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Richard Herbert Rand

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  • Richard Herbert Rand
  • Dept: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Title: Professor
  • Address: 408 Rhodes Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-7145
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Biography

Rand joined the Cornell faculty in 1967 after receiving his doctorate from Columbia University. He was a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley in 1981 and at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1989. Rand received teaching awards from the Engineering College at Cornell in 1986, 1993, 1995, 2005 and 2008, and from the Mathematics Department in 2013. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Vibration and Control, International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, and the Journal of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics.

Research Interests

Current research work involves using perturbation methods and bifurcation theory to obtain approximate solutions to differential equations arising from nonlinear dynamics problems in engineering and biology. Current projects include nonlinear vibrations of MEMS (micro-electrical-mechanical systems), evolutionary dynamics, the dynamics of particle accelerators, and differential-delay equations.

Teaching Interests

Nonlinear Dynamics, Perturbation Methods, Applied Differential Equations.

 

Selected Publications

  • Ruelas, RE, Richard Herbert Rand. 2015. "Disappearance of Resonance Tongues." Journal of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics 4 (1): 1-9.
  • Wesson, E., Richard Herbert Rand. 2015. "A Model of Evolutionary Dynamics with Quasiperiodic Forcing." Orlando, Florida February.
  • Rand, Richard Herbert. 2012. Lecture Notes on Nonlinear Vibrations. : 160. The Internet-First University Press.
  • Rand, Richard Herbert, R Wesson. 2015. "A Model of Evolutionary Dynamics with Quasiperiodoc Forcing." Frankfurt July (3rd Quarter/Summer).
  • Wesson, E., Richard Herbert Rand. 2015. "A Model of Evolutionary Dynamics with Quasiperiodic Forcing." Journal of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics 4 (2): 131-140.

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Selected Awards and Honors

  • President's Award for Outstanding Contributions in Support of Underrepresented Minorities (Cornell University) 2000
  • Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow for Excellence in Teaching (Cornell University) 2008
  • Zellman Warhaft Commitment to Diversity, Faculty Award (Cornell University) 2011
  • Annual Math Department teaching award for "clear and insightful teaching" (Cornell University) 2013
  • Keynote Speaker (International Conference on Structural Nonlinear Dynamics and Diagnosis) 2012

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Education

  • BS (Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics), Cooper Union, 1964
  • MS (Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics), Columbia University, 1965
  • (Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics), Columbia University, 1967