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Debe Adams


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P: 618.453.6572
E: debe.adams@ siu.edu
O: Neckers 467

Lecturer, M.S. Mathematics, Southern Illinois University, 2006

Dubravka Ban


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P: 618.453.6595
E: dban@ siu.edu
O: Neckers 461

Professor; Dr. Sci., University of Zagreb, Croatia, 1998. Algebra, representation theory, automorphic forms. Research Interests My research is on topics in the representation theory of p-adic groups in the context of Langlands program. It is motivated by Arthur's conjectures. Vitae Publications Strukture ...read full profile >>

Bhaskar Bhattacharya

Professor | Department Chair

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P: 618.453.6589
E: bhaskar@ siu.edu
O: Neckers 365

Professor, Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1993. Order restricted statistical inference, I-projections, linear models, and multivariate analysis. Research Interests I am interested in `constrained statistical inference', which includes solving statistical application problems under some type of ...read full profile >>

Wesley Calvert

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

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P: 618.453.6582
E: wcalvert@ siu.edu
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Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2005. Research Interests Mathematical Logic and its applications, especially computability theory and model theory; Algebraic geometry and number theory, especially computational aspects; theoretical computer science. Selected Publications (with D. Cummins, ...read full profile >>

Vina Castelli


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P: 618.453.6570
E: vina@ siu.edu
O: Neckers 381

Lecturer, M.S. Mathematics, Southern Illinois University, 2015

Kristen Ceballos


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E: kalindb@ siu.edu
P: 618.453.5302

Lecturer, M.S. Mathematics, Southern Illinois University, 2011

Kwangho Choiy

Assistant Professor

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P: 618.453.6508
E: kchoiy@siu.edu
O: Neckers 283

Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, 2012. Number Theory, Automorphic Forms and Representation Theory Research Interests:  My research interest lies in the fields of number theory, automorphic forms, representation theory, and harmonic analysis on reductive p-adic groups. I am ...read full profile >>

Rob Dean


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P: 618.453.6501
E: rdean@ siu.edu
O: Neckers 373

Lecturer, Ph.D. Theorectical Population Genetics, University of Georgia, 1996.

H.R. Hughes

Associate Professor

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P: 618.453.6593
E: hrhughes@ siu.edu
O: Neckers 391

Associate Professor; Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1988. Stochastic processes and stochastic differential geometry. Research Interests Riemannian geometry and stochastic analysis are applied to address the question of whether one can feel the shape of space by looking at properties of Brownian motion. A ...read full profile >>

Jerzy Kocik

Associate Professor

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P: 618.453.6504
E: jkocik@ siu.edu
O: Neckers 377

Associate Professor; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 1989. Mathematical physics, Lie algebras, differential-geometric structures, symplectic geometry. Selected Publications Harmonic evolutions on graphs, International Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2 2007, no. 1, pp. 65-82. Clifford algebras ...read full profile >>

Thara Lowndes

Director Computer Based Learning

P: 618.453.6561
E: tlowndes@ siu.edu
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Lecturer, M.S. Mathematics, Southern Illinois University, 1996

John McSorley


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P: 618.453.6596
E: siu7684@ siu.edu
O: Neckers 383

Associate Professor; Ph.D., Oxford University, 1988. Combinatorics. Research Interests  Designs and other combinatorial structures: designs and arrays, single-change circular covering designs, sequential covering designs, orthogonal arrays, properly separated permutations, and Latin squares; have ...read full profile >>

Ron Nagrodski


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P: 618.453.6503
E: rnagrodski@ siu.edu
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Lecturer, M.S. Mathematics, Southern Illinois University, 1990.

David Olive

Professor, Undergraduate Advisor

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P: 618.453.6566
E: dolive@siu.edu
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Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1998. Applications of high breakdown robust statistics, regression Graphics, applied probability theory. Research Interests One area of my research considers the development of computationally practical robust multivariate location and dispersion estimators, ...read full profile >>

Christy Parks


P: 618.453.6507
E: cparks0005@ siu.edu
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Lecturer. Graduate of John A. Logan College, University of Louisville and Southern Illinois University. Studied in Real Analysis, Abstract Algebra, Probability, and Statistics.

Kathleen Pericak-Spector

Professor, Vice Chair

P: 618.453.6569
E: kpericak@math.siu.edu
O: Neckers 361

Professor; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University 1980. Hyperbolic PDE's, continuum mechanics, and science education.

Suri Rajan


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P: 618.453.6580
E: suri.p.rajan@siu.edu
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Lecturer, M.S., University of Illinois, 2011; B.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Rasanji Rathnayake


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P: 618.453.6598
E: rathnaya@siu.edu
O: Neckers 257

Lecturer, M.S. Mathematics, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2010

Don Redmond

Associate Professor

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P: 618.453.6509
E: redmond@siu.edu
O: Neckers 259

Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1976. Analytic and elementary number theory, classical analysis, and history of mathematics.

S. Yaser Samadi

Assistant Professor

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P: 618.453.6502
E: ysamadi@ siu.edu
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Assistant Professor of Statistics, Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2014. Multivariate and Matrix Time Series Analysis. Research Interests Multivariate time series analysis - Symbolic data analysis - Dimension reduction for time series data - Sequential analysis for dependent and independent data - Bayesian analysis - Multivariate statistical inference and analysis.

Henri Schurz


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P: 618.453.6577
E: hschurz@math.siu.edu
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Professor; Ph.D., Humboldt University Berlin, 1997. Stochastic analysis, stochastic dynamical systems, mathematical finance. Research Interests My research focusses on stochastic analysis and its applications. In particular, I am working on the qualitative behavior of stochastic dynamical systems such as systems ...read full profile >>

Michael Sullivan

Professor, Director of Graduate Programs

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P: 618.453.6592
E: prof.michael.sullivan
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Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1992. Topological dynamical systems and knot theory. Research Interests The lay person's term for my research area is Chaos Theory. I mostly study flows on three-dimensional spaces using tools from topology, knot theory and symbolic dynamics. Selected ...read full profile >>

MingQing Xiao


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P: 618.453.6587
E: mxiao@ siu.edu
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Professor; Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1997. Partial differential equations, control theory, optimization theory, dynamical systems, computational science. Research Interests Control Theory; Partial Differential Equations; Dynamical Systems; and Computational Science. Selected Publications High-order finite ...read full profile >>

Dashun Xu

Associate Professor

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P: 618.453.6512
E: dashunxu@ siu.edu
O: Neckers 273

Associate Professor; Ph.D., Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, 2004. Applied Mathematics. Research Interests My main research interests lie in the area of mathematical biology, particularly in the field of epidemiology and population biology. I apply the mathematical methods of differential equations and ...read full profile >>

Jianhong Xu

Associate Professor

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P: 618.453.6510
E: jhxu@ siu.edu
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Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2003. Numerical analysis, matrix computations, matrix theory and applications. Research Interests Numerical analysis, matrix computations, parallel algorithms, matrix theory and applications. Selected Publications Generalized $\lambda$-Newton inequalities ...read full profile >>

Li Zeng

Mathematics Visitor


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E: zsuzengli@126.com

Associate Professor; Ph.D., Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China. 

Yan Ling Zhou


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P: 618.453.6573
E: yzhou@siu.edu
O: Neckers 277

Graduate of Zhengzhou Institute of Technology and Georgia Kennesaw State University Publications "The Elimination of Abnormal Values under Gumble Distribution", Journal of Huaibei Normal University, V.4, N.1 (September 1988): 71-75 "The Mathematical Model of Higher-Order Communication", ...read full profile >>