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Faculty

 Chair: László Lipták (liptak AT oakland DOT edu, 248-370-4054)
 Associate Chair: Wendy Zhang (w2zhang AT oakland DOT edu, 248-370-3442)
 Undergraduate Program Coordinator:  Darrell Schmidt (schmidt AT oakland DOT edu, 248-370-3433)
 Chief Undergraduate Adviser: Jerrold Grossman (grossman AT oakland DOT edu, 248-370-3443)
 Graduate Program Coordinator: Meir Shillor (shillor AT oakland DOT edu, 248-370-3439)
 Chief Graduate Adviser: Meir Shillor (shillor AT oakland DOT edu, 248-370-3439)

Full-Time Faculty

Kevin T. Andrews, Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Illinois
  • Areas of Interest: Applicable Analysis, Functional Analysis, Operator Theory
  • Office: 451 SEB // Phone: 248-370-4025
  • Antispam e-mail: andrews AT oakland DOT edu
Baruch Cahlon, Professor
  • Ph.D. Tel Aviv University (Israel)
  • Recipient of 2012 Oakland University Research Excellence Award
  • Areas of Interest: Numerical Analysis, Integral Equations, Delay Differential Equations
  • Office: 550 SEB // Phone: 248-370-3435
  • Antispam e-mail: cahlon AT oakland DOT edu
Aycil Cesmelioglu, Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. Rice University
  • Areas of Interest: Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) methods, hybridizable DG (HDG) methods, finite element methods (FEM), fluid flow and multiphysics problems
  • Office: 387 SEB // Phone: 248-370-3438
  • Antispam e-mail: cesmelio AT oakland DOT edu
Charles Ching-an Cheng, Professor
  • Ph.D. Rutgers University
  • Areas of Interest: Computer Algebra, Discrete Algorithms, Homological Algebra, Category Theory
  • Office: 454 SEB // Phone: 248-370-3444
  • Antispam e-mail: cheng AT oakland DOT edu
Eddie Cheng, Distinguished Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • Recipient of 2007 Mathematical Association of America (Michigan Section) Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Recipient of 2009 Professor of the Year Award, Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan
  • Recipient of the Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition Service Award (2011)
  • Areas of Interest: Combinatorial Optimization, Linear and Integer Programming, Network Analysis
  • Office: 349 SEB // Phone: 248-370-4024
  • Antispam e-mail: echeng AT oakland DOT edu
David J. Downing, Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Iowa
  • Recipient of 1983 Oakland University Teaching Excellence Award
  • Areas of Interest: Banach Spaces
  • Office: 444 SEB // Phone: 248-370-4643
  • Antispam e-mail: downing AT oakland DOT edu
Dorin Drignei, Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. Iowa State University
  • Areas of Interest: Design and Analysis of Computer Experiments, Parameter Estimation in Nonlinear Models, Space-time Modeling
  • Office: 367 SEB // Phone: 248-370-3425
  • Antispam e-mail: drignei AT oakland DOT edu
Xiaoli Gao, Assistant Professor, on leave
  • Ph.D. University of Iowa
  • Areas of Interest: Model Selection, Statistical Genetics
  • Office: 350 SEB // Phone: 248-370-3440
  • Antispam e-mail: gao2 AT oakland DOT edu
Jerrold Grossman, Professor
  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Recipient of 1990 Oakland University Marion Wilson Award
  • Recipient of 1992 Oakland University Teaching Excellence Award
  • Recipient of 1994 Mathematical Association of America (Michigan Section) Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Recipient of 2005 Mathematical Association of America (Michigan Section) Distinguished Service Award
  • Recipient of 2007 Mathematical Association of America Certificate of Meritorious Service
  • Recipient of 2011 Oakland University College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Engagement Award
  • Areas of Interest: Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Theoretical Computer Science, Mathematical Collaboration, Elementary Number Theory
  • Office: 346 SEB // Phone: 248-370-3443
  • Antispam e-mail: grossman AT oakland DOT edu
Ravindra Khattree, Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
  • Member, Center for Biomedical Research
  • Winner of Young Statistician Award, International Indian Statistical Association (2002)
  • Fellow of the American Statistical Association (inducted 2003)
  • Elected Member of International Statistical Institute (elected in 2004)
  • Recipient of 2008 Oakland University Research Excellence Award
  • Areas of Interest: Multivariate Analysis, Experimental Designs, Statistical Quality Control, Biostatistics, Classification Problems, Bioequivalence
  • Office: 551 SEB // Phone: 248-370-3448
  • Antispam e-mail: khattree AT oakland DOT edu
Serge Kruk, Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • Areas of Interest: Optimization, Constraint Programming, Numerical Analysis
  • Office: 548 SEB // Phone: 248-370-3428
  • Antispam e-mail: kruk AT oakland DOT edu
Robert Kushler, Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Areas of Interest: Statistical Computing, Statistical Modeling, Industrial Statistics
  • Office: 344 SEB // Phone: 248-370-3445
  • Antispam e-mail: kushler AT oakland DOT edu
Li Li, Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. SUNY-Stony Brook
  • Areas of Interest: Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Combinatorics
  • Office: 385 SEB // Phone: 248-370-3447
  • Antispam e-mail: li2345 AT oakland DOT edu
László Lipták, Professor
  • Ph.D. Yale University
  • Areas of Interest: Combinatorics, Alpha-critical Graphs, Stable-set Polytope, Lovasz-Schrijver Operator, 0-1 Optimization, Interconnection Networks
  • Office: 368 SEB // Phone: 248-370-4054
  • Antispam e-mail: liptak AT oakland DOT edu
Louis Jack Nachman, Professor
  • Ph.D. Ohio State University
  • Areas of Interest: Computational Geometry (Curves and Surfaces), Computer Graphics, General Topology, Topological Dynamics
  • Office: 348 SEB // 248-370-4030
  • Antispam e-mail: nachman AT oakland DOT edu
Theophilus Ogunyemi, Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. Kansas State University
  • Areas of Interest: Bayesian Inference, Statistical Design Theory, Applied Statistics
  • Office: 373 SEB // Phone: 248-370-2890
  • Antispam e-mail: ogunyemi AT oakland DOT edu
Subbaiah Perla, Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Rochester
  • Areas of Interest: Multivariate Statistical Methods, Quality Control, Reliability
  • Office: 544 SEB // Phone: 248-370-3429
  • Antispam e-mail: perla AT oakland DOT edu
Harvey Qu, Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Areas of Interest: Design of Experiment, Computer Experiments, Industrial Statistics
  • Office: 371 SEB // Phone: 248-370-4029
  • Antispam e-mail: qu AT oakland DOT edu
Libin Rong, Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. Purdue University
  • Recipient of 2013 Oakland University New Investigator Research Excellence Award
  • Areas of Interest: Mathematical Biology
  • Office: 347 SEB // Phone: 248-370-3446
  • Antispam e-mail: rong2 AT oakland DOT edu
Darrell Schmidt, Professor
  • Ph.D. Montana State University
  • Recipient of 1999 Oakland University Teaching Excellence Award
  • Recipient of 2012 Oakland University College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Engagement Award
  • Areas of Interest: L1-approximation, Constrained Approximation, Numerical Solution of Integral Equations, Delay Differential Equations
  • Office: 552 SEB // Phone: 248-370-3433
  • Antispam e-mail: schmidt AT oakland DOT edu
Irwin E. Schochetman, Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Maryland at College Park
  • Areas of Interest: Mathematical Optimization, Infinite Mathematical Programming, Infinite Horizon Optimization
  • Office: 553 SEB // Phone: 248-370-3434
  • Antispam e-mail: schochet AT oakland DOT edu
Tony Shaska, Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Florida
  • Areas of Interest: Computational Algebraic Geometry, Galois Theory, Algebraic Curves and Their Applications
  • Office: 546 SEB // Phone: 248-370-3436
  • Antispam e-mail: shaska AT oakland DOT edu
Peter Shi, Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Delaware
  • Areas of Interest: P.D.E., Solid Mechanics, Numerical Analysis, Mathematical Modeling
  • Office: 452 SEB // Phone: 248-370-3427
  • Antispam e-mail: pshi AT oakland DOT edu
Meir Shillor, Professor
  • Ph.D. Hebrew University (Israel)
  • Recipient of 2002 Oakland University Research Excellence Award
  • Areas of Interests: Applications of Variational Inequalities and Partial Differential Equations to Models of Industrial Processes, especially to frictional contact, adhesion, material damage, and wear; Stefan problems and phase transitions; Dynamical systems and their applications to population dynamics and epidemiology
  • Office: 554 SEB // Phone: 248-370-3439
  • Antispam e-mail: shillor AT oakland DOT edu
Anna Spagnuolo, Professor
  • Ph.D. Purdue University
  • Areas of Interests: Fluid Flow in Porous Media, Numerical Analysis, Modeling, Computation, Mathematical Biology, Computation of Disease Processes
  • Office: 345 SEB // Phone: 248-370-4032
  • Antispam e-mail: spagnuol AT oakland DOT edu
Dan Steffy, Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Areas of Interest: Optimization, Operations Research, Symbolic Computation
  • Office: 391 SEB // Phone: 248-370-4238
  • Antispam e-mail: steffy AT oakland DOT edu
J. Barry Turett, Professor
  • Ph.D. University of Illinois
  • Areas of Interest: Geometry of Banach Spaces, Function Spaces
  • Office: 450 SEB // Phone: 248-370-4023
  • Antispam e-mail: turett AT oakland DOT edu
Stuart S. Wang, Professor, on leave
  • Ph.D. Cornell University
  • Areas of Interest: Jacobian Conjecture, Automorphisms of Polynomial Rings, Separable Algebras
  • Office: 448 SEB // Phone: 248-370-3441
  • Antispam e-mail: swang AT oakland DOT edu
Stephen J. Wright, Professor
  • Ph.D. Indiana University
  • Areas of Interest: Number Theory, Differential Equations, Functional Analysis, Operator Algebras
  • Office: 453 SEB // Phone: 248-370-4028
  • Antispam e-mail: wright AT oakland DOT edu
Wen Zhang, Professor
  • Ph.D. Southern Methodist University
  • Areas of Interest: Scientific Computation, Numerical ODEs and PDEs, Applied Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, Applications in Biology, Materials Science and Mechanics.
  • Office: 446 SEB // Phone: 248-370-3442
  • Antispam e-mail: w2zhang AT oakland DOT edu

Adjunct and Visiting Faculty

Gary McDonald, Adjunct Professor
  • Ph.D., D.Sc. (honoris causa) Purdue University
  • Fellow of the American Statistical Association (inducted 1982)
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (inducted 1986)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (inducted 1990)
  • Recipient of the 2007 American Statistical Association Founders Award
  • Areas of Interest: Decision Theory, Linear Models, Data Analysis, Ranking and Selection, Ridge Analysis
  • Office: 369 SEB // Phone: 248-370-3449
  • Antispam e-mail: mcdonald AT oakland DOT edu

Associated Faculty


Part-Time Faculty 

Sharon Bailey, Special Lecturer &Workshop Director
Robert Connolly, Lecturer
Nicole Dambrun, Special Lecturer
Ada Dong, Lecturer
Michael Gosling, Special Lecturer
William Hamilton, Special Lecturer
Jane Mullally, Special Lecturer
Mark Near, Special Lecturer
Barbara O'Brien, Lecturer
Kevin Pate, Lecturer
Annette Stanesa, Special Lecturer
Thomas Van Houten, Lecturer
Lonnie Vance, Lecturer
Kari Wasen, Lecturer
Sherri Zimmerman, Special Lecturer

Industrial Advisory Committee

  • Dr. Dennis Black, Comerica Bank
  • Dr. David Lamb, U.S. Army Research
  • Dr. Emmanuel Tsimmis, Siemens

Emeriti and Retired Faculty

  • Louis R. Bragg, Professor Emeritus, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin Recipient of 1982 Oakland University Research Excellence Award
  • J. Curtis Chipman, Professor Emeritus, Ph.D. Dartmouth College
  • George F. Feeman, Professor Emeritus, Ph.D. Lehigh University
  • Bo-nan Jiang, Associate Professor, retired, Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin
  • Donald G. Malm, Professor Emeritus, Ph.D. Brown University
  • Sze-Kai Tsui, Professor Emeritus, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

Deceased Faculty

  • Harvey J. Arnold, Ph.D. Princeton University
  • John Dettman, Ph.D. Carnegie Institute of Technology
  • Jon Froemke, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
  • William C. Hoffman, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
  • G. Philip Johnson, Ph.D. University of Minnesota
  • James H. McKay, Ph.D. University of Washington

Last updated: Sept. 18, 2013. Send additions or corrections (or other comments) to Professor Li or Professor Steffy.


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