Dr. Matthew Jacobs is a recipient of the 2019 Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE) Postdoctoral Fellowship. For the last two years, he has been a postdoc in the UCLA math department and his postdoc mentors are Stan Osher and Andrea Bertozzi. Matthew’s broad area of research is the calculus of variations, which studies minimization problems over spaces of functions.

IDRE scholars were selected based on their proposals’ merit featuring “innovative and computationally based solutions to research problems with a potentially broad impact to the campus.” The fellowships will provide partial support for research conducted in 2019-20 and related to the IDRE programs.