Faculty and Staff Directory

Stefaan De Winter
"Mathematics is like cooking, it requires confident guesswork and improvisation, experimentation and substitution, dealing with failure and uncertainty in a creative way."
—Paraphrased from "Sir Vidia's Shadow" by Paul Theroux

Stefaan De Winter

  • Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Projective geometry
  • Algebraic and geometric combinatorics
  • Groups acting on geometries and graphs

Jianping Dong

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-2928
jdong@mtu.edu
Fisher 308

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistical Genetics
  • Statistics, especially smoothing techniques, analysis of contingency tables, and density estimation

Kathleen A. Feigl

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Finite element methods for fluids
  • Modeling and simulation of viscoelastic fluids

Mark S. Gockenbach

  • Department Chair, Mathematical Sciences
  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Inverse problems in partial differential equations
  • Numerical optimization
  • Mathematical software

Jason Gregersen

  • Senior Lecturer, Mathematical Sciences
  • Director of Math Lab
906-487-3408
jdgreger@mtu.edu
Fisher 317

John Gruver

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-2793
jgruver@mtu.edu
Fisher 233C

Research Interests

  • Students' Learning Experiences in Classrooms
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Teacher Education

Ann M. Humes

  • Principal Lecturer, Mathematical Sciences
  • Director, First-Year Mathematics
906-487-2938
amhumes@mtu.edu
Fisher 205B

Areas of Expertise

  • First-Year College Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education

Renfang Jiang

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-2694
rjiang@mtu.edu
Fisher 314

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistical genetics, especially wavelet-based methods
  • Combinatorial group theory
  • Low dimensional topology

William J. Keith

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-2884
wjkeith@mtu.edu
Fisher 316

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Combinatorics, partition theory, q-series, generating function identities
Philip Kendall
"How can we tell the difference between what we would like to be true and what is actually true? The answer is science."
—Michael Shermer

Philip N. Kendall

  • Senior Lecturer, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-2095
kendall@mtu.edu
Fisher 206

Areas of Expertise

  • Probability and Statistics

Melissa S. Keranen

  • Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-2908
msjukuri@mtu.edu
Fisher 233B

Areas of Expertise

  • Combinatorial designs
  • Graph decompositions
  • Graph colorings

Todd R. King

  • Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-1990
trking@mtu.edu
Fisher 210

Areas of Expertise

  • Applied mathematics
  • Online and hybrid (online/classroom) education

Donald L. Kreher

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-3542
kreher@mtu.edu
Fisher 233A

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Design theory
  • Combinatorial algorithms

Alexander E. Labovsky

  • Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-3543
aelabovs@mtu.edu
Fisher 303

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Turbulence Modeling, Computational Fluid dynamics
  • High-accuracy numerical methods for PDEs
  • Uncertainty Quantification, high-dimensional integration
Jeanne Meyers

Jeanne Meyers

  • Budget Coordinator/Office Manager
906-487-1490
jemeyers@mtu.edu
Fisher 302

David A. Olson

  • Senior Lecturer, Mathematical Sciences
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-2101
daolson@mtu.edu
Fisher 220

Areas of Expertise

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Fluid Flow
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Finance
  • PDEs

Tamara R. Olson

  • Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-2191
trolson@mtu.edu
Fisher 208

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Composites Modeling

Benjamin W. Ong

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-3367
ongbw@mtu.edu
Fisher 217

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Scientific computing
  • Numerical PDEs
  • Parallel Computing
  • Plasma modeling and simulation
  • Dimension Reduction
Margaret Perander

Margaret L. Perander

  • Administrative Aide
906-487-1495
mlperand@mtu.edu
Fisher 311

Iosif Pinelis

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-2108
ipinelis@mtu.edu
Fisher 304

Areas of Expertise

  • Probability, including exact inequalities and limit theorems
  • Mathematical statistics
  • Optimization
  • Evolutionary modeling
  • Operations research

Cécile M. Piret

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-2069
cmpiret@mtu.edu
Fisher 318

Links of Interest

Specialties

  • Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
  • Numerical PDEs
  • Radial Basis Functions Method
  • Fractional Differential Equations

Elizabeth J. Reed

  • Senior Lecturer, Mathematical Sciences
  • Assistant to the Chair, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-2287
ejreed@mtu.edu
Fisher 205A

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistics
  • Forest Biometrics

Yeonwoo Rho

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-2220
yrho@mtu.edu
Fisher 226C

Areas of Expertise

  • Time Series Analysis
  • Econometrics
  • Bootstrap/Resampling

Research Interests

  • Unit Root Testing
  • Censored Data
  • Mixed Frequency Data

Qiuying Sha

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Portage Health Foundation Endowed Professor of Population Health
906-487-2146
qsha@mtu.edu
Fisher 307

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistical Genetics
  • Applied Statistics

Shari L. Stockero

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Director of Teacher Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
906-487-1126
stockero@mtu.edu
Meese Center 103

Areas of Expertise

  • Preservice Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Teacher Noticing
  • Teacher Learning
  • Use of Video Cases in Teacher Education
Allan Struthers
"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
—Theodore Roosevelt

Allan A. Struthers

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-3541
struther@mtu.edu
Fisher 212

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Algorithms that can be parallelized on GPUs
  • Applications of differential equations to science and engineering

Jie Sun

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-2211
sjie@mtu.edu
Fisher 216

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Lie Theory
  • Algebraic Geometry
  • Representation Theory

Jiguang Sun

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-3172
jiguangs@mtu.edu
Fisher 313

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Numerical Methods for PDEs
  • Inverse Problems
  • Scientific Computing
  • EM methods in Geophysics

Franz X. Tanner

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-2190
tanner@mtu.edu
Fisher 209

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Computational fluid dynamics, especially the modeling of sprays and multiphase flows

Vladimir D. Tonchev

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-3360
tonchev@mtu.edu
Fisher 309

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Coding Theory
  • Combinatorics
  • Finite Geometry

Min Wang

  • Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-2905
minwang@mtu.edu
Fisher 315

Areas of Expertise

  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Statistical Computing
  • Bayesian Modeling
  • Statistical Consulting

Zeying Wang

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-2443
zeying@mtu.edu
Fisher 305

Areas of Expertise

  • Combinatorial Design Theory
  • Algebraic Coding Theory
  • Partial difference sets and strongly regular Cayley graphs
Hairong Wei
"We are doing excellent job in describing how an individual gene functions, but not how life functions. Systems biology is to fill this gap."

Hairong Wei

  • Associate Professor, SFRES
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Computer Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Identification of genes regulating complex traits via systems biology approaches
  • Gene expression data analysis
  • Gene network construction and decomposition
  • Developing software for mining large-scale biological data
  • Genomics of wood formation

Teresa M. Woods

  • Lecturer, Mathematical Sciences
  • Director, Math Learning Center
906-487-1031
tmthomps@mtu.edu
Fisher Hall 214

Zhengfu Xu

  • Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-3332
zhengfux@mtu.edu
Fisher 306

Areas of Expertise

  • Numerical PDE, Scientific computing
  • Computational modeling of Nafion material
  • Mathematical image processing, inverse problems, nonlinear optics

Yang Yang

  • Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-3039
yyang7@mtu.edu
Fisher 312

Specialties

  • Superconvergence of discontinuous Galerkin methods
  • Numerical cosmology
  • Numerical methods for two-phase flow in porous media
  • Numerical methods for partial differential equations with blow-up solutions
Fabrizio Zanello
"A's hire A's; B's hire C's."

Fabrizio Zanello

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-1480
zanello@mtu.edu
Fisher 226B

Areas of Expertise

  • Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics
  • Combinatorial Commutative Algebra
  • Partition Theory

Kui Zhang

  • Dave House Endowed Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-2918
kuiz@mtu.edu
Fisher 310

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistical Genetics and Genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Applied Statistics

Shuanglin Zhang

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Endowed Henes Professorship
906-487-2146
shuzhang@mtu.edu
Fisher 307

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistical genetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Theoretical Statistics

Xiao Zhang

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-3362
Cell: (205) 218-1178
xzhang35@mtu.edu
Fisher 215