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Sharon Crook studies the mechanisms and algorithms underlying neural computation. Using mathematical models, analysis and computer simulations, she and her research team examine the dynamics of neurons and networks of neurons. In particular, their focus is on understanding the ability that neurons have to change at a cellular or network level due to trauma, rehabilitation, learning, development, or aging.
The aim of Nicolas Lanchier's research is to understand the role of space in biological and social communities through the mathematical analysis of stochastic processes known as interacting particle systems. Popular examples of such models are the contact process and the voter model. These processes are ideally suited to investigate the consequences of the inclusion of space in the form of local interactions.
Ming-Hung (Jason) Kao’s research will not only contribute to statistical research, but also be of practical importance. The results will help researchers to conduct well-designed neuroimaging experiments to collect high-quality data for making precise statistical inference. This will further lead to a better understanding of the brain and some brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) are excellent opportunities to gain hands-on research experience while completing your undergraduate degree. REUs are available throughout the academic year, and at institutions across the country, including ASU.
Participating in research provides students with an opportunity to gain new knowledge and participate in cutting-edge projects. Students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills — skills that will benefit them now as well as in the future.
How do we extract useful information from the ever-growing oceans of raw data being collected? The mathematical sciences have established an impressive track record in providing methodology for “big data” problems as they have emerged in recent decades. We're looking for graduate students to join our ASU Research Training Group (RTG) program to keep pace with these challenges.