Matthias K. Gobbert

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Matthias K. Gobbert is Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UMBC and an affiliate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at UMBC. He earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Arizona State University in 1996 and joined UMBC after one year as post-doc during the year on high performance computing at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Gobbert's research interests include scientific and parallel computing, the numerical solution of partial differential equations, industrial mathematics, and most recently data science, typically in collaboration with application scientists. Dr. Gobbert has extensive experience in initiatives. Among others, he initiated the UMBC High Performance Computing Facility ( in 2008 with funding from the NSF MRI program (three awards totaling over $1.5M including cost-sharing), directed the REU Site: Interdisciplinary Program in High Performance Computing ( from 2010 to 2017 with funding from NSF, NSA, and DOD (totaling nearly $2.0M), was co-PI of the NSF initiative CyberTraining: Big Data + HPC + Atmospheric Physics at UMBC (, and is now co-PI and co-director of the REU Site: Online Interdisciplinary Big Data Analytics in Science and Engineering ( Dr. Gobbert has been involved with over 200 publications, including over 40 in peer-reviewed journals, 40 in refereed proceedings, and 40 student publications and theses. Dr. Gobbert has to date graduated six Ph.D. students, five M.S. students, and has supervised eleven undergraduate theses for graduating with departmental honors. Dr. Gobbert has accumulated extensive experience in teaching with state-of-the-art technology. Since 2019, his classes use online comprehension quizzes on the lectures and fully online submission of all assignments, complete with online grading. Since starting online teaching full-time in 2020, the synchronous class meetings are used additionally for student presentations to maximize active student engagement. Dr. Gobbert received the University System of Maryland Board of Regents' Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring in 2010.

For complete details, see his Curriculum Vitae (CV).


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