Faculty/Staff Research

Dr. Anne Antonippillai;

  • Algebraic theory of semigroups and its related fields.
  • Mathematical, deductive reasoning, and logic in teaching mathematics.

Dr. Wan Bae

  • Multi-dimensional and scientific databases.
  • Geographic information systems (GIS).
  • Query processing in spatial and spatio-temporal databases.
  • Spatial and spatio-temporal data modeling.
  • Statistical data analysis.
  • Online query processing.
  • Uncertainty model for moving objects.
  • Computational geometry.
  • Data warehousing.  

Dr. Gregory Bard

Dr. Alexander Basyrov

  • Several complex variables: Segre varieties, complex analytic sets, proper holomorphic mappings, boundary regularity and analytic continuation of holomorphic mappings

Dr. Christopher Bendel

  • Abstract algebra, specifically
    • Modular representation theory and cohomology of algebraic groups, Lie algebras, finite groups, and related structures.
  • Using computers in mathematical research.
  • Involving undergraduate students in research, particularly through the use of computation.
  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning as it applies to improving student learning in mathematics courses.

Dr. Seth Berrier

Dr. Jeffrey Boerner

  • Knot Theory: Link homologies and skein modules
  • Graph Theory: Pebbling and harmonious coloring number

Dr. Diane Christie

  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Active learning and interactive environments
  • Computer Science Education and Signature Pedagogy
  • Serious Games
  • Mobile computing

Dr. Steven Deckelman

  • Complex analysis in one and several variables.
  • Mathematical biology including Bioinformatics and computational neuroscience.
  • Undergraduate research.

Dr. Brent Dingle

  • Graphics and Visualization
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Serious Gaming: Interfaces, Immersion, and Effects
  • Mobile Computing
  • Scientific Computing: Computer Algebra, Numerical Methods, Data Models
  • Innovating and Expanding Undergraduate Research

Dr. Seth Dutter

Dr. Jeanne Foley

  • Exercise biochemistry.
  • Muscle energy metabolism.
  • Biological NMR spectroscopy.
  • History of science and mathematics.
  • Technology in Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Eugen (Andrei) Ghenciu

  • symbolic dynamics
  • dynamical systems and ergodic theory
  • fractal geometry
  • iterated function systems and dimension spectrum theory
  • analytic theory of continued fractions
  • risk analysis for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Dr. Petre (Nelu) Ghenciu
  • Graph theory and combinatorics with an emphasis in Hamiltonian and pancyclic graphs.
  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Nasser Hadidi

  • All areas of actuarial science, stochastic reserving in particular.

Dr. Matthew Horak

  • Mapping class groups and Out(Fn).  This involves studying actions of these groups on complexes of graphs such as Outer space and ribbon graph complexes.
  • Ordered groups and order trees.
  • Knot theory.
  • Finding efficient ways to calculate the word metric in Thompson's group, F, with respect to nonstandard generating sets of the form {x_0, ... x_n}.
  • "Geometric Group Theory", which combines ideas from algebra, topology and group theory to study discrete groups.

Dr. Ayub Hossain

  • Statistics especially in the area of multivariate statistical analysis and applied probability.

Dr. Amitava Karmaker

  • Discovering functional elements in the genome to construct a regulatory network.
  • Analyzing chromosomal abnormality to detect DNA copy number aberrations.
  • Data mining and preprocessing of biological data.
  • Heterogeneous data integration.
  • Developing machine learning based algorithms for data modeling.
  • Statistical analysis and pattern recognition from gathered data.

Ms.  Deborah Kruschwitz-List

  • The improvement of undergraduate learning of algebra at the remedial level.
  • Co-investigator on a FIPSE grant, whose goal was to greatly improve the algebra skills and knowledge of entering students who arrive at UW-Stout underprepared for succeeding in the math requirements in their major field.  Work with the FIPSE grant combined the following instructional delivery methods:
    • In-class participation,
    • On-line homework,
    • PowerPoint enhanced instruction,
    • In-class testing that is implemented using an on-line delivery system.

Dr. Terrence Mason  

  • Application development for portable devices including Android and iOS.
  • Improving the usability of databases through query language development.
  • Improving the teaching of computer science through established pedagogy.

Dr. Valentina Postelnicu

  • Mathematics education, specifically
    • student and teacher understanding of mathematical concepts;
    • comparative studies;
    • research design and methodology.

Dr. Laura Schmidt

  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:
    • Interests include dealing with mathematics anxiety, students' motivation, students' self-efficacy, and improving the teaching and learning of mathematics.
  • Discrete mathematics, specifically polytopes:
    • Interests involve simplicial polyhedral balls (duals to simple unbounded polyhedral) and shellings.

Dr. Loretta Thielman

  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Statistics and Mathematics.

Mr. Peter Thielman

Dr. Keith Wojciechowski

  • Numerical methods for solving time-dependent partial differential and partial integrodifferential equations
  • Analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations
  • Mathematical modeling of porous media
  • Constitutive modeling of swelling porous and viscoelastic materials
  • Pseudospectral methods
  • Numerical analysis

Dr. Mingshen Wu

  • Graph theory.
  • Web programming.
  • Numerical analysis -- numerical solution for differential equations.