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Mathematics Faculty: Research Interests


  1. Pankaj K. Agarwal, Adaptation, Biological, Algorithms, Amino Acid Sequence, Approximation algorithms, Base Pair Mismatch, Bayes Theorem, Biodiversity, Chromosome Mapping, Computational Biology, Data Interpretation, Statistical, DNA Transposable Elements, Ecology, Ecosystem, Forecasting, Models, Biological, Models, Chemical, Models, Molecular, Models, Statistical, Models, Theoretical, Navigation, Plant Transpiration, Plants, Protein Conformation, Proteins, Sensitivity and Specificity, Sequence Alignment, Sequence Analysis, DNA, Sequence Analysis, Protein, Software, Species Specificity, Stochastic Processes, Time Factors, Visibility
  2. Paul S. Aspinwall, String Theory
  3. Hubert Bray, Geometric Analysis, General Relativity, Theoretical Astrophysics
  4. Robert Bryant, Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Differential Geometry
  5. John E. Dolbow, Animals, Approximation theory, Continuum mechanics, Elasticity, Finite Element Analysis, Fracture mechanics, Friction, Humans, Hydrodynamics, Lipid Bilayers, Materials Testing, Membrane Fluidity, Membrane Microdomains, Surface Properties, Thermodynamics
  6. David B. Dunson, Nonparametric Bayes, Latent variable methods, Model uncertainty, Applications in epidemiology & genetics, Machine learning
  7. Richard T. Durrett, Mathematical Concepts, Models, Biological, Models, Statistical, Models, Theoretical, Population Dynamics, Probability
  8. Richard Hain, Topology of Algebraic Varieties, Hodge Theory, and Moduli of Curves
  9. John Harer, Computational Topology, Computational Biology, Algorithms
  10. Anita T. Layton, Mathematical physiology; Multiscale numerical methods; Numerical methods for immersed boundary problems.
  11. Harold Layton, Mathematical Physiology
  12. Jian-Guo Liu, Applied Mathematics, Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations.
  13. Jonathan C. Mattingly, Applied mathematics, Probability, Ergodic Theory, Stochastic partial differential equations, Stochastic dynamical systems, Stochastic Numerical methods, Fluids
  14. Ezra Miller, Geometry, algebra, combinatorics, algorithms, probability, statistics, biology, neuroscience and other applications
  15. Sayan Mukherjee, Computational biology, geometry and topology, machine learning
  16. Lenhard L. Ng, Symplectic geometry, Low dimensional topology, Contact geometry, Knot theory, Holomorphic curves
  17. William L. Pardon, Algebra and Geometry of Varieties
  18. Arlie O. Petters, ...
  19. M. Ronen Plesser, String Theory and Quantum Field Theory
  20. Michael C. Reed, Analysis, Applications of Mathematics to Physiology and Medicine
  21. Leslie Saper, Locally symmetric varieties, Number theory and automorphic forms,
    L2-cohomology and intersection cohomology, Geometrical analysis of singularities
  22. Guillermo Sapiro, Image and video processing, computer vision, computer graphics, computational vision, ...
  23. Chadmark L. Schoen, Algebraic Geometry
  24. Mark A. Stern, Geometric Analysis, Yang-Mills theory, Hodge theory, string theory
  25. Stephanos Venakides, Integrable systems, Wave motion in complex media, Mathematical biology
  26. Thomas P. Witelski, Fluid Dynamics, Perturbation Methods, Asymptotic Analysis, Nonlinear Ordinary and Partial differential equations

Associate Professor

  1. Jayce R. Getz, Number theory
  2. Jianfeng Lu, Mathematical analysis and algorithm development for problems from
    computational ...
  3. James H. Nolen, Partial differential equations, stochastic processes, random media, applied mathematics, asymptotic analysis
  4. Joseph D Rabinoff, Number theory, algebraic geometry

Assistant Professor

  1. Marc D. Ryser, Bone and Bones, Bone Neoplasms, Bone Resorption, Chemotaxis, Computational Biology, Computer Simulation, Fractures, Bone, Gene Expression Profiling, Homeostasis, Meta-Analysis as Topic, Models, Biological, Osteoblasts, Osteoprotegerin, Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein, RANK Ligand, Solubility, Time Factors

Assistant Research Professor

  1. Paul L Bendich, I work in computational topology, which for me means adapting ...
  2. Yuan Gao, PDE, Calculus of Variation, Control Theory, Material Science
  3. Heekyoung Hahn, Automorphic L-functions, Relative trace formula, Algebraic cycles and Representations of the classical groups

Professor of the Practice of Mathematics

  1. Clark Bray, Algebraic Topology

Professor Emeriti

  1. William K. Allard, Scientific computing, particularly distributed computing; differential geometry; geometric measure theory; partial differential equations.
  2. J. Thomas Beale, Partial Differential Equations, Fluid Mechanics, Numerical Methods
  3. Lewis D. Blake, Teaching mathematics ...
  4. Jack Bookman, Mathematics Education
  5. Richard E. Hodel, Set-theoretic Topology, set theory, logic
  6. Joseph W. Kitchen, Functional Analysis
  7. David P. Kraines, Algebraic Topology and Game Theory
  8. Lawrence C. Moore, Mathematics Education and Functional Analysis

  9. David G. Schaeffer, Applied Mathematics, especially Partial Differential Equations
  10. David A. Smith, Mathematics Education
  11. John A. Trangenstein, Adaptive mesh refinement, Multigrid preconditioners
  12. Xin Zhou, Partial Differential Equations and Integrable Systems


  1. Rann Bar-On, Mathematics Education
  2. Brian Fitzpatrick, Algebraic Geometry, Category Theory, Homological Algebra
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Durham, NC 27708-0320