Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Faculty Research

Research by the faculty and staff of the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science.
In this Section

Dr. Saleh Alnaeli

  • Empirical Software Engineering
  • Source Code Vulnerabilities and Security
  • Software Parallelization and Multicore Programming
  • Software Evolution, Static Analysis, and Transformation
  • Mining Software Repositories
  • Internet of Things
  • Undergraduate Multidisciplinary Research

Dr. Anne Antonippillai

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

Dr. Gregory Bard

  • Cryptography

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. Katherine Benson

  • Graph Theory
    • Labeling problems, mostly radiolabeling
    • Zero forcing
    • Power Domination

Dr. Seth Berrier

  • Applied Graphics and Visualization for Art and Design Material appearance capture via photogrammetry and light field capture
    • Computational Photography
    • Image-based lighting and environment capture
    • Shape & material synthesis from existing examples
  • Real-time rendering and high-level shading languages
  • Procedural content generation
  • Music analysis for visualization

Dr. Alexi Brooks

  • Computer science education
  • Applied machine learning and natural language processing
  • Human learning in social media
  • Mechanism design
  • Graph algorithms

Dr. Kevin Matthe Caramancion

  • Fake News
  • Misinformation
  • Disinformation
  • Information Warfare
  • Cyber Deception
  • Technology Policy

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. Seth Dutter

  • Algebraic geometry

Dr. Ahmed El-Magrous

  • Internet of Things
  • Wireless Sensor Network
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language processing
  • Mobile App Development (iOS/Android)

Dr. Xue (Shirley) Gong

  • Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
    • Applications to Biological Systems
    • Applications to Tensor Approximations
    • Heteroclinic Networks

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. 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.

    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. Chris Mooney

    • Commutative algebra
    • Graph labeling
    • Multiplicative ideal theory
    • Non-unique factorization
    • Rings with zero-divisors
    • Undergraduate research
    • Zero and irreducible divisor graphs

    Dr. Afroza Polin

    • High dimensional data
    • Multiple testing
    • Survival analysis
    • Longitudinal data analysis

    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. Min Shu

    • Applied Statistics
    • Big-Data Analysis
    • Quantitative Finance
    • Financial Crisis
    • Machine Learning

    Dr. Tyler Skorczewski

    • Computational Fluid Dynamics
    • Fluid-structure interaction problems in biology
      • Blood clotting
      • Fish suction feeding
    • Mathematical modeling
    • Mathematical biology/physiology
    • Sports analytics

    Dr. Abraham Smith

    • Differential geometry:
      • Geometric methods for solving differential equations (exterior differential systems)
      • Local and global geometric structures
      • Symmetries and invariants
    • Computation in mathematics:
      • Manifold learning and pattern recognition
      • Geometric and topological analysis of "big data"
      • Translating abstract theorems to practical algorithms

    Dr. Michael Tetzlaff

    • Interactive, photo-realistic computer graphics
    • Image-based rendering and relighting of real-world 3D objects from photographs
    • Application of computer graphics for the creation, preservation, and restoration of art and other artifacts of cultural heritage.

    Dr. Tyler Thomas

    • Information security
      • Application Security
      • Penetration Testing
      • Network Security
      • Usable Security
    • Software engineering
    • Human-computer interfaces

    Dr. Scott Turner

    • Computer Science Education
      • Applying educational theory to the CS classroom and the development of education tools
    • Human-Computer Interaction

    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