^{COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES }
_{Department of Mathematics and Statistics}
Pure Mathematics
The mathematician Bertrand Russell is reputed to have said: 'The pure mathematician, like the musician, is a free creator of his world of ordered beauty.' Pure mathematics is a study of math for its own sake; to find beautiful truths independently of applications. Yet in spite of that, pure math never can entirely avoid being useful. Areas of pure math include number theory, topology, real and complex analysis, graph theory, and algebra.
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 
Maximum a Posteriori Inference of Random Dot Product Graphs via Conic Programming ReCombination: A family of Markov Chains for Redistricting 
Matthew Hudelson
http://www.sci.wsu.edu/math/faculty/hudelson/ mhudelson@wsu.edu Neill 330 Probabilistic approaches to geometric and combinatorial problems, methods for maximizing content of a jsimplex bounded by the unit dcube, and random walks on graphs. Pure Mathematics Number Theory and Combinatorics 

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 
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Haijun Li
http://www.math.wsu.edu/math/faculty/lih/ liklu@wsu.edu Neill 317 Copula Theory for Multivariate Extremes, Risk and Choquet Capacities, Free Probability under GroupInvariance Statistics and Probability Pure Mathematics Mathematical Finance Probability and Stochastic Processes 
Tail dependence functions and vine copulas Orthant tail dependence of multivariate extreme value distributions 
ShengChi Liu
http://www.math.wsu.edu/faculty/scliu/ shengchi.liu@wsu.edu Neill 207 Analytic number theory, especially on Lfunctions and analytic theory of automorphic forms on GL(n). Pure Mathematics Number Theory and Combinatorics 
The L^2 restriction norm of a Maass form on SL_{n+1}(Z) RankinSelberg Lfunctions and the reduction of CM elliptic curves 
Judith McDonald
http://www.math.wsu.edu/math/faculty/jmcdonald/ jmcdonald1@wsu.edu Neill 323 Eventually nonnegative matrices, nonnegative matrices, Mmatrices, inverse eigenvalue problem, spectrally arbitrary patterns. Pure Mathematics Linear Algebra 

Charles Moore
http://www.math.wsu.edu/faculty/cnmoore/ cnmoore@wsu.edu Neill 115/227 Probabilistic behavior of harmonic functions, free boundary problems, Stefan problems Pure Mathematics Analysis and PDEs 
Subgaussian Estimates in Probability and Harmonic Analysis A lower bound in the law of the iterated logarithm for general lacunary series 
Michael Tsatsomeros
http://www.math.wsu.edu/faculty/tsat/ tsat@wsu.edu Neill 229 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. Pure Mathematics Linear Algebra 
Semipositive Matrices The Fiber of Pmatrices 
Kevin Vixie
http://geometricanalysis.org kvixie@wsu.edu Neill 203 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. Pure Mathematics Optimization and Data Analytics Data Analytics Analysis and PDEs Geometry and Topology 

HongMing 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 
Infectious disease modeling and analysis ReactionDiffusion system 