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David S. Torain, II

David S. Torain, II

Professor of Mathematics

Montgomery College


Dr. David S. Torain, II is a Full Professor of Mathematics at Montgomery College in Germantown, MD. His research area is in Optimization and Partial Differential Equations, he studies the use of parametric nonlinear differential equations as a mathematical model. At MC, he serves as the mathematics advisor for the Germantown campus and is the former Chair of Workforce Development and Community Engagement Subcommittee of the President’s Advisory Committee on Equity and Inclusion.

Dr. Torain’s research has resulted in Applied Mathematics research publications and a host of professional presentations, including his most recent paper presented at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  He was elected as a 2018 – 20019 AAAS Fellow for his contributions to the field of Applied Mathematics, particularly for the discovery of Torain’s equations that model the harvesting of species under abnormal conditions.