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 focused on nonlinear time series analysis and modeling complex systems. 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 time series. Although I am a theorist, I have begun to "dabble" in experimentation. My current research interests include:

  • Modeling the emergence of structure in complex systems.
  • Modeling economic systems.
  • Using time series methods to analyze images of flames produced by a pre-mixed gas burner.
  • Machine learning and other aspects of data science.
I am always on the look-out for new an interesting interdisciplinary projects involving modeling and/or applying the methods of nonlinear dynamics and complex systems to other fields.

My research group is called LyCoS, The Lycoming Complex Systems Reserach Group. Please click the link above to see that site!

Dr. Kulp doing research
"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