Petra Bonfert-Taylor

Petra Bonfert-Taylor received her Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1996 from Technische Universität Berlin in Germany. Initially intending to study computer science, Petra got drawn to the study of mathematics through a chance encounter with the subject via a course on complex analysis taught by Professor Christian Pommerenke who later on became her doctoral advisor. Petra has lectured and taught widely, including at Technische Universität Berlin, Universität Würzburg, the University of Michigan, Stony Brook University, Yale University, Massey University, University of Southampton, University of Pune. Petra is currently a Professor of Mathematics at Wesleyan University. Besides mathematics, Petra enjoys the outdoors, including skiing, gardening and hiking. She is an avid cook, enjoys music and loves spending time with her children and family.
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C Programming: Advanced Data Types - 5 (Coursera)

In this course you will define your own data types in C, and use the newly created types to more efficiently store and process your data. Many programming languages provide a number of built-in data types to store things such as integers, decimals, and characters in variables, but what [...]

C Programming: Using Linux Tools and Libraries - 7 (Coursera)

Learn how to use professional tools and libraries to write and build C programs within the Linux operating system. This seventh and final course in the C Programming with Linux Specialization will allow you to develop and use your C code within the Linux operating system. Using libraries in [...]

Linux Basics: The Command Line Interface - 6 (Coursera)

This course will introduce you to Linux, a powerful operating system used by most professional developers! Why add Linux to your C programming skills? Most people use Linux without knowing it! Whether you use a smartphone, search the web, or use an ATM, each time Linux is involved somewhere [...]

C Programming: Pointers and Memory Management - 4 (Coursera)

In this course, we will examine a key concept, foundational to any programming language: the usage of memory. This course builds upon the basic concept of pointers, discussed in C Programming: Modular Programming and Memory Management, and introduces the more advanced usage of pointers and pointer arithmetic. Arrays of [...]

C Programming: Language Foundations - 2 (Coursera)

In this course you will learn to use logical statements and arrays in C. Logical statements are used for decision-making with follow-up instructions, based on conditions you define. Arrays are used to store, keep track of, and organize larger amounts of data. You will furthermore implement some fundamental algorithms [...]

C Programming: Modular Programming and Memory Management - 3 (Coursera)

Enhance your coding skills along your path to becoming a proficient C programmer with the essential concepts of functions and pointers. In this course you will be introduced to the concept of modular programming: that is, dividing up more complex tasks into manageable pieces. You will learn how to [...]

C Programming: Getting Started - 1 (Coursera)

Start learning one of the most powerful and widely used programming languages: C. Within moments you will be coding hands-on in a browser tool that will provide instant feedback on your code. The C programming language is one of the most stable and popular programming languages in the world. [...]

Introduction to Complex Analysis (Coursera)

This course provides an introduction to complex analysis which is the theory of complex functions of a complex variable. We will start by introducing the complex plane, along with the algebra and geometry of complex numbers, and then we will make our way via differentiation, integration, complex dynamics, power [...]