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# Mathematics and Computer Science Faculty by Research Area

#### Algebra

###### Wai Kiu Chan

*Professor of Mathematics*

http://wkchan.web.wesleyan.edu

Number theory, quadratic forms

**Fall 2015**

MATH226 - 01

Complex Analysis

MATH501 - 18

Individual Tutorial, Graduate

MATH549 - 03

Advanced Research Seminar,Grad

**Spring 2016**

MATH544 - 01

Algebra I

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

###### Karen L. Collins

*Professor of Mathematics*

Tuesdays 2-3 and by appointment. Send email to kcollins@wesleyan.edu.

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

Enumerative and Algebraic Combinatorics, Graph Theory

**Fall 2015**

MATH261 - 01

Abstract Algebra

MATH501 - 07

Individual Tutorial, Graduate

MATH523 - 01

Topology I

MATH549 - 04

Advanced Research Seminar,Grad

AMS, SIAM, AWM

Chair of SIAM Discrete Math Activity Group, 2012-2013

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

Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 615

860-685-2169

BA Smith College

PHD Massachusetts Institute Techno

###### Mark A. Hovey

*Associate Provost*

I am not teaching this semester.

http://mhovey.web.wesleyan.edu

Algebraic topology, homological algebra

Associate Provost

North College 321

860-685-2337

Professor of Mathematics

North College 321

860-685-2337

BS Ohio State University

PHD Massachusetts Institute Techno

###### David Pollack

*Associate Professor of Mathematics*

Tuesday 8pm-9pm

Thurs 11am-12pm

Most Fridays 11am-12pm

or by appointment

Number theory

**Fall 2015**

MATH121 - 01

Calculus I, Part I

MATH411 - 06

Group Tutorial, Undergraduate

MATH501 - 19

Individual Tutorial, Graduate

MATH543 - 01

Algebra I

**Spring 2016**

MATH261 - 01

Abstract Algebra

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 607

860-685-4741

MA Harvard University

PHD Harvard University

SB University of Chicago

###### Christopher Rasmussen

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics*

For Fall 2015, Tuesdays 9-9:50, Thursdays 12-12:50, and Fridays 11-11:50. Please note that I will not hold office hours on Friday, November 6.

http://crasmussen.faculty.wesleyan.edu

arithmetic geometry; Galois theory; fundamental groups; abelian varieties and elliptic curves; computational aspects of arithmetic geometry

**Fall 2015**

MATH228 - 01

Discrete Mathematics

MATH501 - 16

Individual Tutorial, Graduate

**Spring 2016**

MATH272 - 01

Number Theory and Cryptography

MATH546 - 01

Algebra II

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

JSPS Kaken-hi Grant 19-07028

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 613

860-685-2315

BA University of Virginia

MS University of Virginia

PHD University of Arizona

###### Philip H. Scowcroft

*Edward Burr Van Vleck Professor of Mathematics*

MW 1-2:30 and by appointment.

Foundations of mathematics, model-theoretic algebra

**Fall 2015**

MATH221 - 02

Vectors and Matrices

MATH545 - 01

Algebra II

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

#### Analysis

pbonfert@wesleyan.edu

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http://pbonfert.faculty.wesleyan.edu

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

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

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).

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

PHD Technical Univ. of Berlin

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###### David A. Constantine

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics*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.

[on sabbatical]

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

**Spring 2016**

MATH283 - 01

Differential Geometry

MATH514 - 01

Analysis I

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 609

860-685-2167

BS Eastern Nazarene College

PHD University of Michigan

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###### Adam Fieldsteel

*Professor of Mathematics*Ergodic theory

**Spring 2016**

MATH225 - 01

Fundamentals of Analysis

MATH228 - 01

Discrete Mathematics

Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 637

860-685-2189

BA Brown University

MAA Wesleyan University

PHD University Calif Berkeley

*Computer Science*

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###### Norman Danner

*Associate Professor of Computer Science*Fall 2015 office hours:

By appointment only.

http://ndanner.faculty.wesleyan.edu

Implicit computational complexity, anonymity.

**Fall 2015**

COMP503 - 03

Selected Topics, Grad Sciences

COMP549 - 02

Advanced Research Seminar,Grad

**Spring 2016**

COMP211 - 01

Computer Science I

COMP211 - 02

Computer Science I

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Exley Science Center 629

860-685-2185

BA University Calif Berkeley

PHD Indiana University Bloomng

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###### Daniel Krizanc

*Professor of Computer Science*http://dkrizanc.web.wesleyan.edu

Analysis of algorithms

**Fall 2015**

BIOL327 - 01

Evolutionary Bioinformatics

COMP331 - 01

Computer Structure & Organiz.

COMP401 - 02

Individual Tutorial, Undergrad

MATH501 - 13

Individual Tutorial, Graduate

**Spring 2016**

COMP312 - 01

Algorithms and Complexity

Professor of Computer Science

Exley Science Center 631

860-685-2186

Associate Professor, Environmental Studies

860-685-2186

Vice-Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science

BS University of Toronto

PHD Harvard University

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###### Dan Licata

*Assistant Professor of Computer Science*Send me an email

http://dlicata.web.wesleyan.edu

**Fall 2015**

COMP212 - 01

Computer Science II

COMP423 - 04

Advanced Research Seminar,Ugrd

COMP503 - 02

Selected Topics, Grad Sciences

COMP549 - 04

Advanced Research Seminar,Grad

MATH549 - 13

Advanced Research Seminar,Grad

**Spring 2016**

COMP212 - 01

Computer Science II

COMP360 - 01

Topics in Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Exley Science Center 633

860-685-2250

BS Brown University

PHD Carnegie Mellon University

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###### James Lipton

*Professor of Computer Science*Tuesday, 1:00-3:00PM

http://jlipton.web.wesleyan.edu

Logic and computation, logic programming

**Fall 2015**

COMP301 - 01

Automata Theory & Formal Lang.

COMP321 - 01

Design of Programming Language

COMP419 - 01

Student Forum

Professor of Computer Science

Exley Science Center 635

860-685-2188

BS U Nebraska Lincoln

MSC Cornell University

PHD Cornell University

*Discrete Mathematics*

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###### Karen L. Collins

*Professor of Mathematics*Tuesdays 2-3 and by appointment. Send email to kcollins@wesleyan.edu.

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

Enumerative and Algebraic Combinatorics, Graph Theory

**Fall 2015**

MATH261 - 01

Abstract Algebra

MATH501 - 07

Individual Tutorial, Graduate

MATH523 - 01

Topology I

MATH549 - 04

Advanced Research Seminar,Grad

AMS, SIAM, AWM

Chair of SIAM Discrete Math Activity Group, 2012-2013

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

Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 615

860-685-2169

BA Smith College

PHD Massachusetts Institute Techno

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###### Daniel Krizanc

*Professor of Computer Science*http://dkrizanc.web.wesleyan.edu

Analysis of algorithms

**Fall 2015**

BIOL327 - 01

Evolutionary Bioinformatics

COMP331 - 01

Computer Structure & Organiz.

COMP401 - 02

Individual Tutorial, Undergrad

MATH501 - 13

Individual Tutorial, Graduate

**Spring 2016**

COMP312 - 01

Algorithms and Complexity

Professor of Computer Science

Exley Science Center 631

860-685-2186

Associate Professor, Environmental Studies

860-685-2186

Vice-Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science

BS University of Toronto

PHD Harvard University

*Geometry*

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###### Ilesanmi Adeboye

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics*http://iadeboye.faculty.wesleyan.edu/

**Spring 2016**

MATH229 - 01

Differential Equations

MATH524 - 01

Topology I

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 647

860-685-3857

PHD University of Michigan

pbonfert@wesleyan.edu

Show Bio and Photohttp://pbonfert.faculty.wesleyan.edu

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

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

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).

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

PHD Technical Univ. of Berlin

Show Bio and Photo###### David A. Constantine

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics*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.

[on sabbatical]

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

**Spring 2016**

MATH283 - 01

Differential Geometry

MATH514 - 01

Analysis I

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 609

860-685-2167

BS Eastern Nazarene College

PHD University of Michigan

*Logic*

*Logic*

Show Bio and Photo###### Norman Danner

*Associate Professor of Computer Science*Fall 2015 office hours:

By appointment only.

http://ndanner.faculty.wesleyan.edu

Implicit computational complexity, anonymity.

**Fall 2015**

COMP503 - 03

Selected Topics, Grad Sciences

COMP549 - 02

Advanced Research Seminar,Grad

**Spring 2016**

COMP211 - 01

Computer Science I

COMP211 - 02

Computer Science I

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Exley Science Center 629

860-685-2185

BA University Calif Berkeley

PHD Indiana University Bloomng

Show Bio and Photo###### Cameron Donnay Hill

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics*My research lies at the intersection of geometric model theory and discrete mathematics. Model theory is the branch of mathematical logic with closest affinities to algebra and algebraic geometry, although applications in analysis are hardly uncommon. In the past, when I said “discrete mathe- matics,” I meant the study of finite combinatorial structures such as graphs, matroids, and designs – though now, I am prepared to include algebraic objects such as finite fields and groups. Ordinarily, first-order model theory has very little to say about finite structures, so in the past few years, my focus has been on identifying a priori coarse properties of whole classes of finite structures that allow one to transfer finer-grained properties of infinite limit structures back to members of the class. In the initial stages of this project, I have identified properties of classes (coherence, super-robustness) that allow for a relatively simple transfer. Going forward, one of my central goals is to establish subtler transfer principles1 that allow for a broader range of applications, and accordingly, I will need to identify the broad properties of a class that impel a given kind of transfer. Ideally, this approach will yield some applications in number theory and extremal combinatorics.

http://cdhill.web.wesleyan.edu

Model theory (a branch of mathematical logic) and discrete mathematics.

**Fall 2015**

MATH241 - 01

Set Theory

MATH401 - 04

Individual Tutorial, Undergrad

MATH411 - 05

Group Tutorial, Undergraduate

MATH501 - 12

Individual Tutorial, Graduate

MATH513 - 01

Analysis I

**Spring 2016**

MATH222 - 01

Multivariable Calculus

MATH228 - 02

Discrete Mathematics

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 611

860-685-2183

BA Yale University

PHD University Calif Berkeley

Show Bio and Photo###### James Lipton

*Professor of Computer Science*Tuesday, 1:00-3:00PM

http://jlipton.web.wesleyan.edu

Logic and computation, logic programming

**Fall 2015**

COMP301 - 01

Automata Theory & Formal Lang.

COMP321 - 01

Design of Programming Language

COMP419 - 01

Student Forum

Professor of Computer Science

Exley Science Center 635

860-685-2188

BS U Nebraska Lincoln

MSC Cornell University

PHD Cornell University

Show Bio###### Philip H. Scowcroft

*Edward Burr Van Vleck Professor of Mathematics*MW 1-2:30 and by appointment.

Foundations of mathematics, model-theoretic algebra

**Fall 2015**

MATH221 - 02

Vectors and Matrices

MATH545 - 01

Algebra II

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

*Topology*

*Topology*

Show Bio###### Ilesanmi Adeboye

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics*http://iadeboye.faculty.wesleyan.edu/

**Spring 2016**

MATH229 - 01

Differential Equations

MATH524 - 01

Topology I

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 647

860-685-3857

PHD University of Michigan

Show Bio and Photo###### Mark A. Hovey

*Associate Provost*I am not teaching this semester.

http://mhovey.web.wesleyan.edu

Algebraic topology, homological algebra

Associate Provost

North College 321

860-685-2337

Professor of Mathematics

North College 321

860-685-2337

BS Ohio State University

PHD Massachusetts Institute Techno

Show Bio###### Constance Leidy

*Associate Professor of Mathematics*Tuesdays, 3-4pm and Fridays, 11-12pm

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

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

**Fall 2015**

MATH549 - 09

Advanced Research Seminar,Grad

**Spring 2016**

MATH244 - 01

Topology: Point Set

MATH526 - 01

Topology II

MTHS686 - 01

Knot Theory

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Exley Science Center 641

860-685-5788

BS Tulane University

PHD Rice University

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