# Mathematics Faculty

## Faculty

Ph.D. 1981 University of Oregon

*Topology, Game Theory, Quantum Computation, Diff. Geom., Group Theory, Combinatorics*

bleilers@pdx.edu, 503-725-2208, FMH 468A

BRACKEN, Julie, Instructor

Ph.D. 2016 University of Colorado

*Universal Algebra*

jbracken@pdx.edu, 503-725-3627, FMH 460F

CAUGHMAN, John, Professor

Ph.D. 1998 University of Wisconsin*Combinatorics, Graph Theory*

caughman@pdx.edu, 503-725-3634, FMH 464H

Ph.D. 2015 California Institute of Technology

*Number Theory*

chiriac@pdx.edu, FMH 462N

DAESCU, Dacian, Professor

Ph.D. 2001 University of Iowa*Computational Mathematics, Geophysical Data Assimilation, Inverse Problems, Optimization *

daescu@pdx.edu, 503-725-3581, FMH 464A

GARTON, Derek, Associate Professor

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison*Number Theory and Arithmetic Dynamics *

gartonw@pdx.edu, 503-725-3650, FMH 468M

GOPALAKRISHNAN, Jay, Professor & Maseeh Distinguished Chair

Ph.D. 1999 Texas A&M University*Scientific Computation, Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations*

gjay@pdx.edu, 503-725-2205, FMH 468C

JEDYNAK, Bruno, Maseeh Associate Professor

Ph.D. 1995 University of Paris Orsay*Statistics, Applied Probability, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Computational Medicine*

bruno.jedynak@pdx.edu, 503-725-8283, FMH 464P

JIANG, Bin, Professor

Ph.D. 1999 University of California, Santa Barbara*Computational Electromagnetism, Numerical Simulation of Nanoscale Optics*

bjiang@pdx.edu, 503-725-8294, 460M

LAFFERRIERE, Beatriz, Assistant Professor

Assistant Chair for Undergraduate Program, Director of Undergraduate Advising

Ph.D. 1987 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

beatrizl@pdx.edu, 503-725-8295, 460D

LAFFERRIERE, Gerardo, Professor & Department Chair

Ph.D. 1986 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey*Mathematical Control Theory, Hybrid Systems, Networked Control Systems, Mathematical Biology *

gerardoL@pdx.edu, 503-725-3662, FMH 460H

NGUYEN, Mau Nam, Professor

Ph.D. 2007 Wayne State University*Variational & Convex Analysis, Mathematical Optimization, Non-Linear & Functional Analysis *mau.nam.nguyen@pdx.edu, 503-725-3659, FMH 462G

OVALL, Jeffrey S., Maseeh Professor

Ph.D. 2004 University of San Diego, CA*Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computation for Partial Differential Equations*

jovall@pdx.edu, 503-725-3610, FMH 464R

VASSILEVSKI, Panayot, Professor

Ph.D. 1984 University of Sofia*Computational Mathematics *

panayot@pdx.edu, 503-725-3292, FMH 460Q

VEERMAN, J.J.P., Professor

Ph.D. 1986 Cornnell University*Dynamical Systems, Applied Mathematics, Geometry/Topology*

veerman@pdx.edu, 503-725-8187, FMH 464B

## Affiliated Faculty

SHAPIRO, Joel

Ph.D. 1969 University of Michigan

joels314@gmail.com

VASSILEVSKA, Tanya Kostova

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Ph.D. 1985 Sofia University

tan24@pdx.edu