- August, 2015 — Morgan Shiller FonleyThesis title: Effects of Oscillatory Forcing on Hydrologic Systems under Extreme Conditions: A Mathematical Modeling ApproachSupervisor:Professor Rodica Curtu (Mathematics)Position: Tenure-track, Alma College, Michigan
- August, 2015 — Xiayi WangThesis title: Structured Modeling & Simulation of Articular Cartilage Lesion Formation: Development & ValidationSupervisor:Professor Bruce Ayati (Mathematics)Position: Internship, IDx, LLC., Iowa City
- August, 2015 — Boshi YangThesis title: A Conic Optimization Approach to Variants of the Trust Region SubproblemSupervisor:Professor Samuel Burer (Management Sciences)Position: Post-doc, Carnegie Mellon University
- August, 2015 — Tianyi ZhangThesis title: Source Recovery in Bioluminescence Tomography Based on Radiative TransferSupervisor:Professor Weimin Han and Professor Jianfeng Cai (Mathematics)Position: Algorithmic Trader, Shanghai Cyndi Investment Co. Ltd.
- August, 2015 — Chenhong ZhuThesis title: New Insight into Models of Cardiac Caveolae and ArrhythmiaSupervisor:Professor Colleen Mitchell (Mathematics)Position: Intermediate Programmer Analyst Asset Manager, AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC, Iowa
- December, 2014 — Nathan David EllingwoodThesis title: Methods for Improving Performance of Particle Tracking and Image Registration in Computational Lung Modeling Using Multi-core CPUs and GPUsSupervisor:Professor Ching-Long Lin (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering)Position: Post-Doc, IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering, University of Iowa
- August, 2014 — Rebecca GasperThesis title: Action Potentials in the Peripheral Auditory Nervous System: A Novel PDE Distribution ModelSupervisor:Professor Colleen Mitchell (Mathematics)Position: Tenure track, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
- May, 2014 — Mark KrinesThesis title: On the Probabilistic Modeling of Consistency for Iterated Positional Election ProceduresSupervisors:Professor Douglas Dion (Political Science),

Professor Jonathan K. Hodge (Grand Valley State University)Position: Lecturer, University of Wisconsin--Stout - December, 2013 — Jeannine Therese AbivaThesis title: Learning the Association of Multiple Inputs in Recurrent NetworksSupervisor:Professor Rodica Curtu (Mathematics)Position: TBA
- July, 2013 — Mary Therese Zeithaml PadbergThesis title: Software for Modeling Protein-bound DNA: Determining a Geometric Structure Consistent with Known Topological DataSupervisor:Professor Isabel Darcy (Mathematics)Position: Tenure track, University of Evansville, IN
- July, 2013 — Qiwei ShengThesis title: Some Approximations to Radiative Transfer Equation and Their ApplicationsSupervisor:Professor Weimin Han (Mathematics)Position: Post-Doc, Washington University
- July, 2013 — Fan YangThesis title: Asymptotics for Risk Measure of Extreme RisksSupervisor:Professor Qihe Tang (Statistics and Actuarial Science)Position: Tenure track, Actuarial Science, Drake University
- May, 2013 — Bin LiThesis title: Look-back Stopping Times and Their Applications to Liquidation Risks and Exotic OptionsSupervisor:Professor Lihe Wang (Mathematics) and Professor Qihe Tang (Statistics and Actuarial Science)Position: Tenure track, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences, University of Waterloo
- December, 2012 — Kai TsurutaThesis title: Construction of the Wave Operator for Nonlinear Dispersive EquationsSupervisor:Professor Xiaoyi Zhang (Mathematics) and Professor Dong Li (Mathematics)Position: Fellow in the hydrology lab of the faculty of forestry, University of British Columbia
- July, 2012 — Danilo DiedrichsThesis title: A Mathematical Model Of The Unfolded Protein Response To Stress In The Endoplasmic Reticulum Of Mammalian Cells Under StressSupervisor:Professor Rodica Curtu (Mathematics)Position: Tenure Track, Wheaton College, IL
- July, 2012 — Jason GrahamThesis title: Mathematical Representations In Musculoskeletal Physiology And Cell MotilitySupervisor:Professor Bruce Ayati (Mathematics)Position: Tenure Track, University of Scranton, Penn.
- May, 2012 — Roseanne WolfThesis title: Defining New Insight Into Fatal Human Arrhythmia: A Mathematical AnalysisSupervisor:Professor Colleen Mitchell (Mathematics)Position: Tenure Track, University of Dubuque
- May, 2012 — Kamuela YongThesis title: A Mathematical Model Of The Intreractions Between Pollination And Their Effects On Pollination Of AlmondsSupervisors:Professor Yi Li (Mathematics)

Professor Steve Hendrix (Biological Sciences)Position: Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship, Arizona State University - December, 2011 — Hongbo DongThesis title: Copositive Programming: Separation and RelaxationsSupervisors:Professor Kurt M. Anstreicher (Management Sciences)

Professor Samuel Burer (Management Sciences)Position: Post-Doc in WID optimization group, University of Wisconsin, Madison - July, 2011 — Joseph EichholzThesis title: Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for the Radiative Transfer Equation and its ApproximationsSupervisor:Professor Weimin Han (Mathematics)Position: Tenure Track, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
- July, 2011 — Darin MohrThesis title: Hybrid Runge-Kutta and Quasi-Newton Methods for Unconstrained Nonlinear OptimizationSupervisor:Professor Laurent Jay (Mathematics)Position: Tenure Track, Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia
- May, 2011 — Junjun DengThesis title: Parallel computing techniques for Computed TomographySupervisor:Professor Lihe Wang (Mathematics)Position: Senior scientist, Siemens molecular imaging
- May, 2011 — Benjamin GalluzzoThesis title: A Finite-Difference Based Approach to Solving the Subsurface Fluid Flow Equation in Heterogeneous MediaSupervisor:Professor Lihe Wang (Mathematics)Position: Tenure Track in Mathematics, Shippensburg University
- May, 2011 — Scott SmallThesis title: Runge-Kutta Type Methods for Differential-Algebraic Equations in MechanicsSupervisor:Professor Laurent Jay (Mathematics)Position: Post-Doc, Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research, University of Iowa
- December, 2010 — Hyeyoung MoonThesis title: Calculating Knot Distances and Solving Tangle Equations Involving Montesinos LinksSupervisor:Professor Isabel K. Darcy (Mathematics)Position: TBA
- July, 2010 — Jon Van LaarhovenThesis title: Exact and Heuristic Algorithms for the Euclidean Steiner Tree ProblemSupervisors:Professor Kurt M. Anstreicher (Management Sciences)

Professor Jeff Ohlmann (Management Sciences)Position: Senior Analyst, Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Hampton, VA - July, 2010 — Stephanie SchmidtThesis title: Mathematical Models of Ion Transport Through Nafion Membranes in Modified Electrodes and Fuel Cells without the Electroneutrality AssumptionSupervisors:Professor Johna Leddy (Chemistry)

Professor Gerhard Strohmer (Mathematics)

Professor Bruce Ayati (Mathematics)Position: Operations Research Analyst at Fiberight in Blairstown, IA - July, 2010 — Yuan WuThesis title: The Partially Monotone Tensor Spline Estimation of Joint Distribution Function with Bivariate Current Status DataSupervisor:Professor Ying Zhang (Biostatistics)Position: Post-doc, Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa
- May, 2010 — Ian BesseThesis title: Modeling caveolar sodium contributions to cardiac electrophysiology and arrhythmogenesisSupervisor:Professor Colleen Mitchell (Mathematics)Position: Tenure Track, University of Missouri at Kansas City
- May, 2010 — Soojeong KimThesis title: A 4-string tangle analysis of DNA-protein complexes based on difference topologySupervisor:Professor Isabel K. Darcy (Mathematics)Position: University College of Yonsei, South Korea
- December, 2009 — Kevin MurphyThesis title: The Structure of Gluons in Point Form Quantum ChromodynamicsSupervisor:Professor William H. Klink (Physics and Astronomy)Position: Tenure-track, St. Norbert College, DePere, WI 54115
- August, 2009 — Le GuiThesis title: Use of Operator Theory and Sub-band Filters in the Analysis and Encoding of Signals and ImagesSupervisor:Professor Palle Jorgensen (Mathematics)Position: Tenure-track, Upper Iowa University
- August, 2009 — Fengrong WeiThesis title: High-dimensional Regression with Grouped VariablesSupervisor:Professor Jian Huang (Statistics and Actuarial Science)Position: Tenure-track, University of West Georgia, Carrollton
- May, 2009 — Brian GillispieThesis title: Instabilities of Elastic Objects in MotionSupervisor:Professor David Stewart (Mathematics)Position: Kirkwood College, Cedar Rapids
- May, 2009 — Yu JiangThesis title: Inference and Prediction in a Multiple Structural Break Model of Economic Time SeriesSupervisor:Professor John Geweke (Economics)Position: School of Business, Nanjing University, China
- August, 2008 — Kamran KazmiThesis title: Mathematical Theory and Numerical Analysis of Integrated Bioluminescence Tomography and Diffuse Optical TomographySupervisor:Professor Weimin Han (Mathematics)Position: Tenure-track, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
- August, 2008 — Sujin KimThesis title: The Role of Bases and Wavelets in Stochastic ProcessesSupervisor:Professor Palle Jorgensen (Mathematics)Position: Full-time instructor, Savannah State University
- July, 2008 — Omayra OrtegaThesis title: Evaluation of Rotavirus Vaccination ProgramsSupervisors:Professors Herb Hethcote(Mathematics)

Tong Li (Mathematics)Position: Tenure-track, Arizona State University - west campus - May, 2008 — Jerome PanseraThesis title: Local Risk Minimization, Consistent Interest-Rate Modeling, and Applications to Life-InsuranceSupervisor:Professor Elias S. W. Shiu (Statistics and Actuarial Science)Position: Tenure-track in Statistics and Actuarial Science, U of Iowa
- December, 2007 — Ram Kishore MedikonduriThesis title: Tabulation of Tangles and Solving Tangle EquationsSupervisor:Professor Isabel Darcy (Mathematics)Position: Pyxis Solutions, New York
- July, 2007 — Yang Ho ChoiThesis title: Curvature ArbitrageSupervisor:Professor Palle Jorgensen (Mathematics)Position: Tenure-track, D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY
- July, 2007 — Hun KwonThesis title: W^{2,p }Estimates for Linear Fourth Order Elliptic Equations with BMO Coefficients in Reifenberg Flat DomainsSupervisor:Professor Lihe Wang (Mathematics)Position: Postdoc, UT Austin
- July, 2007 — Ricardo Ortiz-RosadoThesis title: Newton/AMG Algorithm for Solving Complementarity Problems Arising in Rigid Body Dynamics with Frictional ImpactsSupervisor:Professor David Stewart (Mathematics)Position: Postdoc, Tulane University
- December, 2006 — Victoria ShimanovichThesis title: Optimization of large scale sparse nonlinear systems for flexible protein conformationsSupervisor:Professor Alberto Maria Segre (Computer Sciences)Position: Tenure Track Professor, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY
- July, 2006 — Huseyin CoskunThesis title: Mathematical Models for Ameboid Cell Motility And Model Based Inverse ProblemsSupervisor:Professor Yi Li (Mathematics)Position: Post-Doctoral Associate, Department of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
- May, 2006 — Roberto SaenzThesis title: Mathematical Models for Two Species Sharing an Infectious DiseaseSupervisor:Professor Herbert Hethcote (Mathematics)Position: Postdoc, University of Cambridge, UK
- July, 2005 — Jose CandelariaThesis title: Construction and Analysis of Two Habitat Specific Dispersal ModelsSupervisors:Professor Herbert Hethcote (Mathematics)

Professor Steve Hendrix (Biological Sciences)Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Cornell College - July, 2005 — Hyounkun OhThesis title: Spark Methods for Mixed Daes of Index 2 and 3 and their Application in MechanicsSupervisor:Professor Laurent Jay (Mathematics)Position: Assistant Professor, Savannah State University
- July, 2005 — Sara Del ValleThesis title: Effects of Behavioral Changes and Mixing Patterns in Mathematical Models for Smallpox EpidemicsSupervisor:Professor Herbert Hethcote (Mathematics)Position: Technical Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- July, 2005 — Jiehua ZhuThesis title: Image Reconstruction and Geometric Modeling in Computed TomographySupervisors:Yangbo Ye (Mathematics)

Ge Wang (Radiology)

Shiying Zhao (Radiology)Position: Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University - December, 2004 — Xiaoxu HanThesis title: Local Z Buffer Algorithms in Real Time Rendering of Large Complex ScenesSupervisor:Professor Jim Cremer (Computer Science)Position: Assistant Professor, Eastern Michigan University
- August, 2004 — Viorel BostanThesis title: A Posteriori Error Analysis and Adaptive Finite Element Solution of Variational Inequalities of the Second KindSupervisor:Professor Weimin Han (Mathematics)Position: Assistant Professor, Technical University of Moldova
- August, 2004 — Li ZhangThesis title: The P-Hub Center Allocation Problem and the Q-Upgrading Arc ProblemSupervisor:Professor Ann Campbell (Management Sciences)Position: Assistant Professor, The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina
- August, 2003 — Hong JiangThesis title: Exploring Algorithms for Network Capacity Dimensioning and Traffic ModelingSupervisor:Professor Dennis Bricker (Industrial Engineering)Position: Motorola, Chicago
- August, 2003 — Changki KimThesis title: Modeling Surrender/Lapse Rates and Valuing Surrender Options in Korean Interest Indexed AnnuitiesSupervisor:Professor Elias Shiu (Statistics and Actuarial Science)Position: University of Texas at Austin
- August, 2003 — Koung-Hee LeemThesis title: Solving Linear Systems for Meshfree DiscretizationsSupervisors:Professors Suely Oliveira (Computer Science)

Professor David Stewart (Mathematics)Position: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville - May, 2003 — Imad BenjellounThesis title: A Dynamic Programming Model Integrating the Analytical Hierarchy ProcessSupervisor:Professor Dennis Bricker (Industrial Engineering)Position: Delaware Valley College
- May, 2003 — Chris CartwrightThesis title: A Parallel Algorithm for Matrix Assembly in Meshfree MethodsSupervisors:Professors David Stewart (Mathematics)

Professor Suely Oliveira (Computer Sciences)Position: Lawrence Tech University, Michigan - December, 2002 — Qinghong ZhangThesis title: The Interior Point Method for Variational Inequalities and Perfect Duality for Semidefinite ProgrammingSupervisor:Professor Weimin Han (Mathematics) and Professor Ken Kortanek (Management Sciences)Position: Northern Michigan University
- December, 2002 — Jaehoon SeolThesis title: Analysis of the Radiosity Equation Using the Collocation MethodSupervisor:Professor Ken Atkinson (Mathematics and Computer Science)Position: Valdosta State University, Georgia
- December, 2001 — Sean FormanThesis title: Torsion Angle Selection and Emergent Non-Local Secondary Structure in Protein Structure PredictionSupervisor:Professor Alberto Segre (Management Sciences)Position: St. Josephs University in Philadelphia
- December, 2001 — Li HongThesis title: Nonlinear Algorithms for Image Resolution Enhancement and Image CompressionSupervisor:Professor Jarkko Kari (Computer Science)Position: ST Microelectronics in San Diego
- July, 2001 — Wei ChenThesis title: Pricing Fixed Income Securities with a Class of Markov Regime Switching ModelsSupervisor:Professor Raj Jagannathan (Management Sciences)Position: Financial Software Group at SAS in North Carolina
- July, 2001 — Dacian DaescuThesis title: Data Assimilation for Air Pollution ModelsSupervisor:Professor Greg Carmichael (Chemical and Biochemical Engineering)Position: Portland State University
- December, 2000 — Mirela IancuThesis title: The Null-Space Method for Solving Differential-Algebraic EquationsSupervisor:Professor Jeff Freeman (Mechanical Engineering)Position: Delphi Automotive in Sandusky, Ohio
- July, 2000 — Matt SchuetteThesis title: Modeling the Transmission of the Varicella-Zoster VirusSupervisor:Professor Herb Hethcote (Mathematics)Position: Georgia Southern University
- July, 1999 — Rob AulwesThesis title: Computational Methods in Dual Representations and Invariant TheorySupervisors:Professors Tuong Ton-That (Mathematics)

Professors Bill Klink (Physics)Position: Los Alamos National Laboratory - July, 1998 — Steve BensonThesis title: Solving Large Scale Combinatorial Optimization ProblemsSupervisor:Professor Yinyu Ye (Management Sciences)Position: Towers Perrin
- July, 1997 — Mihai AnitescuThesis title: Modeling Rigid Multibody Dynamics with Contact and FrictionSupervisor:Professor Florian Potra (Mathematics)Position: Argonne National Laboratory
- July, 1997 — Adrian SanduThesis title: Numerical Aspects of Air Quality ModelingSupervisors:Professor Greg Carmichael (Chemical and Biochemical Engineering)

Professor Florian Potra (Mathematics)Position: Virginia Tech University - December, 1996 — Goran LesajaThesis title: Interior-Point Methods for P*-complementarity ProblemsSupervisor:Professor Florian Potra (Mathematics)Position: Georgia Southern University
- July, 1996 — Rick AdkinsThesis title: Continuation and Bifurcation Methods for Mechanism Workspace and Controllability AnalysisSupervisor:Professor Ed Haug (Mechanical Engineering)Position: Assistant Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- July, 1996 — Rob DittmarThesis title: Dynamic Economics with NonconvexitesSupervisor:Professor Dean Corbae (Economics)Position: Research Division, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
- July, 1996 — Lina XuThesis title: Optimization Methods for Computing Empirically Constrained Extremal Probability DistributionsSupervisors:Professor Dennis Bricker (Industrial Engineering)

Professor Ken Kortanek (Management Sciences)Position: Milliman and Robinson: Actuaries and Consultants - December, 1995 — Chi-Mei LuhThesis title: Numerical Methods for Workspace Analysis of Mechanisms and ManipulatorsSupervisor:Professor Ed Haug (Mechanical Engineering)
- December, 1994 — Waizhong DaiThesis title: Numerical Solutions of Unsteady Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations Using an Explicit Finite Analytic SchemeSupervisor:Professor C.-J. Chen (Mechanical Engineering)Position: Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Louisiana Tech University, Rushton, Louisiana
- December, 1994 — Pi-Fang HungThesis title: An Asymptotical O(NL)-Iterator Path-Following Linear Programming Algorithm that Uses Wider Neighborhood and Its ImplementationSupervisor:Professor Yinyu Ye (Management Sciences)Position: Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Tung Hai University, Taichung, Taiwan
- August, 1993 — Hui-Chun TienThesis title: Finite Analytic Method for Two-Dimensional Flow with Irregular BoundariesSupervisor:Professor C.-J. Chen (Mechanical Engineering)Position: Department of Applied Mathematics, Providence University, Taiwan
- May, 1993 — Hsiao-Ying ChangThesis title: The Analytic Center Method for Entropy Optimization and Smooth Convex Programming ProblemsSupervisor:Professor Dennis Bricker (Industrial Engineering)
- August, 1992 — Ming Gong LeeThesis title: Stability and Convergence Results of Difference Approximation for Overdetermined Differential-Algebraic Equations with Applications to Implicit Integration of Constrained Mechanical System DynamicsSupervisor:Professor Ed Haug (Mechanical Engineering)Position: Chung-Hua University, Department of Applied Mathematics, Taiwan, R.O.C.
- December, 1991 — Mei-Hsui ChiThesis title: Linear Semi-Infinite and Nondifferentiable Programming Methods for Robot Trajectory Planning ProblemsSupervisor:Professor Ken Kortanek (Management Sciences)Position: Postdoctoral Position, Institute of Applied Mathematics, National Chung-Cheng University, Chia-Yi, Taiwan
- December, 1991 — Mike SuelzerThesis title: Analysis of Human Quantitative Judgement: Models of Sequential Magnitude EstimationSupervisors:Professors Don Dorfman (Psychology)

Johannes Ledolter (Statistics)Position: Director of The University of Iowa Statistical Consulting Center and President of DataMasters of Iowa, Inc., Iowa City, Iowa - August, 1991 — Huang ZhenThesis title: Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Distribution System Design and OperationSupervisor:Professor Dennis Bricker (Industrial and Management Engineering)Position: Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Otterbein College, Westville, Ohio
- May, 1991 — Richard A. BernatzThesis title: Development of the Finite Analytic Method for Turbulent Forced and Free ConvectionSupervisor:Professor C.J. Chen (Mechanical Engineering)Position: Associate Professor, Mathematics, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
- May, 1990 — Randall G. WillsThesis title: Resolution of the Multiplicity Problem for U(N) Using Shift OperatorsSupervisors:Professors Tuong Ton-That (Mathematics)

Professors Bill Klink (Physics)Position: Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana - May, 1990 — Jeng YenThesis title: Numerical Methods for Constrained Equations of Motion in Mechanical Systems DynamicsSupervisors:Professors Ed Haug (Mechanical Engineering)

Professor Florian Potra (Mathematics)Position: Telerobotics, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology - May, 1988 — Ann CastelfrancoThesis title: Nonlinear Feedback Processes in Models of Neuronal ExcitabilitySupervisors:Professor Peter Getting (Physiology)

Professor Herbert Hethcote (Mathematics)Position: Bekesy Lab/PBRC at University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii - May, 1986 — Van KolpinThesis title: Extensions and Application of Effectivity Function TheorySupervisor:Professor Tatsuro Ichiichi (Economics)Position: Professor of Economics, University of Oregon
- December, 1982 — Hung Ly LamThesis title: Numerical Methods for Iterative Structural Optimization with emphasis on Problems with Repeated EigenvaluesSupervisor:Professor Ed Haug (Mechanical Engineering)
- December, 1980 — Kyung K. ChoiThesis title: Optimization of Structures with Repeated EigenvaluesSupervisor:Professor Ed Haug (Mechanical Engineering)Position: Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa
- May, 1977 — David FyfeThesis title: Studies in Two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic turbulenceSupervisor:Professor David Montgomery (Physics)
- May, 1976 — Hayley ShenThesis title: On the Application of Similarity AnalysisSupervisor:Karl Lonngren (Information Engineering)Position: Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University