## Faculty (alphabetically)

Asaki, Tom (15) |

Room: Neill 228 |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: Washington State University |

Year of degree: 1995 |

Research Interests: Applied optimization, image and data analysis. |

Current Emphasis: Derivative-Free and blackbox optimization, mixed-variable optimization, discrete transformation discovery, inverse problems in data and image analysis. |

Black, Sammy (12) |

Room: Vanc |

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Chen, Xiongzhi (14) |

Room: Neill 230 |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: Purdue University |

Year of degree: 2012 |

Research Interests: Multiple comparison, modeling with latent structure, properties of exponential families, analysis of non-Euclidean data, spectra of random matrices, inference on stochastic differential equations. |

Current Emphasis: Simultaneous inference, theoretical foundation of analysis of non-Euclidean data and of deep learning models, statistics of stochastic differential equations, and harmonic analysis. |

Cooper, Kevin (11) |

Room: Neill 322 |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: Colorado State University |

Year of degree: 1988 |

Research Interests: Numerical analysis, differential equations, scientific computing. Head of mathematics computing operations. |

Current Emphasis: Numerical analysis, computational mathematics, neural networks. |

Dasgupta, Nairanjana (16) |

Room: Neill 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. |

DeBower, Kari (11) |

Room: Vanc |

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DeFord, Daryl (14) |

Room: Neill 328 |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: Dartmouth |

Year of degree: 2018 |

Research Interests: Applications of algebraic and combinatorial methods in data analysis, particularly in the social sciences. Also spectral graph theory, complex networks, political redistricting, time series analysis, and enumerative combinatorics. |

Current Emphasis: See http://www.math.wsu.edu/faculty/ddeford/Research_topics.php |

DeJong, Trey (18) |

Room: Abelson 213 |

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Dimitrov, Alex (15) |

Room: 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. Neuromorphic computing. |

Eld, Justin (19) |

Room: Neill 129 |

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Emehiser, Ben (12) |

Room: Neill 129 |

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Erickson, Adam (25) |

Room: Vanc |

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Research Interests: Forest ecosystem modeling |

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Fiedler, Kevin (18) |

Room: TC |

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Research Interests: Image processing, hydrodynamics, mathematics education. |

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Hall, William (14) |

Room: Neill 219 |

Highest degree: PhD Math Educat |

University: North Carolina State University |

Year of degree: 2017 |

Research Interests: Mathematics Education |

Current Emphasis: Teaching and learning of calculus, interdisciplinary approaches to calculus, supporting instructor change. |

Hampson, David (19) |

Room: Neill 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 |

Higgins, Abigail (11) |

Room: Neill 223 |

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Hilliard, Zach (25) |

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Research Interests: Parabolic and elliptic partial differential equations, numerical partial differential equations, Cahn-Hilliard equation. |

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Hudelson, Matthew (15) |

Room: Neill 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. |

Jacobs, Christy (19) |

Room: Neill 223 |

Highest degree: MS |

University: Washington State University |

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Jandhyala, Krishna (Assoc Chair) (16) |

Room: Neill 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. |

Johnson, Dean/Harry (33) |

Room: Neill 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: Statistical Consulting and Statistics Education |

Johnston, Anna (11) |

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Current Emphasis: Cryptography/Cryptanalysis, number theoretic transforms relating to coding theory, and understanding the threat/hype/furor of Cryptographically Relevant Quantum Computers (CRQC) on existing algorithms |

Kaul, Abhishek (14) |

Room: Neill 217 |

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Research Interests: High dimensional change point regression models; computational statistics and statistical learning. |

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Khapalov, Alex (16) |

Room: Neill 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. |

Krishnamoorthy, Bala (16) |

Room: 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: Applied algebraic topology,
Geometric measure theory,
Mathematical aspects of 3D printing,
Discrete and nonlinear optimization,
Geometry and topology in physical chemistry,
Computational models for surgical and biomedical applications,
Computational biology. |

Krouss, Paul (20) |

Room: Vanc |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: Oregon State |

Year of degree: 1999 |

Research Interests: Percolation Theory |

Current Emphasis: Dependent Site Percolation Models. |

Lapin, Sergey (33) |

Room: Evrt |

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 biological fluids, fluid-structure interaction problems |

Learn, Ryan (19) |

Room: TC |

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Lesperance, Mark (19) |

Room: Neill 400B |

Highest degree: MS |

University: Kansas State University |

Year of degree: 1991 |

Research Interests: Property and casualty actuarial methods. Instruction on introductory actuarial techniques. |

Current Emphasis: Property and casualty actuarial methods. Instruction on introductory actuarial techniques. |

Li, Haijun (16) |

Room: Neill 317 |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: University of Arizona |

Year of degree: 1994 |

Research Interests: Probability, Stochastic Processes, Risk Analysis. |

Current Emphasis: Multivariate Extremes, Copulas, Risk Theory |

Liu, Sheng-Chi (15) |

Room: Neill 207 |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: Ohio State University |

Year of degree: 2009 |

Research Interests: Number theory, automorphic forms and representation theory. |

Current Emphasis: Analytic number theory, especially on L-functions and analytic theory of automorphic forms on GL(n). |

Lopez, Zoie (11) |

Room: Vanc |

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Malone Buoy, Daniel (11) |

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Manoranjan, V.S. (16) |

Room: Neill 231 |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: Dundee (Scotland) |

Year of degree: 1982 |

Research Interests: Environmental Problems, Industrial Applications, Mathematical & Computer Modeling. |

Current Emphasis: MATHEMATICAL MODELING – Pattern Formation, Contaminant Transport, Spread of Diseases, Population Models & Solitons;COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS – Finite Element/Finite Difference methods, Spectral methods, Operator Splitting methods, Iterative methods & Machine Learning;MATHEMATICS LEARNING – Interactive online lessons & Evidence-based Experiential learning |

Martin, Jeanette (20) |

Room: Neill 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 (16) |

Room: Neill 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 (12) |

Room: Vanc |

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Mitchell, Danny (19) |

Room: TC |

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Moore, Charles (Chair) (16) |

Room: Neill 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 (19) |

Room: - |

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. |

Nichols, David (12) |

Room: Neill 305 |

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Oliver, Lydia (19) |

Room: Neill 129 |

Highest degree: MS |

University: Washington State University |

Year of degree: 2013 |

Research Interests: Biological Mathematical Modeling |

Current Emphasis: Teaching |

Pacioni, Claudia (19) |

Room: Neill 130 |

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University: Washington State University |

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Panchenko, Alexander (16) |

Room: Neill 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. |

Pirotta, Enrico (25) |

Room: Vanc |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: University of Aberdeen (UK) |

Year of degree: 2015 |

Research Interests: Population consequences of disturbance, marine ecology, behavioral ecology. |

Current Emphasis: Stochastic dynamic programming to model the movement and demographics of blue whales; movement modelling of avian and pinniped telemetry data. |

Reiss, Daniel (18) |

Room: Clev 130E |

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Research Interests: Number theory, modular forms, mathematics education. |

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Remaley, Eric (20) |

Room: Neill 315 |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: Washington State University |

Year of degree: 2002 |

Research Interests: Topology and Discrete Dynamic Systems. |

Current Emphasis: Teaching |

Rumyantseva, Olga (11) |

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Sablan, Emily (20) |

Room: Neill 311 |

Highest degree: MIT |

University: Washington State University |

Year of degree: 2012 |

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Current Emphasis: Teaching |

Sakabe, Chie (19) |

Room: Neill 130 |

Highest degree: MS |

University: University of Idaho |

Year of degree: 2006 |

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Salos, George (18) |

Room: Vanc |

Highest degree: MST |

University: Portland State University |

Year of degree: 2013 |

Research Interests: - |

Current Emphasis: Teaching |

Schreyer, Lynn (16) |

Room: Neill 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 |

Schwartz, Elissa (15) |

Room: Neill 309 |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: Mount Sinai-NYU |

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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. |

Selmi, Saranah (19) |

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Slavit, David (16) |

Room: Vanc |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: University of Delaware |

Year of degree: 1994 |

Research Interests: Mathematics Education. |

Current Emphasis: Teacher collaboration and research; Student learning. |

Sottile, Matthew (31) |

Room: Vanc |

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. |

Strigul, Nikolay (15) |

Room: 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. |

Sung, Jin Sun (12) |

Room: Vanc |

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Tsatsomeros, Michael (16) |

Room: Neill 229 |

Highest degree: PhD |

University: University of Connecticut |

Year of degree: 1990 |

Research Interests: Matrix theory, linear algebra and its applications. |

Current Emphasis: Linear algebra, matrix analysis, especially the theory of nonnegative matrices and their generalizations. Particular interests include the numerical range; graphs and patterns associated with matrices; numerical linear algebra; applications in dynamical systems, control theory, data analysis, machine learning and artificial intelligence. |

Valenciano, Julissa (11) |

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Vixie, Kevin (15) |

Room: Neill 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. |

Voulgarakis, Nikos (15) |

Room: Neill 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: Nonlinear Dynamics, Stochastic Processes, Fluid Dynamics at small scales, Mathematical Biology and Biophysics |

Wang, Yuan (15) |

Room: Neill 409 |

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: Objected-Oriented Data Analysis, Bayesian Statistics, Non-parametric methods, classification and clustering analysis |

Wang, Xueying/Snow (15) |

Room: Neill 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. |

Wen, Xiaoming/Maureen (19) |

Room: Neill 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. |

Yin, Hong-Ming (16) |

Room: Neill 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: Partial Differential Equations and Applications; Mathematical Modeling and Analysis in Life Sciences; Financial Engineering and Portfolio Management. |

Zhang, Dawn (20) |

Room: Neill 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. |