Our faculty are active researchers, publishing both research papers and textbooks. Some have student co-authors! Here is a selection of recent publications by our some of our continuing faculty. For more information on each faculty member, check out their webpage. For more information on research with students, check out these pages.

Selected Faculty Research
Tamar Friedmann Research Areas: Combinatorics, Representation Theory, Lie Theory, Mathematical/Theoretical Physics
Selected Publications:

  • T. Friedmann, P. Hanlon, R. Stanley and M. Wachs, “Action of the symmetric group on the free LAnKe: a CataLAnKe theorem,” Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire 80B(2018), Article #63(FPSAC2018).
  • T. Friedmann, “On the derivation of the Wallis Formula for π in the 17thand 21stcenturies,” in V. Dobrev (ed.), Quantum Theory and Symmetries with Lie Theory and Its Applications in Physics Volume 1, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics 263 (2018).
  • T. Friedmann and J. Harper, “On H-spaces and a Congruence of Catalan numbers,” Homology, Homotopy, and Applications 19 (2017) 1.
Fernando Gouvêa Research Areas: Number Theory, Algebraic Geometry, History of Mathematics, Expository Writing in Mathematics
Selected Publications:

  • Math through the Ages, expanded second edition, with William P. Berlinghoff. Oxton House and Mathematical Association of America, 2015.
  • “Was Cantor Surprised?” The American Mathematical Monthly, 118 (March, 2011), 198–209. Reprinted in Best Writing in Mathematics 2012, ed. Mircea Pitici, Princeton University Press, 2012.
  • “Quadratic Twists of Rigid Calabi-Yau Threefolds over ℚ,” in Arithmetic and Geometry of K3 Surfaces and Calabi-Yau Threefolds, ed. Radu Laza, Matthias Schütt and Noriko Yui, Fields Institute Communications, 67, Springer, 2013, 517–533.
Jan Holly Research Areas: Mathematical Neuroscience, Logic, Algebra
Selected Publications:

  • Jan E. Holly, M. Arjumand Masood, Chiran S. Bhandari. “Asymmetries and Three-Dimensional Features of Vestibular Cross-Coupled Stimuli Illuminated through Modeling” Journal of Vestibular Research 16 (2016) 343-358.
  • Jan E. Holly, Scott J. Wood, Gin McCollum. “Phase-Linking and the Perceived Motion during Off-Vertical Axis Rotation” Biological Cybernetics 102 (2010) 9-29.
  • Jan E. Holly. “Pictures of Ultrametric Spaces, the p-adic Numbers, and Valued Fields” The American Mathematical Monthly 108 (2001) 721-728.
Leo Livshits Resrch Areas: Matrix Analysis, Linear Algebra, Operator Theory
Selected Publications:

  • Livshits, L. ; MacDonald, G. W. ; Marcoux, L. W. ; Radjavi, H. “A spatial version of Wedderburn’s principal theorem.” Linear Multilinear Algebra 63 (2015), no. 6, 1216–1241.
  • Livshits, L. ; MacDonald, G. ; Marcoux, L. W. ; Radjavi, H. “Paratransitive algebras of linear operators II.” Linear Algebra Appl. 439 (2013), no. 7, 1974–1989.
  • Livshits, L. ; MacDonald, G. ; Marcoux, L. W. ; Radjavi, H. “Paratransitive algebras of linear operators.” Linear Algebra Appl. 439 (2013), no. 7, 1955–1973.
Ben Mathes Research Areas: Functional Analysis, Operator Theory, Linear Algebra
Selected Publications:

  • Hawkins, K.; Hebert-Johnson, U.; Mathes, B. “The Fibonacci identities of orthogonality” to appear in Linear Algebra and Its Applications.
  • Mathes, B. ; Xu, Y. “Rings of Uniformly Continuous Functions” Int. J. Contemp. Math. Sciences (2014), pp. 309 – 312
  • Dixon, J.; Goldenberg, M. ; Mathes, B. ; Sukiennik, J. Linear Algebra and Its Applications (2014), pp. 177-187
Liam O’Brien Research Areas: Biostatistics, Public Health
Selected Publications:

  • R. St. Laurent, L.M. O’Brien, S.T. Ahmad. “Sodium butyrate improves locomotor impairment and early mortality in a rotenone-induced drosophilia model of Parkinson’s disease.” Neuroscience, 246: 382-390, 2013.
  • M. Polacksek, J. Orr, L.M. O’Brien, V.W. Rogers, J. Fanberg, S.L. Gortmaker. “Sustainability of Key Maine Youth Overweight Collaborative Improvements: A Follow-Up Study.” Childhood Obesity, 10: 326-333, 2014.
  • A.B. O’Connor, L. O’Brien, W.A. Alto, J. Wong. “Does concurrent in utero exposure to buprenorphine and antidepressant medications influence the course of neonatal abstinence syndrome?” The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 10: 1-3, 2014.
Evan Randles Research Areas: Analysis, Probability, PDEs, Mathematical Physics
Selected Publications:

  • On the Convolution Powers of Complex Functions on Z (with Laurent Saloff-Coste), Journal of Fourier Analysis and Applications   (2015)
  • Convolution Powers of Complex Functions on Zd (with Laurent Saloff-Coste), Revista Matemática Iberoamericana, (2017)
  • Positive-homogeneous operators, heat kernel estimates and the Legendre-Fenchel transform (with Laurent Saloff-Coste), Stochastic Analysis and Related Topics: A Festschrift in Honor of Rodrigo Bañuelos. Progress in Probability. (2017)
Jim Scott Research Areas: Statistics, Epidemiology
Selected Publications:

  • NS Shah, A. Flood-Bryzman, C. Jeffries, and J. Scott. “Towards a Generation Free of Tuberculosis: TB disease and Infection in Individuals of College Age in the United States”. Journal of American College Health (2018). 
  • Scott JC, Shah N, Porco T, Flood J. “Cost Resulting from Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Shortages in the United States: A Hypothetical Cohort Study”. PLoS ONE (2015).
  • Bellan SE, Pulliam JRC, Scott JC, Dushoff J. “How to Make Epidemiological Training Infectious”. PLoS Biology (2012).
Scott Taylor Research Areas: Knot Theory, Geometric Topology
Selected Publications:

  • Additive invariants for knots, links and graphs in 3-manifolds (with Tomova) Geometry & Topology (2018)
  • Dehn filling and the Thurston norm (with Baker) Journal of Differential Geometry (2019)
  • Distortion and the bridge distance of knots (with Blair, Campisi, Tomova) Journal of Topology (2020).
Jerzy Wieczorek Research Areas: Statistical model selection, Data visualization, Poverty and human rights data, Statistics education
Selected Publications:

  • Wright, Tommy; Klein, Martin; Wieczorek, Jerzy “A Primer on Visualizations for Comparing Populations, Including the Issue of Overlapping Confidence Intervals”, The American Statistician, 2018, VOL. 0, No. 0, 1-14 Statistical Practice.
Nora Youngs Research Areas: Applied Algebraic Geometry and Mathematical Neuroscience
Selected Publications:

  • E. Gross, N. Kazi Obatake, and N. Youngs,  Neural ideals and stimulus space visualization 2017, Advances in Applied Mathematics, to appear.
  • C. Curto, E. Gross, J. Jeffries, K. Morrison, M. Omar, Z. Rosen, A. Shiu, and N. Youngs, What makes a neural code convex?, SIAM Journal of Applied Algebra and Geometry, Vol 1 (2017) 222-238.
  • C. Curto, V. Itskov, A. Veliz-Cuba, and N. Youngs. The neural ring: an algebraic tool for analyzing the intrinsic structure of neural codes. Bull. Math. Biol., 75 (2013) no. 9, 1571–1611.