# Full Department Directory

Thesis Adviser: Yakov Pesin

Education: Ph.D., Indiana University, 1971

Research Interests: Operator algebras

George Andrews

Evan Pugh University Professor and Associate Head for Faculty Development

306 McAllister Building

814 865 6642

Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1964

Research Interests: Number theory, partitions

Sonny Arora

Graduate Assistant

008 McAllister Building

814 865 2471

Thesis Adviser: Kirsten Eisentraeger

Research Interests: Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, Cryptography

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1958

Education: Ph.D., Yale University, 1947

Alok Bakshi

Graduate Assistant

009 McAllister Building

814 863 9672

Thesis Adviser: Nigel Higson

Research Interests: Geometry, Representation Theory and Physics

Research Interests: Low dimensional topology, braid theory, knot homologies.

Augustin Banyaga

Distinguished Senior Scholar

303 McAllister Building

814 863 2736

Education: Ph.D., University of Geneva, 1976

Research Interests: Symplectic, contact geometry and topology

Job Description: Coordinates and distributes evening and final math exams, including conflict and make-up exams; works closely with SDR to accommodate students with disabilities: hires and assigns undergraduate graders and proctors; handles credit by examination processes; assists calculus coordinator and works closely with all other coordinators.

Thesis Adviser: Ludmil Zikatanov

Paul Baum

Evan Pugh University Professor

312 McAllister Building

814 863 0545

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University, 1963

Research Interests: Topology and operator algebras

Education: A. B., Modern History and Literature, Radcliffe College, 1958

Job Description: Staff assistant to George Andrews, assists with journal work, travel arrangements, and award nominations.

Andrew Baxter

Assistant Teaching Professor

006 McAllister Building

814 865 5002

Education: B.A. Millersville University (2005)
Ph. D. Rutgers University (2011)

Job Description: Lecturer, Director of Pennsylvania Mathematics Initiative

Research Interests: Teacher preparation and professional development, mathematics for teaching (
Enumerative combinatorics, permutation patterns

Andrew Belmonte

Professor

322 McAllister Building

814 865 2491

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University, 1994

Research Interests: Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid dynamics, evolutionary games / game theory, mathematical modeling of cell biology.

Amine Benkiran

Assistant Teaching Professor

401 McAllister Building

814 863 9020

Leonid Berlyand

Professor

337 McAllister Building

814 863 9683

Education: Ph.D., Kharkov State University, 1984

Research Interests: PDEs, variational problems and applications to materials and biology

Kristin Berrigan

Administrative Support Assistant

107 McAllister Building

814 865 7527

Job Description: Main receptionist for the administrative complex; maintains directory; schedules and approves conference/seminar rooms; works with purchasing cards, group meals, and travel related expenses; processes mail and orders supplies.

Stephanie Blanda

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Office:N/A

Thesis Adviser: Diane Henderson

Education: B.S. in Mathematics, Lebanon Valley College, 2009

B.S. in Computer Science, Lebanon Valley College, 2009

B.S. in Computer Science, Lebanon Valley College, 2009

Research Interests: Wind generated ocean waves, applied mathematics, numerical methods, partial differential equations

Job Description: Assists the Director of Graduate Studies; assists with recruiting efforts; provides information and requirements regarding graduate program; assists with the scheduling of 500 - level and special topics courses; prepares and processes letters of recommendations for graduate students; processes key requests and maintains key files.

James Brannick

Associate Professor

311 McAllister Building

814 863 2737

Education: Ph.D., CU Boulder, 2005

Research Interests: Lattice field theory, numerical solutions to PDEs, multigrid methods

Alberto Bressan

Eberly Family Chair Professor

201 McAllister Building

Education: Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1982

Research Interests: Hyperbolic Conservation Laws, Nonlinear Wave Equations, PDE Models of Biological Growth, Optimal Control, Differential Games and Applications

Thesis Adviser: Ping Xu

Nathanial Brown

Professor, Associate Head for Equity and Diversity

320 McAllister Building

Education: Ph.D., Purdue University, 1999

Research Interests: Operator algebras

Dale Brownawell

Emeritus

328 McAllister Building

814 865 7104

Education: Ph.D., Cornell University, 1970

Research Interests: Number theory, transcendence

Job Description: Supervises the Undergraduate Office Staff; secretary to the Director of Undergraduate Studies; provides information and requirements regarding the Undergraduate Program; works closely with math majors; assists with recruiting efforts; distributes and collects grade sheets; updates Undergraduate Handbook; Undergraduate Baccalaureate Degree Programs Bulletin.

Education: Ph.D., St. Petersburg State University, 1992.

Research Interests: Geometry, Dynamical Systems, Algorithmic Complexity

Christopher Byrne

Associate Professor of Mathematics

006 McAllister Building

814 863 4343

Education: Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1995

Research Interests: Game Theory, Optimization, Mathematical Modeling

Wenwu Cao

Professor

339 McAllister Building

814 863 8895

Education: Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1987

Research Interests: Applied mathematics, computer simulations, materials sciences

Jeffrey Case

Associate Professor

221 McAllister Building

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010

Research Interests: Geometric analysis, conformal and CR geometry

Thesis Adviser: Federico Rodriguez Hertz

Xiaohang Chen

Graduate Assistant

008 McAllister Building

814 865 2471

Thesis Adviser: George Andrews

Education: Academic Name: Shane Chern

Research Interests: Number theory, Partitions, q-Series, Sieve methods.

Job Description: Visiting Dates: 9/1/18 - 8/31/19

Thesis Adviser: Jinchao Xu

Long-Qing Chen

Donald W. Hamer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

N229 Millennium Science Complex

814 863 8101

Education: Ph.D., MIT, 1990

Research Interests: Mathematical Modeling of Phase Transitions and Microstructure Evolution;
Phase-field method;
Microelasticity, micromagnetics, and electrostatics

Weiqi Chu

Graduate Assistant

012 McAllister Building

814 865 1271

Thesis Adviser: Xiantao Li

Thesis Adviser: Zhiren Wang and Federico Rodriguez Hertz

Jessica Conway

Assistant Professor

332 McAllister Building

814 863 9125

Education: Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2008

Thesis Adviser: Federico Rodriguez Hertz

Francesco Costanzo

Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics and Mathematics

Office:N/A

814 863 2030

Carina Curto

Associate Professor

331 McAllister Building

814 863 9119

Education: A.B. Harvard University, 2000; Ph.D. Duke University, 2005

Research Interests: Theoretical and computational neuroscience.
Applications of algebra, geometry, and topology to neuroscience.

Thesis Adviser: Manfred Denker

Education: Maths And Computing , Msc+ Bsc, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Research Interests: Probability

Manfred Denker

Visiting Professor

230 McAllister Building

814 863 9124

Education: Ph.D., Erlangen University, 1972

Research Interests: Probability Theory, Ergodic Theory, Statistics, Dynamical Systems.

Frank Deutsch

Emeritus

406 McAllister Building

814 865 3844

Education: Ph.D., Brown University, 1966

Research Interests: Approximation theory, functional analysis

Education: B.Sc in Mathematics, Nankai University, 2016.

Research Interests: Visiting dates: 8/1/2018 - 8/1/2019

Kirsten Eisentraeger

Professor and Associate Head for Administration

330 McAllister Building

814 863 4127

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2003

Research Interests: Number theory, arithmetic geometry

Darla Forsha Simpson

Assistant Teaching Professor

403 McAllister Building

814 865 3329

Michael Francis

Graduate Assistant

008 McAllister Building

814 8652471

Thesis Adviser: Nigel Higson and John Roe

Research Interests: Visiting Dates 8/24/2018 - 5/14/2019

Sumita Garai

Graduate Assistant

020 McAllister Building

Thesis Adviser: Mihran Papikian

Research Interests: Algebraic Number Theory

Job Description: Research Engineer and caretaker of the William G. Pritchard Fluids Laboratory. Helps design and then builds apparati for research experiments, and educational and outreach demonstrations.

Moses Glasner

Emeritus

334 McAllister Building

814 863 8665

Education: Ph.D., UCLA, 1966

Research Interests: Potential theory, complex variables and differential geometry

Moisey Guysinsky

Teaching Professor

112A McAllister Building

Degree Year: 1998

Education: Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1998

Research Interests: Dynamical Systems

James Hager

Teaching Professor and Assistant Director for Undergraduate Education

211 McAllister Building

814 441-4550

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Research Interests: Computational Complexity, Natural Language Processing, Automatic Theorem Proving and Program Synthesis,Formal Methods

Steven Hair

Associate Teaching Professor & Coordinator of First Year Courses

104A McAllister Building

814 865 7528

Degree Year: 2010

Education: Ph.D. Penn State University, 2010

Ahmadreza Hajsaeedisadegh

Graduate Assistant

008 McAllister Building

814 865 2471

Education: B.Sc., Sharif University of Technology
M.Sc., Sharif University of Technology

Degree Year: 2005

Wenrui Hao

Assistant Professor

208 McAllister Building

814 865 3881

John Harlim

Professor

214 McAllister Building

814 863 9024

Education: Ph.D. University of Maryland, 2006.

Research Interests: Applied Mathematics: Filtering multiscale systems, stochastic parameterization, uncertainty quantification, diffusion maps, non-parametric modeling

Diane Henderson

Professor

002 McAllister Building

814 867 5866

Education: Ph.D., Physical Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

Research Interests: Applied Math, Fluid Mechanics, Nonlinear Waves,

Nigel Higson

Evan Pugh University Professor

228 McAllister Building

Education: Ph.D., Dalhousie University, 1986

Research Interests: Operator algebras and K-theory

Cheryl Hile

Teaching Professor & Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising

104E McAllister Building

814 865 7528

Education: Ph.D., Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, 1993

Jingzhi Huang

Professor of Finance, David H. McKinley Professor of Business, Professor of Mathematics

350 Business Building

814-863-3566

Education: Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1969

Thesis Adviser: Dmitri Burago

Research Interests: Dynamical Systems

Jack Huizenga

Assistant Professor

324 McAllister Building

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University 2012

Research Interests: Algebraic Geometry

Education: Ph.D., The Louisiana State University, 1958

Vladimir Itskov

Associate Professor

226 McAllister Building

814 865 1613

Education: Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 2002

Research Interests: Applied algebraic topology, and geometry.

Education: Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1963

Education: Ph.D., Universitas Carolina Prague, 1966

Kris Jenssen

Professor

202 McAllister Building

814 863 9123

Education: Ph.D., Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 1998

Research Interests: Partial differential equations, conservation laws, compressible fluid flow

Thesis Adviser: Alberto Bressan

Boris Kalinin

Associate Professor

338 McAllister Building

814 865 5181

Education: Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2000

Research Interests: Dynamical Systems, Ergodic Theory, Geometry

Svetlana Katok

Professor

301 McAllister Building

814 863 0628

Education: Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park, 1983

Research Interests: Automorphic forms, hyperbolic geometry and Fuchsian groups, analysis on symmetric spaces, symbolic dynamics, application of dynamical systems to analysis and number theory.

Degree Year: 2013

Job Description: Provides information to students and faculty regarding the Undergraduate Program; processes add/drop forms; solves student problems; contacts textbook publishers to order desk copies for instructors; communicates textbooks with the Penn State Bookstore and distributes desk copies of textbooks; provides room capacity numbers. Serves as a back up to the Undergraduate Office.

Arkadz Kirshtein

Graduate Teaching Associate

413 McAllister Building

814 863 9126

Thesis Adviser: Chun Liu and James Brannick

Education: B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Belarusian State University, 2012

Research Interests: PDE analysis and computations, fluid dynamics, complex fluids, hyperbolic systems of conservation laws

Thesis Adviser: Robert Vaughan

Thesis Adviser: Vladimir Itskov

Research Interests: Applied homological algebra, topological data analysis, mathematical neuroscience

Thesis Adviser: Alexei Novikov

Research Interests: Partial Differential Equations, Probability, Stochastic Processes

Mark Levi

Department Head and Professor

107 McAllister Building

814 865 7527

Education: Ph.D., New York University, 1978

Research Interests: Dynamical systems and their applications in physics and engineering

Daniel Levine

Graduate Assistant

010 McAllister Building

814 863 9675

Thesis Adviser: Jack Huizenga

Research Interests: Algebraic geometry

Wen-Ching W. Li

Distinguished Professor

326 McAllister Building

814 865 1669

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1974

Research Interests: Automorphic forms, number theory, coding theory, and spectral graph theory

Thesis Adviser: Jan Reimann

Education: B.S. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Shandong University

Education: Ph.D., Cornell University, 1993

Research Interests: Mathematical economics, mathematical finance, computational economics

Education: Ph.D., New York University, 1983

Research Interests: Integrable systems, mathematical physics, and Poisson geometry

Xiantao Li

Professor

219C McAllister Building

814 863 9081

Education: B. S., Peking University, 1998; PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2002.

Research Interests: Computational mechanics, bio-molecular models, approximation of stochastic models, quantum-mechanical calculations.

David Little

Teaching Professor

403 McAllister Building

814 865 3329

Education: Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2000

Research Interests: Combinatorics

Pei Liu

Postdoc

321 McAllister Building

814 863 9163

Thesis Adviser: Zhiren Wang

Education: Ph.D., New York University, 1995

Research Interests: Partial differential equations, calculus of variations, applied mathematics

Lyle Long

Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mathematics

814 865 1172

Education: B. M. E., Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Minnesota, 1976

Research Interests: Intelligent systems software, neural networks, computational fluid dynamics, software engineering, and high performance computing

Thesis Adviser: Dmitri Burago

Yushuang Luo

Graduate Assistant

020 McAllister Building

814 863 4108

Research Interests: Visiting Dates: 8/1/17- 8/15/18

Richard Mansfield

Emeritus

433 McAllister Building

814 863 3647

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University, 1970

Anna Mazzucato

Distinguished Senior Scholar and Professor

305 McAllister Building

814 863 2036

Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2000

B.S./M.S. University of Milan, Italy, 1994

B.S./M.S. University of Milan, Italy, 1994

Research Interests: Partial differential equations, fluid mechanics, elasticity, harmonic and microlocal analysis, inverse problems

Peter Morris

Emeritus

406 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 3844

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas, 1966

Research Interests: Banach Spaces, Approximation Theory

Jason Morton

Associate Professor

219B McAllister Building

814 863 0444

Hossein Movahedi-Lankarani

Professor Penn State Altoona

224 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 9118

Gary Mullen

Professor

304 McAllister Building

814 865 2312

Degree Year: 1974

Education: Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1974

Research Interests: Finite fields and combinatorics

Ryan Murray

Chowla

218 McAllister Building

814 865 5201

Education: PhD Carnegie Mellon University 2016

Research Interests: Applied Analysis, PDE

Bharath Narayanan

Assistant Teaching Professor

410 McAllister Building

814 863 5220

Toan T. Nguyen

Associate Professor

238 McAllister Building

814 863 4123

Education: Ph.D., Indiana University, 2009

Research Interests: Partial Differential Equations, Fluid Dynamics, Conservation Laws, Kinetic theory.

Thesis Adviser: Jingzhi Huang

Education: Ph.D, Applied Mathematics 2016, University of Colorado Boulder

Research Interests: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Rapidly-Rotating Flows, Oceanography

Research Interests: Visiting Dates: 3/25/18-3/25/19

Alexei Novikov

Professor

310 McAllister Building

814 863 2738

Education: M. A., Moscow State University, 1993

Research Interests: Analysis

Education: Ph.D., University of Warwick, 1983

Research Interests: Mathematical Physics, QFT,
Higher Representation Theory
Operator Algebras

Wenyu Pan

Eberly Research Fellow Postdoctoral Scholar

217 McAllister Building

814 863 9052

Guodong (Gordon) Pang

Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Associate Professor and Associate Professor of Mathematics

363 Leonhard Building

814 863 1001

Mihran Papikian

Associate Professor

318C McAllister Building

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2003

Research Interests: Algebraic Number Theory

Cindy Parsons

Teaching Professor & Coordinator of Calculus

104C McAllister Building

814 865 7528

Thesis Adviser: George Andrews and Ae Ja Yee

Thesis Adviser: Robert Vaughan

Education: The University of Manchester

Research Interests: Graded and super geometry, mathematical physics

Yakov Pesin

Distinguished Professor

213 McAllister Building

814 865 0012

Education: Ph.D., Moscow State University, 1979

Research Interests: Dynamical systems, ergodic theory, Riemannian geometry, dimension Theory, mathematical and statistical physics

Anton Petrunin

Professor

333 McAllister Building

814 863 0931

Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995

Research Interests: Geometry

Mykhailo Potomkin

Assistant Research Professor

405 McAllister Building

814 863 9096

Thesis Adviser: Andrew Belmonte

Asok Ray

Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics

329 Reber Building

814 865 6377

Job Description: Visiting Dates: 8/29/18 - 5/15/19

Jan Reimann

Associate Professor

318B McAllister Building

Education: Ph.D., University of Heidelberg (Germany), 2004

Research Interests: Mathematical logic, algorithmic information theory, fractal geometry and geometric measure theory

Timothy Reluga

Associate Professor

424 McAllister Building

814 865 3883

Education: PhD, University of Washington Department of Applied Mathematics, 2004
BS, Tufts University, Majoring in Mathematics and Biology, 1998

Research Interests: Mathematical biology and applied mathematics

Johanna Ridder

Eberly Research Fellow

212 McAllister Building

814 863 9678

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2013

Research Interests: Euler equations, conservation laws

Thesis Adviser: Nigel Higson

Education: Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1961

Victoria Sadovskaya

Associate Professor

426 McAllister Building

814 863 4140

Education: Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2000

Research Interests: Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory

James Sellers

Professor and Associate Head for Undergraduate Studies

104L McAllister Building

814 865 7528

Thesis Adviser: David Bressoud

Thesis Title: A Generalization of the Partition Function

Degree Year: 1992

Career Bio: Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mathematics, Penn State

Education: Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1992

Research Interests: Number theory, partitions, enumerative combinatorics

Thesis Adviser: Yakov Pesin

Education: Ph.D., University of Oslo, 1998

Research Interests: Hyperbolic conservation laws, relaxation, partial differential equations, numerical simulation, numerical analysis, control theory

Stephen G. Simpson

Emeritus Professor of Mathematics

Office:N/A

+1 814 404 6176

Education: Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971

Research Interests: Mathematical logic, foundations of mathematics, recursion theory, set theory, combinatorics

Eric Simring

Assistant Teaching Professor

108 McAllister Building

814 867 5687

Stanley Smith

Associate Professor/ Director of Online Instruction

222 McAllister Building

814 867 2681

Education: Ph.D., University of Wyoming, 1992

Christine Stachniewicz

Assistant Teaching Professor

007 McAllister Building

814 865 3285

Mathieu Stienon

Professor

325 McAllister Building

814 865 3812

Job Description: Oversees the department budget office; maintains financial records; assists Faculty with research proposal preparation; coordinates office assignments, building repairs and maintenance; assigns key/card reader access for new employees.

Education: Ph.D.,Technion, 2013

Research Interests: Representation Theory

Sergei Tabachnikov

Professor

112 McAllister Building

Education: Ph.D., Moscow State University, 1987

Research Interests: Differential topology, dynamical systems, symplectic geometry and differential geometry

Qijun Tan

Graduate Student

430 McAllister Building

814 863 9121

Thesis Adviser: Nigel Higson

Education: B.S. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Fudan University, 2012

Research Interests: noncommutative geometry, representation of real semisimple Lie groups, Plancherel formula, symplectic geometry

Arkady Tempelman

Professor

326 Thomas Building

814 863 9024

Education: Ph.D., Vilnius State University, 1975

Research Interests: Ergodic theory, statistics

Thesis Adviser: Qiang Du

Job Description: Staff assistant to Jinchao Xu and Andrew Belmonte; coordinates departmental conferences; processes reimbursements; serves as back up for the receptionist.

Thesis Adviser: Federico Rodriguez Hertz

Education: B.Sc. in Mathematics & B.A. in Philosophy, KoĆ§ University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2016.

Research Interests: Dynamics

Leonid Vaserstein

Professor

215 McAllister Building

814 863 0584

Education: Ph. D., Moscow State University, 1969

Research Interests: Classical groups over rings and algebraic K-theory; number theory; operations research; systems with local interactions

Robert Vaughan

Professor

335 McAllister Building

Education: B. Sc., University of London, 1966

Research Interests: Analytic number theory

Thesis Adviser: Yakov Pesin

Education: BA in Mathematics: Hamilton College

Research Interests: Dynamical systems, smooth ergodic theory

Aissa Wade

Professor

317 McAllister Building

814 865 7311

Education: Ph.D., University Montpellier 2, France.

Research Interests: Differential Geometry; symplectic geometry; Poisson geometry; contact geometry.

Zhiren Wang

Assistant Professor

308 McAllister Building

Education: Ph.D. Princeton University, 2011

Research Interests: Ergodic theory; homogeneous dynamical systems

Thesis Adviser: Alberto Bressan

Daren Wei

Graduate Assistant

404 McAllister Building

814 863 9060

Thesis Adviser: Svetlana Katok

Education: B.S., Mathematics&B.S., Computer Science, Peking University, 2014

Research Interests: Dynamical systems, Ergodic theory, Slow entropy

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University, 1964

Linda Westrick

Assistant Professor

233 Mcallister Building

814 863 2738

Education: Ph.D., University of Idaho, 1988

Research Interests: evolutionary dynamics of human civilization

Job Description: Responsible for the general management of the department offices; act as personnel coordinator for the department; oversees faculty recruiting, hiring, promotion and tenure dossiers, second and fourth year reviews, leaves of absence, faculty activity reports, departmental committees, and departmental communications; coordinates departmental events and departmental development efforts.

Matthew Willyard

Associate Teaching Professor

001 McAllister Building

814 863 8500

Job Description: Financial Assistant in the Finance Office. Prepares financial forms, processes student appointments and payroll. Makes arrangements for visitors. Completes ERS travel reports for employees and visiting scholars. Reconciles P-card charges. Back-up for keys/card reader. Back up for facilities.

Thesis Adviser: Jason Morton

Thesis Adviser: Ludmil Zikatanov

Education: B.S. in Mathematics,University of Science and Technology of China,2014

Research Interests: Computational mathematics, multigrid method.

Thesis Adviser: Chun Liu

Thesis Adviser: Vladimir Itskov

Xiaojie Wu

Graduate Assistant

432 McAllister Building

814 863 3644

Thesis Adviser: Xiantao Li

Education: B.S. in Information and Computational Science, Wuhan University, 2011

Research Interests: Computational Mathematics, Computational Materials.

Jianchao Wu

Assistant Research Professor

309 McAllister Building

814 863 6398

Education: Ph.D., Emory University, 1995

Research Interests: Graph theory

Thesis Adviser: Ludmil Zikatanov

Jinchao Xu

Verne M. Willaman Professor

314 McAllister Building

814 865 1110

Education: Ph.D., Cornell University, 1989

Research Interests: Numerical methods for partial differential equations and applications

Ping Xu

Distinguished Professor

329 McAllister Building

814 865 3517

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1990

Research Interests: Symplectic geometry and mathematical physics

Education: Ph.D., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 2000

Research Interests: Partition theory, q-series, enumerative combinatorics, special functions

Thesis Adviser: Nigel Higson

Thesis Adviser: Andrew Belmonte

Education: Habilitation, Leningrad State University, 1986

Research Interests: Algebraic geometry, Number Theory

Agnieszka Zelerowicz

Graduate Assistant

404 McAllister Building

814 863 9060

Thesis Adviser: Yakov Pesin

Job Description: Assistant to the Department Head and Administrative Coordinator with various projects including all types of dossiers and sabbatical leaves; assists with award nominations; processes J1 and H1 visa paperwork for new hires; maintains some departmental informational lists; schedules appointments for the Department Head; assists the Director of the MASS Program; assists with recruiting efforts; provides information, procedures, and requirements for the MASS Program.

Thesis Adviser: Xiantao Li

Yuxi Zheng

Francis R. Pentz and Helen M. Pentz Professor of Science

229 McAllister Building

Education: Ph.D 1990 The University of California at Berkeley.

Research Interests: Partial Differential Equations

Ludmil Zikatanov

Professor and Associate Head for Computing

239 McAllister Building

Education: Ph.D. Sofia University, St. Kliment Ohridski, 1995

Research Interests: Computational Mathematics, Numerical Analysis

Albena Zikatanova

Assistant Teaching Professor

407 McAllister Building

814 863 9670