# Faculty

- Traves, William N (Webpage)
- Professor, Chair of Mathematics Department

- Ph.D., University of Toronto

traves@usna.edu 410-293-6774

#### Research interests

Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Geometry

- Ruth, David
- CDR, USN
- Associate Chair, Permanent Military Professor

- Arrived at USNA: November 2009
- Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School
- M.A., Mathematics, University of Texas
- B.S., Mathematics, USNA

druth@usna.edu 410-293-6703

- Alevras, Alexis
- Associate Professor

- Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

alevras@usna.edu 410-293-6743

#### Research interests

Operator Algebras, E0-semigroups

- Andre, Peter
- Professor

- Ph.D., Yale University

ppa@usna.edu 410-293-6704

#### Research interests

Operations Research, Monte Carlo Events with Analysis of Tactics and Equipment

- Bailey, Craig K.
- Professor

- Ph.D., Michigan State University

ckb@usna.edu 410-293-6757

#### Research interests

Graph Theory, Combinatorics

- Baker, B. Mitchell
- Professor

- Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

bmb@usna.edu 410-293-6740

#### Research interests

Mathematical Physics, Operator Algebras, Dynamical Systems, Random Walks, Chaos

- Barkley, Peter
- LT, USN

- Arrived at USNA: June 2013
- B.S. Mathematics, USNA, 2006
- MPhil Computer Speech, Text and Internet Technology, University of Cambridge, 2007

pbarkley@usna.edu 410-293-6714

- Buchanan, James L.
- Professor

- Ph.D., University of Delaware

jlb@usna.edu 410-293-6726

#### Research interests

Partial Differential Equations

- Colborg, Severine R
- Lt Col, USAF
- Instructor

- Arrived at USNA: Oct 2013
- B.S. in Operations Research, USAFA, May 1997
- M.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering, Auburn University, Dec 2001

colborg@usna.edu 410-293-6785

- D'Archangelo, James M.
- M&S Senior Professor

- Johns Hopkins University Ph.D.

jmd@usna.edu 410-293-6750

#### Research interests

Applied Mathematics, Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing, Acoustics, Mechanical Vibration, Parallel Processing, Relational Data Bases

- Davis, Kirsten E.
- LT, USN
- Senior Instructor

- Arrived at USNA: May 2012
- M.S. in Operations Research, University of Delaware, Jan 2009
- B.S. in Quantitative Economics, USNA, May 2007

kdavis@usna.edu 410-293-6769

- Doherty, John
- LT USN

- Arrived at USNA: August 2013
- B.S. US Naval Academy
- M.S. MIT

jdoherty@usna.edu 410 293 6749

- Foraker, Jay
- CDR, USN
- Permanent Military Professor

- Arrived at USNA: October 2011
- Ph.D. Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School
- M.A. National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College
- M.S. Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
- B.S. Electrical Engineering, USNA (1993)

foraker@usna.edu 410-293-6724

- Fowler, Gary O.
- Associate Professor

- Ph.D., University of Oregon

gof@usna.edu 410-293-6732

#### Research interests

Statistics, Applied Mathematics

- Gaglione, Anthony M. (Webpage)
- Professor

- Ph.D., Polytechnic University

amg@usna.edu 410-293-6767

#### Research interests

Combinatorial and Infinite Group Theory, Cryptography

- Garcia, Sonia M.
- Associate Professor

- Ph.D., University of Chicago

smg@usna.edu 410-293-6728

#### Research interests

Numerical Analysis of Finite Element Methods, Stability and Convergence of Parabolic Equations

- Gentry, Sommer (Webpage)
- Associate Professor

- Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

gentry@usna.edu 410-293-6724

#### Research interests

Simulation, Optimization, Combinatorial Algorithms, Modeling Human Motion

- Gloor, Phil
- Adjunct Assistant Professor

- Ph.D., Indiana University

gloor@usna.edu 410-293-6718

#### Research interests

Harmonic Analysis, Wavelets

- Gutzler, Jay
- CDR, USN
- Permanent Military Professor

- Arrived at USNA: July 2001
- Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

gutzler@usna.edu 410-293-6784

#### Research interests

Applied Mathematics

- Hanna, Charles C.
- Professor

cch@usna.edu 410-293-6720

#### Research interests

Algebraic Geometry of Commutative Rings, Spectra of Graded Rings and Modules

- Herzog, Martin D.
- Academic Center Math Learning Specialist

- M.S., Johns Hopkins University
- MEd, University of North Florida

mherzog@usna.edu 410-293-2958

- Hetherington III, Noble
- LCDR, USN
- Junior Permanent Military Professor

- Arrived at USNA: June 2012
- M.S. Engineering Acoustics (USW), Naval Postgraduate School
- B.S. Applied Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst.

hetherin@usna.edu 410-293-6717

- Hoffman, Michael E.
- Professor

- Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

meh@usna.edu 410-293-6723

#### Research interests

Algebraic Topology and Algebraic Combinatorics

- Joyner, W. David (Webpage)
- Professor

- Ph.D., University of Maryland

wdj@usna.edu 410-293-6738

#### Research interests

Representation Theory, Error-Correcting Codes

- Kidwell, Mark E.
- Professor

- Ph.D., Yale University

mek@usna.edu 410-293-6766

#### Research interests

Topology, Knot Theory

- Konkowski, Debbie A.
- Professor

- Ph.D. (Physics), University of Texas

dak@usna.edu 410-293-6705

#### Research interests

Mathematical Physics, General Relativity and Cosmology

- Ksir, Amy (Webpage)
- Associate Professor

- Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

ksir@usna.edu 410-293-6773

#### Research interests

Algebraic Geometry and Mathematical Physics

- Liakos, Anastasios
- Associate Professor

- Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

liakos@usna.edu 410-293-6711

#### Research interests

Applied Mathematics

- Lockhart, Jody M.
- Associate Professor

- Ph.D., University of Illinois

jml@usna.edu 410-293-6747

#### Research interests

Combinatorial Group Theory, Recursive Unsolvability, Chain Addition Cycles, Cryptography

- Loehr, Nicholas A.
- Associate Professor

- Ph.D., UC San Diego

loehr@usna.edu 410-293-6780

#### Research interests

Algebraic Combinatorics

- Logue, Thomas
- CAPT
- Adjunct Instructor

- Computer Science, M.S., Johns Hopkins University
- B.S. Mathematics, USNA (1982)

tlogue@usna.edu 410-293-6758

- Lunasin, Evelyn
- Assistant Professor

- PhD, University of California, Irvine

lunasin@usna.edu 410-293-6715

#### Research interests

Partial Differential Equations, Fluid Mechanics

- Malek-Madani, Reza
- Professor, USNA Director of Research

- Ph.D., Brown University

rmm@usna.edu 410-293-6719, 410-293-2504

#### Research interests

Applied Mathematics, Shock waves, Nonconvex Functionals, Thermoelastic Shearband Stability

- Margulies, Susan (Webpage)
- Assistant Professor

- Ph.D., University of California, Davis

margulie@usna.edu 410-293-6721

#### Research interests

Optimization, Computer Algebra, Graph Theory, Quantum Computation

- McCoy, Peter A. (Webpage)
- Professor

- Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

pam@usna.edu 410-293-6748

#### Research interests

Partial Differential Equations, Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions, Signal and Image Processing, Wavelets, Electromagnetics

- McGrath, Richard
- CDR, USN
- Permanent Military Professor

- Ph.D., Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School
- M.A., National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College
- M.S., Civil Engineering, Stanford University
- B.S., Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

rmcgrath@usna.edu 410-293-6772

#### Research interests

Operations Research, Stochastic Models, Decision Theory, Game Theory

- Medynets, Kostya (Webpage)
- Assistant Professor

- Institute for Low Temperature Physics, Ph.D.

medynets@usna.edu 410-293-6727

#### Research interests

Ergodic Theory and Topological Dynamics

- Melles, Caroline G. (Webpage)
- Professor

- Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

cgg@usna.edu 410-293-6722

#### Research interests

Algebraic Geometry, Kahler Metrics, Tropical Curves

- Michael, T. S. (Webpage)
- Associate Professor

- Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

tsm@usna.edu 410-293-6759

#### Research interests

Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Matrix Theory

- Minut, Aurelia
- Associate Professor

- Ph.D., Michigan State University

minut@usna.edu 410-293-6729

#### Research interests

Partial Differential Equations, Applied Mathematics, Nonlinear Optics, Scattering Theory, Integral Equations, Inverse Problems

- Moen, Courtney H.
- Associate Professor

- Ph.D., University of Chicago

chm@usna.edu 410-293-6725

#### Research interests

Number Theory and Group Representations

- Moulis, E. John
- Associate Professor (retired)

- Ph.D., University of Delaware

#### Research interests

Geometric Function Theory

- Munson, Brian A. (Webpage)
- Assistant Professor

- Ph.D., Brown University

munson@usna.edu 410-293-6764

#### Research interests

Algebraic Topology

- Nakos, George (Webpage)
- Professor

- Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

gcn@usna.edu 410-293-6779

#### Research interests

Topology, Computer Algebra

- Nikolov, Margaret C.
- Assistant Professor

- Ph.D., Harvard University

nikolov@usna.edu 410-293-6768

#### Research interests

Biostatistics

- Ooi, Teng K
- LT, USN
- Instructor

- Arrived at USNA: Aug 2012
- Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Alabama
- Master, Aviation Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas
- M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Alabama
- M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Alabama
- M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University
- B.S. Aeronautical Engineering, Queen Mary College, University of London

tengooi@usna.edu 410-293-6736

#### Research interests

Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Methods, Computing

- Phillips, David (Webpage)
- Assistant Professor

- Ph.D., Columbia University

dphillip@usna.edu 410-293-6710

#### Research interests

Operations Research

- Popovici, Irina (Webpage)
- Professor

- Ph.D., Michigan State University

popovici@usna.edu 410-293-6708

#### Research interests

Analysis

- Price, Geoffrey
- Professor

- Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

glp@usna.edu 410-293-6702

#### Research interests

Operator Algebras

- Ramert, Aaron
- Maj, USMC

- Arrived at USNA: August 2013
- B.S. General Engineering, USNA (1996)
- M.S. Operations Analysis, Naval Postgraduate School

ramert@usna.edu (410) 293-6778

- Rayburg, Casey
- LCDR, USN
- Junior Permanent Military Professor

- Arrived at USNA: April 2013
- B.S. Computer Science, University of North Florida
- M.S. Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School

rayburg@usna.edu 410-293-6755

- Stout, Brian
- LT, USN
- Instructor

- Arrived at USNA: July 2013
- PhD, City University of New York Graduate Center

stout@usna.edu 410-293-6760

#### Research interests

Arithmetic dynamics, arithmetic geometry, number theory

- Szurovy, Melissa
- LCDR, USN
- Junior Permanent Military Professor

- B.S. Industrial Engineering, Penn State University
- M.S. Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School

szurovy@usna.edu 410-293-6756

- Tabar, Matthew
- LCDR

- BS: Chemical Engineering, University of Cincinnati
- MS: Operations Analysis, Naval Postgraduate School
- Arrived: Oct 2013

#### Research interests

Game Theory, Optimization

- Uhan, Nelson A. (Webpage)
- Assistant Professor

- Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

uhan@usna.edu 410-293-6713

#### Research interests

Combinatorial Optimization, Game Theory

- Wakefield, Max (Webpage)
- Associate Professor

- Ph.D., University of Oregon

wakefiel@usna.edu 410-293-6783

#### Research interests

Combinatorics, commutative algebra, algebraic geometry

- Withers, Wm. Douglas
- Professor

- Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

wdw@usna.edu 410-293-6745

#### Research interests

Image Compression, Dynamical Systems

- Zarikian, Vrej (Webpage)
- Associate Professor

- Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

zarikian@usna.edu 410-293-6742

#### Research interests

Operator Algebras