About me
Natalie Sheils

Currently I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota . Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Math and its Applications (IMA). I earned my Ph.D in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington in 2015 under the direction of Bernard Deconinck. My thesis was on analytic solutions of interface problems using the Unified Transform (Fokas) Method. More information on my current research can be found on my research page.

Prior to studying at UW I earned my undergraduate degree in Mathematics with a specialization in Applied Mathematics at Seattle University. I worked with John Carter on the stability of two-dimensional soliton solutions to the nonlinear Schrödinger equation.

I am from Boise, Idaho and my younger sister is a professional golfer. I enjoy exercise, cooking and spending time with my husband, our dog Bosco, and our daughter Elizabeth. I love being outside and when not working on research problems I often get sidetracked by craft projects.

Google Scholar Profile

My Google Scholar Profile

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions.

Unified Transform Method Portal

Unified Transform Method Portal

This website is maintained by Dave Smith and is a repository for all the articles and books written about the UTM. Papers are sorted by author and application. The UTM is the main tool I use in my research.


My arXiv Preprints

arXiv (pronounced "archive") is a repository of electronic preprints of scientific papers in the fields of mathematics, physics, astronomy, computer science, quantitative biology, statistics, and quantitative finance.