About Dr. Kulp
I became interested in nonlinear dynamics as soon as Dr. Gene Tracy introduced it to me when I was an REU student at William and Mary during the summer of 1997. The second day I was there, he loaned to me a copy of Strogatz's Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory and I spent a large part of that night reading as much of that book as I could.
I have worked in on a variety of projects all of which used the methods of nonlinear dynamics. These projects range from problems in control theory to astrophysics. My most recent research interests have focued on information theory and nonlinear time series analysis. In the past, I have worked on projects using information theory to study classical music compositions. I have also worked on projects related to characterizing noisy time series. One on going project deals with the characterization of irregularly sampled time series. I find irregularly sampled time series to be both interesting and challening to work with. I am also currently working on a project which uses time series analysis and the transfer entropy to study the process of combustion.Top
"Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science." -Henri Poincare