Edward F. Aboufadel

My Wife Kathy

My Wife, Kathy

Our Son Zachary

Our Son, Zachary

My Work With Wavelets



Publication List

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research


Edward F. Aboufadel
Professor and Department Chair

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

Office Phone: (616) 331-2445
Mailing Address: Dept. of Mathematics, GVSU, A-2-178 MAK, Allendale, MI, 49401.
See my Winter 2014 schedule
(pdf file).


Although I am a mathematician, I am currently the interim Department Chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Grand Valley State University, as well as the interim Assistant Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 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, applications of mathematics, and collegiate mathematics education. I have a website devoted to this work.

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

My first book is Discovering Wavelets, written with Steven Schlicker. My second book is Advanced Engineering Mathematics, written with Merle Potter and J. L. Goldberg.

Follow the links on the left to see the Discovering Wavelets web site, undergraduate research, and my publication list. 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.

I am the Research Information Volunteer for the Michigan Great Lakes West chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). A talk that I gave on the Artificial Pancreas Project is available here.

Favorite Internet Time-Wasters

Iowa Electronic Markets


Grand Rapids Gas Prices

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