Applied Partial Differential Equations, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Physics, Mathematical and Computational Biology, Numerical Analysis, Numerical Solution of Differential Equations, Scientific Computing
Ph.D., University of Houston, 2012
M.S., University of Zagreb, Croatia, 2008
Dr. Bukač received her PhD in Mathematics in 2012 at the University of Houston, then spent two years as a visiting assistant professor in Mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh before coming to Notre Dame in 2014. Dr. Bukač's research lies at the interface of numerical analysis, computational mathematics, and fluid dynamics with a focus on fluid-structure interaction. She specializes in modeling the interaction between blood flow and blood vessels with implications for better understanding cardiovascular disease and its treatments. Dr. Bukač regularly teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Numerical Analysis. She also regularly participates in Expanding Your Horizons Conference for middle school girls, where she develops a variety of hands-on activities to introduce the workshop attendees to different real-life applications of mathematics and engineering.