About Dr. Kulp

Research

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. Although I am a theorist, I have begun to "dabble" in experimentation. My current research projects include:

  • Detecting chaos in irregularly sampled time series.
  • Using information theory to analyze flames from a pre-mixed gas burner.
  • Developing noise filters for irregularly sampled time series.
I am always on the look-out for new an interesting projects in nonlinear dynamics or in applying the methods of application of nonlinear dynamics to other fields.

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

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