"I always enjoy learning from someone who is enthusiastic about the material. You were enthusiastic and engaging in the presentation of the course material.

I enjoyed the way you consistently tied the math back into the physics and showed how it could be applied. You have a positive talent for explaining the material in a clear fashion.

This has been one of the most useful and enjoyable math classes I have taken."

"Professor was wonderful! Helpful and friendly. Very useful skills developed. One of the best courses I've ever taken."

"There was a clear interfacing of industrial mathematics with physical phenomena and real world problems, and more so with the group projects.

I was also extremely impressed at the instructor's speed of responding to questions via email, even at late hours of the night! Also, he grades homeworks

with constructive feedback and shows that he actually pays great attention to the work done by his students. He's an exceptional instructor!"

"Clear presentation of ideas, meaningful and applicable programming experience provided"

"This has been one of the most interesting courses I have taken. I have learned more physics in this course that in some of my physics courses (my major is physics!!).

Lots of good tips about good practices in programming and really interesting projects and labs. Also, Professor Alexiades gave us tons of additional reading about

modeling, programming and more. I didn't like the class time, but Professor Alexiades is such a passionate teacher I never got bored during class."

"I enjoyed your obvious enjoyment of, and enthusiasm for, computational science. I was also impressed with the way you tied in first principles

from the physical sciences/engineering with the math. You have a talent for explaining the use of the math in describing the physical world.

The presentation of some of the advantages and limitations inherent in numerical solutions was extremely useful. I found this course to be

incredibly useful with applications in my workplace as well as in my research. This course has been one of the most useful and enjoyable

courses I have taken. Thank you for the time and energy you put into teaching."

"Thank you for this course. This course truly helped me understand a lot better the concepts that i have been trying to under- stand for a long time. Thank you."

"Fantastic class. You can tell the professor truly wants his students to learn something in his class. Even extremely complicated concepts were explained in great detail

in a way anyone could understand. He was always willing to discuss anything even remotely related to the class. One of the best classes I have ever taken at UT."

"He's an amazing teacher. Great course, very respectful and helpful"

"My internship at ORNL is phenomenal, and I am constantly being challenged and learning something new every moment.

Your Math 475 class has really prepared me for this opportunity!"

"This is really an awesome class to learn how to code and analyze a given Mathematical model numerically and analytically,

and Instructor is really extraordinary at teaching. I really get benefit of the class. Thank you Dr Alexiades"

"Very passionate about the topics discussed, and clearly wants students to learn the material.

Definitely cares more about the student taking the time to learn each topic than just evaluating performance."

"This is probably one of the most interesting courses I've ever taken. I thoroughly enjoyed the subject and

the way it was presented. I had no trouble finding time to ask him for answers if I was having trouble."

"He is really good at teaching, and knows how to teach. I belive that God created him to teach the class.

I have learned a lot from the class. Million times thank you!!! Dr Alexiades."

"Dr. V. is one of the most dynamic and caring math professors I have had the privilege of learning from here at UT.

He consistently expresses his passion for the beautiful, physical nature of mathematics, and he avidly works

to make sure that all of his students understand all the course materials."

"Dr. Alexiades is one of the best professors I have ever had. As the course material was explained, he would draw

connections to previous ideas either in this class or previous ones. This has greatly increased to amount of information

that I have retained. Having to correct problems in the homework has also played an important roll in information retention."

"Class was the most interesting and enjoyable I have taken thus far. Workload was manageable. Subject matter was

interesting and intellectually stimulating. 9.8 / 10 Would definitely take a similar class in the future."

"The subject matter was incredibly fascinating, and the instructor was clearly very passionate about the subject

which greatly benefited the learning environment."

"To attend Dr. Alexiades lectures is to witness the simultaneous unfolding of reason and passion in the form of partial differential equations.

In addition to clear presentation of the technical aspects of the material, he incorporates historical placement of the theories and the methods,

etymologies of the terms used to describe them, and verbal pictures of the lives of their developers. He does this all in such a way as to involve

the student fully in the thrill of computational discovery and to inspire the student to his/her own innovation. I'll miss this twice weekly experience."

"The topics discussed in class were very interesting. It gave me ideas that I might want to explore in the future.

It also allowed me to learn new programming skills."

Anonymous, via feedback form, spring 2013

"Thank you for a very interesting and informative class. I looked forward to taking this class and am incredibly glad I did."

"You made this class very interesting, challenging, and (dare i say it) fun, which can be a rather difficult task

at times in this area. I had never written an in-depth lab report before (as I'm sure you could tell),

but I REALLY enjoyed the final project and feel more confident in my abilities because of this class."

Instructor was really enthusiastic and he was incredibly reasonable. This was a really stimulating class!

"This class was one of the best, if not the best, of my college career. I really enjoyed it."

"this was the best math course I have ever taken!"

"Extremely relevant course material, broken down in a very understandable method by instructor"

"The course taught me a good deal about PDE's and programming that I did not previously have."

"Interesting topics and well instructed and detailed material. Tell more people it's kinda fun!"

"... the best math class I've had so far.... I really learned a lot and plan to use it."

"Loved it. It's the best class I've ever taken"

"LIKES: The material in the course is outstanding. It is refreshing to take a math course that takes the somewhat abstract ideas and

techniques we have learned previously and uses them to analyze and make judgements about real-life problems. Dr. Alexiades is an

excellent teacher who is enthusiastic about the material he is teaching, making it easy to stay interested in the course.

DISLIKES: Just not enough time in one semester to get all the interesting material done.

SUGGESTIONS: Do everything possible to let it be known that this course exists, so that students in the future have the opportunity

to take it. They would not regret it!"

"(1) I enjoyed the experience of writing code to do highly advanced mathematical techniques. (2) For me this class requried

a lot of attention because I am not an expert programmer, but the attitude of Dr. Alexiades toward getting the labs and projects

turned in made me more relaxed, and I still learned from them even if they were late.

Note: For someone going into mathematics as a career, this class is not one that you would want to miss out on.

... I guess I'm really just writing this email to say "thanks," because it is really the 475 course that has motivated me to try

to get the graduate minor and take those courses. For someone who enjoys programming, and has a real desire to see what all this

math can be used for, it has been a terrific course.

"... looking back I know that I have really benefitted from the class. I would recommend the course to anybody.

No computer science or mathematics student should graduate without taking the class. It is a real eye-opener."

"... I personal think this class is the class every students should take before they graduate or they start think about looking for a job."