# Paul K. Newton

Address:

University of Southern California

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Los Angeles, California 90089-1191

Office: RRB 221

Tel. (213) 740-7782

Fax. (213) 740-7774

email: newton@usc.edu

website:
http://newton.usc.edu/

Academic rank: Professor

Education:

1985 Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Brown University

1981 B.Sc., Applied Mathematics/Physics, Harvard University

1985-1987: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University

USC Academic Positions:

2013-: Professor, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck School of Medicine

1998-: Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Department of Mathematics

1993-1998: Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Department of Mathematics

Other Professional Positions:

2014: Visiting Professor, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP), UC Santa Barbara

2007: Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, Hokkaido University

2007: Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, UC Santa Barbara

2000: Visiting Professor, Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP), UC Santa Barbara

2000: Visiting Professor, Control and Dynamical Systems, Caltech

1992-1993: Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Center for Complex Systems Research, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois

1987-1992: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Center for Complex Systems Research, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois

1989: Visiting Assistant Professor, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University

Research Interests:

Nonlinear dynamics/chaotic systems, fluid mechanics, vortex dynamics, probabilistic game theory, mathematical/computational modeling of cancer metastasis, markov chain/monte carlo modeling

Selected Publications:

P.K. Newton, J. Mason, N. Venkatatappa, M.S. Jochelson, B. Hurt, J. Nieva, E. Comen, L. Norton, P. Kuhn, "Spatiotemporal Progression of Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Markov Chain Model Highlighting the Role of Early Metastatic Sites,"Nature Breast Cancer150182015.K.G. Phillips, A.M. Lee, G.W. Tormoen, R.A. Rigg, A. Kolatkar, M. Luttgen, K. Bethel, L. Bazhenova, P. Kuhn, P.K. Newton, O.J.T. McCarty, "The Thrombotic Potential of Circulating Tumor Microemboli: Computational Modeling of Circulating Tumor Cell Induced Coagulation,"Am. J. Physiol Cell Physiol308: C229-C236, 2015.T. Emerson, M. Kirby, K. Bethel, A. Kolatkar, M. Luttgen, S. O’Hara, P.K. Newton, P. Kuhn, "Fourier-Ring Descriptor to Characterize Rare Circulating Cells from Images Generated Using Immunofluorescence Microscopy,"Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics,40, 70-87, March 2015.P.K. Newton, J. Mason, B. Hurt, K. Bethel, L. A. Bazhenova, J. Nieva, P. Kuhn, "Entropy, Complexity, and Markov Diagrams for Random Walk Cancer Models,"Nature Sci. Rep., Dec. 19, 2014.L. Bazhenova, P.K. Newton, J. Mason, K. Bethel, J. Nieva, P. Kuhn, "Adrenal Metastases in Lung Cancer: Clinical Implications of a Mathematical Model,"J. Thoracic Oncology9(4), 442-446 2014.P. K. Newton, J. Mason, K. Bethel, L. A. Bazhenova, J. Nieva, L. Norton, P. Kuhn, "Spreaders and Sponges Define Metastasis in Lung Cancer: A Markov Chain Monte Carlo Model,"Cancer Research73(9), pp.2760-2769, 2013.P. K. Newton, J. Mason, K. Bethel, L. A. Bazhenova, J. Nieva, P. Kuhn, "A Markov Chain Mathematical Model to Describe Lung Cancer Growth and Metastasis,"PLoS ONE7(4), e34637, April, 2012.A. Lee, M.A. Berny-Lang, S. Liao, E. Kanso, P. Kuhn, O.J.T. McCarty, P. K. Newton, "A Low-Dimensional Deformation Model for Cancer Cells in Flow,"Physics of Fluids248, 081903, (Feature Article), 2012.A. Lee, G.W. Tormoen, E. Kanso, O.J.T. McCarty, P.K. Newton, "Modeling and Simulation of Procoagulant Circulating Tumor Cells in Flow,"Frontiers in Oncology,2, 108, Sept. 2012.A.A. Tchieu, E. Kanso, P.K. Newton, "The Finite-Dipole Dynamical System,"More publications...Proc. Roy. Soc. A468, pp.3006-3026, 2012.

Professional Societies:

American Physical Society (APS)

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

American Mathematical Society (AMS)

Honors and Awards:

2014: Hassan Aref Memorial Lecture, Virginia Tech School of Engineering

2014: University of British Columbia Distinguished Applied Mathematics Colloquium

2013: Keynote Address, IUTAM Symposium on Vortex Dynamics: Formation, Structure, and Function

2011: Keynote Address, Nonlinear Phenomena: A View from Mathematics and Physics, National Taiwan University

2011: Mellon Foundation Faculty Mentoring Award, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC

2009: Keynote Address, International Conference on Mathematics in Sport, Groningen

2008: Keynote Address, IUTAM Symposium: 150 Years of Vortex Dynamics, Copenhagen

1993-1994: Beckman Institute Research Fellow Award

1993: Oakely-Kund Teaching Award (University Finalist)

1981-1982: Brown University Fellowship

1978-1981: Harvard University Scholarship for Academic Achievement

Courses Taught:

AME 525, 526: Engineering Analysis I, II

AME 530 a,b: Dynamics of Incompressible Fluids

AME 511: Compressible Gas Dynamics

AME 626: Singular Perturbation Methods

AME 630: Transition to Chaos in Dynamical Systems

Recent Professional Development Activities:

Managing Editor: Journal of Nonlinear Science

Editorial Board: Journal of Nonlinear Science

Editorial Board: Texts in Applied Mathematics, Springer-Verlag

Center Advisory Committee: The Scripps Research Institute, LaJolla CA

Advisory Board: Strategic Analytics, Santa Fe, New Mexico