Current Students

Veladlena Bykova Ph.D. student working on multivariate splines.

George Slavov Ph.D. student working on numerical solution of nonlinear PDE.

Former Ph.D. Students

Leopold Matamba Messi Ph.D. working on numerical solution of nonlinear PDE by using multivariate splines. He graduated in Aug. 2012. His dissertation title is "Theoretical and Numerical Approximation of the Rudin-Osher-Fetami model for image denoising in the continuous setting." He is a postdoc position at Mathematical Biology Institute, Ohio State University.

Qiangying Hong Ph.D., graduated in Aug. 2011. Her dissertation title is Bivariate Splines in variational models for image enhancements. She is now a lecturer at University of Kansas, Lawrenceville, Kansas.

Louis Yang Liu Ph.D., graduated in August, 2010. His dissertation is Non-convex Optimization for Linear System with Pre-Gaussian Matrices and Recovery from Multiple Measurements. He was an assistant professor at the College of William and Mary in fall, 2011 and Spring, 2012. He is now a visiting assisitant professor at Michigan State University.

Bree Ettinger Ph.D., graduated in August, 2009. Her dissertation title is Bivariate Splines for Ozone Concentration Prediction. She is a postdoctorate at a university in Milan, Italy. She is now a lecturer at Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emory University.

Haipeng Liu Ph.D., graduated in August, 2007. His dissertation title is Prewavelets for Numerical Solution of PDE's. He is a lecturer at Georgia State University.

Jianbao Wu Ph.D., graduated in August, 2007. His dissertation title is Spherical Splines for Hermite Interpolation and Surface Design.

Okkyung Cho Ph.D., graduated in August, 2006.Her dissertation title is Construction of Compactly Supported Multiwavelets.She is an assistant professor at Montgomery College.

Jie Zhou Ph.D., graduated in August, 2006. His dissertation title is Construction of Orthonormal Wavelets of Dilation Factor 3 with Application in Image Compression and A New Construction of Multivariate Compactly Supported Tight Frame. He is a tenure track assistant professor at Coastal Carolina University in the fall, 2007.

Victoria Baramidze Ph.D., graduated in August, 2005. Her dissertation title is Spherical Splines for Scattered Data Fitting. She is an associate professor at West Illinois University.

Kyunglin Nam Ph.D., graduated in August, 2005. Her dissertation title is "Tight Wavelet Frame Construction and Its Application for Image Processing". She was a visiting assistant professor at University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. Now she is an instructor at Baylor University.

Gerard Awanou Ph.D., graduated in August, 2003. His dissertation title is "Energy Methods for Numerical Solution of 3D Navier-Stokes Equations by Trivariate Splines". After post-doc working at IMA (Institute for Mathematics and its Applications) at the University of Minnesota for two years, he is now an associate professor at North Illinois University. He has been an associate professor at University of Illinois at Chicago since Fall, 2012.

Xiangming Xu Ph.D., graduated in May, 2001. His dissertation title is Construction of Two-Dimensional Non-separable of Orthonormal Wavelets of Short Support. He is a research scientist at Telchemy Inc., Sewanee, GA.

Wenjie He Ph.D., graduated in August, 1998. His dissertation title is Compactly Supported Multivariate Multiwavelets: Theory and Constructions. He is now an associate professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, the University of Missouri at St. Louis, Missouri.

Master Degree Students

Richard Tatum Masters of Applied Mathematics and Sciences, graduated in August, 1999. He now works at Naval Surface Warfare Center, VA.

Victoria Baramidze Masters of Applied Mathematics and Sciences, graduated in August, 1999. Her thesis title is Existence, Uniqueness and Convergence of Cubic and Quintic Smoothing Splines . She is now a Ph.D., student of Dept. of Math., Univ. of Georgia.

Kathleen Farmer Masters of Sciences, graduated in August, 1997. Her thesis title is Scattered Data Interpolation by C2 Quintic Splines Using Energy Minimization. She is now an instructor at Department of Mathematics, North Lousiana State University.

Jiangxiang Liu Masters of Sciences, graduated in August, 1995. He was a Ph.D., student at Dept. of Computer Sciences, Yale Univ. in Fall, 1995.