Basic Information

William Clayton Thompson ('Clay')

Research Assistant Professor
Center for Research in Scientific Computation
Department of Mathematics
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina

Postdoctoral Researcher
Infection Biology Group (Members)
Department of Experimental and Health Sciences
Parc Recerca Biomedica de Barcelona
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Barcelona, Spain

Office: (NCSU) Cox 506A (919-513-7084)

My Erdos Number: 4 (See the details)

Research Interests

Mathematical/computational immunology and physiology, pathogensis modeling, treatment/control
Mathematical modeling and calibration techniques; analysis of experimental data
Uncertainty quantification, variability modeling, rigorous model comparison
Mathematical and statistical aspects of inverse problems
Practical applications of functional analysis

Professional Service

President, NCSU Student Chapter of SIAM, 5/2011-5/2012

CRSC/CQSB Webmaster (with Z. Kenz), 8/2010-8/2011
CRSC/CQSB Systems Support (with Z. Kenz and K. Rehm), 8/2011-present

Treasurer, NCSU Student Chapter of SIAM, 5/2009-5/2011

CRSC Lord Fellow, 1 July 2009 - 30 June 2010
CRSC Lord Fellow, 1 July 2010 - 30 June 2011


Ph.D., Applied Mathematics
North Carolina State University (See my graduate coursework)

Dissertation: Partial Differential Equation Modeling of Flow Cytometry Data from CFSE-based Proliferation Assays, under the direction of H.T. Banks (Defended 08 December 2011; Available Online)


B.S., Mathematics (Physics minor), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Graduated May 2008 with highest distinction
Alfred T. Brauer Prize for Excellence in Algebra/Number Theory
President, Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Society in Mathematics, 2007-2008
Phi Beta Kappa, 2007 Inductee


Hometown: Harrellsville, NC
Birthday: 31 October 1985
Hertford County High School, c/o 2004

Extracurricular Interests

Youth sports (baseball and soccer, in particular)
Current events
Applications of math and science to public policy
Religious and political philsophy
Microfinance, targeted poverty alleviation