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Graduate Student Features

The graduate students in the Department of Mathematical Sciences are doing amazing things!  

Many of them are leading the way in cutting-edge, industry-leading research.

Here are just a few of their accomplishments! 

 

 

     
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Sher Chhetri
PhD candidate

schhetri2013@fau.edu

Mr. Sher Chhetri won first place for his research presented in the poster competition at the 8th Annual Graduate and Professional Research Day.  Sher's research received the honor in the category of Physics and Mathematics organized by GPSA (Graduate and Professional Student Association) on March 24, 2017.

 

Sher Chhetri has received financial support from the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the  Graduate Professional Student Association  to travel to Baltimore, Maryland to present his paper entitled,  The Kumaraswamy Transmuted Pareto Distribution  on July 28th - August 3, 2017 .     Click here  to see the abstract. 

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Michael Epstein
PhD candidate

mepstein2012@fau.edu

Mr. Michael Epstein is the spring, 2017 recipient of a new fellowship offered in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, the Gus and Sharon Pearthree Math Graduate Scholars Award.  The recipient of this award must be considered an excellent student, researcher and/or instructor, and stand out as one of the very best of the post-graduate math degree candidates. Congratulations!
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Jorge Gonzalez
PhD candidate

jorgegonzale2013@fau.edu 

Mr. Jorge Gonzalez recently traveled to Snowbird, Utah, where he presented his research in which he and his colleagues consider the problem of computing unstable manifolds for equilibrium solutions of parabolic PDEs posed on irregular spatial domains.  

Mr. Gonzalez attended the Dynamical Systems and Evolution Problems Conference,dedicated to the memory of Prof. Jack Hale, March 21-25, 2016 at CIRM, Marseille, France.  There, Mr. Gonzalez presented his research on a Parameterization Method for Stable/Unstable Minfolds of Periodic Points for Maps with a poster.  The paper resulting from his work was recently accepted for publication in the SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems.  

Mr. Jorge Gonzalez recently traveled to Barcelona, Spain, in June, 2017, to present his work at the Llavefest: A broad Perspective on Finite and Infinite Dimensional Dynamical Systems.  He and two other graduate students participated at this conference with our own faculty member, Dr. Jason Mireles-James.  This conference celebrated Rafael de la Llave's contributions to the field.    

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Shane Kepley 
PhD candidate

skepley@fau.edu

Mr. Shane Kepley recently traveled to Barcelona, Spain, in June, 2017, to present his work at the Llavefest: A broad Perspective on Finite and Infinite Dimensional Dynamical Systems.  He and two other graduate students participated at this conference with our own faculty member, Dr. Jason Mireles-James.  This conference celebrated Rafael de la Llave's contributions to the field.   
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Brandon Langenberg
PhD candidate
blangenb@my.fau.edu

In 2016, Mr. Brandon Langenberg's research in Cryptography was supported by a grant funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory from 2013 to 2016.  The grant also funded his travel expenses to attend the Post Quantum Crypto Conference in Fukuoka, Japan, February 24-26, 2016.  There, Mr. Langenberg presented his paper co-authored with his advisor, Dr. Steinwandt, and two other colleagues.  The research contained within the paper details the exact cost (gates, qubits, depth) of an exhaustive key search attach on AES using Grover's Algorithm.  Brandon will attend the next Post Quantum Crypto Conference to be held in the Netherlands, June, 2017.  

In 2016, Mr. Langenberg received grant funds from the Air Force (AFRL/RIKF) to support his research in Cryptology presented in Fukuoka, Japan of the same year.  Mr Langenberg is the recipient of yet another grant from Bundesamt fur Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, the German Federal Office for Information Security.  Dr. Rainer Steinwandt, chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at FAU applied for, and received these two grants to assist students, like Brandon and Hai, by providing exceptional educational and research opportunities and experiences locally and around the world!

 

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Mr. Maxime Murray
PhD candidate

 mmurray2016@fau.edu

Mr. Maxime Murray recently traveled to Barcelona, Spain, in June, 2017, to present his work at the Llavefest: A broad Perspective on Finite and Infinite Dimensional Dynamical Systems.  He and two other graduate students participated at this conference with our own faculty member, Dr. Jason Mireles-James.  This conference celebrated Rafael de la Llave's contributions to the field.   
 

 

 
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 Hai Pham
PhD candidate

hpham9@fau.edu

Mr. Hai Pham attended the 9th Annual Post Quantum Crypto Conference being held in the Netherlands, June, 2017.  Hai is currently working on an AlphEta variant protocol with his major professor, Dr. Rainer Steinwandt.  Hai's goal is to present his current research work at the 10th Annual Post Quantum Crypto Conference that will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, June, 2018.  

Mr. Pham is a Graduate Research Assistant thanks to a Quantum Technology, High-Speed Encryption and Global Analysis of Networks research grant for $392,482, funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/RIKL), February 12, 2015 - February 11, 2018.

Thanks to the faculty in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, funding opportunities like this are what catapults students into the world of research in areas such as Cryptology here at FAU.  FAU has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research.  

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  Ms. Angela Robinson
  PhD candidate

  arobin65@fau.edu   

                                             

 

 

Ms. Robinson recently attended the 2017 Association for Women in Mathematics Research Symposium held at UCLA in April. There, she presented a research poster entitled, "A PUF-based 4-Round Group Key Agreement Protocol."  

During the Summer of 2016, Ms. Robinson participated in the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program, working alongside U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center researchers in Dahlgren, Virginia, in the area of quantum information and cryptography.

Angela Robinson received a scholarship award from the Central Florida Chapter of Women in Defense on April 27, 2017, in Orlando Florida.

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  Mr. Zhachariah Tyree
  PhD candidate

  ztyree@fau.edu

Mr. Tyree will participate in an internship program at the Guzman & Company Boutique Investment Bank in Coral Gables, Florida April 24th-July 21, 2017.  There, Zhachariah will work on forecast model development and trading strategy development. 

Mr. Tyree will then travel to the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Virginia and work on a Cyber Security research project under an NSF grant July 21 - September 29th, 2017. 

 

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

For information about the PhD, MS, and AMST programs, contact:

Prof. Y. Wang, Graduate Director
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431