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Faculty Research Areas of Interest

Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences


Our applied mathematics departme​nt has numerous faculty with varied areas of interest. Whatever your research interest, from optimization to mathematics education, there are numerous faculty you can collaborate with.

Steve Billups, Associate Professor

  • Optimization 
  • Complementarity problems
  • Computational biology​
Troy Butler​, Assistant Professor
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Inverse problems
  • Error estimation
    ​Varis Carey, Assistant Professor
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Finite Element Methods
  • High
  • Performance Computing
  • Renaud Chicoisne, Research Assistant Professor
  • Mathematical programming
  • Network problems
  • Large scale optimization
  • Integer programming
Jer-Chin (Luke) Chuang​, Instructor​​
  • Applied algebraic topology
  • Combinatorial differential geometry
​​Loren Cobb, Research Associate Professor

  • Modeling and simulation
  • Data assimilation
  • Socio-economic dynamics
  • Mathematical statistics

RaKissa Cribari, Assistant Professor C/T

  • Mathematics education
  • Number theory
  • Geometry

Alexander Engau, Associate Professor

  • Optimization and mathematical programming
  • Operations research and decision-making
  • Financial and engineering optimization

Mike Ferrara, Associate Professor

  • Graph Theory
  • Combinatorics
Aimé Fournier, Research Associate Professor
  • ​​Uncertainty quantification in exploration geophysics
  • Meteorological data assimilation
  • Analysis of coherent structures in turbulence
  • Numerical methods for high-performance computation of partial differential equations

Joshua French, Assistant Professor

  • ​Spatial statistics
  • Extreme value theory
  • Functional data analysis
  • Environmental application
  • Stephen Hartke​, Associate Professor
    • Graph theory
    • Computational approaches to problems in discrete mathematics
    Audrey Hendricks​, Assistant Professor
    • ​Precision medicine
    • Statistical genetics
    • ‘Omics
    • Analysis of big data

    Michael Jacobson, Professor

    • Graph Theory
    • Combinatorics
    Sogol Jahanbekham, Visiting Assistant Professor
    • Combinatorics

    Mike Kawai, Instructor

    • Teaching mathematics to non-math majors 

    Lance Lana, Instructor

    • Mathematics education
    • Mathematical modeling

    Julien Langou, Professor

    • Numerical linear algebra
    • Error analysis of algorithms
    • Parallel computing
    • Numerical analysis

    Jan Mandel, Professor

    • Supercomputing and parallel methods
    • Wildfire modeling
    • Data assimilation and inverse problems
    • Applied probability on Hilbert spaces

    Gary Olson, Senior Instructor

    • Mathematics education
    • Online learning strategies
    • Mathematical modeling 
    ​Dmitriy Ostrovskiy, Instructor
    • Mathematical modeling
    ​Florian Pfender, Associate Professor

    • Applied graph theory 

    Tolya Puhalskii, Associate Professor

    • Probability theory
    • Queueing theory
    • Large deviation theory

    Stephanie Santorico, Associate Professor

    • Statistical genetics
    • Genetic epidemiology
    • Personalized medicine
    • Genetics of complex traits

    Burt Simon, Associate Professor

    • Evolutionary Population Dynamics
    • Simulation
    • Queueing theory
    • Mathematical modeling

    Diana White, Associate Professor

    • Mathematics education
    • Commutative algebra
    • Teacher education ​​​

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