Mathematics Faculty Research Interests

Mathematics Faculty Research Interests

The College of Sciences offers students a scientific education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world. The faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences are there ready to share their vast knowledge gained from participating and running various types of research projects in the Scientific community.  

Mosisa Aga

Ph.D. in Mathematics (2006) – Wayne State University
M.A. in Mathematical Statistics (2004) – Wayne State University
M.Sc. in Mathematics (1992) – Addis Ababa University 

Bio: Mosisa Aga is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics in School of Sciences. His research interest includes time series analysis, bootstrap approximation methods and Gaussian long memory processes.

Tianran Chen

Bio: Dr. Tianran Chen is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Auburn University Montgomery.  He spent a number of years in Michigan State University where he earned his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics.  He joined the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in the Fall of 2016.  Originally trained in the field of Numerical Algebraic Geometry, his current research interest is the application of algebraic methods in solving nonlinear equations from real-world problems.

Dr. Yue Chen

Bio: Electromagnetic wave propagation in metamaterials, homogenization theory of partial differential equations, inverse problem, stability analysis of crystal growth, mathematical materials science, solid mechanics.

Jerome Goddard II

Bio: Jerome Goddard II received a B.S. in Mathematics & M.S. in Mathematics from Mississippi College and a PhD. in Mathematical Sciences from Mississippi State University. He joined AUM in August 2011 and is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science within the College of Sciences. Goddard’s research interests are in applied mathematics. In particular, his research is focused on the study of reaction diffusion equations and nonlinear elliptic boundary value problems arising from population dynamics and combustion theory. His personal interests include spending time with his wife and two children, as well as outdoor hobbies such as hiking, backpacking, camping, & fishing.

Kin (Enoch) Lee

Bio: Enoch Lee is Department Head and an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics in the School of Sciences. His mathematical research interests include rings, modules, near-rings, semigroups, universal algebra, radical theory, number theory, cryptology, coding theory, etc. He was also a wireless engineer specializing IP traffics. Later he became an optical network system engineer, specializing MultiProtocol Label Switching (MPLS) control plane. He has done research on Voice over IP (VoIP), streaming audio and video, Internet applications traffic characteristics, (G)MPLS, etc. He is also interested in applying computing technology such as distributed computing (as a form of high performance computing) in solving mathematical problems.

Dr. Jieun Park

Ph.D. in Mathematics (2019)-Auburn University

Research interest: Statistical Methods

Rhodes Peele

Ph.D. in Mathematics, 1978, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.S. in Mathematics, 1972, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S. in Applied Mathematics, 1970, North Carolina State University

Bio: Rhodes Peele decided that he wanted to be a mathematician at age 13, after reading The Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions by Martin Gardner. His research specialty is combinatorics; if you are curious about this part of mathematics, click on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combinatorics for an authoritative and accessible introduction.

Dr. Peele’s hobbies are chess, bridge, backgammon, and classical piano. Since his appointment to AUM in 1990, he has worked to bring a major chess tournament, the Queen of Hearts, to the AUM campus every February. He has three cats that he adores; their names are Spades, Tiger and Koko.

Dr. Luke Smith

Bio:Mathematics Education

Robert Underwood

Ph.D. Mathematics (1992), State University of New York at Albany
M.S. Mathematics Education (1986), State University of New York at Albany 

Bio: Robert Underwood is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics in the School of School of Sciences. His research interests concern the classification of Hopf algebra orders in group rings and the application of Hopf orders to Galois module theory and the theory of formal groups.

Yi Wang

Ph.D. Mathematics (2003) West Virginia University
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (1997) Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, (1991) Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China

Bio: Dr. Wang is Professor of Mathematics at Auburn University Montgomery (AUM). He joined the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, AUM as Assistant Professor in August 2006. Subsequently, he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010 and Professor in 2015. Dr. Wang received his second Ph.D. in mathematics from West Virginia University, USA in 2003, and his first Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University, China in 1997. Dr. Wang’s current research interests include machine learning and operation research.

Dr. Wang was born in China. He grew up in a family of teachers with a younger brother and younger twin sisters. At his leisure time, Dr. Wang likes swimming, tennis, pingpong, badminton, fishing, and playing poker.

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