# Department of Mathematics

## Exponential growth

As a CMU mathematics student, you'll have opportunities to collaborate with renowned faculty on high impact research projects where you'll:

- Work on various modeling and experimental validation, including recent Covid-19 related infectious disease to material modeling and analytical logic.
- Explore graph theory. Dmitry Zakharov's students have found a way to modify path-counting on the quotient in such a way that the modified zeta function of the quotient divides the zeta function of the original.

Learn more about how our academic programs spur Central Michigan mathematics students to reach new heights!

## Programs

## Graduate programs

2021-2022 was both a challenging and rewarding academic year at CMU. Please explore the latest updates from the Department of Mathematics in our most recent newsletter.

## Research

### Applied Mathematics

George Grossman: Applied Mathematics, Number Theory

Yeonhyang Kim: Frame Theory, Approximation Theory and Applications

En-Bing Lin: Applied and Computational Mathematics, Wavelets, Data Analysis

Leela Rakesh: Applied Mathematics & Polymer Rheology

Xiaoming Zheng: Math Biology and Scientific Computing

### Mathematics Education

Ana Dias: Sociopolitical Issues in Mathematics Education, Mathematics in Career and Technical Education and in the Workplace, Game-Based Learning

Donna Ericksen: Mathematics Education

Martha Frank: Beliefs and Motivation in Mathematics

Douglas Lapp: Technology for Teaching and Learning Mathematics, Teaching and Learning of Abstract and Linear Algebra, Semiotics

Tibor Marcinek: Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching, Technology for Teaching and Learning Mathematics

Christine Phelps-Gregory: Beliefs and Motivation in Mathematics, Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education

Katrina Piatek-Jimenez: Equity in Mathematics Education, Stereotypes of Mathematicians, Teaching and Learning of Proof

Dennis St. John: Technology for Teaching and Learning Mathematics

### Pure Mathematics

Ahmed Assaf: Combinatorics

Debraj Chakrabarti: Geometric Analysis, Complex Variables

Chin-Yi Jean Chan: Commutative Algebra

Lisa DeMeyer: Differential Geometry

Thomas Gilsdorf: Functional Analysis, Ethnomathematics

Meera Mainkar: Differential Geometry

Sivaram Narayan: Operator Theory and Combinatorial Matrix Theory

Ben Salisbury: Algebraic Combinatorics & Representation Theory

Pete Vermeire: Algebraic Geometry

Jordan Watts: Differential Topology and Symplectic Geometry

Dmitry Zakharov: Algebraic Geometry, Tropical Geometry, Mathematical Physics