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
Haley, DavidApplied, Ph.D.Robust molecular programming, chemical reaction networks
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
Meyer, AlexanderApplied, Ph.D.Ecology and biology of coastal marine fish and invertebrate larvae
Corcoran, CarlApplied, Ph.D.
Vogel, KaelaApplied, Ph.D.Time scale of transient dynamics of predator-prey food web networks
Jacob, Adam - Math
Harvie, BrianMath, Ph.D.Geometric evolution equations
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
Meyer, EmilyApplied, Ph.D.cardiac pacemaking and modulation by the sympathetic nervous system
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
Li, HaotianApplied, Ph.D.Natural graph wavelet and distance geometry of the Laplacian eigenfunctions
Schilling, Anne - Math
Poh, WencinMath, Ph.D.Crystal bases, symmetric functions.
Pappe, JosephMath, Ph.D.Symmetric Functions and Crystal Bases
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
Sumpter, JoshuaMath, 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
Vazirani, Monica - Math
Zhao, YueMath, Ph.D.tableaux on periodic skew diagrams and the representations of double affined Hecke algebra
Walcott, Sam - Math
Jarvis, KatelynApplied, Ph.D.Mathematical modeling of the molecular mechanisms of muscle contraction
Xia, Qinglan - Math
Sun, HaotianMath, Ph.D.