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


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

Mau Nam Nguyen
JJP Veerman

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

Sean Larsen
Karen Marrongelle

Mathematical Physics

JJP Veerman

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

Steven A. Bleiler
JJP Veerman