Work with Faculty
We are always excited about working with students on a variety of different projects, some of which are listed below. If you're interested in finding out more—or would like to get involved— click on the faculty member's name and contact them.
My projects focus on dynamical systems, which describe how physical systems change over time (such as lung or tree growth or the weather.) Many of these projects involve fractal images, their analysis and relation to the changing system.
My research focus is on the future impacts of climate change. Projects with students have used NARCCAP (North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program) simulation data and statistical modeling to understand how changes in winter minimum temperature may impact the finger lakes wine industry and how changing winters will impact maple syrup production in the Ithaca area.
My research focus is mathematics and statistics education, which uses ideas from many other disciplines (psychology, sociology, philosophy, literary criticism, etc.) to investigate the ways people come to understand mathematical ideas. For example, one of my projects involves studying the ways middle-school and college students think about algebraic symbols, and how this affects their success in algebra.
My research focuses primarily on questions from Representation Theory; this is a branch of mathematics that uses ideas from Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra and Combinatorics. I am also interested in applications of these ideas (and discrete mathematics in general) and am currently investigating how discrete mathematics can be used in biology settings.