COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Faculty (alphabetically)

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Alzaleq, Lewa (Post Doc)
Room: Neill 317
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Research Interests: Nonlinear partial differential equations, mathematical & computer modeling, numerical analysis.
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Asaki, Tom (Assoc Prof)
Room: Neill 228
Highest degree: PhD
University: Washington State University
Year of degree: 1995
Research Interests: Applied optimization, image and data analysis.
Current Emphasis: Quantitative radiograph analysis, methods for expensive optimization, mixed-variable optimization, uncertainty propagation in data analysis, discrete transformation discovery, and related software development.
  
Chen, Xiongzhi (Asst Prof)
Room: Neill 230
Highest degree: PhD
University: Purdue University
Year of degree: 2012
Research Interests: Multiple comparison, modeling with latent structure, properties of exponential families, analysis of non-Euclidean data, spectra of random matrices, inference on stochastic differential equations.
Current Emphasis: Adaptive false discovery rate methods for discrete test statistics, simultaneous inference under endogeneity and non-sparsity, testing locations and covariance matrices for high-dimensional data, statistical analysis of network data and image data.
  
Cooper, Kevin (Adjunct)
Room: Neill 322
Highest degree: PhD
University: Colorado State University
Year of degree: 1988
Research Interests: Numerical analysis, differential equations, scientific computing. Head of mathematics computing operations.
Current Emphasis: Mesoscopic continuum modeling of particle systems.
  
Dasgupta, Nairanjana (Prof)
Room: Neill 403
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of South Carolina
Year of degree: 1996
Research Interests: Non-parametric Statistics, Multiple Comparisons, Comparison to Control, Logistic Distribution, Optimal Designs, Design of Experiments, Innovative Methods of Teaching Statistics, The history of statistics.
Current Emphasis: Genomics and Bio-informatics. Dealing with large scale multiplicity in genomic, proteomic and metabolomic data sets. Dealing with dependencies in binary and ordinal data. Modeling growth and bloom phases of WA apples. Multiple Comparisons, Comparison to Control, Logistic Distribution, Optimal Designs.
  
DeBower, Kari (Adjunct)
Room: Vanc
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DeFord, Daryl (Asst Prof)
Room: Neill 328
Highest degree: PhD
University: Dartmouth
Year of degree: 2018
Research Interests: Applications of algebraic and combinatorial methods in data analysis, particularly in the social sciences. Also spectral graph theory, complex networks, political redistricting, time series analysis, and enumerative combinatorics.
Current Emphasis: See http://www.math.wsu.edu/faculty/ddeford/Research_topics.php
  
Dillon, Bob (Prof)
Room: Neill 324
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Utah
Year of degree: 1993
Research Interests: Mathematical modeling, mathematical biology, numerical partial differential equations, computational biofluids.
Current Emphasis: Fluid-elastic problems in biofluids with moving boundaries, e.g. bacterial motility, chemotaxis and aggregation, ciliated and flagellated movement, vertebrate limb bud growth.
  
Dimitrov, Alex (Assoc Prof)
Room: WSU Vanc
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Chicago
Year of degree: 1998
Research Interests: Mathematical Modeling, Mathematical Neuroscience, Information Theory and Applied Probability.
Current Emphasis: Information-theoretic and probabilistic approaches to neural computing and cognitive processes; non-linear neuronal models; chaotic dynamical systems; non-linear signal processing and prediction; systems identification; neural-based intelligent agents. Bioinspired engineering.
  
Eld, Justin (Teaching Asst Prof)
Room: Neill 129
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Erickson, Adam (Post Doc)
Room: WSU Vanc
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Research Interests: Forest ecosystem modeling
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Fiedler, Kevin (Scholarly Asst Prof)
Room: WSU TC
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Research Interests: Image processing, hydrodynamics, mathematics education.
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Hall, William (Asst Prof)
Room: Neill 219
Highest degree: PhD Math Educat
University: North Carolina State University
Year of degree: 2017
Research Interests: Mathematics Education
Current Emphasis: Teaching and learning of calculus, interdisciplinary approaches to calculus, supporting instructor change.
  
Hampson, David (Teaching Asst Prof)
Room: Neill 128
Highest degree: MS
University: Washington State University
Year of degree: 2002
Research Interests: Geometry, History and Development of Mathematics, Math Education
Current Emphasis: Teaching
  
Harrington, Susan (Teaching Asst Prof)
Room: Neill 305
Highest degree: MS
University: University of Idaho
Year of degree: 1999
Research Interests: Middle School Mathematics (6-8)
Current Emphasis: Elementary Mathematics (K-8)
  
Hill, David (Teaching Asst Prof)
Room: WSU Vanc
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Oregon
Year of degree: 2007
Research Interests: Representation theory of finite groups and Lie theory.
Current Emphasis: Categorical methods in representation theory.
  
Hilliard, Zach (Post Doc)
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Research Interests: Parabolic and elliptic partial differential equations, numerical partial differential equations, Cahn-Hilliard equation.
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Hudelson, Matthew (Assoc Prof)
Room: Neill 330
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Washington
Year of degree: 1995
Research Interests: Combinatorics and Discrete Geometry, Random Algorithms.
Current Emphasis: Probabilistic approaches to geometric and combinatorial problems, methods for maximizing content of a j-simplex bounded by the unit d-cube, and random walks on graphs.
  
Jacobs, Christy (Teaching Asst Prof)
Room: Neill 223
Highest degree: MS
University: Washington State University
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Jandhyala, Krishna (Assoc Chair) (Prof)
Room: Neill 407/121
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Western Ontario, Canada
Year of degree: 1986
Research Interests: Change-point problems for statistical models and their applications, Quality control, Environmental monitoring, Econometrics.
Current Emphasis: The problem of multiple change-points in time-series with applications to environmental data.
  
Johnson, Dean/Harry (Scholarly Assoc Prof)
Room: Neill 414
Highest degree: PhD
University: Washington State University
Year of degree: 2002
Research Interests: Educational statistics, Teaching of statistics, Statistical consulting, Item response theory.
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Johnston, Anna (Adjunct)
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Kaul, Abhishek (Asst Prof)
Room: Neill 217
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Research Interests: High dimensional change point regression models; computational statistics and statistical learning.
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Khapalov, Alex (Prof)
Room: Neill 307
Highest degree: PhD
University: Russian (USSR) Academy of Sciences
Year of degree: 1982
Research Interests: Applied Analysis; Mathematical Control Theory for Linear and Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations; Modeling, Wellposedness and Motion Capabilities for Swimming Phenomenon; Systems Theory: Controllability, Stabilization, Observability and Unique Continuation; Control of Power Systems.
Current Emphasis: Analysis of swimming models, described by the coupled fluid and (integro-) ordinary differential equations, and their motion capabilities from the viewpoint of controllability theory. Controllability of linear and nonlinear partial differential equations, governed by multiplicative (bilinear) controls. Smart materials, point sensors and actuators, including mobile ones.
  
Kogan, Clark (Scholarly Asst Prof)
Room: Abelson 213
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Research Interests: Statistical consulting and computational statistics.
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Krishnamoorthy, Bala (Prof)
Room: WSU Vanc
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Year of degree: 2004
Research Interests: Computational topology and geometry, linear and integer optimization, computational biology, biomedical informatics.
Current Emphasis: Homology and norm computations on simplicial complexes, lattice-based approaches to integer optimization, computational approaches for protein structure and function, predictive models for medical applications.
  
Krouss, Paul (Scholarly Assoc Prof)
Room: WSU Vanc
Highest degree: PhD
University: Oregon State
Year of degree: 1999
Research Interests: Percolation Theory
Current Emphasis: Dependent Site Percolation Models.
  
Lapin, Sergey (Scholarly Prof)
Room: Neill 405
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Houston
Year of degree: 2005
Research Interests: Numerical modeling of wave phenomena, numerical simulation of fluid flow, infectious diseases modeling.
Current Emphasis: Numerical modeling of fluid-structure interaction problems, numerical simulation of wave propagation.
  
Learn, Ryan (Teaching Asst Prof)
Room: WSU TC
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Lesperance, Mark (Teaching Asst Prof)
Room: Neill 400B
Highest degree: MS
University: Kansas State University
Year of degree: 1991
Research Interests: Property and casualty actuarial methods. Instruction on introductory actuarial techniques.
Current Emphasis: Property and casualty actuarial methods. Instruction on introductory actuarial techniques.
  
Li, Haijun (Prof)
Room: WSU Evrt
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Arizona
Year of degree: 1994
Research Interests: Probability, Stochastic Processes, Risk Analysis.
Current Emphasis: Multivariate Extremes and Regular Variation, Risk and Cooperative Game, Copulas with Graph Structure.
  
Liu, Sheng-Chi (Assoc Prof)
Room: Neill 207
Highest degree: PhD
University: Ohio State University
Year of degree: 2009
Research Interests: Number theory, automorphic forms and representation theory.
Current Emphasis: L-functions, analytic theory of automorphic forms on GL(n).
  
Manoranjan, V.S. (Prof)
Room: Neill 231
Highest degree: PhD
University: Dundee (Scotland)
Year of degree: 1982
Research Interests: Environmental Problems, Industrial Applications, Mathematical & Computer Modeling.
Current Emphasis: Contaminant transport in groundwater, transdermal drug delivery, models for tumor growth and disease dynamics.
  
Martin, Jeanette (Teaching Assoc Prof)
Room: Neill 313
Highest degree: MS
University: Washington State University
Year of degree: 1999
Research Interests: Mathematics Education.
Current Emphasis: Integrating Technology into the Classroom.
  
McDonald, Judith (Prof)
Room: Neill 323
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Year of degree: 1993
Research Interests: Matrix Analysis, Linear Algebra
Current Emphasis: Eventually nonnegative matrices, nonnegative matrices, M-matrices, inverse eigenvalue problem, spectrally arbitrary patterns.
  
McGrade, Frank (Adjunct)
Room: WSU Vanc
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Mitchell, Danny (Teaching Asst Prof)
Room: WSU TC
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Moore, Charles (Chair) (Prof)
Room: Neill 115/227
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of California, Los Angeles
Year of degree: 1986
Research Interests: Analysis, Harmonic analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Probability Theory
Current Emphasis: Probabilistic behavior of harmonic functions, free boundary problems, Stefan problems
  
Morgan, Mindy (Teaching Asst Prof)
Room: Neill 223
Highest degree: MS
University: Washington State University
Year of degree: 2013
Research Interests: Spread of infectious diseases, epidemiology, and compartmental modeling.
Current Emphasis: Teaching, statistics and applied mathematics.
  
New, Leslie (Asst Prof)
Room: WSU Vanc
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of St. Andrews
Year of degree: 2010
Research Interests: Hierarchical Bayesian state-space models to study species interactions with the environment, other species and con-specifics. Also using state-space, and other relevant statistical models, to investigate how changes in individual behavior due to disturbance, either anthropogenic or natural, can affect population dynamics.
Current Emphasis: Current research is focused in two areas; the prediction of wind facilities impact on eagles in the United States and estimating the population consequences of disturbance on marine mammals.
  
Oliver, Lydia (Teaching Asst Prof)
Room: Neill 129
Highest degree: MS
University: Washington State University
Year of degree: 2013
Research Interests: Biological Mathematical Modeling
Current Emphasis: Teaching
  
Pacioni, Claudia (Teaching Asst Prof)
Room: Neill 130
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Panchenko, Alexander (Prof)
Room: Neill 329
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Delaware
Year of degree: 1999
Research Interests: Homogenization in Partial Differential Equations with Application to Materials Science, Accoustics of Porous Media and Granular Materials, Inverse Problems for Elliptic Equations, Mathematical Tomography.
Current Emphasis: Network approximation for effective parameters of concentrated suspensions, homogenization of unconsolidated composites and media with moving interfaces, modeling of osteoporosis and blood circulation, and inverse conductivity problem with rough conductivities.
  
Pascual, Francis/Jave (Assoc Prof)
Room: Neill 401
Highest degree: PhD
University: Iowa State University
Year of degree: 1997
Research Interests: Quality Assurance Methods, Process Monitoring by Control Charts, Engineering Reliability, Failure-Time Models and Data Analysis, Accelerated Life Tests.
Current Emphasis: Failure-Time Models and Data Analysis, Competing Risks, Accelerated Life Test Planning, Quality Control.
  
Pirotta, Enrico (Post Doc)
Room: WSU Vanc
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Aberdeen (UK)
Year of degree: 2015
Research Interests: Population consequences of disturbance, marine ecology, behavioral ecology.
Current Emphasis: Stochastic dynamic programming to model the movement and demographics of blue whales; movement modelling of avian and pinniped telemetry data.
  
Reiss, Daniel (Scholarly Asst Prof)
Room: Clev 130E
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Research Interests: Number theory, modular forms, mathematics education.
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Remaley, Eric (Teaching Assoc Prof)
Room: Neill 315
Highest degree: PhD
University: Washington State University
Year of degree: 2002
Research Interests: Topology and Discrete Dynamic Systems.
Current Emphasis: Teaching
  
Sablan, Emily (Teaching Asst Prof)
Room: Neill 129
Highest degree: MIT
University: Washington State University
Year of degree: 2012
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Sakabe, Chie (Teaching Asst Prof)
Room: Neill 130
Highest degree: MS
University: University of Idaho
Year of degree: 2006
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Salos, George (Scholarly Asst Prof)
Room: WSU Vanc
Highest degree: MST
University: Portland State University
Year of degree: 2013
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Current Emphasis: Teaching
  
Schreyer, Lynn (Assoc Prof)
Room: Neill 225
Highest degree: PhD
University: Purdue University
Year of degree: 1994
Research Interests: Deterministic Modeling, PDEs, Continuum Mechanics
Current Emphasis: Deformation of, Flow through, Evaporation in Porous Media
  
Schumaker, Mark (Assoc Prof)
Room: Neill 209
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Texas at Austin
Year of degree: 1987
Research Interests: Compartmental models of viral infections.
Current Emphasis: Models of the light reactions of photosynthesis. Relationship between sample paths and boundary conditions of partial differential equations modeling diffusion processes.
  
Schwartz, Elissa (Assoc Prof)
Room: Neill 309
Highest degree: PhD
University: Mount Sinai-NYU
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Research Interests: Mathematical biology, differential equations, stochastic models, HIV, epidemiology, infectious diseases.
Current Emphasis: Coupling mathematical and experimental approaches to examine host-parasite dynamics and for the development of effective vaccines.
  
Selmi, Saranah (Teaching Asst Prof)
Room: WSU TC
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Shaffer, Monte (Post Doc)
Room: Neill 317
Highest degree: PhD
University: Washington State University
Year of degree: 2011
Research Interests: Statistical computing & simulations, network analysis, natural-language processing, multiple comparison to control, innovation management, and data science.
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Slavit, David (Prof)
Room: WSU Vanc
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Delaware
Year of degree: 1994
Research Interests: Mathematics Education.
Current Emphasis: Teacher collaboration and research; Student learning.
  
Sotomayor, L. Rocio (Teaching Assoc Prof)
Room: WSU Vanc
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Alberta
Year of degree: 2008
Research Interests: General ideas of probability theory, stochastic analysis and stochastic control, and the application of these ideas to problems in Finance and Economics. I am also interested in applications to risk management and insurance, as well as regime switching models and business cycles.
Current Emphasis: Focus is on learning alternative teaching methods for mathematics in general, and for probability and financial/business mathematics in particular.
  
Sottile, Matthew (Adjunct)
Room: WSU Vanc
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of New Mexico
Year of degree: 2006
Research Interests: Image processing, modeling and simulation, data science, discrete mathematics.
Current Emphasis: Image processing for microscopy applications in biology; dynamics of agent-based interaction models; algorithms and languages for image and graph-oriented data science.
  
Strigul, Nikolay (Assoc Prof)
Room: WSU Vanc
Highest degree: PhD
University: Stevens Institute of Technology
Year of degree: 2007
Research Interests: Theoretical and experimental ecology, complex adaptive systems, mathematical biology, biostatistics, scaling methods, application of mathematical modeling to ecological problems.
Current Emphasis: Individual-based models, forest dynamics, ecotoxicology.
  
Sung, Jin Sun (Adjunct)
Room: WSU Vanc
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Tsatsomeros, Michael (Prof)
Room: Neill 229
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Connecticut
Year of degree: 1990
Research Interests: Matrix theory, linear algebra and its applications.
Current Emphasis: Theory of nonnegative matrices and their generalizations. Methods to generate and detect special classes of matrices. Spectrum localization. Graphs and patterns associated with matrices. Applications in dynamical systems and control theory.
  
Valenciano, Julissa (Adjunct)
Room: Vanc
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Vincent, Kimberly (Scholarly Assoc Prof)
Room: Morrill 212
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Idaho
Year of degree: 1999
Research Interests: Collegiate and pre-service mathematics education.
Current Emphasis: Creating gender inclusive mathematics education through the development of feminist pedagogy.
  
Vixie, Kevin (Assoc Prof)
Room: Neill 203
Highest degree: PhD
University: Portland State University
Year of degree: 2001
Research Interests: 1) Geometric Analysis, defined rather broadly to be geometric measure theory with pieces of harmonic and variational analysis as well as PDEs, including some aspects of geometry in high and infinite dimensions (e.g. concentration of measure, random projections), and 2) prototyping algorithms implementing ideas from 1) for data analysis challenges.
Current Emphasis: Examples of research projects past and present: sparse dynamic tomography, the development of image metrics which ignore unimportant differences, the sharp characterization of minimizers to variational functionals like the L1TV and ROF functionals, the flat norm for images and shapes, analysis and geometric measure theory in metric spaces, and the propagation of uncertainty through image analysis.
  
Voulgarakis, Nikos (Assoc Prof)
Room: Neill 325
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Crete, Greece
Year of degree: 2003
Research Interests: Numerical Analysis, Multiphysics/Multiscale Modeling, Stochastic Processes, Molecular and Fluid Dynamics, Nonlinear Dynamics.
Current Emphasis: Nanoscale modeling and simulation of soft biological systems and complex fluids. Applications areas: a) gene and drug delivery, b) cell membrane dynamics, and c) energy transfer in biomolecules.
  
Wang, Xueying/Snow (Assoc Prof)
Room: Neill 417
Highest degree: PhD
University: Ohio State University
Year of degree: 2009
Research Interests: Mathematical Biology
Current Emphasis: Integrating techniques from the fields of dynamical systems, stochastic processes and statistics to develop and analyze mathematical models. Application areas: (a) computational neuroscience; (b) infectious disease modeling; (c) population ecology.
  
Wang, Yuan (Asst Prof)
Room: Neill 409
Highest degree: PhD
University: Colorado State University
Year of degree: 2013
Research Interests: Statistical inference on complex data objects using Bayesian methods, nonparametric methods, and semi-parametric methods.
Current Emphasis: Imaging data, functional data, tree-structured data object, optimization for high-dimensional data compression and algorithm design.
  
Wen, Xiaoming (Teaching Asst Prof)
Room: Neill 305
Highest degree: MS
University: Washington State University
Year of degree: 2014
Research Interests: Engineering reliability, data analysis, and mathematics education.
Current Emphasis: Teaching, statistics, and applied mathematicSakabes.
  
Yin, Hong-Ming (Prof)
Room: Neill 303
Highest degree: PhD
University: Washington State University
Year of degree: 1988
Research Interests: Financial Engineering and Portfolio Management; Applied Mathematics; Partial Differential Equations, Inverse and Ill-posed problems; Electromagnetic Fields and Semiconductor/Superconductor modeling.
Current Emphasis: Asset-Pricing modeling; Portfolio Optimizations; Inverse and Ill-posed problems.
  
Zhang, Dawn (Teaching Assoc Prof)
Room: Neill 319
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Idaho
Year of degree: 2004
Research Interests: Discrete mathematics, Combinatorics and Graph Theory.
Current Emphasis: Graph Theory and Teaching.