Sam Potter

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About me

I’m a Courant Instructor at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

I obtained my PhD from the University of Maryland’s Department of Computer Science, where I was advised by Masha Cameron and Ramani Duraiswami. Before that, I received an MS in electrical engineering, also from the University of Maryland; and earlier still, a BS in mathematics from the University of Washington in my hometown of Seattle.

Broadly, my research is in computational science and engineering. In my dissertation, I introduced a new class of numerical algorithms for solving the eikonal equation, termed jet marching methods. These solvers were purpose built for problems in computational room acoustics, to which they were applied. I’ve also done work related to high-frequency wave propagation, stochastic differential equations, planetary science, signal processing, and data compression.

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Publications

Samuel F Potter, Maria K Cameron
Jet marching methods for solving the eikonal equation
Journal on Scientific Computing / SIAM / 2021
SIAM / arXiv / code
Samuel F Potter, Maria K Cameron
Ordered line integral methods for solving the eikonal equation
Journal of Scientific Computing / Springer / 2019
JOMP / arXiv / code
Shuo Yang, Samuel F Potter, Maria K Cameron
Computing the quasipotential for nongradient SDEs in 3D
Journal of Computational Physics / Elsevier / 2019
JCP / arXiv / code
Samuel F Potter, Nail A Gumerov, Ramani Duraiswami
Fast interpolation of bandlimited functions
ICASSP / IEEE / 2017
pdf / code

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