Dr. Andres Morales

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Office: AD-109
Phone: 207-859-1367
moralesa@thomas.edu

Recent courses taught:

Statistical Inference and Decision Making

Calculus 1 & Calculus 2

Math for Business & Economics

Physics

Operations Research Techniques

 

Degrees:

  • Doctor of Engineering degree from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell
  • M.S. from Vanderbilt University in Physics
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Math and Physics

 

Value Statement:            

My goal is to make every course that I teach relevant to each student and to help each student see how the course impacts their everyday life and experiences.

Areas of Expertise:         

Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematical Methods for Physics, Digital Signal Processing, Digital Image Processing, Diffraction Tomography.

Biography:         

Born in San Cristóbal, Venezuela. Graduated from Universidad Católica “Andrés Bello”, Táchira with B. Ed in Physics and Mathematics, Master of Science Degree from Vanderbilt University in Physics in 1984 and Doctor of Engineering degree from University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2000. Postdoctoral fellow in UMass Lowell until 2001.

Experience       

Associate Professor in Universidad Católica del Táchira.

Director of the Academic Computing Unit in Universidad Católica del Táchira. 1990.

Retired Professor of Physics from the Universidad de Los Andes, Táchira Campus. 2008

Director of Graduate Studies Universidad de Los Andes, Táchira Campus. 2008.

Publications:           

Testorf, M. E., Morales-Porras, A. E. and Fiddy, M. A. “Inverse scattering based on linear and non-linear image processing algorithms.” PSPI 2001, pp 221-226.

Testorf, M. E., Morales-Porras, A. E. and Fiddy, M. A. “Imaging of strongly Scattering Targets Based on Signal Processing Algorithms” IEICE Transactions on Electronics, Vol. E83-C, No. 12. December 2000. pp 1905-1911.

Morales-Porras, A. E., Testorf, M. E. and Fiddy, M. A. “Wide Area Surveillance for the Location and Identification of Hidden Vehicles” Reports I and II, CEMOS, University of Massachusetts, USAF, December 2000.

Sánchez-de-la-LLave, J. D., Morales-Porras, A. E., Testorf, M. E., McGahan, R., and Fiddy, M. A. “Nonlinear filtering of backpropagated fields”. J. Opt. Soc. Am. A. Vol. 6, No. 7/July 1999, pp1799-1805.

Sánchez, J. D., Morales-Porras, A. E., Testorf, M., Fiddy, M. “Diffraction Tomography of Strongly Scattering Objects Based on Homomorphic Filtering”. Optics and Photonic News, December 1998, 99 46-47.

Lenhert, P. G., Morales, A. E., Harmon, J. P. and Field, L. “Structure of a Sulfone that Reveals the Direction of Cleavage of a Camphor-based Thiirane 1,1 Dioxide by a Thiol”. Acta Cryst. (1986) C42, 1637-1640.

Recent Conference: 

Pamela Thompson, Thomas College, Morales; Andres Morales, Thomas College; Deepika Papneja, Lady Shri Ram College. “Aptitudes, Beliefs, and Content: A qualitative Inquiry in Mathematics Self-efficacy of Preservice Elementary Teachers and Upper Level Mathematics Students”.  American Association for Teaching and Curriculum. 21st Annual Conference, Tampa, Florida. October 9-11, 2014.