Faculty

Pankaj K. Agarwal

Pankaj K. Agarwal

  • RJR Nabisco Professor of Computer Science in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
  • Professor of Computer Science
  • Chair of Computer Science
  • Professor of Mathematics (Secondary)
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
  • Bass Fellow

Office: D315 Lev Sci Res Ctr, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-6548

pankaj@cs.duke.edu


Computational and combinatorial geometry, computational biology, robotics, spatial databases, geographic molecular information systems, and data structures. full profile »

Victoria S Akin

Victoria S Akin

  • Assistant Professor of the Practice of Mathematics

Office Hours: 111L: Tuesday 4-5 in Physics 123112L: Tuesday 5-6 in Physics 123By appointment: Wednesday 2-3 in West Duke 09AHelp Room: Tuesday 2-3 and Wednesday 4:30-5:30

victoria.akin@duke.edu


I am interested in mapping class groups of orientable surfaces. In particular, can a subgroup of the mapping class group with a natural topological or geometric definition be characterized purely... full profile »

Alessandro Arlotto

Alessandro Arlotto

  • Associate Professor of Business Adminstration
  • Associate Professor of Mathematics (Secondary)
  • Associate Professor of Statistical Science (Secondary)

Office: 100 Fuqua Drive, Box 90120, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-7780

alessandro.arlotto@duke.edu


Alessandro Arlotto is an Associate Professor of Business Administration, Mathematics, and Statistical Science at Duke University. Alessandro holds a primary appointment in the Decision Sciences area... full profile »

Paul Stephen Aspinwall

Paul Stephen Aspinwall

  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Associate Chair of the Department of Mathematics
  • Professor of Physics (Secondary)

Office: 244 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: 1:00 to 2:00pm each Tuesday10:30am to 11:30am each Thursday

Phone: (919) 660-2874

psa@cgtp.duke.edu


String theory is hoped to provide a theory of all fundamental physics encompassing both quantum mechanics and general relativity. String theories naturally live in a large number of dimensions and... full profile »

Rann Bar-On

Rann Bar-On

  • Lecturer of Mathematics

Office: 013 Physics, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2872


Rann Bar-On specializes in early undergraduate mathematics education. For the past decade, he has taught and supervised Math 105L and 106L, entry-level calculus courses at Duke. He has edited the lab... full profile »

Paul L Bendich

Paul L Bendich

  • Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Mathematics
  • Assistant Director of Curricular Engagement of the Information Initiative at Duke

Office: 121 Physcis Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2811

paul.bendich@duke.edu


I work in computational topology, which for me means adapting and using tools from algebraic topology in order to study noisy and high-dimensional datasets arising from a variety of scientific... full profile »

Clark Bray

Clark Bray

  • Associate Professor of the Practice of Mathematics
  • Supervisor of First-Year Instruction (SFI) of Mathematics

Office: 123 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2822

cbray@math.duke.edu


I am interested in:1. the execution and continual refinement of my teaching methods, in terms of both themathematical choices and the style of presentation;2. the continual evaluation of course... full profile »

Hubert Bray

Hubert Bray

  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Professor in the Department of Physics (Secondary)

Office: 189 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27710

Office Hours: Mondays, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Phone: (919) 757-8428

hubert.bray@duke.edu


Professor Bray uses differential geometry to understand general relativity, and general relativity to motivate interesting problems in differential geometry. In 2001, he published his proof of the... full profile »

Robert Bryant

Robert Bryant

  • Philip Griffiths Professor of Mathematics
  • Professor in the Department of Mathematics

Office: 103 Physics Bldg, West Campus, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-12:00PM, and by appointment

Phone: (919) 660-2817

bryant@math.duke.edu


My research concerns problems in the geometric theory of partial differential equations.  More specifically, I work on conservation laws for PDE, Finsler geometry, projective geometry, and Riemannian... full profile »

Robert Calderbank

Robert Calderbank

  • Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Computer Science
  • Professor of Computer Science
  • Director of the Information Initiative at Duke
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Joint)
  • Professor of Mathematics (Joint)
  • Professor of Physics (Secondary)

Office: 140 Science Drive, 317 Gross Hall, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 613-7874

robert.calderbank@duke.edu


Robert Calderbank is Director of the Information Initiative at Duke University, where he is Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics. He joined Duke in 2010, completed a... full profile »

Xiuyuan Cheng

Xiuyuan Cheng

  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Office: 120 Science Drive, 293 Physics Building, Durham, NC 27708

xiuyuan.cheng@duke.edu


As an applied analyst, I develop theoretical and computational techniques to solve problems in high-dimensional statistics, signal processing and machine learning. full profile »

Ingrid Daubechies

Ingrid Daubechies

  • James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor in the Department of Mathematics
  • Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Joint)

ingrid.daubechies@duke.edu


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John Everett Dolbow

John Everett Dolbow

  • Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (Secondary)
  • Bass Fellow

Office: 121 Hudson Hall, Box 90287, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-5202

john.dolbow@duke.edu


Professor John E. Dolbow came to Duke University from Northwestern University, where he received an MS and PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. During the course of his graduate study, John was... full profile »

David B. Dunson

David B. Dunson

  • Arts and Sciences Professor of Statistical Science
  • Professor of Statistical Science
  • Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Secondary)
  • Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Office: 218 Old Chemistry Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-8025

dunson@duke.edu


Development of Bayesian statistical methods and approaches for uncertainty quantification motivated by applications with complex and high-dimensional data.  A particular interest is in high-... full profile »

Richard Timothy Durrett

Richard Timothy Durrett

  • James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics
  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Director of Graduate Studies of Mathematics

Office: 105 Physics Building, Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0320

Phone: (919) 660-6970

rtd@math.duke.edu


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Jayce Robert Getz

Jayce Robert Getz

  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics

Office: 225 Physics, Duke Mathematics Department, Durham, NC 27708-0320

jaycegetz@gmail.com


Automorphic representations and arithmetic geometry. full profile »

Heekyoung Hahn

Heekyoung Hahn

  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

Office: 220 Physics, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2850

hahn@math.duke.edu


Number Theory in the large: Automorphic represenations, Trace formula, Laplacian eigenfunctions and Littlewood-Richardson coefficients full profile »

Richard Hain

Richard Hain

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 107 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2819

hain@math.duke.edu


I am a topologist whose main interests include the study of the topology of complex algebraic varieties (i.e. spaces that are the set of common zeros of a finite number of complex polynomials). What... full profile »

John Harer

John Harer

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 109 Physic Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2845


Professor Harer's primary research is in the use of geometric, combinatorial and computational techniques to study a variety of problems in data analysis, shape recognition, image segmentation,... full profile »

Matthew S Junge

Matthew S Junge

  • William W. Elliott Assistant Research Professor
  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

matthew.junge@duke.edu


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Alexander A. Kiselev

Alexander A. Kiselev

  • Professor of Mathematics

kiselev@math.duke.edu


My current research interests focus on mathematical fluid mechanics and mathematical biology.In the past, I have also worked on reaction-diffusion equations and spectral theory of Schredinger... full profile »

Anita T. Layton

Anita T. Layton

  • Robert R. & Katherine B. Penn Professor of Mathematics
  • Professor in the Department of Mathematics
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering (Secondary)
  • Professor in Medicine (Secondary)

Office: 213 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-6971

anita.layton@duke.edu


Mathematical physiology. My main research interest is the application of mathematics to biological systems, specifically, mathematical modeling of renal physiology. Current projects involve (... full profile »

Harold Layton

Harold Layton

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 221 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2809

layton@math.duke.edu


Professor Layton is modeling renal function at the level of the nephron (the functional unit of the kidney) and at the level of nephron populations. In particular, he is studying tubuloglomerular... full profile »

Adam S. Levine

Adam S. Levine

  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Office: 120 Science Drive, 211 Physics Building, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2802

alevine@math.duke.edu


My research is in low-dimensional topology, the study of the shapes of 3- and 4-dimensional spaces (manifolds) and of curves and surfaces contained therein. Classifying smooth 4-dimensional manifolds... full profile »

Lei Li

Lei Li

  • William W. Elliott Assistant Research Professor
  • Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Mathematics

lei.li2@duke.edu


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Yingzhou Li

Yingzhou Li

  • Philllip Griffiths Assistant Research Professor
  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

yingzhou.li@duke.edu


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Tau Shean Lim

Tau Shean Lim

  • William W. Elliott Assistant Research Professor
  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

tau.lim@duke.edu


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Jian-Guo Liu

Jian-Guo Liu

  • Professor of Physics
  • Professor of Mathematics (Joint)

Office: 285 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2500

jian-guo.liu@duke.edu


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Jianfeng Lu

Jianfeng Lu

  • Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry (Secondary)
  • Associate Professor of Physics (Secondary)

Office: 242 Physics Bldg, 120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2875

jianfeng@math.duke.edu


Jianfeng Lu is an applied mathematician interested in mathematical analysis and algorithm development for problems from computational physics, theoretical chemistry, materials science and other... full profile »

Yulong Lu

Yulong Lu

  • Philllip Griffiths Assistant Research Professor
  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

Office Hours: Monday 4-5pm Thursday 12-1pm

yulonglu@math.duke.edu


My research interests include applied probability, statistics, inverse problems and PDEs. full profile »

Jonathan Christopher Mattingly

Jonathan Christopher Mattingly

  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Chair of the Department of Mathematics
  • Professor of Statistical Science (Secondary)

jonathan.mattingly@duke.edu


Jonathan Christopher  Mattingly grew up in Charlotte, NC where he attended Irwin Ave elementary and Charlotte Country Day.  He graduated from the NC School of Science and Mathematics and received a... full profile »

Xavier Mela

Xavier Mela

  • Lecturing Fellow of Mathematics

Office: 117 Physics Bldg Science Dr, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: (Summer) Tu,We,Th,Fr 10:15am-11:00am

Phone: (919) 660-2800

xavier.mela@duke.edu


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Ezra Miller

Ezra Miller

  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Professor in the Department of Statistical Science (Secondary)

Office: 209 Physics Bldg, 120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2846


Professor Miller's research centers around problems in geometry, algebra, topology, combinatorics, statistics, probability, and computation originating in mathematics and the sciences, including... full profile »

Sayan Mukherjee

Sayan Mukherjee

  • Professor of Statistical Science
  • Professor of Mathematics (Joint)
  • Professor in the Department of Computer Science (Secondary)

Office: 112 Old Chemistry Building, 90251, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-4608

sayan@stat.duke.edu


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Ziva K. Myer

Ziva K. Myer

  • William W. Elliott Assistant Research Professor
  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

Office: Rm 114 Physics Building, 120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-6979

zmyer@math.duke.edu


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Akos Nagy

Akos Nagy

  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

Office: 184 Physics Buidling, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: Monday 10am-11am and Wednesday 3pm-4pm

Phone: (919) 660-2800

akos@math.duke.edu


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Lenhard Ng

Lenhard Lee Ng

  • Eads Family Professor
  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 216 Physics Bldg, 120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: Spring 2018: Mondays 2:00-3:00 Thursdays 11:00-12:00 and by appointment.

Phone: (919) 660-6972

ng@math.duke.edu


My research mainly focuses on symplectic topology and low-dimensional topology. I am interested in studying structures in symplectic and contact geometry (Weinstein manifolds, contact manifolds,... full profile »

James H. Nolen

James H. Nolen

  • Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: 243 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: Mondays, 3:30-5:00Wednesdays, 10:30-12:00

Phone: (919) 660-2862

nolen@math.duke.edu


I study partial differential equations and probability, which have been used to model many phenomena in the natural sciences and engineering. In some cases, the parameters for a partial differential... full profile »

Saulo Orizaga

Saulo Orizaga

  • Philllip Griffiths Assistant Research Professor
  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

saulo.orizaga@duke.edu


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William L. Pardon

William L. Pardon

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 219 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: T, 1:30-3:00W, 12:00-2:30

Phone: (919) 660-2838


In [1] an old question of de Rham about the topological classification of rotations of Euclidean space was largely answered in the affirmative. Methods of algebraic K-theory were used to study... full profile »

Arlie O. Petters

Arlie O. Petters

  • Benjamin Powell Professor of Mathematics in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Dean of Academic Affairs of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
  • Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Professor of Physics (Secondary)
  • Professor of Economics (Secondary)
  • Bass Fellow

Office: 114 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-3465

arlie.petters@duke.edu


Mathematical Physics Mathematics - tools form differential geometry, singularities, and probability theory Physics - problems connected to the interplay of gravity and... full profile »

Henry Pfister

Henry Pfister

  • Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Associate Professor of Mathematics (Secondary)

Office: 140 Science Dr., 305 Gross Hall, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-5288

henry.pfister@duke.edu


Henry D. Pfister received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 2003 from the University of California, San Diego and is currently an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering... full profile »

Lillian Beatrix Pierce

Lillian Beatrix Pierce

  • Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: Duke Box 90320 120 Science Drive,, Room 117 Physics Building, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2879

pierce@math.duke.edu


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M. Ronen Plesser

M. Ronen Plesser

  • Professor of Physics
  • Professor in the Department of Mathematics (Secondary)
  • Professor in the Program in Education (Secondary)

Office: 245 Physics Bldg, 120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-9668

plesser@cgtp.duke.edu


My research is in String Theory, the most ambitious attempt yet at a comprehensive theory of the fundamental structure of the universe. In some (rather imprecise) sense, string theory replaces the... full profile »

Aaron Pollack

Aaron Pollack

  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Office: Physics, Room 139, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2800

apollack@math.duke.edu


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Amanda Randles

Amanda Randles

  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science (Secondary)
  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science (Secondary)
  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics (Secondary)
  • Member of the Duke Cancer Institute

Office: 301 Gross Hall, 140 Science Dr., Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-5425

amanda.randles@duke.edu


My research in biomedical simulation and high performance computing focuses on the development of new computational tools that we use to provide insight into the localization and development of human... full profile »

Michael C. Reed

Michael C. Reed

  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Bass Fellow

Office: 237 Physics Bldg., Duke University, Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2808

reed@math.duke.edu


Professor Reed is engaged in a large number of research projects that involve the application of mathematics to questions in physiology and medicine. He also works on questions in analysis that are... full profile »

Colleen M Robles

Colleen M Robles

  • Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics

Office Hours: Office hours.

robles@math.duke.edu


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Cynthia D. Rudin

Cynthia D. Rudin

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Joint)
  • Associate Professor of Mathematics (Secondary)
  • Associate Professor of Statistical Science (Secondary)

Cynthia Rudin is an associate professor of computer science, electrical and computer engineering, statistical science and mathematics at Duke University, and directs the Prediction Analysis Lab.... full profile »

Leslie Saper

Leslie Saper

  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Mathematics

Office: 120 Science Dr, Room 110 Physics Building, Durham, NC 27708-0320

Office Hours: Tuesdays, 1:30 - 12:00, Fridays, 11:00 - 12:00, and by appointment

Phone: (919) 660-2843

saper@math.duke.edu


A central theme in mathematics has been the interplay between topology and analysis. One subject here is the representation of topological invariants (such as cohomology) by analytic means (such as... full profile »

Guillermo Sapiro

Guillermo Sapiro

  • Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor of Computer Science (Secondary)
  • Professor of Mathematics (Secondary)
  • Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Office Hours: By appointment. Contact via e-mail.

guillermo.sapiro@duke.edu


Guillermo Sapiro received his B.Sc. (summa cum laude), M.Sc., and Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in 1989, 1991, and 1993... full profile »

Chadmark L. Schoen

Chadmark L. Schoen

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 191 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: February 14 - March 21, 2017Tuesday   10:30 - 11:30Thursday 10:30 - 11:30

Phone: (919) 660-2813

schoen@math.duke.edu


I work on the geometry and arithmetic of figures defined by polynomial equations. I am especially interested in the geometry of algebraic curves, surfaces, threefolds and fourfolds over the complex... full profile »

Sarah Schott

Sarah Schott

  • Assistant Professor of the Practice of Mathematics
  • Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies of Mathematics

Office: 127 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2858

schott@math.duke.edu


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Mark A. Stern

Mark A. Stern

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 116 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2840

stern@math.duke.edu


The focus of Professor Stern's research is the study of analytic problems arising in geometry, topology,  physics, and number theory. In recent work, Professor Stern has studied analytical, geometric... full profile »

Vahid Tarokh

Vahid Tarokh

  • Rhodes Family Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor of Computer Science (Secondary)
  • Professor of Mathematics (Secondary)

vahid.tarokh@duke.edu


A pioneer in communications and signal processing, Vahid Tarokh helped invent the space-time codes that provide signal redundancy during data transmission and are now used in most cellular phones,... full profile »

Caroline Turnage-Butterbaugh

Caroline Turnage-Butterbaugh

  • William W. Elliott Assistant Research Professor
  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

ctb@math.duke.edu


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Stephanos Venakides

Stephanos Venakides

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 104 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 3:00-4:00pm

Phone: (919) 660-2815

ven@math.duke.edu


Fields of work: Pure and applied mathematics, physics and biology. Specific areas: Differential equations,  integrable systems, acoustic and electromagnetic scattering (especially transmission... full profile »

Jonathan M Wahl

Jonathan M Wahl

  • Adjunct Professor of Mathematics
  • Managing Editor of Duke Mathematics Journal

jmwahl@email.unc.edu


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Alexander Watson

Alexander Watson

  • William W. Elliott Assistant Research Professor
  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

abwatson@math.duke.edu


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Thomas Peter Witelski

Thomas Peter Witelski

  • Professor in the Department of Mathematics
  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (Secondary)

Office: 295 Physics Bldg, Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0320

Phone: (919) 660-2841

witelski@math.duke.edu


My primary area of expertise is the solution of nonlinear ordinary and partial differential equations for models of physical systems. Using asymptotics along with a mixture of other applied... full profile »

Jeffrey T Wong

Jeffrey T Wong

  • Philllip Griffiths Assistant Research Professor
  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

jtwong@math.duke.edu


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Hau-tieng Wu

Hau-Tieng Wu

  • Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • Associate Professor of Statistical Science (Joint)

Office: 207 Physics Building, 120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2861

hau.tieng.wu@duke.edu


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Wei Zhu

Wei Zhu

  • Philllip Griffiths Assistant Research Professor
  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

zhu@math.duke.edu


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