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:: Curriculum vitae ::


Positions held

Assistant professor

    Mathematics Department, California Polytechnic State University
    Sept 2005 - present

Postdoctoral research associate


Education

Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Science

    Sept. 1995 - Aug. 1997
    Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University.
    Thesis supervisor: Professor Sherwin A. Maslowe
    Thesis title: Forced Rossby Waves in a Zero Absolute Vorticity Gradient Environment

Bachelor of Science (Honours Mathematical Physics, Co-op)


Publications

Articles published or accepted in refereed journals

Choboter, P. F., R. M. Samelson, and J. S. Allen, A new solution of a nonlinear model of upwelling. Journal of Physical Oceanography 35, no. 4, pp. 532-544. pdf file

Choboter, P. F., and Swaters, G. E. 2004 Shallow-water modeling of Antarctic Bottom Water Crossing the Equator. Journal of Geophysical Research Vol. 109, No. C3, C03038, DOI:10.1029/2003JC002048. gzipped pdf file

Choboter, P. F., and Swaters, G. E. 2003 Two-layer models of abyssal equator-crossing flow. Journal of Physical Oceanography 33, no. 7, pp. 1401-1415. pdf file

Choboter, P. F. and Swaters, G. E. 2000 Modelling Equator-Crossing Currents on the Ocean Bottom. Canadian Applied Math Quarterly vol. 8, Issue 4, Winter 2000.

Choboter, P. F., Brunet, G. and Maslowe, S. A. 2000 Forced disturbances in a zero absolute vorticity gradient environment. J. Atmospheric Sciences 57, no. 9, pp. 1406-1419.

Choboter, P. F. and Swaters, G. E. 2000 On the baroclinic instability of axisymmetric rotating gravity currents with bottom slope. J. Fluid Mechanics 408, pp. 149-177. pdf file

Behr, J. A., Gorelov, A., Swanson, T., Häusser, O., Jackson, K.P., Trinczek, M., Giesen, U., D'Auria, J.M., Hardy, R., Wilson, T., Choboter, P., Leblond, F., Buchmann, L., Dombsky, M., Levy, C.D.P., Roy, G., Brown, B.A., and Dilling, J. 1997 Magneto-optic Trapping of beta-Decaying 38Km, 37K from an on-line Isotope Separator. Physical Review Letters 79, 375-378.

Conference proceedings

Choboter, P. F., and Swaters, G. E. 2001 Modelling the dynamics of abyssal equator-crossing currents. In IUTAM Symposium on Advances in Mathematical Modelling of Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics, 125-130, edited by P. F. Hodnett, Kluwer Academic Publishing.

Conferences and research seminars

Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, February 2006. Poster: Dynamics of the Poleward Undercurrent in NCOM

Oceanography Seminar, Department of Oceanography, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, October 2005. Dynamics of the Poleward Undercurrent in the Navy Coastal Ocean Model

Gordon Research Conference on Coastal Ocean Circulation, June 5-10, 2005. Poster: Dynamics of the Poleward Undercurrent in NCOM

American Geophysical Union 2004 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2004. Topographic Effects in a Nonlinear Model of Coastal Upwelling.

Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society - Canadian Symposium in Fluid Dynamics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, June 2004. A New Exact Solution of a Nonlinear Model of Coastal Upwelling.

Physical Oceanography Lunch Seminar, University of Washington School of Oceanography, April 2004. A New Solution of a Nonlinear Model of Coastal Ocean Upwelling.

Physical Oceanography Seminar, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, March 2004. A New Solution of a Nonlinear Model of Coastal Ocean Upwelling.

Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, Oregon. January 2004. Dynamical Forcing of the California Undercurrent.

University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC. November 2003. Invited seminar: A New Solution of a Nonlinear Model of Coastal Ocean Upwelling.

Summer School on Applications of Advanced Mathematical and Computational Methods to Atmospheric and Oceanic Problems, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, July 14-26, 2003. (Summer school attendee)

Gordon Research Conference on Coastal Ocean Modeling, Colby-Sawyer College, New Hampshire, June 22-29, 2003. (Conference attendee)

EPOC 2002. 49th Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference, 25-28 September, 2002, Timberline Lodge, Oregon. (Conference attendee)

EUROMECH Workshop 428: Transport by Coherent Structures in Geophysical and Environmental Flows. 2001 ISI Foundation, Turin, Italy. Abyssal cross-equatorial transport by currents and eddies.

Wave Phenomena III: Waves in Fluids from the Microscopic to the Planetary Scale. 2001 University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Evaluating a model of abyssal equator-crossing flows.

IUTAM Symposium: Advances in Mathematical Modelling of Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics. 2000 University of Limerick, Ireland. Modelling the dynamics of abyssal equator-crossing currents.

Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society - Canadian Symposium in Fluid Dynamics 1998, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC. Mesoscale currents along a sloping bottom in a cylindrical geometry.

Canadian Applied Mathematics Society 1997, Fields Institute, Toronto, Ontario. Rossby waves on a parabolic jet with source forcing. (Conference poster presentation)

Canadian Applied Mathematics Society - Canadian Symposium in Fluid Dynamics 1996, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Conference attendee)


Teaching Experience

Mathematics Department, Cal Poly State University

    Spring 2006

      Math 143-09 Calculus III
      Math 432-01 Mathematical Optimization

    Winter 2006

      Math 142-10 Calculus II
      Math 431-01 Mathematical Optimization I

    Fall 2005

      Math 141-10 Calculus I
      Math 141-12 Calculus I

Graduate school teaching experience

    Instructor: Math 120 - Linear Algebra

      Dept. of Math and Stat Sci., University of Alberta
      Summer, 2001

    Lecturer: Pre-calculus

      Dept. of Math and Stat Sci., University of Alberta, Non-credit course
      Fall, 2000

    Teaching Assistant: Calculus and Linear Algebra

      Simon Fraser University, McGill University, University of Alberta
      1992 - 2001

Co-op Education Work Experience

TRIUMF: Assistant in TRINAT (TRIUMF Neutral Atom Trap) Lab
May 1995 - Aug. 1995
- Lab work, including C programming to facilitate trap size measurements
- Mathematical modelling of effects affecting atom trap size

Ballard Power Systems: Test Technician
Jan. 1995 - Apr. 1995
- Research into the application of Fuel Cell technology to the automotive industry

CTF Systems: High Tc Lab Assistant
May 1994 - Aug. 1994
- Research into the application of SQUID (Superconducting QUantum Interference Device) technology at high-Tc temperatures
- Experimental analysis of magnetic sheilds to be used in SQUID diagnostics

TRIUMF: Assistant to Engineer
May 1993 - Aug. 1993
- Lab assistant, including work with Autocad software

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