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Jeffery Leader

Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Jeffery Leader is an expert in numerical analysis, scientific computation, and computational genetics, and is the author of the textbook Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computation. He has had summer research fellowships at the Army Research Lab, Naval Surface Warfare Center, and Air Force Research Lab, and spent a sabbatical year at Sandia Labs working on supercomputing with biological applications. Dr. Leader advises the Martial Arts Club and co-advises the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society.

Teaching Interests

  • Computational Science
  • Applied mathematics

Research Interests

  • Computational modeling
  • Numerical analysis
  • Scientific computation
  • Summer Research Fellowships, Army Research Lab., Naval Surface Warfare Center, Air Force Research Lab

Select Publications & Presentations

  • Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computation, Pearson Addison Wesley, 2004
  • Leader, J., Stuart, G. W., and Moffett, K., “A Comprehensive Vertebrate Phylogeny Using Vector Representations of Protein Sequences from Whole Genomes,” Molecular Biology and Evolution, 19, 4, 2002

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Visiting Professor of Mathematical Sciences, United States Air Force Academy, 2012-13

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Brown University, 1989
  • ScM, Brown University, 1987
  • BSEE, Syracuse University, 1985
  • BS, Syracuse University, 1985