## Meet our schoolâ€™s distinguished faculty

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences is backed by internationally recognized faculty who are committed to ensuring the school meets and exceeds Arizona State Universityâ€™s standards of excellence in higher education and impactful research. Our community of intellectuals are passionate about learning and solving some of the most intriguing theoretical and applied mathematical problems of today and the future.Â

Her research focuses on the study of analytic and geometric properties of partial differential equations and variational inequalities.

Kawski develops, and employs, tools from differential geometry and algebraic combinatorics to study nonlinear control systems.

Kostelich is interested in nonlinear dynamics, uncertainty quantification, and mathematical biology.

Gumel uses mathematical and statistical approaches to study the transmission dynamics and control of emerging and re-emerging diseases.

Mahalov explores next generation multi-scale earth system models with applications to food-energy-water systems and space physics.

Armbruster is interested in mathematical modeling: Collective behavior of swarms, disaster recovery, production flow in semiconductor factories, signal pathways, and analysis of the evolution of ant colonies.

Boggessâ€™ research is in the areas of analytic functions of a complex variable and Fourier analysis.

Bremner's research is in the area of Diophantine analysis, which occurs in many areas of pure mathematics and in the last couple of decades has seen applications in cryptography and cybersecurity.

Carlson is currently researching the teaching and learning of precalculus level mathematics.

Crook uses computational approaches to study the dynamics of neurons and networks of neurons. She also contributes to an international collaboration for describing, exchanging, and validating complex models.

Czygrinow works in the area of extremal graph theory.

Gardner's research focuses on computational and theoretical fluid dynamics and the numerical solution of nonlinear partial differential equations.

Jackiewicz is the author of many papers on numerical analysis and scientific computing and the research monograph on general linear method for ordinary differential equations.

Jones is an algebraic number theorist interested in number fields, local fields, and Artin representations.

Kaliszewski has spent the better part of his career working to build and understand the theory of operator algebras, and in particular crossed-product C*-algebras.

Kierstead's research is in the area of graph theory, especially graph coloring.

Kuang is the author or co-author of more than 150 refereed publications. He has done extensive work in applying delay differential equation to models of biology and medicine.

Lopez conducts research in two broad areas: Rotation and buoyancy dominated flows and Interfacial hydrodynamics.

Much of McCulloch's recent research is on Bayesian approaches for tree-based ensemble models.

Milner studies structured population models, including demography, epidemics, ecology, and tumor growth as well as how to dispel misconceptions in school mathematics.

Mittelmannâ€™s research addresses optimization problems in a computational way.

Quiggâ€™s research is in the area of C*-algebras.The area of C*-algebras has has been applied to such diverse areas as dynamical systems, quantum field theory, wavelets, and number theory.

Renautâ€™s recent research is focused on the design and analysis of computational algorithms for solving problems arising mainly in medical and geophysical applications.

Ringhofer works on models to design and optimize ensembles, using methods of statistical physics.

Suslov studies the mathematical foundations that underlie much of theoretical physics including relativity, quantum mechanics, wave phenomenon, and optics.

Thieme works in the fields of differential, difference and integral equations and of dynamical systems.

Baer works in the area of mathematical and computational neuroscience.

Childress works in algebraic number theory and p-adic analysis.

Fishel studies the combinatorics of Catalan objects, a topic with many wonderful and surprising connections to other areas of math.

Fricks' research covers a broad range of both biological systems and mathematical tools with which to study those systems.

Hahn develops novel statistical methods for analyzing data arising from the social sciences: psychology, economics, education, and business.

Jones studies partial differential equations (PDEs) associated with geophysical fluids. That is, equations resulting from the modeling of the atmosphere, ocean, and interiors of planets.

Kaoâ€™s research focuses on the development of high-quality designs for functional neuroimaging experiments where pioneering brain mapping technologies are used to improve knowledge about the brain's inner workings.

Kotschwar's research is in the area of geometric analysis, at the intersection of the fields of differential geometry and partial differential equations.

The aim of Lanchier's research is to understand the role of space in biological and social communities through the mathematical analysis of a class of stochastic processes known as interacting particle systems.

Motsch' research interests focus in the mathematical modeling of biological systems and especially those which exhibit self-organization such as bacterial colonies or flock of birds.

Moustaouiâ€™s research focuses on physical processes that govern the behavior of the atmosphere and developing accurate and fast numerical methods, and scalable algorithms for atmospheric, climate and urban applications.

Nikitinâ€™s research is focused on optimization, control, automation and related computational methods.

Paupert's research is in geometry and topology; more precisely he studies tessellations and their symmetry groups in hyperbolic geometry.

Platteâ€™s primary research interests are in computational mathematics, numerical analysis, and approximation theory.

Mark Reiser has been a faculty member at Arizona State University since 1988. His research interests are in the areas of multivariate analysis, latent variable models, and mixed models.

Rohâ€™s primary research interest is in undergraduate studentsâ€™ cognitive development in advanced mathematics with particular attention to mathematical logic and argumentation.

Spielberg works in the area of operator algebras, which combines fundamental aspects of algebra and functional analysis.

Tangâ€™s research concerns the nonlinear dynamics of fluids that are relevant in environmental sciences and geophysics.

Taylor studies the discrete geometry of network embeddings.

Taylor is a theoretical population geneticist who uses mathematical models to explore evolutionary processes. He is especially interested in the biology of soil mites in the Madrean sky islands of Arizona and Sonora.

van de Sande is interested in student engagement and the resources studentsâ€™ use as they learn mathematics in both face-to-face and online environments.

Welfert's research focuses on stability issues in numerical models arising in various engineering problems.

Zheng is specialized in computerized adaptive testing (CAT), which is a cutting-edge technology where computer algorithms are created to tailor a test in real time to each individual test-taker.

Katrina Bossert is a space physicist who studies dynamics in the near-Space region. She uses optical remote sensing instrumentation to look at coupling between the lower atmosphere and thermosphere-ionosphere system.

Cheng studies statistical inference of random fields and dependent data, image analysis, signal detection, Gaussian random fields, extreme value theory and random matrices.

EspaÃ±ol's research interests are in the areas of applied and computational mathematics.

Jevtic develops and uses tools from Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance to effectively assess and manage risks in insurance and finance.

Lan's research interests include statistical inference, Bayesian modeling and uncertainty quantification.

Sprung likes to explore mysterious relationships between algebra and analysis, such as Iwasawa theory.

Zazkisâ€™ primary research interest is the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics.

Zhou studies financial risk management, mortality modeling, computational finance, and Bayesian modeling and forecasting.

Cochran joined the the ASU faculty in 1989. His research interests are in mathematical aspects of sensing and signal processing, particularly for national security applications.

Swanson is an internationally recognized mathematical neuro oncologist with a wealth of expertise in clinical trial design and mathematical modeling to optimize the treatment of patients with brain cancer.

Samara is a clinical assistant professor who teaches a variety of math, stats and data science classes.

Milovanovic is the coordinator of the actuarial science program, and faculty advisor for the actuarial science student club where she advises, mentors, and supports club members in their quests to become actuaries.

Zicarelli is a professor of practice in actuarial science. He was an actuary for over 30 years, and served as vice president of strategy and risk management of Scottsdale Insurance Company.

Cochran joined the the ASU faculty in 1989. His research interests are in mathematical aspects of sensing and signal processing, particularly for national security applications.

Swanson is an internationally recognized mathematical neuro oncologist with a wealth of expertise in clinical trial design and mathematical modeling to optimize the treatment of patients with brain cancer.

Samara is a clinical assistant professor who teaches a variety of math, stats and data science classes.

Abramson enjoys teaching pre-calculus, calculus for engineering, mathematics/science and business majors and has been active.

Ashbrook has taught a wide array of undergraduate math courses including Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, II & III, Differential Equations, and Statistics.

Boerner has mostly been teaching the Calculus sequences, Discrete Math and Applied Linear Algebra.

Jonesâ€™ teaching focus has been in First Year Mathematics courses with an emphasis on College Mathematics. She is also recipient of the Schoolâ€™s Award for Outstanding Instruction and Service.

Kim has taught nearly all mathematics courses of freshman and sophomore level at ASU.

Kolossa has taught a wide range of courses. Her main teaching interest is in Calculus for Engineers, Discrete Mathematics, Introduction to Writing in Mathematics and Mathematical Structures.

Lowe has been teaching at ASU since 2000, with main teaching interest in discrete mathematics and math for business analysis. She currently teaches online courses, including the brief calculus sequence for business.

Millerâ€™s teaching focus has been in mathematics courses for students who will continue in mathematics (particularly math majors).

Odish has taught at ASU since 1992. He has been an instructor for TA training, and has pioneered integrating technology into teaching math courses. He is the recipient of the schoolâ€™s Wexler Award for Outstanding Teaching.

Rody is currently teaching the two semester business calculus sequence, consisting of single variable calculus (first semester) and multivariable calculus, finite mathematics, and probability and statistics (second semester)

Ruedemann has been teaching at ASU since 1993. He has taught almost all first and second-year math classes, especially the Calculus and Engineering Calculus sequences.

Surgent has been the coordinator of First Year Mathematics since 2011, helping manage all first and second-year courses, and, since 2012, oversees the online mathematics program.

Tracogna's main teaching interest is in Engineering Mathematics: Calculus for Engineers, Differential Equations and Applied Linear Algebra.

Ward has been teaching at ASU since 1993 and has taught most first and second-year mathematics courses. He often teaches adaptive learning courses, Precalculus, and the business calculus sequence.

Williams serves as the Adaptive Learning Coordinator for all the Enhanced Freshmen Mathematics (MAT 110), College Algebra (MAT 117) and College Mathematics (MAT 142) courses on all ASU campuses.

Banerjee has been teaching at ASU since 2012, including both in-person and online classes over a wide variety of courses, such as Enhanced Freshman Math, College Algebra, Brief Calculus and Math for Business Application.

Boney joined ASU in 2007. She has been involved in multiple projects regarding improvement of student mathematical understanding, Prior to ASU, Boney taught math in Michigan and Arizona at the high school level.

Firozzaman's research interests include number systems and teaching methods for mid to high school students.

Fulman's research interests lie in the field of operator algebras - von Neumann Algebras and C*-Algebras.

Loy has been teaching at ASU since 1997, with courses ranging from first year mathematics to Calculus for Engineers.

Reynolds has taught a wide range of classes with his main teaching interests being Differential Equations and the Calculus for Engineers sequence.

Richardson is currently teaching statistics courses as well as lower level math courses.

Schlenker has been active with local school districts providing training to teachers on teaching their mathematics curriculum through various grants. She also creates curriculum for mathematics education (MTE) courses.

Zhu has coordinated all calculus courses and has been supervising more than 80 honor students.

Al-Suleiman has taught different classes at ASU, including: Calculus 1 and 2, Brief Calculus, College Algebra, and Math for Business Analysis.

Frank Arthur joined the mathematics faculty at ASU in 2016. He has taught a wide range of mathematics courses.

Brewer 's main interest is in engineering mathematics: Calculus for Engineers, Differential Equations and Applied Linear Algebra.

England is in the applied mathematics doctoral program at ASU. He teaches full time and is the online coordinator for the MAT 242 Linear Algebra course.

Fishman's passion is teaching. He rejoined ASU as a lecturer in 2015.

Heckman has been teaching at ASU since 2000, with classes ranging from College Algebra through Differential Equations.

Inozemtseva earned her third master's in math from the University of Utah. She has taught and observed teaching in three countries: Ukraine, Hungary and the U.S. Her primary research is in mathematical biology.

Ionascu joined ASU in 2015. She has taught mathematics classes for business, computer science, engineering and mathematics majors, and supervised students in conducting work to obtain honors credit.

Jones does interdisciplinary research at the intersection of mathematical modeling, numerical analysis and high performance computing. He mainly studies numerical methods for solving systems of partial differential equations.

Karim's research interest is working on developmental mathematics with diversified population.

Michael Little Crow is an Indigenous Math Educator from the Turtle Mountain Anishinaabe-Cree people.

Zhang joined ASU as a lecturer in 2016. She has taught a broad range of mathematics courses at the undergraduate level, and is currently teaching online courses of Calculus.

Milovanovic is the coordinator of the actuarial science program, and faculty advisor for the actuarial science student club where she advises, mentors, and supports club members in their quests to become actuaries.

Zicarelli is a professor of practice in actuarial science. He was an actuary for over 30 years, and served as vice president of strategy and risk management of Scottsdale Insurance Company.

Brownstein's teaching interests include Brief Calculus and Precalculus. He is also the course coordinator for the innovative Pathways precalculus course at ASU, and directs the Pathways precalculus tutoring lab.

Hassett's current special interests are derivative securities and actuarial analysis of senior communities.