Dr. Alexandra Tolstoy
Alexandra (Alex) Tolstoy was an applied mathematician who specialized in applying the wave equation to problems in acoustical oceanography, underwater acoustics, and signal processing for 40 years. Alex received B.A. and M.A. degrees from George Washington University in Mathematics then proceeded to get her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in Applied Mathematics. She spent very productive years at the Naval Research Laboratory where she was in charge of matched-field processing efforts. She then became a senior scientist with Integrated Performance Decisions, while at the same time she was affiliated faculty with the University of Hawaii, and later founded Tolstoy science. Alex is the author of over a hundred manuscripts, has two patents, and has received many awards for her work and her presentations.
Alex began a new career as a watercolorist in 2012 and is an internationally acclaimed artist. Her work can be seen at https://www.atolstoyart.