"When you inhale and when you exhale breathe the possibility of another world into the 37.2 trillion cells of your body until it shines with hope. Then imagine more." ---Aurora Levins Morales
Welcome to the homepage of Dr. Laura K. Gross, professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at Bridgewater State University (BSU), part of the state-university system in Massachusetts. Send me e-mail at laura dot gross at bridgew dot edu or profgross at gmail dot com, or call me at 508 531-2391.
In fall 2021, I am teaching Analysis of Algorithms (COMP 435) and Programming for Mathematics Educators (COMP 145).
Other classes I have taught at BSU include Programming and Computer Algebra (COMP 150), Computer Science I (COMP 151), Computer Science II (COMP 152), Data Structures and Algorithms (COMP 250), Elementary Statistics I (MATH 110), Elements of Precalculus (MATH 140), Precalculus with Trigonometry (MATH 150), Calculus I (MATH 151), Single Variable Calculus II (MATH 162), Calculus III (MATH 251), Applied Calculus for Business (MATH 144), Differential Equations (MATH 316), Introduction to Analysis I (MATH 401), Applied Mathematics (MATH 416), and Honors in Action (INTD 151). In MATH 416 I taught mathematical writing in an upper-level elective. I have also taught linear algebra, algebra with business applications, mathematics for liberal arts, and Advanced Engineering Mathematics I and II at The University of Akron.
My research interests involve modeling a variety of physical systems using differential equations. I apply analytical and numerical techniques to study nonlinear dynamics, especially of reaction-diffusion equations, free-boundary-value problems, and dynamical systems. I am also interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning of mathematics and computer science. Here is a list of my publications.
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