Hala A. H. Shehadeh

About Me

I am a Post-doctoral Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor mathematics department . I finished my Ph.D. at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University in Sept 2010, under the supervision of Professor Robert V. Kohn.

Research Interests

Mathematical Modeling in Materials Science
I use methods from PDE, dynamical systems, and numerical analysis to study
  • higher order evolution equations,
  • gradient flow partial differential equations,
  • self-similarity in the solutions of nonlinear partial differential equations,
  • stability analysis for critical points of non-linear flows,
  • PDE and discrete step models for epitaxial structures.

    Inverse Problems and Imaging
  • Inverse problems in threat detection: I have studied uniqueness related to inverting the advection-diffusion equation. I also worked on numerical L^1-minimization methods.
  • Inverse scattering theory: A typical application is the imaging of the subsurface. My focus is on the inversion of a hybrid-type Bremmer series, to determine the scattering potential of a bounded medium from boundary measurements of a scattered wave.

    Research Statement

  • Contact Information
    University of Michigan- Department of Mathematics
    2074 East Hall
    530 Church Street
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109

    Email: halash-at-umich-dot-edu
    Office Phone: (734) 764-6427

    Curriculum Vitae


    This semester (Fall 2012), I am teaching Advanced Calculus (Math 451). The class website is on Ctools.

    Publications and Preprints

    Women in Mathematics

    I am the faculty mentor for the Women in Mathematics student organization at The University of Michigan. Please visit my office if you have any questions or concerns, and of course, you're always welcome to just come and say Hello!