Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Photo of Ken Brakke, Ph.D.

Ken Brakke, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Phone: 570-372-4466
Email: brakke@susqu.edu
Office Location: Fisher Hall - Rm 308
Office Hours:
3 p.m. – 4 p.m., MWF
1 p.m. – 3 p.m., TTH

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Academic Credentials:
PHD, Princeton University
BS, Univ of Nebraska Lincoln

Brakke is the Degenstein Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science.

Brakke is a geometer with extensive interests in computer science. He teaches many mathematics and computer science courses with particular emphasis on geometry, computer networks, operating systems and computer graphics.

He is the author of the Surface Evolver program, which models the shapes of liquid surfaces subject to various energies and constraints. The Surface Evolver has hundreds of users around the world, and is in continuing development. Prof. Brakke uses his Evolver for consulting work on subjects ranging from satellite fuel tanks in weightlessness to liquid solder shapes to high-altitude balloons. He has had sabbaticals at the University of Minnesota, where he started his Evolver program, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.


  • CSCI-351 Numerical Computing
  • CSCI-352 Numerical Analysis
  • CSCI-355 Operations Research
  • CSCI-391 Data Communications & Networks I
  • CSCI-392 Data Communication & Networks II
  • CSCI-486 Introduction to Operating Systems
  • CSCI-487 Operating Systems
  • MATH-101 Precalculus Mathematics
  • MATH-105 Introductory Topics
  • MATH-108 Introduction to Statistics
  • MATH-201 Linear Algebra
  • MATH-231 Foundations of Analysis
  • MATH-331 Geometry
  • MATH-351 Numerical Computing
  • MATH-352 Numerical Analysis
  • MATH-355 Operations Research
  • MATH-502 Independent Study

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