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David Carhart

Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Current teaching and research efforts are concentrated on the applications of mathematical and statistical models in management. Other research focuses on achieving pedagogical excellence.

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Nathan Carter

Associate professor, Mathematical Sciences; Chair, Mathematical Sciences Department

Uses computer science to advance mathematics. He studied both subjects at the University of Scranton and at Indiana University, earning a PhD in mathematical logic in 2004. Besides work in logic, he has written a book on group theory visualization, and done work in social network analysis. His open-source mathematics software, including packages for group theory visualization, games in formal logic, and a general validation environment for mathematical reasoning, is available at platosheaven.com.

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Pannapa Changpetch

Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Research interests include Linear models, time series analysis, statistical process control and design of experiment, and data mining and association rules analysis.

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Charles Hadlock

Professor, Finance and Mathematical Sciences; Trustee Professor of Technology, Policy and Decision Making; Chair, Finance Department

An applied mathematician who promotes the application of mathematics in society, his teaching and research focus on mathematical modeling in relation to environmental and social issues. He has worked on major environmental cases such as Love Canal, Bhopal and Three Mile Island, and has advised multinational corporations and government agencies in the U.S. and abroad. His most recent book examines six common dynamics associated with collapse processes across a wide range of fields. A long-time consultant with Arthur D. Little, Inc, before coming to Bentley in 1990, his professional expertise ranges from corporate decision making to regulatory assessment. Previously served as Dean of the Undergraduate College.

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Dominique Haughton

Professor, Mathematical Sciences and Global Studies; United States co-editor, Case Studies for Business, Industry and Government Statistics

Major areas of interest are applied statistics, statistics and marketing, the analysis of living standards surveys, data mining, and model selection. More than 60 refereed articles have appeared in journals such as the American Statistician, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Economic Development and Cultural Change, and Studies in Family Planning, among others. One book and two edited collections. Fellow of the American Statistical Association. Graduate coordinator for Business Analytics at Bentley University.

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Norman Josephy

Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Research and teaching interests include probability theory and discrete options pricing models. Recent publications have appeared in ZOR, Journal of Forecasting, the American Economist, and European Journal of Operations Research.

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Lucia Kimball

Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Teaching interests include actuarial education and mathematics of finance. Research interests include models of financial markets, risk management, numerical methods and optimization. Project NeXT (New Experiences in Teaching) fellow.

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Mingfei Li

Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences; Co-investigator, Statistician, Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR)

Major teaching and research interests include both methodology and applications studies applied game theory, applied statistics and simulations, especially on sequential prediction, decision theory, and business analytics. Currently co-investigator in Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), ENR Memorial Veterans Hospital (Bedford), Department of Veterans Affairs.

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David Oury

Lecturer, Mathematical Sciences

Research interests include Homotopy Theory, Higher Category Theory, inverse problems and Big Data.

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Mihaela Predescu

Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Research interests include applications of dynamical systems in natural and social sciences with emphasis of global stability of solutions and estimation of parameters. Recipient of the Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award in 2007 and of several external travel awards from the Association of Women in Mathematics.

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Emily Roth

Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Actual Program coordinator; interested in the modeling and analysis of systems in the presence of uncertainty.

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Victoria Steblovskaya

Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Interests include discrete and continuous financial market modeling, infinite dimensional analysis, and stochastic analysis. Has presented numerous conference papers. Spent 1996 to 1998 as the Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at Universitat Bonn and Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, both in Germany. Before that, spent six years as an associate professor and four years as an assistant professor at the Kiev Polytechnic Institute in Ukraine.

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Sam Woolford

Professor, Finance

Has more than 20 years of consulting experience using business analytics to help clients solve complex problems, improve performance and enhance their competitive position. Has applied statistical methods and operations research to market research, litigation support, customer economics, operations analysis, performance metrics, modeling and simulation. Prior to joining the faculty at Bentley, held senior positions at Abt Associates Inc, KPMG LLP and Watson Wyatt Worldwide after serving on the faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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