Mathematics Department Welcomes Nganguia

Posted on 8/16/2018 10:22:27 AM

The Mathematics Department welcomes Herve Nganguia to the faculty.

Herve NganguiaHerve joins the department after two years as a postdoctoral researcher at Santa Clara University working on problems at the interface of fluid mechanics and biology. Before that, Herve obtained his PhD in Applied Mathematics from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

His current research interests lie in theoretical and computational fluid dynamics, with special focus on their biological and industrial applications, from the hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms to demulsification in enhanced oil recovery. He also strives to integrate his research into teaching in order to engage students and demonstrate the usefulness of mathematics and the sciences in everyday life.

In addition to fluid dynamics, another interest of Herve is machine learning. He likes to spend time learning, thinking, and getting hands-on with projects that make use of intelligent algorithms to automate mundane tasks, and ultimately increase productivity.

In his spare time, Herve enjoys listening to music (most genres, but the French/Creole-based zouk is his favorite), drawing, writing, or traveling and learning about various cultures.