Wayne Enright

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Bahen Centre for Information Technology, Room BA4224
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E4

Phone (416)-978-5474
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Wayne Enright was born and raised in British Columbia. He received a BSc from UBC in 1968, an MSc in Mathematics from the University of Toronto in 1969 and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in 1972. He was Chair of the department from 1993 to 1998. His research interests are in the general area of numerical analysis and scientific computation with a particular focus on the analysis and development of numerical methods for ordinary differential equations and the design and evaluation of numerical software. Much of his research has been concerned with the development of reliable and robust error control techniques for ODE methods. He is also interested in the development of software tools to verify and validate approximate solutions to differential equations (both ODEs and PDEs). Recently he has become interested in the visualization of solutions of partial differential equations as well as related issues in scientific computation.

Professor Enright is a past president of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) and a current executive member of IFIP WG2.5 on Numerical Software. He is also on the editorial boards of ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software and Advances in Computational Mathematics and on the Advisory Board of COMPUTING.

Selected Publications

  • W.H. Enright, "The efficient computation of accurate approximate solution of PDEs at off-mesh points", ACM Trans. on Math. Soft., 26, 2, 2000, pp. 274-292.
  • W.H. Enright and R. Sivasothinathan, "Superconvergent interpolants for collocation methods applied to mixed order BVODEs",ACM Trans. on Math. Soft., 26, 3, 2000, pp. 323-351.
  • W.H. Enright, "The design and implementation of useable ODE software", Numerical Algorithms 31, 1-4, 2002, pp. 125-137.
  • W.H. Enright and E. Bradbury, "Fast Conturing of Approximate Solutions and of PDEs'", ACM Trans. on Math. Soft., 29, 4, 2003, pp. 1-23.
  • W.H. Enright, S. Hamdi, Y. Ouellet and W.E. Schiesser, "Exact Solutions of Extended Boussinesq Equations", Numerical Algorithms 37, 2004, pp. 165-175.
  • W.H. Enright, "Software for Ordinary and Delay Differential Equations: Accurate Approximate Solutions are not Enough", Applied Numerical Mathematics (APNUM), 56, 2006, pp. 459-471.
  • W.H. Enright and W.B. Hayes, "Robust Defect Control for Continuous RK Methods with high order Interpolants", ACM Trans. on Math. Soft., 33, 2006, pp. 1-19.
  • For more information on his current research see http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~enright/teaching/RESEARCH/.

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