Northern Illinois University
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Ph.D. Graduates, their Dissertation Titles, Placements, Research Areas and Dissertation Directors
1989
Name | First Position | Research Area | Dissertation Title |
Mark Gruenwald | University of Evansville | Functional Analysis Director: Robert Wheeler |
Strictly Equicontinuous Subsets of the Space of Bochner Integrable Functions |
1990
Name | First Position | Research Area | Dissertation Title |
Mary Dever | Illinois Benedictine College | Analysis Director: Peter Nicholls |
Möbius Transformations in Several Dimensions |
1991
Name | First Position | Research Area | Dissertation Title |
Vicki Schell | University of West Florida | Mathematics Education Director: Merlyn Behr |
An Investigation of the Role of Symmetry in Partitioning Tasks |
Rongdong Wang | Texas A&I University | Differential Equations Director: Man Kam Kwong Co-director: Anton Zettl |
Absolute Stability of Nonlinear Differential Systems |
David Wilkins | Lewis University | Functional Analysis Director: Robert Wheeler |
Some Results on the Mackey Dual of a Banach Space |
1992
Name | First Position | Research Area | Dissertation Title |
Hisa Tsutsui | Millersville University (PA) | Ring Theory Director: William D. Blair |
The Structure of Rings all of Whose Ideals are Prime |
Jonathan Cornick | Queen Mary College, London (now at Ohio State University) | Homological Algebra Director: Martin Lorenz Co-director: John Beachy |
On the Homology of Group Graded Algebras |
Fernando Rincon | National University of Columbia | Numerical Control Director: Biswa Nath Datta |
Feedback Stabilization of Second-Order Models |
Douglas Mupasiri | University of Northern Iowa | Functional Analysis Director: Robert Wheeler |
Some Results on Complex Convexity and the Geometry of Complex Vector Spaces |
1993
Name | First Position | Research | Dissertation Title |
Radha Mohanty | DeKalb Plant Genetics (Statistician) | Time Series Analysis Director: Mohsen Pourahmadi |
Estimation of Prediction Error Variance of a Multivariate Time Series |
Mark Arnold | University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) | Numerical Control Director: Biswa Nath Datta |
Algorithms and Conditioning for Eigenvalue Assignment |
Howard Dwyer | University of Wisconsin (Platteville) | Differential Equations Director: Anton Zettl |
Eigenvalues of Matrix Sturm-Liouville Problems With Separated or Coupled Boundary Conditions |
Mithu Purkayastha | University of Puerto Rico (Mayaguez) | Numerical Linear Algebra Director: Biswa Nath Datta Co-director: Christian Bischof |
A Parallel Algorithm for the Sylvester Observer Equation |
Santosh Mohanty | Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, India | Numerical Linear Algebra Director: Gregory S. Ammar |
Efficient Algorithms for Eigenspace Decompositions of Toeplitz Matrices |
1994
Name | First Position | Research | Dissertation Title |
John Boardman | Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky | Topological Measure Theory Director: Robert Wheeler |
Quasi-Measures on Completely Regular Spaces |
Samar Choudhary | Cray Research Inc., Eagan, Minnesota | Numerical Control Director: Biswa Nath Datta |
On Numerical Solutions of Large Sparse Linear Systems and Applications |
Wenge Hao | Texas Instruments | Fluid Mechanics Director: Frederick Bloom |
Long Time Behavior of Bipolar Fluid Flows |
Elaine Rosenbloom | Lewis University, Romeoville, IL | Differential Equations Director: Bernard Harris |
The Asymptotic Solutions of Linear Differential Equations |
Sheryl Wills | University of Wisconsin, Platteville | Fluid Dynamics Director: Hamid Bellout |
Perturbations of the Domain and Regularity of the Solutions of the Bipolar Fluid Flow Equations in Polygonal Domains |
Erhan Coskun | Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey | Numerical Analysis Director: Man Kam Kwong Co-director: Bernard Harris |
Numerical Analysis of Ginzburg-Landau Models for Superconductivity |
Haskiz Cinemre | Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey | Differential Equations Director: Bernard Harris |
Topics in the Theory of Periodic Differential Equations |
1995
Name | First Position | Research | Dissertation Title |
Guoqiang Huang | Rosnet Software Developing Corp. | Finite Groups Director: Harvey Blau Co-director: Henry Leonard |
Problems in the Theory of Block Induction |
Frank Marzano | Edinboro University of PA | Differential Equations Director: Bernard Harris |
Some Results in the Theory of Regularized Periodic Differential Equations |
Susan Talarico | University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh | Differential Equations Director: Bernard Harris |
Asymptotics of Right Definite Sturm-Liouville Equations |
1996
Name | First Position | Research | Dissertation Title |
Ran Lee | Kwang Ju Institute of Sciences and Technology (Korea) | Numerical Linear Algebra Director: Karabi Datta Co-director: Yoopyo Hong |
The Homotopy Method for Solving the Eigenproblem for Hermitian Matrices |
John Diamantopoulos | Ouachita Baptist University | Differential Equations Director: Bernard Harris |
The Asymptotic Form of the Titchmarsh-Weyl M-Lambda Function |
Chandanie Hetti-Arachchige | University of Puerto Rico (Mayaguez) | Numerical Control Director: Biswa Nath Datta |
On the Numerical Solutions of the Sylvester-Observer Equation, and the Multi-Input Eigenvalue Assignment Problem |
Tsair-Chuan Lin | Nan-Jeon College of Technology and Commerce (Taiwan) | Time Series Analysis Director: Mohsen Pourahmadi |
Nonparametric Regression with Time Series Error |
David Klanderman | Trinity Christian College | Mathematics Education Director: Helen Khoury |
Preservice Teachers' Level of Understanding Variables and Functions within Multiple Representational Modes |
1997
Name | First Position | Research | Dissertation Title |
Shiaohong Ran | Abbott Laboratories | Statistics Director: Ibrahim Ahmad |
Choosing Smoothing Parameters in Nonparametric Curve Fitting Using Kernel Contrasts |
Gregory M. Manning | Fed Ex (Memphis) | Combinatorics/Number Theory Director: John Selfridge Co-Director: Richard Blecksmith |
The m(4) Problem of Erdös and Hajnal |
1998
Name | First Position | Research | Dissertation Title |
Esther M. Huntzinger Billings | Grand Valley State Univ. | Mathematics Education Director: Helen Khoury |
Qualitative-Based Reasoning of Preservice Elementary School Teachers in Proportion Situations |
Andrew N. Woods | Institute of Paper Science and Technology, Atlanta | Mathematical Modelling Director: Frederick Bloom |
Mathematical Modelling and Analysis of Flash Evaporation |
1999
Name | First Position | Research | Dissertation Title |
Jean Cassidy | Aurora University | Numerical Linear Algebra Director: Ching-Tsuan Pan |
Solving the TLS Problem Via Rank Revealing LU Factorization |
Abdel-Razzaq Mugdadi | University of Minnesota at Duluth | Statistics Director: Ibrahim Ahmad |
Nonparametric Curve Fitting of the Probability Density Functions of Random Variables with Applications |
Jason Thrun | University of Wisconsin at Plattville | Mathematics Education Director: Helen Khoury |
College students' rational-number-as-operator strategies: A focus on students' coordination of units and distributivity of operators in problem-solving situations |
2000
Name | First Position | Research | Dissertation Title |
Suzanne Riehl | Univ. of Northern Iowa | Director: Bernard Harris | Spectral Functions Associated with Sturm Lioville and Dirac Equations |
Karthik Devarajan | Bristol-Myers Squibb | Statistics Director: Nader Ebrahimi |
Inference for a Non-Proportional Hazards Regression Model and Applications |
Hyungkoo Park | Matrix Theory Director: Yoopyo Hong |
Studies on the Matrices under Phi-maps | |
Svetlana Butler | Functional Analysis Director: Daniel Grubb Co-Director: Robert Wheeler |
Q-Functions, Extreme Points, and Density Theorems in the Space of Quasi-Measures | |
Matthias Weiss | Case Western Reserve Univ. | Complex Analysis Director: Peter Waterman |
Limit-Set Action of Discrete Mobius Groups |
2001
Name | First Position | Research | Dissertation Title |
Daniel Molefe | Oak Ridge Laboratory | Statistics Director: Nader Ebrahimi |
Survival Function Estimation When Lifeframe and Censoring Times Are Dependent |
Djamal Benbourenane | Indiana University at South Bend | Analysis Director: Linda Sons |
Value Distribution for Solution of Complex Differential Equations in the Unit Disk |
Bangteng Xu | University of California at Santa Cruz | Algebra Director: Harvey Blau | Blocks with Abelian Defect Groups |
Daniil Sarkissian | Mississippi State University | Numerical Analysis Director: Biswa Datta |
Theory and Computation of Partial Eigenvalue and Eigenstructure Assignment Problems in Matrix Second Order and Distributed Parameter Systems |
Mohamned Al-Rawwash | Irbid University Jordon | Statistics Director: Mohsen Pourhamadi |
Gaussian Estimation and Modelling Covariance in Longitudanal Data Analysis |
2002
Name | First Position | Research | Dissertation Title |
Agrin Calachan Molefe | University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff | Statistics Director: Blakrishna Hosmane |
Tests for Mis Specification in Binary Regression Using the Generalized Estimating Equations Approach |
Bharath Sriraman | University of Montana | Mathematics Education Directors: Robert Wheeler, Alan Zollman, and Harvey Switzky |
A Grounded Reseach Qualitative Study of Ninth Grade Student's Generalization Processes in Combinatorial Problem Solving Items With Connections to Mathematical Creativity |
Joao Carvalho | Universidade Federal de Rio Grande do Sul Brazil | Numerical Analysis Director: Biswa Datta | State Estimation and Finite Element Model Updating for Vibrating Systems |
2003
Name | First Position | Research | Dissertation Title |
Jill Shahverdian | Quinnipiac University | Algebra Director: George Seelinger |
The Geometry of Weak 2-Cocycles |
2004
Name | First Position | Research | Dissertation Title |
Kari Fowler | Univ. of Tampa | Director: Linda Sons | Normal Functions, the MacLane Class and Complex Differential Equations in the Unit Disc |
Kevin Haertzen | Univ. of Wisconsin Platteville | Director: Hongyou Wu | Geometric Aspects of Sturm-Lioville Problems |
2005
Name | First Position | Research | Dissertation Title |
Wujian Peng | South Georgia College | Director: Biswa N. Datta | On the Krylov Subspace Solutions of Matrix Equations in Control Theory |
Lingju Kong | Univ. of Tennessee at Chatanooga | Director: QingKai Kong | Non-Linear Boundary Problems of Ordinary Differential Equations |
Geoffrey Apel | Aurora University | Director: Richard Blecksmith | Quintuple Product Identities |
2006
Name | First Position | Research | Dissertation Title |
Sanjoy Brahma | Edward Wakers College, Florida | Director: Biswa N. Datta | Robust and Minimum Norm Partial Quadratic Eigenvalue Assignment Problems: Theory and Computations |
2007
Name | First Position | Research | Dissertation Title |
Daniel Frobish | Grand Valley State University | Director: Nader Ebrahimi | Estimation of Change Points in Recurrent Events Models |
Robert Hein | University of Wisconsin, Rock County | Director: Harvey Blau | P-Polynomial Table Algebras and Distance Regular Graphs |
Jeffrey Kallenbach | Siena Heights University | Director: Bernard Harris | Spectral Concentration in the Sturm-Liouville Differential Equation |
Robert Cappetta | College of DuPage | Director: Alan Zollman | Reflective Abstraction and the concept of limit: An experimental study to improve student performance in College Calculus by promoting Reflective Abstraction through Individual, Peer, Instructor and Curriculum Initiates |
Cathy Poliak | University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee | Director: Alan Polansky | Observed Confidence Levels for Regression Parameters |
Sourav Santra | Bristol-Myers Squibb Co | Director: Sudhir Gupta | Some Contributions to Design and Analysis of Crossover Experiments |
2008
Name | First Position | Research | Dissertation Title |
Todd Corley | University of Wisconsin, Manitowoc | Director: Harvey Blau | Classification methods for primitive table algebras of dimension 4 |
Mihai Racovitan | Grand Valley State University | Director: Harvey Blau/Harald Ellers | Generalizations for the blocks of the symmetric group and Makayama's conjecture |
Jonathan Szaukellis Meshes | Director: Linda Sons | A class of functions in F whose integral is not in F | |
Vadim Sokolov | Argonne National Lab | Director: Biswa Nath Datta | Quadratic Inverse Eigenvalue Problems: Theory, Methods and Applications. |
Phillip Kisunzu | CAMELA University of Arizona | Director: Helen Khoury | Teacher Instructional Practices, Student's Mathematical Dispositions and Mathematics Achievement |