Graduate Student Thesis Advisers

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
Hannon, NathanMath, Ph.D.
Tam, PatrickMath, Ph.D.Infinite Matroids
Murray, JohnMath, Ph.D.Connections between the Tropical Vertex Group, Tropical Enumerative Invariants, and Relative Gromov-Witten Invariants
Mou, LangMath, Ph.D.Moduli of quiver representations and mirror symmetry
Bai, Zhaojun - Math
Zhou, YunshenApplied, Ph.D.Fitting distance matrices by nonlinear eigenvalue problems
D'Souza, Raissa
Snyder, JordanApplied, Ph.D.Dynamical systems and self-organization
De Loera, Jesus - Math
Haddock, JamieApplied, Ph.D.Iterative Projection Methods for Convex and Combinatorial Optimization
Silverstein, LilyMath, Ph.D.Computational commutative algebra
Fannjiang, Albert - Math
Li, LuApplied, Ph.D.Imaging through atmospheric turbulence using phase screens, phase retrieval, and algorithms for inverse problems
Zhang, ZheqingApplied, Ph.D.Solving phase retrieval by Douglas Rachford/ADMM method
Friedlander, Michael - Math
Goh, GabrielApplied, Ph.D.Convex optimization with applications to machine learning
Gorskiy, Evgeny - Math
Kivinen, OscarMath, Ph.D.Geometric representation theory
Guy, Robert - Math
Copos, CalinaApplied, Ph.D.Computational fluid dynamics with applications to cellular biology
Li, ChuanbinApplied, Ph.D.Numerical studies on the swimming behavior of microorganisms
Hass, Joel - Math
Luo, YanwenApplied, Ph.D.Computational geometry
Hunter, John - Math
Smothers, EvanMath, Ph.D.Degenerate dispersive equations and nonlinear Schrodinger equations
Shu, JingyangMath, Ph.D.Sharp front of SQG equation
Joy, Ken - Computer Science
Martinez, RobertoApplied, Ph.D.
Kapovich, Michael - Math
Dey, SubhadipMath, Ph.D.Spherical metric with conical singularities
Liu, BeibeiMath, Ph.D.Geometrically finite Kleinian group
Koeppe, Matthias - Math
Wang, JiaweiMath, Ph.D.Integer optimization
Kuperberg, Greg - Math
Samperton, EricMath, Ph.D.Computational complexity and low-dimensional topology
Hagemeyer, ColinMath, Ph.D. Quantum groups, related tensor categories called spiders, and their relationship with geometric representation theory
Ming, ShuangMath, Ph.D.Categorification of 3-Manifold Invariant and Quantum Algebra
Gallup, NathanielMath, Ph.D.Double complexes of complex and smooth manifolds
Lewis, Timothy - Math
Docken, SteffenApplied, Ph.D.Dynamics of cardiac electrophysiology, mathematical pharmacology
Chartrand, ThomasApplied, Ph.D.Mathematical neuroscience, dynamics of coupled oscillators
Nachtergaele, Bruno - Math
Cha, MatthewMath, Ph.D.Topologically ordered phases in infinite quantum spin systems
Osserman, Brian - Math
He, XiangMath, Ph.D.Lifting properties of (compactified) tropical intersections
Liu, WenMath, Ph.D.Generalization of Linked Grassmannian
Challenor, JohnMath, Ph.D.Linear Series in Positive Characteristic
Puckett, Elbridge Gerry - Math
Sollers, KeithApplied, Ph.D.Optimal placement of trades in securities market exchanges, with an emphasis on using machine-learning techniques to minimize transaction costs
Saito, Naoki - Math
Berrian, AlexanderApplied, Ph.D.Synchrosqueezing transform and adaptive time-frequency representations, with applications to data sonificatioTime-frequency analysis; audio signal processing
Shvarts, EugeneApplied, Ph.D.Theory and structure of social networks
Schilling, Anne - Math
Paramonov, KirillMath, Ph.D.Combinatorics of q,t-Catalan numbers and associated representation theory
Hawkes, GrahamMath, Ph.D.Crystal Bases
Schreiber, Sebastian - EVE
Cuello, WilliamApplied, Ph.D.Mathematical Ecology, Stochastic Models, and Multispecies Coexistence
Soshnikov, Alexander - Math
Xu, YuanyuanApplied, Ph.D.Spectral properties of large random matrices
Thompson, Abigail - Math
Lamb, KevinMath, Ph.D.Knot theory, 3-manifolds, Morse theory, and their associated combinatorial techniques
Weed, PatrickMath, Ph.D.Three-manifolds, knot theory, and combinatorial techniques
Vazirani, Monica - Math
Shin, GicheolMath, Ph.D.Combinatorial representation theory of rational Cherednik algebras and double affine Hecke algebras
Vazquez, Mariel - Math
Witte, ShawnMath, Ph.D.DNA Topology, classification of chiral knots, Monte Carlo algorithms
Wets, Roger - Math
Bassett, RobertMath, Ph.D.Stochastic and convex optimization in statistical estimation, variational analysis, convex duality and applications.
Xia, Qinglan - Math
Schiffman, BenjaminMath, Ph.D.Landscape Functions in ramified optimal transport systems from Eulerian and Lagrangian perspectives