My name is Scott Hottovy and I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.
- If you are interested in undergraduate research, please contact me to talk about it.
I earned my Bachelor of Science with distinction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May 2008. I did undergraduate research with Professor George Avalos on mathematical control theory and wrote an undergraduate thesis. I earned my Masters of Science from the University of Arizona in May 2010. My advisor was Professor Jan Wehr of the Mathematics Department at the University of Arizona. I completed and defended my dissertation titled "The Smoluchowski-Kramers Approximation for Stochastic Differential Equations with Arbitrary State Dependent Friction" and received my Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics in May 2013. From 2013-2016, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Mathematics Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I worked with Sam Stechmann on modeling the transition to strong convection using stochastic models.
On this website you will find the details of my teaching, research, publications, and presentations.
- Stochastic Models of Phenomena in Atmospheric Sciences, Biology, and Physics.
- Stochastic Differential Equations.
- Interacting Particle Systems.
Assistant Professor hottovy (at) usna (dot) edu