# Mathematics + Statistics Faculty Research

## Research Activities

The department has active research areas in mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education. Our faculty share their research with the broader community through publishing, presentations, and organizing conferences. They are engaged in collaborative research with with the greater Portland area such as Oregon Department of Education, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Intel, and Oregon Health Sciences University. ** **

## Research Assistants

Some professors are able to provide Research Assistantships from their research grants to support full-time graduate students studying under their direction. Students are selected by their excellence in scholarship and potential as researchers. The responsibilities and financial support vary based on the grant work. Students interested in this type of assistantship should speak directly with the faculty member that they are interested in working with.

## 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

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

Dacian Daescu

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

## Dr. Dacian Daescu - Using Mathematics to Analyze & Predict Large-Scale, Complex Systems

Prof. Daescu leads application-oriented research in computational and data-enabled science to analyze and predict the state of complex, large-scale dynamical systems mathematically modeled by ordinary differential equations (ODEs) or partial differential equations (PDEs) systems. Think global weather systems.

## Dr. Daniel Taylor-Rodriguez - Oregon Connectivity Assessment & Mapping Project

Dr. Daniel Taylor-Rodriguez is developing statistical methods to validate hypothesized wildlife connectivity maps within the Oregon Connectivity Assessment & Mapping Project (OCAMP). These validated maps will aid statewide prioritization for mitigating barriers to wildlife movement.

## Dr. Steve Boyce - Math in Real Life

Dr. Steve Boyce was the PI & PSU Project Lead for MiRL (Math in Real Life) from 2016-2019. MiRL is an Oregon Department of Education-funded collaborative professional development opportunity for teachers to develop and implement highly relevant applied math lessons for students in middle and high school.