Alexander P Hoover, PhD
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Mathematics and Statistics
 Office: RT 1523
 Phone: 216-687-4693
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1523, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
biofluids, fluid dynamics, biomechanics, neuromechanics, computational fluid dynamics, CFD, numerical differential equations, mathematical biology, structural mechanics, elasticity, partial differential equations, compartmental modeling, epidemiological modeling, imaging
B.S., Applied Mathematics, Case Western Reserve University, 2010
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of North Carolina, 2015
Brief Bio:
Originally from Northeast Ohio, I left after college to pursue graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After completing my PhD in Mathematics working with Laura Miller, I was an RTG Postdoctoral fellow at Tulane University working with Lisa Fauci and Ricardo Cortez. I returned to Northeast Ohio with a position at the University of Akron (2018-2022), before joining Cleveland State University in 2022.

My research focuses on the interplay of fluids, mechanics, and behavior in organism pumping, flying and swimming. In particular, I am interested in how their interaction influences the production of efficient and robust mechanisms of fluid transport and locomotion. I'm generally interested in mathematical biology, biofluids, computational modeling, and applied mathematics.
Teaching Areas:
numerical analysis, differential equations, numerical differential equations, applied math, computational mathematics, modeling, fluid dynamics, mathematical biology, scientific computing, parallel computing, linear algebra, numerical linear algebra, partial differential equations
Professional Affiliations:
Postdoctoral Fellow - Tulane University (2015-2018)
Assistant Professor - University of Akron (2018-2022)
Assistant Professor - Cleveland State University (2022 - Present)
Professional Experience:
Member of the following Professional societies:
Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Society of Mathematical Biology (SMB)
American Physical Society (APS)
Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)
University Service:
Member of the Center for Applied Data Analysis and Modeling (ADAM)
Viking Cluster User
Professional Service:
Board Member of Spectra, the Association for LGBTQ+ Mathematicians (2021-Present)

Organized the following workshops:
- LGBTQ+ in Mathematics Workshop at ICERM (Virtual, 2021)
- LGBTQ+ in Mathematics II Workshop at Princeton (Virtual, 2023)
- Queer in Computational and Applied Math Workshop at ICERM (2024)
Research Grants:
NSF DMS Mathematical Biology (2152180), sole-PI, Awarded, $298,547. Neuromechanical resonance and distributed control in organismal pumping.