Edward F. Aboufadel


Center for Applied Mathematics Projects


Edward F. Aboufadel
Professor of Mathematics

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 2015 schedule
(pdf file).


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.

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.

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 in 2011 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