Dr. Abraham D Smith

Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science Department
College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management

Office: 227 Jarvis Hall-Science Wing
Email: smithabr@uwstout.edu
Personal website: www.curieux.us/abe

Research Interests: Differential Geometry and Differential Equations. Geometric and Topological Data Analysis.


  • French (Beginner)
  • German (Beginner)

Office Hours

Day Time
Mo Th Fr 2:30 - 4:30


    • Ph D Mathematics
      Duke University
      Durham, NC, United States, 2009
    • MA Mathematics
      Duke University
      Durham, NC, United States, 2004
    • BS Mathematics and Physics
      University of Wisconsin
      Madison, WI, United States, 2003

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • Fordham University, Mathematics Department
        Peter M. Curran Visiting Assistant Professor
        August 2011 - July 2015
      • McGill University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
        NSF/MSRI Postdoctoral Fellow
        August 2009 - May 2011

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Smith, A. (Submitted). Exterior Differential Systems, from Elementary to Advanced. .
    • Smith, A. (2015). Constructing Involutive Tableaux with Guillemin Normal Form. Symmetry, Integrability and Geometry: Methods and Applications (SIGMA), 11(053), 14.
    • Smith, A. (2010). Integrable GL(2) Geometry and Hydrodynamic Partial Differential Equations. Communications in Analysis and Geometry, 18(4), 743 – 790.

    Working Paper

    • Smith, A. (Revising to Resubmit). Degeneracy of the Characteristic Variety. Communications in Analysis and Geometry(arXiv:1410.6947).



    • Smith, A. (January 22, 2016). Best Practices for Scientific Computing in Python. Mathematics Colloquium, Menomonie, WI, United States.

    Oral Presentation

    • Smith, A. (December 11, 2015). How to Build Involutive PDE. Math-Physics Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, United States.

Applied Research


    • Geometric Data Analytics, Inc. (geomdata.com)
      Customized data analysis for government labs. (2015 - Present)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships


    • All-Institutes Postdoctoral Fellow, National Science Foundation via the Mathematical Science Research Institute (June 2009)

Professional Memberships

  • Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • American Mathematical Society (AMS)



      UW Stout

      • Advisory Board Member, Racial and Ethnic Studies and Global Perspectives Curriculum (RESGLP) Advisory Committee (July 1,2016 - June 30, 2019)


    • Board of Directors, Friends of the Red Cedar Trail and Hoffman Hills (December 15,2016 - Present)