Past Trainee - Curtis Holliman, Ph.D.

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Curtis Holliman, Ph.D. Department of Biostatistics
Ryals Public Health Bldgbr /> University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294
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Current Location: University of Notre Dame

I received my B.S. in Mathematics with Specialization in Computer Science from the University of Chicago 2001. After spending some time teaching at a magnet school in Virginia, I attend NYU and received an MS in Mathematics in 2005 and then the University of Notre Dame where I earned my PhD in 2011. The focus of my dissertation was the Hunter-Saxton equation, a nonlinear partial differential equation modeling the motions of a director field through a nematic liquid crystal. I have since published works regarding the well-posedness and behavior of solutions to other integrable nonlinear equations.


  • 2011
  • 2010
  1. A. Himonas and C. Holliman, On the Well-Posedness of the Degasperis-Procesi Equation, Disc. Cont. Dyn. Syst. 31, No. 2, (2011), 469-488. [doi:10.3934/dcds.2011.31.469]
  2. A. Himonas and C. Holliman, The Cauchy Problem for the Novikov equation, preprint (submitted).
  3. A. Himonas and C. Holliman, Norm In ation and ill-posedness for the Degasperis-Procesi equation, preprint (submitted).
  1. C. Holliman, Non-Uniform Dependence and Well-Posedness for the Periodic Hunter-Saxton Equation, J. Di . Int. Eq. 23, No. 11-12, (2010), 1159-1194.


Acknowledgement and Disclaimer
The trainee's projects are supported by Grant Number T32HL072757 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health.

Years: 2011 - 2014
Primary Mentor: Hemant K. Tiwari Ph.D.
Secondary Mentor: Degui Zhi, Ph.D.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate Fellow, Department of Mathematics, University of Notre Dame