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
Hannon, NathanMath, Ph.D.
Murray, JohnMath, Ph.D.Connections between the Tropical Vertex Group, Tropical Enumerative Invariants, and Relative Gromov-Witten Invariants
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 - 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
Jacob, Adam - Math
Harvie, BrianMath, Ph.D.Geometric evolution equations
Sheu, NormanMath, Ph.D.Complex differential geometry
Kuperberg, Greg - Math
Okada, RuiMath, Ph.D.Quantum error correction and quantum metric spaces
Lewis, Timothy - Math
Rose, AdamApplied, Ph.D.
Meyer, EmilyApplied, Ph.D.cardiac pacemaking and modulation by the sympathetic nervous system
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
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.
Schultens, Jennifer - Math
Alameda, AndrewMath, Ph.D.low dimensional topology
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, 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.