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Math Faculty Research Areas

Active research across a wide range of topics

The Department of Mathematics at Drexel University features a diverse group of faculty members in the most active research phases of their careers. Faculty research falls into a variety of areas, including: partial differential equations, dynamical systems, mathematical neuroscience, numerical analysis, approximation theory, combinatorics, functional analysis, representation theory, geometry and topology, matrix and operator theory, inverse problems, and stochastic analysis.

Faculty research receives robust support from government agencies including the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency.

Contact Specialization
David Ambrose
Professor
Korman Center 290
dma68@drexel.edu

mathematical analysis; fluid dynamics; nonlinear partial differential equations; boundary integral methods

Jonah Blasiak
Associate Professor
Tenure

Korman Center 275
jdb395@drexel.edu
Algebraic Combinatorics, Representation Theory, Complexity Theory
B. Cooper Boniece
Assistant Professor

cooper.boniece@drexel.edu

Time series; High-frequency data; Change-point detection; Wavelet methods; Fractional/self-similar stochastic processes

Pavel Grinfeld
Associate Professor
Tenure

Korman Center 271
pg77@drexel.edu
Application of the Differential Calculus of moving surfaces and Variational Calculus, with heavy emphasis on computation, to problems in Bioengineering, low temperature Physics, Quantum Mechanics and Elasticity
Yixin Guo
Associate Professor
Tenure

Korman Center 218
yixin@math.drexel.edu
Biomathematics, Dynamical Systems, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
R. Andrew Hicks
Professor; Undergraduate advisor
Korman Center 266
rah29@drexel.edu

Manifold; Geometric optics; Robotics; Inverse problems; Optical design; Blind spot

Pawel Hitczenko
Professor
Tenure

Korman Center 270
phitczenko@math.drexel.edu
Probability Theory and its Applications to Analysis, Combinatorics, Wavelets, and the Analysis of Algorithms
Georgi Medvedev
Professor
Tenure

Korman Center 222
medvedev@drexel.edu
Dynamical systems, large networks, mathematical neuroscience
Cecilia Mondaini, PhD - Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Drexel University
Assistant Professor
Korman Center 265
cf823@drexel.edu

Analysis of Partial Differential Equations; Fluid Dynamics; Stochastic Processes

Shari Moskow, PhD
Undergraduate Adviser; Professor
Korman Center 276
moskow@math.drexel.edu
Applied PDEs and numerical analysis, in particular homogenization theory, inverse problems, and related asymptotic and numerical methods
James Pascoe
Assistant Professor
Korman 257
jep362@drexel.edu

Functional analysis; complex analysis; noncommutative algebra; matrix analysis

Ronald Perline
Associate Professor
Korman Center 294
rperline@math.drexel.edu
Applied Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, Symbolic Computation, Differential Geometry, Modeling of Nonlinear Optical Phenomena, Mathematical Physics
Marci Perlstadt
Associate Professor
Tenure

Korman Center 272
mperlstadt@math.drexel.edu
Applied Mathematics, Computed Tomography, Numerical Analysis of Function Reconstruction, Signal Processing, Combinatorics
Dr. Eric Schmutz
Professor
Tenure

Korman Center 264
schmutze@drexel.edu

Discrete mathematics; Probabilistic methods; Combinatorial number theory

Li Sheng
Associate Professor
Tenure

Korman Center 274
lsheng@math.drexel.edu

Discrete Mathematics; Graph Theory

Gideon Simpson
Associate Department Head; Graduate Adviser; Associate Professor
Korman Center, room 262
grs53@drexel.edu

Applied mathematics; Numerical analysis; Scientific computing; Stochastic simulation

Xiaoming Song
Associate Professor
Tenure

Korman Center 273
song@math.drexel.edu
Stochastic Calculus, Large Deviation Theory, Theoretical Statistics, Data Network Modeling and Numerical Analysis
Jurij Volčič
Assistant Professor
Korman Center, room 269
jv586@drexel.edu

Real algebraic geometry; free analysis, noncommutative algebra; quantum information theory; polynomial optimization

Drexel University Professor of Mathematics, Hugo Woerdeman
Professor
Korman Center 272
hjw27@drexel.edu
Matrix and Operator Theory; Systems Theory; Signal and Image Processing; Harmonic Analysis; Multivariable Interpolation; Factorization; Quantum Computing.
J. Doug Wright
Department Head; Professor
Korman Center 296
jdw66@drexel.edu

nonlinear waves; partial differential equations; dynamical systems; lattice differential equations; coherent structures

Thomas Yu
Professor
Tenure

Korman Center 268
tyu@math.drexel.edu
Applied Analysis, Applied Geometry, Multiscale Methods