Martin J. Mohlenkamp
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
College of Arts & Sciences
Ohio University
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Contact Information
 Solid mail:
Department of Mathematics /
Morton Hall 321 /
1 Ohio University /
Athens OH 45701 USA
 Email:
mohlenka@ohio.edu
 Office: 315B Morton Hall
 Phone: (740) 5931259
 Fax: (740) 5939805
 For office hours check one of the courses I am currently teaching.
Teaching
Courses
Resources
 Numerical Methods Textbook
 Introduction
to Numerical Methods and Matlab Programming for Engineers.
By Todd
Young & Martin J. Mohlenkamp
 Good Problems

We have developed a method to gently teach mathematical writing.
Good Problems: teaching mathematical writing
D. Bundy, E. Gibney, J. McColl, M. Mohlenkamp, K. Sandberg,
B. Silverstein, P. Staab, and M. Tearle.
University of Colorado APPM
preprint #466, August 15, 2001.
Uptodate materials through a Student's Guide.
 Wavelet Materials
 I have organized some wavelet
materials for a short course I taught in 2004.
Research
General Interests
 Fast Algorithms: How to get a computer to give you the (right)
answer as quickly as possible.
 Numerical Analysis: How to adapt a continuous problem (from
physics, for example) into something a computer can solve
(preferably with a fast algorithm).
 Applied Mathematics: How to bring the power of Mathematics to bear
on problems from other fields (often using Numerical Analysis).
 (Computational) Harmonic Analysis: How to represent the world
efficiently in terms of waves (and wavelets).
 Mathematics: How to see the beautiful structures all around us.
Students
 Ryan Botts
 PhD 2010. Recovery and Analysis of
Regulatory Networks from Expression Data Using Sums of Separable
Functions
Projects and Publications
Numerical Analysis in High Dimensions
It is a common experience in numerical analysis to develop a
very nice algorithm in dimension one or two, discover it is
painfully slow in dimension three or above, and then give up and
go work on other nice algorithms in dimension one or two. The
cause of this is clear: computational costs grow exponentially
with dimension, an effect called the Curse of
Dimensionality. We have developed methods to bypass this
curse by representing multivariate functions as sums of
separable functions. I am now working with
collaborators and students to better understand and improve
the key approximation algorithms.
 Numerical Operator Calculus in Higher Dimensions.
 Gregory Beylkin and Martin J. Mohlenkamp.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
99(16):1024610251, August 6, 2002.
doi:10.1073/pnas.112329799
(University of Colorado APPM
preprint #476
August 2, 2001; Abstract
and final journal version.)
 Algorithms for Numerical Analysis in High Dimensions
 Gregory Beylkin and Martin J. Mohlenkamp
SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 26(6):21332159,
2005.
doi: 10.1137/040604959
(University of Colorado APPM preprint #519, February 2004;
(preprint).)
 Musings on Multilinear Fitting
 Martin J. Mohlenkamp
Linear Algebra and its Applications, 438(2): 834852, 2013.
(final version; preprint.)
The Multiparticle Schrodinger Equation
It is notoriously difficult to compute numerical solutions to
this basic governing equation in quantum mechanics, in part
because it is posed in high dimensions. I worked on a multiyear project with many students to adapt
the general sumofseparable function methods to this problem.
 Approximating a Wavefunction as an Unconstrained Sum
of Slater Determinants.
 Gregory Beylkin, Martin J. Mohlenkamp, and Fernando Perez.
Journal of Mathematical Physics, 49(3):032107, 2008.
(Copyright 2008 American Institute of Physics. This article
may be found at http://link.aip.org/link/?JMP/49/032107. It
can also be downloaded here for personal
use only; any other use requires prior permission of the
author and the American Institute of Physics.)
 Convergence of Green Iterations for Schrodinger Equations.
 Martin J. Mohlenkamp and Todd Young.
in Recent Advances in Computational Science: Selected
Papers from the International Workshop on
Computational Sciences and Its Education.
P. Jorgensen, X. Shen, CW. Shu, N. Yan, editors.
World Scientific, 2008.
(preprint)
 A CenterofMass Principle for the Multiparticle Schrodinger
Equation.
 Martin J. Mohlenkamp.
Journal of Mathematical Physics, 51(2):022112115, 2010.
(Copyright 2010 American Institute of Physics. This article
may be found at http://link.aip.org/link/?JMP/51/022112.
It can also be downloaded here for personal
use only; any other use requires prior permission of the
author and the American Institute of Physics.)
 Capturing the Interelectron Cusp using a Geminal Layer on
an Unconstrained Sum of Slater Determinants.
 Martin J. Mohlenkamp
SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 72(6):17421771, 2012
(link; reprint.)
 Function Space Requirements for the SingleElectron Functions
within the Multiparticle Schrodinger Equation

Martin J. Mohlenkamp
Journal of Mathematical Physics, 54(6):062105134, 2013.
(Copyright 2013 American Institute of Physics. This article
may be found at
http://link.aip.org/link/?JMP/54/062105.
It can also be downloaded
here for personal
use only; any other use requires prior permission of the
author and the American Institute of Physics.)
Multivariate Regression
Regression is the art of building a function that approximately
matches the data, and gives a reasonable value at new data locations.
In this work we build a regression method that scales linearly with
the dimension, and so can be used in high dimensions.
 Multivariate Regression and Machine Learning with Sums of
Separable Functions.
 Gregory Beylkin, Jochen Garcke, and Martin J. Mohlenkamp.
SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 31(3): 18401857
(2009).
(link;
preprint.)
 Learning to Predict Physical Properties using Sums
of Separable Functions.
 Mayeul d'Avezac, Ryan Botts, Martin J. Mohlenkamp,
and Alex Zunger
SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 33(6): 33813401 (2011)
(link; reprint.)
Trigonometric Identities
Although it seems like there should be nothing new in
trigonometry, we stumbled upon some rather cute identities for
sine of the sum of several variables.
 Trigonometric Identities and Sums of Separable Functions
 Martin J. Mohlenkamp and Lucas Monzon
The Mathematical Intelligencer, 27(2):6569, 2005.
(preprint;
An earlier version is available as:
An Identity for Sine of the Sum of Several Variables.
Martin J. Mohlenkamp and Lucas Monzon.
University of Colorado APPM
preprint #480, October 24, 2001.)
Spectral Projectors
 Fast Spectral Projection Algorithms for DensityMatrix
Computations.
 Gregory Beylkin, Nicholas Coult, Martin J. Mohlenkamp.
Journal of Computational Physics, 152(1):3254, 10 June
1999.
(ID jcph.1999.6215;
University of Colorado APPM
preprint #392, August 12, 1998.)
Spherical Harmonics
My thesis was a Fast Transform for Spherical Harmonics.
(Like an FFT, but for the sphere.) Completed in the spring of
1997 under the direction of R.R. Coifman at Yale University.
(Abstract, Thesis itself (.ps))
 A Fast Transform for Spherical Harmonics
 Martin J. Mohlenkamp
Journal of Fourier Analysis and Applications,
5(2/3):159184, 1999.
(preprint)
 libftsh
 is a software library
implementing the transform.
I have also created
A User's Guide to Spherical Harmonics
for those new to the area.
Resources
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antichain letter that absolves you of all bad luck
from not sending other chain letters. If you want to
you can distribute it to others.
Martin J. Mohlenkamp
Last modified: Mon May 18 13:17:33 EDT 2015