Eduardo A. Socolovsky, Ph.D.

Lecturer: Applied Mathematics

Eduardo Socolovsky
Eduardo Socolovsky is mainly teaching faculty, but also a researcher. He has trained students in applying computational science methods for research, supported by grants from DOE, NASA and NSF. His research developed around applying those methods to study applications. Among others, he studied: classification of high/infinite dimensional distributed data from planetary missions, solidification and crystal growth, flow through porous media, compound screening and drug discovery, neutron sensor calibration, and selection of optimal subsets of meteorological stations. He has over 175 citations. He was a research professor, a researcher at Biotech, Nuclear and Hydric Centers, and term researcher at DOE and NASA Labs.


email: eas2cs (at)
office: B203 Thornton Hall


Ph.D. Mathematics, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1984

Research Areas

Computational Science, Computer Aided Drug Discovery, Knowledge Discovery from Data, Phase Changes and Crystal Growth with a Computational Phase Field Approach, Computational Finite Speed Diffusion Modeled by Degenerate Parabolic Partial Differential Equations using a Lagrangean or a Semi-Group Approach, Computational Linear Algebra, Asset Allocation in Financial Markets

Awards and Distinctions

NASA Langley Research Center, Data Analysis and Imaging Branch, NASA-ASEE Faculty Fellow in years 2004, 2003 and 2001.
Institute for Computer Applications to Science and Engineering (ICASE), operated by Universities Space Research Association at NASA Langley Research Center, full-time Sabbatical, August 2001 to August 2002

Recent Courses

APMA 2130: Differential Equations
APMA 1110: Calculus II
APMA 1090: Calculus I
MATH 1140: Financial Mathematics
MATH 3000: Transition to Higher Mathematics
MATH 3255: Differential Equations for Physicists
MATH 1220: Applied Calculus II
MATH 1210: Applied Calculus I
CS 3330: Computer Architecture

Selected Publications

Copeland, C.L., Socolovsky, E.A., Hall, J.C., “Biophysical and biochemical characterization of Protein D/E: a Putative glycoprotein involved in sperm/egg binding and fusion”, Poster #A392, Experimental Biology 2012, April 21-25, San Diego, CA

E A Socolovsky, “Clustering Heterogeneously Distributed Data”, Proceedings of the Clustering and Classification Conference, Joint Annual Meeting of the Interface and the Classification Society, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, June 8-12, 2005

E A Socolovsky, “A Dissimilarity Measure for Clustering High- and Infinite Dimensional Data that Satisfies The Triangle Inequality”, ICASE I Rep # 43, NASA/CR-2002-212136, Dec 2002.

G. Caginalp and E. A. Socolovsky, “Phase Field Computations of Single Needle Crystals, Crystal Growth and Motion by Mean Curvature”, SIAM J. Sci. Comp. 15(1994)106-126

E. A. Socolovsky, “Difference Schemes for Degenerate Parabolic Equations”, Mathematics of Computation, 47(1986), 411-420

M. E. Gurtin, R. C. MacCamy and E. A. Socolovsky, “A Coordinate Transformation for the Porous Media Equation that Renders the Free Boundary Stationary”, Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, 42(1984), 345-357