Contact

Christopher McKinlay
Department of Mathematics
Cal State Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 913308313


Projects


I'm always forgetting Chinese characters, so I coded up this
tree of toplevel Mandarin radicals
. The tree is probably more interesting if you have the Chinese popup dictionary
plugin for Chrome installed.


Here
is a radial sunburst plot of trajectories through the CSUN Math Dept. that I created for
the Provost's office. You can learn more about the project at
p.rovo.st


In January of 2014 I was
featured in Wired Magazine for hacking OkCupid and subsequently meeting my fiancee. I
published a short book discussing how anyone can
implement techniques similar to those I used here:




Research

I received my PhD in Mathematics from UCLA in June of 2013. I am currently doing postdoctoral research in machine learning and computational metagenomics at UMN.
My dissertation research focused on largescale data processing and parallel numerical methods. I also spent four years doing research
internships at the
National Center for Atmospheric Research,
mainly on wavelets and implementing operator compression algorithms on accelerator hardware.
Here is a link to a talk I gave on this in 2010.
I also lecture parttime at CSUN.
[ CV (10/14) ]

Teaching

· 
Recent offerings


Spring 2014, Math 280: Applied Differential Equations


Sping 2014, Math 250: Calculus III


Fall 2013, Math 250: Calculus III

· 
Some older classes from my grad school days


Spring 2013, Math 150a: Calculus I


Spring 2013, Math 151b:
Advanced Numerical Analysis


Winter
2013, Math 250: Calculus III


Winter
2013, Math 33b: Differential Equations


Fall
2012, Math 33a: Linear Algebra and Applications


Fall
2012, Math 150b: Calculus II


Fall 2012, Math 102: Algebra


Spring 2012, Sound Synthesis Workshop at the
Machine Project


Spring 2012, Math 150a: Calculus I


Summer 2011, Math 135: Ordinary Differential Equations


Summer 2011, Sound
Synthesis Workshop at the Machine Project


Spring 2011, Audio
Recording and Engineering Workshop at the Machine Project


Spring 2011, Math 132: Complex Analysis for Applications


Winter 2011, Computing 10b: Intermediate C++ Programming


Fall 2010, Computing 10a: Introductory C++ Programming


Fall 2010, Math 13b: Integration and Infinite Series


Spring 2010, Sound Synthesis Workshop at the Machine
Project


Summer 2009, Math 33b: Differential Equations


Spring 2009, Math 151a: Introductory Numerical Analysis




