Experts in Subject: Mathematics

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

Art Benjamin

Arthur Benjamin, PhD, 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 math both fun and easy. […]

Biological swarming, Dynamical systems, Fluid mechanics, Mathematics

Andy Bernhoff

Andrew Bernoff, PhD, is chair of the Department of Mathematics. Bernoff’s research interests 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 A Primer of Swarm Equilibria presented […]

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

Lisette dePillis

Lisette de Pillis, Ph.D., 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 and those infected with HIV. De Pillis researches a broad range of application […]

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 […]

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 […]

Algorithms, Game theory, Mathematical economics, Mathematics

Francis Su

Francis Su, PhD, 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 of combinatorics and topology […]

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