Graduate Program Alumni

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MS Alumni

MS Degrees Awarded 2016

Spring 2016

Felix Akresi
MS in Statistics, May 2016
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Gaussian Process Regression: A Random Projection Approximation Approach

Bryan Burlingame
MS in Atmospheric Science, May 2016
Advisor: Clark Evans & Paul Roebber
Thesis: The Practical Predictability of Convection Initiation during the Mesocale Predictability Experiment (MPEX)

Miguelangel Diaz Medina
MS in Mathematics Education, May 2016
Advisor: Daniel Gervini & Xuexia Wang
Thesis: Detecting Association of Gene-Environment Interactions in Common and Rare Variants for Hypertension

Caleb Grunzke
MS in Atmospheric Science, May 2016
Advisor: Clark Evans
Thesis: Predictability & Dynamics of Warm-Core Mesovortex Formation with the May 8 2009 “Super Derecho” Event

Austin Harris
MS in Atmospheric Science, May 2016
Advisor: Jonathan Kahl
Thesis: On Establishing Gust Factors and Assessing Their Ability to Forecast Wind Gusts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Alexandra Keclik
MS in Atmospheric Science, May 2016
Advisor: Clark Evans
Thesis: The Influence of Targeted Observations upon Ensemble Forecasts of Convection Initiation

Nicolas Kuhaupt
MS in Statistics, May 2016
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Gaussian Process Regression for Large Data Sets

James Laate
MS in Actuarial Science, May 2016
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Written Exam

Immanuel Lampe
MS in Mathematics, May 2016
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: Distance Density Analysis and Multi Variale Mode Detection

Wilhermina Lugukwaga
MS in Actuarial Science, May 2016
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Written Exam

Eric Mueller
MS in Probabilty & Stochastic Analysis, May 2016
Advisor: Chao Zhu
Thesis: Optimal Pairs Trading Rules

Gilbert Nat-Narh
MS in Actuarial Science, May 2016
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Written Exam

Hartmut Stenz
MS in Mathematics, May 2016
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: Longitudinal Data Models with Nonparametric Random Effect Distributions

Breanna Swan
MS in Applied Mathematics, May 2016
Advisor: Istvan Lauko
Thesis: The Influence of Currents and Bathymetry on Phytoplankton Growth Dynamics in a Deep Lake: an Application of the Lattice Boltzmann Method

Timm Uhlmann
MS in Atmospheric Science, May 2016
Advisor: Kyle Swanson
Thesis: Interdecadal Shifts in Intense Extratorpical Cyclones

Alexander Van Abel
MS in Algebra, May 2016
Advisor: Chao Zhu
Written Exam

Marcel Walther
MS in Mathematics, May 2016
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: Spline Estimation of Principal Curves

Summer 2016

Kaitlyn N. Heinlein
MS in Atmospheric Science, August 2016
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Analysis of the Run-to-Run Variability Within the Nam Forecasts for the Northeast U.S. Blizzard of 8-9 February 2013

MS Degrees Awarded 2015

Spring 2015

Alison Becker
MS in Algebra, May 2015
Advisor: Allen Bell
Thesis: Results on n-absorbing Ideals of Commutative Rings

Daniel Gagba
MS in Actuarial Science, May 2015
Written Exam

Madlen Gebauer
MS in Statistics, May 2015
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Semiparametric Estimation of the Survival Function in the Presence of Covariates

Juliana Karloski
MS in Atmospheric Science, May 2015
Advisor: Clark Evans
Thesis: Seasonal Influences Upon and Long-Term Trends in the Length of the Atlantic Hurricane Season

Samuel Nehls
MS in Mathematics, May 2015
Written Exam

Joel Ofei
MS in Actuarial Science, May 2015
Written Exam

Tyler Plamondon
MS in Atmospheric Science, May 2015
Advisor: Sergey Kravtsov
Thesis: A Mechanistic Model of Multidecadal Climate Variability

Markus Schuster
MS in Probability, May 2015
Advisor: Dick Stockbridge
Thesis: On the Riesz representation for optimal stopping problems

Carlos Soto
MS in Statistics, May 2015
Advisor: Jay Beder
Thesis: Associated Hypotheses in Linear Models for Unbalanced Data

Amanda Spink
MS in Applied Mathematics, May 2015
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: An Investigation into Vaccination Behavior: Parametrization of a Samoan Vaccine Scare 

Justin Weber
MS in Atmospheric Science, May 2015
Advisor: Vince Larson
Thesis: Using a Semiprognostic Test to Elucidate Key Model Errors of Warm Rain Processes Within a Unified Parameterization of Clouds and Turbulence

Summer 2015

Banabithi Bose
MS in Mathematics, August 2015
Advisor: Dexuan Xie
Thesis: A Study on Blood-Tissue Exchange Model and its Algorithm

Thomas Ventimiglia
MS in Mathematics, August 2015
Advisor: Hans Volkmer
Thesis: Heun Polynomials in the Construction of Vector Valued Slepian Functions on a Spherical Cap

Fall 2015

Ryan D. Evans
MS in Mathematics, December 2015
Advisor: Yi Ming Zou
Oral/Written Exam

Mark Jacobs
MS in Mathematics, Fall 2015
Advisor: Yi Ming Zou
Oral/Written Exam

Nathaniel B. White
MS in Mathematics, Fall 2015
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: Making Mathematics Memorable, Meaningful and Fun: Activites to Enhance Precalculus

MS Degrees Awarded 2014

Spring 2014

Jeffrey H. Allen
MS in Mathematics, May 2014
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Incorporating Krylov Subspace Methods in the ETDRK4 Scheme

Adam J. Buck
MS in Analysis, May 2014
Advisor: Yi Ming Zou
Oral/Written Exam

Anja K. Denner
MS in Mathematics, May 2014
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Experiments on temporal variable step BDI2 algorithms

Heidi A. Ertl
MS in Mathematics, May 2014
Advisor: Kevin McLeod
Thesis: An Analysis and Comparison of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the Singapore Mathematics Curriculum Framework

Evelyn S. Gaus
MS in Actuarial Science, May 2014
Advisor: Wei Wei
Thesis: Optimal reinsurance strategy with bivariate paielo risks

Kelvin R. Guilbault
MS in Algebra & Analysis, May 2014
Advisor: Yi Ming Zou
Oral/Written Exam

Hua Huang
MS in Actuarial Science, May 2014
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Integrative Course

Marcel Kreuter
MS in Mathematics, May 2014
Advisor: Kevin McLeod
Thesis: The Pekeris Method for Lithium: Possibilities and Obstructions

Alexander Nerlich
MS in Mathematics, May 2014
Advisor: Erik Key
Thesis: A limit theorem for the…

Cindy L. Nichols
MS in Mathematics, June 2014
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Option Pricing for a General Stock Model in Discrete Time

Brian W. Pietsch
MS in Algebra & Analysis, May 2014
Advisor: Yi Ming Zou
Oral/Written Exam

Thomas G. Stojsavljevic Jr.
MS in Mathematics, May 2014
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: Mathematical Modeling of Competition for Light and Nutrients Between Phytoplankton Species in a Poorly Mixed Water Column

Rachel Elizabeth TeWinkel
MS in Analysis, May 2014
Advisor: Istvan Lauko
Thesis
Written Exam

Joshua D. Verbeten
MS in Atmospheric Science, May 2014
Advisor: Kyle Swanson
Thesis: Northern Hemisphere Sea Level Pressure Synchronization and its Effects on Northern Hemisphere Temperature Variability

Nathan P. Wojahn
MS in Mathematics, May 2014
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Comprehensive Project: A Second Order Exponential Time Differencing Crank-Nicolson Method, Applied to the Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation

Quiyi Wu
MS in Actuarial Science, May 2014
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Integrative Course

Summer 2014

Michael D. Madsen
MS in Atmospheric Science, August 2014
Advisor: Anastasios Tsonis
Thesis

Alexander Manion
MS in Atmospheric Science, August 2014
Advisor: Clark Evans
Thesis

Fall 2014

Edward D. Steltenpohl
MS in Mathematics, Fall 2014
Advisor: Kevin McCleod
Thesis: Analyzing State Attempts at Implementing the Common Core State Standards for High School Geometry: Case Studies of Utah & New York

MS Degrees Awarded 2013

Spring 2013

Joseph Barrera
MS in Algebra & Analysis, May 2013
Advisor: Yi Ming Zou
Written Exam

Torben Bielert
MS in Mathematics, May 2013
Advisor: Chao Zhu
Thesis: Risk-based Indifference Pricing in Jump Diffusion Markets with Regime-Switching

Brock Burghardt
MS in Atmospheric Science, May 2013
Advisors: Paul Roebber & Clark Evans
Thesis: Assessing the Predictability of Convection Initiations Using an Object-Based Approach

Raymond Dempsey
MS in Mathematics, May 2013
Advisor: Kevin McLeod
Thesis: Determining the Alignment of Math 105 – Intermediate Algebra at UW-Milwaukee to the Goals of the Common Core State Standards

Matthew Kasper
MS in Algebra & Analysis, May 2013
Advisor: Yi Ming Zou
Written Exam

Annika Laser
MS in Mathematics, May 2013
Advisors: Gabriella Pinter & Istvan Lauko
Thesis: Statistical Investigation of the Immune Response in Non-human Primate Models

Matthew Madsen
MS in Algebra & Analysis, May 2013
Advisor: Yi Ming Zou
Written Exam

Hayley Nathan
MS in Mathematics, May 2013
Advisor: Kevin McLeod
Thesis: An Analysis of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the Content of Math 095: Essentials of Algebra at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Simon Wagner
MS in Mathematics, May 2013
Advisor: Suzanne Boyd
Thesis: Behavior of Random Dynamical Systems of a Complex Variable

Markus Wahl
MS in Mathematics, May 2013
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Markov Chain Monte Carlo Simulation of the Wright-Fischer Diffusion

Summer 2013

Charles Beer
MS in Algebra & Analysis, August 2013
Advisor: Yi Ming Zou
Written Exam

Thomas Goeppinger
MS in Mathematics, August 2013
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Comprehensive Project: Mathematical modeling of physiological characteristics in female soccer athletes

Margaret McComack
MS in Mathematics, August 2013
Advisor: Jay Beder
Thesis: Constructing orthodonal arrays of non-abelian groups

Winter 2013

Nyles Kirk Breecher
MS in Algebra and Analysis, December 2013
Advisor: Yi Ming Zou
Written Exam

Franklin Fotsing Kongne
MS in Actuarial Science, December 2013
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Written Exam

Monchai Kooakachai
MS in Algebra & Analysis, December 2013
Advisor: Yi Ming Zou
Written Exam

Joseph R. Pehoski
MS in Atmospheric Science, December 2013
Advisor: Kyle Swanson
Thesis: A Crowdsourced Hail Dataset: Potential, Biases, and Inaccuracies

Amanda Wilkens
MS in Mathematics, December 2013
Advisor: Fredric Ancel
Comprehensive Project: Growth Series of Generalized Lamplighter Groups

MS Degrees Awarded 2012

Spring 2012

Brian Barkley
MS in Algebra & Analysis, May 2012
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Andrew Bolanowski
MS in Algebra & Analysis, May 2012
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Benjamin Dekker
MS in Algebra & Analysis, May 2012
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Jeremy Duggan
MS in Atmospheric Science, May 2012
Advisor: Kyle Swanson
Thesis: Tropical Cyclone Intensity Forecast Skill Using Simple Models

Sandro Klein
MS in Mathematics, May 2012
Advisor: Runhuan Feng
Thesis: Determination of the Loss Distribution for Variable Annuity Guarantee Benefits Using Partial Differential Equations

Marc Pilon
MS in Atmospheric Science, May 2012
Advisor: Vincent Larson
Thesis: Analyzing Quality and Sensitivity of a Single-Column Model for Mid-Level “Alto” Cloud Parameterization

Lauren Sample
MS in Mathematics, May 2012
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: Early Medieval Islamic Mathematics

Annastasia Swartz
MS in Mathematics, May 2012
Advisor: Albert Milani
Thesis: Mathematics as a Language

Justin Trulen
MS In Mathematics, May 2012
Advisor: Peter Hinow
Thesis: Preventing the Spread of the Dengue Virus by Controlling the Vector Aedes Aegypti

Zachary Uttech
MS in Atmospheric Science, May 2012
Advisor: Kyle Swanson
Thesis: Large-Sale Forecast Error Development Associated with Recurving Tropical Cyclones

Zaihao Wang
MS in Mathematics, May 2012
Advisor: Eric Key
Thesis: Simulations of Brownian Motion for Exotic Options Pricing

Christopher Wyniawskij
MS in Mathematics, May 2012
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: Factors that Influence the Likelihood of a Successful Stress Management Intervention for Women with Breast Cancer

Daniel Yee
MS in Algebra & Analysis, May 2012
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Fenglong You
MS in Analysis, May 2012
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Summer 2012

Matthew Hoeppner
MS in Algebra & Analysis, August 2012
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Jacob Richard Pichelmeyer
MS in Algebra & Analysis, August 2012
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

John Peters
MS in Atmospheric Science, August 2012
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Synopic Control of Heavy-Rain-Producing Convective Training Episodes

Steffen Schreiber
MS in Mathematics, August 2012
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Methods of Pricing Knock-Out Corridor Options

Ronald Schwaertzler
MS in Mathematics, August 2012
Advisor: Runhuan Feng
Thesis: The Method of Control Variates Applied to the Estimation of Value-at-Risk for Variable Annuities

Winter 2012

Joel Alsum
MS in Mathematics, December 2012
Advisor: Istvan Lauko
Comprehensive Project: Constructing Kalmau-Filter Algorithms to Estimate Spacial Tilt Orientation in Automated Guided Vehicles Using Gyroscopes and Accelerometers

Lindsey Mathewson
MS in Mathematics, December 2012
Advisor: Jeb Willenbring
Thesis: The Class Equation of GL2(Fq)

Joseph Tidmore
MS in Algebra & Analysis, December 2012
Advisor: Yi Ming Zou
Written Exam

Michael Wagner
MS in Mathematics, December 2012
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Pricing American Lookback Options Using Linear Programming

MS Degrees Awarded 2011

Spring 2011

Devangkumar Bhatt
MS in Mathematics, May 2011
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Pricing of Electricity Swing Options

Jacqueline Bluhm
MS in Mathematics, May 2011
Advisors: Richard Stockbridge and Chao Zhu
Thesis: Optimal Multiple Stopping of Stochastic Processes: A Linear Programming Approach

Andrew Hancock
MS in Mathematics, May 2011
Advisor: Suzanne Boyd
Project: Bootstrapping to Determine Causal Relationships in Baysian Network Models

Kyle Miller
MS in Mathematics, May 2011
Advisor: Kyle Swanson
Thesis: The Role of Null Wind Events and Wind Distribution in the Designing of Smart Wind Networks

Michelle Nordrum
MS in Mathematics, May 2011
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: Mathematical Modeling for the Spread of the Tree Disturbance Oak Wilt

Brad Schleben
MS in Mathematics, May 2011
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Kevin Schreve
MS in Mathematics, May 2011
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Inessa Sedegho
MS in Mathematics, May 2011
Advisor: Jay Beder
Thesis: Side Conditions in an a x b x c Experiment: An Extension of Scheffe’s Theorem

Melanie Serbine
MS in Mathematics, May 2011
Advisors: Runhuan Feng and Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Risk Measures for Investment Guarantees: Simulation Versus Exact Calculation

Koren Staat
MS in Mathematics, May 2011
Advisors: Albert Milani and Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: Leonardo da Vinci’s Mathematical Investigations

Jan Wirfs
MS in Mathematics, May 2011
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: A Linear Programming Approach to Pricing and Finding the Exercise Rule for American Put Options

Summer 2011

Eli Annis
MS in Mathematics, August 2011
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Tyler Baur
MS in Mathematics, August 2011
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Jesse Feller
MS in Mathematics, August 2011
Advisor: Suzanne Boyd
Project: Counting Augmented Acyclic Diagraphs

Brian Griffin
MS in Atmospheric Science, August 2011
Advisor: Vincent Larson
Thesis: A PDF Based Method for Parameterizing the Effects of Microphysics on Subgrid-Scale Variances and Covariances

Wayne Johnson
MS in Mathematics, August 2011
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Landon Kavlie
MS in Mathematics, August 2011
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Raymond Mess
MS in Mathematics, August 2011
Advisors: Gabriella Pinter, Istvan Lauko, and Jugal Ghorai
Project: An Investigation into the Secondary Triggers of Combined Sewer Overflows

Jacob Reynolds
MS in Mathematics, August 2011
Advisor: Lijing Sun
Thesis: Mixed Norm Estimates on Modulation Spaces for Certain Fourier Multipliers

Timothy Ryan
MS in Mathematics, August 2011
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Winter 2011

Sami Cheong
MS in Mathematics, December 2011
Advisors: Jugal Ghorai, Istvan Lauko, and Gabriella Pinter
Thesis:  A Study of the Mathematical Model of Protein Synthesis Initiation

Anthony Varey
MS in Mathematics, December 2011
Advisors: Jeb Willenbring, Jay Beder, and Bruce Wade
Project:  Catalan Numbers:  New and Old

MS Degrees Awarded 2010

Spring 2010

Benjamin Dreissen
MS in Mathematics, May 2010
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Convergence Results of a Hybrid Genetic Algorithm for Solving Multi-extremal Global Option Problems

Julia Eisenmann
MS in Mathematics, May 2010
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Pricing Methods of Corridor Options

James Gollin
MS in Mathematics, May 2010
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Manuel Groeger
MS in Mathematics, May 2010
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Option Pricing for the Trinomial Asset Pricing Model

Kamilla Kasymova
MS in Actuarial Science, May 2010
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Applications of Copulas in Portfolio Risk Management

Jianing Li
MS in Mathematics, May 2010
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Lars Ludwig
MS in Mathematics, May 2010
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Jessica Lynde
MS in Mathematics, May 2010
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Large Deviation Probability for L1-norm of Kernel Density Estimator

Kristen Oines
MS in Mathematics, May 2010
Advisor: Jay Beder
Thesis: A Repeated-ANOVA Method for Analyzing Single-Replicate Factorial Experiments

Sarah Reinke
MS in Atmospheric Science, May 2010
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Predictability of Regionalized Wind Power Forecasts

Michael Schulz
MS in Mathematics, May 2010
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Viktoriya Shcherban
MS in Mathematics, May 2010
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: Mathematical Modeling of Seashells : Shapes and Patterns

Hanspeter Steiner
MS in Mathematics, May 2010
Advisors: Richard Stockbridge and Chao Zhu
Thesis: Modeling the Population of Wolves over Time

James Switzer
MS in Actuarial Science, May 2010
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Statistical Analysis of the Society of Actuaries Preliminary Examination Model

Franziska Thieme
MS in Mathematics, May 2010
Advisor: Runhuan Feng
Thesis: Pricing of Equity-Indexed Annuities in A Regime-Switching Model

Diana (Thomson) La Corte
MS in Mathematics, May 2010
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Summer 2010

Amber Gathje
MS in Mathematics, August 2010
Advisor: Istvan Lauko
Thesis: A Single-Cell Model for the Chemotaxis Pathway in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

Scott Lindner
MS in Mathematics, August 2010
Advisor: Kevin McLeod
Project: A Literature Review of the van Hiele Model of Reasoning in Geometry

Roxanne Norris
MS in Mathematics, August 2010
Advisor: Hans Volkmer
Thesis: Zeros of Heine-Stieltjes Polynomials Calculated Using Newton’s Method

Anne Oppman
MS in Mathematics, August 2010
Advisor: Fredric Ancel
Thesis: Classification of Convex n-Dimensional Regular Polytopes, Euclidean Honeycombs and Hyperbolic Honeycombs

Xin Xie
MS in Mathematics, August 2010
Advisor: Runhuan Feng
Thesis: A Survey of Credit Risk Models

Lin Zhou
MS in Mathematics, August 2010
Advisor: Chao Zhu
Thesis: Stochastic Optimal Control for Dynamic Reinsurance Policies

Winter 2010

Doug Dalman
MS in Mathematics, December 2010
Advisor: Yi Ming Zou
Thesis: Quatertonic Determinant and Some Applications

Joseph Fillingham
MS in Atmospheric Science, December 2010
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Evaluation of the Influence of Surface Atmospheric Stability and Fetch on Wave and Air-Water Gas Exchange Modeling on Lake Michigan

Molly Moran
MS in Mathematics, December 2010
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

MS Degrees Awarded 2009

Spring 2009

Tavis Abrahamsen
MS in Mathematics, May 2009
Advisor: D. Gervini
Thesis: The Least Absolute Deviation Estimator for Functional Linear Regression

Dominik Brugger
MS in Mathematics, May 2009
Advisor: C. Cheng, CEAS
Thesis: On the Paranoid Watchman Problem

Laura Carnahan
MS in Atmospheric Science, May 2009
Advisor: Jonathan Kahl
Thesis: Statistical Significance Testing for Trajectory Grouping Techniques

Jason Gaddis
MS in Mathematics, May 2009
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Patrick Heinrich
Ms in Mathematics, May 2009
Advisor: R. Stockbridge
Thesis: Modeling Lumber Spot Prices with Stochastic Processes

Christian Rolser
MS in Mathematics, May 2009
Advisor: C. Zhu
Thesis: Optimal Dynamic Reinsurance in a Changing Environment

Michael Sauler
MS in Actuarial Science, May 2009
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Option Pricing: Black-Scholes Versus Weibull

Summer 2009

George Birthisel
MS in Mathematics, August, 2009
Advisor: David Schultz
Thesis: High-Order Methods for Two-Point Boundary Value Problems

William Borghoff
MS in Atmospheric Science, August 2009
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Does Convection South of a Zone Reduce Cyclone Snowfall Production?

Elizabeth Brown
MS in Mathematics, August 2009
Advisor: Jay Beder
Thesis: Estimating the selection gradient of a function-valued trait

Michael Kurz
MS in Atmospheric Science, June 2009
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: The Effects of Short-Term Solar Variability on Winter Climate in the Northern Hemisphere

Yuhui Sheng
MS in Mathematics, June 2009
Advisor: Runhuan Feng
Thesis: First Hitting Time Distributions of Stochastic Annuities in a Complete Market

Mary Jane Whiting
MS in Mathematics, August 2009
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Lauren Williams
MS in Mathematics, August 2009
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Winter 2009

Kakali Das
MS in Mathematics, December 2009
Advisor: Hans Volkmer
Thesis: Approximations of the Factorial and Gamma Functions

Thishan Dharshana
MS in Atmospheric Science, December 2009
Advisor: Jonathan Kahl
Thesis:

Jennifer Knapkiewicz
MS in Mathematics, December 2009
Advisor: Kyle Swanson
Thesis: The effectiveness of using shear and infrared imagery to diagnose rapidly intensifying typhoons in the western Pacific Basin

Nicholas Schwartz
MS in Atmospheric Science, December 2009
Advisor: Sergey Kravtsov
Thesis: Regimes of Atmospheric Circulation

MS Degrees Awarded 2008

Spring 2008

Bradley Fehnel
MS in Mathematics, May 2008
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Philipp Frey
MS in Actuarial Science, May 2008
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Estimation and Fitting of Skew-Normal Distributions

Daniel Greene
MS in Mathematics, May 2008
Advisor: Suzanne Hruska
Thesis: Computing Preimages of Loops and Paths under Quadratic Polynomial Maps of C

Franziska Haeussler
MS in Mathematics, May 2008
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Modeling Electricity Spot Prices and Risk-Neutral Pricing of Options

Pamela Harris
MS in Mathematics, May 2008
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Katrin Jensen
MS in Mathematics, May 2008
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: A Linear Programming Approach to Determine the Exercise Rule for American Put Options

Anne Klein
MS in Mathematics, May 2008
Advisor: Eric S. Key
Thesis: The Limit Distribution of the Quadratic Arch Process

Curt Leister
MS in Mathematics, May 2008
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: An Affine Invariant Multivariate Rank Test

Andrew Meyer
MS in Matehmatics, May 2008
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Simone Rieger
MS in Mathematics, May 2008
Advisor: Eric S. Key
Thesis: Controlling a Multitype Birth and Death Process

Eva Schumacher
MS in Mathematics, May 2008
Advisor: Eric S. Key
Thesis: A Comparison of Different Methods of Simulating Bivariate Copula Data

Melissa Schumann
MS in Atmospheric Science, May 2008
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: An Observational Analysis of the Influence of Synoptic Forcing on Convective Morphology

Theresa Springer
MS in Mathematics, May 2008
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Development of a Second Order Exponential Time Differencing Scheme

Eric Van Den Bosch
MS in Actuarial Science, May 2008
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Modeling and Predicting the Yield Curve’s Risk Premium

Michael Vietz
MS in Mathematics, May 2008
Advisor: Jay Beder
Thesis: Modeling of Hedge Fund Returns and Calculation of Performance Measures via Simulation

Summer 2008

Ridha Moussa
MS in Mathematics, August 2008
Advisor: Dexuan Xie
Thesis: Theoretical and Numerical Studies of Finite Difference Methods for Parabolic Equations

Kathryn Smith
MS in Atmospheric Science, August 2008
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: The Effects of Urbanization on the Local Weather and Climate of Chicago, IL

Mark Whidden
MS in Mathematics, August 2008
Advisor: Dexuan Xie
Thesis: An Improved Radau IIA Method by Inexact Simplified Newton Iterations for Solving Stiff Differential Equations

Winter 2008

Jill Bolanowski (Meyers)
MS in Mathematics, December 2008
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: Exploring Divisibility Rules, Base 10 and Beyond

Janel Hanrahan
MS in Atmospheric Science, December 2008
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Quasi-periodic decadal cycles in levels of Lakes Michigan and Huron

Seemi Javed
MS in Mathematics, December 2008
Advisor: Hans Volkmer
Thesis: Bases of Dilated Functions

Franco Mendolia
MS in Matehmatics, December 2008
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: A Statistic for Diagnostic in Functional Linear Regression

MS Degrees Awarded 2007

Spring 2007

Loribeth Alvin
MS in Mathematics, May 2007
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Tim Breitenstein
MS in Mathematics, May 2007
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Andrew Gould
MS in Mathematics, May 2007
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Nathan Jamison
MS in Mathematics, May 2007
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Britta Janssen
MS in Mathematics, May 2007
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Linearly-Implicit Methods Applied to a Chemotaxis Model

Eron Jones
MS in Mathematics, May 2007
Advisors: Anastasios Tsonis and Kyle Swanson
Thesis: On the Topology of El Nino and La Nina Climate Networks

Thomas Jungbauer
MS in Actuarial Science, May 2007
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Burr Regression: A Sensitivity Study of Maximum Likelihood Fits

Aaron Katch
MS in Mathematics, May 2007
Advisor: Hans Volkmer
Thesis: Ramanujan’s Sequence

Andreas Kleefeld
MS in Mathematics, May 2007
Advisor: Tzu-Chu Lin
Thesis: Numerical Results of Linear Fredholm Integral Equations of the First Kind over Surfaces

Wolfgang Knoke
MS in Mathematics, May 2007
Advisor: Eric S. Key
Thesis: Estimation of Parameters in the Quadratic ARCH Model

Ansgar Linder
MS in Mathematics, May 2007
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Optimal Consumption/Investment Strategies in the Presence of Transaction Costs

Daniel Lutter
MS in Mathematics, May 2007
Advisor: Jay Beder
Thesis: Generalized Word Length Patterns of Fractional Factorial Designs

Matthias Lutz
MS in Mathematics, May 2007
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: A Linear Programming Approach for Optimal Exercise and Valuation of American Lookback Options

Robin Ruehlicke
MS in Mathematics, May 2007
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: Logistic Discrimination with Total Variation Regularization

Gernot Schreier
MS in Mathematics, May 2007
Advisor: Eric S. Key
Thesis: A Comparison of Accelerated Life Testing Models

Benjamin Seifert
MS in Actuarial Science, May 2007
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: The Effect of Misspecified Marginals on the Dependence Strength in a Copula Model

Jun Wang
MS in Mathematics, May 2007
Advisor: Dexuan Xie
Thesis: ATN-TAO: A New TAO Unconstrained Minimization Solver and Its Application in Chemical Database Problems

Summer 2007

America Masaros
MS in Mathematics, August 2007
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Winter 2007

Adam Smith
MS in Atmospheric Science, December 2007
Advisor: Vince Larson
Thesis: Using large-eddy simulations to analyze microphysical behavior in midlevel, mixed phase clouds

Chris Spannagle
MS in Atmospheric Science, December 2007
Advisor: Sergey Kravstov
Thesis: Multi-decadal climate variability in observed and modeled surface temperatures

MS Degrees Awarded 2006

Spring 2006

Benjamin Burr
MS in Mathematics, May 2006
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Optimum Simple Step-Stress ALT with Censoring under Weibull Distributed Lifetimes

Megan Carter
MS in Atmospheric Science, May 2006
Advisor: Jonathan Kahl
Thesis: Atmospheric Transport Climatology of Snow Days in Greenland

Dennis Haerer
MS in Mathematics, May 2006
Advisor: Dexuan Xie
Thesis: Numerical Study of Inexact Preconditioner with a Multigrid Method

Wei Jiang
MS in Mathematics, May 2006
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Peter Kaczmarek
MS in Mathematics, May 2006
Advisor: Bruce Wade and Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Numerical Analysis of a Long-term Average Stochastic Control Process

Kathrin Kopp
MS in Mathematics, May 2006
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Higher Order Computational Methods for Asian Options

Kurt Edward Kotenberg
MS in Atmospheric Science, May 2006
Advisor: Vincent E. Larson
Thesis: An Analytic Longwave Radiation Formula for Liquid Layer Clouds

Sarah Levinson
MS in Mathematics, May 2006
Advisor: Kyle Swanson
Thesis: A Simulation of Frontal Interactions with Land/Ocean Boundaries 

Haiqing Li
MS in Mathematics, May 2006
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Equal-Area Partition: A Practical Approach to Construct Approximate Optimal Invalidation Report for Distributed Communication

Philipp Orth
MS in Mathematics, May 2006
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Regime Switching Black-Scholes Model Selection with Implications to Option Pricing

Nathan Sabin
MS in Mathematics, May 2006
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Luke Sampe
MS in Atmospheric Science, May 2006
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: An Improved Method to Diagnose Precipitation Phase Transitions

Vishak Subramoney
MS in Mathematics, May 2006
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: Least Squares Estimation for State Space Models

Summer 2006

Leah Rineck
MS in Mathematics, August 2006
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Andrew Shulman
MS in Mathematics, August 2006
Advisor: Jeb Willenbring
Thesis: A New Generalization of the Frobenius Problem with an Application to Representation Theory

Philipp Auer
MS in Mathematics, December 2006
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: Bayesian Selection of Significant Principal Components

Winter 2006

Sava Dashev
MS in Mathematics, December 2006
Advisor: Istvan Lauko
Thesis: Numerical Simulations of Embryo Transfer

Sung Soon Kim
MS in Mathematics, December 2006
Advisor: Dexuan Xie
Thesis: Finite Element Method for Solving PDE Model Problems with Software Packages Dolfin and Matlab

Holger Huertgen
MS in Mathematics, December 2006
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: Semi-parametric shape-invariant estimation for periodic time series

MS Degrees Awarded 2005

Spring 2005

Cory Behnke
MS in Atmospheric Science, Spring 2005
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Synoptic and Local Controls of the Lake Michigan Pneumonia Front

J. Kevin Bower
MS in Mathematics, Spring 2005
Advisor: Dexuan Xie
Thesis: The Gauss-Newton Least-Squares Iterative Method for Data Reduction

Sara Bruening
MS in Atmospheric Science, Spring 2005
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Assessment of Future Convection in the Contiguous United States

Achim Glaser
MS in Mathematics, Spring 2005
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: The Regime Switching Black Scholes Model and the Empirical Test

Achim Glaser
MS in Mathematics, Spring 2005
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: The Regime Switching Black Scholes Model and the Empirical Test

Justin Jacobs
MS in Actuarial Science, Spring 2005
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Exponential Distribution: Diagnostics, Goodness-of-Fit, Prediction

Kazumi Nakada
MS in Mathematics, Spring 2005
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Robert Reeb
MS in Mathematics, Spring 2005
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Finding Moments of Measures by Linear Programming

Martin Schneider
MS in Mathematics, Spring 2005
Advisor: Ziyu Zheng
Thesis: American Options in the Binomial Model

Florian Marc Sebert
MS in Mathematics, Spring 2005
Advisor: Y. M Zou
Thesis: Invariant Functions of Frieze Groups and Pattern Generation

Marek Bogumil Trawicki
MS in Mathematics, Spring 2005
Advisor: T. C. Lin
Thesis: The Computational Solution to the Radiosity Equation

Bernhard Von Boyen
MS in Mathematics, Spring 2005
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: Monotone Regression with Splines using Non-Quadratic Penalties

Christian Wagner
MS in Mathematics, Spring 2005
Advisor: Kevin McLeod
Thesis: Calculation of the Hughes-Eckart Shift

Xiaojian Xu
MS in Mathematics, Spring 2005
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Shrinkage Reduction by Design of Experiment

Katharina Zaglauer
MS in Mathematics, Spring 2005
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Power of Cramer-von Mises and related statistics for testing goodness of fit

Leonie Zettler
MS in Atmospheric Science, Spring 2005
Advisor: Eric Key
Thesis: Quadratic ARCH Process

Fall 2005

Roman Anklewicz
MS in Mathematics, Fall 2005
Advisor: James Arnold
Thesis: Experimental Simple Heuristics for the Symmetric Traveling Salesman Problem

Paul Fonstad
MS in Mathematics, Fall 2005
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Lisa Danielle Hugdahl
MS in Mathematics, Fall 2005
Advisor: David Schultz
Thesis: Development of a Stable Numerical Method for the Two Dimensional Navier-Stokes Equations

Rene Kuelheim
MS in Mathematics, Fall 2005
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Charles Lauters
MS in Mathematics, Fall 2005
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: The Utilization of Matlab for the Statistical Analysis of Microarray Data

Ponmalar Ratnam
MS in Mathematics, Fall 2015
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: Covariance Function Estimation by Ridge Tensor Product Splines

Bertrand Tirel
MS in Mathematics, Fall 2005
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

MS Degrees Awarded 2004

Vu Cao
MS in Mathematics, 2004
Advisor: James Arnold
Thesis: The Development of Algebra through the Lens of Al-Khwarizmi

Justin Cruz
MS in Mathematics, 2004
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Robert Deininger
MS in Mathematics, 2004
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: On the Performance of Positively Smoothed Pade Schemes for Barrier Options

Harald Dornheim
MS in Actuarial Science, 2004
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: M-Estimators of Scale in the Robust Credibility Model when Claims are Gamma-Distributed

Jacob Gundrum
MS in Mathematics, 2004
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: The Modeling and Predicting Consumer Purchases with NNMD and NCNMD: A Simulation Study

Thomas Kaiser
MS in Actuarial Science, 2004
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Performance of Interval Estimators of Certain Actuarial Risk Measures

Ruslana Korotkaya
MS in Mathematics, 2004
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: History in the Mathematics Classroom: Euler and the Basel Problem

Martin Michael
MS in Mathematics, 2004
Advisor: Albert Milani
Thesis: An Almost Global Existence Result for a Quasilinear Dissipative Wave Equation

Ingrid Orsted
MS in Mathematics, 2004
Advisor: Ian Musson
Thesis: The Growth of Graphs

Atif Osman
MS in Mathematics, 2004
Advisor: David Schultz
Thesis: Numerical Studies of Steady, Viscous, Incompressible Flow in a Channel with a Step

Carrie Schermetzler
MS in Mathematics, 2004
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Timothy Tucek
MS in Mathematics, 2004
Advisor: Eric Key
Thesis: Quadratic Autoregressive Conditionally Heteroscedastic Model

Anne Woerrlein
MS in Atmospheric Science, 2004
Advisor: Eric Key
Thesis: The Methods of Moments for Mixtures of Lognormal Distributions with an Application to Atmospheric Science Data

Katrin Ziehl
MS in Mathematics, 2004
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Age Dependence of the Fees of Highest Anniversary Value Death Benefit Option

MS Degrees Awarded 2003

Kseniya Fuhrman
MS in Mathematics, 2003
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: Epidemic Models and the Effect of Pulse Removal

Lucia Gomez Ramos
MS in Mathematics, 2003
Advisor: Istvan Lauko
Thesis: Filtering of MRI Raw Data to Maximize Spatial Resolution

Timothy Halbach
MS in Atmospheric Science, 2003
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Nocturnal Convection and It’s Relation to the Low Level Jet in Southern Wisconsin

Gundrun Hoermann
MS in Actuarial Science, 2003
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Development of Trimmed Mean Type Estimators for the Weibull Distribution Parameters

Wolfgang Hoerner
MS in Actuarial Science, 2003
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Robust Estimation of the WINCAT Coupons

Asta Jakuleviciene
MS in Mathematics, 2003
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Comparison of Large Sample Confidence Intervals and Fiducial Intervals in Immunoassay Problems

Oliver Pauly
MS in Mathematics, 2003
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Observations about Volatility with Applications to Commodity Prices

Birgit Reichart
MS in Actuarial Science, 2003
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Development of Trimmed Mean Type Estimators for the Lognormal Distribution Parameters

Kay Reinhold
MS in Mathematics, 2003
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Modeling the Overday and Overnight Changes of Stock Index Prices

David Ruszkiewicz
MS in Mathematics, 2003
Advisors: Robert Moore and Henry Kepner
Written Exam

Fabian Schmitt
MS in Actuarial Science, 2003
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Comparison of Nonparametric, Parametric, and Robust Parametric Bootstrap Techniques via Simulations

Michael Sommers
MS in Mathematics, 2003
Advisor: Mark Teply
Written Exam

Markus Tentler
MS in Mathematics, 2003
Advisor: Kevin McLeod
Thesis: Ground State of the Helium Atom

Jason Von Bergen
MS in Mathematics, 2003
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Modeling the Distributions of Future Margins of Disability Insurance Claims at Northwestern Mutual

MS Degrees Awarded 2002

Stefanie Donauer
MS in Mathematics, 2002
Advisor: Jay Beder
Thesis: Aliasing in irregular fraction of the 2^n factorial design

Neda Farzinnia
MS in Mathematics, 2002
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Exploring a Regime Switching Black-Scholes Model with Market Data

Thomas Grafenauer
MS in Mathematics, 2002
Advisor: Kyle Swanson
Thesis: Large Scale Dynamical Process in Blocking Onsets

Svenja Hager
MS in Mathematics, 2002
Advisor: Ziyu Zheng
Thesis: Approximation of Generalized Black & Scholes Models by Binomial Trees

Alexander Kling
MS in Mathematics, 2002
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Zhiyuan Liu
MS in Mathematics, 2002
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Contanze Luetkebohmert
MS in Mathematics, 2002
Advisor: Jay Beder
Thesis: Aliasing in irregular fractions of the 3^n factorial design

Aamar Manzoor
MS in Actuarial Science, 2002
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Optimal Trimming in Contaminated Pareto Samples: A Monte Carlo Study

Joerg Marhenke
MS in Mathematics, 2002
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Thesis: The Schonflies Theorem

Peter Miehle
MS in Mathematics, 2002
Advisor: Mark Teply
Thesis: A Description of Motzkin’s Idea for Proving a Ring is Euclidian

Lioubov Mikhailova
MS in Mathematics, 2002
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: NPID Control with gamma-Limiting and Arbitrary Partial-State Knowledge

Jessica Miller
MS in Mathematics, 2002
Advisor: Jonathan Kahl
Thesis: A Three-Dimensional Residence Time Analysis of Potential Transport to Two Locations: Summit, Greenland and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Fabian Moerchen
MS in Mathematics, 2002
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Analysis of Speedup as Function of Block Size and Cluster Size for Parallel Feedforward Neural Networks on a Beowulf Cluster

Christopher Sears
MS in Mathematics, 2002
Advisor: Karen M. Brucks
Written Exam

Joseph Shomberg
MS in Mathematics, 2002
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Georg Ulbrich
MS in Mathematics, 2002
Advisor: Mark Teply
Thesis: The Rabin-Miller Pseudoprime Test

Hongyan Yang
MS in Actuarial Science
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Nonparametric, Parametric, and Robust Parametric Modeling of Norwegian Fire Claims (1972-1982)

Frank Zagermann
MS in Mathematics, 2002
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Younis Zaidan
MS in Mathematics, 2002
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

MS Degrees Awarded 2001

Kelly Baker
MS in Mathematics, 2001
Advisor: Eric Key
Thesis: Graphical Solutions to Systems of Differential Equations for a Practical Device

Matthias Bergner
MS in Mathematics, 2001
Advisor: Albert Milani
Thesis: L-infinity Estimates for Quasilinear Evolution Equations

Michael Blank
MS in Mathematics, 2001
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Ruth Carlson
MS in Mathematics, 2001
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Optimization of Gluing Operations Using Design of Experiments and MINITAB Software

Frank Fleischer
MS in Mathematics, 2001
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Michael Fowle
MS in Atmospheric Science, 2001
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Study of the Convective Forecast Skill of Very High Resolution (6 KM)NWP Model Data

Krishnendu Ghosh
MS in Mathematics, 2001
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Enhancement of a Problem Solving Environment for Gene Analysis

Stephan Koetzer
MS in Mathematics, 2001
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Hansjoerg Martin
MS in Mathematics, 2001
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Matthias Rupp
MS in Mathematics, 2001
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Hendrik Schmidt
MS in Actuarial Science, 2001
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Performance of Robust Volatility Estimators in Option Pricing Models

Miriam Selinka
MS in Mathematics, 2001
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

James Sieveking
MS in Atmospheric Science, 2001
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: 24-48h Predictability of Lake-Enhanced Snowbands in the 2-3 January 1999 Midwest Blizzard

Lisa Walter
MS in Mathematics, 2001
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Log-Logit and the Four Parameter Logistic Transformations of Immunoassays

Weiqun Zhang
MS in Mathematics, 2001
Advisor: Don Solomon
Thesis: Mathematical Modeling on Manipulation of digital Images

MS Degrees Awarded 2000

Natanya Dugall
MS in Mathematics, 2000
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Statistical Analysis of Quality Assurance Data Corporation Transparent Vinyl Film Coated with Pressure Sensitive Acrylic Adhesive

Timothy Hess
MS in Mathematics, 2000
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Simulation and Analysis of Correlated Perturbations in a Spatial Weather Forecasting Process

Inge Seibold
MS in Mathematics, 2000
Advisor: M. Klosek
Thesis: Stochastic Volatility and Stock Price Models

James Stott
MS in Mathematics, 2000
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

Jeffrey Wistl
MS in Mathematics, 2000
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Written Exam

PhD Alumni

PhD Degrees Awarded 2016

Spring 2016

Sami Cheong
PhD in Statistics, May 2016
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Dissertation: Parameter Estimation for the Spatial Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Process with Missing Observations

James L. Gollin
PhD in Algebra, May 2016
Advisor: Allen Bell
Dissertation: The Root Finite Condition on Groups and it’s Application to Group Rings

Brian M. Griffin
PhD in Atmospheric Science, May 2016
Advisor: Vince Larson
Dissertation: Improving the Sub-grid Scale Representation of Hydrometers and Microphysical Feedbacl Effects Using a Multivariat PDF

Ranadeera Samanthi
PhD in Actuarial/Statistics, May 2016
Advisor: Vytarus Brazauskas
Dissertation: Comparing the Riskiness of Dependant Portfolios

Justin G. Trulen
PhD in Analysis, May 2016
Advisor: Lijing Sun
Dissertation: Asymptotic Estimates for Dispersive Equations on alpha-Modulation Space

Daoping Yu
PhD in Actuarial/Statistics, May 2016
Advisor: Vytarus Brazauskas
Dissertation: Statistical Contributions to Operational Risk Modeling

Summer 2016

Emmanuel Asante-Asamani
PhD in Applied Math, August 2016
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Dissertation: A Real Distinct Poles Exponential Scheme for Advection-diffusion-reaction Systems

Yi Jiang
PhD in Applied Math, August 2016
Advisor: Dexuan Xie
Dissertation: A Nonlocal Debye-Huckel Equation for Electrostatistics of Aqueous Electrolytes

Hassan Lhou
PhD in Algebra, August 2016
Advisor: Jeb Willenbring
Dissertation: Resrticting a Representation to a Principally Embedded sl(2) Subalgebra

Alexander Mitchell
PhD in Dynamical Systems, August 2016
Advisor: Suzanne Boyd
Dissertation: Existence of the Mandelbrot Set in the Parameter Planes of Certain Rational Functions

Jinyong Ying
PhD in Applied Math, August 2016
Advisor: Dexuan Xie
Dissertation: Domain decomposition based hybrid methods of finite element and finite difference and applications in bio molecule simulations

Fall 2016

Carsten Harlass
PhD in Statistics, Fall 2016
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Dissertation: Density Estimations for Lifetime Distributions Under Semi-Parametric Random Censorship Models

PhD Degrees Awarded 2015

Spring 2015

Jason La Corte
PhD in Topology, May 2015
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Dissertation: The Markov-Dubins problem with free terminal direction in a nonpositively curved cube complex 

Wiktor Mogilski
PhD in Topology, May 2015
Advisor: Boris Okun
Dissertation: The fattened Davis complex and the weighted L2-(co)homology of Coxeter groups

Molly Moran
PhD in Topology, May 2015
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Dissertation: On the Dimension of Group Boundaries 

Jeffrey Rolland
PhD in Topology, May 2015
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Dissertation: Some Results on Pseudo-Collar Structures on High-Dimensional Manifolds

Brad Schleben
PhD in Algebra, May 2015
Advisor: Yi Ming Zou
Dissertation: Infinitely Generated Clifford Algebras and Wedge Representations of gl∞|∞ 

Kevin Schreve
PhD in Topology, May 2015
Advisor: Boris Okun
Dissertation: The L^2 Cohomology of Discrete Groups

Wen Yang
PhD in Statistics, May 2015
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Dissertation: Shape-Invariant Models for Non-Independent Functional Data

Summer 2015

Ram Adhikari
PhD in Mathematics, August 2015
Advisors: Bruce Wade & Chao Zhu
Dissertation: A Weak Simpson Method for a Class of Stochastic Differential Equations and Numerical Stability Results

Jesse Feller
PhD in Mathematics, August 2015
Advisor: Suzanne Boyd
Dissertation: Random Iteration of Holomorphic Rational Maps

Wayne Johnson
PhD in Mathematics, August 2015
Advisor: Jeb Willenbring
Dissertation: Multivariate Hilbert series of lattice cones and homogeneous varieties

Dawn Kopacz
PhD in Atmospheric Science, August 2015
Advisor: Kyle Swanson
Dissertation: Predictability of Sea Ice Near Bifurcations

Fall 2015

Noriyuki Sugiyama
PhD in Atmospheric Science, Fall 2015
Advisor: Sergey Kravtsov
Dissertation: The Great Lakes’ Regional Climate Regimes

Hung Tran
PhD in Topology, Fall 2015
Advisor: Chris Hruska
Dissertation: Relative Divergence, Subgroup Distortion and Geodesic Divergence

PhD Degrees Awarded 2014

Spring 2014

Ridha Moussa
PhD in Mathematics, May 2014
Advisor: Hans Volkmer
Thesis: On the Generalized Ince’s Equation

Diana (Thomson) La Corte
PhD in Mathematics, May 2014
Advisor: Yi Ming Zou
Thesis: Newton’s Method Backpropagation for Complex-Valued Holomorphic Neural Networks: Algebraic and Analytic Properties

Summer 2014

Jeremy Alan Osborne
PhD in Mathematics, August 2014
Advisor: G. Chris Hruska
Thesis: Statistical Hyperbolicity of Relatively Hyperbolic Group

Winter 2014

Peter Sparks
PhD in Mathematics, December 2014
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Thesis: Contractible n-manifolds and the double n-space property

PhD Degrees Awarded 2013

Spring 2013

Jason Gaddis
PhD in Mathematics, May 2013
Advisor: Allen Bell
Thesis: PBW Deformations of Artin-Schelter Regular Algebras and their Homogenizations

America Masaros
PhD in Mathematics, May 2013
Advisor: Ian Musson
Thesis: Category O Representations of the Lie Superalgebra osp(3,2)

Rolando Olivas Saunders
PhD in Atmospheric Science, May 2013
Advisor: Jonathan Kahl
Thesis: Improved Estimation of PM2.5 Using Lagrangian Stellite-Measured Aerosol Opitcal Depth

Summer 2013

Xiaoying Lin
PhD in Mathematics, August 2013
Advisor: Dashan Fan
Thesis: The Boundedness of Hausdurft Operators on Function Spaces

Lauren Williams
PhD in Mathematics, August 2013
Advisor: Jeb Willenbring
Thesis: Invariant Polynomials on Tensors Under the Action of a Product of Orthogonal Group

PhD Degrees Awarded 2012

Spring 2012

Pamela Harris
PhD in Mathematics, May 2012
Advisor: Jeb Willenbring
Thesis: Combinational Problems Related to Kostant’s Weight Multiplicity Formula

John Wood
PhD in Actuarial Science, May 2012
Advisor: Eric Key
Thesis: Modeling Processes With Heavy Tails

Summer 2012

Paul Fonstad
PhD in Mathematics, August 2012
Advisor: Frederic Ancel
Thesis: A Further Classification of the Boundaries of the Croke-Kleiner Group

PhD Degrees Awarded 2011

Spring 2011

Loribeth Alvin
PhD in Mathematics, May 2011
Advisor: Karen Brucks
Thesis: A Study of Low Dimensional Dynamics

Winter 2011

Hong Du
PhD in Statistics, December 2011
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: Nonlinear Functional Discriminant Analysis

PhD Degrees Awarded 2010

Spring 2010

Mazen Zarrouk
PhD in Mathematics, May 2010
Advisor: Dexuan Xie
Thesis: Analysis of Truncated Incomplete Hessian Newton Minimization Method and Application in Biomolecular Simulations

Summer 2010

Janel Hanrahan
PhD in Atmospheric Science, December 2010
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Connecting Past and Present Climate Variability to the Water Levels of Lake Michigan

PhD Degrees Awarded 2009

Spring 2009

Shawn Chiappetta
PhD in Mathematics, May 2009
Advisor: B. Wade
Thesis: Non-Overlapping Domain Decomposition Parallel Algorithms for Convection-Diffusion Problems

Martin Michael
PhD in Mathematics, May 2009
Advisor: A. Milani
Thesis: Local and Global Solutions to Quasilinear Wave Equations via Nash-Moser Algorithm

George Rus
PhD in Mathematics, May 2009
Advisor: R. Stockbridge and B. Wade
Thesis: Finite Element Methods for Control of Singular Stochastic Processes

Florian Sebert
PhD in Mathematics, May 2009
Advisor: Y.M. Zou
Thesis: Algebraic and Geometric Properties of Generalized Wavelet Matrices

Katharina Zaglauer
PhD in Mathematics, May 2009
Advisor: R. Stockbridge
Thesis: Fair Pricing of Participating Life Insurance Contracts in a Regime-Switching Market Environment

Summer 2009

Ju Youn Bae
PhD in Mathematics, August 2009
Advisor: Jay Beder
Thesis: Estimation of the Additive Genetic Covariance Function

Rene Kuelheim
PhD in Mathematics, August 2009
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai & Gerhard Dikta
Thesis: Asymptotic Properties of Semiparametric Random Censorship Models with Covariables

Winter 2009

Harald Dornheim
PhD in Actuarial Science, December 2009
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Robust-Efficient Fitting of Mixed Linear Models: Theory, Simulations, Actuarial Extensions, and Examples

Britta Janssen
PhD in Mathematics, December 2009
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: An Efficient Exponential Time Differencing Method for Nonlinear Reaction Diffusion Problems

Andreas Kleefeld
PhD in Mathematics, December 2009
Advisor: Tzu-Chu Lin
Thesis: Direct and Inverse Acoustic Scattering for Three-Dimensional Surfaces

PhD Degrees Awarded 2008

Spring 2008

John Dudek
PhD in Mathematics, May 2008
Advisor: Albert Milani and Daniel Agterberg
Thesis: A Mathematical Investigation of Solutions for the Two-Component order Parameter in the Ginzburg-Landau Equations of Superconductivity

Jae Kook Lee
PhD in Mathematics, May 2008
Advisor: Allen Bell and Mark Teply
Thesis: Some Covers and Relative Covers of Modules

Christopher Mooney
PhD in Mathematics, May 2008
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Thesis: On Boundaries of CAT(0) Groups

Tim Schroeder
PhD in Mathematics, May 2008
Advisor: Boris Okun
Thesis: L^2-homology of Coxeter Groups

Asta Shomberg
PhD in Mathematics, May 2008
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Estimation of False Discovery Rate under Parametric Assumptions with Application to DNA Microarrays

Summer 2008

Hao He
PhD in Mathematics, August 2008
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Utility Maximization of a Portfolio that Includes an Illiquid Asset

Joseph Shomberg
PhD in Mathematics, August 2008
Advisor: Albert Milani
Thesis: Explicit Construction of a Robust Family of Compact Inertial Manifolds

Winter 2008

Kseniya Fuhrman
PhD in Mathematics, December 2008
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Virus-Host Interactions in Aquatic Systems

PhD Degrees Awarded 2007

Spring 2007

Maya Geliazkova
Phd in Mathematics, Spring 2007
Advisor: Jay Beder and Brent Logan
Thesis: Spatial Thresholding Procedures for fMRI Analysis

Summer 2007

Margaret Christin May
PhD in Mathematics, Summer 2007
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Thesis: Finite Dimensional Z-Compactifications

Christopher Sears
PhD in Mathematics, Summer 2007
Advisor: Karen M. Brucks
Thesis: Monotonicity of Kneading Sequences in Families of One-kink Maps

Anthony van Groningen
PhD in Mathematics, Summer 2007
Advisor: Jeb Willenbring
Thesis: Graded Multiplicities of the Nullcone for the Algebraic Symmetric Pair of Type G

Younis Zaidan
PhD in Mathematics, Summer 2007
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: Analysis of Maxwell-Systems with Different Polarization Mechanisms

Winter 2007

Stephen Lehrke
PhD in Mathematics, Fall 2007
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Asymptotic Properties of the MLE of Parameters of the Multivariate O-U Process

PhD Degrees Awarded 2006

Spring 2006

Weiqun Zhang
PhD in Mathematics, Spring 2006
Advisor: David Schultz and Tzu-Chu Lin
Thesis: Numerical Solutions of Linear and Nonlinear Singular Perturbation Problems

PhD Degrees Awarded 2005

Spring 2005

Muhammad Yousuf
PhD in Mathematics, Spring 2005
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Smoothing Schemes for the Inhomogeneous Linear and Semilinear Parabolic Problems with Nonsmooth Data

Summer 2005

Lordanka Panayotova
PhD in Mathematics, Summer 2005
Advisor: Kyle Swanson and Bruce Wade
Thesis: Meridional Asymmetries in Large-Scale Atmospheric Dynamical Phenomena

Winter 2005

Zhiyuan Liu
PhD in Atmospheric Science, Fall 2005
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Vortices in Deformation Background Flow – A Sensitivity Source of the Atmosphere

PhD Degrees Awarded 2004

Summer 2004

Michael Bartl
PhD in Mathematics, Summer 2004
Advisor: Dashan Fan
Thesis: On a hyper-Hilbert transform and singular integrals

PhD Degrees Awarded 2003

Spring 2003

George Vachadze
PhD in Actuarial Science, Spring 2003
Advisor: Eric Key
Thesis: Finite Mixture Models and Their Applications in Finance

Summer 2003

Mohammad Siddique
PhD in Mathematics, Summer 2003
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Smoothing with Positivity-Preserving Pade Schemes for Parabolic Problems with Nonsmooth Data

PhD Degrees Awarded 2002

Spring 2002

Tatiana Soleski
PhD in Mathematics, Spring 2002
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Wavelets in Computerized Tomography

Summer 2002

Sonia Rueda
PhD in Mathematics, Summer 2002
Advisor: Ian Musson
Thesis: Differential Operators on Invariants Rings of Tori and Related Topics

Boris Yordanov
PhD in Mathematics, Summer 2002
Advisor: Albert Milani
Thesis: Critical Exponents for Nonlinear Wave Equations with Damping

PhD Degrees Awarded 2001

Spring 2001

Bahodir Siddikov
PhD in Mathematics, Spring 2001
Advisor: David Schultz
Thesis: Numerical Simulation of the Active Magnetic Regenerative Refrigerator

Summer 2001

Fatma Ilicasu
PhD in Mathematics, Summer 2001
Advisor: David Schultz
Thesis: High Order Methods for Singular Perturbation Problems

David Radcliffe
PhD in Mathematics, Summer 2001
Advisor: Fredric Ancel
Thesis: Unique Presentation of Coxeter Groups and Related Groups

PhD Degrees Awarded 2000

Spring 2000

Xionghui He
PhD in Mathematics, Spring 2000
Advisor: Hans Volkmer
Thesis: On the Stability of Non-Harmonic Fourier Series

Lukemba Liamba
PhD in Mathematics, Spring 2000
Advisor: Hans Volkmer
Thesis: Solution of Dirichlet Problems by Generalized Spherical Harmonics

Winter 2000

Dengfeng Cheng
PhD in Mathematics, Fall 2000
Advisor: T.C. Lin
Thesis: Multiwavelet Solutions to the Boundary Integral Equations

Dong Yu
PhD in Mathematics, Fall 2000
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Density Estimation with Positive Wavelet Kernel

 

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