# Department Research

The department has active research areas in mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education. We list some of the major ones here. For detailed information, see the individual faculty web pages.

## Algebra and Discrete Mathematics

graph theory, number theory, combinatorics, game theory, network simulation and graph algorithms

Steven A. Bleiler

John Caughman

Liubomir Chiriac

Derek Garton

Panayot Vassilevski

## Analysis

variational and convex analysis, non-linear & functional analysis, applied analysis

## Computational Mathematics

computational electromagnetism, geophysical data assimilation, inverse problems, multigrid methods, nano- optics, numerical analysis, optimization.

Dacian Daescu

Mau Nam Nguyen

Jeffrey Ovall

Jay Gopalakrishnan

Panayot Vassilevski

Bin Jiang

## Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Control

dynamical systems, mathematical control theory, mathematical biology

Gerardo Lafferriere

JJP Veerman

## Mathematics Education (K-12)

mathematical knowledge for teaching, student learning in the middle grades, elementary and middle school mathematics teacher education

Steven Boyce

Jeanette Palmiter

Eva Thanheiser

## Mathematics Education (undergraduate)

teaching and learning of abstract algebra, statistics education research, undergraduate calculus and differential equations education

## Mathematical Physics

## Statistics and Applied Probability

survival analysis, nonparametric and semiparametric models, variance estimation, biostatistics, markov chain monte carlo algorithms, inverse problems in statistics, reliability theory, stochastic orders, estimation theory, sampling theory,

Robert Fountain

Nadee Jayasena

Bruno Jedynak

Jong Sung Kim

Subhash Kochar

Daniel Taylor-Rodriguez

Panayot Vassilevski

Ge Zhao

## Topology and Geometry

algebraic topology, differential geometry, geometric mechanics