# Recent M.S. and Ph.D Graduates

## December 2013

Aditi Ghosh- Ph.D., dissertation: *Fast Algorithms for Biharmonic Problems and Applications to Fluid
Dynamics*, P. Daripa, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, Simon Frazer University

Sunghwan Moon- Ph.D., dissertation: *Properties of Some Integral Transforms Arising in Tomography*, P.
Kuchement, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology, Korea

Wafa Alotaibi- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, M. Papanikolas, Chair

Katherine Bowe- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller, Chair

Suzanne Fluke- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller, Chair

Kristan Hemingway- M.S., online Computational Mathematics Option, M. Pilant, Chair

Neil Kalinowski- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen, Chair

Gaurav Sharma- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, P. Howard, Chair

Yu Shi- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, P. Pilant, Chair

Eric Thompson- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, M. Pilant, Chair

## August 2013

Mustafa Benli-Ph.D., dissertation: *Presentations and Structural Properties of Self-Similar Groups
and Groups without Free Sub-Semigroups*, R. Grigorchuk, Chair; Position obtained: Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematics, TAMU

Paul Bruillard- Ph.D., dissertation: *On the Classification of Low-Rank Braided Fusion Categories*, E. Rowell, Chair; Position obtained:
Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Lab

Nickolas Hein- Ph.D., dissertation: *Reality and Computation in Schubert Calculus*, F. Sottile, Chair; Position
obtained: Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Hao Thanh Nguyen- Ph.D., dissertation: *Greedy Strategies for Convex Minimization*, G. Petrova, Chair

Yang Qi- Ph.D., dissertation: *Geometry of Feasible Spaces of Tensors*, J. Landsberg, Chair; Position
obtained: Postdoc, Universite de Genoble

Korben Rusek- Ph.D., dissertation: *A-Discriminant Varieties and Amoebae*, J. Rojas, Chair

Travis Thompson- Ph.D., dissertation: *Results Towards a Sealable Multiphase Navier-Stokes
Solver for High Reynolds Number Flow*, J.L. Guermond, Chair; Position obtained: Research
Associate, Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Lab

Jennifer Webster- Ph.D., dissertation: *Cost-Sensitive Classification Methods for Detection of
Smuggled Nuclear Material in Cargo Containers*, W. Bangerth, Chair; Position obtained:
Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Lab

Yuping Yang- Ph.D., dissertation: *Central Limit Theorems for Empirical Processes Based on
Stochastic Processes*, J. Zinn, Chair

Lihua Zuo- Ph.D., dissertation: *Inverse Problems for Fractional Diffusion Equations*, W. Rundell, Chair; Position
obtained: Postdoc, Petroluem Engineering, TAMU

David Fleeger- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J. Pitts, Chair

Ryan Hotovy- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, M. Anshelevich, Chair

Saitulaa Naranong- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, P. Lima-Filho, Chair

Julie Sarzynski- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J. Pitts, Chair

Anita Schneider- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen, Chair

Deborah Smith- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J. Pitts, Chair

HyunHo Song- M.S., online Computational Mathematics Option, J. Pasciak, Chair

## May 2013

William Bolton- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J. Pitts, Chair

Grant Clayton- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, P. Howard, Chair

Scott Copperman- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller, Chair

Stephen Dauphin- M.S., online online Computational Mathematics Option, J. Pitts, Chair; Position obtained:
Internship Sandia National Labratory

Eduardo Drucker- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J. Pitts, Chair

Eric Kylberg- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, S. Geller, Chair

Mayank Manjrekar- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, D. Panchenko, Chair

Janell Martin- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen, Chair

Mark McKinnon- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, M. Rahe, Chair

Shriram Srinivasan- M.S. Computational Mathematics Option, N. Sivakumar, Chair

Habiballah Talavatifard- Thesis Option M.S., thesis: *Application of L1 Minimization Technique to Image Super-Resolution
and Surface Reconstruction*, Traditional Mathematics Option, J-L. Guermond, Chair; Position obtained: Financial
Software Engineer, Bloomberg, NY

Gail Thorne- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller, Chair; Position obtained: Math Instructor,
Pasco-Hernando Community College

Shuang Yin- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, T. Schlumprecht, Chair, P. Howard, Co-Chair

*L.F. Guseman Prize in Mathematics*: Van Nguyen, Detchat Samart

*Houston A&M Mother's Club Outstanding TA Award*: Joseph Noles, Andrew Penland, Spencer Patty

## December 2012

Lauren Ferguson- Ph.D., dissertation: *Brittle Fracture Modeling with a Surface Tension Excess*,
J. Walton, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, Universal Technology Corporation, Air Force Research Lab, Dayton, OH

Kun Gou- Ph.D., dissertation: *Recovery of Shear Modulus and Residual Stress of Hyperelastic Soft
Tissues by Inverse Spectral Techniques*, J. Walton, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, Michigan State University

Corey Irving- Ph.D., dissertation: *Wachspress Varieties*, F. Sottile, Chair; Position obtained:
Lecturer, Santa Clara University

Ming Yang- Ph.D., dissertation: *On Partial and Generic Uniqueness of Block Term Tensor Decomposition
in Signal Processing*, J. Landsberg, Chair; Position obtained: Seismic Imager, CGG Veritas

Chanin Monestero- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J. Pitts, Chair

Susan Powell- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen, Chair

Matthew Seiders- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J. Pasciak, Chair

Meghan Waterbury- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller, Chair

Jun Yao- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, P. Howard, Chair

## August 2012

Donald Brown- Ph.D., dissertation: *Multiscale Methods for Fluid-structure Interaction with Applications
to Deformable Porous Media*, Y. Efendiev, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, King Abdullah University of
Science & Technology

Javier ChavezDominguez- Ph.D., dissertation: *Operator Ideals in Lipschitz and Operator Spaces Categories*,
W. Johnson, Chair; Postition obtained: R.H. Bing Instructor, University of Texas

Sunnie Joshi- Ph.D., dissertation: *A Model for the Estimation of Residual Stresses in Soft Tissues*, J. Walton,
Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, Temple University

Seul-Ki Kang- Ph.D., dissertation: *Multiscale Simulation and Uncertainty Quantification Techniques for
Richards' Equation in Heterogeneous Media*, Y. Efendiev, Chair; Position obtained: Analyst, Samsung Fire & Marine
Insurance Co.

Abraham Martin Del Campo Sanchez- Ph.D., dissertation: *Galois Groups of Schubert Problems*, F. Sottile, Chair;
Position obtained: Postdoc, Institute of Science & Technology Austria

Orhan Mehmetoglu- Ph.D., dissertation: *Stability and Convergence of High Order Numerical Methods for Nonlinear Hyperbolic
Conservation Laws*, B. Popov, Chair

Piyush Shroff- Ph.D., dissertation: *Finite Generation of Cohomology of Quotients of a PBW Algebra*, S. Witherspoon, Chair; Position
obtained: Lecturer, Texas State University- San Marcos

Jia Wei- Ph.D., dissertation: *Reduced Order Model and Uncertainty Quantification for Stochastic Porous Media Flows*,
Y. Efendiev, Chair; Position Obtained: CGG Veritas

Ke Ye- Ph.D., dissertation: *Tensor Network States, Immanents and the Geometric Complexity Theory Program*, J.
Landsberg, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, University of Chicago

Mark Butz- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J. Pitts, Chair

Marty Kellum- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, M. Pilant, Chair

Jonathan Leake- M.S. Traditional Mathematics Option, R. Smith, Chair

Kathryn Lemmons- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J. Pitts, Chair

Stephanie Nite- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller, Chair

Joshua Stevens- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J. Pitts, Chair

Tingyi Zhu- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, P. Howard, Chair

## May 2012

Robert Jacobson- Ph.D., dissertation: *Weighted Bergman kernel functions and the Lu Qi-keng Problem*,
H. Boas, Chair; Position obtained: Assistant Professor, Roger Williams University

Daniel Redelmeier- PhD., dissertation: *The Amalgamated Free Product of Hyperfinite von Neumann
Algebras*, K. Dykema, Chair

Jeanette Shakalli-Tang- Ph.D., dissertation: *Algebras Extended by Groups*, S. Witherspoon, Chair; Position obtained:
Advisor to the National Secretary of Science, Technology and Innovation of Panama

Francisco Torres-Ayala- Ph.D., dissertation: *On primitivity and unital C*-algebra full free product
of finite dimensional C*-algebras*, K. Dykema, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Changchun Wang- Ph.D., dissertation: *On computing multiple solutions of nonlinear PDEs without
variational structure*, J. Zhou, Chair

Jing Voon Chen- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, P. Howard, Chair

Jeremy Knight- M.S., online Computational Mathematics Option, M. Rahe, Chair

Nell Kroeger- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, H. Boas, Chair

Kira Langsjoen- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, J. Pitts, Chair; Position obtained: PhD student, Texas Tech

David Shepherd- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, T. Schlumprecht, Chair, M. Boggess, Co-Chair;
Position obtained: Actuarial Analyst, Aon-Hewitt

Janessa Tucker- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen, Chair

Heather Williamson- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, S. Witherspoon, Chair

Tanner Wilson- M.S., Math Biology Option, J. Walton, Chair; Position obtained: Medical School, UT Southwestern

*L.F. Guseman Prize in Mathematics*: Mustafa Benli, Donald Brown

*Houston A&M Mother's Club Outstanding TA Award*: Craig Gin, Daniel Godber, Stephen Rowe,
Heather Williamson

## December 2011

Moritz Allmaras- Ph.D., dissertation: *Modeling Aspects and Computational Methods for Some Recent
Problems of Tomographic Imaging*, W. Bangerth, Chair; Position obtained: Research Scientist, Siemens, Germany

Kateryna Iushchenko- Ph.D., dissertation: *On Two Properties of Operator Algebras: Logmodularity
of Subalgebras, Embeddability into Rw*, G. Pisier, Chair; Position obtained: Tenure Track, Northwestern University, IL

Jeffrey Pattillo- Ph.D., dissertation: *Mathematical Foundations and Algorithms for Clique
Relaxations in Networks*, C. Yan, Chair, S. Butenko, Co-Chair; Position obtained: Engineer, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

David Kincaid- M.S., online Computational Mathematics Option, M. Pilant, Chair

Danny Ralston- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, M. Rahe, Chair

Bradley Scott- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller, Chair

Michael Serpa- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen, Chair

## August 2011

Benjamin Aaron Bailey- Ph.D., dissertation: *Studies in Interpolation and Approximation of Multivariate
Bandlimited Functions*, T. Schlumprecht, Chair, N. Sivakumar, Co-Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, University of Connecticut

Rashi Arora- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, T. Schlumprecht, Chair, M. Boggess, Co-Chair

Sarah Atchison- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, M. Rahe, Chair

Camellia Barton- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller, Chair

Yaniel Cabrera- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, J. Landsberg, Chair

Jesse Laeuchli- M.S., online Computational Mathematics Option, M. Rahe, Chair

Ruifang Li- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, G. Chen, Chair

Amanda Rich- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, C. Yan, Chair; Position obtained: Instructor, Elizabethtown Community
and Technical College

Elaine Smith- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, R. Smith, Chair; Position obtained: Lecturer, Angelo State University

Cort Spellman- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, P. Lima-Filho, Chair; Position obtained: Founder, Spellman Tutoring

Henan Wang- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, G. Kanschat, Chair, M. Boggess, Co-Chair

Ursula Zavala- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, T. Schlumprecht, Chair, M. Boggess, Co-Chair;
Position obtained: Math Instructor, Blinn College

## May 2011

Jeffrey Bouas-M.S. with Thesis: *Hertz Potential & Differential Geometry*, Traditional Mathematics Option,
S. Fulling, Chair

Ryan Causey-M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, I. Zelenko, Chair

Michael Dearman- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, T. Schlumprecht, Chair; Position obtained:
Actuarial Internship Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Rudy Medina- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen, Chair

Fernando Mera-M.S. with Thesis: *The Schrodinger Equation as a Volterra Problem*, Traditional Mathematics Option,
S. Fulling, Chair

Thomas Moseder- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J. Pitts, Chair

Ebru Ozbay- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen, Chair

Casey Rodriquez- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, H. Boas, Chair

Michael Soper- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller, Chair; Position obtained:
Well Planner, Baker Hughes Company, TX

Jennifer Ulrich- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, M. Rahe, Chair

*L.F. Guseman Prize in Mathematics*: Moritz Allmaras, Abraham Martin Del Campo Sanchez

*Houston A&M Mother's Club Outstanding TA Award*: Ryan Causey, Wen Liu, Mitch Phillipson,
Ursula Zavala

## December 2010

Rostyslav Kravchenko- Ph.D., dissertation: *Measure Theory of Self-Similar Groups and Digit Tiles*,
G. Pisier, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, University of Paris

John Landrum- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, Y. Efendiev, Chair

Teo Paoletti- M.S., online Computational Mathematics Option, M. Rahe, Chair

## August 2010

Weronika Buczynska- Ph.D., dissertation: *Phylogenetic Toric Varieties on Graphs*,
F. Sottile, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, Mittag-Leffler Institute, Sweden

Yulia Georgieva-Hristova- Ph.D., dissertation: *Mathematical Problems of Thermoacoustic and Compton
Camera Imaging*, P. Kuchment, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, IMA

James Hitchcock- Ph.D., dissertation: *Generic Properties of Actions of F_n*, D. Kerr, Chair

Brad Lutes- Ph.D., dissertation: *Special Values of Goss L-Functions and Special Polynomials*,
M. Papanikolas, Chair

Mishko Mitkovski- Ph.D., dissertation: *Spaces of Analytic Functions and their Applications*, A. Poltoratski,
Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, Georgia Institute of Technology

Linh Nguyen- Ph.D., dissertation: *Mathematical Problems of Thermoacoustic Tomography*,
P. Kuchment, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, MSRI

Svetlana Poznanovikj- Ph.D., dissertation: *Crossings and Nestings in Combinatorial Structures*,
C. Yan, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, Georgia Institute of Technology

Abner Salgado Gonzalez- Ph.D., dissertation: *Approximation Techniques for Incompressible Flows
with Heterogeneous Properties*, J-L. Guermond, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, University of Maryland

Indranil SenGupta- Ph.D., dissertation: *Analysis of the Three-Dimensional Superradiance Problem and
some Generalizations*, G. Chen, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, UT-El Paso

John Paul Ward- Ph.D., dissertation: *L^p Bernstein Inequalities and Radial Basis Function
Approximation*, F. Narcowich/J. Ward, Chairs; Position obtained: Visiting Assistant Professor, TAMU

William Beaman- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen, Chair

Patrick Beben- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, S. Geller, Chair; Position obtained:
Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton

Scott Dickie- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen, Chair

William Seefeldt- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen, Chair

Anatolii Sianov- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, J. Ward, Chair

Stephanie Tougas- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, S. Witherspoon, Chair; Position
obtained: Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton

Warren Trotter- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen, Chair

Richard Uber- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen, Chair

Rodney Wyrick- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen, Chair

## May 2010

Kurt Bruggeman- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen, Chair

John Cathcart- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, M. Pilant, Chair; Position obtained:
Math Instructor, Gateway Community & Technical College, Kentucky

Evan Fisher- M.S., online Computational Mathematics Option, M. Rahe, Chair

Daniel Godber- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, H. Boas, Chair

Bret Lockhart- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller, Chair; Position obtained: High School Instructor, Athens, TX

Damon McDaniel- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, M. Rahe, Chair

Cara Montgomery- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, J. Walton, Chair; Position obtained:
Data Analyst, Schlumberger

Michelle Moyer- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, T. Schlumprecht, Chair, M. Boggess, Co-Chair; Position obtained:
Actuarial Analyst II, USAA

Chad Musick- M.S. online Computational Mathematics Option, M. Pilant, Chair; Position obtained: PhD student, University of Nagoya

Jason Pfister- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, D. Larson, Chair

Sherry Wallin- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, M. Rahe, Chair

Jessica Wendling- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen, Chair

*L.F. Guseman Prize in Mathematics*: Mishko Mitkovski, Korben Rusek

*Houston A&M Mother's Club Outstanding TA Award*: Sanghyun Lee, Travis Thompson, John Paul Ward

## December 2009

Ashraf Ibrahim- Ph.D., dissertation: *Ultrametric Fewnomial Theory*, J.M. Rojas,
Chair; Postition obtained: Postdoc, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M

Youngdeug Ko- Ph.D., dissertation: *Dimensions of Bivariate Spline Spaces and
Algebraic Geometry*, P. Stiller, Chair; Position obtained: Actuary, Samsung Fire & Marine
Insurance, Korea

Yan Li- Ph.D., dissertation: *Some Upscaling Methods for Flow and Transport in
Heterogeneous Reservoirs*, Y. Efendiev, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, IMA

Dimitar Trenev- Ph.D., dissertation: *Space Scaling Techniques for the Numerical
Approximation of Problems on Unbounded Domains. Applications to the Time-Harmonic
Elastic Wave and Eddy-Current Problems*, J. Bramble, Chair; Postition obtained:
Postdoc, IMA

April Carne- M.S., online Computational Mathematics Option, J. Pitts, Chair

Uma Chidambaram- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller, Chair

Jennifer Desoto- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, B. Lowe, Chair

Joshua Hammond- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen, Chair

Sarah Luther- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J. Pitts, Chair

Jeroen Stedehouder- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, T. Vogel, Chair

## August 2009

Jan Cameron- Ph.D., dissertation: *Normalizers of Finite von
Neumann Algebras*, R. Smith, Chair; Position obtained:
Tenure-track Professor, Vassar College

Detelin Dosev- Ph.D., dissertation: *Commutators on Banach
Spaces*, W. Johnson, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc,
TAMU

Daniel Freeman- Ph.D., dissertation: *Upper Estimates for Banach
Spaces*, T. Schlumprecht, Chair; Position obtained: Visiting
Professor, TAMU

Seungil Kim- Ph.D., dissertation: *Analysis of a PML Method
Applied to Acoustic Scattering Problems in R^2 and Computation of
Resonances in Open Systems*, J. Pasciak Chair; Position
obtained: Postdoc, SMU

Kunal Mukherjee- Ph.D., dissertation: *Masas and Biomodule
Decompositions of II Factors*, K. Dykema, Chair; Position
obtained: Postdoc, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, India

Dmytro Savchuk- Ph.D., dissertation: *Asymptotic Algorithmic and
Geometric Aspects of Groups Generated by Automata*, R.
Grigorchuk, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc,
SUNY-Binghamton

Paul Schumacher- Ph.D., dissertation: *Parking Functions and
Generalized Catalan Numbers*, C. Yan, Chair; Position obtained:
Associate Visiting Professor, Qatar

Lidia Smith- Ph.D., dissertation: *On Non-Orbit-Transitive
Operators*, C. Pearcy, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc,
TAMU

Yanjing Avram- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Diana Branton- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Alex Munson- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J. Pitts,
Chair

Janet Sanders- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, P.
Yasskin, Chair

Mei Yang- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, Y. Efendiev,
Chair

## May 2009

Yevgen Muntyan- Ph.D., dissertation: *Automata Groups*,
R. Grigorchuk, Chair; Position obtained: Microsoft

Luke Oeding- Ph.D., dissertation: *G-Varieties and the Principal
Minors of Symmetric Matrices*, J. Landsberg, Chair; Position
obtained: NSF Postdoc, University of Florence

Swaminathan Sethuraman- Ph.D., dissertation: *Volumes of Certain
Cones of Multi Homogeneous Polynomials*, M. Rojas, Chair;
Position obtained: Financial Consultant, Credit Suisse, NY

Gabriel Tucci- Ph.D., dissertation: *Some Results in the
Hypervariant Subspace Problem and Free Probability*, K. Dykema,
Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, Bell Laboratories

Valentina Vega- Ph.D., dissertation: *Hypergeometric Functions
over Finite Fields and their Relations to Algebraic Curves*, M.
Papanikolas, Chair

Heather Albrecht- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair. Vincent Shielack, Co-chair; Position obtained: Instructor, Blinn College

Nathan Austin- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, M. Rahe,
Chair

Chris Barot- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, D. Larson,
Chair

Cynthia Bishop- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S.
Fulling, Chair

Brian Brown- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Mary Childs- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Jill Cockerham- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair; Position obtained: Lecturer, Baylor University

Daniel Groom- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, M. Rahe,
Chair

Andrew Jennings- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, M.
Papanikolas, Chair

Michelle Kronman- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Ryan Melbard- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J. Pitts,
Chair

William Ollis- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, T. Vogel,
Chair; Position obtained: Instructor, San Jacinto College-South

Jorge Samayoa-Ranero- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, R. Smith,
Chair

Sylvia San Pedro- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G.
Allen, Chair

Robyn Thompson- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J. Zinn,
Chair

Angela Walker- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

*L.F. Guseman Prize in Mathematics*: Daniel Freeman, Linh
V. Nguyen, Svetlana Poznanovikj

*Houston A&M Mother's Club Outstanding TA Award*: Jill
Cockerham, Abraham Martin Del Campo Sanchez, Cara Montgomery, Lidia
Smith

## December 2008

Tsvetanka Sendova- Ph.D., dissertation: *A New Approach to
the Modeling & Analysis of Fracture Through an Extension of
Continuum Mechanics to the Nanoscale*, J. Walton, Chair;
Position obtained: Postdoc, IMA

Haibo Yang- Ph.D., dissertation: *RO(G)-graded Equivariant
Bredon Cohomology and Sheaves*, P. Lima-Filho, Chair

Nihat Biyhan- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Cynthia Bervig- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S.
Geller, Chair

Daniel Phillips- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G.
Allen, Chair

Heidi Sass- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

## August 2008

Xianjin Chen- Ph.D., dissertation: *Analysis &
Computation of Multiple Unstable Solutions to Nonlinear Elliptic
Systems*, J. Zhou, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, IMA

Michael Fulkerson- Ph.D., dissertation: *Radial Limits of
Holomorphic Functions on the Ball*, H. Boas, Chair; Position
obtained: Tenure Track Professor, Univ. Central Oklahoma

Lijian Jiang- Ph.D., dissertation: *Multiscale Finite Element
Methods Using Limited Global Information & Applications*,
Y. Efendiev, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, IMA

James Kimball- Ph.D., dissertation: *Bounds on Codes from Smooth
Toric Threefolds with PIC(X)=2*, H. Schenck, Chair; Position
obtained: Instructor, Univ. Louisiana-LaFayette

Dukjin Nam- Ph.D., dissertation: *Multiscale Numerical Methods
for Some Types of Parabolic Equations*, Y. Efendiev, Chair;
Position obtained: Postdoc, Qatar

Nga Nguyen- Ph.D., dissertation: *Surgery on Frames*, D.
Larson, Chair; Position obtained: Professor, Institute of
Mathematics, Hanoi, Vietnam

Leslie Blackerby- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S.
Geller, Chair

Maya Johnson- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, J. Walton,
Chair

Jayne Overgard- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Sandra Snyder- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Matthew Stricker- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S.
Geller, Chair

Donna Thorne- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

## May 2008

Mehmet Celik- Ph.D., dissertation: *Contributions to the
Compactness Theory of the d-bar Neumann Operator*, E. Straube,
Chair; Position obtained: Assistant Prof, University of Arkansas,
Fort Smith

Walter Moreira- Ph.D., dissertation: *Products of
Representations of Symmetric Group and Non-Commutative
Versions*, M. Aguiar, Chair

Alexander Collins- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G.
Allen, Chair

Scott Evans- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, P. Stiller,
Chair; Position obtained: Analysist, Gouler-MacNoughton Oil
Company

Chris Fuqua- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, T. Vogel,
Chair

John Klapp- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J. Pitts,
Chair

Melonie Lemond- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S.
Geller, Chair

Victoria Malloy- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair, Vincent Shielack, Co-Chair; Position obtained: Engineer, Schlumberger, Houston, TX

John McFall- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, B. Lowe,
Chair

Ryan Newman- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, S. Geller,
Chair; Position obtained: Faculty position, San Jacinto College
North

Teresa Osadnik- M.S. online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Joshua Rhodes- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, J. Walton,
Chair

Samuel Terfa- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Sarah Woods- M.S. online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

*L.F. Guseman Prize in Mathematics*- Michael Fulkerson,
Tsvetanka Sendova, Gabriel Tucci

*Houston A&M Mother's Club Outstanding TA Awards*-
Heather Albrecht, Ron Ollis, Svetlana Poznanovikj

## December 2007

Ievgen Bondarenko- Ph.D., dissertation: *Groups Generated by
Bounded Automata and their Schreier Graphs*, R. Grigorchuk,
Chair; Position obtained: Assistant Prof, Kiev University

Veselin Dobrev- Ph.D., dissertation: Preconditioning of Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Second
Order Elliptic Problems, R. Lazarov, Chair; Position
obtained: Postdoc, TAMU

Paul Dostert- Ph.D., dissertation: Multiscale
Simulation Methods for Stochastic Porous Media Flows and
Applications, Y. Efendiev, Chair; Position obtained:
Postdoc, University Arizona

Lavanya Kannan- Ph.D., dissertation: Densities in
Graphs and Matroids, A. Hobbs, Chair; Position obtained:
Postdoc, Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Kendra Feinstein- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J.
Pitts, Chair

Karl Hoerster- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S.
Fulling, Chair

Theodoros Kyriopoulos- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, M.
Rojas, Chair

Peter Murphy- M.S., online Traditional Mathematics Option, G.
Allen, Chair

Becky Voyles- M.S., online Traditional Mathematics Option, J.
Pitts, Chair

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## August 2007

Kevin Abbott- Ph.D., dissertation: *Applications of Algebraic
Geometry to Object/Image Recognition*, P. Stiller, Chair;
Position obtained: Analyst, Metron Inc.

Jenny Fuselier- Ph.D., dissertation: *Hypergeometric Functions
over Finite Fields and Relations to Modular Forms and Elliptic
Waves*, M. Papanikolas, Chair; Position obtained: Assistant
Professor, West Point

Nikolay Ivanov- Ph.D., dissertation: *On the Structure of Some
Free Products of C*-Algebras*, K. Dykema, Chair; Position
obtained: Postdoc, University of Toronto

Dimitrije Kostic- Ph.D., dissertation: *Graph Searching and a
Generalized Parking Function*, C. Yan, Chair; Position
obtained: Visiting Assistant Professor, Drew University

James Ruffo- Ph.D., dissertation: *A Straightening Law for the
Drinfel'd Lagrangian Grassmannian*, F. Sottile, Chair; Position
obtained: Professor, State University of New York, Oneonta

Bentuo Zheng- Ph.D., dissertation: *Embeddings and
Factorizations of Banach Spaces*, W. Johnson, Chair; Position
obtained: Bing Instructor, UT Austin

Andrew Cihonski- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, J. Walton,
Chair

Kimberly Larance- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S.
Geller, Chair

Aldora Louw- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Jennifer Nagle- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J. Pitts,
Chair

Swati Ray- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Daniel Walker- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J. Zinn,
Chair

## May 2007

Stefan Tohaneanu-Ph.D., dissertation: *Homological Algebra
& Problems in Combinatorics & Geometry*, H. Schenck,
Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, University Cincinnati

Alan Wiggins- Ph.D., dissertation: *Singular Subfactors of II1
Factors*, R. Smith, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc,
Vanderbilt University

Megan Aaker- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, J. Walton,
Chair; Position obtained: Teacher, 2nd Baptist High School,
Houston, TX

David Blair- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Kevin Brink- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, D. DeBlassie,
Chair

Lynetta Campbell- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J.
Zinn, Chair

Thomas Campos- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Ivan Christov- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, B. Popov,
Chair

Yemisrach Derebe- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, M. Stecher,
Chair; Position obtained: Actuary, Towers Perrin, Dallas, TX

William Finkenkeller- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, M.
Aguiar, Chair

Kaibin Fu- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, J. Walton, Chair

Rachel Grabow- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, J. Walton, Chair;
Position obtained: Teacher, Holy Innocents' Episcopal School,
GA

Robin Nance- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Jeffrey Pattillo- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, K. Smith,
Chair

Nathaniel Strawn- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, K. Dykema,
Chair

Ryan Westbrook- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, J. Walton,
Chair; Position obtained: Actuary, Towers Perrin, Dallas, TX

*L.F. Guseman Prize in Mathmatics*- Dimitrije Kostic,
Stefan Tohaneanu, Bentuo Zheng

*Houston A&M Mother's Club Outstanding TA Awards*-
Michael Fulkerson, Victoria Malloy, Ryan Newman, Dimitar Trenev

## December 2006

Mariana Pereira- Ph.D., dissertation: *On Simple Modules for
Certain Printed Hopf Algebras*, S. Witherspoon, Chair; Position
obtained: Postdoc, Universidad de la Republica, Uraguay

Larry Holifield- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, J. Zinn,
Chair

Rufino Marcelino- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, J.
Walton, Chair

Amber Worley- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

## August 2006

Gaik Ambartsoumian- Ph.D., dissertation: *Spherical Radon
Transform and Mathematical Problems of Thermoacoustic
Tomography*, P. Kuchment, Chair; Position obtained: Asst.
Professor, UT-Arlington

Marvin Decker- Ph.D., dissertation: *Loop Spaces in Motivic
Homotopy Theory*, P. Lima-Filho, Chair

Tao Mei- Ph.D., dissertation: *Operator Valued Hard Spaces*,
G. Pisier, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, University of
Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Samangi Munasinghe- Ph.D., dissertation: *Geometric Conditions
in C^N Which Imply Compactedness of the d-bar Neumann
Operator*, E. Straube, Chair; Position obtained: Visiting Asst.
Professor, College of the Holy Cross, MS

Beng Ong- Ph.D., dissertation: *Spectral Problems of Optical
Waveguides and Quantum Graphs Theory*, P. Kuchment, Chair

Marco RoqueSol- Ph.D., dissertation: *Sensitivity and Fourier
Spectrum of Topological Dynamical Systems and Chaotic Interval
Maps*, G. Chen, Chair; Position obtained: Research Geo
Physicist, Schlumberger, Houston, TX

Zhigang Zhang- Ph.D., dissertation: *Modeling, Analysis and
Control of Quantum Electronic Devices*, G. Chen, Chair;
Position obtained: Postdoc, TAMU

Crystal Bartals- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G.
Allen, Chair

De-Vonna Clark- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Cary Crawford- M.S. online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Candace Dibiano- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, D. DeBlassie,
Chair

Stephanie Green- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, R. Smith,
Chair; Position obtained: Consulting Assc. Economist, Welsh
Consulting, College Station, TX

Thomas Green-M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Marta Kobiela- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, P. Yasskin,
Chair

Molly Mason- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Elicia Moody- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J. Pitts,
Chair

Karen Nabb- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, P. Howard,
Chair

Jennifer Owens- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, J. Walton, Chair;
Position obtained: Analyst, Netherland-Sewell Assc., Dallas,
TX

Alma Rangel- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, D. DeBlassie,
Chair

William Skerbitz- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S.
Geller, Chair

Maria Vega- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, M. Papanikolas,
Chair

Jennifer Wellman- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G.
Allen, Chair

## May 2006

Dylan Copeland- Ph.D., dissertation: *Negative-norm
Least-squares Methods for Axisymmetric Maxwell Euqations*, J.
Pasciak, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, Radon Institute

Edward Fuselier- Ph.D., dissertation: *Refined Error Estimates
for Matrix-valued Radial Basis Functions*, F. Narcowich/J.
Ward, Chairs; Postition obtained: Postdoc, West Point

Taejong Kim- Ph.D., dissertation: *Mesh Independent Convergence
of Modified Inexact Newton Methods for Second Order Nonlinear
Problems*, J. Pasciak, Chair; Position obtained: Consultant,
Veritas DGC

Terry McDonald- Ph.D., dissertation: *Piecewise Polynomial
Functions on a Planar Region; Boundary Constraints and Polyhedral
Subdivisions*, H. Schenck, Chair; Position obtained: Assc.
Professor, Midwestern State University

Sonmez Sahutoglu- Ph.D., dissertation: *Compactness of the D-Bar
Neumann Problem and Stein Neighborhood Bases*, E. Straube,
Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, University of Michigan

Ben Aurispa- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, S. Geller,
Chair; Position obtained: Lecturer, TAMU

Daniel Bishop- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, N. Sivakumar,
Chair

Rebecca Black- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Edmond Brophy- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, D. DeBlassie,
Chair; Position obtained: Teacher, Cistercian Prep School

Amy Collins- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Christopher Cowan- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, R.
Douglas, Chair

Thomas Davis- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, P. Yasskin,
Chair

Rachel Derber- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, D. DeBlassie,
Chair

Aaron Dutle- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, P. Yasskin,
Chair

Cameron Macky- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Jared Teslow- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, T. Vogel,
Chair

Ginger Walker- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Dinara Yunusova- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, D. DeBlassie,
Chair

*L.F. Guseman Prize in Mathmatics*- Gaik
Ambartsoumian

*Houston A&M Mother's Club Outstanding TA Awards*-
Edward Brophy, Rachel Derber, Paul Dostert, Mariana Pereira, Marco
RoqueSol

## December 2005

Radu Dascaliuc- Ph.D., dissertation: *Behavior of Dissipative
PDEs for Negative Times*, C. Foias, Chair; Position obtained:
Postdoc, Indiana University

Constantin Onica- Ph.D., dissertation: *Forced Two Layer
Beta-Plane Quasigeostrophic Flow*, C. Foias, Chair; Position
obtained: Postdoc, Indiana University

Michelle Agriesti- M.S. online Mathematics Teaching Option, S.
Fulling, Chair

Naomi Driscoll- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S.
Geller, Chair

Ilham El-Saleh- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Suzette Goss- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Lori Jones- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller, Chair;
Position obtained: Lecturer, Math Dept, Texas A&M
University

HyunJoo Kim- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, D. DeBlassie,
Chair

Ty Le- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, F. Narcowich,
Chair

Susan Losavio- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Michael Muzheve- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, M. Rojas,
Chair

Julie Seifert- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Swaminathan Sethuraman- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, M.
Rojas, Chair

William Trautman- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G.
Allen, Chair

Keturah Worthy- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S.
Geller, Chair

Yilin Xu- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, D. DeBlassie,
Chair

## August 2005

Troy Henderson- Ph.D., dissertation: *Causal Equivalence of
Frames*, D. Larson, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, West
Point

Lova Randrianarivony- Ph.D., dissertation: *Nonlinear
Classification of Banach Spaces*, W. Johnson, Chair; Position
obtained: Tenure track, St. Louis University

Antony Castaldo- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, J. Guermond,
Chair

Vincent Jones- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Emily King- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, D. Larson,
Chair

Julie Merrill- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Cynthia Mixon- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Mark Pape- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, P. Howard,
Chair; Position obtained: Analyst, NASA

Alexey Petkevich- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, D. DeBlassie,
Chair

Johannes Ruf- M.S., Business Mathematics Option, D. DeBlassie,
Chair

## May 2005

Sami M. Hamid- Ph.D., dissertation: *On the Structure of
(BCP)- Operators*, C. Pearcy, Chair; Postition obtained:
Assistant Professor, University of North Florida

Luan Hoang- Ph.D., dissertation: *Asymptotic Expansions of the
Regular Solutions to the 3D Navier-Stokes Equations and
Applications to the Analysis of the Helicity*, C. Foias, Chair;
Position obtained: Postdoc, University of Minnesota

Heather Bergman- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G.
Allen, Chair

Xuechao Du- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, R. Lazarov,
Chair

Richard Enderton- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G.
Allen, Chair

Landon Eskew- M.S. Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, D.
DeBlassie, Chair

Matthew Gamel- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, H. Boas,
Chair

Allyn Leon- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Derek Magill- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, D.
DeBlassie, Chair

Angela Milano- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Donald Myers- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, P. Kuchment,
Chair

Barbara Nunley- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Robert Reed- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, K. Smith,
Chair

Elaina Rodriguez- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, P.
Kuchment, Chair

Angela Savage- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Jennafer Schnautz- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Jeanette Shea- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, J. Pitts,
Chair

Casey Stella- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, M. Rojas,
Chair

Susan Vandiver- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Weerapol Welamas- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, J. Pasciak,
Chair; Position obtained: Instructor, Royal Thai Air Force
Academy

*L.F. Guseman Prize in Mathematics*: Radu Dascaliuc, Luan
Hoang

*Houston A&M Mother's Club Outstanding TA Awards*:
Landon Eskew, Edward Fuselier, James Kimball, Casey Stella

## December 2004

John Ryan- Ph.D., dissertation: *Global Existence of Reaction
Diffusion Equations over Multiple Domains*, J. Walton, Chair;
Position obtained: Day Trader, Shell Inc.

Erik Baumgarten- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, D.
DeBlassie, Chair; Position obtained: Lecturer, TAMU

Matthias Buelmaier- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option,
D. DeBlassie, Chair

Heather Caster- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Richard Frederick- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G.
Allen, Chair

Shelley Merritt- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, B.
Lowe, Chair

Aubry Vasquez- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

## August 2004

Zhaosheng Feng- Ph.D., dissertation: *Some Results on the
Wave Equations with Van der Pol Type Nonlinear Boundary Condition
and the Burgers-Korteweg-de Vries Equation*, G. Chen, Chair;
Postition obtained: Assistant Professor, UT-PanAmerica

Tzanio Kolev- Ph.D., dissertation: *Dual Least-Squares Methods
for Computational Electromagnetics*, J. Bramble, Chair, J.
Pasciak, Co-Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory

Yanqiu Wang- Ph.D., dissertation: *Preconditioning for the Mixed
Formulation of Linear Plane Elasticity*, J. Pasciak, Chair;
Position obtained: Postdoc, Purdue University

Xudong Yao- Ph.D., dissertation: *A Min-Max Method for Finding
Multiple Critical Points in Banach Space*, J. Zhou, Chair;
Postition obtained: Postdoc, University of Connecticut

Leslie Amabile- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, S.
Geller, Chair

Talana Hamilton- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G.
Allen, Chair

WooSuk Kim- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, M. Rojas,
Chair

Pamela Kimbrough- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G.
Allen, Chair

Rebecca Moch- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, B. Lowe,
Chair

Mohammad Sattar- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, P. Daripa,
Chair

Christian Strobel- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, D.
Lewis, Chair

Chakravarthi Sulur Anbalagan- M.S., Computational Mathematics
Option, Y. Efendiev, Chair

Paula Whitman- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Guozhong Zhu- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, D.
DeBlassie, Chair

## May 2004

Woonjung Choi- Ph.D., dissertation: *The Existence of Metrics
of Nonpositive Curvature on the Brady-Krammer Complexes for
Finite-Type Artin Groups*, S. Geller, Chair

Victor Ginting- Ph.D., dissertation: *Upscaled Modeling in
Porous Media Flow Utilizing Finite Volume Method*, R. Lazarov,
Chair

Ali-Amir Husain- Ph.D., dissertation: *On the Cohomology of
Operator Algebras*, R. Smith, Chair, C. Pearcy, Co-Chair;
Position obtained: Postdoc, University of Alberta

Dinara Khalmanova- Ph.D., dissertation: *Productivity Index as
an Integral Characteristic of Diffusion Processes*, J. Walton,
Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, Penn State

Maria Baiamonte- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, T.
Schlumprecht, Chair; Position obtained: Lecturer, University of
Tennessee at Knoxville

Jeb Belcher- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, P. Daripa,
Chair

Jeremy Crow- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, M.
Stecher, Chair; Position obtained: Business Analyst, McKenzie &
Co.

Heather Fogle- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, K. Smith,
Chair

Shannon Goehner- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, Y.
Efendiev, Chair

Melanie Ledwig- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, B. Lowe,
Chair; Position obtained: Math instructor, Victoria College,
TX

Michael Johnson- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair; Position obtained: Instructor, Univ. Louisiana

James Kimball- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, D. DeBlassie,
Chair

Archana Krishnagiri- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, B. Lowe,
Chair

Alison Marr- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, A. Hobbs,
Chair

Larry Musolino- M.S., online Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Jeffrey Nash- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, R. Lazarov,
Chair; Position obtained: Junior Processing Geo Physicist,
Veritas

Lisa Sparrgrove- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, C. Yan,
Chair

*L.F. Guseman Prize in Mathematics*- Yanqiu Wang

*Houston A&M Mother's Club Outstanding TA Awards*- Maria
Baiamonte, Jeremy Crow, Jenny Gilmore, Michael Johnson

## December 2003

Hasan Coskun- Ph.D., dissertation: *A Bailey Lemma and
Generalizations of Rogers-Ramanujan Identities*, R. Gustafson,
Chair; Position obtained: Assistant Professor, TAMU-Commerce

Kevin Abbott- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, H. Schenck,
Chair

Heather Axelson- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair; Position obtained: Lecturer, Mathematics-TAMU

Joel Bondurant- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, D.
DeBlassie, Chair

Venkata Dinavahi- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, J. Ward,
Chair

Dimitrije Kostic- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, C. Yan,
Chair

Vincent LeMoine- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, H. Schenck,
Chair

Richard Lovering- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, D.
DeBlassie, Chair

Varma Penmethsa- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, R.
Lazarov, Chair

Kendra Reeder- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, D.
DeBlassie, Chair; Position obtained: Lecturer,
Mathematics-TAMU

Helge Scheffler- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, D.
Lewis, Chair

## August 2003

Mijoung Kim- Ph.D., dissertation: *The Neumann Operator and
Kobayashi Metric*, H. Boas, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc,
Pohang University

Quoc LeGia- Ph.D., dissertation: *Approximation of Linear
Partial Differential Equations on Spheres*, J. Ward, Chair;
Postition obtained: Postdoc, TAMU

Tatevik Ambartsoumian- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics
Option, H. Boas, Chair; Postition obtained: Lecturer, TAMU

Laura Douglass- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, V. Schielack,
Chair; Postition obtained: Geo Analysist, Netherland Sewell
Associates, Inc.

Yuliya Klygunova- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, R. Smith,
Chair

Cody Patterson- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, K. Smith,
Chair

Andreas Thierer- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, D.
Lewis, Chair

Jody Wilson- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, B. Lowe,
Chair; Position obtained: Computer Scientist, Naval A Warfare
Command

*Actuarial Internship, Watson Wyatt*- Heather Fogle

*Internship, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory*- Dylan
Copeland, Veselin Dobrev, Tzanio Kolev

## May 2003

Sachindranath Jayaraman- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option,
J. Zinn, Chair

Youngdeug Ko- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, T.
Schlumprecht, Chair

Roel Morales- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, T.
Schlumprecht, Chair

Matthew Riddle- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, D. Larson,
Chair

Frank Rodriguez- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, V. Schielack,
Chair

Wei Yuan- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, R. Lazarov,
Chair

*L.F. Guseman Prize in Mathematics*- Quoc Le Gia

*Houston A&M Mother's Club Outstanding TA Awards*-
Heather Axelson, Heather Fogle, Richard Lovering, Kendra Reeder

## December 2002

Michael Flanagan- Ph.D., dissertation: *Optimal Shape Design
for a Layered Periodic Structure*, D. Dobson, Chair; Position
obtained: Postdoc Montana State Univ.

Tingwen Huang- Ph.D., dissertation: *Unbounded Growth of Total
Variations in Chaotic Dynamics*, G. Chen, Chair; Postition
obtained: Visiting Asst. Prof., Texas A&M Univ.

Paul Dostert- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, R. Lazarov,
Chair

Nadine Galler- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, J.
Zinn, Chair

Kimberly Lauzon- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, V. Schielack,
Chair

Robert Parr- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, V. Schielack,
Chair

Kendra Quesenberry- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, V.
Schielack, Chair

## August 2002

Xiang Fang- Ph.D., dissertation: *Invariants of Commuting
Operator Tuples by Multivariable Dilation Theory*, R. Douglas,
Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc Univ. Florida

Haewon Nam- Ph.D., dissertation: *Ultrasound-Modulated Optical
Tomography*, D. Dobson, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc Univ.
Minnesota

Jun Zhao- Ph.D., dissertation: *Finite Element Method to
Time-Dependent Maxwell's Interface Problem and its
Preconditioning*, J. Pasciak, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc
Univ. Minnesota

K. Srinivasan Kannan- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, P.
Stiller, Chair

Christopher Romero- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, G. Allen,
Chair

*Internship, Idaho National Engineering Environmental
Laboratory*: Dinara Khalmanova

*Internship, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory*: Paul
Dostert, Victor Ginting, Tzanio Kolev

## May 2002

Trae Holcomb- Ph.D., dissertation: *Contributions to a
General Theory of Codes*, G. Blakley, Chair; Position obtained:
Air Force Research Lab, New Mexico

Svenja Lowitzsch- Ph.D., dissertation: *Approximation and
Interpolation Employing Divergence-Free Radial Basis Functions With
Applications*, J. Ward, Chair, F. Narcowich, Co-Chair; Position
obtained: Postdoc, West Virgina University

Stanimire Tomov- Ph.D., dissertation: *Adaptive Methods for
Finite Volume Approximations*, R. Lazarov, Chair; Position
obtained: Postdoc, Brookhaven National Lab, NY

Dylan Copeland- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, R. Lazarov,
Chair

Silke Eberhard- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, J.
Zinn, Chair

Heather Gollmer- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, V. Schielack,
Chair

Melanie Ilg- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, J. Zinn,
Chair

Scott Johnson- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, J. McCammond,
Chair

Markus Lehleiter- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, J.
Zinn, Chair

Terry McDonald- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, J. McCammond,
Chair

Amy Neff- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, J. Ward, Chair

Lidia Onica- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, C. Pearcy,
Chair

Kristen Russell- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, V. Schielack,
Chair

Xiyun Yao- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, J. Ward,
Chair

*L.F. Guseman Prize in Mathematics*- Svenja Lowitzsch,
Haewon Nam

*Houston A&M Mother's Club Outstanding TA Awards*-
Rajanikant Bhatt, Terry McDonald, Amy Neff, Kendra Quesenberry,
Frank Rodriguez

## December 2001

Cristina Bacuta- Ph.D., dissertation: *A Geometry
Intervention in Engineering and Science Calculus II- Supporting the
Calculus Reform*, S. Geller, Chair; Position obtained: Tenure
track, SUNY Cortland

Zijian Diao- Ph.D., dissertation: *Quantum Computing and Quantum
Search Algorithms*, G. Chen, Chair

Chisup Kim- Ph.D., dissertation: *On the Iteration and
Approximation Methods for Anisotropic Problems*, J. Pasciak,
Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, Duke University

Stephen Shauger- Ph.D., dissertation: *Graphs with Cycle Lengths
in a Given Infinite Set*, A. Hobbs, Chair; Position obtained:
Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University

Sarah Stovall- Ph.D., dissertation: *Torsion Sections of
Composite Order on Elliptic Surfaces*, P. Stiller, Chair;
Position obtained: Assistant Professor, Stephen F. Austin
University

Xiaofei Zhang- Ph.D., dissertation: *Wavelet Sets and Frame
Sets*, D. Larson, chair

Arturo Diaz Hinojosa- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, R.
Lazarov, Chair

Gail Hajdik- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, V. Schielack,
Chair

Myla Matus- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, H. Boas, Chair

Shelley McCall- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, V. Schielack,
Chair

*Association of Former Students Scholarship*: Kevin
Abbott, Marvin Decker, Larry Holifield

*College of Science Scholarship*: Kevin Abbott, Larry
Holifield, Vince LeMoine, Roel Morales

*Dean's Scholar Award*: Marvin Decker, Edward Fuselier,
Robert Parr, Matt Riddle

*Graduate Merit Fellowship*: Scott Evans

*Regents' Fellowship*: Gaik Ambartsoumian, Tatevik
Ambartsoumian, Marvin Decker, Lavanya Kannan, Dimitrije Kostic

## August 2001

Gulendam Aysu Bilgin Secmen- Ph.D., dissertation: *Near-Rings
of Functions*, C. Maxson, Chair; Position obtained:
Quantitative Analyst, Dynegy Inc.

Cesar Luis Garcia- Ph.D., dissertation: *Renormings Via
Asymptotic Univorm Convexity and the Approximation Property on Near
Hilbertian Spaces*, W. Johnson, Chair; Position Obtained:
Assistant Professor, ITAM

David Eberle- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, M. Pilant,
Chair; Position obtained at: Walt Disney Feature Animation

James Eby- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, D. Dobson,
Chair

Kang-Rae Lee- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, N. Sivakumar,
Chair

Cheng-Hung Wang- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, J. Zhou,
Chair

Jun Zhang- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, K. Smith,
Chair

*Internship, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory*:
Paul Dostert, Mike Flanagan, Tzanio Kolev, Stanimire Tomov

*Internship, Boeing Industry*: Svenja Lowitzsch

## May 2001

Amie Moch- Ph.D., dissertation: *Forcing Linearity Numbers of
Certain Types of Infinitely Generated Modules Over Commutative
Rings*, C. Maxson, Chair; Postition obtained: Mathematician,
Dept. of Defense

Narutaka Ozawa- Ph.D., dissertation: *Local Theory and Local
Reflexivity for Operator Spaces*, W. Johnson, Chair; Position
obtained: Professor, Tokoyo University

David Zeigler- Ph.D., dissertation: *Dynamic Crack Propagation
in Functionally Graded Bimaterial Composites*, J. Walton,
Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, Sandia National
Laboratories

Eric Bahuaud- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, W. Johnson,
Chair

Joanna Boyette- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, D. Dobson,
Chair

Lisa Cox- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller, Chair

Wei Guo- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, J. Pasciak,
Chair

Sami Hamid- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, A. Boggess,
Chair

Marc Heitzer- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, D.
DeBlassie, Chair

Damali Moore- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, J. Walton,
Chair

Steffen Mueller- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, D.
DeBlassie, Chair

Beng Ong- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, G. Allen, Chair

Julie Ryder- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, A. Boggess, Chair;
D. Dobson, Co-Chair

Falk-Wilhelm Schluz- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option,
D. DeBlassie, Chair

*L.F. Guseman Prize in Mathematics*- Amie Moch

*Houston A&M Mother's Club Outstanding TA Awards*- Eric
Bahuaud, Lisa Cox, Svenja Lowitzsch, Shelley McCall, Julie
Ryder

## December 2000

Constantin Bacuta- Ph.D., dissertation: *Interpolation
Between Subspaces of Hilbert Spaces and Applications to Shift
Theorems for Elliptic Boundary Value Problems and Finite Element
Methods*, J. Bramble, Chair; Position obtained: Research
Assistant Professor, Penn State University

Marcel Sucheston- Ph.D., dissertation: *Levi Foliations and
Global Regularity of the d-bar Neumann Problem*, E. Straube,
Chair

Alison Bruemmer- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Guido David- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, J. Walton,
Chair

Heping He- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, C. Pearcy,
Chair

Jill Lamping- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, S.
Geller, Chair

Liselotte Stampa- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, S.
Geller, Chair

Qu Zhou- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, D. Dobson, Chair

*Dean's Scholar Award:* Dylan Copeland, Paul Dostert, Amy
Neff, Chris Romero

*Regents' Fellowship:* William Herring, Lidia Onica, Chris
Romero, Yanqiu Wang

## August 2000

Richard D. Arnold, III- Ph.D., dissertation: *Homogenization
and Global Existence of Solutions to Reaction-Diffusion
Systems*, J. Morgan, Chair; Position obtained: Financial
Engineer, Duke Energy

Philip Brown- Ph.D., dissertation: *Extremum Problems Relating
to Bloch's and Landau's Constants*, H. Boas, Chair Position
obtained: Professor, TAMU Galveston

Simon Rentzmann- Ph.D., dissertation: *The Melzak Problem for
Triangulated Convex Polytopes*, J. Pitts, Chair; Position
obtained: Teacher, Kantonsschule Heerbrugg

Kalatu Davies- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Jennifer Gregory- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Sarah Heukensfeld- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, S.
Geller, Chair

Zonghui Hu- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, P. Nelson, Jr.,
Chair

Quoc Le Gia- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, J. Ward,
Chair

Wendy Poling- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Darren Rhea- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, D. Larson,
Chair

*IMA, Mathematical Modeling in Industry- A Worshop for
Graduate Students, July 19-July 28, 2000:* Quoc Le Gia, Svenja
Lowitzsch

*Internship, Department of Defense, June 19-July 28, 2000:*
Amy Moch

*Internship, Center for Applied Scientific Computing, Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory, June 19-August 18, 2000:* Chisup
Kim, Stanimire Tomov

*Internship, Institute for Tera Scale Simulation and Technology,
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, June 19-August 18,
2000:* Mike Flanagan

## May 2000

Alex Sopasakis- Ph.D., dissertation: *Theory of the
Prigogine-Herman Kinetic Equation of Vehicular Traffic*, P.
Nelson, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, Goteborg
University

Raul Aparicio- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, D. Dobson,
Chair

Marc Grether- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Kevin Gruber- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, S.
Geller, Chair

Amy Haislip- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Matthias Hartmann- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, S.
Geller, Chair,

Cheryl Mosty- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, S.
Geller, Chair

Mahendra Panagoda- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, D. Dobson,
Chair

Andres Ramirez- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, D. Allen,
Chair

Daniel Robb- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, B. Lowe,
Chair

Alicia Russell- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Shengquan Wang- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, D. Dobson,
Chair

Conrad Yang- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, W. Johnson,
Chair

Fei-Hao Yang- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, B.
Lowe, Chair

*L.F. Guseman Prize in Mathematics*- Narutaka Ozawa

*Houston A&M Mother's Club Outstanding TA Awards*- Marc
Grether, Amy Haislip, Sami Hamid, Robert Main

## December 1999

Andrew Diener- Ph.D., dissertation: *Distributive Elements in
Centralizer Near-Rings*, C.J. Maxson, Chair

Mark Farag- Ph.D., dissertation: *On the Structure of Polynomial
Near-Rings*, C.J. Maxson, Chair; Position obtained: Visiting
Asst. Professor, University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Hong Huang- Ph.D., dissertation: *Mixed Finite Element
Approximations for American Options*, R. Lazarov, Chair

Christian Turner- Ph.D., dissertation: *The Mechanics of
Ecosytems*, J.R. Walton, Chair

Steven Wilmarth- Ph.D., dissertation: *A Probabilistic Method
for Rigid Body Motion Planning Using Sampling from the Medial Axis
of the Free Space*, P. Stiller, Chair; Position obtained:
Analyst, Metron Scientific Consultants, Inc.

April Brown- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, thesis:
*Homological Algebra in Categories of Banach Spaces*, W.
Johnson, Chair

Dava Chitwood- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Brent Dingle- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, P. Stiller,
Chair

Joel Hanson- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, J. Zinn,
Chair

Misty Sellers- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, B.
Lowe, Chair

Christoph Stegmeier- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option,
S. Geller, Chair

Jeffrey Warren- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, A. Hobbs,
Chair

Chenhui Xia- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, R. Lazarov,
Chair

## August 1999

Jayadeep Gopalakrishnan- Ph.D., dissertation: *On the Motar
Finite Element Method*, J. Bramble, Chair, J. Pasciak,
Co-Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, IMA

Roy Harris- Ph.D., dissertation: *Quadratic Convexity*, H.
Boas, Chair; Position obtained: Instructor, Stephen F. Austin State
University

Tamara Carter- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, V. Schielack,
Chair

Radu Dascaliuc- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, C. Pearcy,
Chair

Rebecca French- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, S.
Geller, Chair

Monika Kremmeter- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, S.
Geller, Chair

Cary Lasher- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, G. Blakley,
Chair

Mitchell Lawyer- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, A. Hobbs,
Chair

Eun-Joo Lee- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, H. Boas,
Chair

*Dynamic Systems and their Applications, Pennsylvania State
University, June 6-July 2:* Zijian Diao, Tingwen Huang

*IMA, Mathematics Modeling for Instructors and Graduate
Students, July 22-July 31:* David Zeigler

*Industrial Mathematics Modeling Workshop for Graduate Students,
CRSC, North Carolina State University, July 26-Aug. 3:*
Jayadeep Gopalakrishnan

*Institute of Advanced Studies, Park City Mathematics Institute,
Park City, Utah, June 20-July 10:* Sarah Stovall

## May 1999

Yongxin Li- Ph.D., dissertation: *On Theory and Numerical
Methods for Finding Multiple Critical Points with Applications to
Semilinear PDE*, J. Zhou, Chair; Position obtained: Advisory
Software Engineer, IBM

Minh Can- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, J. Walton,
Chair

Pablo Cortez- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Michael Doberenz- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, R. Thomas,
Chair

Guy Francis- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, D. Larson,
Chair

Amy Graham- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Jennifer Hobbins- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Dustin Jones- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Dinara Khalmanova- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, R.
Lazarov, Chair

Diem Nguyen- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, D. Allen,
Chair

Thaddeus Niemeyer- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, R. Thomas,
Chair

Cheryl Poage- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Stanimire Tomov- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, R.
Lazarov, Chair

Ediz Tufekcioglu- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, J. Walton,
Chair

David Waldrop- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

*L.F. Guseman Prize in Mathematics*- Jayadeep
Gopalakrishnan

*Houston A&M Mother's Club Outstanding TA Award*- Aysu
Bilgin, Guido David, Rebecca French, Amy Haislip, Jennifer Hobbins,
Dustin Jones

*PCMI Women's Mentoring Program in Mathematics, Institute of
Advanced Studies, Princeton, New Jersey, May 17-27:* Sarah
Stovall

## December 1998

Tanya Leise- Ph.D., dissertation: *An Analog to the
Dirichlet-to-Neumann Map and its Application to Dynamic Elastic
Fracture*, J. Walton, Chair; Position obtained: Lecturer,
Indiana University

Stanley Pounds- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, D. Dobson,
Chair

William Sweet- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, B.
Lowe, Chair

*Dean's Scholar Award*- Amy Haislip, Damali Moore, Daniel
Robb

*Regents' Fellowship*- Amy Haislip, Joel Hanson, Cheng Peng,
Daniel Robb, Di Wu, Xiaofei Zhang, Jun Zhao

## August 1998

Peter Horton- Ph.D., dissertation: *Global Existence of
Solutions to Reaction-Diffusion Systems on Heterogeneous
Domains*, J. Morgan, Chair; Position obtained: Instructor, N.
Harris County Jr. College, TX

Timur Oikhberg- Ph.D., dissertation: *Geometry of Operator
Spaces and Products of Orthogonal Progections*, W. Johnson,
Chair; Position obtained: Associate Professor, UC Irvine

Hao Zheng- Ph.D., dissertation: *Linear Threshold Schemes,
Visual Crytography, and Parasite-Host Cryptosystems*, G.
Blakley, Chair

Edward Glidewell- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, T.
Schlumprecht, Chair

Sven Gronenberg- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, T.
Schlumprecht, Chair

Jochen Sutor- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, T.
Schlumprecht, Chair

## May 1998

B. Dale Daniel- Ph.D., dissertation: *Concerning the
Hahn-Mazurkiewicz Theorem in Monotonically Normal Spaces*, L.
Treybig, Chair; Position obtained: Asst. Professor, Lamar Univ.,
TX

Qing Gu- Ph.D., dissertation: *The Wavelets and Wavelet
Sets*, D. Larson, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, North
Carolina-Charlotte

Deguang Han- Ph.D., dissertation: *Irrational Rotation Unitary
Systems and Extensions of Triangular Operators*, D. Larson,
Chair; Position obtained: Professor, Qufu Normal Univ.,
P.R.C.

Wai Wah Lau- Ph.D., dissertation: *Reflexive Sheaves on Pc and
the Dimension of Spaces of Multivariate Splines*, P. Stiller,
Chair; Position obtained: Asst. Professor, Univ. Nevada-Reno

Cristina Bacuta- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Kathryn Bollinger- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Yick Hung- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, J. Morgan,
Chair

Ali-Amir Husain- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, W. Johnson,
Chair

Maura McAndrew- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Eric Nordberg- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Carol Van De Lindt- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option,
B. Lowe, Chair

Teri Woodington- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

*L.F. Guseman Prize in Mathematics*- Tanya Leise

*Houston A&M Mother's Club Outstanding TA Award*-
Cristina Bacuta, Kathryn Bollinger, Greg Floyd, Diem Nguyen, Misty
Sellers, Stephen Shauger, Sarah Stovall

## December 1997

Shijin Lu- Ph.D., dissertation: *Wavelets Associated with a
Multiresolution Analysis (MRA) and Infinite Matricially Normed
Spaces*, D. Larson, Chair; Position obtained: Software
Specialist, INSO, RI

Daoud Mashat- Ph.D., dissertation: *Fast Algorithms and Their
Application to Numerical Quasiconformal Mappings of Doubly
Connected Domains onto Annuli*, P. Daripa, Chair; Position
obtained: Professor, Univ. Jedda, Saudi Arabia

Marcus Burkert- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, B.
Lowe, Chair

Ralf Nattke- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, B. Lowe,
Chair

Namir Saman- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, V. Schielack,
Chair

Rob Thoms- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, B. Lowe,
Chair

Tao Wang- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, D. Dobson,
Chair

*Dean's Scholar Award*- Joel Hanson, Jennifer Hobbins,
Cary Lasher, Jeffrey Warren

*Graduate Merit Fellowship*- Jeffrey Warren

*Regents' Fellowship*- Joel Hanson, Cary Lasher

## August 1997

Wang Chiu- Ph.D., dissertation: *Hypercontractivity of Order
Statistics and Increments of Fractional Brownian Motion*, J.
Zinn, Chair; Position obtained: Risk Analysist, NGC Corp.

Jorg Hanisch- Ph.D., dissertation: *Computational Aspects of
Spline-Wavelets*, C. Chui, Chair; Position obtained: Cognitech,
Inc., CA

Eugen Ionascu- Ph.D., dissertation: *On the Structure of
Operators and Wavelets*, C. Pearcy, Chair; Position obtained:
Postdoc, Univ. Georgia

Vishnu Kamat- Ph.D., dissertation: *Operator Algebras, Wandering
Subspaces and Wavelet Theory*, D. Larson, Chair

Vasile Lauric- Ph.D., dissertation: *Some Results on Invariant
Subspaces*, C. Pearcy, Chair

Tong Sun- Ph.D., dissertation: *Locking-Free Finite Element
Methods for Thin Plates and Shells*, J. Bramble, Chair;
Position obtained: Asst. Professor, Bowling Green, Ohio

Yan Zheng- Ph.D., dissertation: *Multi-Scale Parameter
Estimation for the Steady State Diffusion Equation*, M. Pilant,
Chair

Zack Barcevac- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Heiner Goetz- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, E. Toby,
Chair

Xunyan Jia- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, H.D. Cao,
Chair

Brian Paher- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Stephen Shauger- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, A. Hobbs,
Chair

Charlotte Toulouse- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

David White- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, D. Dobson, Chair

*SIAM 45th Anniversary Conference, July 1997*: Tanya
Leise

*IMA Summer Program for Graduate Students, July-Aug. 1997*:
Robert Main

*Internship at Compaq, Inc., July-Aug. 1997*: Xunyan
Jia

*Internship at DOD, June-Aug. 1997*: Amie Moch

*Internship at USAA, June-Aug. 1997*: Rob Thoms

## May 1997

Aletta Speegle- Ph.D., dissertation: *Sandwich Composition
Rings*, C. Maxson, Chair; Position obtained: Asst. Professor,
St. Louis Univ.

Darrin Speegle- Ph.D., dissertation: *S-Elementary Wavelets and
the Into C(K) Extension Property*, W. Johnson, Chair; Position
obtained: Asst. Professor, St. Louis Univ.

R. David Arnold- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, D. Kirschner,
Chair

Greg Floyd- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Merrill Heddy- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Xuelin Huang- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, R. Smith,
Chair

Chuan Jiang- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, R.
Lazarov, Chair

Laximi Kamat- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, R. Lazarov,
Chair

Shannon Lewis- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, D. Kirschner,
Chair

Maggie McGrath- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, D. Kirschner,
Chair

Georg Reiser- M.S., thesis: *A Brief Discourse on Credit
Risk*, Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, T. Schlumprecht,
Chair

Monica Schroeter- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, B. Lowe,
Chair

Michael Spivey- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Amy Tremblay- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, V. Schielack,
Chair

Hui Zheng- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, H.D. Cao,
Chair

*Second SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials
Sciences, May 1997*: Tanya Leise

*L.F. Guseman Prize in Mathematics*- Eugen Ionascu, Hao
Zheng

*Houston A&M Mother's Club Outstanding TA Award*- Zack
Barcevac, Rob Thoms, Christian Turner, David Zeigler, Teri
Woodington

## December 1996

Shari Beck- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, V. Schielack,
Chair

Xiaoying Shu- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, R.
Lazarov, Chair

Roy Strader- M.S., thesis: *Hybrid Wavelet-Finite Element Bases
for Numerical Solutions of PDEs*, Scientific Computation
Option, M. Pilant, Chair

John Williamson- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, H. Boas,
Chair

*IMA, Minorities and Applied Mathematics: Connections to
Industry, Oct. 4-6, 1996*: David Zeigler

*Dean's Scholar Award*- David Anderson, Maura McAndrew,
Charlotte Toulouse

*Regents' Fellowship*- David Anderson, Maura McAndrew,
Charlotte Toulouse

## August 1996

Anda Gadidov- Ph.D., dissertation: *Strong Law of Large
Numbers for a Class of U-Statistics*, J. Zinn, Chair; Position
obtained: Gannon Univ., PA

Puhong You- Ph.D., dissertation: *Analysis and Computation of
Nonlinear Boundary Control for Heat Conduction in Nonsmooth Domain
with Point Observations*, G. Chen, Chair; Position obtained:
Research Engineer, Schlumberger

H. Michelle Hart- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, B. Lowe,
Chair

Thomas Hill- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Vahagn Minasian- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, P. Stiller,
Chair

Janelle Reynolds- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, D.
Kirschner, Chair

Richard Sheetz- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, J. Morgan,
Chair

Rudy Trujillo- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, P.
Stiller, Chair

Ling Zhou- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, J. Zhou,
Chair

*IMA, Mathematics Modeling for Instructors and Graduate
Students, July 29-Aug. 16, 1996*: Tanya Leise, Christian
Turner

## May 1996

Serguei Maliassov- Ph.D., dissertation: *Optimal Order
Preconditioners for Mixed and Nonconforming Finite Element
Approximations of Elliptic Problems with Anisotropy*, R.
Lazarov, Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, IMA

Ilia Michev- Ph.D., dissertation: *Finite Volume and Finite
Volume element Methods for Nonsymmetric Problems*, R. Lazarov,
Chair; Position obtained: Postdoc, Duke Univ., NC

Apostol Vassilev- Ph.D., dissertation: *On Discretization and
Iterative Techniques for Second-Order Problems with Applications to
Multiphase Flow in Porous Media* R. Ewing, Chair; Position
obtained: Researcher, Schlumberger

Robert Cezeaux- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, P. Daripa,
Chair

Gregory Clark- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, W. Johnson,
Chair

Gloria Contreras- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, V. Schielack,
Chair

Wei Hua- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, P. Daripa, Chair

Randall Mason- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, P.
Stiller, Chair

Melissa Murphy- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, J. Morgan,
Chair

Keith Rayburn- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, V. Schielack,
Chair

Vanessa Renfrew- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, J. Walton,
Chair

Howard Seidel- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, R. Lazarov,
Chair

Mariana Vassileva- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, J. Schielack,
Chair

Vicky Veals- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, R.
Lazarov, Chair

David Zeigler- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, J. Walton,
Chair

*IMA, Workshop on Women in the Mathematical Sciences
Connected to Industry, Feb. 23-25, 1996*: Tanya Leise

*L.F. Guseman Prize in Mathematics*- Aletta Speggle, Darrin
Speegle

*Houston A&M Mother's Club Outstanding TA Award*- H.
Michelle Hart, Vishnu Kamat, Melissa Murphy, Puhong You

## December 1995

Andries van der Merwe- Ph.D., dissertation: *Near-Rings of
Hamogeneous Maps*, C. Maxson, Chair; Position obtained:
Lecturer, Univ. Steelenbosch, S. Africa

Shaheeda Deen- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Michael Mathews- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, J. Morgan,
Chair

Irina Schaf- M.S., Business/Industrial Mathematics Option, J.
Walton, Chair

*Dean's Scholar Award*- Stephen Shauger

*Regents' Fellowship*- Carol Donnelly, Rob Eby, Brian Paher,
Stephen Shauger

## August 1995

Alan Cannon- Ph.D., dissertation: *Centralizer Near-Rings
Determined by End G*, C. Maxson, Chair; Position obtained:
Asst. Professor, Southeast Louisiana Univ.

Steve Klassen- Ph.D., dissertation: *Locally Finite B-Spline
Decompositions and Related Topics*, E. Quak, Chair; Position
obtained: Asst. Professor, Missouri West State College

Yan Yu- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, J. Walton, Chair

## May 1995

Andrew Diener- M.S., Algebraic Topology Option, P. Stiller,
Chair

Debra Elkins- M.S., Operations Research Option, R. Lazarov,
Chair

Bonnie Kalich- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, V. Schielack,
Chair

Janna Kintzley- M.S., Mathematics Teaching Option, V. Schielack,
Chair

MieSun Lee- M.S., Optimization Option, J. Ward, Chair

Tanya Leise- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, J. Walton,
Chair

Guoquan Meng- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, H. Boas,
Chair

Amie Moch- M.S., Topology/Real Analysis Option, L. Treybig,
Chair

Michelle Mowry- M.S., Computational Mathematics Option, E. Quak,
Chair

Kyle Stein- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, R. Blakley,
Chair

Amy Worrell- M.S., Numerical Analysis Option, J. Ward, Chair

*College of Science's McDonald's Teaching Award*- Dale
Daniel, Roy Harris

*Ford Foundation Travel Scholarship*- Alan Cannon, Vishnu
Kamat, Serguei Maliassov, Ilya Michev, Aletta Speegle, Brink Van
Der Merwe, Apostle Vassilev

*L.F. Guseman Prize in Mathematics*- Alan Cannon

*Houston A&M Mother's Club Outstanding TA Award*- Bonnie
Kalich, Janna Kintzley, Michelle Mowry, Amy Worrell

## December 1994

David Hendricks-Ph.D., dissertation: *Existence of
Hypersurfaces of Prescribed Mean Curvature*, J. Pitts, Chair;
Position obtained: Asst. Professor, Abilene Christian Univ.,
TX

Lea McClaran-Ph.D., dissertation: *Some Results on Lattice
Structures on Banach Spaces*, W. Johnson, Chair

Veronica Burgdorff- M.S., Numerical Mathematics Option, M. Stecher,
Chair

Joseph Kahlig- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, C. Maxson,
Chair

Angela Lawrenz- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Britt Smelley- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, L. Treybig,
Chair

Darrin Speegle- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, W. Johnson,
Chair

*Regents' Fellowship*- Scott Goodrich, David Matthews,
Keith Rayburn, Marcel Sucheston, Christian Turner

## August 1994

Chih-Hsuan Chen- Ph.D., dissertation: *A Finite Difference--
Boundary Element Scheme for Solving Parabolic Value Problems and
Supercomputing*, G. Chen, Chair

Brian Cupps-Ph.D., dissertation: *Global Existence and Large
Time Behavior of Solutions to Reaction-Diffusion Systems with Large
Diffusion Coefficients*, J. Morgan, Chair; Position obtained:
Asst. Professor, Univ. St. Thomas, TX

Yuanhua Deng- Ph.D., dissertation: *Boundary Elements Methods
for Nonlinear Elliptic Boundary Value Problems*, G. Chen,
Chair; Position obtained: Engineer, Nortel, TX

Zhonghai Ding- Ph.D., dissertation: *Topics on Potential Theory
of Lipschitz Domains and Boundary Control Problems*, G. Chen,
Chair; Position obtained: Asst. Professor, Washington State
University

Radu Gadidov- Ph.D., dissertation: *On Polynomially Bounded
Operators on Hilbert Space*, C. Pearcy, Chair

Adrian Ionescu- Ph.D., dissertation: *On Pairs of Commuting
Operators*, C. Pearcy, Chair; Position obtained: Asst.
Professor, Texas Lutheran College

Amy Austin- M.S.,Traditional Mathematics Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Yssa Dean- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, C. Maxson,
Chair

Joely Eastin- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, S. Geller,
Chair

## May 1994

C.L. Garcia- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, J. Morgan,
Chair

Timothy Hooker- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, S. Geller,
Chair

Arlene Ligh- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, M. Stecher,
Chair

David Manuel- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, G. Allen,
Chair

Laura Merrel- M.S., Applied Mathematics Option, J. Morgan,
Chair

S. Parmekar- M.S., thesis: *Property Estimation Using Inverse
Methods for Elliptic and Parabolic Partial Differential
Equations*, M. Pilant, Chair

Scott Rubin- M.S., Traditional Mathematics Option, L. Treybig,
Chair

*ARCS Foundation Scholarship*- Darrin Speegle

*College of Science's McDonald's Teaching Award*- David
Hendricks

*Houston A&M Mother's Club Outstanding TA Award*- Amy
Austin, Joe Kahlig, Aletta Speegle, Darrin Speegle

*National Science Foundation Fellowship*-Tanya Leise