New Additions

The Math Department welcomes some new faces to the department this year:

Oleksandra Beznosova is originally from Ukraine where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the National University of Kiev. She received her PhD at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She joins the faculty as an analyst, focusing on areas of harmonic and Fourier analysis, particularly weighted Lebesgue spaces.

Timothy J. Ferguson also joins the faculty as an analyst. He received his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Richmond and his Master’s and PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has written articles on a number of fields of study, including weighted Bergman and Fock spaces, as well as the study of models of magnetic clouds.

Brendan P.W. Ames works in areas of convex analysis, matrix analysis, and applications to nonlinear optimization. This new assistant professor received his Bachelor’s and Master’s from the University of Guelph, Ontario, and received his PhD from the University of Waterloo, Ontario.

Yuhui Chen is the newest member in Statics, with a Bachelor’s from Chongqing University, China. He has two Master’s, one in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, and one in Statistics from the University of South Carolina where he later received his PhD. He works in the areas of semi-parametric and no-parametric priors, Bayesian modeling, and interests in gene networks and machine learning. He has two patents granted in China.

Josh Deiches is the newest full-time instructor. Before his graduate studies at The University of Alabama, Deiches received his Bachelor’s degree from Duke University. He was a GTA at UA and, has taught at two preparatory schools, a community college in Florida and the Capitol School in Tuscaloosa.