# Department of Mathematical Sciences

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### Tamara Olson

PhD, Mathematical Sciences, Courant Institute (NYU)

### Contact

906-487-2191

trolson@mtu.edu

**Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences**

Tamara Olson is currently an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Michigan Technological University. Following undergraduate studies in mathematics and physics at St. Olaf College in 1986, Olson earned her MS and PhD in Mathematics at NYU's Courant Institute in 1991. Since then, she has maintained an interest in interdisciplinary

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**Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences**

My research interests are in applied and computational mathematics. I am interested in developing and analyzing high-order numerical methods for solving partial differential equations and fractional partial differential equations. In particular, I have been focusing on techniques based on the Radial Basis Functions (RBF) method. The application areas range

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**Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences**

Min Wang graduated from Concordia University in December 2007 with major in Mathematics and Statistics, and then went on to earn an M.S. and Ph.D. from Clemson University, where his research mainly focused on Bayesian hypothesis testing and variable selection in high dimensional regression. After finishing his Ph.D. in

## Placement

Math is a fact of life at Michigan Tech. Doing well in your math course(s) is critical to your success in future courses required for your major. To

place you in the most appropriate math course, Michigan Tech requires incoming students without qualifying AP, IB, or CLEP scores or earned college-level math credit to take an ALEKS Placement Assessment.