Head of the Division of Computational Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics, Linköping University, Sweden
Professor Jan Nordström is head of the Division of Computational Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics, Linköping University, Sweden. His main interest is Initial Boundary Value Problems (IBVPs), and in particular the fundamental effect of boundary and interface conditions on well-posedness and stability. Nordström has pioneered the use of summation-by-parts operators and weak boundary conditions for very high order accurate difference methods. He stresses the necessity to understand the IBVP during the development of numerical approximations.
He has published more than 130 journal papers, 90 conference reports, 13 book chapters and 1 book. He was main advisor for 16 PhD students (7 at Uppsala University and 9 at Linköping University, 2 with double degree at Stanford University) and currently supervise 3. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University, an Honorary Professor at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and an Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town. He sits on the board of Linköping Institute of Technology and the National Supercomputer Centre. He is an associate editor of Journal of Computational Physics and BIT Numerical Mathematics.