Congratulations Class of 2020 at FAU's Department of Mathematical Sciences!

Doctor of Philosophy, Mathematical Sciences


Cory Ball, Ph. D., Mathematical Sciences

Congratulations, Dr. Ball!




Jorge Gonzalez, Ph. D., Mathematical Sciences

Jorge joined the FAU Department of Mathematical Sciences in the Fall of 2013 after first earning his bachelor's degree from Florida International University, where he went on to perform advanced course work at Cornell University and Penn State. He then earned a master's degree in mathematics from UC San Diego. After distinguishing himself in his course work and qualifying exams he began work on his dissertation in 2015 under the supervision of Professors James Mireles James and Necibe Tuncer. Read more about Jorge.

Masters of Science in Teaching, Mathematical Sciences

emilygradEmily Ann Cimillo, MST, Mathematical Sciences 

Emily Ann Cimillo recently completed her second master’s degree in at Florida Atlantic University.  We are especially grateful to have Emily working in the Department of Mathematical Sciences as the Budget & Outreach Manager.  Emily has been part of the team in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science for almost 18 years.  She worked in the Dean’s office in her first year, joined the Mathematical Sciences Department the following year, and has been there since.  Emily states, “I earned my M.Ed. in the College of Education and now an M.S.T. in Mathematical Sciences. Earning my second master’s degree from my home department means the world to me.”  Read more about Emily.


Masters of Science, Mathematical Sciences

noahNoah Corbett, MS, Mathematical Sciences 

Noah has completed the MS in Mathematics and will continue to pursue a Ph. D. in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at FAU.  Congratulations, Noah!





Melissa De Jesus, MS, Mathematical Sciences

Will pursue a Ph. D. at Florida International University, Fall, 2020.  Congratulations Melissa!



Bachelor of Science, Mathematical Sciences

alexKenneth "Alex" Dowling, Combined BS and MS With Honors, Mathematical Sciences

University Scholar, 2019-2020; Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

When asked how he decided to attend FAU, he stated, "I initially was drawn to FAU's University High School program at A.D. Henderson, which allowed me to take college-level and even graduate-level coursework in high school. I transferred to FAU High in my junior year. After I graduated high school, I stayed at FAU for the excellent research opportunities, accommodations for accelerated coursework, and spectacular faculty."  When asked about his involvement with research, Alex stated, "... Dr. William Kalies has advised me on coursework, involved me in multiple research projects, and mentored me academically." Read more about Alex.

stephenhooverStephen Hoover, BS With Honors, Mathematical Sciences

Stephen will pursue a Ph. D. in Complex Systems and Brain Sciences at FAU in Fall 2020.  Congratulations, Stephen!



Diego Jerez, BS With Honors, Mathematical Sciences diegojerez

National Merit Scholar

When asked, "What does FAU's Department of Mathematics mean to you?" Diego responds, " The FAU math department is family. This is the place where I got my first job, being a math peer tutor was so fulfilling. It was the highlight of my college experience and I truly learned so much from it. I made so many friends with colleagues and faculty in the math department and I knew that whenever I had issues I could ask for help at the math department."

Diego plans to complete my MS in Data Science and Analysis at FAU! "The thing about FAU is that they gave me unprecedented opportunities. As an FAU high student I was given access to education I wouldn't have had anywhere else. I'm really proud of my choice to go to FAU.  Go Owls!"  Congratulations, Diego!

Amaury Miniño, BS With Honors, Mathematical Sciences amaury

Amaury’s research interests lie in algebra and combinatorial approaches to solving algebraic problems. He is currently researching Kostant's weight multiplicity formula for the exception of Lie algebra of type G2. This research has been submitted for publication, and Amaury plans on continuing to study the use of combinatorics in solving problems.  When asked, "What do you like best about being at FAU?" Amaury states., "I truly love the sense of community and family that I have developed during my time here. Before starting at FAU, I viewed mathematics as a tool to use in my life. In pursuing mathematics, I have grown to love and appreciate all that beauty that mathematics has to offer. Read more about Amaury.