contact
Department of Mathematics
1984 Mathematics Rd
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, V6T1Z2
Email:
wft@math.ubc.ca
about me
I'm a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Applied Mathematics at the University of British Columbia. Please read my
CV,
Research Statement, and
Teaching Statement to learn more. In addition to my standard duties as a graduate student, I am a contributor to (and maintainer of) the
UBC Math Educational Resources wiki which offers solutions to past math exams in addition to instructional content. This project has been incredibly rewarding for me, not to mention loads of fun!
research interests
Stochastic Differential Equations, Stochastic averaging, Time series analysis.
publications
- W. F. Thompson, A. Monahan, and D. Crommelin. Parametric estimation of the stochastic dynamics of sea surface winds. AMS Jour. Atmos. Sci., 71(9), 3465-3483, Sep. 2014.
- W. F. Thompson, R. Kuske, and Y.-X. Li. Stochastic phase dynamics of noise driven synchronization of two conditional coherent oscillators. DCDS-A, 32(8), 2971-2995, Aug. 2012.
- W. F. Thompson. Master's Thesis.
- A. G. Fowler, W. F. Thompson, Z. Yan, A. M. Stephens, B. L. T. Plourde, and F. K. Wilhelm. Long-range coupling and scalable architecture for superconducting flux qubits. Can. Jour. of Phys., 86(4), 533-540, 2008.
work in progress
- W. F. Thompson, R. Kuske, and A. Monahan. Stochastic averaging of systems with multiple time scales forced with α-stable noise. (Expected submission: Jul 2014)
teaching
- MATH104: Differential Calculus for Social Sciences and Commerce, Winter Term 1, 2013
- MATH104: Differential Calculus for Social Sciences and Commerce, Winter Term 1, 2011