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Research

Research initiatives in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) are designed to be a natural fit with the research strengths of the university as a whole. Students, undergraduate and graduate, have many opportunities to be involved in research, in collaborations with department faculty and in interdisciplinary teams with faculty, and students from other departments. The primary research focus areas of our faculty are listed below:

Faculty Research Areas

Karen Braman, Associate Professor of Mathematics
PhD, University of Kansas
Areas of interest: numerical linear algebra and multilinear algebra

Kyle Caudle, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
PhD, George Mason University, Fairfax VA
Areas of interest: non-parametric statistics, computational statistics, time series forecasting, massive data streams

Edward M. Corwin, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
PhD, [Mathematics] Lehigh University,
PhD, [Computer Science] Texas Tech University
Areas of interest: pattern recognition, neural networks, parallel processing, operating systems, and theoretical foundations of computer science

Brent Deschamp, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
PhD, University of Wyoming
Areas of interest: combinatorial matrix theory, graph theory, and modeling

Martha Garlick Grieve, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
PhD, Utah State University
Areas of interest:  math biology, math ecology, applied math and Bayesian statistics 

Patrick Fleming, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
PhD, University of Wyoming
Areas of interest: finite geometry, non-associative algebras

Roger Johnson, Professor of Mathematics
PhD, University of California-San Diego
Areas of interest: parameter estimation and decision theory, computationally intensive statistical methods, statistics pedagog

Christer Karlsson, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
PhD, Colorado School of Mines
Areas of interest: Algorithms and software for multicore architectures, topology aware MPI communications and scalable checkpointing techniques.

Travis Kowalski, Associate Professor of Mathematics
PhD, University of California-San Diego
Areas of interest: complex analysis, mathematics pedagogy

Antonette Logar, Professor of Computer Science
PhD, Texas Tech University
Areas of interest: neural networks, pattern recognition, and web development

Jeffrey McGough, Associate Professor of Computer Science
PhD, University of Utah
Areas of interest: mobile robotics path planning, localization and mapping, and computer vision; evolutionary algorithms, particle and swarm methods, and biologically motivated algorithms

Larry Pyeatt, Associate Professor of Computer Science
PhD, Colorado State University
Areas of interest:  probabilistic artificial intelligence, statistical machine learning, neural networks, stochastic control  theory, robotics, intelligent control,  and computer vision

Mengyu Qiao, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
PhD, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Areas of interest: data mining, pattern recognition, information security, bioinformatics, multimedia processing, networking, distributed systems

Kyle Riley, Associate Professor of Mathematics
PhD, Montana State University
Areas of interest: numerical linear algebra, mathematical modeling, and image processing, and program assessment

Donald Teets, Professor of Mathematics
DA, Idaho State University
Areas of interest: topics in the intersection of mathematics,history, and astronomy including celestial mechanics

John Weiss, Professor of Computer Science
PhD, Vanderbilt University
Areas of interest: image processing, computer vision, artificial intelligence, penetrating radar techniques, computer graphics, and robotics

For more information about research activities and capabilities within the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, contact:
Dr. Kyle Riley, Head
(605) 394-2471
Kyle.Riley@sdsmt.edu