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What follows is an incomplete list of those who received graduate degrees from the Department of Applied Mathematics. Applied Math alumni can make any additions or corrections using the alumni information form.

Ding, Edwin. (PhD, 2011)
Advisor: J. Nathan Kutz
Dissertation: Modeling high-energy temporal and spatial mode-locking
Bale, Brandon G. (MS, 2004; PhD, 2008)
Advisor: J. Nathan Kutz
Dissertation: Modeling the stability and dynamics of mode-locked fiber+lasers
Address: Nonlinear Photonics Group
Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
Phone: 44-0121-204-3486

Bale, Derek S. (PhD, 2002)

Advisor: Randy LeVeque
Dissertation: Wave Propagation Algorithms on Curved Manifolds with Applications to Relativistic Hydrodynamics
Address: eV Microelectronics
373 Saxonburg Blvd.
Saxonburg, PA 16056
Phone: 724-352-6358

Beard, Daniel A. (MS, 1995)

Address: Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Beyer, Richard P. (PhD, 1989)

Advisor: R. J. LeVeque
Dissertation: A Computational Model of the Cochlea using the ImmersedBoundary Method
Address: University of Washington
Env. & Occ. Health Sci., Box 354695
4225 Roosevelt Way NE, # 100
Seattle, WA 98105-6099
Phone: 206-616-7378

Bosley, David L. (PhD, 1989)

Advisor: J. Kevorkian
Dissertation: Transient and sustained resonance in very slowly varying oscillatory Hamiltonian systems with applications to free electron lasers.
Address: Qwest CommunicationsBoulder, Co
E-mail: dbosley

Brown, Margaret

Advisor: Dr. Ka Kit Tung
Address: Microvision19910
North Creek Parkway
PO Box 3008
Bothell WA 98011
Phone: 425-415-6779

Yeng Bun (PhD, 1991)

Advisor: W. O. Criminale
Dissertation: Evolution of Three-Dimensional Disturbances in Mixing Layer
Address: Zillow, Inc.
999 Third Avenue, Suite 4600
Seattle, WA 98104

Donna Calhoun (PhD, 1999)

Advisor: Randall J. LeVeque
Dissertation: Solving the Stream Function Vorticity Equations in Irregular Domains

Chen, George H-G. (PhD, 1994)

Advisor: R. T. Rockafellar
Address: Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: (206) 703-7501

Coble, Scott (MS, 1982; PhD, 1990)

Advisor: Juris Vagners
Dissertation: Automatic Control of Extracorporeal Blood Oxygenation
Address: Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science
Gonzaga University, MSC 2615
Spokane, WA 99258
Phone: 509-323-6046

Cook, Julian (PhD, 1994)

Address: Department of Biomathematics
UCLA School of Medicine
Box 951766
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1766

Edwin Ding
(PhD, 2011)

Advisor: Prof. J. Nathan Kutz
Dissertation: Modeling high-energy temporal and spatial mode-locking

Dolven, Eric (PhD, 2002)

Advisor: Harry Yeh
Address: Cray Inc.
411 1st Ave. S.
Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98104-2860
Phone: 206-701-2112

Donavan, Maggie (MS, 1995)

Ebrahim, Assad (MS, 2001)

Ebrahimi, Yaghoob S. (PhD, 1980)

Advisor: Juris Vagners
Dissertation: Minimun Variance Reduced order Estimation from Pontryagin Minimum Principle
Address: Senior applied mathematician,
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),
William J Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City, NJ.
2009-10 academic year, US state department Fulbright Scholar in Azerbaijan.
Phone: 609-485-5112

Estefan, Jeff (MS, 1989)

Phone: 253-887-9182

Fang, Ming (PhD, 1995)

Address: Department of Chemistry
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone: (609) 258-6183

Friedman, Jacques A. (MS, 1995)

Address: AQR Capital Management
2 Greenwich Plaza, 3rd Flr
Greenwich, CT 06830

Chris L. Frenzen (PhD, 1982)

Advisor: J. Kevorkian
Dissertation: Multiple variable expansions for interacting weakly nonlinear waves; applications to shallow water surface waves with variable mean shear and bottom topography.
Address: Department of Mathematics
Naval Postgraduate School
Montery, CA
E-mail: cfrenzen

Ganguly, Kishor (PhD, 2001)

J Michael Gee (MS, 2008)

George, David (PhD, 2006)

Advisor: Randy LeVeque
Dissertation: Finite Volume Methods and Adaptive Refinement for Tsunami Propagation and Inundation
Address: University of Utah
Department of Mathematics
155 South 1400 East, JWB 233
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0090

Gomez, Miguel J. (MS, 2002; PhD, 2008)

Advisor: Anne Greenbaum
Dissertation: Optimization-based Analysis of Rigid Mechanical Systems with Unilateral Contact and Kinetic Friction
Address: Microsoft Corporation
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: (425) 538-3924

Gostintsev, Michael (MS, 2011)


Grant, Charles E. (MS, 2003)


Hamel, Owen (MS, 1992)

Phone: (206) 860-3481

Hsu, Viktoria R.T. (MS, 1999; PhD, 2004)

Advisor: Hong Qian
Address: University of Utah
Department of Mathematics
155 South 1400 East, JWB 233
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0090
Phone: 801-581-8340

Jackson, Trachette (MS, 1996; PhD, 1998)

Advisor: James D. Murray, FRS
Dissertation: Mathematical Models of Two-Step Cancer Chemotherapy
Address: University of Michigan
Department of Mathematics
525 E. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1109

Jean, Larry (MS, 2007; PhD, 2009)

Advisor: Georg Luebeck, Mark Kot
Dissertation: Stochastic Multi-Scale Modeling of Carcinogenesis
Address: 1111 W. Saint Marys Rd.
Apt. 211
Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: 909.859.4176

Kim, Arnold

Address: Department of Applied Mathematics
450 Serra Mall Building 380
Stanford University

Minsun Kim (PhD, 2010)

Advisor: Archis Ghate
Dissertation: Spatio-temporal Optimality in Radiation Therapy
Address: University of Washington
Department of Radiation Oncology
BOX 356043
1959 Pacific St. N.E.
Seattle, WA 98195-6043

Knaub, Karl R. (MS, 1998; PhD, 2001)

Advisor: Robert E. O’Malley, Jr.
Dissertation: On the Asymptotic Behavior of Internal Layer Solutions of Advection-Diffusion-Reaction Equations
Address: 11319 Little Patuxent Parkway
Apt 211
Columbia, MD 21044-2933
Phone: 410-884-9209

Kulesa, Paul (PhD, 1995)

Advisor: James D Murray, FRS
Dissertation: Mathematical modeling of embryonic teeth formation and pattern
Address: Associate Professor and Dir of Imaging Stowers Institute for Medical Research
1000 E. 50th St
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: 816-926-4453

Kusiak, Steve (PhD, 2003)

Advisor: John Sylvester
Dissertation: The Scattering Support and the Inverse Scattering Problem at Fixed Frequency
Address: Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancees Unite de Mathematiques Appliquees
32 Boulevard Victor
75739 Paris, France

Laforgue, Jacques (PhD, 1994)

Address: Departamento de Matematicas
Universidad De Oriente, Apartado 245
Cumana 6101A, Venezuela

Lederer, Nicholas (MS, 2006)

Address: Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington
1013 NE 40th Street
Box 355640
Seattle, WA 98105-6698
Phone: 206-543-1268

Lelong, Pascale (PhD, 1989)

Address: NW Research Associates
P.O. Box 3027
Bellevue, WA 98009-3027
Phone: (425) 644-9660 x.336

Li, Hon K. (PhD, 1984)

Advisor: J. Kevorkian
Dissertation: I. Resonant interactions for nearly periodic weakly nonlinear waves. II. Resonant modal interactions and adiabatic invariance for a nonlinear wave equation in a variable domain.

Li, Yi P. (PhD, 1987)

Advisor: J. Kevorkian
Dissertation: Free electron lasers with variable parameter wigglers, a strictly nonlinear oscillator with slowly varying parmeters
Address: Department of Mathematics
University of Macau,
Macau, China

Li, Zhilin (PhD, 1994)

Advisor: Randy J. LeVeque
Dissertation: The immersed interface method
Address: Department of Mathematics
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8205
Phone: 919-515-3210

Luke, Russell (PhD, 2001)

Advisor: Jim Burke
Dissertation: Analysis of Optical Wavefront Reconstruction and Deconvolution in Adaptive Optics
Address: Department of Mathematics
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6
Phone: 604-224-3569
E-mail: rluke(at)cecm(dot)sfu(dot)ca
Ed Mansfield (MS, 1981; PhD, 1984)
Advisor: Juris Vagners
Address: Partner, Economics and Research


Suite 2200, MNP Tower

1021 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC, Canada

V6E 0C3

Phone: 604-637-1584

Mannix Jr., C. E. (PhD, 1993)

Dissertation: An investigation of numerical methods applicable to a certainclass of singular integral equations

Manoussaki, Daphne (PhD, 1996)

Advisor: James D. Murray
Dissertation: Modelling the Formation of Vascular Networks in Vitro
Address: Department of Mathematics
1326 Stevenson Center
Nashville, TN 37212

Mansfield, Ed (MS, 1981; PhD, 1984)

Advisor: Juris Vagners
Address: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Practice Leader, Economics and Statistics Consulting
Suite 700 – 250 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6C 3S7
Phone: (604)-806-7794

Marshall, Alan (MS, 1997)

Address: 6132 127th Place NE
Bellevue, Washington 98006
Phone: 206-644-1621

Martin, Mark A. (PhD, 2000)

Advisor: Mark Kot
Dissertation: The Influence of Seasonal and Climatic Environmental Changes on Plankton in the Marine Mixed Layer

Maschhoff, Kristi (PhD, 1994)

Address: Tera Computer Company
2815 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102-3027
Phone: (206) 490-2041

Sarah Massengill (Garrod) (MS, 2000)

Address: Green River Community College
12401 SE 320th St
Auburn WA 98092

Mandli, Kyle T.  (MS, 2005; PhD, 2011)

Advisor: Randall J. LeVeque
Dissertation: Finite Volume Methods for the Multilayer Shallow Water Equations with Applications to Storm Surges

Mell, Ruddy (PhD, 1994)

Address: Bldg 224, Rm A345
Building and Fire Research LabNational Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Phone: (301) 975-6690

Merrill, Lynne P. (MS, 1983)

Address: 14910 SE 183rd St.
Renton, WA 98058
Phone: 253-657-3985

Milac, Tom (PhD, 1995)

Address: University of Washington
Department of Applied Mathematics
Box 352420
Seattle, WA 98195-2420
Phone: (206) 543-5493

Moskowitz, Benjamin (MS, 1998; PhD, 2000)

Advisor: Chris Bretherton
Dissertation: An Analysis of Frictional Feedback in the Madden Julian Oscillation
Address: 7359 33rd Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: 206-523-7069

Muleshkov, Angel (MS, 1986; PhD, 1988)

Advisor: Chris Bretherton
Dissertation: Analytical and Numerical Determination of Steady Seepage Towards Vertical Cuts
Address: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4020
Phone: (702) 597-5020

Nelson, Patrick (PhD, 1998)

Advisor: Professor James D. Murray
Dissertation: Mathematical models of HIV Pathogenesis and Immunology
Address: Duke University
Department of Mathematics
Phone: (919) 660-2850

Neubert, Michael (PhD, 1994)

Address: Biology Department, MS #34
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1049

Orlando, Wendell T. (PhD, 1996)

Address: NCAR/ASP
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Phone: 303-497-1666

Pernarowski, Mark (PhD, 1990)

Advisor: J. Kevorkian, and Robert M. Miura
Dissertation: The mathematical analysis of bursting electrical activity in pancreatic beta cells.
Address: Department of Mathematics
University of Montana

Roberts, Nathan (MS, 1999)

Address: The Boeing Company
Phone: 425-266-0634

Rockne, Russell (MS, 2006; PhD 2013)

Advisor: Kristin R. Swanson
Dissertation: Towards Patient-Specific Mathematical Radiation Oncology

Salinger, David H. (PhD, 1997)

Address: Amgen, Inc. – Seattle

Jason Slemons (MS, 2004; PhD, 2008)

Advisor: Loyce Adams, Beresford Parlett
Dissertation: Towards the Solution of the Eigenproblem; Nonsymmetric Tridiagonal Matrices
Address: 901 Fifth Ave Suite 1000
Seattle, WA 98164

Srinivasan, Radhakrishnan (PhD, 1990)

Advisor: J. Kevorkian
Dissertation: Asymptotic solution of the weakly nonlinear Scroedinger equation with variable coefficients

Stephens, Kurt (MS, 1994)


Stern, L. G. “Ted” (PhD, 1996)

Advisor: Randall J. LeVeque
Dissertation: An Explicitly Conservative Method for Time-Accurate Solution of Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations on Embedded Chimera Grids
Address: The Boeing Company
PO Box 3707 MC 67-LF
Seattle, WA 98124-2207
Phone: (425) 234-1802

Stevens, David (PhD, 1995)

Address: L-103, LLNL
PO Box 808
Livermore, CA 94551
Phone: (925) 422-7649
Fax: (925) 423-5167

Stockman, Lynne Marie (MS, 1986)

Address: Astronomy Unit
School of Physics and Astronomy
Queen Mary, University of London
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS
United Kingdom

Stollnitz, Eric (Ph.D., 1998)

Advisor: David Salesin and Loyce Adams
Dissertation: Reproducing Color Images with Custom Inks
Address: Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
E-mail: ericsto(at)microsoft(dot)com

Swanson, Kristin R. (MS, 1998; PhD, 1999)

Advisor: J. D. Murray, FRS
Dissertation: Mathematical Modeling of the Growth and Control of Tumors
Address: Department of Pathology, Laboratory of Neuropathology
University of Washington, Box 359791
325-9th Avenue, Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Phone: 206-221-6577

Taub, Gordon (MS, 2008)

Address: University of Florida
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Depart.
Computational Multi-physics group
MAE-B Rm 237
Gainesville FL 32611
Phone: (206) 953-7566

Thomas, Wendy E. (MS, 2003)

Address: Department of Bioengineering
University of Washington
Box 351721
Seattle WA 98195

Thompson, Christopher J. (PhD, 1998)


Tyson, Rebecca (PhD, 1996)

Advisor: J. D. Murray
Dissertation: Pattern formation by E.coli and Salmonella typhimurium –
Mathematical and numerical investigation of a biological phenomenon
Address: Instructional Center
Box 355650
University of Washington
Seattle, WA, 98195
Phone: (206) 543-7047

Wang, Lei (PhD, 1995)

Advisor: J. Kevorkian
Dissertation: Asymptotic analysis of a class of three-degree-of-freedom Hamiltonian systems near stable equilibria.
Address: Seagate Technology
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Watson, Cliff (MS, 1994)

Address: Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052

White, Jane (PhD, 1995)

David B. Williams (MS, 1999; PhD, 2005)
Advisor: Robert E. O’Malley, Jr.
Dissertation: Solving Singular Perturbation Problems: An Amplitude Equation Approach
Address: Clayton State University
Department of Mathematics
2000 Clayton State Blvd.
Morrow, GA 30260
E-mail: davidwilliams {at} clayton {dot} edu

Wunsch, Donald C. II (MS, 1987)

Address: M.K. Finley Missouri Distinguished Prof. of Computer Engineering
131 EECH
University of Missouri-Rolla
Rolla MO 65409

Yang, Zhiyun (PhD, 1996)

Advisor: Loyce Adams
Address: 5316 Schuler St
Houston, TX 77007

Darryl Yong (PhD, 2000)

Advisor: Kevorkian
Address: Harvey Mudd College
301 E Platt Blvd
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 607-2844

Young-Hopen, Cynthia (PhD, 1996)

Advisor: Akira Ishimaru
Dissertation: Broadening of Gaussian Pulses Propagating in Weak Optical Turbulence
Address: Department of Mathematics
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32816
Phone: (407) 823-5987

Yu, Jun (PhD, 1988)

Advisor: J. Kevorkian
Dissertation: Passage through the critical Froude number for shallow water waves over a variable bottom
Address: Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Vermont

Zhang, Chaoming (PhD, 1996)

Address: Western Geophysical
10001 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77042
Phone: (713) 689-5785
Fax: (713) 689-5757

Zhu, Mei (PhD, 1995)

Address: Mathematics Department
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, Washington 98447
Phone: (253) 535-7404