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Activities for undergraduates

Undergraduate Research

Current and Previous REU Projects.

 

 

 

A list, still being edited.

 

2017-2018: Gabriella Dalton, mentored by Prof. Deborah Sulsky.
             Estimating methane emissions from Albuquerque's
             Los Angeles closed landfill. Proposal. In Progress
             Supported by Department.

2017-2018: Andrew Hollis, mentored by Prof. James Degnan.
             Text clustering and summarization for intelligence analysis. Proposal. In Progress
             Supported by Department.

2017-2018: Ari Rappaport, mentored by Prof. Jehanzeb Chaudry.
             Exploration of black box multigrid for preconditioning linear systems
             modeling resistive MHD. Proposal. In Progress
             Supported by Department.

2016-2017: Sarka Blahnik, mentored by Prof. Ana Skripka.
             Perturbations with zero spectral shift functions. Proposal. Thesis. Defense: 4/20/2017.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-1148801.

2016-2017: Montie Avery, mentored by Prof. Matt Pennybacker.
             Multiple scales asymptotic analysis in pattern forming systems. Thesis.
             Defense: 4/20/2017. Graduated May 2017.
             Presented at SUnMaRC 2017. Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-1148801.

2016-2017: Dustin Enyeart, mentored by Prof. Janet Vassilev.
             Proposal. Thesis incomplete.
             Graduated May 2017.

2016: Hannah Butler, mentored by Prof. Janet Vassilev.
             Standard closure operations on ideals of hypersurface rings. Thesis.
             Defense: 12/04/2016. Graduated Dec 2016.

2015-2016: Lionel Fiske, mentored by Dr. Lane McConnell.
             Population Dynamics. Proposal. Thesis. Defense: 4/20/2016.
             Graduated May 2015. Presented at SUnMaRC 2015.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-1148801.

2015: Melody Walker, mentored by Prof. Helen Wearing.
             With-in Host Models of Dengue. Proposal. Thesis completed. Defense: 4/20/2016.
             Graduated May 2015. Presented at SUnMaRC 2015.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-1148801.

2014-2015: Juan Pablo Madrigal Cianci, mentored by Prof. Jens Lorenz.
             Study of Modifications of The Option Pricing Theory: A Practical Approach.
             Proposal. Thesis abstract. Thesis. Defense: 4/28/2015, 3:30pm.
             Graduated May 2015. Presented at SUnMaRC 2015.

2014-2015: Sam Mundy, mentored by Prof. Alexander Buium.
             Adeles and the Riemann-Roch theorem for number fields.
             Proposal. Thesis. Defense: 4/28/2015, 3:30pm. Graduated May 2015.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-1148801. Presented at SUnMaRC 2015.

2014-2015: Mo Li, mentored by Dr. Huining Kang (Internal Medicine,
             Cancer Research Facility).
             Statistical Modeling of Genomics Data to Improve Cancer Risk Classication
             and Outcome Prediction.
             Thesis. Defense: 4/28/2015. Graduated May 2015.

2014-2015: Nikhil Addleman, mentored by Prof. Helen Wearing.
             A Stochastic Model of Childhood Disease on Metapopulations.
             Proposal. Graduated May 2015.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-1148801. Presented at SUnMaRC 2015.

2014-2015: Charlie Clauss, mentored by Prof. Monika Nitsche.
             Introductory Fluid Dynamics. Graduated May 2015.
             Partially supported by MCTP NSF DMS-1148801.

2014: Miranda Mundt, mentored by Prof. Monika Nitsche.
             Mixing induced by an oscillating plate.
             Proposal. Thesis. Defense: 12/13/2014.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-1148801. Presented at SUnMaRC 2014.

2013-2014: Kirstin Harriger, mentored by Prof. Anna Skripka.
             Spectral shift functions for pairs of matrices.
             Proposal. Thesis (draft). Defense: 05/01/2014.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-1148801. Presented at SUnMaRC 2014.

2013-2014: Andrew Baxter, mentored by Prof. Janet Vassilev.
             Numerical semigroups: basically full ideals and their closures .
             Proposal. Thesis (draft). Defense: 05/01/2014.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-1148801. Presented at SUnMaRC 2012,2013,2014.

2013-2014: Cullen Roth, mentored by Prof. Cristina Pereyra.
             The fast wavelet transform and its application to electroencephalography:
             A study of schizoprenia. Proposal. Thesis (draft). Defense: 05/01/2014.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-1148801.
             Presented at Biology 2014 Annual Research Day.

2013-2014: Scott Guernsey, mentored by Prof. Jens Lorenz.
             Analyzing a non-linear Black-Scholes option pricing model: The cost
             of constant volatility. Proposal. Thesis. Defense: 05/01/2014.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-1148801. Presented at SUnMaRC 2014.

2013: Cameron LaVigne, mentored by Prof. Cristina Pereyra.
             Fourier analysis on finite Abelian groups.
             Proposal. Thesis. Defense: 12/02/2013.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-1148801.

2013: Yuridia Leyva, mentored by Prof. Cristina Pereyra.
             Is there a representation of the finite Hilbert Transform in terms of
             Haar shift transforms?
             Partially supported by MCTP NSF DMS-1148801. Presented at SUnMaRC 2013.

2013: Reed Young, mentored by Prof. Monika Nitsche.
             Computational modeling of fluid mixing. Proposal.
             Partially supported by MCTP NSF DMS-1148801.

2012-2013: Stephen Pietromonaco, mentored by Prof. Matt Blair.
             L^p asymptotics on the zonal and sectoral harmonics.
             Proposal. Thesis. Defense: 12/02/2013.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-0739417, DMS-1148801.
             Presented at SUnMaRC 2012,2013.

2012-2013: Jeff Gordon, mentored by Profs. Jens Lorenz and Deborah Sulsky.
             Chaos and Legendre Polynomials: Visualization in MATLAB and Paraview.
             Proposal. Thesis. Defense: 12/02/2013.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-0739417. Presented at SUnMaRC 2012,2013.

2012-2013: Anastassiya Semenova, mentored by Prof. Alexander Korotkevich.
             Visualization and Algorithm for Simulations of Electro-Magnetic Field in an
             Elementary Cell of a Layer of Metamaterials.
             Proposal. Thesis. Defense: 5/02/2013.
             Supported by NSF OCE 1131791. Presented at SUnMaRC 2013.

2012-2013: Katherine Freeland, mentored by Prof. Michael Sonksen.
             An Exploration of Mortality Trends Using the SEER Data Set.
             Proposal. Thesis. Defense: 5/02/2013.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-1148801. Presented at SUnMaRC 2013.

2012-2013: Andrew Herring, mentored by Prof. Alex Buium.
             The Quaternion Algebra Unit Circle.
             Proposal. Thesis. Defense: 5/02/2013.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-0739417, DMS-1148801.
             Presented at SUnMaRC 2012,2013.

2012-2013: Joseph DeAguero, mentored by Prof. Helen Wearing.
             Dengue strain competition within a mosquito. Supported by the IMSD program.
             Presented at SACNAS 2012, SUnMaRC 2013, Biology Research Day 2013.

2012-: Gabe Arrillaga, mentored by Prof. Helen Wearing.
             Modeling the Effects of Immunological Memory in Dengue Virus. Proposal.
             Partially supported by MCTP NSF DMS-1148801. Presented at SUnMaRC 2013.

2011-2012: Rodrigo Orozco, mentored by Prof. Deborah Sulsky.
             Studying HIV-protease dynamics using scattered data approximations.
             Proposal. Thesis. Codes. Defense: 04/26/2012.

2011-2012: Sam Bonin, mentored by Prof. Helen Wearing.
             Applying continuous wavelet transforms to the study of variable astrophysical masers.
             Proposal. Thesis. Paper. Defense: 04/26/2012.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-0739417. Presented at SUnMaRC 2012.

2011-2012: Alex Benedict, mentored by Prof. Stephen Lau.
             Radiation boundary conditions and waveform extraction for blackhole perturbations.
             Proposal. Paper. Defense: 04/26/2012.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-0739417. Presented at SUnMaRC 2012.

2011-2012: Fred Kaul, mentored by Prof. Dimiter Vassilev.
             Classification and Contractions of Three-Dimensional Lie Algebras.
             Proposal. Thesis. Defense: 04/26/2012.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-0739417. Presented at SUnMaRC 2011.

2010-2011: Dusty Brooks, mentored by Prof. Michael Nakamaye.
             N-Impact Trajectories in Rectangular Billiards.
             Thesis. Defense: 05/02/2011.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-0739417. Presented at SUnMaRC 2011.

2009-2010: Bobby Sena, mentored by Profs. Helen Wearing and Eric Toolson.
             Probabilistic Modeling of Action Potential Generation by Neurons
             Thesis. Defense: 05/6/2010.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-0739417. Presented at SUnMaRC 2011.

2009-2010: Jason Archer, mentored by Prof. Monika Nitsche.
             Deflection of an elliptically loaded vortex sheet by a flat plate.
             Thesis. Paper (to appear). Defense: 05/6/2010.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-0739417. Presented at SUnMaRC.

2009-2010: Alex Washburn, mentored by Professor Helen Wearing
             Comparative modeling of lytic and lysogenic virus life cycles.
             Thesis. Defense: 05/6/2010.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-0739417. Presented at SUnMaRC 2009.

2009-2010 Bob Cordwell, mentored by Prof. Terry Loring.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-0739417.

2008-2009: Joshua Beach, mentored by Prof. Jens Lorenz.
             Financial Mathematics. Defense: 04/28/2009.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-0739417. Presented at SUnMaRC 2009.

2008-2009: Walker Williamson, mentored by Prof. Michael Nakamaye.
             Representing Music Geometrically. Defense: 04/28/2009.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-0739417. Presented at SUnMaRC 2009.

2008-2009 Jeremy Johnson, mentored by Prof. Monika Nitsche.
             Evolution of Two Cylindrical Vortex Sheets.
             Thesis. Defense: 04/28/2009.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-0739417. Presented at SUnMaRC 2008.

2008-2009 Roman Wowk, mentored by Prof. Monika Nitsche.
             Setup of evolution equations for two cylindrical vortex sheets.
             Thesis. Defense: 04/28/2009.
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-0739417. Presented at SUnMaRC 2008.

2008-2009: Matt Gooden, mentored by Prof. James Ellison
             Paper (published in PRSTAB).
             Supported by MCTP NSF DMS-0739417 and Argonne National Lab (summer).

2005-2006 Jack Moffitt, mentored by Prof. Monika Nitsche.