Gilbert G. Walter 2122 E. Edgewood Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53211 Telephone: (414) 964-8711 Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Department of Mathematical Sciences University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee P.O. Box 413 Milwaukee, WI 53201 USA Telephone: (414) 229-5528 Fax: (414) 229-4907 email: ggw@uwm.edu Biography: Born in 1930 in the bucolic little town of Ottawa, Illinois of German immigrant parents, I soon showed promise of things to come. At the age of five I tried to catch a ball thrown by my father and dropped it. Later when he tried teaching me to ride a bicycle, I kept falling off. When I was 10, my parents moved to the suburbs of Chicago where I eventually attended Riverside-Brookfield High School. When I failed to make the track team (or any other team), I realized my dream of athletic greatness was not to be realized. It was then that I turned to mathematics which was considered a sissy subject suitable mainly for girls. Since many attractive girls took the subject and looked to me for help, I decided mathematics was something to pursue. Thus a career was born. Well, not quite. I studied industrial engineering at General Motors Institute, was drafted by the Army, studied electrical engineering at Mew Mexico State University, and came to Milwaukee to practice my new trade. While working at AC Electronics, I took a night school course in mathematics from Morris Marden. He suggested I go to graduate school in mathematics and obtained an offer of a teaching assistantship for me in Madison. Since my work at AC, though interesting, was likely to blow up (I worked on bombs), I decided to take the offer. My next four years as a graduate student were uneventful (except for my marriage and the birth of my three children). When my major professor, Jacob Korevaar, left for a year's leave, I took a temporary job in Milwaukee while writing my dissertation. I have been here since. Well, not quite. I have taken every opportunity to visit warmer places beginning with the University of California-San Diego and ending with the University of Hawaii recently. All offers of visiting positions at warmer places (in winter) will continue to be accepted. Education: BIE General Motors Institute, 1953 BSEE New Mexico State University, 1956 MS (Mathematics) University of Wisconsin, 1959 Ph.D. (Mathematics, EE Minor), University of Wisconsin, 1962 Employment: 1961-present Instructor to Professor, Mathematical Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Chair 1973-1975) (1993-1995). 1995-1996 Visiting Colleague, University of Hawaii Fall 1987 Visiting Professor, University of Delaware Winter 1985 Visiting Mathematician, Centro de Investigaciones e Estudios Avanzados, IPN, Merida, Mexico Spring 1985 Visiting Professor, California Polytechnic., San Luis Obispo, California Spring 1981 Visiting Professor, University of California-Davis Winter 1981 Visitor, Inst. Ivest. Mat. Appl. and Syst., UNAM, Mexico City Fall 1980 Visitor, Imperial College, London Summer 1979 Visiting Professor, University of Costa Rica Summer 1974, Visiting Mathematician, NMFS, NOAA 1975, 1978 Woods Hole, Mass. 1968-1969 Visiting Associate Professor, Universidad Agraria, Lima, Peru 1965-1966 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California-San Diego 1956-1957 Project Engineer, AC Electronics, Milwaukee 1953-1955 U.S. Army 1952-1953 Jr. Project Engineer, Electro-Motive Div. GM, LaGrange, IL Other Academic Activities: I. Teaching Experience: a) Undergraduate: Basic statistics, diff. equations, mathematical statistics, linear algebra, time-series, PDE, math. models, 9 others. b) Graduate: Math. methods of physics, Fourier series, integral transforms, functional analysis, mathematical statistics. II. Directed eight Ph.D. dissertations in analysis, two in statistics. III. Served as departmental statistical consultant, 3 semesters. IV. Coordinator of applied mathematics and physics program, 1975-1984. V. Various University Committees including Faculty Senate (twice). Grants: 1. National Science Foundation "Analog Encryption" (with G. Davida) $120,000, 1985-1988. 2. National Science Foundation "Models of multispecies fisheries" US-Mexico Cooperative Research $3,520, 1986-1989. 3. National Science Foundation "Extension of sampling theorems" (with Z. Nashed) $126,000, 1991-93.