COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Faculty (alphabetically)

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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Mitchell, Danny (19)
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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)
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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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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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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
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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)
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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.