Bradley Lowery, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics

Dr. Brad Lowery received his B.S. in Physics and M.S. in Mathematics from South Dakota State University. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado Denver in 2014.  His graduate research focused on communication avoiding algorithms and parallel computing.

Brad joined the University of Sioux Falls as an Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics in 2014.  His primary research interests are linear algebra, computational mathematics, and mathematical modeling.  Brad has mentored multiple student research projects in these areas.

In addition to his scholarly activities, he enjoys running, cycling, and spending time with his family.



  • Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Denver, 2014

Courses Taught

  • PHY101 - Introductory College Physics
  • PHY102 - Introductory College Physics
  • PHY201 - University Physics
  • PHY202 - University Physics
  • MAT111 - Elementary Algebra
  • MAT112 - College Algebra and Trigonometry
  • MAT113 - College Algebra
  • MAT155 - Quantitative Reasoning
  • MAT165 - Precalculus
  • MAT202 - Finite Math
  • MAT233 - Statistics
  • MAT300 - Numerical Methods
  • COM300 - Numerical Methods
  • MAT310 - Calculus III
  • MAT311 - Differential Equations
  • MAT482 - Senior Seminar II

Professional Memberships

Mathematical Association of America


  • Computational Mathematics
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Linear Algebra


Dr. Lowery's research interests have been in these main areas:

  • Linear Algebra
  • Numerical Analysis
  • High Performance Computing
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Mathematical Modeling

Scholarships and Creative Work

  • Augustana Mathematics Colloquium, "Computational requirements for modeling the Yarkovsky Effect", Augustana University - Sioux Falls, SD, November 8, 2022
  • MAA NCS Meeting, "Communication Lower Bounds for Matrix-Matrix Multiplication'", Minnesota State University – Mankato, April 21, 2018
  • Algorithms and Scheduling Techniques for Exascale Systems, "A greedy reduction algorithm'", Dagstuhl, Germany, September 17, 2013
  • 2013 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, "Communication-Avoiding Oblique QR Factorizations", Boston, Massachusetts, February 27, 2013.
  • 7th Scheduling for Large Scale Systems Workshop, "A greedy reduction algorithm", Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 29, 2012.
  • 8th annual Front Range Applied Mathematics Student Conference, "A new algorithm for the collective communication operation, reduce (all-to-one)", Denver, CO, March 3, 2012.
  • Tyler Smith, Bradley Lowery, Julien Langou, and Robert A. Van De Geijn, "A Tight I/O Lower Bound for Matrix Multiplication," Accept for publication in ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (2020). Preprint available [ONLINE:]
  • Bradley Lowery, Abigail Slater, and Kaison Thies, "Functional Ratings in Sports," Submitted for publication in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports (2019). Preprint available [ONLINE:]
  • Faverge, Mathieu, Julien Herrmann, Julien Langou, Bradley Lowery, Yves Robert, and Jack Dongarra. "Designing LU-QR hybrid solvers for performance and stability." In Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, 2014 IEEE 28th International. IEEE (2014): 1029-1038.
  • Donna Flint, Bradley Lowery, and Daniel Schaal. "Distinct Rado Numbers for x(1)+ x(2)+ c= x(3)." Ars Combinatoria 110 (2013): 331-342.

Service/Volunteer Work

Conference Organizer

Math on the Northern Plains, April 7, 2018.