Patrick Malsom

**Email:****Phone:****Address:**2824 South 6th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009**Website**:*patrickmalsom.com***GitHub**:*github.com/patrickmalsom***LinkedIn**:*linkedin.com/in/patrickmalsom*

- University of Cincinnati
- Advisor: Dr. Frank Pinski
- Thesis:
*Rare Events and the Thermodynamic Action (12 MB)* - Developed a novel algorithm which was used to sample double-ended transition paths.
- Implemented the algorithm by writing and debugging a computer code to study problems in 1, 2 and 3 dimensions.
- Exposed an underlying flaw present in previous studies.
- Proposed an improved method based on the Metropolis algorithm.

- Western Michigan University
- Relevant Coursework: Undergraduate physics coursework with a strong background in mathematics including linear algebra, differential equations and numerical analysis.

American Association of Physics Teachers - Outstanding Learning Assistant Award - May 2015

Winner - University of Cincinnati Graduate Student Poster Forum - March 2015

Henry Laws Fellowship - Spring 2012

Henry Laws Fellowship - Summer 2011

Third Prize - University of Cincinnati Physics Department Poster Competition - February 2011

Hanna Fellowship - Summer 2010

Western Michigan University Undergraduate Creative Activities Award - March 2007

P.J. Malsom and F.J. Pinski, (submitted) 2015:

*Rare Events, the Thermodynamic Action and the Continuous-Time Limit (0.3 MB)**http://arxiv.org/abs/1506.05089*P.J. Malsom, Ph.D. Thesis, August 2015:

*Rare Events and the Thermodynamic Action (11 MB)*

Ph.D. Defense, Cincinnati OH, June 25, 2015:

*Rare Events and the Thermodynamic Action (12 MB)*Conference on Computational Physics, Boston MA, August 12, 2014:

*Singular Nature of the Continuous Time Limit of the Onsager-Machlup Functional (1.6 MB)*University of Cincinnati Physics Condensed Matter Seminar, April 16, 2014:

*A fresh look at the Onsager Machlup functional (2.2 MB)*Physics Graduate Seminar, Cincinnati OH, May 2012:

Tubes of Maximal ProbabilityPhysics Graduate Forum, Cincinnati OH, November 2011:

*Advanced Mathematica (0.8 MB)*Oral Qualification Presentation, Cincinnati OH, April 2011:

*Hybrid Monte Carlo Method in Path Space (3.7 MB)*Physics Colloquium, Cincinnati OH, February 2011:

Hybrid Monte Carlo Method in Path Space

University of Cincinnati Poster Forum, Cincinnati OH, April 2015:

*Understanding a Singular Limit of Path Sampling (1.9 MB)*SIAM Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science, Philadelphia PA, June 2013:

*Tubes of Maximal Probability and Molecular Transition Paths (2.2 MB)*APS March Meeting, Dallas TX, March 2011:

*Hybrid Monte-Carlo in Path Space (2.1 MB)*University of Cincinnati Graduate Poster Session, Cincinnati OH, February 2011:

Hybrid Monte Carlo Method in Path Space

Primary responsibility for teaching the physics laboratory course for freshmen majors which relied on the use of Mathematica. Edited existing lab materials and developed new experiments.

Team-taught a graduate seminar on computational science programming, including an introduction to Python, C, Bash and Mathematica: http://practical-scientific-computing.github.io

Gave a series of seminars to physics graduate students on Mathematica.

- Taught physics laboratory courses for non-physics majors which included a wide range of topics drawn from mechanics, electromagnetism, and modern physics.

*General Physics Lab Instructor*, Academic Year 2014-2015.*Honors Physics Lab Instructor*, Academic Year 2013-2014.*Mathematica Lectures for Graduate Electrodynamics*, January 2012.*Honors Physics Lab Instructor*, Academic Year 2011-2012.*Honors Physics Lab Instructor*, Academic Year 2010-2011.*Senior Lab Instructor*, Academic Year 2009-2010.*Intermediate Physics Lab Instructor*, Academic Year 2009-2010.*General Physics Lab Instructor*, Academic Year 2008-2009.

Created production-ready drawings of pre-cast concrete components using AutoCAD, requiring detailed understanding of engineering specifications.

Closely collaborated with engineers and other designers on large scale projects with tight time constraints.