# Mathematics Faculty at HMC

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- Arthur T. Benjamin
- Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics
- Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University
- Research Interests: Combinatorics, game theory, operations research
- Shanahan 2414 • 18688/(909) 621-8688 • benjamin@math.hmc.edu

- Andrew J. Bernoff
- Professor of Mathematics
- Kenneth and Diana Jonsson Professor of Mathematics
- Ph.D., Cambridge University
- Research Interests: Applied Dynamical Systems, Fluid Mechanics, Self-Similarity and Scaling
- Shanahan 3410 • 18687/(909) 621-8687 • ajb@math.hmc.edu

- Alfonso Castro (on sabbatical 2016–2017)
- Professor of Mathematics
- Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
- Research Interests: Partial differential equations, variational methods, inverse-function theorems, water waves (solitons)
- Shanahan 3422 • 73171/(909) 607-3171 • castro@math.hmc.edu

- Lisette G. de Pillis
- Chair of the Department of Mathematics (2014–)
- Norman F. Sprague, Jr., Professor of Life Sciences
- Professor of Mathematics
- Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
- Research Interests: Computational fluid dynamics, numerical linear algebra, mathematical biology
- Shanahan 3426 • 18975/(909) 621-8975 • depillis@math.hmc.edu

- Weiqing Gu
- Avery Professor of Mathematics
- Director of the Mathematics Clinic
- Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
- Research Interests: Differential geometry, Grassmann manifolds
- Shanahan 3420 • 18929/(909) 621-8929 • gu@math.hmc.edu

- Jon Jacobsen
- Professor of Mathematics
- Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
- Ph.D., University of Utah
- Research Interests: Nonlinear analysis, differential and integral equations, mathematical ecology
- Shanahan 3424 • 77690/(909) 607-7690 • jacobsen@math.hmc.edu

- Dagan Karp
- Associate Professor of Mathematics
- Associate Dean for Diversity
- Associate Department Chair
- Ph.D., University of British Columbia
- Research Interests: Algebraic geometry
- Shanahan 3414 • 71264/(909) 607-1264 • dk@math.hmc.edu

- Kenji Kozai (2008)
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
- Ph.D., Stanford University
- Research Interests: low dimensional topology, geometric topology
- Shanahan 2406 • 71560/(909) 607-1560 • kkozai@math.hmc.edu

- Lauren Lazarus
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
- Ph.D., Cornell University
- Research Interests: Ordinary and delay differential equations, applied dynamical systems, coupled oscillator systems
- Shanahan 2424 • 18896/(909) 621-8896 • llazarus@math.hmc.edu

- Rachel Levy
- Professor of Mathematics
- Associate Dean for Faculty Development
- Ph.D., North Carolina State University
- Research Interests: Thin films with surfactant, hydrodynamics of whale flukeprints, cooperative strategies for aquatic robotics
- Shanahan 2416 • 76019/(909) 607-6019 • levy@math.hmc.edu

- Susan Martonosi
- Associate Professor of Mathematics
- Joseph B. Platt Professor for Teaching Excellence
- Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Research Interests: Operations research, applied probability, aviation security
- Shanahan 2420 • 70481/(909) 607-0481 • martonosi@math.hmc.edu

- Mohamed Omar
- Assistant Professor of Mathematics
- Ph.D., UC-Davis
- Research Interests: Algebraic methods in graph theory and discrete/combinatorial optimization
- Shanahan 2418 • 72177/(909) 607-2177 • omar@math.hmc.edu

- Michael E. Orrison
- Professor of Mathematics
- Ph.D., Dartmouth College
- Research Interests: Harmonic analysis on finite groups, algebraic voting theory
- Shanahan 3412 • 79709/(909) 607-9709 • orrison@math.hmc.edu

- Nicholas J. Pippenger
- Professor of Mathematics
- Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Research Interests: Discrete mathematics, probability, and applications to communications and computation
- Shanahan 2408 • 71114/(909) 607-1114 • njp@math.hmc.edu

- Blerta Shtylla
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
- Ph.D., University of Utah
- Research Interests:
- Shanahan 2424 • 73357/(909) 607-3357 • bshtylla@math.hmc.edu

- Francis Edward Su
- Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics
- Ph.D., Harvard University
- Research Interests: Geometric and topological combinatorics, game theory, mathematical economics
- Shanahan 3416 • 73616/(909) 607-3616 • su@math.hmc.edu

- Bianca Thompson
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
- Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa
- Research Interests:
- Shanahan 2406 • 71560/(909) 607-1560 • bthompson@math.hmc.edu

- Talithia Williams
- Associate Professor of Mathematics
- Ph.D., Rice University
- Research Interests: Spatial–temporal modeling of rainfall data
- Shanahan 2412 • 71262/(909) 607-1262 • twilliams@math.hmc.edu

- Darryl Yong ('96) (on leave 2016–2018)
- Professor of Mathematics
- Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle
- Research Interests: Mathematics education, applied mathematics, perturbation theory, partial differential equations
- Shanahan 2410 • 72844/(909) 607-2844 • dyong@hmc.edu