# Department of Mathematical Sciences

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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

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### Melissa S. Keranen

PhD, Mathematics, Michigan Technological University

### Contact

906-487-2908

msjukuri@mtu.edu

**Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences**

Melissa Keranen was born and raised in Calumet, MI. She came to Michigan Technological University in 1997 as an undergraduate student, and has been here ever since. In 2006, she accepted a position in the Department of Mathematical Sciences as an Assistant Professor. Her research interests include combinatorial designs

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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

## 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.