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Name Title Room Degree University Year Research Interests Current Emphasis
Alldredge, Richard Emeritus 401 PhD Texas A and M University - Spatial data analysis. Spatial sampling. Methods of resource allocation analysis. -
Allen, David Instructor 128 PhD UC, Berkeley 1984 - Mathematical modeling and math modeling in the undergraduate curriculum.
Ariyawansa, Ari Prof 225 PhD University of Toronto 1983 Operations Research, Computational Optimization, High Performance Computing, Statistical Inference Methodologies. Stochastic programming models, algorithms, and software, with current research projects on stochastic versions of semidefinite optimization problems.
Asaki, Tom Assoc Prof 228 PhD Washington State University 1995 Applied optimization, image and data analysis. 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 215 MIT Washington State University 2013 - Teaching
Cooper, Kevin Adjunct 322 PhD Colorado State University 1988 Numerical analysis, differential equations, scientific computing. Mesoscopic continuum modeling of particle systems.
Cooper, Sandra Assoc Prof 114/332 PhD Colorado State University 1988 Mathematics Education, Rational Approximation, Continued Fractions Mathematics Education
Dasgupta, Nairanjana Prof 403 PhD University of South Carolina 1996 Non-parametric Statistics, Multiple Comparisons, Comparison to Control, Logistic Distribution, Optimal Designs, Design of Experiments, Innovative Methods of Teaching Statistics, The history of statistics. 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 328 PhD Stanford 1970 - -
Dillon, Bob Prof 324 PhD University of Utah 1993 Mathematical modeling, mathematical biology, numerical partial differential equations, computational biofluids. 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 WSU Vanc PhD University of Chicago 1998 Mathematical Modeling, Mathematical Neuroscience, Information Theory and Applied Probability. 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 215 PhD University of Colorado, Boulder 1985 - -
Dong, Hongbo Asst Prof 409 PhD University of Iowa 2011 Mathematical Optimization/Programming; Convex Conic Optimization and Copositive Programming; Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming; Optimization Modeling. Mixed Integer Quadratic Programming; Computational Methods for Copositive Programming; Optimization modeling in agriculture.
Eld, Justin Instructor 129 - - - - -
Evans, Marc Prof 405 PhD University of Wyoming 1989 Estimation for generalized linear mixed models, population size estimation and inference for designed experiments with discrete response variables. Estimation for multiple recapture models having heterogeneous captures, and inference for binary and multinomial responses from designed experiments with randomization restrictions.
Genz, Alan Prof 232 PhD Kent (England) 1976 Numerical Integration, Multiple Integrals, Statistical Analysis. Numerical computation of multiple integrals, with focus on computational statistics.
Hamlin, Nathan Instructor MLC PhD Washington State University 2012 Number Theory Cryptography
Hudelson, Matthew Assoc Prof 330 PhD University of Washington 1995 Combinatorics and Discrete Geometry, Random Algorithms. 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 205 PhD Oregon State University 1976 Experimental design, linear models, and quality control. Experimental design.
Jandhyala, Venkata Krishna Prof 407 PhD University of Western Ontario, Canada 1986 Change-point problems for statistical models and their applications, Quality control, Environmental monitoring, Econometrics. The problem of multiple change-points in time-series with applications to environmental data.
Johnson, Harry (Dean) Clinical Asst. Prof 414 PhD Washington State University 2002 Educational statistics, Teaching of statistics, Statistical consulting, Item response theory. -
Kallaher, Mike Emeritus 331 PhD Syracuse University 1967 Combinatorics and Finite Geometry, Translation Planes, Block Designs. Obtaining reasonable classification of finite translation planes, and even affine planes, which arise in block design problems and coding theory.
Karunakaran, Shiv Asst Prof 219 PhD Pennsylvania State University 2014 Mathematics Education Proof and proving, mathematical reasoning, undergraduate math instruction
Khapalov, Alex Prof 307 PhD Russian (USSR) Academy of Sciences 1982 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. 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.
Klosterman, Esther Instructor 305 -- -- -- -- --
Knott, Libby Prof 301 PhD Oregon State University 1994 K-16 mathematics education and professional development. Mathematics Education: Conceptual understanding of mathematics; use of representation, proof and justification in mathematics; mathematical discourse.
Krishnamoorthy, Bala Assoc Prof 325 PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2004 Computational topology and geometry, linear and integer optimization, computational biology, biomedical informatics. 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 WSU Vanc PhD Oregon State 1999 Percolation Theory Dependent Site Percolation Models.
Lapin, Sergey Clinical Assoc Prof 327 PhD University of Houston 2005 Numerical modeling of wave phenomena, numerical simulation of fluid flow, infectious diseases modeling. Numerical modeling of fluid-structure interaction problems, numerical simulation of wave propagation.
Lesperance, Mark Instructor 400B MS Kansas State University 1991 - Property and casualty actuarial methods. Instruction on introductory actuarial techniques.
Li, Haijun Prof 217 PhD University of Arizona 1994 Probability, Stochastic Processes, Risk Analysis. Multivariate Extremes and Regular Variation, Risk and Cooperative Game, Copulas with Graph Structure.
Liu, Sheng-Chi Asst Prof 207 PhD Ohio State University 2009 Number theory, automorphic forms and representation theory. L-functions, analytic theory of automorphic forms on GL(n).
Lund, Rachael Instructor 129 MS Montana State University 2011 --- ---
Manoranjan, V.S. (Assoc Senior Dean) Prof 231 PhD Dundee (Scotland) 1982 Environmental Problems, Industrial Applications, Mathematical & Computer Modeling. Contaminant transport in groundwater, transdermal drug delivery, models for tumor growth and disease dynamics.
Mapes, Eric Sr. Instructor WSU V PhD Washington State University - - -
Martin, Jeanette Sr. Instructor 313 MS Washington State University 1999 Mathematics Education. Integrating Technology into the Classroom.
McDonald, Judith Prof 323 PhD University of Wisconsin - Madison 1993 Matrix Analysis, Linear Algebra Eventually nonnegative matrices, nonnegative matrices, M-matrices, inverse eigenvalue problem, spectrally arbitrary patterns.
Mifflin, Robert Emeritus 201 PhD UC, Berkeley 1971 Operations Research, Optimal Design and Operation of Man-Machine Systems. 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 129 MS Washington State University 2013 Biological Mathematical Modeling Teaching
Moore, Charles (Chair) Prof 115/227 PhD University of California, Los Angeles 1986 Analysis, Harmonic analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Probability Theory Probabilistic behavior of harmonic functions, free boundary problems, Stefan problems
Morgan, Mindy Instructor 305 MS Washington State University 2013 Spread of infectious diseases, epidemiology, and compartmental modeling. Teaching, statistics and applied mathematics.
Pacioni, Claudia Instructor 130 - Washington State University - - -
Panchenko, Alexander Assoc Prof 329 PhD University of Delaware 1999 Homogenization in Partial Differential Equations with Application to Materials Science, Accoustics of Porous Media and Granular Materials, Inverse Problems for Elliptic Equations, Mathematical Tomography. 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 223 PhD Iowa State University 1997 Engineering Reliability, Failure-Time Models and Data Analysis, Robust Designs in Accelerated Life Tests. Failure-Time Models and Data Analysis, Competing Risks, Accelerated Life Test Planning, Quality Control.
Placek, Arthur Instructor WSU Vanc MS University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 1980 - -
Randall, Joe Instructor WSU Vanc MS Portland State University 1997 Mathematics Education Further growth and development of the Quantitative Skills Center.
Remaley, Eric Sr. Instructor 315 PhD Washington State University 2002 Topology and Discrete Dynamic Systems. Teaching
Sablan, Emily Instructor 130 MIT Washington State University 2012 Teaching --
Schumaker, Mark Assoc Prof 209 PhD University of Texas at Austin 1987 Models of respiratory and photosynthetic electron transport. 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 309 PhD Mount Sinai-NYU - Mathematical biology, differential equations, stochastic models, HIV, epidemiology, infectious diseases. Coupling mathematical and experimental approaches to examine host-parasite dynamics and for the development of effective vaccines.
Slavit, David Prof WSU Vanc PhD University of Delaware 1994 Mathematics Education. Teacher collaboration and research; Student learning.
Strigul, Nikolay Asst Prof WSU Vanc PhD Stevens Institute of Technology 2007 Theoretical and experimental ecology, complex adaptive systems, mathematical biology, biostatistics, scaling methods, application of mathematical modeling to ecological problems. Individual-based models, forest dynamics, ecotoxicology.
Tondevold, Christina Instructor 305 MA Boise State University 2005 How children learn mathematics in Kindergarten through 5th grade. How children learn mathematics in Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Tsatsomeros, Michael Prof 229 PhD University of Connecticut 1990 Matrix theory, linear algebra and its applications. 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 MRIL 212 PhD University of Idaho 1999 Collegiate and pre-service mathematics education. Creating gender inclusive mathematics education through the development of feminist pedagogy.
Vixie, Kevin Assoc Prof 203 PhD Portland State University 2001 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. 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 WSU TC PhD University of Crete, Greece 2003 Numerical Analysis, Multiphysics/Multiscale Modeling, Stochastic Processes, Molecular and Fluid Dynamics, Nonlinear Dynamics. 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 417 PhD Ohio State University 2009 Mathematical Biology 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.
Ward, Chris Instructor 128 MS Washington State University 2014 Mathematics Education -
Watkins, David Prof 311 PhD University of Calgary 1974 Computational linear algebra, numerical analysis, scientific computing. Eigenvalue problems.
Webb, William Emeritus 230 PhD Penn State 1968 Number Theory & Combinatorics, Cryptography. 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 211 PhD RPI 1968 Mathematical Modeling, Natural Science & Engineering Applications. 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 317 PhD Oklahoma State University 2014 Partial Differential Equations of Fluid Dynamics. -
Yin, Hong-Ming Prof 303 PhD Washington State University 1988 Financial Engineering and Portfolio Management; Applied Mathematics; Partial Differential Equations, Inverse and Ill-posed problems; Electromagnetic Fields and Semiconductor/Superconductor modeling. Asset-Pricing modeling; Portfolio Optimizations; Inverse and Ill-posed problems.
Zhang, Dawn Instructor 319 PhD University of Idaho 2004 Discrete mathematics, Combinatorics and Graph Theory. Graph Theory and Teaching.
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