COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Recently Funded Grants

Sablan, Emily, Jacobs, Christy (Co-PIs). $5,000, Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Grant from the WSU Vice Provost for Academic Engagement and Student Achievement. Improving STEM Pathways - MATH 100.
5/16/23 - 5/15/24.

Wang, Xueying (PI). $42,000, Simons Foundation grant. Multiscale modeling of infectious diseases in deterministic and stochastic frameworks.
9/2/22 - 8/31/27.

Hall, William (Co-PI). $1.12 million, NSF Grant. Noyce Award through the College of Education. For more information click here. Read this WSU News article.

Dasgupta, Nairanjana (Jan) (Co-PI). $2,020,475. Bandyopadhyay, Amit (PI) (WSU School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering), Susmita Bose (Co-PI) and Scott Dernell (Co-PI). Bio-tribo-corrosion resistant 3D Composites for Load-bearing Implants. HHS, and NIH. 3/29/21.

Kogan, Clark (Co-PI) (CISER) and Pascual, Jave (Co-PI) (CISER). $98,770. David Brown (PI) (WSU AgWeatherNet), Gwen Hoheisel (Co-PI) (WSU Extension), Todd Einhorn (Co-PI) (Michigan State University), and Ashley Thompson (Co-PI) (Oregon State University). Modeling PNW Cherry Bud Phenology and Cold Hardiness. Grant to support processing and management of PNW region data on cherry phenology and cold hardiness, construction of statistical models for sweet cherry bud phenology, prediction of lethal temperatures, and model validation based on weekly field data-collection campaign in the fall 2020 and spring 2021. Oregon Sweet Cherry Commission. 7/01/2020 - 6/30/2021.

Kogan, Clark (Co-I) (CISER). $769,372. Akers, Julie (PI) (WSU Pharmacotherapy), Maclean, Linda (Co-I) (WSU Pharmacotherapy). Increase Access to Patient Care in Community Pharmacies for Minor Illnesses in Washington State. National Association of Chain Drug Stores. 1/7/2015-12/31/2021.

Kogan, Clark (Collaborator) (CISER). $192,078. Grier, Colin (PI) (WSU Anthropology). Applying GPR Remote Sensing to Household and Village Analysis on the Northwest Coast of North America. NSF. 6/1/2019 - 5/31/2021.

Schwartz, Elissa $42,000. Grant to support research in epidemiology, which will combine mechanistic modeling and mathematical analysis to understand dynamical processes arising in infectious disease epidemiology, virology, and immunology. By uncovering key factors leading a virus to spread across a population or outsmart a host’s immune system, effective control strategies including long-lasting therapies and vaccines can be developed to counteract these effects. The development of effective strategies will allow prediction, management and ultimately prevent future disease outbreaks. Simons Foundation. 9/1/20-8/31/25.

Wang, Yuan $42,000. Grant to support research in the development of data analysis techniques for the biomedical sciences. Structured data objects such as trees, curves, and shapes often contain rich topological and geometrical information. Novel statistical methods will be developed for the effective and robust learning of the structure information, which can then be used to address challenging problems in biomedical research including cancer detection and neuron connectivity learning. Simons Foundation. 9/1/20-8/31/25.

Voulgarakis, Nikolaos (sole PI). $274,756: Modeling DNA Allostery and Its Effect on Gene Compaction and Regulation. Read more about Dr. Voulgarakis' grant. NSF. 7/15/20 - 06/30/23

Dasgupta, Nairanjana (Jan) (Co-PI). $703,103. Bandyopadhyay, Amit (PI) (WSU School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering), Susmita Bose (Co-PI) and Scott Dernell (Co-PI). 3D Printed Surface Modified Porous Metal Coatings for Load-bearing Implants. NIH. 8/3/17-8/5/20.

Paxton, Laramie (WSU and Marian University F'19), Moore, Charles (WSU) with Justin Marks (Gonzaga University) and Viktoria Taroudaki (Eastern Washington University), $20,520. Data Science and Image Analysis Conference of the Pacific Northwest. NSF. 4/1/2019 - 3/31/2020. Conference to be held on WSU Pullman campus 2/29/20 - 3/1/20. Click here for conference information.

McDonald, Judi, Tsatsomeros, Michael, and Sivakumar, K.C., Indian Institute of Technology - Madras. $100,000. SPARC grant awarded by the government of India to support visits to IIT and WSU by investigators, the exchange of two graduate students per institution for one semester and the organization of workshops. 2019-2020.

Manoranjan, V.S. (PI) $40,000. Encouraging Excellence in Space-Related Science, NASA/University of Washington. 8/15/18

Krishnamoorthy, Bala (sole PI). $200,000. RUI: Robust Feasibility and Robust Optimization using Algebraic Topology and Convex Analysis.
NSF. 8/1/18 - 7/31/21.

Dasgupta, Nairanjana (Jan) (Co-PI) $10,000, Ali Mehrizi-Sani (PI), and Vaithianath (Mani) Venkatasubramanian (Co-PI) ESIC (Energy Systems Innovation Center). 8/16/17-8/15/18.

Dasgupta, Nairanjana (Jan) (Co-PI). $703,103. Bandyopadhyay, Amit (PI) (WSU School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering), Susmita Bose (Co-PI) and Scott Dernell (Co-PI). 3D Printed Surface Modified Porous Metal Coatings for Load-bearing Implants. NIH. 8/3/17-8/5/20.

Krishnamoorthy, Bala (Co-PI, WSU Vancouver Math), Ananth Kalyanaraman (PI, WSU Pullman EECS), and Zhiwu Zhang (Co-PI, WSU Pullman Crop and Soil Sciences). Budget: $761,428 (WSU total), $269,091 (WSU Vancouver Math), with a total budget of $1.25 million, including Iowa State University and the University of Utah. Collaborative Research: ABI Innovation: A Scalable Framework for Visual Exploration and Hypotheses Extraction of Phenomics Data using Topological Analytics.
External collaborators: Patrick Schnable (Iowa State University), and Bei Wang (University of Utah). NSF. 8/17-7/20.

Asaki, Tom (PI) with Marie Snipes (Kenyon), Heather Moon (LCSC) and Chris Camfield (Hendrix). Data-Driven Applications Inspiring Undergraduate Mathematics. $249,789. NSF. 7/1/2015-6/30/2017.

Dong, Hongbo (PI) Algorithms for Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization and their applications in Data-driven Sciences. $20,136. OGRD. 5/18/15 - 2/16/17.

Dasgupta, Jan (Co-PI), Bandyopadhyay, Amit (PI)(WSU School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering). $1,809,628. 3D Printed Surface Modified Porous Metal Coatings for Load-bearing Implants. NIH. 1/1/2015 – 12/31/2019.

Voulgarakis, Nikolaos (PI) $151,170. Modeling Nanoscale Fluid-Solid Interfaces. NSF. 7/15/14 - 6/30/17.

Khapalov, Alex Modeling, wellposedness and control for swimming phenomenon (collaborative research between WSU and the University of Rome ``Tor Vergata’’), PI, Simons Foundation, 10/01/14-09/30/19, $35,000.

Dillon, Robert (PI) and Prashanta Dutta (WSU Mechanical Engineering). $380,939. CDS&E (Computational and Data-Enabled Science & Engineering): Mathematical models and computational methods for the tumor microenvironment. Abstract. NSF. 8/1/13 - 7/31/17.

Krishnamoorthy, Bala with Tamal Dey (Ohio State) and Anil Hirani (Illinois) as collaborators. $915,600. AF: Medium: Collaborative research: Optimality in Homology – Algorithms and Applications. NSF. 8/1/11-7/31/15. WSU Portion $260,121.

Hudelson, Matt (Co-PI), Jones, Jeffrey (PI). $961,064. Predicting Rates and Regioselectivity in Cytochrome P450 Mediated Reactions. NIH. 9/10/2008 – 6/30/2012.

Knott, Libby . $4,996,103. MMRE: Making Mathematical Reasoning Explicit. NSF, 6/1/11 – 5/31/16. Joint proposal with University of Idaho. WSU Portion $3,411,221.

Mifflin, Robert. $99,999. Exploiting Explicit and Implicit Structure in Complex Optimization Problems, DOD Air Force. 6/15/11 – 6/14/14.

Genz, Alan. $17,384. Fast 3D Reconstruction Algorithms for Cryo-EM. Yale University, NIH. 7/15/2010 - 7/14/2011.

Dillon, Robert (PI),Bala Krishnamoorthy, Elissa Schwartz, and Richard Gomulkiewicz. $200,000. Collaborative Research: UBM – Institutional: UI-WSU Program in Undergraduate Mathematics and Biology. NSF: DMS. 10/1/2010 – 9/30/2015.

Khapalov, Alexander. $240,000. Swimming Phenomenon from the Viewpoint of Controllability Theory for Partial Differential Equations. NSF: DMS. 10/1/2010 – 9/30/2013.

Knott, Libby (Co-PI), Brown, Share (PI). $398,353. Longitudinal Study of Conceptual Change. NSF:EEC. 8/15/2010 - 7/31/2013.

Panchenko, Alexander. $11,000. Fast Algorithms Exploratory Analysis Data of Large Evolving Data Sets. Battelle: PNNL. 8/5/2010 - 9/30/2010.

Li, Haijun. $123,798. AMC-SS: Asymptottic Analysis of Extreme Risks with High-Dimensional Tail Dependence Modeling. NSF:DMS. 8/1/2010 - 7/31/13.

Vixie, Kevin and Asaki, Tom. $1,200,000. Geometric Analysis for Data Reduction and Structure Discovery. DOE: Office of Science, Applied Mathemtics Program. 5/15/2010 - 5/14/2013. Joint proposal with University of Colorado, Duke University, and University of Idaho. WSU Portion: $595,264.

Vixie, Kevin and Asaki, Tom. $245,963. The Flat Norm for Shapes and Images. NSF: DMS. 9/1/2009 - 8/30/2012.

Panchenko, Alexander. $14,700. PNNL Contract. Battelle: PNNL. 6/17/2009 – 9/30/2009.

Vincent, Kimberly. $13,079. Washington Mathematics Case Study Project. EWU. 6/1/2009 – 7/31/2009.

Ariyawansa, Kuruppu. $237,694. Stochastic Semidefinite Programming Applications and Algorithms. DOD: Army. 9/26/2008 – 9/25/2011.

Hudelson, Matt (Co-PI), Brown, Shane (PI). $99,521. A National Model for Engineering Mathematics Education. Wright St. Univ., NSF: CCLI. 8/1/08 – 7/31/12.

Li, Haijun. $154,063. Reliability Analysis of Spatial Systems with Local Interactions. NSF-CMMI. 7/1/2008 – 6/30/2011.

Wollkind, David and Dillon, Robert. $23,967. Pacific Northwest Conference on Comprehensive Mathematical Modeling in the Natural and Engineering Sciences. NSF: DMS. 7/1/2008 – 6/30/2009.

Mifflin, Robert. $99,999. Exploiting Explicit and Implicit Structure in complex Optimization Problems. DOD: Air Force. 12/1/2007 – 11/30/2010.

Mifflin, Robert. $131,451. Exploiting Natural Structure of Functions in Optimization. NSF: DMS. 8/15/2007 – 7/31/2011.

Yin, Hong-Ming (Co-PI), Tang, Juming (PI). $829,825.58. Microwave Sterilization for Meal Ready-to-Eat Rations in Pouches. DOD: Army. 7/26/2007 – 7/31/2011.

Vincent, Kimberly. $30,000. Washington Mathematics Case Study Project. EWU. 5/15/2007 – 9/30/2008.

Vincent, Kimberly. $78,598. Mathematics Case Study Project. OSPI. 4/1/2007 – 9/30/2009.

Gomulkiewicz, Richard. $905,000. UBM: Foundation in mathematical biology through interdisciplinary research, training, and curriculum development. NSF: EF. 9/15/2005 – 8/31/2011.

Panchenko, Alexander. $1,000,093. Educational Strategies and Critical Problems in Thermo-mechanics of Materials Northwest Consortium for Multiscale Mathematics and Applications. DOE: Office of Science, Applied Mathematics Program. 9/1/2005 – 8/31/2009. Co-PIs: Ben Li, Sinisa Mesarovic, Hussein Zbib.

Khapalov, Alexander. $96,534. Controllability for Swimming Phenomena. NSF: DMS. 7/15/2005 – 6/30/2009.

Genz, Alan. $67,688. QEIB: Statistical Modeling and Simulation for Non-Neutral Population Models. UI: NSF. 7/1/2005 – 7/31/2009.

Manoranjan, V. S. $153,860. Advanced Lead Acid Battery Development for Military Vehicles. UI: DOD. 5/21/2004 – 5/21/2008.