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Associate Professor of Mathematics
Teaches courses in mathematics. He became interested in mathematics after reading about general relativity and the large-scale geometry of the universe. He is interested in all areas of geometry; most recently, in particular, in projective geometry, a subject that has ties to the idea of perspective in art. He is also fascinated by prime numbers and patterns in their distribution. He hopes to live long enough to see the Riemann hypothesis proved. Ph.D., University of Iowa; B.S., M.A., Bowling Green State University.
Watson M. Davis Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Teaches statistics courses, and her main professional interest is in statistics education. She is co-author of Stat 2: Building Models for a World of Data (2012), a textbook for the second introductory course in statistics. Ph.D. and M.S. in statistics, Iowa State University; B.A. in mathematics, Grinnell College.
Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
Teaches courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science. He has been a leader in bringing computing technology into teaching and learning at Cornell. M.S. in mathematics, M.S. in computer science, University of Iowa; B.A. in mathematics, Simpson College.
Professor of Mathematics
Teaches courses in mathematics and introductory statistics. His professional interests include algebra and mathematics of origami. He managed Cornell’s first Internet connection and networks and served as the college’s first webmaster; created the first website for the Iowa General Assembly in 1996; and more recently has investigated the connection between origami and mathematics. Ph.D. and M.S. in mathematics, University of Notre Dame; B.A. in mathematics, Grinnell College.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Teaches courses in mathematics. His research interests include mathematical modeling and fluid dynamics problems arising in biology and industry. His work has been used by companies such as Kimberly-Clark (Huggies, Kleenex, Scott paper towels), Hitachi, and Sandia National Laboratories. He is the 2014-2015 Robert F. Witte Project NExT fellow of the Mathematical Association of America (Mass.A). Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of California, Davis; B.S. in physics and mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Watson M. Davis Professor of Mathematics Emeritus
B.A., Luther College; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.