"When you learn, teach. When you get, give." ---Maya Angelou
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. I am on sabbatical from September 1, 2023 to January 16, 2024. This is a period for scholarship with no teaching, advising, or service. You can still reach me as usual! 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.
Classes I have taught at BSU include Programming for Mathematics Educators (COMP 145), Programming and Computer Algebra (COMP 150), Computer Science I (COMP 151), Computer Science II (COMP 152), Data Structures and Algorithms (COMP 250),Modeling and Simulation (COMP 399-002), Analysis of Algorithms (COMP 435), 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), Honors in Action (INTD 151), and (as an independent study) Numerical Analysis (MATH 415). In MATH 416 I taught mathematical writing in an upper-level elective. I have also taught some of these courses, as well as linear algebra, algebra with business applications, mathematics for liberal arts, and Advanced Engineering Mathematics I and II, at The University of Akron.
My scholarly interests involve writing about probabilistic modeling and simulation. I have also modeled a variety of physical systems using differential equations. In that work, 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 computer science and mathematics. Check out my cv or a list of my publications.
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