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David Ketcheson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Research field: Mathematics - Mathematical Modelling and Industrial Mathematics
Numerical analysis
Numerical methods
Hyperbolic PDEs
Waves in heterogeneous media
Scientific software
Scientific computing
Shallow water waves
Electromagnetic waves
Elastic waves


Awards and Grants

  •  Jul 2008 
    SIAM Student Paper Prize View website
  •  Jun 2008 
    Boeing Award for Research
  •  Aug 2006 
    Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (US DOE) View website
  •  Aug 2004 
    Homeland Security Fellowship (US DHS)

Biographical Information

Dr. David I. Ketcheson is Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computational Science in the Division of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Engineering at KAUST. He assumed his duties in July 2009.

Dr. Ketcheson was a U.S. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow within the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington. Previously, he was a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellow. Dr. Ketcheson received the 2008 Student Paper Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics for his work on efficient strong stability preserving Runge-Kutta methods.

Dr. Ketcheson’s work has featured in the U.S Department of Energy publication, “DEIXIS”. He is a member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the American Mathematical Society, and is the founding advisor of the SIAM student chapter at KAUST.

Dr. Ketcheson earned his doctoral and master’s degrees in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington, USA, under the supervision of Randall J. LeVeque. He received bachelor's degrees in Physics and Astronomy and in Mathematics from Brigham Young University, USA.


Professional Experience

2009 - Present
Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Aţ Ţuwāl, Saudi Arabia
Classes taught:
Godunov-type methods for hyperbolic conservation laws
Introduction to numerical methods
Numerical analysis for PDEs

Aug 2004 - Jun 2009
University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, United States

Contact Information


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Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
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