# Department of Mathematical Sciences

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**Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences**

Dr. Sun joined MTU mathematical sciences faculty in January 2013. Prior to this appointment, she was a postdoctoral scholar for two years in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. She got her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Alberta in Canada. After that, she

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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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### Shuanglin Zhang

PhD, Statistics, Peking University, Beijing, China

### Contact

906-487-2146

shuzhang@mtu.edu

**Professor, Mathematical Sciences**

Shuanglin Zhang is an endorsed Henes professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Michigan Technological University. He earned his PhD in Statistics in 1999 from Peking University, China. He did his postdoctoral training in statistical genetics in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University, School

## Placement

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