Graduate Program Faculty

The people listed here are the members of the graduate faculty who are able to advise Ph.D. students.

Core Faculty

Paul Stephen Aspinwall

Paul Stephen Aspinwall

  • Professor 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

Research Areas
Geometry: Differential & Algebraic, Mathematical Physics
J. Thomas Beale

J. Thomas Beale

  • Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

Office: 231 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708-0320

Office Hours: by appointment.

Phone: (919) 660-2814

beale@math.duke.edu

Research Areas
Analysis, Computational Mathematics, PDE & Dynamical Systems, Physical Modeling
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

Research Areas
Geometry: Differential & Algebraic, Mathematical Physics
Robert Bryant

Robert Bryant

  • Phillip 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

Research Areas
Algebra & Combinatorics, Analysis, Computational Mathematics, Geometry: Differential & Algebraic, Mathematical Physics, PDE & Dynamical Systems, Topology
Robert Calderbank

Robert Calderbank

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

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

Phone: (919) 613-7874

robert.calderbank@duke.edu

Research Areas
Algebra & Combinatorics, Analysis, Computational Mathematics, Number Theory, Physical Modeling, Probability, Signals, Images & Data
Xiuyuan Cheng

Xiuyuan Cheng

  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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

xiuyuan.cheng@duke.edu

Research Areas
Analysis, Computational Mathematics, Probability, Signals, Images & Data
Samit Dasgupta

Samit Dasgupta

  • Professor of Mathematics

samit.dasgupta@duke.edu

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

Research Areas
Analysis, Biological Modeling, Computational Mathematics, Geometry: Differential & Algebraic, Mathematical Physics, Signals, Images & Data
Rick Timothy Durrett

Rick 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

Research Areas
Biological Modeling, Probability
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

Research Areas
Algebra & Combinatorics, Analysis, Geometry: Differential & Algebraic, Number Theory
Heekyoung Hahn

Heekyoung Hahn

  • Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics

Office: 220 Physics, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2850

hahn@math.duke.edu

Research Areas
Algebra & Combinatorics, Analysis, Geometry: Differential & Algebraic, Number Theory
Richard Hain

Richard Hain

  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Managing Editor of the Duke Mathematical Journal

Office: 107 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2819

hain@math.duke.edu

Research Areas
Algebra & Combinatorics, Geometry: Differential & Algebraic, Number Theory, Topology
John Harer

John Harer

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 109 Physic Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2845

Research Areas
Biological Modeling, Computational Mathematics, Signals, Images & Data, Topology
Alexander A. Kiselev

Alexander A. Kiselev

  • William T. Laprade Professor of Mathematics
  • Professor of Mathematics

kiselev@math.duke.edu

Research Areas
Analysis, Biological Modeling, Mathematical Physics, PDE & Dynamical Systems
David P. Kraines

David P. Kraines

  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

Office: 233 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2849

dkrain@math.duke.edu

Research Areas
Biological Modeling, Topology
Anita T. Layton

Anita T. Layton

  • Bass Fellow
  • 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

Research Areas
Biological Modeling, Computational Mathematics, PDE & Dynamical Systems
Harold Layton

Harold Layton

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 221 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2809

layton@math.duke.edu

Research Areas
Biological Modeling
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

Research Areas
Topology
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

Research Areas
Analysis, Computational Mathematics, PDE & Dynamical Systems
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

Research Areas
Analysis, Computational Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, PDE & Dynamical Systems, Physical Modeling, Probability, Signals, Images & Data
Mauro Maggioni

Mauro Maggioni

  • Research Professor of Mathematics

Office: 117 Physics Bldg, Office #293, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2825

Research Areas
Analysis, Computational Mathematics, PDE & Dynamical Systems, Probability, Signals, Images & Data
Jonathan Christopher Mattingly

Jonathan Christopher Mattingly

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

jonathan.mattingly@duke.edu

Research Areas
Analysis, Biological Modeling, Computational Mathematics, PDE & Dynamical Systems, Physical Modeling, Probability
Ezra Miller

Ezra Miller

  • Professor of Mathematics

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

Phone: (919) 660-2846

Research Areas
Algebra & Combinatorics, Biological Modeling, Geometry: Differential & Algebraic, Probability, Signals, Images & Data, Topology
Lenhard Ng

Lenhard Lee Ng

  • Eads Family Professor
  • Professor of Mathematics

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

Office Hours: Fall 2018: Mondays 2:00-3:00 Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 and by appointment.

Phone: (919) 660-6972

ng@math.duke.edu

Research Areas
Geometry: Differential & Algebraic, Mathematical Physics, Topology
James H. Nolen

James H. Nolen

  • Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: 243 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: Mondays, 10:30-12:00Wednesdays, 2:00-3:30

Phone: (919) 660-2862

nolen@math.duke.edu

Research Areas
Analysis, Biological Modeling, PDE & Dynamical Systems, Physical Modeling, Probability
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

Research Areas
Algebra & Combinatorics, Analysis, Geometry: Differential & Algebraic, Number Theory, Topology
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

Research Areas
Geometry: Differential & Algebraic, Mathematical Physics, PDE & Dynamical Systems, Physical Modeling, Probability, Signals, Images & Data, Topology
Lillian Beatrix Pierce

Lillian Beatrix Pierce

  • Nicholas J. and Theresa M. Leonardy Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: Duke Box 90320 120 Science Drive,, Office 215, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2879

pierce@math.duke.edu

Research Areas
Analysis, Number Theory
Michael C. Reed

Michael C. Reed

  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Arts & Sciences Professor
  • Bass Fellow

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

Phone: (919) 660-2808

reed@math.duke.edu

Research Areas
Analysis, Biological Modeling
Colleen M Robles

Colleen M Robles

  • Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics

Office Hours: Office hours.

robles@math.duke.edu

Research Areas
Geometry: Differential & Algebraic
Leslie Saper

Leslie Saper

  • Professor of Mathematics

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

Office Hours: Mondays, 3:30 - 4:30, Tuesdays, 11:00 - 12:00, Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30, and by appointment

Phone: (919) 660-2843

saper@math.duke.edu

Research Areas
Algebra & Combinatorics, Geometry: Differential & Algebraic, Number Theory, Topology
Chadmark L. Schoen

Chadmark L. Schoen

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 191 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: Monday 10-11 and Friday 11-12 or by appointment

Phone: (919) 660-2813

schoen@math.duke.edu

Research Areas
Algebra & Combinatorics, Geometry: Differential & Algebraic
Mark A. Stern

Mark A. Stern

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 116 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: Monday and Tuesday 2-3

Phone: (919) 660-2840

stern@math.duke.edu

Research Areas
Analysis, Geometry: Differential & Algebraic, Mathematical Physics, PDE & Dynamical Systems, Topology
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

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

Research Areas
Analysis, Computational Mathematics, PDE & Dynamical Systems, Physical Modeling
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

Research Areas
Analysis, Biological Modeling, Geometry: Differential & Algebraic, Probability, Signals, Images & Data

In Other Departments

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

Research Areas
Algebra & Combinatorics, Computational Mathematics
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

Research Areas
Biological Modeling, Computational Mathematics, Geometry: Differential & Algebraic, PDE & Dynamical Systems, Probability, Signals, Images & Data, Topology