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# Mathematics and Computer Science Faculty by Research Area

#### Algebra

###### Wai Kiu Chan

*Professor of Mathematics*Show Bio

Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 617

860-685-2197

Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science

Exley Science Center 651

860-685-2196

BS University of Hong Kong

MPHIL University of Hong Kong

PHD The Ohio State University

**Fall 2014**

MATH261 - 01

Abstract Algebra

**Spring 2015**

MATH546 - 01

Algebra II

**Personal Web Site:**

http://wkchan.web.wesleyan.edu

**Scholarly Keywords: **

Number theory, quadratic forms

###### Karen L. Collins

*Professor of Mathematics*Show Bio and Photo

Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 615

860-685-2169

BA Smith College

PHD Massachusetts Institute Techno

**Fall 2014**

MATH211 - 01

Problem Solving for the Putnam

MATH228 - 01

Discrete Mathematics

**Spring 2015**

MATH132 - 01

Elementary Statistics

MATH524 - 01

Topology I

**Personal Web Site:**

http://kcollins.web.wesleyan.edu/

**Office Hours:**

M 12-1, W 2-3, and by appointment

**Scholarly Keywords: **

Enumerative and Algebraic Combinatorics, Graph Theory

**Academic Associations: **

AMS, SIAM, AWM

**Leadership Positions:**

Chair of SIAM Discrete Math Activity Group, 2012-2013

Vice-chair of SIAM Discrete Math Activity Group, 2010-2011

###### Mark A. Hovey

*Professor of Mathematics*Show Bio and Photo

Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 603

860-685-2198

Director of Graduate Studies

Exley Science Center

BS Ohio State University

PHD Massachusetts Institute Techno

**Fall 2014**

MATH221 - 03

Vectors and Matrices

MATH500 - 01

Graduate Pedagogy

MATH500 - 02

Graduate Pedagogy

MATH500 - 03

Graduate Pedagogy

MATH523 - 01

Topology I

**Spring 2015**

MATH122 - 01

Calculus I, Part II

MATH245 - 01

Algebraic Topology

**Personal Web Site:**

http://mhovey.web.wesleyan.edu

**Scholarly Keywords: **

Algebraic topology, homological algebra

###### David Pollack

*Associate Professor of Mathematics*Show Bio

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 607

860-685-4741

MA Harvard University

PHD Harvard University

SB University of Chicago

**Fall 2014**

MATH163 - 01

An Invitation to Mathematics

MATH545 - 01

Algebra II

**Spring 2015**

MATH228 - 01

Discrete Mathematics

MATH272 - 01

Number Theory and Cryptography

**Scholarly Keywords: **

Number theory

###### Christopher Rasmussen

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics*Show Bio and Photo

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 649

860-685-2315

BA University of Virginia

MS University of Virginia

PHD University of Arizona

**Fall 2014**

MATH222 - 01

Multivariable Calculus

MATH543 - 01

Algebra I

**Spring 2015**

MATH223 - 01

Linear Algebra

MATH262 - 01

Abstract Algebra

**Personal Web Site:**

http://crasmussen.faculty.wesleyan.edu

**Office Hours:**

For Fall 2014: Tuesdays and Fridays 9-10, and by appointment.

**Scholarly Keywords: **

arithmetic geometry; Galois theory; fundamental groups

**Academic Associations: **

American Mathematical Society; Mathematics Association of America; Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Alumni Association

**Publications:**

http://crasmussen.faculty.wesleyan.edu/research/

###### Philip H. Scowcroft

*Edward Burr Van Vleck Professor of Mathematics*Show Bio

Edward Burr Van Vleck Professor of Mathematics

Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 621

860-685-2172

BA Harvard University

MA Cornell University

PHD Cornell University

**Fall 2014**

MATH221 - 02

Vectors and Matrices

MATH243 - 01

Mathematical Logic

**Spring 2015**

MATH223 - 02

Linear Algebra

MATH544 - 01

Algebra I

**Office Hours:**

MW 1-2:30 and by appointment.

**Scholarly Keywords: **

Foundations of mathematics, model-theoretic algebra

#### Analysis

###### Petra Bonfert-Taylor

*Professor of Mathematics*Show Bio and Photo

Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 639

860-685-2199

PHD Technical Univ. of Berlin

**Fall 2014**

MATH231 - 01

An Introduction to Probability

MATH513 - 01

Analysis I

**Personal Web Site:**

http://pbonfert.faculty.wesleyan.edu

**Scholarly Keywords: **

Complex analysis, geometric function theory, discrete groups, complex dynamics

**Academic Associations: **

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) American Mathematical Society (AMS)

**Grants: **

NSF Grants: * NSF Grant (Infrastructure Program), *Collaborative Research: Analytic and Geometric** Methods in Limited Angle Tomosynthesis*, with E. Taylor (Wesleyan University) and D. Bodznick (Wesleyan University), September 2010 – August 2011 (DMS-1031954). * NSF Grant (Geometric Analysis), Quasiconformal Symmetries, Extremal Problems, and Patterson-Sullivan Theory, with E. Taylor (Wesleyan University), July 2007 - June 2010 (DMS-0706754). * NSF Special Semester Grant, Special Semester on Hyperbolic Manifolds and Geometric Analysis, with R. Canary (University of Michigan) and E. Taylor (Wesleyan University), July 2004 - June 2005 (DMS-0412837). * NSF Grant (Geometric Analysis), Collaborative Research: Analytic and geometric aspects of convergence groups, with M. Bridgeman (Boston College) and E. Taylor (Wesleyan University), July 2003 - June 2007 (DMS-0305704). * NSF Grant (Analysis), The interaction between geometry and analysis in geometric function theory and in the theory of discrete groups, July 2000 - June 2003 (DMS-0070335).

**Publications:**

http://pbonfert.faculty.wesleyan.edu/files/2012/12/webpapers12.pdf

###### David A. Constantine

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics*Show Bio and Photo

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 609

860-685-2167

BS Eastern Nazarene College

PHD University of Michigan

**Fall 2014**

MATH117 - 04

Introductory Calculus

MATH229 - 01

Differential Equations

**Spring 2015**

MATH232 - 01

Mathematical Statistics

MATH516 - 01

Analysis II

**Personal Web Site:**

http://dconstantine.web.wesleyan.edu/

**Office Hours:**

T 2:30-3:30, W 3-4, Thurs 2-4 or by appointment

**Research Interests:**

My research is in the areas of geometry and dynamical systems. In particular, I am interested in how dynamics can be used to solve geometric problems. My interests include: differential geometry, geometric flows, symmetric and homogeneous spaces, homogeneous dynamics, rigidity theory, Lie groups and representation varieties.

###### Adam Fieldsteel

*Professor of Mathematics*Show Bio

Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 637

860-685-2189

BA Brown University

MAA Wesleyan University

PHD University Calif Berkeley

**Fall 2014**

MATH121 - 01

Calculus I, Part I

MATH226 - 01

Complex Analysis

**Spring 2015**

MATH225 - 01

Fundamentals of Analysis

MATH514 - 01

Analysis I

**Scholarly Keywords: **

Ergodic theory

#### Computer Science

###### Norman Danner

*Associate Professor of Computer Science*Show Bio and Photo

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Exley Science Center 629

860-685-2185

BA University Calif Berkeley

PHD Indiana University Bloomng

**Fall 2014**

COMP132 - 01

Computing, Privacy, Security

COMP212 - 01

Computer Science II

**Spring 2015**

COMP321 - 01

Design of Programming Language

**Personal Web Site:**

http://ndanner.web.wesleyan.edu

**Office Hours:**

Spring 2014 office hours:

Tu 1:00-2:30pm

Fr 10:00-11:30am

By appointment

**Research Interests:**

My research interest is formalisms for implicit computational complexity. My main research program (with J. Royer of Syracuse University) is the investigation of practical programming languages with type-theoretic guarantees of resource usage. I am also interested in anonymizing networks such as The Onion Router.

**Scholarly Keywords: **

Implicit computational complexity, anonymity.

**Publications:**

http://ndanner.web.wesleyan.edu/personal/cv/papers.html

###### Daniel Krizanc

*Professor of Computer Science*Show Bio

Professor of Computer Science

Exley Science Center 631

860-685-2186

Associate Professor, Environmental Studies

860-685-2186

BS University of Toronto

PHD Harvard University

**Fall 2014**

COMP231 - 01

Computer Structure & Organiz.

COMP312 - 01

Algorithms and Complexity

**Personal Web Site:**

http://dkrizanc.web.wesleyan.edu

**Scholarly Keywords: **

Analysis of algorithms

###### Dan Licata

*Assistant Professor of Computer Science*Show Bio

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Exley Science Center 633

860-685-2250

BS Brown University

PHD Carnegie Mellon University

**Fall 2014**

COMP211 - 01

Computer Science I

COMP211 - 02

Computer Science I

**Spring 2015**

COMP212 - 01

Computer Science II

**Personal Web Site:**

http://dlicata.web.wesleyan.edu

**Office Hours:**

Send me an email

**Publications:**

http://dlicata.web.wesleyan.edu/pubs.html

###### James Lipton

*Professor of Computer Science*Show Bio and Photo

Professor of Computer Science

Exley Science Center 635

860-685-2188

Vice-Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science

BS U Nebraska Lincoln

MSC Cornell University

PHD Cornell University

**Fall 2014**

COMP131 - 01

Can Machines Think?

COMP360 - 01

Topics in Computer Science

COMP419 - 01

Student Forum

**Spring 2015**

COMP301 - 01

Automata Theory & Formal Lang.

**Personal Web Site:**

jlipton.web.wesleyan.edu

**Office Hours:**

Tue. 1:30-3:00

**Scholarly Keywords: **

Logic and computation, logic programming

#### Discrete Mathematics

###### Karen L. Collins

*Professor of Mathematics*Show Bio and Photo

Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 615

860-685-2169

BA Smith College

PHD Massachusetts Institute Techno

**Fall 2014**

MATH211 - 01

Problem Solving for the Putnam

MATH228 - 01

Discrete Mathematics

**Spring 2015**

MATH132 - 01

Elementary Statistics

MATH524 - 01

Topology I

**Personal Web Site:**

http://kcollins.web.wesleyan.edu/

**Office Hours:**

M 12-1, W 2-3, and by appointment

**Scholarly Keywords: **

Enumerative and Algebraic Combinatorics, Graph Theory

**Academic Associations: **

AMS, SIAM, AWM

**Leadership Positions:**

Chair of SIAM Discrete Math Activity Group, 2012-2013

Vice-chair of SIAM Discrete Math Activity Group, 2010-2011

###### Daniel Krizanc

*Professor of Computer Science*Show Bio

Professor of Computer Science

Exley Science Center 631

860-685-2186

Associate Professor, Environmental Studies

860-685-2186

BS University of Toronto

PHD Harvard University

**Fall 2014**

COMP231 - 01

Computer Structure & Organiz.

COMP312 - 01

Algorithms and Complexity

**Personal Web Site:**

http://dkrizanc.web.wesleyan.edu

**Scholarly Keywords: **

Analysis of algorithms

#### Geometry

###### Ilesanmi Adeboye

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics*Show Bio

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 647

860-685-3857

PHD University of Michigan

**Fall 2014**

MATH221 - 01

Vectors and Matrices

MATH515 - 01

Analysis II

**Personal Web Site:**

http://iadeboye.faculty.wesleyan.edu/

###### Petra Bonfert-Taylor

*Professor of Mathematics*Show Bio and Photo

Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 639

860-685-2199

PHD Technical Univ. of Berlin

**Fall 2014**

MATH231 - 01

An Introduction to Probability

MATH513 - 01

Analysis I

**Personal Web Site:**

http://pbonfert.faculty.wesleyan.edu

**Scholarly Keywords: **

Complex analysis, geometric function theory, discrete groups, complex dynamics

**Academic Associations: **

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) American Mathematical Society (AMS)

**Grants: **

NSF Grants: * NSF Grant (Infrastructure Program), *Collaborative Research: Analytic and Geometric** Methods in Limited Angle Tomosynthesis*, with E. Taylor (Wesleyan University) and D. Bodznick (Wesleyan University), September 2010 – August 2011 (DMS-1031954). * NSF Grant (Geometric Analysis), Quasiconformal Symmetries, Extremal Problems, and Patterson-Sullivan Theory, with E. Taylor (Wesleyan University), July 2007 - June 2010 (DMS-0706754). * NSF Special Semester Grant, Special Semester on Hyperbolic Manifolds and Geometric Analysis, with R. Canary (University of Michigan) and E. Taylor (Wesleyan University), July 2004 - June 2005 (DMS-0412837). * NSF Grant (Geometric Analysis), Collaborative Research: Analytic and geometric aspects of convergence groups, with M. Bridgeman (Boston College) and E. Taylor (Wesleyan University), July 2003 - June 2007 (DMS-0305704). * NSF Grant (Analysis), The interaction between geometry and analysis in geometric function theory and in the theory of discrete groups, July 2000 - June 2003 (DMS-0070335).

**Publications:**

http://pbonfert.faculty.wesleyan.edu/files/2012/12/webpapers12.pdf

###### David A. Constantine

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics*Show Bio and Photo

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 609

860-685-2167

BS Eastern Nazarene College

PHD University of Michigan

**Fall 2014**

MATH117 - 04

Introductory Calculus

MATH229 - 01

Differential Equations

**Spring 2015**

MATH232 - 01

Mathematical Statistics

MATH516 - 01

Analysis II

**Personal Web Site:**

http://dconstantine.web.wesleyan.edu/

**Office Hours:**

T 2:30-3:30, W 3-4, Thurs 2-4 or by appointment

**Research Interests:**

My research is in the areas of geometry and dynamical systems. In particular, I am interested in how dynamics can be used to solve geometric problems. My interests include: differential geometry, geometric flows, symmetric and homogeneous spaces, homogeneous dynamics, rigidity theory, Lie groups and representation varieties.

#### Logic

###### Norman Danner

*Associate Professor of Computer Science*Show Bio and Photo

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Exley Science Center 629

860-685-2185

BA University Calif Berkeley

PHD Indiana University Bloomng

**Fall 2014**

COMP132 - 01

Computing, Privacy, Security

COMP212 - 01

Computer Science II

**Spring 2015**

COMP321 - 01

Design of Programming Language

**Personal Web Site:**

http://ndanner.web.wesleyan.edu

**Office Hours:**

Spring 2014 office hours:

Tu 1:00-2:30pm

Fr 10:00-11:30am

By appointment

**Research Interests:**

My research interest is formalisms for implicit computational complexity. My main research program (with J. Royer of Syracuse University) is the investigation of practical programming languages with type-theoretic guarantees of resource usage. I am also interested in anonymizing networks such as The Onion Router.

**Scholarly Keywords: **

Implicit computational complexity, anonymity.

**Publications:**

http://ndanner.web.wesleyan.edu/personal/cv/papers.html

###### Cameron Donnay Hill

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics*Show Bio and Photo

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 611

860-685-2183

BA Yale University

PHD University Calif Berkeley

**Fall 2014**

MATH121 - 03

Calculus I, Part I

MATH228 - 02

Discrete Mathematics

**Spring 2015**

MATH222 - 01

Multivariable Calculus

MATH509 - 01

Model Theory

**Personal Web Site:**

http://cdhill.faculty.wesleyan.edu/

###### James Lipton

*Professor of Computer Science*Show Bio and Photo

Professor of Computer Science

Exley Science Center 635

860-685-2188

Vice-Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science

BS U Nebraska Lincoln

MSC Cornell University

PHD Cornell University

**Fall 2014**

COMP131 - 01

Can Machines Think?

COMP360 - 01

Topics in Computer Science

COMP419 - 01

Student Forum

**Spring 2015**

COMP301 - 01

Automata Theory & Formal Lang.

**Personal Web Site:**

jlipton.web.wesleyan.edu

**Office Hours:**

Tue. 1:30-3:00

**Scholarly Keywords: **

Logic and computation, logic programming

###### Philip H. Scowcroft

*Edward Burr Van Vleck Professor of Mathematics*Show Bio

Edward Burr Van Vleck Professor of Mathematics

Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 621

860-685-2172

BA Harvard University

MA Cornell University

PHD Cornell University

**Fall 2014**

MATH221 - 02

Vectors and Matrices

MATH243 - 01

Mathematical Logic

**Spring 2015**

MATH223 - 02

Linear Algebra

MATH544 - 01

Algebra I

**Office Hours:**

MW 1-2:30 and by appointment.

**Scholarly Keywords: **

Foundations of mathematics, model-theoretic algebra

#### Topology

###### Ilesanmi Adeboye

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics*Show Bio

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 647

860-685-3857

PHD University of Michigan

**Fall 2014**

MATH221 - 01

Vectors and Matrices

MATH515 - 01

Analysis II

**Personal Web Site:**

http://iadeboye.faculty.wesleyan.edu/

###### Mark A. Hovey

*Professor of Mathematics*Show Bio and Photo

Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 603

860-685-2198

Director of Graduate Studies

Exley Science Center

BS Ohio State University

PHD Massachusetts Institute Techno

**Fall 2014**

MATH221 - 03

Vectors and Matrices

MATH500 - 01

Graduate Pedagogy

MATH500 - 02

Graduate Pedagogy

MATH500 - 03

Graduate Pedagogy

MATH523 - 01

Topology I

**Spring 2015**

MATH122 - 01

Calculus I, Part II

MATH245 - 01

Algebraic Topology

**Personal Web Site:**

http://mhovey.web.wesleyan.edu

**Scholarly Keywords: **

Algebraic topology, homological algebra

###### Constance Leidy

*Associate Professor of Mathematics*Show Bio

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 641

860-685-5788

BS Tulane University

PHD Rice University

**Fall 2014**

MATH122 - 01

Calculus I, Part II

MATH122 - 03

Calculus I, Part II

MATH525 - 01

Topology II

**Personal Web Site:**

http://cleidy.web.wesleyan.edu/

**Office Hours:**

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-4pm

**Scholarly Keywords: **

Low-dimensional topology: knot theory, 3-manifolds, topology of algebraic curve complements; non-commutative algebra.