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Brett BarwickAssistant Professor, MathematicsHodge 239
Dr. Barwick joined the USC Upstate faculty in Fall 2012, after completing his doctorate in mathematics from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Barwick's research interests lie in the field of commutative algebra, more specifically homological properties of commutative rings and modules, algebraic combinatorics and algebraic number theory.
Dilli BhattaAssistant Professor, MathematicsHodge 232
Dr. Bhatta joined the USC Upstate faculty in August 2015. He holds a doctorate in statistics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Before coming to USC Upstate, Dr. Bhatta worked as a temporary assistant professor at Truman State University and as an adjunct teaching professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
His research interests are categorical data analysis, survey sampling and Bayesian statistics.
Joseph BiberAdjunct Instructor, MathematicsHodge 237
Jill BrooksAdjunct Instructor, MathematicsHodge 233
Peggy ColeAdjunct Instructor, MathematicsHodge 237
Gamal ElnagarProfessor, MathematicsHodge 231
Dr. Elnagar earned his doctorate degree in applied mathematics from Mississippi State University. He has over 25 years of experience in higher education as a mathematics teacher and researcher. Since 1994, he has been collaborating and classified as a regular visiting scientist at Los Alamos and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. He has received national and international recognition for his work in the field of optimal control theory and applications. Dr. Elnagar, together with Dr. Mohammad Kazemi of UNC Charlotte, developed the necessary and sufficient conditions of optimality for the class of time-delayed optimal control problems as well as several smoothing procedures in the numerical solution of non-differentiable optimal control problems. Dr. Elnagar's research interests lie in optimal control in climate modeling, optimal control theory with economic applications, and numerical solution of nonlinear conservation laws.
Muhammad HameedAssociate Professor, MathematicsHodge 220
Ryan HarperDirector, Math and Computer Science Tutoring ServicesInstructor, MathematicsHodge 242A
Ryan graduated from Presbyterian College with a bachelor of science in physics. While at Presbyterian, he completed an honors research project in electroacoustics. He later attended the Pennsylvania State University studying acoustics, before changing tracks and earning a master of science in statistics from Clemson University. While at Clemson, he was the data analyst for the Academic Success Center and presented posters about the efficacy of the center’s services at two institutional research conferences. After graduating from Clemson, he taught statistics courses at Spartanburg Community College and worked as a business analyst for American Credit Acceptance in Spartanburg. In 2013, he joined the faculty at Spartanburg Community College full-time, working as a Mathematics Instructor and later as Academic Director of Technology and Training for Mathematics. He joined the USC Upstate faculty in 2016 as a mathematics instructor and director of tutoring for mathematics and computer science.
Michael HudakSenior Instructor, MathematicsHodge 207
Rachel HyderAdjunct Instructor, MathematicsHodge 237
Seunggeun HyunAssociate Professor, MathematicsHodge 217
Before he joined USC Upstate, Dr. Hyun participated in the Intramural Research Program at the National Institute of Health (NIH). His research interests are in the areas of statistical analysis of time-to-event data, competing risks data, and application of statistical models to real problems involving data from medicine, epidemiology or engineering. He has published research articles in several journals, including the Journal of Applied Statistics, Biometrics and Statistics in Medicine. Dr. Hyun has become more engaged in risk and reliability engineering in recent years.
Charlene LinderAdjunct Instructor, MathematicsHodge 237
Charlene M. Linder has been an adjunct professor in the mathematics department of USC Upstate for about ten years. She graduated from Duke University with a bachelor of science degree in math and from the University of South Carolina with a master of science degree in math. Before joining USC Upstate, Dr. Linder taught high school math. She has two daughters and two sons-in-law, three grandchildren, and a dog. She presently teaches college mathematics.
Charles McGillAdjunct Instructor, MathematicsHodge 233
Bernard OmoloInterim Chair, Division of Mathematics and Computer ScienceProfessor, MathematicsHodge 223
Dr. Omolo earned his doctorate in mathematical statistics from Texas Tech University in 2004 and joined the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science at USC Upstate the same year as an Assistant Professor. He was granted a year’s leave of absence in 2009 to pursue mentorship in cancer genomics and biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since then, his research has focused on the development and application of statistical methods in genomics, genetics, public health and the environment. His publications in this regard are listed in PubMed. Dr. Omolo's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) and the Simons Foundation. Currently, he is developing statistical models for DNA microarray and RNASeq data from cancer studies, among other projects. Professor Omolo serves as a reviewer for Mathematical Reviews (IMS), Statistics in Medicine and PLoS ONE, among other journals. He served as an Assistant Chair from 2013 to 2015 and has been the Interim Chair of the division since 2015.
Katherine OrdoyneAdjunct Instructor, MathematicsHodge 237
Tommy OrdoyneSenior Instructor, MathematicsHodge 219
Timothy RankinAdjunct Instructor, MathematicsHodge 222
Tim Rankin majored in mathematics with a concentration in computer science at Davidson College and went on to earn a master's degree in mathematics from Duke University. He has taught various math courses at USC Upstate since 2011. Before teaching at USC Upstate, Rankin taught at Spartanburg Community College and provided one-on-one tutoring to math students. He has conducted research in topics such as integer programming, probability and partial words, which led to publication in an academic journal and presentation at a conference.
Charles StavelyAssociate Professor, MathematicsHodge 234
Alexandre TimonovAssociate Professor, MathematicsHodge 206
Elizabeth WaddellInstructor, MathematicsHodge 230
Elizabeth graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia with a bachelor of arts in mathematics and a minor in business administration. She later attended Northwestern University as well as Converse College where she earned a master's degree in Mathematics while minoring in education. After graduation, she started work with Boiling Springs Junior High, where she taught mathematics in grades 8-9. She also taught mathematics and computer science to students in grades 10-12 at Dorman High School before becoming the assistant principal and then director of middle and secondary curriculum at Byrnes High School. Dr. Waddell became a faculty member at USC Upstate in 2005.
Xinli WangAssistant Professor, MathematicsHodge 210
http://faculty.uscupstate.edu/xwang/Dr. Wang earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2008. Before joining the faculty at USC Upstate in Spring 2012, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Johns Hopkins University from 2008-2010 and as a Research Associate at the University of Virginia from 2010-2011. Dr. Wang's research interests include asymptotic analysis, fluid dynamics, particle separation, machine learning, and big data analytics.
Bill WhiteSenior Instructor, Mathematics
Andrew ZardeckiAdjunct Instructor, MathematicsHodge 233
Andrew Zardecki received his master of science in physics from the University of Warsaw and his doctorate in theoretical physics from the Polish Academy of Sciences. He served on the faculty at the Department of Physics, Laval University, Quebec, Canada. In 1980-2004, he was a staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His interests and scientific expertise include atmospheric optics, relativity and computer models of chaotic processes. He has served as principal investigator for research programs sponsored by the Canadian National Defense and as a co-investigator for NASA, EPA, DOE and DOD programs. Dr. Zardecki has authored and co-authored over 100 publications.
Jared StoneAdministrative AssistantHodge 200
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