Steven Ruuth

Department of Mathematics
Faculty of Science

Areas of interest

The ultimate goal of my research is to accurately and efficiently compute solutions to nonlinear partial differential equations arising in scientific and industrial settings.

Current Research:
Recently, I have investigated time evolution methods for PDEs with discontinuous or nonsmooth solutions. I have also developed efficient, robust methods for evolving arbitrary networks of interfaces according to interface geometry and on external physics. These methods have a wide range of application areas including the design of more robust software for computer vision, the removal of bottlenecks in rendering images and the study of materials and multi-phase fluid flows. My other main research interests include the development and analysis of implicit-explicit methods for time-dependent partial differential equations and the molecular dynamics simulation of sonoluminescence.


  • Ph.D. Applied Mathematics · University of British Columbia · 1996

Research Areas


Future courses may be subject to change.