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  • Abramenko, Monika

    Lecturer , Applied Mathematics

    I 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, Financial Math...

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  • Beck, Mary P.

    Lecturer, Applied Mathematics

    Mary Beck began teaching in the Department of Applied Mathematics in 1989 and retired in 2014. During her time in the School of Engineering and Applied Science she served as the Director of Applied Mathematics, the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, and the faculty advisor for the National...

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  • Hellings, Christian (Chris) J.

    Assistant Professor, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track, Applied Mathematics

    Chris Hellings is an assistant professor in the Applied Mathematics Department, with interests in operator theory, the mathematics of voting, and undergraduate math education. He is from Philadelphia and studied mathematics and physics at La Salle University. He came to Charlottesville to attend...

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  • Lark, James W., III

    Asst. Professor, Academic General Faculty, Center for Applied Mathematics (primary appointment), Dept. of Systems and Information Engineering (joint appointment), Affiliated Faculty, Dept. of Statistics

    Recipient of various academic honors, scholarships, and fellowships

    Developed solution procedure for finite-horizon partially observed Markov decision processes that is now known in the research literature as the “Lark algorithm” (or “Lark filtering algorithm”)

    Visiting Scholar,...

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  • Li, Meiqin

    Assistant Professor, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track, Applied Mathematics

    Dr. Li got her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Texas A&M University at Collage Station in 2017. Her research involves numerical computation, optimization, nonlinear analysis, and STEM Education.

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  • Ma, Hui

    Assistant Professor, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track, Applied Mathematics

    Hui 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. In her current role at the applied mathematics program, she teaches applied math courses to...

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  • Morris, Diana Dunn

    Assistant Professor, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track, Applied Mathematics

    I grew up in rural Mississippi and had the opportunity to attend the state's math and science school. After double-majoring in math and German, and two years abroad, my husband and I began graduate school here at UVA. We've been in Charlottesville ever since, as I began teaching in APMA shortly...

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  • Pisano, Stacie

    Senior Lecturer, Applied Mathematics

    I moved to Virginia in 2000 after a sixteen-year career as a professional engineer and manager at AT&T and Lucent Technologies in New Jersey. At AT&T and Lucent Technologies I worked in the design and development of telecommunications infrastructure equipment and software including a...

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  • Ryals, Megan

    Assistant Professor, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track, Applied Mathematics

    Megan Ryals joined the Applied Mathematics faculty in 2017 as an Assistant Professor. She received her masters degree in mathematics (2003) and Ph.D. in mathematics education (2014) from North Carolina State University. Her research focused on students’ transition from high school to college...

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  • S. Dizaji, Farzad

    Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track, Applied Mathematics, Department of Engineering and Society, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Virginia

    Having enough knowledge to teach a student is one side of the coin, but the methodology you intend to deliver the knowledge is another side that requires additional learning and practice. Regardless of how much knowledgeable you are; you should transfer your information effectively in such a...

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