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Höft, Thomas

Assistant Professor
Degree
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Office
OSS 204
Phone
(651) 962-5535
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5535
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651-962-5670
Mail
OSS 201

Thomas Höft is an applied mathematician with research interests focusing on inverse problems in imaging. Prior to joining UST, he was a postdoc at Tufts University, a visitor at NIST, and spent the five years before that working in industry R&D at Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies just outside Boulder, CO. In his "spare" time, he can be found hiking, playing ultimate, banging on drums, or hanging out with his family. He misses the mountains but is glad to be around lakes again.

 

Education:

Ph.D. Applied and Industrial Mathematics, University of Minnesota, 2005.

M.S. Applied and Industrial Mathematics, University of Minnesota, 2002.

B.A. Physics, Mathematics, minor in Computer Science, St. Olaf College, 1999.

 

Research Interests:

Inverse problems in imaging with applications to science and industry, though I'll work on most anything combining science, computing, and mathematics. Currently, I have active research projects in de-noising of remote sensing images, image formation for computational photography, automatic identification of bird song, and fast multipole methods for molecular dynamics simulations. While in industry, I worked on modeling and image analysis for laser RADAR systems, with projects ranging from image formation and reconstruction to phenomenology of laser scattering from airborne particulates. My Ph.D. thesis work used regularization techniques on inverse problems in imaging with applications to nondestructive evaluation of materials in industrial manufacturing processes.

 Miscellaneous:

 

Secretary / Treasurer, Business Industry and Government Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America (BIG SIGMAA http://sigmaa.maa.org/big/).

Undergraduate Research: CSUMS 2014 (http://www.stthomas.edu/cam/csumsprogram/), MAXIMA REU 2013 (http://www.ima.umn.edu/2012-2013/SW6.10-7.19.13/) & 2014 (http://www.ima.umn.edu/2013-2014/SW6.9-7.18.14/)

 

Selected Publications:

(1) "Single image DC-removal method for increasing the precision of two-dimensional Fourier transform profilometry," U.S. Patent 8,605,150, Dec. 2013.

(2) "2D+3D face imaging for stand-off biometric identification," CLEO Technical Digest, paper ATuF4, 2011 (with B. Redman et al.).

(3) "Atmospheric turbulence correction using digital holographic detection: experimental results," Optics Express, vol. 17, no. 14, pp. 11,638-11,651, 2009 (with J. Marron et al.).

(4) "Proposed digital holographic 3D mapping of coral beds," Proc. SPIE, vol. 7150, paper 71500H, 2008 (with R. Kendrick et al.).

(5) "Multispectral laser radar for chem-bio detection," Proc. MSS Active E-O Systems, 2007 (with J. Marquardt et al.).

(6) "An inverse problem in nondestructive evaluation of spot-welds," Inverse Problems, vol. 22, no. 2, p. 645, 2006 (with E. Francini and F. Santosa).

(7) "Evidence for a nuclear hexadecapole interaction in the hyperfine spectrum of LiI," J. Chem. Phys., vol. 110, no. 5, pp. 2431–2436, 1999 (with J. Cederberg et al.). 

Summer 2015 Courses

Summer 2015 Courses
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Fall 2015 Courses

Fall 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MATH 200 - 01 Multi-Variable Calculus M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OSS 226
CRN: 40231 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas A. Hoft Vector algebra in two and three dimensions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, line integrals, surface integrals, Green's Theorem, Stoke's Theorem, divergence theorem. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or higher in MATH 114

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MATH 200 - 41 HONORS Multi-Variable Calculus M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OSS 226
CRN: 40232 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas A. Hoft Vector algebra in two and three dimensions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, line integrals, surface integrals, Green's Theorem, Stoke's Theorem, divergence theorem. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or higher in MATH 114

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MATH 315 - 01 Applied Math & Modeling I M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OSS 214
CRN: 40896 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas A. Hoft This is a topics course in applied mathematics. Course content will be drawn from topics that coincide with expertise of department members. Recent toipics include finite element methods, techniques in scientific computing, wavelets and applications, mathematical biology, and weather modeling. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: A grade of C- or above in MATH 210 and 240, or permission of instructor.

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J-Term 2016 Courses

J-Term 2016 Courses
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