# Full Department Directory

Research Interests: Visiting Dates: 12/1/16-5/9/17

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

+1 814 865 6642

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

Research Interests: Number theory, partitions

Thesis Adviser: Kirsten Eisentraeger

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

Education: Ph.D., Yale University, 1947

Alok Bakshi

Graduate Assistant

009 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 9672

Thesis Adviser: Nigel Higson

Research Interests: Geometry, Representation Theory and Physics

Shilpak Banerjee

Graduate Assistant

010 McAllister Building

+1 814 863-9675

Thesis Adviser: Anatole Katok

Augustin Banyaga

Distinguished Senior Scholar

303 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 2736

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

Research Interests: Symplectic, contact geometry and topology

Thesis Adviser: Ludmil Zikatanov

Paul Baum

Evan Pugh University Professor

312 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 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

Lecturer

006 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 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

+1 814 865 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

Instructor

401 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 9020

Leonid Berlyand

Professor

337 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 9683

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

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

Research Interests: Visiting Dates: 9/1/16-8/31/17

Research Interests: Visiting Dates: 9/1/16-8/31/17

Stephanie Blanda

Graduate Teaching Assistant

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: Staff assistant for the Undergraduate Office. Works with SRTEs, course reviews, and online courses.

Research Interests: scientific computing and numerical analysis

James Brannick

Associate Professor

311 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 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

+1 814 865 7104

Education: Ph.D., Cornell University, 1970

Research Interests: Number theory, transcendence

Job Description: Staff assistant in the Undergraduate Office. Provides information to students and faculty regarding the Undergraduate Program, maintains schedule of classes, and web pages.

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

Research Interests: Geometry, Dynamical Systems, Algorithmic Complexity

Eli Byrne

Research Associate and Assistant Professor of Mathematics

006 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 4343

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

Research Interests: Game Theory, Optimization, Mathematical Modeling

Shuhao Cao

Research Associate

210 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 8578

Education: Ph.D., Purdue University, 2014

Research Interests: Adaptive Finite Element Method for Partial Differential Equations

Thesis Adviser: James Brannick

Education: B.S. Nankai University, 2010

Wenwu Cao

Professor

339 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 8895

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

Research Interests: Applied mathematics, computer simulations, materials sciences

Jeffrey Case

Assistant 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

Thesis Adviser: Jinchao Xu

Dong Chen

Graduate Assistant

402 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 9036

Thesis Adviser: Dmitri Burago

Long-Qing Chen

Donald W. Hamer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

N229 Millennium Science Complex

+1 814 863 8101

Education: Ph.D., MIT, 1990

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

Research Interests: Visiting Dates: 9/10/15-9/30/16

Yiren Chen

Visiting PhD student

428A McAllister Building

+1 814 865 8440

Research Interests: Visiting Dates: 9/1/16-9/1/17

Xiaohang Chen

Graduate Assistant

008 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 2471

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

Research Interests: Visiting Dates: 9/1/16-9/1/17

Job Description: Staff assistant for some faculty members and for conferences. Processes reimbursements.

Thesis Adviser: Zhiren Wang and Federico Rodriguez Hertz

Jessica Conway

Assistant Professor

332 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 9125

Education: Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2008

Thesis Adviser: Winnie Li

Francesco Costanzo

Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics and Mathematics

+1 814 863 2030

Research Interests: Visiting Dates: 11/15/16-11/15/17

Carina Curto

Associate Professor

331 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 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

+1 814 863 9124

Education: Ph.D., Erlangen University, 1972

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

Frank Deutsch

Emeritus

406 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 3844

Education: Ph.D., Brown University, 1966

Research Interests: Approximation theory, functional analysis

Antonio Di Teodoro

Lecturer

412 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 3210

Education: Ph.D in pure mathematics at the Universidad Simon Bolivar-Venezuela (2010)

Research Interests: Hypercomplex analysis (Clifford, Quaternionic and complex analysis), Partial differential equations in hypercomplex analysis.

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

Thesis Adviser: Anatole Katok

Qiang Du

Professor

239 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 3674

Education: B. S., Univ. of Science & Technology of China, 1983

Research Interests: Computational and Applied Mathematics,

Nicholas Early

Lecturer

212 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 9678

Research Interests: Mathematical Physics, Combinatorics, Higher Representation Theory

Ryan Eberhart

Lecturer

001 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 8500

Education: Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 2013

Research Interests: Algebraic geometry, arithmetic geometry, Galois theory

Kirsten Eisentraeger

Professor

330 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 4127

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

Research Interests: Number theory, arithmetic geometry

Alena Erchenko

Graduate Student

016 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 8951

Thesis Adviser: Anatole Katok

Research Interests: Dynamical Systems

Thesis Adviser: Nigel Higson and John Roe

Thesis Adviser: Mihran Papikian

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

+1 814 863 8665

Education: Ph.D., UCLA, 1966

Research Interests: Potential theory, complex variables and differential geometry

Research Interests: Visiting from 10/1/16-1/31/18

Moisey Guysinsky

Senior Lecturer

112A McAllister Building

+1 814 865 7527

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

Research Interests: Dynamical Systems

James Hager

Senior Lecturer and Assistant Director for Undergraduate Education

211 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 7527

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

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

Steven Hair

Lecturer & Coordinator of First Year Courses

104A McAllister Building

+1 814 865 7528

Education: Ph.D. Penn State University, 2010

Ahmadreza Hajsaeedisadegh

Graduate Assistant

008 McAllister Building

+1 814-865-2471

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

Becky Halpenny

Administrative Support Assistant

104G McAllister Building

+1 814 865 7529

Job Description: Staff Assistant for the Graduate Studies Program. Oversee and manage all aspects of graduate admissions. Maintain student records, monitor student progress. Assist with the scheduling of graduate courses, process curriculum changes. Collect payroll information, prepare I-9 forms and process graduate assistantship appointments.

Degree Year: 2005

Research Interests: Harmonic analysis, number theory and combinatorics

John Harlim

Associate Professor

214 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 9024

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

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

Thesis Adviser: Sergei Tabachnikov

Education: Ph.D. Candidate in Computational Mathematics, Peking University, 2014 -- present

Research Interests: Finite element methods and its applications

Diane Henderson

Professor

002 McAllister Building

+1 814 867 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

Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising & Senior Lecturer

104E McAllister Building

+1 814 865 7528

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

Thesis Adviser: George Andrews and Ae Ja Yee

Job Description: Types, processes, packages, and distriubes exams including makeups, conflict, and disability exams. Works closely with coordinators. Hires proctors and graders.

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: Anatole Katok

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

Oleksandr Iaroshenko

Graduate Assistant

404 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 9060

Thesis Adviser: Leonid Berlyand

Vladimir Itskov

Associate Professor

226 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 1613

Education: Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 2002

Research Interests: Applied algebraic topology, and geometry.

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

Sara Jamshidi

Graduate Assistant

419 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 9049

Thesis Adviser: Jason Morton

Research Interests: Applied Category Theory, Applied Algebraic Geometry, Machine Learning

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

Kris Jenssen

Professor

202 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 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

+1 814 865 5181

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

Research Interests: Dynamical Systems, Ergodic Theory, Geometry

Anatole Katok

Raymond N. Shibley Professor

301 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 2266

Education: M. A., Moscow State University, 1965

Research Interests: Ergodic theory and dynamical systems, geometry, analysis

Svetlana Katok

Professor and Associate Head for Graduate Studies

302 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 0628

Education: M. A., Moscow State University, 1969

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

Job Description: Staff assistant in the Undergraduate Office. Provides information to students and faculty regarding the Undergraduate Program, course reviews, student evaluations, and online courses.

Arkadz Kirshtein

Graduate Assistant

413 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 9126

Thesis Adviser: Chun Liu and James Brannick

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

Job Description: Math 250 Office hours: MW 3:35pm-4:25pm and by appointment

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

Hai Le

Graduate Assistant

019 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 9050

Research Interests: Probability, Partial Differential Equations

Mark Levi

Professor and Associate Head for Administration

236 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 3661

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

Thesis Adviser: Jack Hiuzenga

Research Interests: Algebraic geometry

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

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

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

Xiantao Li

Professor

219C McAllister Building

+1 814 863 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.

Wen-Ching W. Li

Distinguished Professor

326 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 1669

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

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

Thesis Adviser: Ping Xu and Mathieu Stienon

David Little

Senior Lecturer

403 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 3329

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

Research Interests: Combinatorics

Chun Liu

Professor

321 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 3611

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

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

Thesis Adviser: Anatole Katok and Zhiren Wang

Research Interests: Co-adviser: Zhiren Wang

Lyle Long

Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mathematics

+1 814 865 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

Lina Ma

Research Associate

203 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 3783

Education: Ph.D. Purdue University 2014

Richard Mansfield

Emeritus

433 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 3647

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University, 1970

Anna Mazzucato

Professor

305 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 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

Matthew Mizuhara

Graduate Assistant

010 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 9675

Thesis Adviser: Leonid Berlyand

Peter Morris

Emeritus

406 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 3844

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

Research Interests: Banach Spaces, Approximation Theory

Travis Morrison

Graduate Assistant

012 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 1271

Thesis Adviser: Kirsten Eisentraeger

Jason Morton

Associate Professor

219B McAllister Building

+1 814 863 0444

Hossein Movahedi-Lankarani

Professor Penn State Altoona

224 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 9118

Gary Mullen

Professor

304 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 2312

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

Research Interests: Finite fields and combinatorics

Education: PhD Carnegie Mellon University 2016

Research Interests: Applied Analysis, PDE

Bharath Narayanan

Lecturer

410 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 5220

Toan T. Nguyen

Assistant Professor

238 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 4123

Education: Ph.D., Indiana University, 2009

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

Thesis Adviser: Qiang Du

Alexei Novikov

Professor

233 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 2738

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

Research Interests: Analysis

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

Research Interests: Higher representation theory, combinatorics, operator algebras

Guodong (Gordon) Pang

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

363 Leonhard Building

+1 814 863 1001

Mihran Papikian

Associate Professor

318C McAllister Building

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

Research Interests: Algebraic Number Theory

Thesis Adviser: Jan Reimann

Cindy Parsons

Senior Lecturer & Coordinator of Calculus

104C McAllister Building

+1 814 865 7528

Thesis Adviser: George Andrews and Ae Ja Yee

Thesis Adviser: Robert Vaughan

Yakov Pesin

Distinguished Professor

213 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 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

+1 814 863 0931

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

Research Interests: Geometry

Mykhailo Potomkin

Instructor

405 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 9096

Thesis Adviser: Andrew Belmonte

Asok Ray

Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics

329 Reber Building

+1 814 865 6377

Education: Associate Degree, Legal Program, Centre Business School

Job Description: Administrative Assistant to the Department Head. Responsible for the general management of the department offices and personnel coordinator for the department.

Jan Reimann

Assistant 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

Tim Reluga

Associate Professor

424 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 3883

Education: Ph.D., University of Washington, 2004

Research Interests: Mathematical biology and applied mathematics

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

Research Interests: Euler equations, conservation laws

Education: D. Phil, Oxford University, 1984

Research Interests: Coarse geometry, index theorems, operator algebras, non-commutative geometry, topology, analysis

Thesis Adviser: Nigel Higson

Thesis Adviser: George Andrews

Thesis Adviser: Federico Rodriguez Hertz

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

Jason Rute

Research Associate

421 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 4125

Education: Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2013

Research Interests: Mathematical logic, algorithmic randomness, effective probability theory, dynamical systems.

Victoria Sadovskaya

Associate Professor

426 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 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

+1 814 865 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

Research Interests: Visiting Dates: 1/14/16-1/5/17

Research Interests: Visiting Dates: 1/14/16- 1/5/17

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

Research Interests: Visiting Dates: 12/20/16-12/31/17

Research Interests: Visiting Dates: 2/11/16-2/11/17

Stephen G. Simpson

Emeritus Professor of Mathematics

+1 814 404 6176

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

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

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

Research Interests: Visiting Dates: 12/20/16-12/31/17

Christine Stachniewicz

Senior Instructor

007 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 3285

Job Description: Receptionist for the administrative complex, maintains directory, works with purchasing cards and group meals, process the mail, and orders supplies.

Mathieu Stienon

Professor

325 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 3812

Job Description: Financial assistant in the Finance Office. Supervises office staff, prepares financial reports, approves financial forms, assists with research grants, and processes appointments. Facility contact for Department. Serves as key custodian and card reader access for Department.

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

411 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 9120

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

Adam Telatovich

Graduate Assistant

411 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 9120

Thesis Adviser: Xiantao Li

Education: B.S. Mathematics, Baylor University, 2013.

Research Interests: Numerical Analysis

Arkady Tempelman

Professor

326 Thomas

+1 814 863 9024

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

Research Interests: Ergodic theory, statistics

Thesis Adviser: Qiang Du

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

Research Interests: Dynamics

Leonid Vaserstein

Professor

215 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 0584

Education: M. A., Moscow State University, 1966

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

Ramon Vera

Research Associate

431 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 9127

Aissa Wade

Professor

317 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 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

Daren Wei

Graduate Assistant

404 McAllister Building

Thesis Adviser: Anatole Katok

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

Research Interests: Dynamical systems, Ergodic theory, Slow entropy

Thesis Adviser: Alberto Bressan

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University, 1964

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

Research Interests: evolutionary dynamics of human civilization

Job Description: Financial Assistant 3 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.

Jianchao Wu

Postdoc

309 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 6398

Shuonan Wu

Research Associate

316 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 9035

Thesis Adviser: Vladimir Itskov

Thesis Adviser: Xiantao Li

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

Research Interests: Computational Mathematics, Computational Materials.

Education: Ph.D., Emory University, 1995

Research Interests: Graph theory

Ernest Xia

Visiting Associate Professor

232E McAllister Building

+1 814 863 8590

Research Interests: Visiting Dates: 3/15/16-3/14/17

Jinchao Xu

Verne M. Willaman Professor

314 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 1110

Education: Ph.D., Cornell University, 1989

Research Interests: Numerical methods for partial differential equations and applications

Ping Xu

Distinguished Professor

329 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 3517

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

Research Interests: Symplectic geometry and mathematical physics

Thesis Adviser: Ludmil Zikatanov

Yong Yang

Postdoc

316 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 9059

Olivia Yao

Visiting Associate Professor

232D McAllister Building

+1 814 863 8590

Research Interests: Visiting Dates: 3/15/16-3/14/17

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

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

Thesis Adviser: Andrew Belmonte

Research Interests: Visiting Dates: 8/15/16-8/14/18

Thesis Adviser: Qiang Du

Education: Habilitation, Leningrad State University, 1986

Research Interests: Algebraic geometry, Number Theory

Aleksey Zelenberg

Instructor

005 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 8937

Thesis Adviser: Nate Brown

Thesis Title: "Rokhlin dimension for C*-correspndences"

Degree Year: 2015

Education: B.S. in Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, 2009

Research Interests: Operator Algebras

Thesis Adviser: Yakov Pesin

Stephanie Zerby

Administrative Support Assistant

107 McAllister Building

+1 814 865 7520

Job Description: Staff assistant for the Department Head, works with the promotion and tenure process, annual reviews, processes visa for employees, award nominations, and tracks various information for the department.

Thesis Adviser: Xiantao Li

Hongxuan Zhang

Graduate Assistant

416 McAllister Building

+1 814 863 8676

Thesis Adviser: Jinchao Xu

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

Research Interests: Algebraic multigrid method (AMG) and its application.

Thesis Adviser: Anna Mazzucato and Victor Nistor

Education: B.S. Nankai Univerisity 2011

Research Interests: PDE

Thesis Adviser: Manfred Denker

Yuxi Zheng

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

107J 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

310 McAllister Building

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

Research Interests: Computational Mathematics, Numerical Analysis