COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics is the study of quantification of problems from the real world, and methods to solve those problems. It works on problems from engineering, agriculture, all sciences, anthropology, health; in short its problems come from all human experience. Subdivisions of applied math include porous media, numerical solution of differential equations, decision science and machine learning, signal processing and data compression, and countless other areas of application.

Tom Asaki

http://www.math.wsu.edu/faculty/tasaki/
tasaki@wsu.edu
Neill 228
Derivative-Free and blackbox optimization, mixed-variable optimization, discrete transformation discovery, inverse problems in data and image analysis.
Applied Mathematics
Optimization and Data Analytics
Sample Publications
Adaptive Trust Region Algorithms for Unconstrained Optimization
Online Distributed Optimization in Radial Power Distribution Systems

Xiongzhi Chen

http://math.wsu.edu/faculty/xchen/
xiongzhi.chen@wsu.edu
Neill 230
Simultaneous inference, theoretical foundation of analysis of non-Euclidean data and of deep learning models, statistics of stochastic differential equations, and harmonic analysis.
Applied Mathematics
Statistics and Probability
Probability and Stochastic Processes
Sample Publications
Uniformly consistently estimating the proportion of false null hypotheses via Lebesgue–Stieltjes integral equations
A weighted FDR procedure under discrete and heterogeneous null distributions

Kevin Cooper

https://www.math.wsu.edu/kcooper
kcooper@wsu.edu
Neill 322
I enjoy working on interesting problems in any areas involving applied and computational mathematics. Over the years I have used math to assist with problems in economics, food science, physics, anthropology, and other areas.
Applied Mathematics
Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Optimization and Data Analytics
Sample Publications
Kinetic equation for spatially averaged molecular dynamics
Panelists bias matrix estimation in a red wine trained panel

Daryl DeFord

http://www.math.wsu.edu/faculty/ddeford/
daryl.deford@wsu.edu
Neill 328
My research focuses on applications of combinatorial and algebraic methods to the analysis of social data including political redistricting and social network analysis. Recent projects include the following with more details on Applied Mathematics
Statistics and Probability
Pure Mathematics
Data Analytics
Probability and Stochastic Processes
Number Theory and Combinatorics
Sample Publications
Maximum a Posteriori Inference of Random Dot Product Graphs via Conic Programming
ReCombination: A family of Markov Chains for Redistricting

Alex Dimitrov

https://labs.wsu.edu/alex-dimitrov/
alex.dimitrov@wsu.edu
Vanc
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.
Applied Mathematics
Mathematical Biology
Data Analytics
Probability and Stochastic Processes
Sample Publications
Symmetry-Breaking Bifurcations of the Information Bottleneck and Related Problems.
Mapping and Validating a Point Neuron Model on Intel’s Neuromorphic Hardware Loihi

Alex Khapalov

http://www.math.wsu.edu/math/faculty/khapala/
khapala@wsu.edu
Neill 307
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.
Applied Mathematics
Pure Mathematics
Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Analysis and PDEs
Sample Publications
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Bala Krishnamoorthy

http://www.math.wsu.edu/faculty/bkrishna/
kbala@wsu.edu
Vanc
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.
Applied Mathematics
Statistics and Probability
Mathematical Biology
Optimization and Data Analytics
Data Analytics
Probability and Stochastic Processes
Analysis and PDEs
Geometry and Topology
Sample Publications
Optimal homology and linear programming
Continuous toolpath planning in 3D printing

Sergey Lapin

http://www.math.wsu.edu/faculty/slapin/
slapin@wsu.edu
Evrt 405
Numerical modeling of biological fluids, fluid-structure interaction problems
Applied Mathematics
Statistics and Probability
Mathematics Education
Mathematical Biology
Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Data Analytics
Sample Publications
Waveform parameters of retrobulbar vessels in glaucoma patients with different demographics and disease severity
Modeling Refugee Movement Based on a Continuum Mechanics Phase - Field Approach of Porous Media

V.S. Manoranjan

http://www.math.wsu.edu/math/faculty/mano/
mano@wsu.edu
Neill 231
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
Applied Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mathematical Biology
Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Data Analytics
Linear Algebra
Analysis and PDEs
Sample Publications
Modeling the Spread of COVID-19 in Enclosed Spaces
Analysis of a population model with advection and an autocatalytic-type growth

Alexander Panchenko

http://www.math.wsu.edu/math/faculty/panchenko/
panchenko@wsu.edu
Neill 329
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.
Applied Mathematics
Mathematical Biology
Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Sample Publications

Lynn Schreyer

http://www.math.wsu.edu/faculty/lschreyer/
lynn.schreyer@wsu.edu
Neill 225
Deformation of, Flow through, Evaporation in Porous Media
Applied Mathematics
Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Sample Publications

Elissa Schwartz

http://www.math.wsu.edu/faculty/schwartz/
ejs@wsu.edu
Neill 309
Coupling mathematical and experimental approaches to examine host-parasite dynamics and for the development of effective vaccines.
Applied Mathematics
Mathematical Biology
Sample Publications

Saranah Selmi

https://tricities.wsu.edu/cas/faculty/
saranah.selmi@wsu.edu
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Applied Mathematics
Mathematical Biology
Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Sample Publications

Nikolay Strigul

http://directory.vancouver.wsu.edu/people/nikolay-strigul
nick.strigul@wsu.edu
Vanc
Individual-based models, forest dynamics, ecotoxicology.
Applied Mathematics
Mathematical Biology
Probability and Stochastic Processes
Sample Publications

Xueying/Snow Wang

http://www.math.wsu.edu/faculty/xueying/
xueying.wang@wsu.edu
Neill 201
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.
Applied Mathematics
Statistics and Probability
Mathematical Biology
Optimization and Data Analytics
Probability and Stochastic Processes
Analysis and PDEs
Sample Publications
A reaction-advection-diffusion model of cholera epidemics with seasonality and human behavior change
Patterns of synchronization in 2D networks of inhibitory neurons

Nikos Voulgarakis

http://www.math.wsu.edu/faculty/nvoul/index.html
n.voulgarakis@wsu.edu
Neill 325
Nonlinear Dynamics, Stochastic Processes, Fluid Dynamics at small scales, Mathematical Biology and Biophysics
Applied Mathematics
Mathematical Biology
Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Probability and Stochastic Processes
Sample Publications
Stochastic pursuit-evasion curves for foraging dynamics
Emergent Criticality in Coupled Boolean Networks

Hong-Ming Yin

http://www.math.wsu.edu/math/faculty/hyin/
hyin@wsu.edu
Neill 303
Partial Differential Equations and Applications; Mathematical Modeling and Analysis in Life Sciences; Financial Engineering and Portfolio Management.
Applied Mathematics
Pure Mathematics
Mathematical Biology
Optimization and Data Analytics
Mathematical Finance
Analysis and PDEs
Sample Publications
Infectious disease modeling and analysis
Reaction-Diffusion system
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