Applied Mathematics

Don McClure

Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics, Director, American Mathematical Society
Room 214, 170 Hope Street


Ph. D., Brown University, 1970


Donald McClure does research in the areas of image processing and computer vision, ill-posed inverse problems, and analysis of image sequences such as occur in film or progressive video. Current work includes the relationship between optimization problems for discrete probabilistic models of images and continuous variational counterparts of these problems that lead to PDEs. He is also working on methods of nonlinear function approximation that relate to image compression.


Don McClure is a transplanted Oregonian who has been on the faculty of the Division of Applied Mathematics since 1969. He received his A.B. in Mathematics from UC Berkeley and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Brown. He served as Chair of the Division from 1985 to 1988 and from 1994 to 1996. During the period 1986-2000, he was Associate Director of the Brown-Harvard-MIT Center for Intelligent Control Systems. He currently serves as Associate Treasurer and Trustee of the American Mathematical Society.


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