society
Mathematical Association of America

Courses Taught
Biostatistics
Differential Equations
Linear Programming
Engineering Mathematics
Numerical Analysis