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Department of Mathematics at Washington State University

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Alldredge, Richard (Emeritus)
Room: 401
Highest degree: PhD
University: Texas A and M University
Year of degree: -
Research Interests: Spatial data analysis. Spatial sampling. Methods of resource allocation analysis.
Current Emphasis: -
  
Allen, David (Instructor)
Room: 128
Highest degree: PhD
University: UC, Berkeley
Year of degree: 1984
Research Interests: -
Current Emphasis: Mathematical modeling and math modeling in the undergraduate curriculum.
  
Ariyawansa, Ari (Prof)
Room: 225
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Toronto
Year of degree: 1983
Research Interests: Operations Research, Computational Optimization, High Performance Computing, Statistical Inference Methodologies.
Current Emphasis: Stochastic programming models, algorithms, and software, with current research projects on stochastic versions of semidefinite optimization problems.
  
Asaki, Tom (Assoc Prof)
Room: 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.
  
Bean, Julie (Instructor)
Room: 215
Highest degree: MIT
University: Washington State University
Year of degree: 2013
Research Interests: -
Current Emphasis: Teaching
  
Cooper, Kevin (Adjunct)
Room: 322
Highest degree: PhD
University: Colorado State University
Year of degree: 1988
Research Interests: Numerical analysis, differential equations, scientific computing.
Current Emphasis: Mesoscopic continuum modeling of particle systems.
  
Cooper, Sandra (Assoc Chair) (Assoc Prof)
Room: 114/332
Highest degree: PhD
University: Colorado State University
Year of degree: 1988
Research Interests: Mathematics Education, Rational Approximation, Continued Fractions
Current Emphasis: Mathematics Education
  
Dasgupta, Nairanjana (Prof)
Room: 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.
  
DeTemple, Duane (Emeritus)
Room: 328
Highest degree: PhD
University: Stanford
Year of degree: 1970
Research Interests: -
Current Emphasis: -
  
Dillon, Bob (Prof)
Room: 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 (Asst 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.
  
Dodgen, Ana (Instructor)
Room: 215
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Colorado, Boulder
Year of degree: 1985
Research Interests: -
Current Emphasis: Teaching
  
Dong, Hongbo (Asst Prof)
Room: 409
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Iowa
Year of degree: 2011
Research Interests: Mathematical Optimization/Programming; Convex Conic Optimization and Copositive Programming; Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming; Optimization Modeling.
Current Emphasis: Mixed Integer Quadratic Programming; Computational Methods for Copositive Programming; Optimization modeling in agriculture.
  
Eld, Justin (Instructor)
Room: 129
Highest degree: -
University: -
Year of degree: -
Research Interests: -
Current Emphasis: Teaching
  
Evans, Marc (Prof)
Room: 405
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Wyoming
Year of degree: 1989
Research Interests: Estimation for generalized linear mixed models, population size estimation and inference for designed experiments with discrete response variables.
Current Emphasis: Estimation for multiple recapture models having heterogeneous captures, and inference for binary and multinomial responses from designed experiments with randomization restrictions.
  
Gazzola, Tom (Instructor)
Room: WSU Vanc
Highest degree: MA
University: Stanford University
Year of degree: 1982
Research Interests: Mathematical puzzles and games.
Current Emphasis: Teaching
  
Genz, Alan (Prof)
Room: 232
Highest degree: PhD
University: Kent (England)
Year of degree: 1976
Research Interests: Numerical Integration, Multiple Integrals, Statistical Analysis.
Current Emphasis: Numerical computation of multiple integrals, with focus on computational statistics.
  
Hamlin, Nathan (Instructor)
Room: 130 MLC
Highest degree: PhD
University: Washington State University
Year of degree: 2012
Research Interests: Number Theory
Current Emphasis: Cryptography
  
Hudelson, Matthew (Assoc Prof)
Room: 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.
  
Jacroux, Michael (Prof)
Room: 205
Highest degree: PhD
University: Oregon State University
Year of degree: 1976
Research Interests: Experimental design, linear models, and quality control.
Current Emphasis: Experimental design.
  
Jandhyala, Venkata Krishna (Prof)
Room: 407
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, Harry (Dean) (Clinical Asst. Prof)
Room: 414
Highest degree: PhD
University: Washington State University
Year of degree: 2002
Research Interests: Educational statistics, Teaching of statistics, Statistical consulting, Item response theory.
Current Emphasis: -
  
Kallaher, Mike (Emeritus)
Room: 331
Highest degree: PhD
University: Syracuse University
Year of degree: 1967
Research Interests: Combinatorics and Finite Geometry, Translation Planes, Block Designs.
Current Emphasis: Obtaining reasonable classification of finite translation planes, and even affine planes, which arise in block design problems and coding theory.
  
Karunakaran, Shiv (Asst Prof)
Room: 219
Highest degree: PhD
University: Pennsylvania State University
Year of degree: 2014
Research Interests: Mathematics Education
Current Emphasis: Proof and proving, mathematical reasoning, undergraduate math instruction
  
Khapalov, Alex (Prof)
Room: 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.
  
Knott, Libby (Prof)
Room: 301
Highest degree: PhD
University: Oregon State University
Year of degree: 1994
Research Interests: K-16 mathematics education and professional development.
Current Emphasis: Mathematics Education: Conceptual understanding of mathematics; use of representation, proof and justification in mathematics; mathematical discourse.
  
Krishnamoorthy, Bala (Assoc 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 (Instructor)
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 (Clinical Assoc Prof)
Room: 327
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.
  
Lesperance, Mark (Instructor)
Room: 400B
Highest degree: MS
University: Kansas State University
Year of degree: 1991
Research Interests: -
Current Emphasis: Property and casualty actuarial methods. Instruction on introductory actuarial techniques.
  
Li, Haijun (Prof)
Room: 217
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 (Asst Prof)
Room: 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).
  
Lund, Rachael (Instructor)
Room: 129
Highest degree: MS
University: Montana State University
Year of degree: 2011
Research Interests: ---
Current Emphasis: Teaching
  
Manoranjan, V.S. (Assoc Senior Dean) (Prof)
Room: 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.
  
Mapes, Eric (Sr. Instructor)
Room: WSU Vanc
Highest degree: PhD
University: Washington State University
Year of degree: -
Research Interests: -
Current Emphasis: -
  
Martin, Jeanette (Sr. Instructor)
Room: 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: 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 (Instructor)
Room: WSU Vanc
Highest degree: MS
University: -
Year of degree: -
Research Interests: -
Current Emphasis: -
  
Mifflin, Robert (Emeritus)
Room: 201
Highest degree: PhD
University: UC, Berkeley
Year of degree: 1971
Research Interests: Operations Research, Optimal Design and Operation of Man-Machine Systems.
Current Emphasis: Development of efficient computational methods for solving appli ed optimization problems defined with constraints on the problem variables and/or nonsmooth functions of the variables. Also, developing decomposition and dual techniques for solving optimal allocation of resources problems that have large numbers of decision variables and/or resource constraints
  
Miller, Lydia (Instructor)
Room: 129
Highest degree: MS
University: Washington State University
Year of degree: 2013
Research Interests: Biological Mathematical Modeling
Current Emphasis: Teaching
  
Moore, Charles (Chair) (Prof)
Room: 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 (Instructor)
Room: 305
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-V
Highest degree: -
University: -
Year of degree: -
Research Interests: -
Current Emphasis: -
  
Pacioni, Claudia (Instructor)
Room: 130
Highest degree: -
University: Washington State University
Year of degree: -
Research Interests: -
Current Emphasis: Teaching
  
Panchenko, Alexander (Assoc Prof)
Room: 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: 223
Highest degree: PhD
University: Iowa State University
Year of degree: 1997
Research Interests: Engineering Reliability, Failure-Time Models and Data Analysis, Robust Designs in Accelerated Life Tests.
Current Emphasis: Failure-Time Models and Data Analysis, Competing Risks, Accelerated Life Test Planning, Quality Control.
  
Remaley, Eric (Sr. Instructor)
Room: 315
Highest degree: PhD
University: Washington State University
Year of degree: 2002
Research Interests: Topology and Discrete Dynamic Systems.
Current Emphasis: Teaching
  
Sablan, Emily (Instructor)
Room: 130
Highest degree: MIT
University: Washington State University
Year of degree: 2012
Research Interests: -
Current Emphasis: Teaching
  
Schumaker, Mark (Assoc Prof)
Room: 209
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Texas at Austin
Year of degree: 1987
Research Interests: Models of respiratory and photosynthetic electron transport.
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 (Asst Prof)
Room: 309
Highest degree: PhD
University: Mount Sinai-NYU
Year of degree: -
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.
  
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.
  
Strigul, Nikolay (Asst 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.
  
Tondevold, Christina (Instructor)
Room: 305
Highest degree: MA
University: Boise State University
Year of degree: 2005
Research Interests: How children learn mathematics in Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Current Emphasis: How children learn mathematics in Kindergarten through 5th grade.
  
Tsatsomeros, Michael (Prof)
Room: 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.
  
Vincent, Kimberly (Clinical Assoc Prof)
Room: MORL 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: 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 include, 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 a
  
Voulgarakis, Nikos (Asst Prof)
Room: WSU TC
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) (Asst Prof)
Room: 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.
  
Watkins, David (Prof)
Room: 311
Highest degree: PhD
University: University of Calgary
Year of degree: 1974
Research Interests: Computational linear algebra, numerical analysis, scientific computing.
Current Emphasis: Eigenvalue problems.
  
Webb, William (Emeritus)
Room: 230
Highest degree: PhD
University: Penn State
Year of degree: 1968
Research Interests: Number Theory & Combinatorics, Cryptography.
Current Emphasis: Fair division, recurrence sequences, binomial and generalized binomial coefficients, and polynomials over finite fields, as well as application of these concepts in cryptography.
  
Wollkind, David (Prof)
Room: 211
Highest degree: PhD
University: RPI
Year of degree: 1968
Research Interests: Mathematical Modeling, Natural Science & Engineering Applications.
Current Emphasis: Solidification of metals and alloys, convection of fluids and aerosols, folding of sedimentary rock multi-layers, development of stars in the outer arms of spiral galaxies, dynamics of predator-prey biological control interactions and the occurrence of Turing structures in chemical reaction-diffusion systems. The main emphasis in all these investigations is to compare mathematical predictions with
  
Yamazaki, Kazuo (Post Doc)
Room: 317
Highest degree: PhD
University: Oklahoma State University
Year of degree: 2014
Research Interests: Partial Differential Equations of Fluid Dynamics.
Current Emphasis: -
  
Yin, Hong-Ming (Prof)
Room: 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 (Instructor)
Room: 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.
  
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