Dr. E. N. Barron received his B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1970 and his M.S. in Applied Mathematics in 1972 and Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1974 from Northwestern University. Before joining Loyola, he was a faculty member at the Georgia Institute of Technology and worked for both the Institute for Defense Analyses and AT&T Bell Laboratories. His research interests include optimal control theory, non-linear partial differential equations, game theory, and mathematical finance. His research has been consistently funded by the National Science Foundation; he has also received grants from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Dr. Barron has been an invited speaker at conferences in Canada, Italy, Japan, Germany, and France; he was one of the main lecturers at an international NATO conference in Montreal. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Paris-IX from 1998-2000. He has published more than 50 research papers in leading journals in mathematical analysis. In addition Professor Barron has been named a Master Teacher in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola.
Dr. Barron has served as Acting Chair of the Department and as Graduate Program Director of Mathematics and Statistics, as well as Graduate Program Director of Computer Science from 1980-1985 and Graduate Program Director of Mathematics. Dr. Barron was the prime mover in the innovative combined B.S./M.S. program in Computer Science, and in Mathematics, which was the first such program at Loyola.
Optimal control theory, non-linear partial differential equations, game theory, mathematical finance