The Department of Mathematics will welcome three new faculty members during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Joining the math faculty are Dr. Andrei Martinez-Finkelshtein, a new Professor, Dr. Jonathan Meddaugh, a new Assistant Professor and Dr. Yan Li, a new post-doctoral fellow.
Andrei Martinez-Finkelshtein is a recognized world leader in classical analysis. Most recently, Andrei has been at the University of Almeria (Spain) where he has been professor of applied mathematics since 1994. He has expertise in approximation theory, special functions, orthogonal polynomials, asymptotic nnalysis, applications of the potential theory, complex analysis, numerical analysis, mathematical physics, mathematical modeling in neurology, ophthalmology and vision sciences. He earned his Ph.D. from Moscow State University. He has held visiting positions or sabbatical leaves at the University of South Florida, Cal Tech, Vanderbilt University, UNESP (Brazil) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai, China). Andrei has published more than 80 research papers in mathematics. He is also highly regarded for delivering superb lectures.
Dr. Jonathan Meddaugh comes to us via the University of Birmingham (England) where he held a prestigious Marie Curie fellowship. Jonathan lists works in dynamical systems and continuum theory. He earned his Ph.D. from Tulane University in 2011. Jonathan earned his B.Sc from Baylor University in 2004. Jonathan also had a successful post doc at Baylor from 2012-2015.
Yan Li will finish her Ph.D. this summer at Yeshiva University. She works in differential and integral equations. She has been very productive in her young career; indeed, to date, she has 10 research publications and one book written. While at Baylor, Yan will likely work with Jameson Graber and Fritz Gesztesy.
The Department is thrilled to have Drs. Martinez-Finkelshtein, Meddaugh and Li on board. WELCOME!!