PICTURE Christopher Griffin
E-mail: griffinch "at" psu "dot" edu

I am an Associate Research Professor at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State. In the broadest possible sense, my work is in applied dynamical systems and optimization. Some of my work is on applied statistics on (real-world) dynamical systems. Recently I've been focusing on evolutionary game theory as a way of studying complex systems.

From 2015 - 2017, I took a long break from ARL and taught at the United States Naval Academy. I also teach courses at Penn State in the Math Department, where I have a courtesy appointment. I also hold a courtesy appointment in the Harold and Inge Marcus Dept. of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

In the past, I was a Wigner Fellow in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory

If you would like to access my teaching materials or information about my research (especially with students), use the menus to the left (they expand). Teaching materials are distributed under a creative commons license. I've posted the source for the lecture notes. If you want a paper that is not on ArXiv send me a note and I'll get it to you. You may also use ResearchGate.

Teaching (Spring 2021)

In the spring, I'll be teaching Math 412: "Fourier Series and Partial Differential Equations." The class should probably be called "Partial Differential Equations (with some Fourier Series)." Haberman's Applied Partial Differential Equations is recommended but not required.

Some Current Projects

I would like to gratefully acknowledge both the National Science Foundation and DARPA for funding my current work.