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Recent PhD's

Degree Awarded 2017

  • Xiao Wang (PhD 2017)
    Dissertation title: Inferences on Gamma Distributions: Uncensored and Censored Cases
    Advisor: Kalimuthu Krishnamoorthy
    Position upon graduation:Assistant Professor
    Mathematics and Statistics Department, Qingdao University

Degree Awarded 2016

  • Jared Thomas Guilbeau (PhD 2016)
    Dissertation title: A vector Parallel Branch and Bound Algorithm
    Advisor: R. Baker Kearfott
    Position upon graduation: Instructor
    Mathematics Department, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Tracy James Robin (PhD 2016)
    Dissertation title: Density of a Normal Subgroup of the Invertibles in Certain Multiplier Algebras
    Advisor: Ping Wong Ng
    Position upon graduation: Instructor
    Mathematics Department, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Buna Sambandham (PhD 2016)
    Dissertation title: Analysis of Sequential Caputo Fractional Differential Equations with Applictions
    Advisor: A.S. Vatsala
    Position upon graduation: Lecturer
    Mathematics Department, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah
  • Xinuy Li (PhD 2016)
    Dissertation title: Size-Structured Population Model with Distributed State in the Recruitment Approximation and Parameter Estimation
    Advisor: Azmy Ackleh
    Position upon graduation:Lecturer
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Houston Downtown

Degree Awarded 2015

  • Vinodh Chellamuthu (PhD 2015)
    Dissertation title: Structured population models: numerical methods and application to frogs infected with chytridiomycosis
    Advisor: Azmy Ackleh
    Position upon graduation: Assistant Professor
    Dixie State University, St George, Utah
  • Yixiang Wu (PhD 2015)
    Dissertation title: Long time behavior for reaction-diffusion population models
    Advisor: Keng Deng
    Position upon graduation: Fields Postdoctoral Fellow
    Western University, London, Canada
  • Qian Wang (PhD 2015)
    Dissertation title: Global existence and blow-up for diffusion equations with memory boundary conditions
    Advisor: Keng Deng
    Position upon graduation: Lecturer
    Department of Mathematics And Systems Science, Shadong University of Science and Technology
  • Robert Miller (PhD 2015)
    Dissertation title: Models for the Interaction of Size Structured Populations and the Environment
    Advisor: Azmy Ackleh
    Position upon graduation: Continued in a full time position at Fenstermaker and Associates in Lafayette
    Current position (beginning Fall 2017): Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
    UL Lafayette

Degree Awarded 2014

  • Mark L. Delcambre (PhD 2014)
    Dissertation title: Finite difference schemes for a structured model of microbacterium Marinum
    Advisor: Azmy Ackleh
    Position upon graduation:Application Developer and New Product Developer in the areas of predictive analytics and machine learning
    CGI Federal
  • Richard L. LeBlanc (PhD 2014)
    Dissertation title: Baer and Rickart properties in modules and an associated radical
    Advisor: Gary Birkenmeier
    Position upon graduation:
  • Sowmya Muniswamy (PhD 2014)
    Dissertation title: Analytical and numerical approach to Caputo fractional differential equations via generalized iterative schemes with applications
    Advisor: Aghalaya S. Vatsala
    Position upon graduation:

Degree Awarded 2013

  • Yi Wang (PhD 2013)
    Dissertation title: Analysis and numerical schemes for structured population models
    Advisor: Keng Deng
    Position upon graduation: Intern
    Information Technology Management Department, China Construction Bank, Wuhan, PRC
  • Matthew J. Lennon (PhD 2013)
    Dissertation title: Intrinsic and Dense Intrinsic Extensions of Rings
    Advisor: Gary Birkenmeier
    Position upon graduation:Instructor
    UL Lafayette
  • Christopher Ryan (PhD 2013)
    Dissertation title: Fully invariant modular decompositions using pairwise comaximal ideals
    Advisor: Gary Birkenmeier
    Position upon graduation: Adjunct Instructor
    UL Lafayette
  • Haochun Zhang (PhD 2013)
    Dissertation title: Site selection for points of distributions: a multi-objective mixed binary optimization model
    Advisor: R. Baker Kearfott
    Position upon graduation: Quantitative Analyst (He is in the risk analysis group, developing models of financial risk.)
    PNC (Pittsburgh National Corporation, a large bank corporation)
  • Dan Zhang (PhD 2013)
    Dissertation title: Test and Interval Estimation Methods for Some Discrete Distributions
    Advisor: Kalimuthu Krishnamoorthy
    Position upon graduation: Statistician
    L2C, Inc, 3348 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia
    L2C, Inc is a Risk, Credit Analysis, Financial Services Company, which is a deep partner with TransUnion. The company offers Credit Score and analysis service to Banks, Loan and Insurance Companies.

Degree Awarded 2012

  • Baoling Ma (PhD 2012)
    Dissertation title: Long-time solution behavior and higher order numerical schemes for structured population models
    Advisor: Azmy Ackleh
    Position upon graduation: Lecturer (Ph.D. required)
    Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana
    Current position (May 2015): Postdoctoral Fellow
    Mathematics Department, UL Lafayette
  • Zhao Xu (PhD 2012)
    Dissertation title: Inference on lognormal distributions based on samples with multiple detection limits
    Advisor: Kalimuthu Krishnamoorthy
    Position upon graduation:Statistician
    STATA (software company), College Station, Texas
  • Fang Xie (PhD 2012)
    Dissertation title: Tolerance intervals for some continuous and discrete distributions
    Advisor: Kalimuthu Krishnamoorthy
    Position upon graduation:
  • Zachary Denton (PhD 2012)
    Dissertation title: Qualitative theory of Riemann-Liouville fractional differential equations
    Advisor: Aghalaya Vatsala
    Position upon graduation: Assistant Professor
    Department of Mathematics, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Juan Ramirez Valdez (PhD 2012)
    Dissertation title: Generalized monotone iterative techniques for fractional differential equations with boundary conditions
    Advisor: Aghalaya Vatsala
    Position upon graduation: Visiting Assistant Professor
    Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

Degree Awarded 2011

  • Qihua Huang (PhD 2011)
    Dissertation title: Deterministic and stochastic structured population models with application to green tree frogs
    Advisor: Azmy Ackleh and Keng Deng
    Position upon graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow
    Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Zhihua Dong (PhD 2011)
    Dissertation title: Global solvability and blow-up for parabolic equations with nonlinear memory
    Advisor: Keng Deng
    Position upon graduation: Non-academic
    Working for a company in China
  • Xiaodong Lian (PhD 2011)
    Dissertation title: Tolerance intervals for some linear models
    Advisor: Kalimuthu Krishnamoorthy
    Position upon graduation: Senior Statistician Health Advocate
    Los Angeles, California
  • Anne Vakarieties (PhD 2011)
    Dissertation title: Preserving properties in extensions to rings with identity
    Advisor: Henry Heatherly
    Position upon graduation: Assistant Professor
    Culinary Institute of Virginia, ECPI University, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Xing Yang (PhD 2011)
    Dissertation title: Estimation of a population size through CMR method and sensitivity analysis for a structured juvenile-adult model
    Advisors: Keng Deng and Nabendu Pal
    Position upon graduation: Assistant Professor
    Department of Mathematics, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi
  • Pei Zhang (PhD 2011)
    Dissertation title: Discrete stage-structured models with application to plants and amphibians
    Advisor: Azmy Ackleh
    Position upon graduation: Instructor
    Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana
    Current position (Jan. 2013): Assistant Professor (as of Fall 2012)
    Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Degree Awarded 2010

  • Ratinan Boonklurb (PhD 2010)
    Dissertation title: Blow-up, beyond quenching, and multi-dimensional quenching due to local and nonlocal sources
    Advisor: C.Y. Chan
    Position upon graduation: Lecturer
    Department of Mathematics, Chulalongkorn University, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Abhinadan Chowdhury (PhD 2010)
    Dissertation title: Modeling the microstructure of the temperature field and the effective properties of heat conduction through polydisperse spherical suspensions
    Advisor: Christo Christov
    Position upon graduation: Instructor
    Department of Mathematics, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
    Current position (Jan. 2013): Visiting Assistant Professor
    Mathematical Sciences Department, Delaware State University, Dover, Delaware
  • Meesook Lee (PhD 2010)
    Dissertation title: Fiducial inference for some discrete distributions
    Advisor: Kalimuthu Krishnamoorthy
    Position upon graduation: Assistant Professor
    Department of Mathematics, South Louisiana Community College, Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Yin Lin (PhD 2010)
    Dissertation title: Generalized inference for Weibull distributions
    Advisor: Kalimuthu Krishnamoorthy
    Position upon graduation: Visiting Assistant Professor
    Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Avishek Mallick (PhD 2010)
    Dissertation title: Analysis of data in presence of censored observations
    Advisor: Kalimuthu Krishnamoorthy
    Position upon graduation: Visiting Assistant Professor
    Oakland University, Rochester, MI
    Current position (Jan. 2013): Visiting Assistant Professor
    University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire
  • Julie Roy (PhD 2010)
    Dissertation title: Singularities in deterministic global optimization
    Advisor: R. Baker Kearfott
    Position upon graduation: Assistant Professor
    Denver Metropolitan University, Denver, CO
    Current position (May 2015): Instructor
    Mathematics Department, UL Lafayette

Degree Awarded 2009

  • Ross Chiquet (PhD 2009)
    Dissertation title: Discrete juvenile-adult models with application to amphibians
    Advisor: Azmy Ackleh
    Position upon graduation: Instructor
    Mathematics Department
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Current position (May 2015): Master Instructor and Assistant Department Head
    Mathematics Department, UL Lafayette
  • Patcharin Tragoonsirisak (PhD 2009)
    Dissertation title: Quenching and blow-up phenomena due to concentrated nonlinear sources in R^N
    Advisor: C.Y. Chan
    Position upon graduation: Assistant Professor
    Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia
    Current position (August 2014): Associate Professor with tenure
    Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia
  • John Cleveland (PhD 2009)
    Dissertation title: Evolutionary game theory on measure space
    Advisor: Azmy Ackleh
    Position upon graduation: Instructor
    Mathematics Department, Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania
  • Alex Stanford (PhD 2009)
    Dissertation title: Topological rings and associated topological groups
    Advisor: Henry Heatherly
    Position upon graduation: Worked for a law firm in Lafayette
    Current position (Jan. 2013): Second year student
    LSU Law School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Degree Awarded 2008

  • Jayanta Choudhury (PhD 2008)
    Dissertation title: Numerical and asymptotic investigation of the stationary-propagating localized solutions of the Boussinesq equation in two dimensions
    Advisor: Christo Christov
    Position upon graduation: Software Engineer
    TeamQuest Corporation
  • Jie Peng (PhD 2008)
    Dissertation title: Sample size calculation and tests for binomial and Poisson distributions
    Advisor: Kalimuthu Krishnamoorthy
    Position upon graduation: Assistant Professor
    Department of Economics and Decision Sciences, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa
  • Tchavdar Marinov (PhD 2008)
    Dissertation title: An inverse problem for the Euler-Bernoulli equation and a new scheme for solving a hierarchical size-structured model with nonlinear growth, mortality, and reproduction rates
    Advisors: Keng Deng and Aghalaya Vatsala
    Position upon graduation: Assistant Professor
    Southern University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Degree Awarded 2007

  • Julio Cesar Carrillo-Escobar (PhD 2007)
    Dissertation title: Blow-up and quenching phenomena for singular semilinear parabolic problems
    Advisor: C.Y. Chan
    Position upon graduation: Associate Professor
    Department of Mathematics, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia
  • Youssef Dib (PhD 2007)
    Dissertation title: Continuous and discrete models in population biology
    Advisor: Azmy Ackleh
    Position upon graduation: Assistant Professor
    Department of Mathematics, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, Louisiana
  • Sumona Mondal (PhD 2007)
    Dissertation title: Construction of tolerance regions for some multivariate linear models
    Advisor: Kalimuthu Krishnamoorthy
    Position upon graduation: Assistant Professor
    Department of Mathematics, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York
  • Shubhabrata Mukherjee (PhD 2007)
    Dissertation title: Tolerance limits and stress-strength reliability of some continuous models
    Advisor: Kalimuthu Krishnamoorthy
    Position upon graduation: Assistant Professor
    Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA
    Current position (Jan. 2013): Senior Fellow (Research Scientist II)
    School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • Jeremy Thibodeaux (PhD 2007)
    Dissertation title: Structured population models in the biological and social sciences
    Advisors: Azmy Ackleh and Keng Deng
    Position upon graduation: Assistant Professor
    Department of Mathematics, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma
    Current position (Jan. 2013): Assistant Professor
    Department of Mathematics, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tawikan Treeyaprasert (PhD 2007)
    Dissertation title: Blow-up and quenching phenomena due to a concentrated nonlinear source on a semi-infinite interval
    Advisor: C.Y. Chan
    Position upon graduation: Lecturer
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Thammasat University, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Yanping Xia (PhD 2007)
    Dissertation title: Inferences on simple, multiple, and dependent correlation coefficients
    Advisor: Kalimuthu Krishnamoorthy
    Position upon graduation: Assistant Professor
    Department of Mathematics, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
  • Fei Lu (PhD 2007)
    Dissertation title: ANOVA and MANOVA under heteroscedasticity
    Advisor: Kalimuthu Krishnamoorthy
    Position upon graduation: Research Scientist, R&D
    Javelin Direct Inc., Irving, Texas