I received my PhD in Mathematics at Washington State University in April 2013. Prior to finishing my PhD, I took 6 years off from graduate school. During that time I worked at Walla Walla Community College as the Director of Instructional Support and as an adjunct Math Instructor. I also spent one year teaching High School in a small town called Helix, Oregon. I even spent a semester at the University of Miami in Florida (which was so not my favorite place to live). I received my Master's Degree in Mathematics from Kansas State University in 2000 and I received my Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics (with a Physics minor) from Eastern Oregon University in 1998.

I love the outdoors. In fact, each of the background pictures is a place outdoors that I loved so much I had to capture with my camera. One day, I want to go backpacking in the wild for at least a month. That would be my dream vacation. I also love sports: running, soccer, volleyball, snowshoeing, skating (ice and roller).. but I'm not great at any. I also crochet, but just for fun. I love to Batik. I'm sure you've seen some of my work.

- Calculus of Variations and variational techniques for real data
- Partial Differential Equations
- Pure and Applied Analysis
- Nonsmooth Analysis and Optimization

- Thomas J. Asaki and HM "Anisotropic Variation Formulas for Imaging Applications." AIMS Mathematics, 2019, No. 3.PDF
- HM and Thomas J. Asaki "A Finite Hyperplane Traversal Algorithm For 1-Dimensional $L^1pTV$ Minimization, For $0< p\leq 1$." COAP Vol. 61(3). PDF
- Matthew B, Rudd and HVD, "Median Values, 1-Harmonic Functions, and Functions of Least Gradient." CPAA March 2013. PDF
- HVD, Kevin R. Vixie, and Thomas J. Asaki, "Cone Monotonicity: Structure Theorem, Properties, and Comparisons to Other Notions of Monotonicity." Abstract and Applied Analysis. Vol 2013. Hindawi Pub. Corp., 2013. PDF
- HVD, "A Study of $p$-Variation and the $p$-Laplacian for $0< p\leq 1$ and Finite Hyperplane Traversal Algorithms for Signal Processing." Dissertation May 2013. PDF

This course is the first course in a two‐course sequence that provides a theory of the real line, properties of real numbers, and real‐valued functions. Topics include convergence of sequences; open and closed sets; density of sets; Cauchy sequences; monotone convergence theorem; pointwise and uniform convergence of functions; continuity; mean value theorem; intermediate value theorem; compactness; and differentiability.

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- The Final Exam is: Monday Dec 9

- DenOneSemLab1Exer4.m
- DenOneSemLab3.m
- DenOneSemLab5.m
- GradientDescentDenoise.m
- ImageDirOneSem.m
- makeDlite.m

- Week 1:Homework 1 (tex)(pdf) Due Friday Aug 23
- Week 2:Homework 2(tex)(pdf)Due Friday Aug 30
- Week 3Homework 3(tex)(pdf) Due Friday Sept 6
- Week 4:Homework 4(tex)(pdf)Due Friday Sept 13
- Week 5Homework 5(tex)(pdf)Due Wednesday Sept 18
- Week 5PreLab(pdf)Due Friday Sept 20
- Week 5Lab 1(pdf)Due Monday Sept 23
- Week 6Lab 2(pdf)Due Wednesday Sept 25
- Week 6Homework 6(tex)(pdf)Due Friday Sept 27
- Week 7Lab 3(pdf)Due Wednesday Oct 2
- Week 7Homework 7(tex)(pdf)Due Friday Oct 4
- Week 8 Exam 1 Friday Oct 11
- Week 9Homework 8(tex)(pdf)Due Friday Oct 18
- Week 10Homework 9(tex)(pdf)Due Friday Oct 25
- Week 11Homework 10(tex)(pdf)Due Friday Nov 1
- Week 12Homework 11(tex)(pdf)Due Friday Nov 8
- Week 13Homework 12(tex)(pdf)Due Friday Nov 15
- Week 14Homework 13(tex)(pdf)Due Friday Nov 22
- Week 15Lab 4(pdf)Due Friday Dec 2
- Week 15Lab 5(pdf)Due Monday Dec 9
- Finals Week Exam 2 Monday Dec 9

This course provides students some exercises to better their skills in LaTeX, R, and Matlab

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This course is a team-taught, place-based course designed to provide an introduction to multiple scientific disciplines, including biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, mathematics, and physics around the theme of the greater Lewiston-Clarkston valley watershed. Course content is integrated in order to allow the students the opportunity to use multiple scientific disciplines to understand the world in which they live. Weekly laboratories will be used to provide students with hands on learning experiences that directly related to the topics covered in lecture and may include field experiences. The course will include emphasis on college reading, college writing, collaboration, and using math to solve real world problems. This course is designed for science majors who place into intermediate algebra, however, any student is welcome to contact the instructor(s) for permission to enroll in the course.

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Class Assignments and Labs

- Don't forget to email me telling me you saw this before noon on Tuesday Aug 20.

In this class, students will get an introduction in the area of differential geometry. By the end, students should know the basic theory and notation. Students should also know how to do computational tasks in differential geometry.

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- Homework 2: Read Ch 1 Sections 7. Do: 1.7: 1, 2, 3, 4,5,6,8,10,11 [Due Friday February 15]

- Homework 2: Read Ch 1 Sections 5,6. Do: 1.5:1,2,3,5,7,9,10; 1.6:1, 4, 5,7,8 [Due Wednesday Jan 30]
- Homework 1: Read Ch 1 Sections 1-4. Do: 1.1: 1,4; 1.2: 1,3,4,5; 1.3: 1-5;1.4:1,3,4,9 [Due Wednesday Jan 23]

This is the page to find out what my students have done (this will come later) and if you are my student, what I expect this week.

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