Paul Atzberger

atzber [at] math [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
(805) 893-3239
Department of Mathematics
South Hall, Office 6712
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5070


The research of Professor Atzberger focuses on problems at the interface of stochastic analysis, statistical mechanics, and scientific computation. His work is strongly motivated by problems arising in soft condensed matter physics and biophysics. He also works on general stochastic numerical methods and software for the mechanics of fluid-structure interactions subject to thermal fluctuations. A common theme in his research is the analysis and development of computational methods to investigate phenomena arising in applications described by stochastic partial differential equations.

Professor Atzberger studied mathematics at the Courant Institute at New York University where he received his PhD in 2003. From 2003 - 2006 he was a postdoctoral fellow at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He joined the faculty at the University of California Santa Barbara in 2006. He is a receipt of the NSF Career Award and the Hellman Faculty Fellowship.