Department of Mathematics

University of Mississippi

Ph.D. Graduates

2016

  • Shaohui Wang, July 2016
    Lecturer, Adelphi University
    Advisor: Bing Wei
    Dissertation title: On Topological Indices and Domination Numbers of Graphs
  • Janet Nakarmi, May 2016
    Assistant Professor, University of Central Arkansas
    Advisor: Hailin Sang
    Dissertation title: On Variable Bandwidth Kernel Density and Regression Estimation
  • Bruce Priddy, August 2016
    US Army Research Laboratory, Postdoctoral Fellow, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
    Advisor: Bing Wei
    Dissertation title: Independent Domination in Subcubic Graphs

2015

  • Byunghoon Lee, May 2015
    Advisor: Gerard Buskes
    Dissertation title: Diagonals of Tensor Products of Banach Lattices with Bases
  • Christopher Schwanke, May 2015
    Advisor: Gerard Buskes
    Dissertation title: Complex Vector Lattices: Tensor Products and Multilinear Maps
  • Lauren Weatherall, May 2015
    Health Data Analyst, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
    Advisor: Xin Dang
    Dissertation title: Gini Covariance Matrix and its Affine Equivariant Version

2014

  • Caroline Turnage-Butterbaugh, May 2014
    Advisor: Micah B. Milinovich
    Dissertation title: Moments of Products of L-Functions
  • Jamye Curry, August 2014
    Assistant Professor, School of Science and Technology, Georgia Gwinnett College
    Advisor: Xin Dang
    Dissertation title: Rank-based Two Sample Tests Under A General Alternative

2013

  • Kayla Davis Harville, May 2013
    Advisors: Haidong Wu and Talmage James Reid
    Dissertation title: On Binary and Regular Matroids Without Small Minors
  • Wanda Payne, July 2013
    Advisor: William Staton
    Dissertation title: Well-covered Graphs, Unique Colorability, and Covering Range

2012

  • John Estes, May 2012
    Advisors: Bing Wei and William Staton
    Dissertation title: On k-Trees and Special Classes of k-Trees

  • Kai Yu, December 2012
    Business Intelligence Engineer, Amazon Web Service, Amazon
    Advisor: Xin Dang
    Dissertation title: Contributions to Robust Methods: Modified Rank Covariance Matrix and Spatial-EM Algorithm

2010

  • Torina Lewis, December 2010
    Advisor: James Reid
    Dissertation title: Bicircular Matroids with Circuits of at Most Two Sizes

  • Adam Gray, August, 2010
    Advisor: James Reid
    Dissertation title: Clone Arcs in Matroids and Projective Spaces

  • James Shook, August, 2010
    Advisor: Bing Wei
    Dissertation title: Hamilton Cycles, Paths and Centers of Chordal Graphs

  • Cuilan Gao, May 2010
    Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    Advisor: Xin Dang
    Dissertation title: Graph Ranking by Kernelized Spatial Depth Functions, with Applications

2009

  • Justin Spencer, July 2009
    Advisor: William Staton
    Dissertation title: On the Hereditary Degree Repetition Index of a Graph

  • Lyrial Chism , May 2009
    Advisor: William Staton
    Dissertation title: On Independence Polynomials and Independence Equivalence in Graphs

  • Michelle Cradock , May 2009
    Advisor: Qingying Bu
    Dissertation title: Reflexivity and the Grothendieck Property for Positive Tensor Products of Banach Lattices

  • Loni Delaplane , May 2009
    Advisor: Haidong Wu
    Dissertation title: Connectivity and Characteristic Polynomials of Binary Matroids

  • Lanzhen Song , May 2009
    Advisor: William Staton
    Dissertation title: Independence Polynomials of k-Tree Related and Well-covered Graphs

2008

  • Joshua Hanes, July 2008
    Mississippi Unversity for Women
    Advisor: Tristan Denley
    Dissertation title: Distance Graphs on the Integers

  • Wei-Kai Lai, May 2008
    University of South Carolina, Salkehatchie
    Advisors: Qingying Bu and Gerard Buskes
    Dissertation title: The Radon-Nikodym Property for Positive Tensor Products of Banach Lattices

2007

  • Latonya Garner, August 2007
    Mississippi Valley State University
    Advisor: Hanxiang Peng
    Dissertation title: A Partially Exchangeable Model with Applications to Correlated Binary Data

  • Leslie Horton, May 2007
    Delta State University
    Advisor: William Staton
    Dissertation title: Enumerations of Independent Sets in Graphs

  • Emlee Nicholson, April 2007
    Winthrop University
    Advisor: Bing Wei
    Dissertation title: Long Cycles and Paths Containing k-Ordered Vertices in Graphs

2006

  • Joe Anderson
    Mississippi Valley State University
    Advisor: Haidong Wu
    Dissertation title: 3-Connected Binary Matroids and Graphs

  • Sankar Bokka, August 2006
    Advisor: Sunil Mathur
    Dissertation title: Statistical Tests for the Identification of Differentially Expressed Genes

  • Carla Cotwright, June 2006
    Hampton University
    Advisor: Talmage James Reid
    Dissertation title: Clones and Minors in Matroids

  • Brian Davis, May 2006
    Tusculum College, Tennessee
    Advisor: Iwo Labuda
    Dissertation title: Generalized Compactness and Applications

  • Samuel Dolo, May 2006
    Advisor: Sunil Mathur
    Dissertation title: A Nonparametric Test for Scale in Univariate Population Setup

  • Stephine Keeton, December 2006
    Food and Drug Administration
    Advisor: Hanxiang Peng
    Dissertation title: The Semiparametric Exchangeable Model and Its Applications

  • Pamela Smith , August 2006
    Millsaps and Hinds Community College
    Advisor: Sunil Mathur
    Dissertation title: An Efficient Nonparametric Test for Bivariate Two-Sample Location Problem

  • Bryan Williams, May 2006
    Hampton University
    Advisor: Talmage James Reid
    Dissertation title: Large Circuit Pairs in Matroids

  • Adrian Wilson, April 2006
    University of Montevallo
    Advisor: Alan Paterson
    Dissertation title: Graph Groupoids and Their Topology

2005

  • Jaromy Kuhl, May 2005
    West Florida University
    Advisor: Tristan Denley
    Dissertation title: On Completing and Avoiding Partial Latin Squares

  • Robert Page, May 2005
    Framingham State College, Vermont
    Advisor: Gerard Buskes
    Dissertation title: On Bilinear Maps of Order Bounded Variation

  • Gibson Johnston Rayner, May 2005
    Advisor: Hanxiang Peng
    Dissertation title: The Exchangeable Negative Binomial Distribution and Its Applications

  • Alice Sanford, December 2005
    University of Mississippi
    Advisor: William Staton
    Dissertation title: Cycle Spectra, Automorphic Uniqueness, and Isomorphism

  • Benton Tyler, May 2005
    University of Montevallo
    Advisor: William Staton
    Dissertation title: Tilings and Packings of n-Dimensional Cubes

2003

  • Amy Welch, December 2003
    Applied Research Associates, Inc.
    Advisor: Alan Paterson
    Dissertation title: Tychonoff’s Theorem and the Metric Topology of Path Spaces

  • Nolan McMurray Jr., May 2003
    University of North Carolina Wilmington
    Advisor: Talmage James Reid
    Dissertation title: On Largest Circuits and Cocircuits in Matroids

  • Jake Olivier, May 2003
    Advisor: Hanxiang Peng
    Dissertation title: Home Range Techniques Utilizing Spatial Correlation