**Jeff BlanchardAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Mathematics and Statistics
Grinnell College**

Department of Mathematics and Statistics Grinnell College Grinnell, Iowa 50112-1690 USA |
Phone: (641) 269-3304 Fax: (641) 269-4984 Email: blanchaj "at" grinnell "dot" edu |

In search of wellness.

**Basic Information:**

- I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Grinnell College. For 2007-2009, I was a Research Assistant Professor (VIGRE Postdoctoral Fellow) under the VIGRE grant in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Utah. I received my Ph.D. in 2007 from Washington University in St. Louis under the direction of Professors Guido Weiss and Edward Wilson.
- My Research is partially supported by the National Science Foundation under the award NSF DMS 1112612.
- During 2010, I was a National Science Foundation International Research Fellow conducting research with the Edinburgh Compressed Sensing group at the University of Edinburgh and led by Mike Davies and Jared Tanner. That research was funded under award number OISE 0854991.

**Office Location:**

- Noyce Science Center 2516

- The colored time periods blocked out on the following schedule are committed times. Obviously, during office hours you are encouraged to drop by, but you may also drop by during the uncommitted time periods. It is best to make an appointment via email to ensure I will be in my office and to help me plan.

**Current Courses:**

- MAT 215: Linear Algebra (Sections 01 and 02)

**Previous Courses:**

- MAT 131: Calculus I
- Section 3, Fall 2009
- Section 5, Fall 2009
- Section 2, Fall 2012
- Sections 01 and 02, Fall 2014
- Sections 02 and 03, Fall 2015

- MAT 133: Calculus II
- MAT 220: Differential Equations
- MAT 306: Mathematical Modeling
- MAT 314: Topics in Applied Mathematics: Compressed Sensing
- MAT 316: Foundations of Analysis
- MAT 338: Complex Analysis
- MAT 395: Numerical Analysis
- TUT 100.04: War: Primary sources from Afghanistan and Iraq, Fall 2014

**Previous Courses @ Utah:**

- MATH 5750, Wavelets and Applications, Spring 2009 ,
- MATH 5610, Introduction to Numerical Analysis I, Fall 2008 ,
- MATH 1220, Section 4, Calculus II, Spring 2008
- MATH 1210, Section 5, Calculus I, Fall 2007

**More information:**

- My Research
- Short CV
- I was awarded the NSF International Research Fellowship and spent Jan-Dec 2010 pursuing research at the University of Edinburgh.
- I am a 2008-2009 Project NExT Fellow. My Fellowship was partially funded by the ExxonMobil Foundation.

**Making Good Choices:**

- Choosing an advisor is a big deal. Gustav Dirichlet had two advisors: Simeon Poisson and Jean-Baptiste Fourier. Good choices.
- Taking on a student is a big deal. Johann Pfaff had only two students: Carl Gauss and August Mobius. As a result, Pfaff has 55,843 mathematical descendants (or 36% of the mathematicians recorded in the mathematics genealogy project) as of August 18, 2011. Good choices.
- Certainly there are other examples of good choices of students, for example Lagrange having only three students, two of which are Simeon Poisson and Jean-Baptiste Fourier. Good choices.