Recently Graduated PhDs

Farhana Sarower (2023)
Dissertation Title: Stochastic differential equations modeling and analysis for some biological problems
Advisor: Jianjun Paul Tian
Recently: Lecturer, Texas State University, starting Fall 2023

Tuan Anh Phan (2020)
Dissertation Title: Stochastic modeling for some biological and medical problems
Advisor: Jianjun Paul Tian
Recently: Postdoctoral Fellow in Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (IMCI) at University of Idaho.

Kristina Brantley (2019)
Dissertation Title: Monadic Intuitionistic and Modal Logics Admitting Provability Interpretations
Advisor: Guram Bezhanishvili
Recently: Visiting Asst. Professor, New Mexico State University,

Maria Cruz (2019)
Dissertation Title: Completions of Pseudo Ordered Sets
Advisor: John Harding 
Recently: Visiting Asst. Professor, New Mexico State University,

Xiaonan Zhu (2019)
Dissertation Title: Sampling Distributions in the Family of Skew Normal Distributions and Asymmetric Dependence Measures and Constructions of Copulas
Advisor: Tonghui Wang
Recently: Asst. Professor, University of North Alabama,

Abdullah Abu Rqayiq (2018)
Dissertation Title: Adaptive Dynamics and Unfoldings of Lotka-Volterra Models
Advisor: Ernest Barany
Recently: Asst. Professor, Texas A & M Corpus Christi

Qianning Liu (2018)
Dissertation Title: A Study of  Pharmacokinetic Models
Advisor: Robert Smits
Recently: Asst. Professor School of Statistics, Jiangxi University of Finance And Economics, China

Ibrahim Jawarneh (2018)
Dissertation Title: Applications of the Conley Index to Bifurcations in Selected Biological Systems
Advisor: Ross Staffeldt
Recently: Asst. Professor, Al-Hussein Bin Talel University, 

Jose Espinosa Tintos (2017)
Dissertation Title: A Cup Product Structure for Cyclic Homology
Advisor: Gerald Lodder
Recently: Instructor, El Paso Community College

Raymond Paulino (2017)
Dissertation Title: Minimal reductions of edge ideals
Advisor: Louiza Fouli
Recently: Asst. Professor, University of Guam,

Francisco Avila (2017)
Dissertation Title: The frame of the p-adic numbers
Advisor: Patrick Morandi
Recently: Lecturer, University of Texas El Paso,

Weizhong Tian (2016)
Dissertation Title: Distortion Risk Measures and Multivariate Distributions Based on Skew Normal Settings
Advisor: Tonghui Wang
Recently: Asst. Professor, Eastern New Mexico University

Zahi Fawaz (2016)
Dissertation Title: Bounded Archimedean f-rings
Advisor: Patrick Morandi
Recently: Asst. Professor, The American University of the Middle East

Lokendra Paudel (2015)
Dissertation Title: The group of invertible fractional ideals of a Prüfer intersection of valuation rings
Advisor: Bruce Olberding
Recently: Asst. Professor of Instruction, University of Akron

Deepak Basyal (2015)
Dissertation Title: A 1933 Nepali mathematics and astrology book Śis’ubodha Taran˙gini˙ II: Translation and commentary on mathematics chapters
Advisor: David Pengelley and Patricia Baggett
Recently: Asst. Professor, University of Wisconsin-Marinette

Meredith Anderson (2015)
Dissertation Title: Character varieties of twice-punctured torus bundles
Advisor: Ross Staffeldt
Recently: Asst. Professor, Adams University, CO,

Feras Yousef (2015)
Dissertation Title: Mathematical analysis of a Landau-De Gennes phenomenological model for bent-core liquid crystals
Advisor: Tiziana Giorgi
Recently: Assoc. Professor, University of Jordan

Qingsong Shan (2015)
Dissertation Title: Measures of association and dependence through copulas
Advisor: Tonghui Wang
Recently: Asst. Professor School of Statistics, Jiangxi University of Finance And Economics, China

Julio Urenda Castaneda (2015)
Dissertation Title: Algorithmic aspects of the embedding problem
Advisor: David Finston
Recently: Lecturer, Univerity of Texas El Paso,

Zheng Wei (2015)
Dissertation Title: Multivariate affiliation and the joint distribution of random set vectors with copulas
Advisor: Tonghui Wang
Recently: Asst. Professor, University of Maine,

Pradip Aryal (2014)
Dissertation Title: A study of the behavior of Brownian motion under brachistochrone-type metrics
Advisor: Robert Smits
Recently: Assoc. Professor and Department Chair, New Mexico State University Carlsbad

Imad Jaradat (2013)
Dissertation Title: Equivariant Triviality of Proper Ga-actions on Ar4.
Advisor: David Finston
Recently: Asst. Professor, Jordan University of Science and Technology,

Van Thi Hong Vo (2013)
Dissertation Title: Transition Density Monotonicity of the Reflected Alpha-Bessel Process.
Advisor: Dante DeBlassie
Recently: Department of Natural Sciences Education, Vinh University, Vietnam,

Simplice Tchamna Kouna (2013)
Dissertation Title: The Ideal Completion of a Noetherian Local Domain
Advisor: Bruce Olberding
Recently: Assoc. Professor, Georgia College,,

Taewon Yang (2013)
Dissertation Title: The Logic of Bundles
Advisor: John Harding

Dilia Rueda (2012)
Dissertation Title: Construction of Ga-Bundles Over the Winkelmann Quotient
Advisor: David Finston
Recently: Researcher, Physical Sciences Lab at New Mexico State University

Jean-Jacques Kengwoung-Keumo (2012)
Dissertation Title: Competition Between Two Phytoplankton Species Under Predation and Allelopathic Effects
Advisor: Mary Ballyk
Recently: Senior Risk Analyst at Ally Charlotte

Milos Savic (2012)
Dissertation Title: Proof and Proving
Advisor: Annie Selden
Recently: Asst. Professor, University of Oklahoma,,

Phan Nguyen (2012)
Dissertation Title: Biorthogonal Multiwavelets Adapted to Boundary Value Problems
Advisor: Joseph Lakey
Recently: Assoc. Professor, VNU University of Science in Hanoi 

Zuhier Altawallbeh (2012)
Dissertation Title: On the Map from Leibniz to Hochschild Homology
Advisor: Gerald Lodder
Recently: Asst. Professor, Tafila Technical University Jordan

Joshua Hren (2012)
Dissertation Title: Fibers of Complete Scalar Extensions
Advisor: Bruce Olberding
Recently: Data Processing Manager at In-Depth Geophysical, Sugarland, TX. 

Ana Vivas Mejia (2011)
Dissertation Title: Dynamics of a “Saiqr” Influenza Model
Advisor: Ernest Barany

Emmanuel Kengni Ncheuguim (2011)
Dissertation Title: Option Pricing with Transaction Costs and Stochastic Volatility
Advisor: Maria Mariani
Recently: Assoc. Professor, Saginaw Valley State University,,

Maria Beccar Varela (2011)
Dissertation Title: Stochastic Differential Equations and Levy Models with Applications
Advisor: Ernest Barany
Recently: Lecturer, University of Texas El Paso,

Nagwa Albehery (2011)
Dissertation Title: Statistical Analysis of Poverty and Inequality Measures with Applications to Egypt Data
Advisor: Tonghui Wang
Recently: Asst. Professor, Helwan University Cairo

Osama Ta’ani (2011)
Dissertation Title: An Analysis of the Contents and Pedagogy of Al-Kashi’s 1427 Key to Arithmetic (Miftah Al-Hisab)
Advisor: David Pengelley and Patricia Baggett
Recently: Assoc. Professor of Math Education, Higher University Colleges of Technology, UAE

Luke Diaz (2011)
Dissertation Title: Discrete Morse Theoretic Analysis of the Homology and Homotopy Type of Certain Bounded Degree Graph Complexes
Advisor: Ross Staffeldt
Recently: Sandia National Laboratory

Joel Lucero-Bryan (2010)
Dissertation Title: Modal Logics of Some Subspaces of the Real Numbers
Advisor: Guram Bezhanishvili
Recently: Asst Professor of Mathematics, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi,

John Sanders (2010)
Dissertation Title: Studying Periodic Knots Using Braids and the Vogel Algorithm
Advisor: Ross Staffeldt

Uyen Pham (2010)
Dissertation Title: Contributions to Statistical Analysis of Financial Risks
Advisor: Hung Nguyen
Recently: Dean of the Faculty of Mathematical Economics, University of Economics and Law, Thu-Duc, Vietnam,

Guy Roger Biyogmam (2010)
Dissertation Title: On the Leibniz (CO)Homology of the Lie Algebra of the Euclidean Group
Advisor: Gerald Lodder
Recently: Asst. Professor, Georgia College,

Marc Salas (2010)
Dissertation Title: Parabolic Problems Arising in Financial Mathematics and Semiconductor Physics
Advisor: Maria Mariani
Recently: Mathematician at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Virginia

Qin Yang (2010)
Dissertation Title: Regular Completions of Lattices
Advisor: John Harding
Recently: Senior Lecturer Mathematics, Metro State University, Denver,

Suzanne Galayda (2010)
Dissertation Title: Effect of the Diffusion Coefficient on Noise Expression in the Logistic Equation and Single Microbe Model of the Chemostat
Advisor: Ernest Barany

Michael Eydenberg (2009)
Dissertation Title: Kernel Methods on Ω — Ultradistributions
Advisor: Josefina Alvarez

Hien Tran (2009)
Dissertation Title: Modeling of Course Data and Financial Risk Analysis
Advisor: Hung Nguyen
Recently: Lecturer, Tan-Tao University, Long-An, Vietnam,

Jean Nganou (2009)
Dissertation Title: Decomposition of Division Algebras Into Tensor Product of Cyclic Algebras
Advisor: Patrick Morandi
Recently: Asst. Professor, University of Houston Downtown,

Olivier Heubo Kwegna (2009)
Dissertation Title: Kronecker Function Rings of Field Extensions
Advisor: Bruce Olberding
Recently: Professor, Saginaw Valley St. Univ.,

Scott Izu (2009)
Dissertation Title: Eigenvalue Estimates and Sampling for Time-Frequency Localization Operations
Advisor: Joseph Lakey
Recently: Senior Software Engineer, eBay

Hubert Noussi (2008)
Dissertation Title: Stabilization of Competition Models in the Chemostat Via Feedback Linearization
Advisor: Ernie Barany
Recently: Asst. Professor, Roger Williams University,,

Moh’d Mahmoud Fares Yasein (2006)
Dissertation Title: Polynomial and Finite-Type of Invariants of Theta-Curves
Advisor: Ted Stanford
Recently: Assoc. Professor, The Hashemite University Jordan,

Hamed Obiedat (2006)
Dissertation Title: Topological characterization of the Schwartz Space and the Beurling-Bjork Space
Advisor: Josefina Alvarez
Recently: Assoc. Professor, The Hashemite University Jordan,

Lloyd Moyo (2006)
Dissertation Title: Codomains for the Cauchy-Reimann Operator, Laplace Operator and the Product Laplace Operator in the Context of the S’-Convolution.
Advisor: Josefina Alvarez
Recently: Professor of Mathematics, Henderson State University,

Baokun Li (2006)
Dissertation Title: Cochran’s theorems and estimation with finite random set data
Advisor: Tonghui Wang
Recently: Associate Professor, School of Applied Science and Civil Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai, China