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Dr. Vasilis Zafiris

Dr. Vasilis Zafiris

Dr. Vasilis Zafiris

Associate ProfessorMathematics and Statistics


Dr. Vasilis G. Zafiris Holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Houston, a M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, both degrees from Mississippi State University. His primary research interests focus on Scientific and Geometric Computing. He has published in journals and proceedings and has presented his work in national and international conferences. Before joining the university in 1999, he worked at Lawrence Livermore National Lab in the Scientific Computing Group, at Los Alamos National Lab in the Earth and Environmental Science Group, and at Landmark Graphics in the Reservoir Simulation Group. More recently, he also worked as a consultant for GX Technologies and for Landmark Graphics.

Degrees Earned

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Houston-Central

Courses Taught

MATH 1404: Precalculus Mathematics
MATH 1505: Precalculus with Trigonometry
MATH 2407: Linear Algebra
MATH 3394: Undergraduate Research
MATH 4396: Senior Thesis

Experience Qualifications

Dr. Zafiris has been teaching at the University of Houston-Downtown in Mathematical & Statistics Department since fall 1999. He has taught math courses at Houston Community College from 1989 to 1992 and the University of Houston from 1987 to 1991. His professional includes work in Software Development for the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative 3-D parallel mesh generation project at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 1997 to 1998. Dr. Zafiris received the "Excellence in Teaching Award" from Houston Community College in 1992. He has also published numerous articles.