Ph.D. Alumni



  • Ahmed Ghatasheh, “Comparison and Spectral Theory for Ordinary Differential Equations with Distributional Coefficients,” 08/2018 (Weikard).


  • Elizabeth Scribner, "Mathematical Modeling of Brain Tumors Advances Patient Care, Oncogenesis, and the Use of in Silico Clinical Trials," 12/2017 (Fathallah).
  • Ivan Mann, "A Metrically Defined Uniformization Map of Planar Domains," 04/2017 (Oversteegen).


  • Caleb Moxley, "Homotopical Complexity of Several Billiard Models," 12/2016 (Simanyi). Visiting Professor, Randolph College; Assistant Professor, Birmingham Southern College. 
  • Houssam Abdul-Rahman, "Entanglement in Disordered Quantum XY Chains," 08/2016 (Stolz). Postdoctoral Research Associate, Departmen of Mathematics University of Arizona. 
  • Kwadwo Anti-Fordjour, "Pattern Formation and Semilinear Evolution Equations in Functino Spaces," 08/2016 (Nkashama). Assistant Professor, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana.
  • Seong-Uk Kim, "Perturbation Formulas for Gross-Pitaevskii Equation with Periodic Potential," 08/2016 (Karpeshina). Instructor, University of Alabama; Postdoc at DePauw University



  • Fatin Alawam, "Subsurface parameter estimation in oilfield modeling," 08/2015 (Knowles). Assistant Professor, College of Basic Education, Math department; Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, PAAET in Kuwait.
  • Brandon Barry, "On the Simplest Lamination of a Given Identity Return Triangle," 08/2015 (Mayer). Model Governance Analyst at Regions Bank, Birmingham, AL.
  • Kyle Besing, "Spectral Properties and Localization of two Random Laplacians of Graphs," 08/2015 (Stolz). Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Kentucky Wesleyan College.
  • Alzaki Fadl Allah, "Elliptic Equations and Systems with Nonlinear Boundary Conditions," 04/2015 (Nkashama). Model Risk Analyst at Regions Financial Corporation.


  • Terrence Muthoka, "American Options and Semilinea Parabolic Partial Differential Equations in Weighted Sobolev Spaces," 08/2014 (Nkashama). Quantitative Developer at Regions Banks.
  • Ajay Mahato, "The Inverse Volatility Problem for American Options," 04/2014 (Knowles). Model Risk Analyst at Regions Financial Corporation. 


  • Alexey Korepanov, "Small Perturbations in Hard Balls Dynamics," 08/2013 (Chernov, Simanyi). Research Post Doc at the Mathematics Institute of the University of Warwick (United Kingdom).
  • Jacob Chapman, "Spectral properties of random block operators," 08/2013 (Stolz). Actuarial Analyst at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi.
  • Mitch Wyatt, "Uniqueness of the Potential in Schrodinger's Equation with One Boundary Measurement," 08/2013 (Knowles). Model Development Analyst at Regions Financial Corporation.
  • Ross Ptacek, "Laminations and the dynamics of iterated cubic polynomials," 08/2013 (Blokh, Oversteegen). Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Florida. 
  • Matthew Bledsoe, "Resonances and Inverse Scattering," 05/2013 (Weikard). Model Risk Analyst at Regions Financial Corporation. VP, Manager of Special Projects and Incentive Compensation Modeling, Regions Financial Corporation. SVP, Director of Credit Risk Models at IBERIABANK.


  • Qizhuo Huang, "Geometric fitting of quadratic curves and surfaces," 08/2012 (Chernov). Leturer in Applied mathematics, University of Virginia, Department of Engineering and Society. 


  • Ali Al-Sharadqah, "Statistical Analysis of Curve Fitting in Errors-In-Variables Models," 05/2011 (Chernov). Assistant Professor, East Carolina University.



  • Rami Al-Ahmad, "On inverse problems for left-definite discrete Sturm-Liouville equations," 12/2010 (Weikard). Assistant Professor, Yarmouk University, Jordan.
  • Annette Larussa, "Conditional Well-Posedness and Error Bounds for the Groundwater Inverse Problem," 12/2010 (Knowles). Mathematics Education Specialist, New Mexico Tech.
  • Debra Mimbs, "Laminations: a Topological Approach," 08/2010 (Mayer, Oversteegen). Assistant Professor, Lee University, Cleveland, TN.
  • Abraham Freiji, "The BCS gap equation for asymmetric fermionic systems," 08/2010 (Hainzl). Postdoc, UAB School of Medicine, Department of Neurology.
  • Roger Nichols, "Spectral Properties of Structurally Disordered Media," 08/2010 (Stolz). Postdoc, University of Missouri. Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


  • Clinton Curry, "Topological Models for Julia Sets," 06/2009 (Blokh, Mayer). Technical Solutions Engineer, Google.
  • Mandar Kulkarni, "Multi-coefficient Dirichlet-Neumann type Elliptic Inverse Problems with Application to Reflection Seismology," 01/2009 (Knowles). Seismic Imager, CGGVeritas.


  • Nsoki Mavinga, "Nonlinear Second Order Parabolic and Elliptic Equations with Nonlinear Boundary Conditions," 07/2008 (Nkashama). Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Rochester and Swarthmore College.


  • Jeff Baker, "Spectral Properties of Displacement Models," 10/2007 (Stolz). Senior Portfolio Analyst, Southern Company.
  • Eman Hamza, "Localization Porperties for the Unitary Anderson Model," 10/2007 (Stolz). Postdoc, Michigan State; Postdoc Schrodinger Institut, Vienna; Lecturer, Department of Physics, Cairo University, Egypt.
  • Lee Goswick, "Dynamical, geometric, and Arithmetic Properties of Euclidean Lattices," 2007 (Simanyi). Software Engineer, Northrop-Grumman Corp. in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • Areeg Abdalla, "Fuzzy Monte Carlo Studies with Random Fuzzy Numbers," 2007 (Buckley). Lecturere, Department of Mathematics, Cairo University, Egypt.


  • Doug Childers, "Some topological Results on the Influence of Critical Points in Rational Dynamics," 2006 (Blokh, Mayer). Faculty, Kingwood Christian High School.



  • Gaston Brouwer, "Green's functions from a metric point of view," 2005 (Oversteegen). Assistant Professor, Macon State College, Macon Georgia.
  • Jinguo Lian, "Pattern Formation for Some Systems of Nonlinear Differential Equations," 2005 (Nkashama). North China Electric Power University.
  • Hongkun Zhang, "Statistical Properties of Chaotic Billiards," 2005 (Chernov). North China Electric Power University; Postdoc, Northwestern University; Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts.


  • Claire Lesort, "Statistical Efficiency and Complexity of Curve Fitting Algorithms," 2004 (Chernov). Model Governance Manager at Regions Bank, Birmingham, AL.
  • Young-Ran Lee, "Spectral Properties of a Polyharmonic Operator with Limit-Periodic Potential in Dimension Two," 2004 (Karpeshina). Postdoc at UI Urbana-Champaign; Assistant Professor at Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Aimin Yan, "An Inverse Gorunwater Model," 2004 (Knowles). Research Associate at UAB's Department of Radiology 


  • James Malaugh, "Rotational sets of the circle under z^d," 2003 (J. Mayer). Modeler, Inductis, New Providence, NJ.


  • Robert Peacock, "A local Borg-Marchenko theorem for complex potentials," 2001 (Weikard). Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Young Harris College, Georgia.
  • Mayumi Sakata, "Generalized eigenfunction expansions," 2001 (Kauffman). Postdoc, University of Missouri; Assistant Professor, William Jewell College.
  • Robert Sims, "Localization for one-dimensional models of disordered media," 2001 (Stolz). Postdoc, UC Irvine; Princeton University; UC Davis. Assistant Professor, University of Arizona.
  • Brian Smith, "Asymptotically flat quasi-convex Reimannian metrics of nonnegative scalar curvature and the constraint equations in general relativity," 2001 (Weinstein). Postdoc, Cornell University; FU Berlin.


  • Tuan Le, "An inverse problem in groundwater modeling," 2000 (Knowles). University of New Orleans.
  • Andrew Maner, "Boundaries of conformal rotation domains," 2000 (Mayer, Oversteegen). Boeing.



  • Henry van den Bedem, "Chaotic models in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics," 1999 (Chernov). Scientific Softward Developer, Joint Center for Structural Genomics, Stanford University. 


  • Sean MacDonald, "Combinatorial properties of mappings," 1989 (Oversteegen). Assistant Professor, University of North Alabama; Assistant Professor, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.


  • Joyce Yung, "Mathematical applications of diffusion equations in cancer tumor growth," 1997 (Nkashama). Fort Valley State University.
  • David McRae, "Riemann theta functions on degenerat surfaces," 1997 (Weikard). Woodberry Forest School, Virginia.
  • Mark P. Widener, "Topology of Julia sets of exponential maps," 1997 (Oversteegen). Imaging Business Machines, LLC.


  • Sarah Al-Sheikh, "A study of bifurcation for non-autonomous ordinary differential equation," 1996 (Ward). Assistant Professor, Kind Abdulaziz University.


  • Steve Underwood, "The Agmon spectral function for magnetic potentials," 1995 (Lewis). Attorney. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman.


  • Chris Pladdy, "Resolvent estimates for Dirac operators," 1994 (Saito). Assistnat Professor, Nicholls State; Zenith Electronics Corp., Research and Development; MITRE Corporation, Leavenworth, KS.


  • Robert Wallace, "A variational method for numerical differentiation," 1993 (Knowles). Jefferson State Community College.