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Mathematics undergraduate research mentors

Students: if you would like more information, please contact Matt Young, or get in touch with the professor directly. You should still do so even if your desired mentor is not on this list!

Picture Name and link Undergraduate research interests
Other research interests
Prerequisites Recent students
Profile picture of Michael Anshelevich Michael Anshelevich Orthogonal polynomials ∥ Functional analysis, probability, combinatorics. Linear algebra and programming experience recommended but not required. 2012, 2016, 2018
Profile picture of Gregory Berkolaiko Gregory Berkolaiko Spectral problems in mathematical physics. In particular, graph models, their use in physics in general and in the theory of quantum chaos in particular. Combinatorial problems arising in mathematical physics.

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Profile picture of Harold Boas Harold Boas Functions of complex variables.

Profile picture of Andrea Bonito Andrea Bonito Numerical analysis and scientific computation with particular interest in biological systems and fluid dynamics.

2014, 2016, 2018
Profile picture of Michael Brannan Michael Brannan Applications of non-crossing combinatorics and linear algebra to problems in operator algebra theory and quantum information theory ∥ Quantum groups, operator algebras, free probability, quantum information theory.

Linear algebra, some group theory. Some programming skills may be helpful. 2017
Profile picture of Goong Chen Goong Chen Control theory, computational mechanics, partial differential equations, chaotic dynamics, numerical solutions by boundary elements, quantum computation.

Profile picture of Andrew Comech Andrew Comech Analysis, partial differential equations, physics.

MATH 308 or MATH 412 or basic Quantum Mechanics or basic MATLAB skills. 2015, 2016
Profile picture of Prabir Daripa Prabir Daripa Fluid dynamics, applied mathematics, numerical analysis and scientific computations

Profile picture of Prabir Daripa Tamás Erdélyi Polynomials and Polynomial Inequalities.

See this course announcement.
Profile picture of Stephen Fulling Stephen Fulling Mathematical physics, asymptotic and spectral theory of differential operators, semiclassical approximation, quantum field theory in curved space, Casimir energy, pseudodifferential operators.

Background in physics and differential equations at the approximate level of Math 412. 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Rostislav Grigorchuk Group theory, dynamical systems, low dimensional topology, discrete mathematics, abstract harmonic analysis, random walks.

Profile picture of Jeffrey Kuan Jeffrey Kuan Probability Theory, Representation Theory, Mathematical Physics.

Profile picture of Glenn Lahodny Jr Glenn Lahodny Jr Mathematical epidemiology, mathematical biology, and stochastic processes

Linear Algebra and Differential Equations. 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, REUs
Profile picture of Joseph Landsberg Joseph Landsberg Geometric questions originating in theoretical computer science, algebraic geometry, differential geometry, exterior differential systems, homogeneous varieties.

2014, 2017, 2018
Profile picture of David Larson David Larson Functional analysis, operator algebras, operator theory, frame theory.

2015, 2018
Profile picture of Wencai Liu Wencai Liu Spectral theory and inverse spectral theory for discrete Schrödinger operators, Mathematical Physics Calculus and Linear Algebra. 2018
Profile picture of Jonas Lührmann Jonas Lührmann Partial Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics

Profile picture of Riad Masri Riad Masri Analytic number theory, automorphic forms, L-functions, arithmetic geometry

2013, REUs
Profile picture of Laura Felicia Matusevich Laura Felicia Matusevich Combinatorial, algebraic and geometric methods to study hypergeometric functions and differential equations in several variables.

2015, 2016
Profile picture of Francis Narcowich Francis Narcowich Approximation theory & mathematical physics, radial basis functions, positive definite functions on mainfolds, approximation and interpolation on spheres, quadrature, scattered-data surface fitting, neural networks, and wavelets.

Profile picture of Volodymyr Nekrashevych Volodymyr Nekrashevych Combinatorial Group Theory & Functional Analysis.

Profile picture of Lee Panetta Lee Panetta Numerical modeling of geophysical flows; numerical simulation of light scattering by atmospheric aerosols; analysis of global-scale atmospheric data.

2013, 2014
Profile picture of Joe Pasciak Joe Pasciak Large scale parallel scientific computation, numerical and iterative methods for partial differential equations, multigrid and domain decomposition methods.

Profile picture of Guergana Petrova Guergana Petrova PDE & Approximation Theory, nonlinear approximation, hyperbolic PDEs, conservation laws, numerical quadrature on balls in Rn.

Profile picture of Eviatar Procaccia Eviatar Procaccia Probability theory. Geometry of random spatial processes, such as percolation, random interlacements and aggregation processes. Random walks on random graphs.

Random walks on random graph
Profile picture of Kamran Reihani Kamran Reihani Functional analysis, operator algebras, dynamical systems, and noncommutative geometry.

Some knowledge of linear algebra, programming, and basic modern algebra (e.g., groups and rings) would be helpful. 2018
Profile picture of J. Maurice Rojas J. Maurice Rojas Algorithmic algebraic geometry, complexity theory, tropical geometry, polynomial system solving.

Knowledge of linear algebra, an open mind and an honest desire to learn and do mathematics. 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, REUs
Profile picture of Eric Rowell Eric Rowell Braid groups, representation theory, quantum groups and applications to quantum computation.

Math 415 and some form of linear algebra. 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Profile picture of William Rundell William Rundell Partial differential equations: in particular inverse problems where one has to determine structural elements of the equation from data measurements

Follow for more details 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Profile picture of Anne Shiu Anne Shiu Algebraic, geometric, and combinatorial approaches to mathematical biology; biochemical dynamical systems; algebraic statistics; genomics.

Linear Algebra 2016, 2017, REUs
Profile picture of Frank Sottile Frank Sottile Computation in algebraic geometry and in combinatorics, and the applications of algebraic geometry.

Linear algebra and programming experience recommended but not required. 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
Profile picture of Peter Stiller Peter Stiller Algebraic Geometry and Applications of Algebraic Geometry in Robotics, Computer Vision, and Data Analysis. Number Theory, particularly modular forms.

2013, 2014, 2015
Profile picture of Edriss Titi Edriss Titi Analysis, control and computational schemes of nonlinear dissipative partial differential equations; turbulence theory, fluid mechanics, oceanic and atmospheric models.

Profile picture of Jay Walton Jay Walton Solid mechanics, mathematical biology and medicine, mechanobiology.

Previous experience with independent study. 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, REUs
Profile picture of Sarah Witherspoon Sarah Witherspoon Structure, representations, and cohomology of various types of (noncommutative) rings, including Hopf algebras, quantum groups, and group-graded rings.

Math 416 and some form of linear algebra. 2015
Profile picture of Zhizhang Xie Zhizhang Xie Noncommutative geometry, K-theory, quantitative linear algebra in geometry and topology ∥ algebraic topology, differential geometry.

Profile picture of Guangbo Xu Guangbo Xu Differential Geometry related to String Theory Knowledge of Differential Equations, Topology, or Abstract Algebra (groups); General interest in Geometry or Physics.
Profile picture of Catherine Yan Catherine Yan Algebraic combinatorics, ordered algebraic structures and probabilistic methods.

2013, 2014
Profile picture of Philip Yasskin Philip Yasskin Applications of computer algebra systems, technology in STEM education.

2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Profile picture of Matthew Young Matthew Young Analytic number theory, automorphic forms, L-functions.

2016, 2017, REUs
Profile picture of Igor Zelenko Igor Zelenko Differential geometry and control theory.

MATH251, MATH308, MATH323 2013, 2014, 2017