# 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 |
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Babson, Eric - Math | |||

Murray, John | Math, Ph.D. | Connections between the Tropical Vertex Group, Tropical Enumerative Invariants, and Relative Gromov-Witten Invariants | |

Mou, Lang | Math, Ph.D. | quiver representations and cluster theory | |

Bai, Zhaojun - CS | |||

Lin, Chao-Ping | Applied, Ph.D. | Large sparse eigenvalue problems and the nonlinear eigenvalue problems arising from physical and engineering applications | |

Balasubramanian, Krishna - Statistics | |||

Nguyen, Anthony | Applied, Ph.D. | Stochastic Optimization | |

De Loera, Jesus - Math | |||

Zhang, Zhenyang | Math, Ph.D. | Combinatorial problems related to efficiency of the simplex method | |

Doty, Dave - Computer Science | |||

Haley, David | Applied, Ph.D. | Robust molecular programming, chemical reaction networks | |

Severson, Eric | Applied, Ph.D. | Molecular computation, chemical reaction networks, and distributed computing | |

Fan, Yueyue | |||

Liu, Ning | Applied, Ph.D. | ||

Fannjiang, Albert - Math | |||

Zhang, Zheqing | Applied, Ph.D. | Solving phase retrieval by Douglas Rachford/ADMM method | |

Fuchs, Elena - Math | |||

Litman, Matthew | Math, 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, Stella | Applied, Ph.D. | balanced (excitation and inhibition) rate-based and spike-based models for oculomotor integrator | |

Gravner, Janko - Math | |||

Liu, Xiaochen | Math, Ph.D. | robust periodic solutions in multi-state cellular automata | |

Hass, Joel - Math | |||

Wong, Ka Wai | Applied, Ph.D. | Computational geometry | |

Luo, Yanwen | Applied, Ph.D. | Computational geometry | |

Hastings, Alan | |||

Vogel, Kaela | Applied, Ph.D. | Time scale of transient dynamics of predator-prey food web networks | |

Meyer, Alexander | Applied, Ph.D. | Ecology and biology of coastal marine fish and invertebrate larvae | |

Hunter, John - Math | |||

Shu, Jingyang | Math, Ph.D. | Sharp front of SQG equation | |

Jacob, Adam - Math | |||

Harvie, Brian | Math, Ph.D. | Geometric evolution equations | |

Sheu, Norman | Math, Ph.D. | Complex differential geometry | |

Koeppe, Matthias - Math | |||

Wang, Jiawei | Math, Ph.D. | Integer optimization | |

Lewis, Timothy - Math | |||

Johnson, Carter | Applied, Ph.D. | Neuromechanics of locomotion in the nematode C. elegans | |

Li, Xiaodong | |||

Chen, Ji | Applied, Ph.D. | Machine learning theory | |

Liu, Fu - Math | |||

Lee, Yonggyu | Math, Ph.D. | polyhedra theory | |

Liu, Xin - Comp Sci | |||

Sollers, Keith | Applied, 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, Zhongruo | Applied, Ph.D. | Optimization algorithms and its application in machine learning | |

Morris, Ben - Math | |||

Senda, Alto | Math, Ph.D. | Mixing Times of Shuffles | |

Mulase, Motohico - Math | |||

Brown, Jennifer | Math, Ph.D. | Categorification, quantization, and the Hitchin moduli space of Higgs bundles. Quantum invariants of knots and 3-manifolds | |

Nachtergaele, Bruno - Math | |||

Reschke, Jake | Math, Ph.D. | Random operators and disordered quantum many-body systems | |

Moon, Alvin | Math, Ph.D. | Quantum many-body problems, operator algebras | |

Rademacher, Luis - Math | |||

Shu, Chang | Applied, Ph.D. | Algorithms and theoretical computer science. | |

Leroux, Brett | Math, Ph.D. | Discrete Geometry, Convexity, Polytopes, and k-sets | |

Romik, Dan - Math | |||

Scherer, Robert | Math, Ph.D. | ||

Saito, Naoki - Math | |||

Weber, David | Applied, Ph.D. | Scattering transform, applications to sonar classification, and theory of CNNs | |

Shao, Yiqun | Applied, Ph.D. | Wavelet transform on graph and further applications to matrices | |

Li, Haotian | Applied, Ph.D. | Natural graph wavelet and distance geometry of the Laplacian eigenfunctions | |

Schilling, Anne - Math | |||

Poh, Wencin | Math, Ph.D. | Crystal bases, symmetric functions. | |

Pan, Jianping | Math, Ph.D. | Crystals and symmetric functions | |

Schreiber, Sebastian - Evolution and Ecology | |||

Fleischer, Samuel | Applied, Ph.D. | Dynamical systems, eco-evo feedbacks, effects of parasites on community dynamics | |

Sharpnack, James - Stats | |||

Shemetov, Dmitry | Applied, Ph.D. | Information theory and establishing statistical limits in distributed systems with communication constraints. Development of graph-based machine learning algorithms | |

Soshnikov, Alexander - Math | |||

Aguirre, Ander | Math, Ph.D. | Linear statistics for random matrix ensembles | |

Sumpter, Joshua | Math, Ph.D. | Linear Statistics for Random Matrix Ensembles | |

Strohmer, Thomas - Math | |||

Sheng, Junda | Applied, Ph.D. | Semi-supervised Community Detection via Semidefinite Programming | |

Temple, (John) Blake - Math | |||

Alexander, Christopher | Applied, Ph.D. | General Relativistic Shock Wave Theory | |

Vazirani, Monica - Math | |||

Zhao, Yue | Math, Ph.D. | tableaux on periodic skew diagrams and the representations of double affined Hecke algebra | |

Walcott, Sam - Math | |||

Jarvis, Katelyn | Applied, Ph.D. | Mathematical modeling of the molecular mechanisms of muscle contraction | |

Xia, Qinglan - Math | |||

Zhou, Bohan | Applied, Ph.D. | Optimal mixing flow in passive mixing | |

Schiffman, Benjamin | Math, Ph.D. | Landscape Functions in ramified optimal transport systems from Eulerian and Lagrangian perspectives |