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Recent Ph.D. Graduates

Cuong Ngo

 

Graduation date:  Spring 2017

Research area:  Numerical Analysis

Thesis title:  Moving Mesh Methods for Numerical Solution of Porous Medium Equations

Thesis advisor:  Weizhang Huang

First job:  Visiting Assistant Professor, Bethany College
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Biswajit Rajaguru

 

Graduation date:  Spring 2017

Research area:  Algebraic Geometry

Thesis title:  Projective Normality for Some Families of Surfaces of General Type

Thesis advisor:  Bangere Purnaprajna

First job:  
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Su Chen Kang

 

Graduation date:  Spring 2017

Research area:  Operator Algebras

Thesis title:  Quantum Families of Maps

Thesis advisor:  Albert Sheu

First job:  
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Andrew Steyer

Graduation date: Summer 2016
Research area: Numerical Analysis
Thesis title: A Lyapunov Exponent Based Stability Theory for Ordinary Differential Equation Initial Value Problem Solvers
Thesis advisor: Erik Van Vleck
First job: Postdoctoral Researcher, Sandia National Lab
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Grant Serio

Graduation date: Summer 2016
Research area: Algebra
Thesis title: Multiplicities in Commutative Algebra
Thesis advisor: Dan Katz
First job: Lecturer, University of Kansas
Current job: National Security Agency
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Leonard Huang

Graduation date: Spring 2016
Research area: Analysis
Thesis title: Generalized Fixed-Point Algebras for Twisted C*-Dynamical Systems
Thesis advisor: Albert Sheu
First job: Burnett C. Meyer Postdoctoral Instructor, University of Colorado, Boulder
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Chen Su

Graduation date: Spring 2016
Research area: Probability and Numerical Analysis
Thesis title: Some Studies on Parameter Estimations
Thesis advisors: Yaozhong Hu and Xuemin Tu
First job: Quantitative Analyst, Wells Fargo Securities, Charlotte, NC
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Yanghui Liu

Graduation date: Spring 2016
Research area: Probability
Thesis title: Numerical Solutions of Rough Differential Equations and Stochastic Differential Equations
Thesis advisor: David Nualart and Yaozhong Hu
First job: Golomb Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Purdue University
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John Reynolds

Graduation date: Spring 2016
Research area: Topology
Thesis title: Convergence Properties of Hausdorff Closed Spaces
Thesis advisor: Jack Porter
First job: Visiting Assistant Professor, Hendrix College, Conway, AR

Tony Se

Graduation date: Spring 2016
Research area: Algebra
Thesis title: Depth and Associated Primes of Modules Over a Ring
Thesis advisor: Hailong Dao
First job: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi
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Shalan Alkarni

Graduation date: Spring 2016
Research area: Algebra
Thesis title: Three Dimensional Jacobian Derivations and Divisor Class Groups
Thesis advisor: Jeff Lang
First job: Assistant Professor, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
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Zheng Han

Graduation date: Fall 2015
Research area: Probability
Thesis title: Reflected Diffusions and Application to Finance
Thesis advisor: Yaozhong Hu
First job: PhD student in finance, School of Business, University of Kansas
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Xi Li

Graduation date: Fall 2015
Research area: Dynamical Systems
Thesis title: Dynamics of a Degenerate Fokker-Planck Equation and its Applications
Thesis advisor: Weishi Liu
First job: Quantitative Analyst, Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka, Kansas

Guannan Hu

Graduation date: Fall 2015
Research area: Probability
Thesis title: Fractional Diffusion in Gaussian Noisy Environment
Thesis advisor: Yaozhong Hu
First job: Employment status unknown

Lucas Chaffee

Graduation date: Spring 2015
Research area: Analysis
Thesis title: Commutators of Multilinear Singular Integral Operators with Pointwise Multiplication
Thesis advisor: Rodolfo Torres
First job: Visiting Assistant Professor, Western Washington University
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Cody Clifton

Graduation date: Spring 2015
Research area: Probability
Thesis title: A Stochastic System Model for PageRank: Parameter Estimation and Adaptive Control
Thesis advisor: Bozenna Pasik-Duncan
First job: Marketing Specialist, Adpearance, Portland, Oregon
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Billy Sanders

Graduation date: Spring 2015
Research area: Algebra
Thesis title: Categorical and Homological Aspects of Module Theory over Commutative Rings
Thesis advisor: Hailong Dao
First job: Postdoctoral Fellow, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
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Khoa Le 

Graduation date: Spring 2015
Research area: Probability
Thesis title: Nonlinear Integrals, Diffusions in Random Environments and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations
Thesis advisor: Yaozhong Hu
First job: Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute / Universities of Calgary and Alberta, Canada
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Jingyu Huang

Graduation date: Spring 2015
Research area: Probability
Thesis title: Stochastic Partial Differential Equations Driven by Colored Noise
Thesis advisor: Yaozhong Hu and David Nualart
First job: Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute / University of Utah
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William Espenschied

Graduation date: Fall 2014
Research area: Combinatorics
Thesis title: Graphs of polytopes
Thesis advisor: Margaret Bayer
First job: Mathematics Adjunct, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida
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Alex Console 

Graduation date: Fall 2013
Research area: Analysis
Thesis title: Limit domains in several complex variables
Thesis advisor: Estela Gavosto
First job: Lecturer, University of Kansas
Current position: Data Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton, Norfolk, VA
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Daniel Harnett

Graduation date: Summer 2013
Research area: Probability and Statistics
Thesis title: Central limit theorems for some symmetric stochastic integrals
Thesis advisor: David Nualart
First job: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
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Mingji Zhang

Graduation date: Summer 2013
Research area: Applied Mathematics
Thesis title: Dynamics of Poisson-Nernst-Planck system and applications to ionic channels
Thesis advisor: Weishi Liu
First job: Research Postdoc, Michigan State University
Current position: Assistant professor, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
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Jarod Hart

Graduation date: Spring 2013
Research area: Harmonic Analysis
Thesis title: Bilinear Littlewood-Paley square functions and singular integrals
Thesis advisor: Rodolfo Torres
First job: Research Assistant Professor, Wayne State University
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Kansas
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Fei Lu

Graduation date: Spring 2013
Research area: Probability
Thesis title: Some applications of Malliavin calculus to SPDE and convergence of densities
Thesis advisor: Yaozhong Hu and David Nualart
First job: Mathematics Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Current position: Same
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Pedro Lei

Graduation date: Fall 2012
Research area: Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
Thesis title: On the self-similar Gaussian processes
Thesis advisor: David Nualart
Current position: Quantitative Operations Associate, Bank of America, Wilmington, DE
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Maila Brucal Hallare

Graduation date: Fall 2012
Research area: Numerical Analysis
Thesis title: Solutions of lattice differential equations over inhomogeneous media
Thesis advisor: Erik Van Vleck
First job: Assistant Professor, Thomas Nelson Community College
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Charles Lamb

Graduation date: Fall 2012
Research area: Numerical Anlaysis
Thesis title: Neutral equations of mixed type
Thesis advisor: Erik Van Vleck
First job: Assistant Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Current position: Same
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Seungly Oh

Graduation date: Summer 2012
Research area: Partial Differential Equations
Thesis title: Normal Form Approach for Dispersive Equations with Low-Regularity Data
Thesis advisor: Atanas Stefanov
First job: Postdoc, University of Missouri
Current position: Assistant Professor, Western New England University
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Branden Stone

Graduation date: Summer 2012
Research area: Commutative Algebra
Thesis title: Super-stretched and countable Cohen-Macauley type
Thesis advisor: Craig Huneke
First job: Visiting Assistant Professor, Bard College
Current position: Assistant Professor at Adelphi University
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Timothy Dorn

Graduation date: Spring 2012
Research area: Differential Equations
Thesis title: Shear flows in liquid crystal models
Thesis advisor: Weishi Liu
First job: Assistant Professor, North Georgia College and State University
Current position: National Security Agency

Xianping Li

Graduation date: Fall 2011
Research area: Numerical Anlaysis
Thesis title: Anisotropic mesh adaptation for the finite element solution of anisotropic diffusion problems
Thesis advisor: Weizhang Huang
First job: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Central Arkansas
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Missouri-Kansas City
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Thomas Enkosky

Graduation date: Summer 2011
Research area: Combinatorics
Thesis title: Enumerative and algebraic aspects of slope varieties
Thesis advisor: Jeremy Martin
First job: Visiting Assistant Professor, US Coast Guard Academy
Current position: Lecturer, Boston University
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Aslihan Demirkaya

Graduation date: Spring 2011
Research area: Partial Differential Equations
Thesis title:  Long-time behavior and the stability of special solutions of nonlinear partial differential equations
Thesis advisor: Milena Stanislavova
First job: Assistant Professor, University of Hartford
Current position: Same
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Brandon Humpert

Graduation date: Spring 2011
Research area: Combinatorics
Thesis title: Polynomials associated with graph colorings and orientations
Thesis advisor: Jeremy Martin
Current position: Data Engineer, GoFundMe, Redwood City, CA
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Daniel McNeill

Graduation date: Spring 2011
Research area: Topology
Thesis title: Properties of H-sets, Katetov spaces, and H-closed extensions with countable remainder
Thesis advisor: Jack Porter
First job: Visiting Assistant Professor, Montana Tech
Current position: Research Postdoc, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria in Milan, Itay
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Xiaoming Song

Graduation date: Spring 2011
Research area: Stochastic Processes
Thesis title: Backward stochastic differential equations and stochastic differential equations driven by fractional Brownian motion and their numerical solutions
Thesis advisors: Yaozhong Hu and David Nualart
First job: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of North Carolina
Current position:Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Drexel University 
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Yiannis Zachariou

Graduation date: Spring 2011
Research area: Stochastic Processes
Thesis title: Identification and adaptive control methods for some stochastic systems
Thesis advisor: Bozenna Pasik-Duncan
First Job: Network Planner, Sprint Nextel Corporation
Current position: Data Scientist Consultant, Amdocs
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Erika Ward

Graduation date: Summer 2010
Research area: Analysis
Thesis title: New estimates in harmonic analysis for mixed Lebesgue spaces  
Thesis advisors: Rodolfo H. Torres 
First job: Visiting Assistant Professor, Jacksonville University
Current position: Assistant Professor, Jacksonville University
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Jian V. Song

Graduation date: Spring 2010
Research area: Probability
Thesis title: Some topics on the fractional Brownian motion and stochastic partial differential equations
Thesis advisors: David Nualart and Yaozhong Hu 
First job: Triennial Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Hong Kong
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Ananthnarayan Hariharan

Graduation date: Summer 2009
Research area: Algebra
Thesis title: Approximating Artinian rings by Gorenstein rings and 3-standardness of the maximal ideal
Thesis advisor: Craig Huneke
First job: Postdoctoral position, University of Nebraska
Current position: Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
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Kabe Moen

Graduation date: Spring 2009
Research area: Analysis
Thesis title: Linear and multilinear fractional operators: weighted inequalities, sharp bounds, and other properties
Thesis advisors: Rodolfo H. Torres and Carlos Perez
First job: William Chauvenet Postdoctoral Lecturer, Washington University in St. Louis
Current position: Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of Alabama
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Jila Niknejad

Graduation date: Spring 2009
Research area: Topology
Thesis title: Some Properties of Realcompact Subspaces and Coarser Normal Spaces
Thesis advisor: Jack Porter
First job: Lecturer, University of Kansas 
Current position: Same
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Lynne Christine Yengulalp

Graduation date: Spring 2009
Research area: Topology
Thesis title: Coarser connected topologies and non-normality points
Thesis advisor: William Fleissner
First job: Assistant Professor, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Current position: Associate Professor, University of Dayton
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Jude Kastens

Graduation date: Summer 2008
Research area: Statistics
Thesis title: Some New Developments on Two Separate Topics: Statistical Cross Validation and Floodplain Mapping
Thesis advisor: David Lerner
First job: Research Assistant Professor, Kansas Applied Remote Sensing Program, University of Kansas 
Current position: Same
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Manoj Kummini

Graduation date: Summer 2008
Research area: Algebra
Thesis title: Homological Invariants of Monomial and Binomial Ideals
Thesis advisor: Craig Huneke
First job: Postdoctoral position, Purdue University
Current position: Associate Professor, Chennai Mathematical Institute, India
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Yasong Jin

Graduation date: Fall 2007
Research area: Stochastic Control
Thesis title: Maximum Queue Length of a Fluid Model with a Gaussian Input 
Thesis advisor: Tyrone Duncan
First job: Assistant Vice President, Bank of America 

Xiaobo Liu

Graduation date: Fall 2007
Research area: Stochastic Control
Thesis title: Some Problems in the Stochastic Portfolio Theory 
Thesis advisor: Tyrone Duncan
First job: Quantitative Analyst, KBC Financial Products, Hong Kong 

Ken Parker

Graduation date: Summer 2007
Research area: Algebra
Thesis title: Some Results in Obstruction Theory for Projective Modules
Thesis advisor: Satyagopal Mandal 
First job:Teaching position for the New York City Department of Education

Lon Mitchell

Graduation date: Spring 2007
Research area: Analysis
Thesis title: Simplicity of C*-Algebras Using Unique Eigenstates
Thesis advisor: William Paschke
First job: Postdoctoral position, Fields Institute for Research in Mathematics, University of Toronto, Canada
Current position: Editor, Mathematical Reviews

Nathan Andrew Carlson

Graduation date: Summer 2006
Research area: Topology
Thesis title: The Hausdorff Partial Order and Non-regular Power Homogeneous Spaces
Thesis advisor: Jack Porter
First job: Postdoctoral position, University of Arizona
Current position: Associate Professor, California Lutheran University
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Bahman Engheta

Graduation date: Summer 2005
Research area: Algebra
Thesis title: Bounds on Projective Dimension
Thesis advisor: Craig Huneke
First job: Postdoctoral position, University of California, Riverside
Current position: Senior Data Scientist at ZEFR, Los Angeles
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Diego Maldonado

Graduation date: Summer 2005
Research area: Analysis
Thesis title: Multilinear Singular Integrals and Quadratic Estimates
Thesis advisor: Rodolfo H. Torres
First job: Postdoctoral position, Norbert Wiener Center, University of Maryland
Current position: Professor, Kansas State University
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Glenn Rice

Graduation date: Summer 2005
Research area: Algebra
Thesis title: Asymptotic Properties of Torsion-Free Symmetric Powers of Modules
Thesis advisor: Daniel Katz
First job: Assistant Professor, D'Youville College
Current position: Associate Professor, Missouri Western State University
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Janet Striuli

Graduation date: Summer 2005
Research area: Algebra
Thesis title: Extensions of Modules and Uniform Bounds of Artin-Rees Type
Thesis advisor: Craig Huneke
First job: Postdoctoral position, University of Nebraska
Current position: Associate Professor, Fairfield University, Connecticut
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Neil Epstein

Graduation date: Spring 2005
Research area: Algebra
Thesis title: Closure Operators in Commutative Algebra; Tight Closure, Phantom Depth, and *-Spread
Thesis advisor: Craig Huneke
First job: Postdoctoral position, NSF Fellow, University of Michigan
Current position: Assistant Professor, George Mason University
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Giulio Caviglia

Graduation date: Summer 2004
Research area: Algebra
Thesis title: Kozul Algebras, Castelnuovo-Mumford Regularity and Generic Initial Ideals
Thesis advisor: Craig Huneke
First job: Postdoctoral position, University of California Berkeley and MSRI
Current position: Associate Professor, Purdue University
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Kelly Bach Flaherty

Graduation date: Fall 2003
Research area: Analysis
Thesis title: A Cancellation Problem for Quantum Spheres
Thesis advisor: Albert Sheu
First job: Assistant Professor, Benedictine College, Kansas
Current position: Teaching Assistant Professor, University of Denver

Luis Arana

Graduation date: Fall 2003
Research area: Analysis
Thesis title: The C*-Algebra of Lie Semidirect Products of the Form R^n x_a R
Thesis advisor: Albert Sheu
First job: Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Universidad del Este, Puerto Rico

Ellen Mir

Graduation date: Summer 2003
Research area: Topology
Thesis title: Relative Topological Properties of Hausdorff Spaces
Thesis advisor: Jack Porter
First job: Assistant Professor, Elon University, North Carolina
Current position: Data Scientist, SAS
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Karen Braman

Graduation date: Spring 2003
Research area: Numerical Linear Algebra
Thesis title: Toward a Recursive QR Algorithm
Thesis advisor: Ralph Byers
First job: Assistant Professor, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Current position: Associate Professor, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
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Marian K. Hukle

Graduation date: Fall 2002
Research area: Analysis
Thesis title: Real and Topological Stable Rank
Thesis advisor: Albert Sheu
First job: Research Grant Coordinator, Biosciences Initiative, University of Kansas

Yongwei Yao

Graduation date: Summer 2002
Research area: Algebra
Thesis title: Finite $F$-Representation Type and Primary Decomposition
Thesis advisor: Craig Huneke
First job: Postdoctoral positions, MSRI and University of Michigan
Current position: Associate Professor, Georgia State University
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Emanoil Theodorescu

Graduation date: Summer 2002
Research area: Algebra
Thesis title: Derived Functors and Hilbert Polynomials
Thesis advisor: Daniel Katz
First job: Postdoctoral position, University of Missouri, Columbia

Arpad Benyi

Graduation date: Spring 2002
Research area: Analysis
Thesis title: Bilinear Singular Integrals and Pseudodifferential Operators
Thesis advisor: Rodolfo H. Torres
First job: Postdoctoral position, University of Massachusetts
Current position: Professor, Western Washington University
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Eric West

Graduation date: Fall 2001
Research area: Algebra
Thesis title: Primes Associated to Multigraded Modules
Thesis advisor: Daniel Katz
First job: Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Benedictine College, Kansas
Current position: Same
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Catalin Ciuperca

Graduation date: Summer 2001
Research area: Algebra
Thesis title: Generalized Hilbert Coefficients and the S_2-fication of a Rees Algebra
Thesis advisor: Craig Huneke
First job: Postdoctoral position, University of California, Riverside
Current position: Associate Professor, North Dakota State University
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Stephen D. Bond

Graduation date: Fall 2000
Research area: Scientific Computing
Thesis title: Numerical Methods for Extended Hamiltonian Systems
Thesis advisor: Benedict Leimkuhler and Brian Laird
First job: Postdoctoral position, University of California, San Diego
Current position: Senior technical staff, Center for Computing Research, Sandia National Laboratories
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Mojtaba Noursalehi

Graduation date: Fall 2000
Research area: Statistics
Thesis title: Cubic Logistic Model and Dose Optimization for Binary Data
Thesis advisor: Benjamin Cobb
First job: Abbott Laboratories
Current position: Senior Vice President, InClin, San Francisco, CA
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Dora (Mihaela) Matache

Graduation date: Summer 2000
Research area: Stochastic Control
Thesis title: From Reality to Abstract in Stochastic Processes Applied to Telecommunications
Thesis advisor: Bozenna Pasik-Duncan
First job: Sprint Corporation
Current position: Professor, University of Nebraska, Omaha
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Peter Zimmer

Graduation date: Summer 2000
Research area: Stochastic Control
Thesis title: Numerical Approximation for the Stochastic Reaction-Diffusion Equation with an Application to a Neural Model
Thesis advisor: Tyrone Duncan
First job: Tenure-track Assistant Professor, West Chester University
Current position: Same
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Lonnie Sauter

Graduation date: Summer 2000
Research area: Scientific Computing
Thesis title: Generalized Synchronism, Low-Dimensional Chaos, and Phase Coherence in Coupled Chaotic Systems
Thesis advisor: Ying-Cheng Lai
First job: Sprint Corporation
Current position: Finance Manager, Network Finance, Sprint
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Amelia Taylor

Graduation date: Spring 2000
Research area: Algebra
Thesis title: Initial Ideals and the Inverse Problem in Groebner Basis Theory
Thesis advisor: Craig Huneke
First job: Postdoctoral position, Clay Mathematics Institute Liftoff Fellow and Rutgers University
Current position: Fellow, Insight Data Science, Bend, OR
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Magdalena Toda

Graduation date: Spring 2000
Research area: Differential Geometry
Thesis title: Pseudospherical Surfaces via Moving Frames and Loop Groups
Thesis advisor: Josef Dorfmeister and Constantin Udriste
First job: Postdoctoral position
Current position: Professor and Chair, Texas Tech University


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