John Zweck

Professor - Mathematical Sciences
972-883-6699
FO3704J
Tags: nonlinearwaves scientific computing modeling analysis simulation of engineering systems applications of differential geometry

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Mathematics
Rice University - 1993
B.S. - Mathematical Sciences
University of Adelaide - 1988

Research Areas

Specific Areas of Research Expertise
  • Nonlinear waves and nonlinear optics
  • Modeling, analysis, simulation, experimental validiation, and design optimization of high performance engineering systems and devices
  • Short-pulse mode-locked fiber lasers (pulse dynamics, stability, noise modeling)
  • Trace gas sensors
  • Plasma processing systems
  • Optical fiber communications systems
  • Models typically involve partial and/or ordinary differential equations
    and often incorporate stochasticity
  • Advanced Monte Carlo methods for the simulation of rare events
  • Numerical methods
  • Image analysis and applications of differential geometry


Publications

W. Xi, T. Adali, and J. Zweck, "A MAP equalizer for the optical communications channel", Journal of Lightwave Technology, pp. 1--19, [to appear] forthcoming - Publication
J. Zweck and C.R. Menyuk, ``A Chromatic Dispersion Estimation Method for Arbitrary Modulation Formats'', Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics, Baltimore, MD, 2011, paper CThX4 [Slides] 2011 - Publication
N. Petra, J. Zweck, S.E. Minkoff, A.A. Kosterev, and J.H. Doty III, ``Modeling and design optimization of a resonant optothermoacoustic trace gas sensor'', SIAM J. Applied Mathematics, vol. 71, no. 1, pp. 309-332, 2011 2011 - Publication
N. Petra, J. Zweck, S.E. Minkoff, A.A. Kosterev, and J.H. Doty III, ``Validation of a Model of a Resonant Optothermoacoustic Trace Gas Sensor'', Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Baltimore, MD, 2011, paper JTuI115 [Poster] 2011 - Publication
N.~Petra, A. A. Kosterev, J. Zweck , S. E. Minkoff, and J.H. Doty III, ``Numerical and experimental investigation for a resonant optothermoacoustic sensor'', Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Jose, CA, 2010, paper CMJ6 2010 - Publication
J. Zweck and C.R. Menyuk, ``Validity of the additive white Gaussian noise model for quasi-linear long-haul return-to-zero optical fiber communications systems'', Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 27, no. 16, pp. 3324-3335, 2009 2009 - Publication
N. Petra, J. Zweck, A.A. Kosterev, S.E. Minkoff, and D. Thomazy, ``Theoretical analysis of a quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy sensor'', Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, vol. 94, no. 4, pp. 673-680, 2009 2009 - Publication
H. Jiao, J. Zweck, L. Yan, C.R. Menyuk, and G.M. Carter, ``Receiver model for depolarized signal due to polarization-mode dispersion and partially polarized noise due to polarization-dependent loss in an optical fiber communication system'', Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 27, no. 18, pp. 4124-4315, 2009 2009 - Publication
S. Zhang, L. Younes, J. Zweck, and T. Ratnanather, "Diffeomorphic surface flows: A novel method of surface evolution", SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, vol. 68, no. 3, pp. 806-824, 2008 2008 - Publication
V. Veerasubramanian, J. Hu, J. Zweck, C. R. Menyuk, "Propagation analysis of an 80-Gb/s wavelength-converted signal utilizing XPM", Optical Fiber Communications 2008, San Diego, CA, paper JWA69, [poster] 2008 - Publication

News Articles

3-D Models Become Integral Visualization Aids for Calculus Students
A University of Texas at Dallas math professor has embraced 3-D printing to help calculus students develop the ability to visualize geometric objects.

Dr. John Zweck, a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, has created a collection of 3-D printed models that his students use in small-group problem-solving assignments.
3-D Models Become Integral Visualization Aids for Calculus Students
A University of Texas at Dallas math professor has embraced 3-D printing to help calculus students develop the ability to visualize geometric objects.

Dr. John Zweck, a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, has created a collection of 3-D printed models that his students use in small-group problem-solving assignments.
Professor John Zweck's Research Melds Math With Other Fields
Combining mathematics and computation with nearly any other field yields a wealth of possibilities, says a UT Dallas mathematics professor whose research tends to gravitate toward such intersections.
Dr. John Zweck, a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences who joined the faculty last year, earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Adelaide in Australia and his PhD in mathematics from Rice University. His training concentrated on differential geometry, which involves understanding shapes in space.
Professor John Zweck's Research Melds Math With Other Fields
Combining mathematics and computation with nearly any other field yields a wealth of possibilities, says a UT Dallas mathematics professor whose research tends to gravitate toward such intersections.
Dr. John Zweck, a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences who joined the faculty last year, earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Adelaide in Australia and his PhD in mathematics from Rice University. His training concentrated on differential geometry, which involves understanding shapes in space.