## Faculty (by title)

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### Professor

Dasgupta, Nairanjana |

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. |

Dillon, Bob |

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. |

Evans, Marc |

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. |

Genz, Alan |

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. |

Jacroux, Michael |

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, Krishna (Assoc Chair) |

Room: 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. |

Khapalov, Alex |

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 |

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. |

Li, Haijun |

Room: Evrt-405 |

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. |

Manoranjan, V.S. (Assoc Senior Dean) |

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. |

McDonald, Judith |

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. |

Moore, Charles (Chair) |

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 |

Panchenko, Alexander |

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. |

Slavit, David |

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. |

Tsatsomeros, Michael |

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. |

Watkins, David |

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. |

Yin, Hong-Ming |

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. |

### Associate Professor

Asaki, Tom |

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. |

Cooper, Sandra |

Room: 332 |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: Colorado State University |

Year of degree: 1988 |

Research Interests: Mathematics Education, Rational Approximation, Continued Fractions |

Current Emphasis: Mathematics Education |

Dimitrov, Alex |

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. |

Hudelson, Matthew |

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. |

Krishnamoorthy, Bala |

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. |

Pascual, Francis(Jave) |

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. |

Schreyer, Lynn |

Room: 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 |

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 |

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. |

Vixie, Kevin |

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: 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. |

### Assistant Professor

Dong, Hongbo |

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. |

Karunakaran, Shiv |

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 |

Liu, Sheng-Chi |

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). |

New, Leslie |

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. |

Strigul, Nikolay |

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. |

Voulgarakis, Nikos |

Room: 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) |

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. |

Wang, Yuan |

Room: 328 |

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. |

### Information Systems Manager

Cooper, Kevin |

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. |

### Clinical Associate Professor

Johnson, Harry (Dean) |

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: - |

Lapin, Sergey |

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. |

Vincent, Kimberly |

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. |

Coffey, Todd |

Room: Abel 213 |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: Virginia Commonwealth |

Year of degree: 2005 |

Research Interests: Experimental design, applied statistics, generalized linear and nonlinear mixed effects models. |

Current Emphasis: CISER |

### Senior Instructor

Mapes, Eric |

Room: WSU Vanc |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: Washington State University |

Year of degree: - |

Research Interests: - |

Current Emphasis: - |

Martin, Jeanette |

Room: 313 |

Highest degree: MS |

University: Washington State University |

Year of degree: 1999 |

Research Interests: Mathematics Education. |

Current Emphasis: Integrating Technology into the Classroom. |

Remaley, Eric |

Room: 315 |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: Washington State University |

Year of degree: 2002 |

Research Interests: Topology and Discrete Dynamic Systems. |

Current Emphasis: Teaching |

Sotomayor, L. Rocio |

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. |

Zhang, Dawn |

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. |

### Instructor

Allen, David |

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. |

Bean, Julie |

Room: 215 |

Highest degree: MIT |

University: Washington State University |

Year of degree: 2013 |

Research Interests: - |

Current Emphasis: Teaching |

Eld, Justin |

Room: 129 |

Highest degree: - |

University: - |

Year of degree: - |

Research Interests: - |

Current Emphasis: Teaching |

Hampson, David |

Room: 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 |

Room: 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 |

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. |

Jujhavarapu, Sindhuja |

Room: 128 |

Highest degree: MS |

University: Washington State University |

Year of degree: 2012 |

Research Interests: Algebra and Math education |

Current Emphasis: Teaching |

Krouss, Paul |

Room: WSU Vanc |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: Oregon State |

Year of degree: 1999 |

Research Interests: Percolation Theory |

Current Emphasis: Dependent Site Percolation Models. |

Lesperance, Mark |

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. |

Miller, Lydia |

Room: 129 |

Highest degree: MS |

University: Washington State University |

Year of degree: 2013 |

Research Interests: Biological Mathematical Modeling |

Current Emphasis: Teaching |

Morgan, Mindy |

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. |

Pacioni, Claudia |

Room: 130 |

Highest degree: - |

University: Washington State University |

Year of degree: - |

Research Interests: - |

Current Emphasis: Teaching |

Sablan, Emily |

Room: 129 |

Highest degree: MIT |

University: Washington State University |

Year of degree: 2012 |

Research Interests: - |

Current Emphasis: Teaching |

Sakabe, Chie |

Room: 130 |

Highest degree: MS |

University: University of Idaho |

Year of degree: 2006 |

Research Interests: - |

Current Emphasis: Teaching |

Salos, George |

Room: WSU Vanc |

Highest degree: MST |

University: Portland State University |

Year of degree: 2013 |

Research Interests: - |

Current Emphasis: Teaching |

Wen, Xiaoming |

Room: 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 mathematics. |

### PostDoc

Karunakaran, Monica |

Room: 317 |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: Pennyslvania State University |

Year of degree: 2015 |

Research Interests: Mathematics Education |

Current Emphasis: Preservice and inservice mathematics teacher education, K-12 student generalizing and justifying, mathematics classroom culture, rituals in mathematics teaching. |

### Adjunct Professor

Hamlin, Nathan |

Room: 130 MLC |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: Washington State University |

Year of degree: 2012 |

Research Interests: Currently working primarily in Number Theory (Elementary, Analytic, Computational, and Cryptography) and Combinatorics |

Current Emphasis: Cryptography |

Xantheas, Sotiris |

Room: - |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: Iowa State University |

Year of degree: 1991 |

Research Interests: Structures, vibrational spectra, electric properties and energetics of aqueous clusters; Quantitative description of many-body non-additive effects in clusters and condensed phase environments; Development of interaction potentials based on first principles to study water, ice and aqueous solvation of ions. |

Current Emphasis: Intermolecular interactions in aqueous ionic clusters and the use of ab-initio electronic structure calculations to elucidate their structural and spectral features. Development of classical force fields from high level electronic structure calculations. |

Zhang, Jingyang |

Room: - |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: University of Iowa |

Year of degree: 2012 |

Research Interests: Diagnostic testing; Survival data analysis; Longitudinal data analysis; Clinical trials. |

Current Emphasis: Bayesian joint modeling of longitudinal and time-to-event data; Statistical modeling in HIV prevention clinical trials; Prognostic risk scoring tools to predict HIV acquisition among African women. |

### Graduate Affiliate Faculty

Sottile, Matthew |

Room: - |

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. |

Tosic, Predrag |

Room: Sloan 339 |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign |

Year of degree: 2006 |

Research Interests: Complex networks; discrete dynamical systems; graph theory & algorithms; cellular & graph automata; combinatorial, graph and distributed algorithms; data science; theoretical computer science, AI, information retrieval & NLP, game theory. |

Current Emphasis: Mathematical and agent-based modeling of cyber-physical systems; graph mining; models and algorithms for distributed AI; complex networks; applied data analytics; learning and adaptation in multi-agent systems. |

### Emeriti

Alldredge, Richard |

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: - |

Ariyawansa, Ari |

Room: - |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: University of Toronto |

Year of degree: 1983 |

Research Interests: Optimization Algorithms |

Current Emphasis: Former department chairman |

Kallaher, Mike |

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. |

Mifflin, Robert |

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 |

Webb, William |

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 |

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 |