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Department Faculty and their Research Areas

The Department faculty have interests that include such areas as algebra, analysis, combinatorics, control theory, analysis, difference and differential equations, graph theory, linear algebra, logic, mathematical biology, mathematics education, numerical analysis, optimization, and topology.

Despite their diverse interests, the faculty are unified in their commitment to provide a strong education within the department, while fostering healthy and vigorous interrelationships among the various disciplines. A list of faculty members and their divisional affiliations and specializations is shown below.

To contact the faculty via mail or fax please use the following information:

Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, P.O. Box 842014, Richmond, VA 23284, Fax: (804) 828-8785

Faculty restricted page.

Faculty

Ghidewon

Ghidewon Abay-Asmerom
email
(804) 828-6240
Harris Hall 4110

Topological and Algebraic Graph Theory. Interested in Graph products and covering graph embeddings, in particular in minimal (genus) and isogonal embeddings of the tensor (direct), strong tensor, and augmented tensor products. The embedding techniques involve voltage graphs and surgery. Distance in graph products, total perfect codes of graph products and enumerative combinatorics are other interests

marco

Marco Aldi
email
(804) 828-5974
Harris Hall 4162

After obtaining a Ph.D. in mathematics from Northwestern University in 2007, Marco Aldi spent the three years as Charles B. Morrey assistant
professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Supported by an FRG grant from NSF, he then moved for two years to Brandeis University where he taught mathematics and was a member of the high energy and gravitational theory group in the physics department. His research involves techniques from algebra and geometry to study mathematical
problems arising in string theory. Applications include geometric quantization, non-commutative geometry, harmonic analysis on nilmanifolds and the theory of vertex algebras

Moa

Moa Apagodu
email
(804) 828-5984
Harris Hall 4104

Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics, Computer Algebra/Algorithmic Proof Method, and Experimantal Mathematics

Berglund

John Berglund
EMERITUS FACULTY
email
(804) 828-5675
Harris Hall 4164

Semigroups on topological spaces in which the operations of the semigroup are tied to the space in such a way that various continuity properties obtain. Questions of representation theory and analysis on the semigroups are investigated

Danail

Danail Bonchev
email
(804) 827-7375
Harris Hall 3132

Applied graph theory, applied information theory (quantitative characterization of molecular structures and biochemical networks, their connectivity, metric, subgraphs and cliques, centrality and complexity patterns). Network analysis, cellular automata modeling dynamics of networks and pathways, applications to biomedical research (evolutionary studies, markers for early diagnostics and survival, predicting biological function of genes/proteins)

Chan

David Chan
Assistant Chair
email
(804) 828-5917
Harris Hall 4104A

Discrete and continuous dynamical systems applied to various areas of mathematical biology including areas in medicine, epidemiology, population dynamics, and ecological and environmental sciences

Brent Cody
email
(804) 828-1837
Harris Hall Room 4160


 

Sean Cox
email
(804) 828-8604
Harris Hall Room 4107


 

Dan

Dan Cranston
email
(804) 828-3384
Harris Hall 4109

Graph theory, combinatorics, algorithm design; in particular, structural and extremal graph theory and graph coloring

Jim Deveney
email
(804) 828-5675
Harris Hall 4164

Commutative Algebra
In Qatar for 2012-2013 academic year

Aimee

Aimee Ellington
email
(804) 828-5521
Harris Hall 4158

Mathematics Education: Research interests include using meta-analysis to analyze pedagogical practices in mathematics, the impact of Mathematics Specialists in elementary and middle school classrooms in Virginia, the role of calculators in the study of mathematics, and efforts to reform college algebra

laura

Laura Ellwein
email
(804) 828-2748
Harris Hall 4170

Mathematical physiology, with focus on differential equation models of system dynamics. Currently interested in modeling and simulation of the cardiovascular system with incorporation of clinical data

Ruben Farley
EMERITUS FACULTY
email
(804) 828-1319
Harris Hall South 3007

 

Topological Algebra

 

richard

Richard Hammack
DIRECTOR, GRADUATE STUDIES
email
(804) 828-6237
Harris Hall 4105

Graph theory, especially product graphs and cycle structures; also the interconnections between mathematics and the visual arts

haver

William Haver
email
(804) 828-1302
Harris Hall South 3007

Infinite dimensional topology. Work focused on determining situations in which homeomorphisms could be continuously approximated by piecewise linear homeomorphisms. In recent years directed projects to improve instruction and student learning of mathematics from kindergarten through college

candace

Candace Kent
email
(804) 828-5585
Harris Hall 4180

Difference Equations and Applications to Biology: Current research in cardiology (in particular, analysis of a model for ventricular tachyarrhythmias) and mathematical neuroscience

Craig Larson
email
(804) 828-5576
Harris Hall 4106

Graph theory, graph algorithms, chemical graph theory, and automated conjecture-making

andy

Andy Lewis
email
(804) 828-7055
Harris Hall 4161

Set theory, model theory, descriptive set theory, recursion theory, and large cardinals and determinacy

J. RIchard Morris
EMERITUS FACULTY

 

norma

Norma Ortiz-Robinson
Interim Chair
email
(804) 828-5953
Harris Hall 4101


Optimal control and nonsmooth analysis, especially of time delay systems

P.N. Raychowdhury
EMERITUS FACULTY
email
(804) 828-5230
Harris Hall 4159

 

Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics

 

angela

Angela Reynolds
email
(804) 828-5664
Harris Hall 4176

Mathematical Biology: ordinary and partial differential equation models of acute inflammation, lung inflammation, and wound healing

Suzanne Robertsonhassan

Suzanne Robertson
email
(804) 828-2912
Harris Hall 4177

Mathematical Biology - applications of difference and differential equations in ecology and epidemiology

Hassan Sedaghat
email
(804) 828-5806
Harris Hall 4182

Discrete dynamical systems and nonlinear difference equations with applications to scientific modeling

rebecca

Rebecca Segal
email
(804) 828- 4756
Harris Hall 4178

Mathematical Biology with a focus on numerical solutions to systems of partial and ordinary differential equations. Current application areas include respiratory system dynamics and wound healing dynamics.

John Schmeelk
VCU Quatar Campus

Applied Mathematics

dewey

Dewey Taylor
email
(804) 828-5569
Harris Hall 4146

Graph theory and algebra. In particular, product graphs, domination in graphs and algebraic monoids.

terrell

William Terrell
email
(804) 828-4836
Harris Hall 4168

Differential equations; differential-algebraic equations; systems and control theory (mathematical control theory); controllability, observability, stability and stabilization, input-output and state space system representations.


joy

Joy Whitenack
Departmental Ombudsman
email
(804) 828-5901
Harris Hall 4159-A

Mathematics Education


 


 

 
 

   
     
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