# Ph.D. Graduates

Thesis Adviser: Gary Mullen

Thesis Title: "Orthogonal sets of Latin Squares and Class-r hypercubes generated by finite algebraic systems"

Degree Year: 2016

Career Bio: Visiting Assistant Professor, Franklin & Marshall College

Education: B.A. Mathematics and Physics, Franklin & Marshall College, 2010.

Research Interests: Latin squares, finite fields, transcendental number theory.

Thesis Adviser: Nathanial Brown

Degree Year: 2016

Career Bio: Postdoc, University of Muenster, Germany 2016 -

Research Interests: Operator Algebras

Yicong Ma

Thesis Adviser: Jinchao Xu

Thesis Title: "Fast Solvers for Incompressible MHD Systems"

Degree Year: 2016

Kurt Vinhage

Thesis Adviser: Anatole Katok

Thesis Title: Smooth rigidity of genuinely higher-rank homogeneous flows

Degree Year: 2016

Career Bio: NSF postdoctoral research fellow, University of Chicago, 2016 - present

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, Florida State University, 2010

Thesis Adviser: Alberto Bressan

Degree Year: 2016

Thesis Adviser: Victor Nistor and Anna Mazzucato

Degree Year: 2016

Research Interests: Option pricing

Thesis Adviser: Yuxi Zheng

Degree Year: 2016

Education: B.S.,Mathematics, Peking University

Thesis Adviser: Nigel Higson

Thesis Title: "C*-Algebras in Kirillov Theory"

Degree Year: 2015

Thesis Adviser: Qiang Du

Thesis Title: "Nonlocal models with convection effects"

Degree Year: 2015

Thesis Adviser: Nigel Higson

Thesis Title: "Quantization of affine coadjoint orbits"

Degree Year: 2015

Thesis Adviser: Jinchao Xu

Thesis Title: "General purpose compositional simulation for multiphase reactive flow with a fast linear solver"

Degree Year: 2015

Education: B.S.,Peking University

Research Interests: Reservoir Simulation

Degree Year: 2005

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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