Mathematics Fall 2013 New Faculty

Mark Allen has joined the department as an instructor/ NSF postdoc. He received his PhD from Purdue University in 2013. His research interests include partial differential equations, calculus of variations, and analysis.

Kirk Blazek has joined the department as a Lecturer. Dr. Blazek received his PhD from the University of Washington in 2006. His research interests include attenuating seismic inverse problems and commutative Banach algebras.

Jonathan Campbell has joined the department as an Instructor.

Sam Gunningham has joined the department as a Bing Instructor. Dr. Gunninham received his PhD from Northwestern University in 2013. His research interests lie in Geometric Representation Theory and Topological Field Theory.

Younghun Hong has joined the department as an Instructor. Dr. Hong received his PhD from Brown University in 2013. His research interests lie in dispersive PDEs and harmonic analysis.

Moon-Jin Kang has joined the department as an visiting scholar. Dr. Kang received his PhD from Seoul National University in 2013. His research interests lie in asymptotic analysis and the well-posedness of PDEs arising from kinetic theory and fluid mechanics.

Michael Lock has joined the department as an Instructor. Dr. Lock received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013. His research interests are in the area of differential geometry and in the interaction between geometry and topology, particularly in dimension four.

Joel Nibert has joined the department as a Lecturer. Dr. Nibert received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 2012. His research interests include probability, diffusion processes and stochastic differential equations.

Ngoc Tran has joined the department as an instructor / Simons postdoctoral fellow. She received her PhD from UC Berkeley in 2013. Her interests include stochastic geometry, tropical geometry, probability and combinatorics.

S. G. Walker has joined the department as a Professor. Dr. Walker received his Ph.D. in statistics from Imperial College London, in 1995, supervised by Jon Wakefield. The focus of his research was on Bayesian parametric and nonparametric methods with applications in medical statistics. From there, Dr Walker taught at various institutions: Imperial College London, the University of Bath, and most recently at the University of Kent.

Bill Wolesensky has joined the department as a Lecturer.

Cheng Yu has joined the department as a Bing instructor. Dr Yu received his PhD from University of Pittsburgh in 2013. His research interests include partial differential equations, fluid equations, and kinetic equations.