Graduate Student Thesis Advisers

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Below is a list of currently active thesis advisers, and what topic each graduate student is studying.

Faculty Adviser Grad Student Degree Sought Student Research Focus
Babson, Eric - Math
Murray, JohnMath, Ph.D.Connections between the Tropical Vertex Group, Tropical Enumerative Invariants, and Relative Gromov-Witten Invariants
Bai, Zhaojun - CS
Lin, Chao-PingApplied, Ph.D.Large sparse eigenvalue problems and the nonlinear eigenvalue problems arising from physical and engineering applications
Balasubramanian, Krishna - Statistics
He, YeApplied, Ph.D.MCMC sampling algorithms
Carlsson, Erik - Math
Chou, RaymondMath, Ph.D.Schubert Calculus, Symmetric Functions
De Loera, Jesus - Math
Zhang, ZhenyangMath, Ph.D.Combinatorial problems related to efficiency of the simplex method
Dimofte, Tudor - Math
Niu, WenjunMath, Ph.D.Category of Line operators in 4d and 3d SUSY gauge theories
Doty, Dave - Computer Science
Severson, EricApplied, Ph.D.Molecular computation, chemical reaction networks, and distributed computing
Fannjiang, Albert - Math
Zhang, ZheqingApplied, Ph.D.Solving phase retrieval by Douglas Rachford/ADMM method
Fuchs, Elena - Math
Litman, MatthewMath, Ph.D.Approximation theory of numbers (backwards continued fractions, continued fractions, and rational approximations) and analytic number theory (expansions of number theoretic functions in orthogonal polynomials/coefficient asymptotics and super approximatio
Goldman, Mark - NPB
Dong, StellaApplied, Ph.D.balanced (excitation and inhibition) rate-based and spike-based models for oculomotor integrator
Guy, Robert - Math
Leathers, BrittanyApplied, Ph.D.More efficient Immersed Boundary methods for studying interactions between fluid and rigid bodies and other boundary value PDE
Hass, Joel - Math
Wong, Ka WaiApplied, Ph.D.Computational geometry
Hastings, Alan - Environmental Science and Policy
Corcoran, CarlApplied, Ph.D.
Vogel, KaelaApplied, Ph.D.Time scale of transient dynamics of predator-prey food web networks
Jacob, Adam - Math
Chan, Yu HinMath, Ph.D.Complex differential geometry
Sheu, NormanMath, Ph.D.Complex differential geometry
Kuperberg, Greg - Math
Okada, RuiMath, Ph.D.Quantum error correction and quantum metric spaces
Wu, HaihanMath, Ph.D.Jones-Wenzl Projector Expansions for g_2 and sp_4, Theta symbol and Tetrahedron symbol for rank two Lie Algebras.
Tran, AustinMath, Ph.D.
Lewis, Timothy - Math
Rose, AdamApplied, Ph.D.
Liu, Xin - Comp Sci
Sollers, KeithApplied, Ph.D.Optimal placement of trades in securities market exchanges, with an emphasis on using machine-learning techniques to minimize transaction costs
Lopes, Miles - Math
Chen, XiaotieApplied, Ph.D.Bootstrap methods for error analysis of randomized algorithms
Ma, Shiqian - Math
Li, JiaxiangApplied, Ph.D.Nonlinear and nonsmooth optimizations and their applications
Wang, ZhongruoApplied, Ph.D.Optimization algorithms and its application in machine learning
Morris, Ben - Math
Santhakumar, HamiltonMath, Ph.D.
Senda, AltoMath, Ph.D.Mixing Times of Shuffles
Mulase, Motohico - Math
Brown, JenniferMath, Ph.D. Categorification, quantization, and the Hitchin moduli space of Higgs bundles. Quantum invariants of knots and 3-manifolds
Nachtergaele, Bruno - Math
Reschke, JakeMath, Ph.D.Random operators and disordered quantum many-body systems
Rademacher, Luis - Math
Shu, ChangApplied, Ph.D.Algorithms and theoretical computer science.
Leroux, BrettMath, Ph.D.Discrete Geometry, Convexity, Polytopes, and k-sets
Chen, HaolinApplied, Ph.D.Tensor problems with application to Gaussian mixtures and foundation of data sciences
Saito, Naoki - Math
Shvarts, EugeneApplied, Ph.D.Theory and structure of social networks
Weber, DavidApplied, Ph.D.Scattering transform, applications to sonar classification, and theory of CNNs
Schilling, Anne - Math
Pappe, JosephMath, Ph.D.Symmetric Functions and Crystal Bases
Poh, WencinMath, Ph.D.Crystal bases, symmetric functions.
Schultens, Jennifer - Math
Alameda, AndrewMath, Ph.D.low dimensional topology
Sharpnack, James - Statistics
Sheng, StephenApplied, Ph.D.Deep Learning and its applications. Development of unsupervised and semi-supervised learning techniques for machine learning
Soshnikov, Alexander - Math
Aguirre, AnderMath, Ph.D.Linear statistics for random matrix ensembles
Strohmer, Thomas - Math
Sheng, JundaApplied, Ph.D.Semi-supervised Community Detection via Semidefinite Programming
Temple, Blake - Math
Alexander, ChristopherApplied, Ph.D.General Relativistic Shock Wave Theory
Xia, Qinglan - Math
Sun, HaotianMath, Ph.D.