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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Professor of Mathematics

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

  • 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

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

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

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

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

Richard Timothy Durrett

  • James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics
  • Professor 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

  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics

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

Office Hours: Hours vary

jaycegetz@gmail.com

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

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

  • Professor of Mathematics

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

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 109 Physic Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2845

Research Areas
Biological Modeling, Computational Mathematics, Signals, Images & Data, Topology

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

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

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 221 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2809

layton@math.duke.edu

Research Areas
Biological Modeling

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

Lenhard Lee Ng

  • Eads Family Professor
  • Professor of Mathematics

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

Office Hours: Fall 2017: Mondays 10:30-12:00 Tuesdays 2:45-3:45 Fridays 1:00-2:00 and by appointment.

Phone: (919) 660-6972

ng@math.duke.edu

Research Areas
Geometry: Differential & Algebraic, Mathematical Physics, Topology

James H. Nolen

  • Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: 243 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: Mondays, 1-2:30Wednesdays, 10:30-12

Phone: (919) 660-2862

nolen@math.duke.edu

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

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

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

  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics

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

Phone: (919) 660-2879

pierce@math.duke.edu

Research Areas
Analysis, Number Theory

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

Research Areas
Analysis, Biological Modeling

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

  • 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: Mondays, 11:00 - 12:00, Wednesdays 2:00 - 3:00, Fridays, 1:00 - 2:00, and by appointment

Phone: (919) 660-2843

saper@math.duke.edu

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

Research Areas
Algebra & Combinatorics, Geometry: Differential & Algebraic

Mark A. Stern

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 116 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2840

stern@math.duke.edu

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

Stephanos Venakides

  • Professor of Mathematics

Office: 104 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-2815

ven@math.duke.edu

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

Office Hours: Mondays 10:00am-noon and Tuesdays noon-2:30pm

Phone: (919) 660-2841

witelski@math.duke.edu

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

In Other Departments

Pankaj K. Agarwal

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

Office: D214A Lev Sci Res Ctr, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-6540

pankaj@cs.duke.edu

Research Areas
Algebra & Combinatorics, Computational Mathematics

John Everett Dolbow

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

Office: 172 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-5202

john.dolbow@duke.edu

Research Areas
PDE & Dynamical Systems, Physical Modeling

David B. Dunson

  • Arts and Sciences Professor of Statistical Science
  • Professor of Statistical Science
  • Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Secondary)
  • Professor in the Department of Mathematics (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

Research Areas
Probability, Signals, Images & Data

Sayan Mukherjee

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