Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2018

Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department

Distinguished Professor

Feinberg, Eugene, Ph.D., 1979, Vilnius State University, Lithuania: Probability theory and statistics; control theory and applications in communication systems; transportation; computer networks and manufacturing.

Glimm, James, Director, Institute for Multiscale Studies. Ph.D., 1959, Columbia University: Nonlinear equations, conservation laws; computational fluid dynamics; mathematical physics; quantitative finance.

Mitchell, Joseph7, Chairman, Ph.D., 1986, Stanford University: Operations research; computational geometry; combinatorial optimization.

Tannenbaum, Allen, Ph.D., 1976, Harvard University: Medical image analysis; computer vision; image processing; systems and control; controlled active vision; mathematical systems theory; bioinformatics; computer graphics.

Distinguished Teaching Professor
Tucker, Alan, Ph.D., 1969, Stanford University: Graph theory; combinatorial algorithms.

Ahn, Hongshik, Ph.D., 1992, University of Wisconsin, Madison: Biostatistics; tree-structured regression

Arkin, Esther5, Undergraduate Program Director, Ph.D., 1986, Stanford University: Combinatorial optimization; network flows; computational geometry.

Chapman, Barbara, Ph.D., 1998, Queens University of Belfast: Computational Applied Mathematics

Coutsias, Evangelos, Ph.D., 1979, California Institute of Technology: computational biology; methods for study of protein structure.

Deng, Yuefan, Ph.D., 1989, Columbia University: molecular dynamics; parallel computing.

Douady, Raphael, Professor, QF Frey Endowed Chair for Quantitative Finance, Ph.D. 1982 C.N.R.S. (French National Centre for Scientific Research): Financial mathematics; chaos theory

Finch, Stephen, Ph.D., 1974, Princeton University: Robust estimation and nonparametric statistics.

Harrison, Robert, Ph.D., 1984, University of Cambridge, theoretical and computational chemistry; high-performance computing; parallel programming; multi-resolution analysis; numerical methods.

Li, Xiaolin, Ph.D., 1987, Columbia University: Computational fluid dynamics; numerical analysis.

Rizzo, Robert, Ph.D., 2001, Yale University: Computational Biology, Structure-based  Drug Design.

Samulyak, Roman, Ph.D, ,1999, New Jersey Institute of Technology; mathematical physics, computational applied mathematics

Zhu, Wei, Ph.D., Deputy Chair, 1996, University of California, Los Angeles: Biostatistics;optimal experimental design; linear models; structural equation modeling.

Associate Professors

Balazsi, Gabor15, Associate Professor, Ph.D., 2001, University of Missouri: Synthetic gene circuits

Green, David, Ph.D., 2002, MIT: Computational biology, protein structure.

Gu, Xianfeng3, Associate Professor, Ph.D., 2003, Harvard University: Computational conformal geometry

Hu, Jiaqiao, Ph.D., 2006, University of Maryland; stochastic optimization, dynamic programming.

Jiao, Xiangmin, Ph.D., 2001, University of Illinois; numerical analysis, computational geometry.

Xing, Haipeng, Ph.D. 2003, Stanford University: Statistical methods in finance, change-point detection.

Wu, Song, Ph.D., 2008, University of Florida: Statistics

Assistant Professors

Colosqui, Carlos16, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., 2009, Boston University: Microfluidics, Nano/Micro-Electromechanical Systems

Kozakov, Dmytro, Ph.D., 2006, Boston College: Computational Biology

Kuan, Pei Fen, Ph.D., 2009 University of Wisconsin, Madison: Biostatistics; cancer genomics; hierarchial mixture modeling.

Liu, Zhenhua, Ph.D., 2014, California Institute of Technology: Smart energy/sustainable Information Techology (IT) and IT for sustainability; big data platforms; optimization; algorithms.

MacCarthy, Thomas, Ph.D., 2005, University College London: Computational Immunology; Evolutionary Systems Biology.

Reuter, Matthew, Ph.D., 2011, Northwestern University: Computational chemistry, mathematical physics

 Research Professors

Frey, Robert, Ph.D., 1986, Stony Brook University: Quantitative finance

Mullhaupt, Andrew, Ph.D. 1984, New York University: Quantitative finance.

 Research Assistant Professors

Yu, Yan, Ph.D., 2005, Stony Brook University: Numerical analysis and computational fluid dynamics. 

Lim, Hyunkyung, Ph.D., 2009, Stony Brook University: Computational Applied Mathematics

 Adjunct Faculty

Atwal, Gurinder, Assitant Professor, Ph.D., 2002, Cornell University: theoretical biophysics.

Bender, Michael3, Associate Professor, Ph.D., 1996, Harvard University, combinatorial algorithms.

Donaldson, Nora, Professor, Ph.D., 1988, University of Maryland: biostatistics.  

Dubey, Pradeep1, Professor, Ph.D., 1975, Cornell University: Game theory; mathematical economics.

Gao, Yi, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., 2010, Georgia Institute of Techology.

Grove, John4, Professor. Ph.D., 1984, Ohio State University: Conservation laws; front tracking.

Hou, Wei, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., 2006, University of Floriday: Statistics.

Kim, Aaron, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Sogang University: Finance and Statistics.

Lindquist, Brent, Professor, Ph.D., 1981, University of Manitoba: 3D Image analysis; geostatistics and conditional simulation; front tracking.

Nemesure, Barbara, Associate Professor, Ph.D., 1993, SUNY @ Stony Brook: Statistical genetics.

Powers, Scott13, Adjunct Professor, Ph.D., 1982, Columbia University: Genetic basis of cancer.

Reinitz, John14, Ph.D., 1988, Yale University: Theory of fundamental biological processes; bioinformatics; optimization, developmental biology and gene regulation.

Saltz, Joel, Professor, Ph.D., 1985, Duke University: biomedical engineering.

Sharp, David4, Professor. Ph.D., 1963, California Institute of Technology: Mathematical physics; computational fluid dynamics.

Shatz, Michael, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., 2010, University of Maryland: computational biology; genomics; genome assembly and validation; sequence alignment; statistical modeling; high performance and multicore computing; parallel algorithms; cloud computing.

Simmerling, Carlos9, Associate Professor, Ph.D., 1995, University of Illinois at Chicago: Protein structcure.

Skiena, Steven3, Professor, Ph.D., 1988, University of Illinois: Combinatorial algorithms; computational geometry; data structures.

Wang, Jin9, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., 1991, University of Illinois: bio-molecular folding and recognition: protein - protein interactions.

Wang, Xuefeng, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., 2012, Case Western Reserve University: epidemiology and biostatistics.

Yang, Jie, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., 2006, University of Florida: Statistics.


Number of teaching assistant and research assistants, fall 2014: 90


1) Department of Economics

2) College of Business

3) Department of Computer Science

4) Los Alamos National Laboratory

5) Recipient of the State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2008

6) Recipient of the State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2002

7) Recipient of the State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1996

8) Department of Technology and Society

9) Department of Chemistry

10) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

11) Department of Preventive Medicine

12) Advanced Acoustical Concepts

13) Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

14) University of Chicago Statistics Department