Robert C. Sharpley

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
   Department of Mathematics
   University of South Carolina

Research Professor
   Interdisciplinary Mathematics Institute
   University of South Carolina

   Office: SUM 206I
   Phone: (803) 576-5800

"sculling on Lake Murray with coxswain Seamus barking cadence"


Ph.D.   Mathematics   University of Texas, Austin   1972
M.A. Mathematics University of Texas, Austin 1969
B.A. Mathematics University of Texas, Austin 1968

2009-present     Distinguished Professor Emeritus      University of South Carolina
   Research Professor    Interdisciplinary Mathematics Institute
2010-2013   Interim Director   Computational Research & Cyberinfrastructure Support Initiative,
  Office of Research, Univ. of South Carolina
2007-2009 Director Interdisciplinary Mathematics Institute
1983-2008 Professor Department of Mathematics, Univ. of South Carolina
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Research areas are focused around Classical Analysis and its applications. Particular interests include Fourier analysis, approximation theory, multiresolution analysis, signal and image processing, numerical analysis, computational mathematics, and visualization.

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Undergraduate:   Prepared and delivered Undergraduate courses from more than 26 different subject areas in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics. A sample listing includes: Summer Program in Arithmetic & Algebra for Disadvantaged Youth (Detroit, 1974), Precalculus, Calculus I-III (including Honors), Discrete Math, Data Structures, Linear Algebra, Numerical Analysis, Probability Theory, Partial Differential Equations, Statistics for Engineers, Real Analysis I-II (including Honors), Applied Complex Variables, Abstract Algebra I-II, Computational Science, Wavelets, Foundations of Geometry, and Modern Geometry.

Graduate:   Prepared and delivered Graduate courses from more than 20 different Mathematical subject areas, including Modeling, Applied Mathematics I-II, Numerical Analysis & Computation I-II, Approximation Theory, Fourier Analysis, Partial Differential Equations I-II, Optimization, Real Analysis I-III, Complex Analysis I-II, Finite Elements, Functional Analysis I-II, Littlewood-Paley Theory, Wavelets and Multiresolution Analysis.

On-line Course Materials

Year Fall Spring Summer
2008     Real Analysis I (Honors)     Modern Geometry
2007 Foundations of Geometry Numerical Linear Algebra
2006 Fourier Analysis Numerical Analysis
2005 Approximation Theory Calculus II
2004 Sabbatical Real Analysis I
2003 Wavelets (New for Fall 2003)   Wavelet & Multiresolution Analysis  
2002 Fourier Analysis
Elementary Differential Equations    
Honors Differential Equations
2001 Real Analysis I   Probability   Computational Science &
2000 Complex Variables Singular Integral Operators, Littlewood-
 Paley Theory, & Wavelet Approximation
1999 Maximal Operators, Littlewood-
Paley Theory & Wavelets
Honors Vector Calculus  
1998 Calculus I   Analysis II  
1997 Analysis I   Vector Calculus  
1996 Nonlinear Optimization   Analysis I  

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