Associate Professor Lesley Ward
Department of Mathematics


I Have Moved!
I have moved to the University of South Australia. This webpage is no longer being maintained; you probably want my new webpage.
Research Conference
I organized
the first in a new series of mathematics conferences hosted by the HMC
Mathematics Department. The speakers were Michael Christ (UC
Berkeley), Clifford Earle (Cornell), Robert Hardt (Rice), Thomas
Liggett (UCLA), and Brad Osgood (Stanford).
Research Interests
Complex analysis, Fuchsian groups, quasiconformal maps,
harmonic measure,
doubling measures, dyadic weights, harmonic analysis, link analysis
(web search).
Here are my publications.
Teaching Interests
Complex analysis, complex dynamics, real analysis, differential equations,
wavelets, calculus, linear algebra, Mathematics Clinic.
Here are the notes for my course Math 185: Introduction to Wavelets and their
Applications.
(Thanks to Ashish Bhan, Neville Khambatta, and Shane
Markstrum
for their help in preparing the LaTeX files and pdfs.)
I taught a version of this Wavelets course at the 2003 IAS Park City Mathematics
Institute (PCMI).
Cristina Pereyra and I taught a course on Harmonic Analysis: from
Fourier to Haar
at the IAS/Princeton University
Program for Women
in Mathematics in 2004.
We are now working on a book.
Senior Thesis Students
Tracy Powell, '06,
Eigenvalues of Exponentiated Adjacency Matrices.
Ariel Barton, '04,
Conditions on Harmonic Measure Distribution
Functions of Planar Domains.
[Chavin Prize 2004;
Honorable Mention for the AWM's
Alice T.
Schafer Prize 2004]
Stephen Haas, '03,
The
Hausdorff Dimension of the Julia Set of Polynomials of the Form
z^{d}+c.
Dan Boylan, '02,
Translation Averaging and Functions of Vanishing
Mean Oscillation.
(Coadvised with
Prof. H. Krieger.)
Otto Cortez, '00,
Brownian
Motion and Planar Regions: Constructing
Boundaries from hFunctions.
Marie Snipes, '99,
Brownian Motion and the Shape of a Region's Boundary:
Generating Step Functions from
Circle Domains [Chavin Prize 1999]
Summer Research Students
Dan Boylan, '02, Summer 2001,
A Measure That Is Both Dyadic Doubling and Triadic
Doubling Is Not Necessarily Doubling.
David Uminsky, '03, Summer 2001,
Iteration of an EvenOdd Splitting Can Make Integration Easier.
Lindsay Crowl, '05, Summer 2001,
Approximation of Transcendental Numbers Using New Numerical Methods
in Differential Equations.
Otto Cortez, '00, Summer 1999,
Artichoke Domains: Convergence of Harmonic Measure Distribution
Functions.
Marie Snipes, '99, Summer 1998,
Realization of Step Functions as Harmonic Measure Distribution
Functions.
Study Abroad
Here are sample programs
for HMC math majors studying abroad.
Fall 2005 Courses
Spring 2005 Courses
Fall 2004 Courses
Held the WEIS
Visiting Fellowship for a Senior Academic Woman in
Engineering and Information Sciences
Earlier
courses I've taught are archived here.
Ways to get in touch
 Office: Olin 1281
 Email: ward@hmc.edu
 Voice: (909) 6076019
 Fax: (909) 6218366
 Department Secretary: Suzanne Frantz (909) 6218023
 Mailing Address:
 Department of Mathematics
 Harvey Mudd College
 Claremont, CA 91711
Math Department  Faculty
Last modified: October 2005 by ward