Experts in Subject: Mathematics

Algorithms, Combinatorics, Game theory, Mathemagician, Mathematics, Operations research

Art Benjamin

Arthur Benjamin, PhD, Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics, is recognized nationally for his ability to perform rapid mental calculations. He has lectured and performed for audiences around the world and is the only living American with a biography in The Great Mental Calculators, Past and Present. He has published several books on how to make […]

Biological swarming, Dynamical systems, Fluid mechanics, Mathematics

Andy Bernoff

Andrew Bernoff, PhD, Kenneth A. and Diana G. Jonsson Professor of Mathematics, has research interests that span fluid mechanics, swarming of insects, applications of dynamical systems, free boundary problems, mixing in fluids, asymptotics, thin fluid films and langmuir layers, self-similarity and scaling behavior, and stability theory for self-similar evolution. Media Contact Media Appearances Inside Philanthropy: […]

Cancer immunology, Computational fluid dynamics, Mathematical biology, Mathematics, Numerical linear algebra, Parallel computing

Lisette dePillis

Lisette de Pillis, PhD, Norman F. Sprague Jr. Professor of Life Sciences, professor of mathematics and department chair, is a recognized expert in the field of cancer immunology modeling. Passionate about using mathematics to seek solutions to real-world problems, she works with other mathematicians, biologists and oncologists to search for new ways to treat cancer patients […]

Big data analysis, Differential geometry, Geometric modeling and design, Industrial mathematics, Mathematics, Optimal big data to decision, Topology

Weiqing Gu

Weiqing Gu, PhD, specializes in differential geometry and topology, with applications to Big Data analysis, computer-aided design and robotics. Her research on the geometry of a manifold (e.g., a sphere or a Grassmann manifold) and in computational geometry directly applies to Big data-to-decision, fundamental problems in dynamics, control theory, robotics and computer graphics. For example, […]

Algebraic geometry, Diversity, Math education, Mathematics

Dagan Karp

Dagan Karp, PhD, focuses his research on algebraic geometry and Gromov-Witten theory. Gromov-Witten theory is an interdisciplinary subject, intersecting algebraic geometry, theoretical physics and string theory. His recent students Paul Riggins and Dhruv Ranganathan were among the first undergraduates to conduct research in this area; their work has been accepted for publication in Advances in […]

Applied mathematics, Biological and industrial mathematics, K-12 mathematics education, Mathematical modeling, Mathematics, Press communications, Women in STEM

Rachel Levy

Rachel Levy, PhD, researches applications of mathematics to biological and industrial problems. Levy’s work in fluid dynamics has included the motion of surfactants on thin liquid films, algorithms for coordination of remotely operated robots (mini-submarines) in an aquatic testbed, and the hydrodynamics of whale flukeprints.  New collaborations include the modeling of protein aggregation and the […]

Aviation security, Homeland security, Humanitarian logistics, Mathematics, Operations research, Terrorist network disruption

Susan Martonosi

Susan Martonosi, PhD, Joseph B. Platt Associate Professor of Mathematics, focuses her research on the application of operations research models and methodology to problems in homeland security and humanitarian logistics. Her work has included probabilistic models to guide aviation security policy related to passenger and cargo screening and shipping container screening policy; game theory, social […]

Algebraic voting theory, Harmonic analysis on finite groups, Mathematics

Michael Orrison

Michael Orrison, PhD, enjoys finding, exploring and describing novel applications of the representation theory of finite groups. For example, by using ideas from the representation theory of symmetric groups, he and his colleagues have been able to offer alternative explanations and extensions to various foundational ideas in voting theory and statistics. Orrison is one of the […]

Computation, Discrete mathematics, Mathematics, Probability

Nicholas Pippinger

Nicholas Pippenger, Ph.D., researches discrete mathematics and probability, as well as mathematical applications to communication theory and theoretical computer science. Prior to joining HMC, Pippenger taught computer science at Princeton University and University of British Columbia, where he was appointed to a Canada Research Chair. Prior to UBC, he worked for IBM, first as a […]

Algorithms, Game theory, Mathematical economics, Mathematics

Francis Su

Francis Su, PhD, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics, researches probability theory and random walks. Su looks at how quickly certain random processes “randomize,” in particular, discrete random walks on algebraic or geometric structures. Card shuffling is a natural example: how many shuffles does it take to randomize a deck of cards? He also studies the application […]

Data analytics, Mathematics, Modeling, Statistics, STEM outreach

Talithia Williams

Talithia Williams, PhD, develops statistical models which emphasize the spatial and temporal structure of data, and applies them to problems in the environment, She has partnered with the World Health Organization in developing a cataract model used to predict the cataract surgical rate for countries in Africa. Her research interests also include nonstationary covariance estimation […]

Applied mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics education, partial differential equations, teacher learning

Darryl Yong

Darryl Yong, PhD, focuses his research on secondary and tertiary mathematics education. He is primarily interested in how secondary-school mathematics teachers deepen their content knowledge for teaching, gain leadership skills, and learn new pedagogical strategies, particularly through peer communities. He serves on the steering committee for the Math for America Los Angeles, an organization that […]

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