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Mathematics : 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. Wilkins Aquino, Computational mechanics, finite element methods, computational inverse problems and their ...
  3. Paul S. Aspinwall, String Theory
  4. Hubert Bray, Geometric Analysis, General Relativity, Theoretical Astrophysics
  5. Robert Bryant, Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Differential Geometry
  6. 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
  7. Bruce R. Donald, Computational Biology, Computational Chemistry, Structural Biology, Biochemistry, Protein Design, Drug ...
  8. David B. Dunson, Nonparametric Bayes, Latent variable methods, Model uncertainty, Applications in epidemiology & genetics, Machine learning
  9. Richard T. Durrett, Mathematical Concepts, Models, Biological, Models, Statistical, Models, Theoretical, Population Dynamics, Probability
  10. Richard Hain, Topology of Algebraic Varieties, Hodge Theory, and Moduli of Curves
  11. Jian-Guo Liu, Applied Mathematics, Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations.
  12. Jianfeng Lu, Mathematical analysis and algorithm development for problems from
    computational ...
  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. James H. Nolen, Partial differential equations, stochastic processes, random media, applied mathematics, asymptotic analysis
  18. M. Ronen Plesser, String Theory and Quantum Field Theory
  19. Michael C. Reed, Analysis, Applications of Mathematics to Physiology and Medicine
  20. Leslie Saper, Locally symmetric varieties, Number theory and automorphic forms,
    L2-cohomology and intersection cohomology, Geometrical analysis of singularities
  21. Chadmark L. Schoen, Algebraic Geometry
  22. Mark A. Stern, Geometric Analysis, Yang-Mills theory, Hodge theory, string theory
  23. Stephanos Venakides, Integrable systems, Wave motion in complex media, Mathematical biology
  24. Thomas P. Witelski, Fluid Dynamics, Perturbation Methods, Asymptotic Analysis, Nonlinear Ordinary and Partial differential equations

Associate Professor

  1. Jayce R. Getz, Number theory
  2. Joseph D Rabinoff, Number theory, algebraic geometry
  3. Guillermo Sapiro, Image and video processing, computer vision, computer graphics, computational vision, ...

Associate Research Professor

  1. Paul L Bendich, I work in computational topology, which for me means adapting ...
  2. Heekyoung Hahn, Automorphic L-functions, Relative trace formula, Algebraic cycles and Representations of the classical groups

Named Assistant Research 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
  2. Ayman R. Said, Analysis of PDEs, Mathematical Physics

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. Jack Bookman, Mathematics Education
  4. John Harer, Computational Topology, Computational Biology, Algorithms
  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. William L. Pardon, Algebra and Geometry of Varieties
  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

Graduate Student

  1. Ching-Lung Hsu, Nonparametric Bayesian
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