# Faculty Listed Alphabetically

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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. |