Department Welcomes New Faculty Members

July 31, 2018

The Department of Mathematics will welcome two new faculty members in the fall of 2018.

Joining the math faculty are Dr. John Lee, a new Assistant Professor, and Dr. Julienne Kabre, a new post-doctoral fellow.

Dr. Lee just finished a position as Research Fellow at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at the University of Texas in Austin. His work broadly focuses on computational mathematics including numerical analysis, scientific computing, and Bayesian inference with uncertainty quantification.

Dr. Lee received B.S. (1996) and M.S. (2000) degrees at Seoul National University. He earned his Ph.D. degree in mathematics from the University of Minnesota under the supervision of Douglas Arnold. Prior to joining the staff at ICES, Dr. Lee spent time as a postdoctoral researcher at Aalto University in Finland and at the University of Oslo in Norway.

Dr. Julienne Kabre comes to us via the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), where she earned her Ph.D. degree in 2018. Kabre is originally from Burkina Faso in West Africa, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics before coming to the United States in 2000.

For nine years, Julienne owned a small business in Chicago before she decided to return to academia and study for her Ph.D. in mathematics at IIT. She worked under the supervision of Xiaofan Li, a professor of applied mathematics, on Poisson-Nernst-Planck equations, a system of nonlinear partial differential equations that describe the flow of charged particles in solution.

Our department is thrilled to have both Dr. Lee and Dr. Kabre on board. WELCOME!!

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