Elizabeth S. Allman
Professor of Mathematics
e.allman@alaska.edu
personal webpage
Research Interests: Phylogenetics, Modeling of sequence evolution, Algebraic Statistics, Applications of Computational Algebra
Select publications:
1. "Identifiability of parameters in latent structure models with many observed variables,"
with C. Matias, and J. A. Rhodes,
Annals of Statistics, 37 no. 6A (2009) 30993132.
2. "Trees, Fast and Accurate,"
with J. A. Rhodes,
Science, 327 (2010) 13341335.

Sergei Avdonin
Professor of Mathematics
s.avdonin@alaska.edu
personal webpage
Research Interests:
Control theory for partial differential equations,
Inverse problems of mathematical physics,
Nonharmonic Fourier series
Select publications:
1. "Families of Exponentials. The Method of Moments in Controllability
Problems for Distributed Parameter Systems,"
with S.A. Ivanov,
Cambridge University Press, 1995, New York, London, Melbourne.
2. "Inverse problems for quantum trees,"
with P. Kurasov, Inverse Problems and Imaging, 2 no. 1 (2008) 121.

Ron Barry
Professor of Statistics
rpbarry@alaska.edu
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Leah Wrenn Berman
Professor of Mathematics
lwberman@alaska.edu
Research Interests:
Study of configurations of points and lines with high degrees of incidence and/or symmetry,
especially developing new construction techniques and examples; Study of abstract polytopes
and their monodromy groups, with an emphasis on polytopes that are symmetric but not too symmetric;
discrete geometry.
Select publications:
1. "Highly incident configurations with chiral symmetry,"
with J. Faudree,
Discrete and Computational Geometry, 49 no. 3 (2013) 671–694.
2. "Geometric constructions for 3configurations with nontrivial geometric symmetry,"
The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 20 no. 3 (2013).

Ed Bueler
Professor of Mathematics (Applied)
elbueler@alaska.edu
personal webpage
Research Interests: Numerical analysis, partial differential equations, variational inequalities, theory of ice flow.
Select publications:
1. "Steady, shallow ice sheets as obstacle problems: wellposedness and
finite element approximation," with G. Jouvet, SIAM J. Applied Math.,
72 no. 4 (2012), 12921314
2. "The shallow shelf approximation as a 'sliding law' in a thermomechanically coupled
ice sheet model," with J. Brown, J. Geophys. Res., 114 no. F03008 (2009).

Jill Faudree
Professor of Mathematics
jrfaudree@alaska.edu
personal webpage
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John Gimbel
Professor of Mathematics
jggimbel@alaska.edu
Research Interests: Graph theory, combinatorics, order.
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Scott Goddard
Assistant Professor of Statistics
sdgoddard@alaska.edu
Research Interests: Bayesian hypothesis testing and model selection, linear models, ecological modeling.
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David Maxwell
Associate Professor of Mathematics
damaxwell@alaska.edu
personal webpage
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Julie McIntyre
Professor of Statistics
jpmcintyre@alaska.edu
Research Interests: Measurement error models, nonparametric statistics, spatial statistics,
statistical applications in epidemiology and environmental sciences.
Select publications:
1. "A latticebased smoother for regions with irregular boundaries and holes,"
with R. Barry, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 27 (2018) 360–367.
2. "Monte Carlo methods for nonparametric regression with heteroscedastic
measurement error," with B. A. Johnson and S. M. Rappaport, Biometrics, 74 (2018) 498–505.

John A. Rhodes
Professor of Mathematics
j.rhodes@alaska.edu
personal webpage
Research Interests: Phylogenetics, Modeling of sequence evolution, Algebraic Statistics, Tensor decompositions
Select publications:
1. "Tensor Rank, Invariants, Inequalities, and Applications," with
E.S. Allman, P. Jarvis, and J. Sumner, SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications,
34 no. 3 (2013), 10141045.
2. "Species tree inference by the STAR method, and generalizations," with
E.S. Allman and J.H. Degnan, Journal of Computational Biology,
20 no. 1 (2013), 5061.

Anthony Rickard
Professor of Mathematics Education
adrickard@alaska.edu
Research Interests: Teaching and learning K8 mathematics, including problem
solving, measurement concepts, teacher preparation and rural and multicultural education.
Select publications:
1. "Unpacking middle school students’ ideas about perimeter: A case study of
mathematical discourse in the classroom," The Mathematics Educator,
23 no. 2 (2014), 6087.
2. "Rectangles and fish racks: An example of connecting indigenous culture and mathematics,",
National Forum of Multicultural Issues Journal, 14 no. 1 (2017), 18.

Alexei Rybkin
Professor of Mathematics
arybkin@alaska.edu
Research Interests:
Soliton theory and mathematical physics
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Margaret Short
Associate Professor of Statistics
mshort18@alaska.edu
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Gordon Williams
Associate Professor of Mathematics
giwilliams@alaska.edu
personal webpage
Research Interests: Study of the symmetry and combinatorial structure of polyhedra,
convex polytopes and abstract polytopes, especially developing combinatorial representations
of polytopes through the use of regular covers of polytopes and their monodromy (or connection)
groups. Discrete geometry, mathematical art, and recreational mathematics.
Select publications:
1. "Minimal covers of the prisms and antiprisms," with M. Hartley, and D. Pellicer,
Discr. Math., 312 no. 20, (2012) 30463058.
2. "The Tomotope," with B. Monson, D. Pellicer,
Ars Math. Contemp., 5 (2012) 355–370.
