Mathematical Sciences

Faculty Listing

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
  • Rotating Program Director at NSF

Areas of Expertise

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

Jianping Dong

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Areas of Expertise

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

Kathleen A. Feigl

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Associate Editor, Physics of Fluids

Areas of Expertise

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Simulation and modeling of multi-phase and viscoelastic fluids
  • Drop dynamics in emulsions and sprays

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

John Gruver

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Research Interests

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

David Hemmer

  • Dean, College of Sciences and Arts
  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Department of Mathematics Office

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Links of Interest

Ann M. Humes

  • Principal Lecturer, Mathematical Sciences
  • Director, First-Year Mathematics

Areas of Expertise

  • First-Year College Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education

Renfang Jiang

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Areas of Expertise

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

Ellen Kamischke

  • Instructor, Mathematical Sciences
Eric Kamischke

Eric Kamischke

  • Instructor, Mathematical Sciences

William J. Keith

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Probability and Statistics

Melissa S. Keranen

  • Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Combinatorial designs
  • Graph decompositions
  • Graph colorings

Todd R. King

  • Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Areas of Expertise

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

Donald L. Kreher

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Design theory
  • Combinatorial algorithms

Alexander E. Labovsky

  • Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

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

Hassan Masoud

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Scientific Computing

Research Interests

  • Interfacial and Multiphase Flows
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Mechanics of Soft Matter
  • Biological and Bio-Inspired Fluid Mechanics
  • Flow Through Porous Media
  • Micro and Nano Fluidics
Ray Molzon

Ray Molzon

  • Lecturer, Mathematical Sciences

David A. Olson

  • Senior Lecturer, Mathematical Sciences
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mathematical Sciences

Areas of Expertise

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

Tamara R. Olson

  • Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Composites Modeling

Benjamin W. Ong

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Director, Data Science Graduate Program

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

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

Iosif Pinelis

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Areas of Expertise

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

Cécile M. Piret

  • Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistics
  • Forest Biometrics

Yeonwoo Rho

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistical Genetics
  • Applied Statistics

Shari L. Stockero

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Director of Teacher Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

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

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

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Lie Theory
  • Algebraic Geometry
  • Representation Theory

Jiguang Sun

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

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

Franz X. Tanner

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

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

Vladimir D. Tonchev

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Coding Theory
  • Combinatorics
  • Finite Geometry

Min Wang

  • Research Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Zeying Wang

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences

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

  • Professor, SFRES
  • Affiliated Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Affiliated 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

Zhengfu Xu

  • Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

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

Links of Interest

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

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

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

Kui Zhang

  • Dave House Endowed Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

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

Shuanglin Zhang

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Endowed Henes Professorship

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistical genetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Theoretical Statistics

Xiao Zhang

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Bayesian computation
  • Missing data analysis
  • Longitudinal and multivariate data analysis
  • Survival analysis
  • Multi-state modeling
  • Statistical genetics