COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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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: WSU Ever
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
  
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
  
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

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: -
  
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