Applied Math Faculty

Monika Abramenko
Lecturer, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track, Applied MathematicsI received the 'Diplom' in mathematics and computer science from the University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in 1993. My first job was as a program developer in the accounting department of a bank. In 2001 we moved to the United States and in 2005 I taught my first class at UVa… 
Heze Chen
Assistant Professor, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track, Applied MathematicsHeze Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Applied Math. He joined the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Virginia as a graduate student in 2017, where he obtained both his MS and PhD degrees in Structural Engineering. His academic journey has fostered his commitment to teaching and learning.

Farzad S. Dizaji
Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track, Applied Mathematics, Department of Engineering and SocietyI received my first Master of Science degree in the realm of earthquake engineering from the Iran University of Science & Technology (Centre of excellence for fundamental structural studies).

Anne Fernando
Director, Center for Applied Mathematics Professor, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track, Applied MathematicsAnne Marguerite Fernando's teaching and research experience spans applied and computational mathematics, including mathematical physics, mathematical biology, and statiscal risk analysis. She is the former Chair of the Mathematics Department at Norfolk State University and has… 
Nethali Fernando
Assistant Professor, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track, Applied MathematicsProfessor Fernando's research interests are in machine learning and in projects that combine data science with pedagogy. Prior to joining the Center for Applied Mathematics at UVA Engineering she served as a postdoctoral research associate and adjunct teaching faculty at The… 
Christian (Chris) J. Hellings
Assistant Professor, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track, Applied MathematicsChris Hellings is an assistant professor in the Applied Mathematics Department, with interests in operator theory, the mathematics of voting, and undergraduate math education. Before entering academia, he was a mathematical analyst for Metron Inc., a consulting company in Northern Virginia.

James W. Lark, III
Asst. Professor, Academic General Faculty Center for Applied Mathematics (primary appointment) Dept. of Systems and Information Engineering (joint appointment) Affiliated Faculty, Dept. of StatisticsJames W. Lark is Associate Professor, Academic General Faculty in the Center for Applied Mathematics and Dept. of Systems and Information Engineering, as well as Affiliated Faculty, Dept. of Statistics. He recieved his B.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1977 and Ph.D. from UVA in 1990.

Meiqin Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track, Applied MathematicsSTEM Education, Numerical Computation

Hui Ma
Associate Professor, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track, Applied MathematicsHui Ma received her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012. Before joining UVA, she was an assistant professor at Black Hills State University for two years. At UVA, she teaches applied math courses to engineering students. Her goal in teaching is to make mathematics a joyful and successful experience.

Asif Mahmood
Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics, Academic General Faculty, Teaching TrackAsif Mahmood received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University at Buffalo in 2012. Before coming to UVA, he worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Ohio University, as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Pennsylvania State University, and as Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.