UC Davis Mathematics

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
Murray, JohnMath, Ph.D.Connections between the Tropical Vertex Group, Tropical Enumerative Invariants, and Relative Gromov-Witten Invariants
Mou, LangMath, Ph.D.quiver representations and cluster theory
Bai, Zhaojun - Math
Zhou, YunshenApplied, Ph.D.Fitting distance matrices by nonlinear eigenvalue problems
Lin, Chao-PingApplied, Ph.D.Large sparse eigenvalue problems and the nonlinear eigenvalue problems arising from physical and engineering applications
Wright, WilliamMath, Ph.D.Continuous convex optimization and eigenvalue optimization with applications in phase retrieval and image processing
Balasubramanian, Krishna - Statistics
Nguyen, AnthonyApplied, Ph.D.Stochastic Optimization
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
Fan, Yueyue
Liu, NingApplied, Ph.D.
Fannjiang, Albert - Math
Zhang, ZheqingApplied, Ph.D.Solving phase retrieval by Douglas Rachford/ADMM method
Goldman, Mark - NPB
Dong, StellaApplied, Ph.D.balanced (excitation and inhibition) rate-based and spike-based models for oculomotor integrator
Gravner, Janko - Math
Liu, XiaochenMath, Ph.D.robust periodic solutions in multi-state cellular automata
Hass, Joel - Math
Luo, YanwenApplied, Ph.D.Computational geometry
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
Hunter, John - Math
Shu, JingyangMath, Ph.D.Sharp front of SQG equation
Jacob, Adam - Math
Sheu, NormanMath, Ph.D.Complex differential geometry
Harvie, BrianMath, Ph.D.Geometric evolution equations
Kapovich, Michael - Math
Dey, SubhadipMath, Ph.D.Spherical metric with conical singularities
Koeppe, Matthias - Math
Wang, JiaweiMath, Ph.D.Integer optimization
Kuperberg, Greg - Math
Gallup, NathanielMath, Ph.D.Double complexes of complex and smooth manifolds
Lewis, Timothy - Math
Johnson, CarterApplied, Ph.D. Neuromechanics of locomotion in the nematode C. elegans
Li, Xiaodong
Chen, JiApplied, Ph.D.Machine learning theory
Liu, Fu - Math
Lee, YonggyuMath, Ph.D.polyhedra theory
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
Ma, Shiqian - Math
Wang, ZhongruoApplied, Ph.D.Optimization algorithms and its application in machine learning
Morris, Ben - Math
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
Moon, AlvinMath, Ph.D.Quantum many-body problems, operator algebras
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
Romik, Dan - Math
Scherer, RobertMath, Ph.D.
Saito, Naoki - Math
Li, HaotianApplied, Ph.D.Natural graph wavelet and distance geometry of the Laplacian eigenfunctions
Weber, DavidApplied, Ph.D.Scattering transform, applications to sonar classification, and theory of CNNs
Shao, YiqunApplied, Ph.D.Wavelet transform on graph and further applications to matrices
Schilling, Anne - Math
Pan, JianpingMath, Ph.D.Crystals and symmetric functions
Poh, WencinMath, Ph.D.Crystal bases, symmetric functions.
Schreiber, Sebastian - Evolution and Ecology
Fleischer, SamuelApplied, Ph.D.Dynamical systems, eco-evo feedbacks, effects of parasites on community dynamics
Cuello, WilliamApplied, Ph.D.Mathematical Ecology, Stochastic Models, and Multispecies Coexistence
Sharpnack, James - Stats
Shemetov, DmitryApplied, Ph.D.Information theory and establishing statistical limits in distributed systems with communication constraints. Development of graph-based machine learning algorithms
Soshnikov, Alexander - Math
Sumpter, JoshuaMath, Ph.D.Linear Statistics for Random Matrix Ensembles
Temple, (John) 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
Vazquez, Mariel - Math
Witte, ShawnMath, Ph.D.DNA Topology, classification of chiral knots, Monte Carlo algorithms
Walcott, Sam - Math
Jarvis, KatelynApplied, Ph.D.Mathematical modeling of the molecular mechanisms of muscle contraction
Xia, Qinglan - Math
Schiffman, BenjaminMath, Ph.D.Landscape Functions in ramified optimal transport systems from Eulerian and Lagrangian perspectives