Andrew is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Interdisciplinary Program in Applied Mathematics at the University of Arizona.  Originally from Iowa, he graduated with his undergraduate degrees from the University of Iowa.  In 2007 Andrew moved to New York City and attended the graduate program at the Manhattan School of Music studying classical piano performance with Andre-Michel Schub. 

After moving to Tucson, Andrew started working  at the Arizona Center for Mathematical Sciences (ACMS) doing research related to nonlinear electromagnetic pulse propagation. 


In particular, he is interested in modeling mid-infrared, femto-second laser pulses in dispersive, weakly nonlinear media with a particular PDE known as the short-pulse-evolution equation (SPEE).

In addition to research, Andrew is an avid reader and enjoys going on long hikes with his wife Yasmin on Mount Lemmon (pictured above).


Hunter College (City University of New York)

MATH 254: Ordinary Differential Equations (Fall 2012)

MATH 385/685: Numerical Methods (2011-2012)

University of Arizona

MATH 111: Trigonometry (2013-2014)

MATH 112: College Algebra (Fall 2014)

MATH 254: Introduction to Differential Equations, T.A. (Spring 2015)

MATH 120R: PreCalculus (2015-2016)

  • A. Hofstrand, P. Jakobsen, and J.V. Moloney, Bidirectional shooting method for extreme nonlinear optics, Physical Review A, (accepted Oct. 2019).

  • A. Hofstrand and J.V. Moloney, Modeling electromagnetic pulses with a generalized Kadomtsev-Petviashvili equation, Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 366, (2018).

  • A. Hofstrand, Ph.D. Thesis, Program in Applied Mathematics at the University of Arizona (advisor J.V. Moloney), Mathematical aspects of modeling the propagation of intense, ultrashort long-wavelength laser pulses, (Oct. 2019).

  • A. Hofstrand, M.S. Thesis, Program in Applied Mathematics at the University of Arizona (advisor H. Flaschka), The near-integrable dynamics of the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam experiment, (2015).