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 - CS
Lin, Chao-PingApplied, Ph.D.Large sparse eigenvalue problems and the nonlinear eigenvalue problems arising from physical and engineering applications
Balasubramanian, Krishna - Statistics
Nguyen, AnthonyApplied, Ph.D.Stochastic Optimization
De Loera, Jesus - Math
Zhang, ZhenyangMath, Ph.D.Combinatorial problems related to efficiency of the simplex method
Dimofte, Tudor - Math
Niu, WenjunMath, Ph.D.
Doty, Dave - Computer Science
Haley, DavidApplied, Ph.D.Robust molecular programming, chemical reaction networks
Severson, EricApplied, Ph.D.Molecular computation, chemical reaction networks, and distributed computing
Fan, Yueyue
Liu, NingApplied, Ph.D.
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
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
Hastings, Alan
Vogel, KaelaApplied, Ph.D.Time scale of transient dynamics of predator-prey food web networks
Meyer, AlexanderApplied, Ph.D.Ecology and biology of coastal marine fish and invertebrate larvae
Corcoran, CarlApplied, Ph.D.
Jacob, Adam - Math
Harvie, BrianMath, Ph.D.Geometric evolution equations
Sheu, NormanMath, Ph.D.Complex differential geometry
Koeppe, Matthias - Math
Wang, JiaweiMath, Ph.D.Integer optimization
Lewis, Timothy - Math
Meyer, EmilyApplied, Ph.D.cardiac pacemaking and modulation by the sympathetic nervous system
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
Lopes, Miles - Math
Chen, XiaotieApplied, Ph.D.Bootstrap methods for error analysis of randomized algorithms
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
Santhakumar, HamiltonMath, Ph.D.
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
Chen, HaolinApplied, Ph.D.
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
Pappe, JosephMath, Ph.D.Symmetric Functions and Crystal Bases
Pan, JianpingMath, Ph.D.Crystals and symmetric functions
Poh, WencinMath, Ph.D.Crystal bases, symmetric functions.
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
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, (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
Walcott, Sam - Math
Jarvis, KatelynApplied, Ph.D.Mathematical modeling of the molecular mechanisms of muscle contraction
Xia, Qinglan - Math
Sun, HaotianMath, Ph.D.