Edward F. Aboufadel


Center for Applied Mathematics Projects (including 3D printing)


Edward F. Aboufadel
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Mathematics

Ph.D. Rutgers University, 1992
B.S. Michigan State University, 1986

Office Phone: (616) 331-2400
Mailing Address: Office of the Provost,
3090 Zumberge Hall, Allendale, MI, 49401.

Vita (as of January 2017)


My graduate work was done in the area of ordinary differential equations, with applications to biology and chemistry. Since graduating, my scholarly work has focused on wavelets, large data sets, and applications of mathematics. I have a website devoted to this work, and here is my page on the Thingiverse.

During 2013, a student and I completed a video -- Baseball Motion Charts, inspired by Hans Rosling.

From 2007-2014, I served as the Department Chair of the GVSU Mathematics Department for six years, and one year as the interim Chair of the Biomedical Sciences Department.

I also have a web page dedicated to Winning the Gas Game.

Here's the commercial that my MTH 210 class and I filmed back in 2001.

When I started my career, I published a series of diaries about my experiences on the job market and as a junior faculty member. Those old issues of MAA Focus are now available online, and the first installment is in the October 1992 issue.

I am the Research Information Volunteer for the Michigan Great Lakes West chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

A web site in memory of my father.

Favorite YouTube Video

Nice Weather for Ducks, by Lemon Jelly

Favorite Clowns

Mump and Smoot

By Paul Caris (an old roommate)

When I Was Young

MacArt, from 1985, by EFA

Ed at 6, doing math
1972: Me, a math book, and a tie