University Professor Emeritus, Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics and Mathematics


Fleming received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin in 1951. After holding positions at the RAND Corporation and Purdue University, he joined the faculty of Brown University in 1958. He chaired the Mathematics Department at Brown from 1965-1968 and the Division of Applied Mathematics from 1982-1985 and 1991-94. In 1995, he became University Professor Emeritus.

Fleming is the author of more than 125 research articles and three books. The topics of his research have included: calculus of variations, geometric measure theory, stochastic control, differential games, mathematical genetics models, measure valued stochastic processes, nonlinear filtering, and mathematical finance.

Honors which Fleming has received include a NSF Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He received a Steele Prize from the American Mathemetical Society and a Reid Prize from the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He also received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Purdue University, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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