PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Faculty

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George Andrews

Evan Pugh Professor
Associate Head for Faculty Development

andrews@math.psu.edu
306 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 6642
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1964
Research Interests:
Number theory, partitions
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Augustin Banyaga

Professor
banyaga@math.psu.edu
303 McAllister Building
+1 814 863 2736
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., University of Geneva, 1976
Research Interests:
Symplectic, contact geometry and topology
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Paul Baum

Evan Pugh Professor
baum@math.psu.edu
312 McAllister Building
+1 814 863 0545
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1963
Research Interests:
Topology and operator algebras
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Andrew Belmonte

Professor
alb18@psu.edu
322 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 2491
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1994
Research Interests:
Fluid dynamics, complex fluids, evolutionary game theory, fragmentation and solid deformation, electrofluidics.
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Leonid Berlyand

Professor
berlyand@math.psu.edu
337 McAllister Building
+1 814 863 9683
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., Kharkov State University, 1984
Research Interests:
PDEs, variational problems and applications to materials and biology
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James Brannick

Associate Professor
jjb@math.psu.edu
311 McAllister Building
+1 814 863 2737
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., CU Boulder, 2005
Research Interests:
Lattice field theory, numerical solutions to PDEs, multigrid methods
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James Brasseur

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering and Mathematics
brasseur@psu.edu
+1 814 865 3159
Personal Web Page
Education:
B. S., Aerospace Engineering, Univ. of Maryland, 1973
M. S., Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, Stanford University, 1976
Ph.D. Aeronautical & Astronautical Science, Minor in Physics, Stanford Univ, 1979
Research Interests:
Fluid turbulence physics; Mathematical modeling of gastrointestinal physiology; Direct Numerical Simulation, Large-Eddy Simulation, modeling of turbulent flows; Image segmentation; High-performance computing.
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Alberto Bressan

Eberly Family Professor
bressan@math.psu.edu
201 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 1667
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1982
Research Interests:
Theory of hyperbolic conservation laws, nonlinear hyperbolic systems, partial differential equations
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Nathanial Brown

Professor
nbrown@math.psu.edu
320 McAllister Building
+1 814 863 9095
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1999
Research Interests:
Operator algebras
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Dmitri Burago

Distinguished Professor
burago@math.psu.edu
237 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 7741
Education:
Ph.D., St. Petersburg State University, 1992.
Research Interests:
Geometry, Dynamical Systems, Algorithmic Complexity
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Wenwu Cao

Professor
cao@math.psu.edu
339 McAllister Building
+1 814 863 8895
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1987
Research Interests:
Applied mathematics, computer simulations, materials sciences
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Long-Qing Chen

Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Engineering Science and Mechanics

and Mathematics

lqc3@psu.edu
N321 Millennium Science Complex
+1 814-863-8101
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., MIT, 1990
Research Interests:
Mathematical Modeling of Phase Transitions and Microstructure Evolution
Phase-field Method
Computational Materials Design
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Jessica Conway

Assistant Professor
jmc90@psu.edu
109 McAllister Building
814-863-9125
Personal Web Page
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Francesco Costanzo

Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics and Mathematics
fxc8@psu.edu
+1 814 863 2030
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Carina Curto

Associate Professor
ccurto@psu.edu
331 McAllister Building
814-863-9119
Personal Web Page
Education:
A.B., Harvard University, 2000
Ph.D., Duke University, 2005
Research Interests:
Theoretical and computational neuroscience.
Neural network theory and neural coding.
Applied algebra, topology, and geometry.
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Qiang Du

Verne M. Willaman Professor
qdu@math.psu.edu
239 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 3674
Personal Web Page
Education:
B. S., Univ. of Science & Technology of China, 1983
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 1988
Research Interests:
Computational and Applied Mathematics,
Scientific Computation, Applications to info,
life and materials sciences.
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Kirsten Eisentraeger

Associate Professor
eisentra@math.psu.edu
330 McAllister Building
+1 814 863 4127
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2003
Research Interests:
Number theory, arithmetic geometry
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John Harlim

Associate Professor
jharlim@psu.edu
214 McAllister Building
+1-814-863-9024
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D. University of Maryland, 2006.
Research Interests:
Applied Mathematics: Filtering multiscale systems, stochastic parameterization, uncertainty quantification, diffusion maps, non-parametric modeling
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Diane Henderson

Professor
dmh@math.psu.edu
002 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 3712
Personal Web Page
Education:
M. S., Engineering Sciences, University of Florida
Ph.D., Physical Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography / UCSD
Research Interests:
Applied Math, Fluid Mechanics, Nonlinear Waves,
William G. Pritchard Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
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Nigel Higson

Evan Pugh Professor
higson@math.psu.edu
228 McAllister Building
+1 814 863 9069
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., Dalhousie University, 1986
Research Interests:
Operator algebras and K-theory
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Vladimir Itskov

Associate Professor
myfirstname.mylastname@psu.edu
226 McAllister Building
814-865-1613
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 2002
Research Interests:
Applied algebraic topology, and geometry.
Theoretical Neuroscience.
Neural networks and learning.
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Kris Jenssen

Professor
jenssen@math.psu.edu
202 McAllister Building
+1 814 863 9123
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 1998
Research Interests:
Partial differential equations, conservation laws, compressible flow, combustion
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Boris Kalinin

Associate Professor
kalinin@math.psu.edu
338 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 5181
Personal Web Page
Education:
B.S., St. Petersburg State University, 1995
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2000
Research Interests:
Dynamical Systems, Ergodic Theory, Geometry
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Anatole Katok

Raymond N. Shibley Professor
Director of Center for Dynamics and Geometry

katok_a@math.psu.edu
301 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 2266
Personal Web Page
Education:
M. A., Moscow State University, 1965
Ph.D., Moscow State University, 1968
Research Interests:
Ergodic theory and dynamical systems, geometry, analysis
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Svetlana Katok

Professor and Associate Head for Graduate Studies
katok_s@math.psu.edu
302 McAllister Building
+1 814 863 0628
Personal Web Page
Education:
M. A., Moscow State University, 1969
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1983
Research Interests:
Automorphic forms, hyperbolic geometry and Fuchsian groups, analysis on symmetric spaces, symbolic dynamics, application of dynamical systems to analysis and number theory.
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Mark Levi

Professor
levi@math.psu.edu
236 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 3661
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., New York University, 1978
Research Interests:
Dynamical systems and their applications in physics and engineering
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Luen-Chau Li

Professor
luenli@math.psu.edu
319 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 3563
Education:
Ph.D., New York University, 1983
Research Interests:
Integrable systems, mathematical physics, and Poisson geometry
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Wen-Ching W. Li

Distinguished Professor
wli@math.psu.edu
326 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 1669
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1974
Research Interests:
Automorphic forms, number theory, coding theory, and spectral graph theory
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Xiantao Li

Associate Professor
xli@math.psu.edu
219C McAllister Building
+1 814 863 9081
Personal Web Page
Education:
B. S., Peking University, 1998
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2002
Research Interests:
Numerical analysis, computational mechanics, multiscale modeling in crystalline solids.
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Xiaoe (Jenny) Li

Associate Professor
li@math.psu.edu
220 McAllister Building
+1 814 863 9106
Education:
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1993
Research Interests:
Mathematical economics, mathematical finance, computational economics
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Chun Liu

Professor
liu@math.psu.edu
321 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 3611
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., New York University, 1995
Research Interests:
Partial differential equations, calculus of variations, applied mathematics
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Lyle Long

Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mathematics
lnl@psu.edu
+1 814 865 1172
Personal Web Page
Education:
B. M. E., Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Minnesota, 1976
M. S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford Univ., 1977
D. Sc., Aerospace Engineering, George Washington Univ., 1983
Research Interests:
Intelligent systems software, neural networks, computational fluid dynamics, software engineering, and high performance computing
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Anna Mazzucato

Professor
mazzucat@math.psu.edu
324 McAllister Building
+1 814 863 2036
Personal Web Page
Education:
BS/MS, State University, Milan, Italy, 1994
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2000
Research Interests:
Partial differential equations, fluid mechanics, elasticity, harmonic and microlocal analysis, inverse problems
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Jason Morton

Assistant Professor
morton@math.psu.edu
219B McAllister Building
+1 814 863 0444
Personal Web Page
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Gary Mullen

Professor
mullen@math.psu.edu
304 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 2312
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1974
Research Interests:
Finite fields and combinatorics
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Toan Nguyen

Assistant Professor
nguyen@math.psu.edu
238 McAllister Building
+1 814 863 4123
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., Indiana University, 2009
Research Interests:
Partial Differential Equations, Fluid Dynamics, Systems of Conservation Laws, Kinetic theory.
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Victor Nistor

Professor
nistor@math.psu.edu
226 McAllister Building
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1991
Research Interests:
Analysis on singular spaces, Operator Algebras, Numerical Methods, Partial differential equations, Applications to Physics and Finance, Geometric Analysis
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Alexei Novikov

Professor
anovikov@math.psu.edu
233 McAllister Building
+1 814 863 2738
Personal Web Page
Education:
M. A., Moscow State University, 1993
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1999
Research Interests:
Analysis
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Adrian Ocneanu

Professor
adrian@math.psu.edu
225 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 4061
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., University of Warwick, 1983
Research Interests:
Higher representation theory, combinatorics, operator algebras
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Mihran Papikian

Associate Professor
mup17@psu.edu
318C McAllister Building
+1 814 863 4134
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2003
Research Interests:
Algebraic Number Theory
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Yakov Pesin

Distinguished Professor
pesin@math.psu.edu
213 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 0012
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., Moscow State University, 1979
Research Interests:
Dynamical systems, ergodic theory, Riemannian geometry, dimension Theory, mathematical and statistical physics
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Anton Petrunin

Professor
petrunin@math.psu.edu
333 McAllister Building
+1 814 863 0931
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995
Research Interests:
Geometry
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Asok Ray

Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics
axr2@psu.edu
329 Reber Building
+1 814 865-6377
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Jan Reimann

Assistant Professor
reimann@math.psu.edu
318B McAllister Building
+1 814 863 9679
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., University of Heidelberg (Germany), 2004
Research Interests:
Mathematical logic, algorithmic information theory, fractal geometry and geometric measure theory
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Tim Reluga

Associate Professor
424 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 3883
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2004
B. S, Tufts University, 1998
Research Interests:
Mathematical biology and applied mathematics
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Federico Rodriguez Hertz

Professor
hertz@math.psu.edu
227 McAllister Building
+1 814 863 2204
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John Roe

Professor
john.roe@psu.edu
204 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 9465
Personal Web Page
Education:
M. A., Cambridge University, 1981
D. Phil., Oxford University, 1984
Research Interests:
Coarse geometry, index theorems, operator algebras, non-commutative geometry, topology, analysis
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Victoria Sadovskaya

Associate Professor
sadovskaya@math.psu.edu
112 McAllister Building
+1 814 865-6485
Personal Web Page
Education:
B.S., St. Petersburg State University, 1995
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2000
Research Interests:
Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory
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James Sellers

Professor
Associate Head for Undergraduate Studies

sellersj@psu.edu
104L McAllister Building
+1 814 865 7528
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1992
Research Interests:
Number theory, partitions, enumerative combinatorics
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Wen Shen

Associate Professor
shen_w@math.psu.edu
223A McAllister Building
+1 814 863 0436
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., University of Oslo, 1998
Research Interests:
Hyperbolic conservation laws, relaxation, partial differential equations, numerical simulation, numerical analysis, control theory
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Stephen Simpson

Professor
simpson@math.psu.edu
305 McAllister Building
+1 814 863 0775
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971
Research Interests:
Logic, foundations of mathematics, computability, set theory, combinatorics
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Stanley Smith

Associate Professor
Director of Online Instruction

smith_s@math.psu.edu
222 McAllister Building
+1 814 867 2681
Education:
Ph.D., University of Wyoming, 1992
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Montana State University, 1983
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Mathieu Stienon

Associate Professor
stienon@math.psu.edu
325 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 3812
Personal Web Page
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Sergei Tabachnikov

Professor
Director of MASS Program

tabachni@math.psu.edu
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., Moscow State University, 1987
Research Interests:
Differential topology, dynamical systems, symplectic geometry and differential geometry
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Leonid Vaserstein

Professor
vstein@math.psu.edu
215 McAllister Building
+1 814 863 0584
Personal Web Page
Education:
M. A., Moscow State University, 1966
Ph.D., Moscow State University, 1969
Research Interests:
Classical groups over rings and algebraic K-theory; number theory; operations research; systems with local interactions
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Robert Vaughan

Professor
rvaughan@math.psu.edu
335 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 3583
Personal Web Page
Education:
B. Sc., University of London, 1966
Ph.D., University of London, 1970
D. Sc., University of London, 1990
Research Interests:
Analytic number theory
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Aissa Wade

Associate Professor
wade@math.psu.edu
317 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 7311
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., University Montpellier 2, France.
Research Interests:
Differential Geometry; symplectic geometry; Poisson geometry; contact geometry.
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Zhiren Wang

Assistant Professor
zhirenw@psu.edu
308 McAllister Building
814-863-9019
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D. Princeton University, 2011
Research Interests:
Ergodic theory; homogeneous dynamical systems
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Kris Wysocki

Professor
wysocki@math.psu.edu
208 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 3881
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1989
Research Interests:
Symplectic and contact topology, Hamiltonian dynamics
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Jinchao Xu

Francis R. and Helen M. Pentz Professor of Science
xu@math.psu.edu
314 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 1110
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1989
Research Interests:
Numerical methods for partial differential equations and applications
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Ping Xu

Distinguished Professor
ping@math.psu.edu
329 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 3517
Personal Web Page
Education:
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1990
Research Interests:
Symplectic geometry and mathematical physics
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Ae Ja Yee

Associate Professor
yee@math.psu.edu
327 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 3873
Personal Web Page
Education:
M. S., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 1995
Ph.D., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 2000
Research Interests:
Partition theory, q-series, enumerative combinatorics, special functions
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Yuri Zarkhin

Professor
zarhin@math.psu.edu
336 McAllister Building
+1 814 865 1901
Education:
Ph.D., Leningrad State University, 1986
Research Interests:
Algebraic geometry
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Yuxi Zheng

Professor
Department Head

yzheng@math.psu.edu
107J McAllister Building
+1 814 865 7527
Education:
Ph.D 1990 The University of California at Berkeley.
Research Interests:
Partial Differential Equations
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Ludmil Zikatanov

Professor
Associate Head for Computing

ludmil@psu.edu
310 McAllister Building
+1 814 863 9682
Personal Web Page
Education:
B. Sc., Sofia University, St. Kliment Ohridski, 1988
Ph.D., Sofia University, St. Kliment Ohridski, 1995
Research Interests:
Numerical Analysis