Mike Retzlaff
 About me

I am a PhD student in Applied Mathematics at the University
of Maryland, Baltimore County.
 Research

I am working with
Dr. Andrei Draganescu
on topics related to:
 developing/improving methods in nonsmooth
optimization
 developing preconditioners for inverse problems
related to image reconstruction
 domain decomposisiton for numerical solutions
of PDEs
I also have open research in probabilistic cellular automata.
 Teaching


Fall 2017: MATH 15106 – Calculus and Analytic
Geometry I, TuesdayThursday 10:00–11:15
 Education

 Publications


Brummitt, Delventhal, and Retzlaff,
Packard Snowflakes on the von Neumann
Neighborhood;
Journal of Cellular Automata,
3–1, 2008, pp 57–80.

Retzlaff,
Проблемы построения вещественных чисел
[Problems in Constructing the Real Numbers];
Undergraduate thesis, University of Wisconsin and
Herzen State Pedagogical University, 2006.
 Substantial coursework

 Math 650 and 651: Optimization (Shen, Guler)
 Math 612 and 614: Differential Equations
(Biswas, Nochetto)
 Math 620 and 630: Numerical Methods and Linear
Algebra (Draganescu)
 Math 710 (2): Variational Inequalities and
Complementarity Problems (Gowda, Potra)
 In my previous lives...

 2007–2015: I was a high school mathematics
teacher
 1997–2003: I sold specialty construction
materials and did freelance work on various remodeling
projects
 About the photo

Yes, I was in Pie Town, NM on ultimate pi day 3/14/15, at
9:26:53am (well, it was 9:26 pacific time, unfortunately we
were an hour late for the local mountain time)
 Contact

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
email: mretzla1 'at ' umbc 'dot' edu
office: Sherman Hall 134