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
Wright, WilliamMath, Ph.D.Continuous convex optimization and eigenvalue optimization with applications in phase retrieval and image processing
D'Souza, Raissa
Snyder, JordanApplied, Ph.D.Dynamical systems and self-organization
De Loera, Jesus - Math
Hogan, ThomasMath, Ph.D.Applications of Computational Geometry to Clustering, Classification of Data, and Unsupervised Machine Learning
Silverstein, LilyMath, Ph.D.Computational commutative algebra
Doty, David - CS
Haley, DavidApplied, Ph.D.Robust molecular programming, chemical reaction networks
Fan, Yueyue
Liu, NingApplied, Ph.D.
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
Goldman, Mark - NPB
Dong, StellaApplied, Ph.D.balaneced (excitation and inhibition) rate-based and spike-based models for oculomotor integrator
Gorskiy, Evgeny - Math
Liu, BeibeiMath, Ph.D.Geometrically finite Kleinian group
Kivinen, OscarMath, Ph.D.Geometric representation theory
Gravner, Janko - Math
Liu, XiaochenMath, Ph.D.robust periodic solutions in multi-state cellular automata
Hass, Joel - Math
Wong, Ka WaiApplied, Ph.D.Computational geometry
Luo, YanwenApplied, Ph.D.Computational geometry
Hastings, Alan
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
Harvie, BrianMath, Ph.D.Geometric evolution equations
Sheu, NormanMath, Ph.D.Complex differential geometry
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
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
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
Morris, Ben - Math
Senda, AltoMath, Ph.D.Mixing Times of Shuffles
Nachtergaele, Bruno - Math
Reschke, JakeMath, Ph.D.Random operators and disordered quantum many-body systems
Moon, AlvinMath, Ph.D.Quantum many-body problems, operator algebras
Osserman, Brian - Math
Challenor, JohnMath, Ph.D.Linear Series in Positive Characteristic
Puckett, Elbridge Gerry - Math
Robey, JonathanApplied, Ph.D.Volume of Fluid methods with applications to geodynamics
Romik, Dan - Math
Scherer, RobertMath, Ph.D.
Saito, Naoki - Math
Shvarts, EugeneApplied, Ph.D.Theory and structure of social networks
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
Hawkes, GrahamMath, Ph.D.Crystal Bases
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.
Strohmer, Thomas - Math
Li, YangMath, Ph.D.
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
Lazarus, TynanMath, Ph.D.Fractal Geometry and Optimal Transportation with Adjustable Iterated Function Systems