Maria van der Walt

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Phone: (805) 565-6297
Email: mvanderwalt@westmont.edu
Office Location: Winter Hall 305

Office Hours
by appointment

Specialization


Professor van der Walt teaches

  • Calculus

Education

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • M.S. in Mathematics, Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
  • B.S. in Mathematics, Stellenbosch University (South Africa)

Research Interests

  • “Data Science”, an interdisciplinary research area where the goal is to discover useful information form structured or unstructured data through data bases, data mining and high performance computing
  • “Mathematics of Computation”, namely Spline Approximation Theory

Selected Publications

  • M.D. van der Walt, “Real-time, local spline interpolation schemes on bounded intervals”, Applied Mathematical Sciences, 10(5): 205–234, 2016. { C.K. Chui, H.N. Mhaskar and M.D. van der Walt,
  • C.K. Chui, H.N. Mhaskar and M.D. van der Walt, “Data-driven atomic decomposition of real-world signals”, International Journal on Geomathematics, 6(1):1–30, 2016.
  • C.K. Chui and M.D. van der Walt, “Signal analysis via instantaneous frequency estimation of signal components”, International Journal on Geomathematics, 6(1):1–42, 2015.