All Graduates

  • August, 2015Morgan Shiller Fonley
    Thesis title: Effects of Oscillatory Forcing on Hydrologic Systems under Extreme Conditions: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
    Supervisor: Professor Rodica Curtu (Mathematics)
    Position: Tenure-track, Alma College, Michigan
  • August, 2015Xiayi Wang
    Thesis title: Structured Modeling & Simulation of Articular Cartilage Lesion Formation: Development & Validation
    Supervisor: Professor Bruce Ayati (Mathematics)
  • August, 2015Boshi Yang
    Thesis title: A Conic Optimization Approach to Variants of the Trust Region Subproblem
    Supervisor: Professor Samuel Burer (Management Sciences)
    Position: Post-doc, Carnegie Mellon University
  • August, 2015Tianyi Zhang
    Thesis title: Source Recovery in Bioluminescence Tomography Based on Radiative Transfer
    Supervisor: Professor Weimin Han and Professor Jianfeng Cai (Mathematics)
  • August, 2015Chenhong Zhu
    Thesis title: New Insight into Models of Cardiac Caveolae and Arrhythmia
    Supervisor: Professor Colleen Mitchell (Mathematics)
    Position: Intermediate Programmer Analyst Asset Manager, AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC, Iowa
  • December, 2014Nathan David Ellingwood
    Thesis title: Methods for Improving Performance of Particle Tracking and Image Registration in Computational Lung Modeling Using Multi-core CPUs and GPUs
    Supervisor: Professor Ching-Long Lin (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering)
    Position: Post-Doc, IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering, University of Iowa
  • August, 2014Rebecca Gasper
    Thesis title: Action Potentials in the Peripheral Auditory Nervous System: A Novel PDE Distribution Model
    Supervisor: Professor Colleen Mitchell (Mathematics)
    Position: Tenure track, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
  • May, 2014Mark Krines
    Thesis title: On the Probabilistic Modeling of Consistency for Iterated Positional Election Procedures
    Supervisor: Professor Douglas Dion (Political Science),
    Position: Lecturer, University of Wisconsin--Stout
  • December, 2013Jeannine Therese Abiva
    Thesis title: Learning the Association of Multiple Inputs in Recurrent Networks
    Supervisor: Professor Rodica Curtu (Mathematics)
    Position: TBA
  • July, 2013Mary Therese Zeithaml Padberg
    Thesis title: Software for Modeling Protein-bound DNA: Determining a Geometric Structure Consistent with Known Topological Data 
    Supervisor: Professor Isabel Darcy (Mathematics)
    Position: Tenure track, University of Evansville, IN
  • July, 2013Qiwei Sheng
    Thesis title: Some Approximations to Radiative Transfer Equation and Their Applications
    Supervisor: Professor Weimin Han (Mathematics)
    Position: Post-Doc, Washington University
  • July, 2013Fan Yang
    Thesis title: Asymptotics for Risk Measure of Extreme Risks
    Supervisor: Professor Qihe Tang (Statistics and Actuarial Science)
    Position: Tenure track, Actuarial Science, Drake University
  • May, 2013Bin Li
    Thesis title: Look-back Stopping Times and Their Applications to Liquidation Risks and Exotic Options
    Supervisor: Professor Lihe Wang (Mathematics),
    Position: Tenure track, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences, University of Waterloo
  • December, 2012 Kai Tsuruta
    Thesis title: Construction of the Wave Operator for Nonlinear Dispersive Equations 
    Supervisor: Professor Xiaoyi Zhang (Mathematics),
    Position: Fellow in the hydrology lab of the faculty of forestry, University of British Columbia
  • July, 2012Danilo Diedrichs
    Thesis title: A Mathematical Model Of The Unfolded Protein Response To Stress In The Endoplasmic Reticulum Of Mammalian Cells Under Stress 
    Supervisor: Professor Rodica Curtu (Mathematics)
    Position: Tenure Track, Wheaton College, IL
  • July, 2012Jason Graham
    Thesis title: Mathematical Representations In Musculoskeletal Physiology And Cell Motility 
    Supervisor: Professor Bruce Ayati (Mathematics)
    Position: Tenure Track, University of Scranton, Penn.
  • May, 2012Roseanne Wolf
    Thesis title: Defining New Insight Into Fatal Human Arrhythmia: A Mathematical Analysis
    Supervisor: Professor Colleen Mitchell (Mathematics)
    Position: Tenure Track, University of Dubuque
  • May, 2012Kamuela Yong
    Thesis title: A Mathematical Model Of The Intreractions Between Pollination And Their Effects On Pollination Of Almonds
    Supervisor: Professor Yi Li (Mathematics)
    Position: Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship, Arizona State University
  • December, 2011Hongbo Dong
    Thesis title: Copositive Programming: Separation and Relaxations
    Supervisor: Professor Kurt M. Anstreicher (Management Sciences)
    Position: Post-Doc in WID optimization group, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • July, 2011Joseph Eichholz
    Thesis title: Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for the Radiative Transfer Equation and its Approximations
    Supervisor: Professor Weimin Han (Mathematics)
    Position: Tenure Track, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • July, 2011Darin Mohr
    Thesis title: Hybrid Runge-Kutta and Quasi-Newton Methods for Unconstrained Nonlinear Optimization
    Supervisor: Professor Laurent Jay (Mathematics)
    Position: Tenure Track, Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia
  • May, 2011Junjun Deng
    Thesis title: Parallel computing techniques for Computed Tomography
    Supervisor: Professor Lihe Wang (Mathematics)
    Position: Senior scientist, Siemens molecular imaging
  • May, 2011Benjamin Galluzzo
    Thesis title: A Finite-Difference Based Approach to Solving the Subsurface Fluid Flow Equation in Heterogeneous Media
    Supervisor: Professor Lihe Wang (Mathematics)
    Position: Tenure Track in Mathematics, Shippensburg University
  • May, 2011Scott Small
    Thesis title: Runge-Kutta Type Methods for Differential-Algebraic Equations in Mechanics
    Supervisor: Professor Laurent Jay (Mathematics)
    Position: Post-Doc, Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research, University of Iowa
  • December, 2010Hyeyoung Moon
    Thesis title: Calculating Knot Distances and Solving Tangle Equations Involving Montesinos Links
    Supervisor: Professor Isabel K. Darcy (Mathematics)
    Position: TBA
  • July, 2010Jon Van Laarhoven
    Thesis title: Exact and Heuristic Algorithms for the Euclidean Steiner Tree Problem
    Supervisor: Professor Kurt M. Anstreicher (Management Sciences)
    Position: Senior Analyst, Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Hampton, VA
  • July, 2010Stephanie Schmidt
    Thesis title: Mathematical Models of Ion Transport Through Nafion Membranes in Modified Electrodes and Fuel Cells without the Electroneutrality Assumption
    Supervisor: Professor Johna Leddy (Chemistry)
    Position: Operations Research Analyst at Fiberight in Blairstown, IA
  • July, 2010Yuan Wu
    Thesis title: The Partially Monotone Tensor Spline Estimation of Joint Distribution Function with Bivariate Current Status Data
    Supervisor: Professor Ying Zhang (Biostatistics)
    Position: Post-doc, Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa
  • May, 2010Ian Besse
    Thesis title: Modeling caveolar sodium contributions to cardiac electrophysiology and arrhythmogenesis
    Supervisor: Professor Colleen Mitchell (Mathematics)
    Position: Tenure Track, University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • May, 2010Soojeong Kim
    Thesis title: A 4-string tangle analysis of DNA-protein complexes based on difference topology
    Supervisor: Professor Isabel K. Darcy (Mathematics)
    Position: University College of Yonsei, South Korea
  • December, 2009Kevin Murphy
    Thesis title: The Structure of Gluons in Point Form Quantum Chromodynamics
    Supervisor: Professor William H. Klink (Physics and Astronomy)
    Position: Tenure-track, St. Norbert College, DePere, WI 54115
  • August, 2009Le Gui
    Thesis title: Use of Operator Theory and Sub-band Filters in the Analysis and Encoding of Signals and Images
    Supervisor: Professor Palle Jorgensen (Mathematics)
    Position: Tenure-track, Upper Iowa University
  • August, 2009Fengrong Wei
    Thesis title: High-dimensional Regression with Grouped Variables
    Supervisor: Professor Jian Huang (Statistics and Actuarial Science)
    Position: Tenure-track, University of West Georgia, Carrollton
  • May, 2009Brian Gillispie
    Thesis title: Instabilities of Elastic Objects in Motion
    Supervisor: Professor David Stewart (Mathematics)
    Position: Kirkwood College, Cedar Rapids
  • May, 2009Yu Jiang
    Thesis title: Inference and Prediction in a Multiple Structural Break Model of Economic Time Series
    Supervisor: Professor John Geweke (Economics)
    Position: School of Business, Nanjing University, China
  • August, 2008Kamran Kazmi
    Thesis title: Mathematical Theory and Numerical Analysis of Integrated Bioluminescence Tomography and Diffuse Optical Tomography
    Supervisor: Professor Weimin Han (Mathematics)
    Position: Tenure-track, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
  • August, 2008Sujin Kim
    Thesis title: The Role of Bases and Wavelets in Stochastic Processes
    Supervisor: Professor Palle Jorgensen (Mathematics)
    Position: Full-time instructor, Savannah State University
  • July, 2008Omayra Ortega
    Thesis title: Evaluation of Rotavirus Vaccination Programs
    Supervisor: Professors Herb Hethcote(Mathematics)
    Position: Tenure-track, Arizona State University - west campus
  • May, 2008Jerome Pansera
    Thesis title: Local Risk Minimization, Consistent Interest-Rate Modeling, and Applications to Life-Insurance
    Supervisor: Professor Elias S. W. Shiu (Statistics and Actuarial Science)
    Position: Tenure-track in Statistics and Actuarial Science, U of Iowa
  • December, 2007Ram Kishore Medikonduri
    Thesis title: Tabulation of Tangles and Solving Tangle Equations
    Supervisor: Professor Isabel Darcy (Mathematics)
    Position: Pyxis Solutions, New York
  • July, 2007Yang Ho Choi
    Thesis title: Curvature Arbitrage
    Supervisor: Professor Palle Jorgensen (Mathematics)
    Position: Tenure-track, D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY
  • July, 2007Hun Kwon
    Thesis title: W^{2,p }Estimates for Linear Fourth Order Elliptic Equations with BMO Coefficients in Reifenberg Flat Domains
    Supervisor: Professor Lihe Wang (Mathematics)
    Position: Postdoc, UT Austin
  • July, 2007Ricardo Ortiz-Rosado
    Thesis title: Newton/AMG Algorithm for Solving Complementarity Problems Arising in Rigid Body Dynamics with Frictional Impacts
    Supervisor: Professor David Stewart (Mathematics)
    Position: Postdoc, Tulane University
  • December, 2006Victoria Shimanovich
    Thesis title: Optimization of large scale sparse nonlinear systems for flexible protein conformations
    Supervisor: Professor Alberto Maria Segre (Computer Sciences)
    Position: Tenure Track Professor, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY
  • July, 2006Huseyin Coskun
    Thesis title: Mathematical Models for Ameboid Cell Motility And Model Based Inverse Problems
    Supervisor: Professor Yi Li (Mathematics)
    Position: Post-Doctoral Associate, Department of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
  • May, 2006Roberto Saenz
    Thesis title: Mathematical Models for Two Species Sharing an Infectious Disease
    Supervisor: Professor Herbert Hethcote (Mathematics)
    Position: Postdoc, University of Cambridge, UK
  • July, 2005Jose Candelaria
    Thesis title: Construction and Analysis of Two Habitat Specific Dispersal Models
    Supervisor: Professor Herbert Hethcote (Mathematics)
    Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Cornell College
  • July, 2005Hyounkun Oh
    Thesis title: Spark Methods for Mixed Daes of Index 2 and 3 and their Application in Mechanics
    Supervisor: Professor Laurent Jay (Mathematics)
    Position: Assistant Professor, Savannah State University
  • July, 2005Sara Del Valle
    Thesis title: Effects of Behavioral Changes and Mixing Patterns in Mathematical Models for Smallpox Epidemics
    Supervisor: Professor Herbert Hethcote (Mathematics)
    Position: Technical Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • July, 2005Jiehua Zhu
    Thesis title: Image Reconstruction and Geometric Modeling in Computed Tomography
    Supervisor: Yangbo Ye (Mathematics)
    Position: Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University
  • December, 2004Xiaoxu Han
    Thesis title: Local Z Buffer Algorithms in Real Time Rendering of Large Complex Scenes
    Supervisor: Professor Jim Cremer (Computer Science)
    Position: Assistant Professor, Eastern Michigan University
  • August, 2004Viorel Bostan
    Thesis title: A Posteriori Error Analysis and Adaptive Finite Element Solution of Variational Inequalities of the Second Kind
    Supervisor: Professor Weimin Han (Mathematics)
    Position: Assistant Professor, Technical University of Moldova
  • August, 2004Li Zhang
    Thesis title: The P-Hub Center Allocation Problem and the Q-Upgrading Arc Problem
    Supervisor: Professor Ann Campbell (Management Sciences)
    Position: Assistant Professor, The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina
  • August, 2003Hong Jiang
    Thesis title: Exploring Algorithms for Network Capacity Dimensioning and Traffic Modeling
    Supervisor: Professor Dennis Bricker (Industrial Engineering)
    Position: Motorola, Chicago
  • August, 2003Changki Kim
    Thesis title: Modeling Surrender/Lapse Rates and Valuing Surrender Options in Korean Interest Indexed Annuities
    Supervisor: Professor Elias Shiu (Statistics and Actuarial Science)
    Position: University of Texas at Austin
  • August, 2003Koung-Hee Leem
    Thesis title: Solving Linear Systems for Meshfree Discretizations
    Supervisor: Professors Suely Oliveira (Computer Science)
    Position: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
  • May, 2003Imad Benjelloun
    Thesis title: A Dynamic Programming Model Integrating the Analytical Hierarchy Process
    Supervisor: Professor Dennis Bricker (Industrial Engineering)
    Position: Delaware Valley College
  • May, 2003Chris Cartwright
    Thesis title: A Parallel Algorithm for Matrix Assembly in Meshfree Methods
    Supervisor: Professors David Stewart (Mathematics)
    Position: Lawrence Tech University, Michigan
  • December, 2002Jaehoon Seol
    Thesis title: Analysis of the Radiosity Equation Using the Collocation Method
    Supervisor: Professor Ken Atkinson (Mathematics and Computer Science)
    Position: Valdosta State University, Georgia
  • December, 2002Qinghong Zhang
    Thesis title: The Interior Point Method for Variational Inequalities and Perfect Duality for Semidefinite Programming
    Supervisor: Professor Weimin Han (Mathematics)
    Position: Northern Michigan University
  • December, 2001Sean Forman
    Thesis title: Torsion Angle Selection and Emergent Non-Local Secondary Structure in Protein Structure Prediction
    Supervisor: Professor Alberto Segre (Management Sciences)
    Position: St. Josephs University in Philadelphia
  • December, 2001Li Hong
    Thesis title: Nonlinear Algorithms for Image Resolution Enhancement and Image Compression
    Supervisor: Professor Jarkko Kari (Computer Science)
    Position: ST Microelectronics in San Diego
  • July, 2001Wei Chen
    Thesis title: Pricing Fixed Income Securities with a Class of Markov Regime Switching Models
    Supervisor: Professor Raj Jagannathan (Management Sciences)
    Position: Financial Software Group at SAS in North Carolina
  • July, 2001Dacian Daescu
    Thesis title: Data Assimilation for Air Pollution Models
    Supervisor: Professor Greg Carmichael (Chemical and Biochemical Engineering)
    Position: Portland State University
  • December, 2000Mirela Iancu
    Thesis title: The Null-Space Method for Solving Differential-Algebraic Equations
    Supervisor: Professor Jeff Freeman (Mechanical Engineering)
    Position: Delphi Automotive in Sandusky, Ohio
  • July, 2000Matt Schuette
    Thesis title: Modeling the Transmission of the Varicella-Zoster Virus
    Supervisor: Professor Herb Hethcote (Mathematics)
    Position: Georgia Southern University
  • July, 1999Rob Aulwes
    Thesis title: Computational Methods in Dual Representations and Invariant Theory
    Supervisor: Professors Tuong Ton-That (Mathematics)
    Position: Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • July, 1998Steve Benson
    Thesis title: Solving Large Scale Combinatorial Optimization Problems
    Supervisor: Professor Yinyu Ye (Management Sciences)
    Position: Towers Perrin
  • July, 1997Mihai Anitescu
    Thesis title: Modeling Rigid Multibody Dynamics with Contact and Friction
    Supervisor: Professor Florian Potra (Mathematics)
    Position: Argonne National Laboratory
  • July, 1997Adrian Sandu
    Thesis title: Numerical Aspects of Air Quality Modeling
    Supervisor: Professor Greg Carmichael (Chemical and Biochemical Engineering)
    Position: Virginia Tech University
  • December, 1996Goran Lesaja
    Thesis title: Interior-Point Methods for P*-complementarity Problems
    Supervisor: Professor Florian Potra (Mathematics)
    Position: Georgia Southern University
  • July, 1996Rick Adkins
    Thesis title: Continuation and Bifurcation Methods for Mechanism Workspace and Controllability Analysis
    Supervisor: Professor Ed Haug (Mechanical Engineering)
    Position: Assistant Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • July, 1996Rob Dittmar
    Thesis title: Dynamic Economics with Nonconvexites
    Supervisor: Professor Dean Corbae (Economics)
    Position: Research Division, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • July, 1996Lina Xu
    Thesis title: Optimization Methods for Computing Empirically Constrained Extremal Probability Distributions
    Supervisor: Professor Dennis Bricker (Industrial Engineering)
    Position: Milliman and Robinson: Actuaries and Consultants
  • December, 1995Chi-Mei Luh
    Thesis title: Numerical Methods for Workspace Analysis of Mechanisms and Manipulators
    Supervisor: Professor Ed Haug (Mechanical Engineering)
  • December, 1994Waizhong Dai
    Thesis title: Numerical Solutions of Unsteady Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations Using an Explicit Finite Analytic Scheme
    Supervisor: Professor C.-J. Chen (Mechanical Engineering)
    Position: Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Louisiana Tech University, Rushton, Louisiana
  • December, 1994Pi-Fang Hung
    Thesis title: An Asymptotical O(NL)-Iterator Path-Following Linear Programming Algorithm that Uses Wider Neighborhood and Its Implementation
    Supervisor: Professor Yinyu Ye (Management Sciences)
    Position: Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Tung Hai University, Taichung, Taiwan
  • August, 1993Hui-Chun Tien
    Thesis title: Finite Analytic Method for Two-Dimensional Flow with Irregular Boundaries
    Supervisor: Professor C.-J. Chen (Mechanical Engineering)
    Position: Department of Applied Mathematics, Providence University, Taiwan
  • May, 1993Hsiao-Ying Chang
    Thesis title: The Analytic Center Method for Entropy Optimization and Smooth Convex Programming Problems
    Supervisor: Professor Dennis Bricker (Industrial Engineering)
  • August, 1992Ming Gong Lee
    Thesis title: Stability and Convergence Results of Difference Approximation for Overdetermined Differential-Algebraic Equations with Applications to Implicit Integration of Constrained Mechanical System Dynamics
    Supervisor: Professor Ed Haug (Mechanical Engineering)
    Position: Chung-Hua University, Department of Applied Mathematics, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • December, 1991Mei-Hsui Chi
    Thesis title: Linear Semi-Infinite and Nondifferentiable Programming Methods for Robot Trajectory Planning Problems
    Supervisor: Professor Ken Kortanek (Management Sciences)
    Position: Postdoctoral Position, Institute of Applied Mathematics, National Chung-Cheng University, Chia-Yi, Taiwan
  • December, 1991Mike Suelzer
    Thesis title: Analysis of Human Quantitative Judgement: Models of Sequential Magnitude Estimation
    Supervisor: Professors Don Dorfman (Psychology)
    Position: Director of The University of Iowa Statistical Consulting Center and President of DataMasters of Iowa, Inc., Iowa City, Iowa
  • August, 1991Huang Zhen
    Thesis title: Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Distribution System Design and Operation
    Supervisor: Professor Dennis Bricker (Industrial and Management Engineering)
    Position: Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Otterbein College, Westville, Ohio
  • May, 1991Richard A. Bernatz
    Thesis title: Development of the Finite Analytic Method for Turbulent Forced and Free Convection
    Supervisor: Professor C.J. Chen (Mechanical Engineering)
    Position: Associate Professor, Mathematics, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
  • May, 1990Randall G. Wills
    Thesis title: Resolution of the Multiplicity Problem for U(N) Using Shift Operators
    Supervisor: Professors Tuong Ton-That (Mathematics)
    Position: Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana
  • May, 1990Jeng Yen
    Thesis title: Numerical Methods for Constrained Equations of Motion in Mechanical Systems Dynamics
    Supervisor: Professors Ed Haug (Mechanical Engineering)
    Position: Telerobotics, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
  • May, 1988Ann Castelfranco
    Thesis title: Nonlinear Feedback Processes in Models of Neuronal Excitability
    Supervisor: Professor Peter Getting (Physiology)
    Position: Bekesy Lab/PBRC at University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • May, 1986Van Kolpin
    Thesis title: Extensions and Application of Effectivity Function Theory
    Supervisor: Professor Tatsuro Ichiichi (Economics)
    Position: Professor of Economics, University of Oregon
  • December, 1982Hung Ly Lam
    Thesis title: Numerical Methods for Iterative Structural Optimization with emphasis on Problems with Repeated Eigenvalues
    Supervisor: Professor Ed Haug (Mechanical Engineering)
  • December, 1980Kyung K. Choi
    Thesis title: Optimization of Structures with Repeated Eigenvalues
    Supervisor: Professor Ed Haug (Mechanical Engineering)
    Position: Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa
  • May, 1977David Fyfe
    Thesis title: Studies in Two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic turbulence
    Supervisor: Professor David Montgomery (Physics)
  • May, 1976Hayley Shen
    Thesis title: On the Application of Similarity Analysis
    Supervisor: Karl Lonngren (Information Engineering)
    Position: Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University
  • Natalie Clark
  • Michael Covello
  • Neha Murad
  • Yangfang Zhang