M.S. Degrees Awarded by Mathematical Sciences

M.S. Degrees Awarded 2013

Nyles Kirk Breecher
M.S., December 2013
Advisor: Yi Ming Zou
Written Exam

Franklin Fotsing Kongne
M.S., December 2013
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Written Exam

Monchai Kooakachai
M.S., December 2013
Advisor: Yi Ming Zou
Written Exam

Joseph R. Pehoski
M.S., December 2013
Advisor: Kyle Swanson
Thesis: "A Crowdsourced Hail Dataset: Potential, Biases, and Inaccuracies"

Amanda Wilkens
M.S., December 2013
Advisor: Frederic Ancel
Comprehensive Project

Barerra, Joseph
M.S., May 2013
Advisor: Y. M. Zou
Written Exam

Bielert, Torben
M.S., May 2013
Advisor: Chao Zhu
Thesis: "Risk-based Indifference Pricing in Jump Diffusion Markets with Regime-Switching"

Burghardt, Brock
M.S., May 2013
Advisors: Paul Roebber & Clark Evans
Thesis: "Assessing the Predictability of Convection Initiations Using an Object-Based Approach"

Dempsey, Raymond
M.S., May 2013
Advisor: Kevin McLeod
Thesis: "Determing the Alignment of Math 105 - Intermediate Algebra at UW-Milwaukee to the Goals of the Common Core State Standards"

Kasper, Matthew
M.S., May 2013
Advisor: Y.M. Zou
Written Exam

Laser, Annika
M.S., May 2013
Advisors: Gabriella Pinter & Istvan Lauko
Thesis: "Statistical Investigation of the Immune Response in Non-human Primate Models"

Madsen, Matthew
M.S., May 2013
Advisor: Y. M. Zou
Written Exam

Nathan, Hayley
M.S., May 2013
Advisor: Kevin McLeod
Thesis: "An Analysis of the Common Core State Standards for Mathemics and the Content of Math 095: Essentials of Algebra at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee"

Wagner, Simon
M.S., May 2013
Advisor: Suzanne Boyd
Thesis: "Behavior of Random Dynamical Systems of a Complex Variable"

Wahl, Markus
M.S., May 2013
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: "Markov Chain Monte Carlo Simulation of the Wright-Fischer Diffusion"

M.S. Degrees Awarded 2012

Alsum, Joel
M.S., December 2012
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Thesis: "Real Time Identification of Vertical Tilt Information for an Automatic Guided Vehicle"

Mathewson, Lindsey
M.S., December 2012
Advisor: Jeb Willenbring
Thesis: "The Class Equation of GL2(Fq)"

Tidmore, Joseph
M.S., December 2012
Advisor: Y. M. Zou
Written Exam

Barkley, Brian
M.S., May 2012
Written Exam

Bolanowski, Andrew
M.S., May 2012
Written Exam

Dekker, Benjamin
M.S., May 2012
Written Exam

Duggan, Jeremy
M.S., May 2012
Advisor: Kyle Swanson
Thesis: Tropical Cyclone Intensity Forecast Skill Using Simple Models

Hoeppner, Matthew
M.S., August 2012
Written Exam

Klein, Sandro
M.S., May 2012
Advisor: Runhuan Feng
Thesis: Determination of the Loss Distribution for Variable Annuity Guarantee Benefits Using Partial Differential Equations

Peters, John
M.S., August 2012
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Synopic Control of Heavy-Rain-Producing Convective Training Episodes

Pilon, Marc
M.S., May 2012
Advisor: Vince Larson
Thesis: Analyzing Quality and Sensativity of a Single-Column Model for Mid-Level "Alto" Cloud Parameterization

Sample, Lauren
M.S., May 2012
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: Early Medieval Islamic Mathematics

Schreiber, Steffen
M.S., August 2012
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Methods of Pricing Knock-Out Corridor Options

Schwaertzler, Ronald
M.S., August 2012
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: The Method of Control Variates Applied to the Estimation of Value-at-Risk for Variable Annuities

Swartz, Annastasia
M.S., May 2012
Advisor: Albert Milani
Thesis: Mathematics as a Language

Trulen, Justin
M.S., May 2012
Advisor: Peter Hinow
Thesis: Preventing the Spread of the Dengue Virus by Controlling the Vector Aedes Aegypti

Uttech, Zachary
M.S., May 2012
Advisor: Kyle Swanson
Thesis: Large-Sale Forecast Error Development Associated with Recurving Tropical Cyclones

Wagner, Michael
M.S., December 2012
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Pricing American Lookback Options Using Linear Programming

Wang, Zaihao
M.S., May 2012
Advisor: Eric Key
Thesis: Simulations of Brownian Motion for Exotic Options (Barrier, Lookback, Asian Options) Pricing

Wyniawskij, Christopher
M.S., May 2012
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: Factors That Influence the Likelihood of a Successful Stress Management Intervention for Women with Breast Cancer

Yee, Daniel
M.S., May 2012
Written Exam

You, Fenglong
M.S., May 2012
Written Exam

M.S. Degrees Awarded 2011

Annis, Eli
M.S., August 2011
Written Exam

Baur, Tyler
M.S., August 2011
Written Exam

Bhatt, Devangkumar
M.S., May 2011
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Pricing of Electricity Swing Options

Bluhm, Jacqueline
M.S., May 2011
Advisors: Richard Stockbridge and Chao Zhu
Thesis: Optimal Multiple Stopping of Stochastic Processes: A Linear Programming Approach

Cheong, Sami
M.S., December 2011
Advisors: Jugal Ghorai, Istvan Lauko, and Gabriella Pinter
Thesis:  A Study of the Mathematical Model of Protein Synthesis Initiation

Feller, Jesse
M.S., August 2011
Advisor: Suzanne Boyd
Project: Counting Augmented Acyclic Diagraphs

Griffin, Brian

M.S., August 2011
Advisor: Vincent Larson
Thesis: A PDF Based Method for Parameterizing the Effects of Microphysics on Subgrid-Scale Variances and Covariances

Hancock, Andrew
M.S., May 2011
Advisor: Suzanne Boyd
Project: Bootstrapping to Determine Causal Relationships in Baysian Network Models

Johnson, Wayne
M.S., August 2011
Written Exam

Kavlie, Landon
M.S., August 2011
Written Exam

Mess, Raymond
M.S., August 2011
Advisors: Gabriella Pinter, Istvan Lauko, and Jugal Ghorai
Project: An Investigation into the Secondary Triggers of Combined Sewer Overflows

Miller, Kyle
M.S., May 2011
Advisor: Kyle Swanson
Thesis: The Role of Null Wind Events and Wind Distribution in the Designing of Smart Wind Networks

Nordrum, Michelle
M.S., May 2011
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: Mathematical Modeling for the Spread of the Tree Disturbance Oak Wilt

Reynolds, Jacob
M.S., Aug 2011
Advisor: Lijing Sun
Thesis: Mixed Norm Estimates on Modulation Spaces for Certain Fourier Multipliers

Ryan, Timothy
M.S., August 2011
Written Exam

Schleben, Brad
M.S., May 2011
Written Exam

Schreve, Kevin
M.S., May 2011
Written Exam

Sedegho, Inessa
M.S., May 2011
Advisor: Jay Beder
Thesis: Side Conditions in an a x b x c Experiment: An Extension of Scheffe's Theorem

Serbine, Melanie
M.S., May 2011
Advisors: Runhuan Feng and Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Risk Measures for Investment Guarantees: Simulation Versus Exact Calculation

Staat, Koren
M.S., 2011
Advisors: Albert Milani and Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: Leonardo da Vinci's Mathematical Investigations

Varey, Anthony
M.S., December 2011
Advisors:  Jeb Willenbring, Jay Beder, and Bruce Wade
Project:  Catalan Numbers:  New and Old

Wirfs, Jan
M.S., May 2011
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: A Linear Programming Approach to Pricing and Finding the Exercise Rule for American Put Options


M.S. Degrees Awarded 2010

DALMAN, Doug
M.S., Dec 2010
Advisor: Yi Ming Zou
Thesis: Quatertonic Determinant and Some Applications

DREISSEN, Benjamin
M.S., May 2010
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Convergence Results of a Hybrid Genetic Algorithm for Solving Multi-extremal Global Option Problems

EISENMANN, Julia
M.S., May 2010
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Pricing Methods of Corridor Options

FILLINGHAM, Joseph
M.S., Dec 2010
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Evaluation of the Influence of Surface Atmospheric Stability and Fetch on Wave and Air-Water Gas Exchange Modeling on Lake Michigan

GATHJE, Amber
M.S., August 2010

Advisor: Istvan Lauko
Thesis: A Single-Cell Model for the Chemotaxis Pathway in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

GOLLIN, James
M.S., May 2010
Written Exam

GROEGER, Manuel
M.S., May 2010
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Option Pricing for the Trinomial Asset Pricing Model

KASYMOVA, Kamilla
M.S., May 2010
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Applications of Copulas in Portfolio Risk Management

LI, Jianing
M.S., May 2010
Written Exam

LINDNER, Scott
M.S., August 2010
Advisor: Kevin McLeod
Project: A Literature Review of the van Hiele Model of Reasoning in Geometry

LUDWIG, Lars
M.S., May 2010
Written Exam

LYNDE, Jessica (formerly Eckles)
M.S., May 2010
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Large Deviation Probability for L1-norm of Kernel Density Estimator

MORAN, Molly
M.S., Dec 2010
Written Exam

NORRIS, Roxanne
M.S., August 2010
Advisor: Hans Volkmer
Thesis: Zeros of Heine-Stieltjes Polynomials Calculated Using Newton's Method

OINES, Kristin
M.S., May 2010
Advisor: Jay Beder
Thesis: A Repeated-ANOVA Method for Analyzing Single-Replicate Factorial Experiments

OPPMAN, Anne
M.S., August 2010
Advisor: Fredric Ancel
Thesis: Classification of Convex n-Dimensional Regular Polytopes, Euclidean Honeycombs and Hyperbolic Honeycombs

REINKE, Sarah
M.S., May 2010
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Predictability of Regionalized Wind Power Forecasts

SCHULZ, Michael
M.S., May 2010
Written Exam

SHCHERBAN, Viktoriya
M.S., May 2010
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: Mathematical Modeling of Seashells : Shapes and Patterns

STEINER, Hanspeter
M.S., May 2010
Advisors: Richard Stockbridge and Chao Zhu
Thesis: Modeling the Population of Wolves over Time

SWITZER, James
M.S., May 2010
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Statistical Analysis of the Society of Actuaries Preliminary Examination Model

THIEME, Franziska
M.S., May 2010
Advisor: Runhuan Feng
Thesis: Pricing of Equity-Indexed Annuities in A Regime-Switching Model

THOMSON, Diana
M.S., May 2010
Written Exam

XIE, Xin
M.S., August 2010
Advisor: Runhuan Feng
Thesis: A Survey of Credit Risk Models

ZHUO, Lin
M.S., August 2010
Advisor: Chao Zhu
Thesis: Stochastic Optimal Control for Dynamic Reinsurance Policies


M.S. Degrees Awarded 2009

ABRAHAMSEN, Tavis M.
M.S., May 2009
Advisor: D. Gervini
Thesis: The Least Absolute Deviation Estimator for Functional Linear Regression

BIRTHISEL, George
M.S., August, 2009
Advisor: David Schultz
Thesis: High-Order Methods for Two-Point Boundary Value Problems

BORGHOFF, William R.
M.S., August, 2009
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Does Convection South of a Zone Reduce Cyclone Snowfall Production?

BROWN, Elizabeth
M.S., August, 2009
Advisor: Jay Beder
Thesis: Estimating the selection gradient of a function-valued trait

BRUGGER, Dominik
M.S., May 2009
Advisor: C. Cheng, CEAS
Thesis: On the Paranoid Watchman Problem

CARNAHAN, Laura E.
M.S., May 2009
Advisor: J. Kahl, Atmospheric Sciences
Thesis: Statistical Significance Testing for Trajectory Grouping Techniques

DAS, Kakali
M.S., December 2009
Advisor: Hans Volkmer
Thesis: Approximations of the Factorial and Gamma Functions

DHARSHANA, Thishan
M.S., December, 2009
Advisor: Jonathan Kahl
Thesis:

Gaddis, Jason
M.S., May, 2009
Written Exam

HEINRICH, Patrick
M.S., May 2009
Advisor: R. Stockbridge
Thesis: Modeling Lumber Spot Prices with Stochastic Processes

KNAPKIEWICZ, Jennifer
M.S., December 2009
Advisor: Kyle Swanson
Thesis: The effectiveness of using shear and infrared imagery to diagnose rapidly intensifying typhoons in the western Pacific Basin

ROLSER, Christian M.
M.S., May 2009
Advisor: C. Zhu
Thesis: Optimal Dynamic Reinsurance in a Changing Environment

SAULER, Michael
M.S., May 2009
Advisor: V. Brazauskas
Thesis: Option Pricing: Black-Scholes Versus Weibull

SCHWARTZ, Nicholas
M.S., December 2009
Advisor: Sergey Kravtsov
Thesis: Regimes of Atmospheric Circulation

SHENG, Yuhui
M.S., June 2009
Advisor: Runhuan Feng
Thesis: First Hitting Time Distributions of Stochastic Annuities in a Complete Market

WHITING, Mary Jane
M.S., August 2009
Written Exam

WILLIAMS, Lauren
M.S., August 2009
Written Exam


M.S. Degrees Awarded 2008

BOLANOWSKI, Jill
M.S., December 2008
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: Exploring Divisibility Rules, Base 10 and Beyond

FEHNEL, Bradley
M.S., May 2008
Written Exam

FREY, Philipp
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Estimation and Fitting of Skew-Normal Distributions

GREENE, Daniel
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Suzanne Hruska
Thesis: Computing Preimages of Loops and Paths under Quadratic Polynomial Maps of C

HAEUSSLER, Franziska
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Modeling Electricity Spot Prices and Risk-Neutral Pricing of Options

HANRAHAN, Janel
M.S., December 2008
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Quasi-periodic decadal cycles in levels of Lakes Michigan and Huron

HARRIS, Pamela
M.S., May 2008
Written Exam

JAVED, Seemi
M.S., Dec 2008
Advisor: Hans Volkmer
Thesis: Bases of Dilated Functions

JENSEN, Katrin
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: A Linear Programming Approach to Determine the Exercise Rule for American Put Options

KLEIN, Anne
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Eric S. Key
Thesis: The Limit Distribution of the Quadratic Arch Process

LEISTER, Curt
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Daniel Gervini, Applied Statistics
Thesis: An Affine Invariant Multivariate Rank Test

MENDOLIA, Franco
M.S., Dec 2008
Advisor: D. Gervini
Thesis: A Statistic for Diagnostic in Functional Linear Regression

MEYER, Andrew
M.S., May 2008
Written Exam

MOUSSA, Ridha
M.S., August 2008
Advisor: Dexuan Xie, Industrial Math
Thesis: Theoretical and Numerical Studies of Finite Difference Methods for Parabolic Equations

RIEGER, Simone
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Eric S. Key
Thesis: Controlling a Multitype Birth and Death Process

SCHUMACHER, Eva
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Eric S. Key
Thesis: A Comparison of Different Methods of Simulating Bivariate Copula Data

SCHUMANN, Melissa
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Paul Roebber, Atmospheric Sciences
Thesis: An Observational Analysis of the Influence of Synoptic Forcing on Convective Morphology

SMITH, Kathryn R.
M.S., August 2008
Advisor: Paul Roebber, Atmospheric Sciences
Thesis: The Effects of Urbanization on the Local Weather and Climate of Chicago, IL

SPRINGER, Theresa
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Development of a Second Order Exponential Time Differencing Scheme

VAN DEN BOSCH, Eric
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas, Industrial Math
Thesis: Modeling and Predicting the Yield Curve's Risk Premium

WHIDDEN, Mark E.
M.S., August 2008
Advisor: Dexuan Xie, Industrial Math
Thesis: An Improved Radau IIA Method by Inexact Simplified Newton Iterations for Solving Stiff Differential Equations

VIETZ, Michael
M.S., May 2008
Advisor: Jay Beder
Thesis: Modeling of Hedge Fund Returns and Calculation of Performance Measures via Simulation


M.S. Degrees Awarded 2007

ALVIN, Loribeth
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

BREITENSTEIN, Tim
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

GOULD, Andrew
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

JAMISON, Nathan
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

JANSSEN, Britta
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Linearly-Implicit Methods Applied to a Chemotaxis Model
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

JONES, Eron W.
Advisors: Anastasios Tsonis and Kyle Swanson
Thesis: On the Topology of El Nino and La Nina Climate Networks
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

JUNGBAUER, Thomas
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Burr Regression: A Sensitivity Study of Maximum Likelihood Fits
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

KATCH, Aaron
Advisor: Hans Volkmer
Thesis: Ramanujan's Sequence
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

KLEEFELD, Andreas
Advisor: Tzu-Chu Lin
Thesis: Numerical Results of Linear Fredholm Integral Equations of the First Kind over Surfaces
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

KNOKE, Wolfgang
Advisor: Eric S. Key
Thesis: Estimation of Parameters in the Quadratic ARCH Model
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

LINDER, Ansgar
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Optimal Consumption/Investment Strategies in the Presence of Transaction Costs
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

LUTTER, Daniel
Advisor: Jay Beder
Thesis: Generalized Word Length Patterns of Fractional Factorial Designs
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

LUTZ, Matthias
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: A Linear Programming Approach for Optimal Exercise and Valuation of American Lookback Options
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

MASAROS, America
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: August, 2007 <

RUEHLICKE, Robin
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: Logistic Discrimination with Total Variation Regularization
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

SCHREIER, Gernot
Advisor: Eric S. Key
Thesis: A Comparison of Accelerated Life Testing Models
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

SEIFERT, Benjamin
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: The Effect of Misspecified Marginals on the Dependence Strength in a Copula Model
Date of Graduation: May, 2007

SMITH, Adam J.
Advisor: Vince Larson
Thesis: Using large-eddy simulations to analyze microphysical behavior in midlevel, mixed phase clouds
Date of Graduation: December, 2007

SPANNAGLE, Chris
Advisor: Sergey Kravstov
Thesis: Multi-decadal climate variability in observed and modeled surface temperatures
Date of Graduation: December, 2007

WANG, Jun
Advisor: Dexuan Xie
Thesis: ATN-TAO: A New TAO Unconstrained Minimization Solver and Its Application in Chemical Database Problems
Date of Graduation: May, 2007


M.S. Degrees Awarded 2006

AUER, Philipp E.
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: Bayesian Selection of Significant Principal Components
Date of Graduation: December, 2006

BURR, Benjamin H.
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Optimum Simple Step-Stress ALT with Censoring under Weibull Distributed Lifetimes
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

CARTER, Megan M.
Advisor: Jonathan Kahl
Thesis: Atmospheric Transport Climatology of Snow Days in Greenland
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

DASHEV, Sava
Advisor: Istvan Lauko
Thesis: Numerical Simulations of Embryo Transfer
Date of Graduation: December, 2006

HAERER, Dennis M.
Advisor: Dexuan Xie
Thesis: Numerical Study of Inexact Preconditioner with a Multigrid Method
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

HUERTGEN, Holger
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: Semi-parametric shape-invariant estimation for periodic time series
Date of Graduation: December, 2006

JIANG, Wei
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

KACZMAREK, Peter
Advisor: Bruce Wade and Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Numerical Analysis of a Long-term Average Stochastic Control Process
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

KIM, Sung Soon
Advisor: Dexuan Xie
Thesis: Finite Element Method for Solving PDE Model Problems with Software Packages Dolfin and Matlab
Date of Graduation: December, 2006

KOPP, Kathrin M
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Higher Order Computational Methods for Asian Options
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

KOTENBERG, Kurt Edward
Advisor: Vincent E. Larson
Thesis: An Analytic Longwave Radiation Formula for Liquid Layer Clouds
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

LEVINSON, Sarah A.
Advisor: Kyle Swanson
Thesis: A Simulation of Frontal Interactions with Land/Ocean Boundaries
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

LI, Haiqing
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Equal-Area Partition: A Practical Approach to Construct Approximate Optimal Invalidation Report for Distributed Communication
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

ORTH, Philipp A.
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Regime Switching Black-Scholes Model Selection with Implications to Option Pricing
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

RINECK, Leah M
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: August, 2006

SABIN, Nathan
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

SAMPE, Luke V
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: An Improved Method to Diagnose Precipitation Phase Transitions
Date of Graduation: May, 2006

SHULMAN, Andrew M.
Advisor: Jeb Willenbring
Thesis: A New Generalization of the Frobenius Problem with an Application to Representation Theory
Date of Graduation: August, 2006

SUBRAMONEY, Vishak
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: Least Squares Estimation for State Space Models
Date of Graduation: May, 2006


M.S. Degrees Awarded 2005

ANKLEWICZ, Roman
Advisor: James Arnold
Thesis: Experimental Simple Heuristics for the Symmetric Traveling Salesman Problem
Date of Graduation: Fall 2005

BEHNKE, Cory
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Synoptic and Local Controls of the Lake Michigan Pneumonia Front
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

BOWER, J. Kevin
Advisor: Dexuan Xie
Thesis: The Gauss-Newton Least-Squares Iterative Method for Data Reduction
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

BRUENING, Sara
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Assessment of Future Convection in the Contiguous United States
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

FONSTAD, Paul
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: Fall 2005

GLASER, Achim
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: The Regime Switching Black Scholes Model and the Empirical Test
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

HUGDAHL, Lisa Danielle
Advisor: David Schultz
Thesis: Development of a Stable Numerical Method for the Two Dimensional Navier-Stokes Equations
Date of Graduation: Fall 2005

JACOBS, Justin W.
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Exponential Distribution: Diagnostics, Goodness-of-Fit, Prediction
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

KUELHEIM, Rene S.
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: Fall 2005

LAUTERS, Charles
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: The Utilization of Matlab for the Statistical Analysis of Microarray Data
Date of Graduation: Fall 2005

NAKADA, Kazumi
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

RATNAM, Ponmalar S.
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Project Thesis: Covariance Function Estimation by Ridge Tensor Product Splines
Date of Graduation: Fall 2005

REEB, Robert E.
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Finding Moments of Measures by Linear Programming
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

SCHNEIDER, Martin E.
Advisor: Ziyu Zheng
Thesis: American Options in the Binomial Model
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

SEBERT, Florian Marc
Advisor: Y. M Zou
Thesis: Invariant Functions of Frieze Groups and Pattern Generation
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

TIREL, Bertrand A.
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: Fall 2005

TRAWICKI, Marek Bogumil
Advisor: T. C. Lin
Thesis: The Computational Solution to the Radiosity Equation
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

von BOYEN, Bernhard U.
Advisor: Daniel Gervini
Thesis: Monotone Regression with Splines using Non-Quadratic Penalties
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

WAGNER, Christian
Advisor: Kevin McLeod
Thesis: Calculation of the Hughes-Eckart Shift
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

XU, Xiaojian
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Shrinkage Reduction by Design of Experiment
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

ZAGLAUER, Katharina
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Power of Cramer-von Mises and related statistics for testing goodness of fit
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005

ZETTLER, Leonie B.
Advisor: Eric Key
Thesis: Quadratic ARCH Process
Date of Graduation: Spring 2005


M.S. Degrees Awarded 2004

CAO, Vu
Advisor: James Arnold
Thesis: The Development of Algebra through the Lens of Al-Khwarizmi
Date of Graduation: 2004

CRUZ, Justin
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2004

DEININGER, Robert
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: On the Performance of Positively Smoothed Pade Schemes for Barrier Options
Date of Graduation: 2004

DORNHEIM, Harald
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: M-Estimators of Scale in the Robust Credibility Model when Claims are Gamma-Distributed
Date of Graduation: 2004

GUNDRUM, Jacob
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: The Modeling and Predicting Consumer Purchases with NNMD and NCNMD: A Simulation Study
Date of Graduation: 2004

KAISER, Thomas
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Performance of Interval Estimators of Certain Actuarial Risk Measures
Date of Graduation: 2004

KOROTKAYA, Ruslana
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: History in the Mathematics Classroom: Euler and the Basel Problem
Date of Graduation: 2004

MICHAEL, Martin
Advisor: Albert Milani
Thesis: An Almost Global Existence Result for a Quasilinear Dissipative Wave Equation
Date of Graduation: 2004

ORSTED, Ingrid
Advisor: Ian Musson
Thesis: The Growth of Graphs
Date of Graduation: 2004

OSMAN, Atif
Advisor: David Schultz
Thesis: Numerical Studies of Steady, Viscous, Incompressible Flow in a Channel with a Step
Date of Graduation: 2004

SCHERMETZLER, Carrie
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2004

TUCEK, Timothy
Advisor: Eric Key
thesis: Quadratic Autoregressive Conditionally Heteroscedastic Model
Date of Graduation: 2004

WOERRLEIN, Anne
Advisor: Eric Key
Thesis: The Methods of Moments for Mixtures of Lognormal Distributions with an Application to Atmospheric Science Data
Date of Graduation: 2004

ZIEHL, Katrin
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Age Dependence of the Fees of Highest Anniversary Value Death Benefit Option
Date of Graduation: 2004


M.S. Degrees Awarded 2003

FUHRMAN, Kseniya
Advisor: Gabriella Pinter
Thesis: Epidemic Models and the Effect of Pulse Removal
Date of Graduation: 2003

GOMEZ RAMOS, Lucia
Advisor: Istvan Lauko
Thesis: Filtering of MRI Raw Data to Maximize Spatial Resolution
Date of Graduation: 2003

HALBACH, Timothy
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Nocturnal Convection and It's Relation to the Low Level Jet in Southern Wisconsin
Date of Graduation: 2003

HOERMANN, Gundrun
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Development of Trimmed Mean Type Estimators for the Weibull Distribution Parameters
Date of Graduation: 2003

HOERNER, Wolfgang
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Robust Estimation of the WINCAT Coupons
Date of Graduation: 2003

JAKULEVICIENE, Asta
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Comparison of Large Sample Confidence Intervals and Fiducial Intervals in Immunoassay Problems
Date of Graduation: 2003

PAULY, Oliver
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Observations about Volatility with Applications to Commodity Prices
Date of Graduation: 2003

REICHART, Birgit
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Development of Trimmed Mean Type Estimators for the Lognormal Distribution Parameters
Date of Graduation: 2003

REINHOLD, Kay
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Modeling the Overday and Overnight Changes of Stock Index Prices
Date of Graduation: 2003

RUSZKIEWICZ, David
Advisors: Robert Moore and Henry Kepner
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2003

SCHMITT, Fabian
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Comparison of Nonparametric, Parametric, and Robust Parametric Bootstrap Techniques via Simulations
Date of Graduation: 2003

SOMMERS, Michael
Advisor: Mark Teply
Thesis: Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2003

TENTLER, Markus
Advisor: Kevin McLeod
Thesis: Ground State of the Helium Atom
Date of Graduation: 2003

VON BERGEN, Jason
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Modeling the Distributions of Future Margins of Disability Insurance Claims at Northwestern Mutual
Date of Graduation: 2003


M.S. Degrees Awarded 2002

DONAUER, Stefanie
Advisor: Jay Beder
Thesis: Aliasing in irregular fraction of the 2^n factorial design
Date of Graduation: 2002

FARZINNIA, Neda
Advisor: Richard Stockbridge
Thesis: Exploring a Regime Switching Black-Scholes Model with Market Data
Date of Graduation: 2002

GRAFENAUER, Thomas
Advisor: Kyle Swanson
Thesis: Large Scale Dynamical Process in Blocking Onsets
Date of Graduation: 2002

HAGER, Svenja
Advisor: Ziyu Zheng
Thesis: Approximation of Generalized Black & Scholes Models by Binomial Trees
Date of Graduation: 2002

KLING, Alexander
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2002

LIU, Zhiyuan
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2002

LUETKEBOHMERT, Constanze
Advisor: Jay Beder
Thesis: Aliasing in irregular fractions of the 3^n factorial design Date of Graduation: 2002

MANZOOR, Aamar
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Optimal Trimming in Contaminated Pareto Samples: A Monte Carlo Study
Date of Graduation: 2002

MARHENKE, Joerg
Advisor: Craig Guilbault
Thesis: The Schonflies Theorem
Date of Graduation: 2002

MIEHLE, Peter
Advisor: Mark Teply
Thesis: A Description of Motzkin's Idea for Proving a Ring is Euclidian
Date of Graduation: 2002

MIKHAILOVA, Lioubov
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: NPID Control with gamma-Limiting and Arbitrary Partial-State Knowledge
Date of Graduation: 2002

MILLER, Jessica
Advisor: Jonathan Kahl
Thesis: A Three-Dimensional Residence Time Analysis of Potential Transport to Two Locations: Summit, Greenland and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date of Graduation: 2002

MOERCHEN, Fabian
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Analysis of Speedup as Function of Block Size and Cluster Size for Parallel Feedforward Neural Networks on a Beowulf Cluster
Date of Graduation: 2002

SEARS, Christopher
Advisor: Karen M. Brucks
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2002

SHOMBERG, Joseph
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2002

ULBRICH, Georg
Advisor: Mark Teply
Thesis: The Rabin-Miller Pseudoprime Test
Date of Graduation: 2002

YANG, Hongyan
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Nonparametric, Parametric, and Robust Parametric Modeling of Norwegian Fire Claims (1972-1982)
Date of Graduation: 2002

ZAGERMANN, Frank
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2002

ZAIDAN, Younis
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2002


M.S. Degrees Awarded 2001

BAKER, Kelly
Advisor: Eric Key
Thesis: Graphical Solutions to Systems of Differential Equations for a Practical Device
Date of Graduation: 2001

BERGNER, Matthias
Advisor: Albert Milani
Thesis: L-infinity Estimates for Quasilinear Evolution Equations
Date of Graduation: 2001

BLANK, Michael
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2001

CARLSON, Ruth
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Optimization of Gluing Operations Using Design of Experiments and MINITAB Software
Date of Graduation: 2001

FLEISCHER, Frank
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2001

FOWLE, Michael
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: Study of the Convective Forecast Skill of Very High Resolution (6 KM)NWP Model Data
Date of Graduation: 2001

GHOSH, Krishnendu
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Enhancement of a Problem Solving Environment for Gene Analysis
Date of Graduation: 2001

KOETZER, Stephan
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2001

MARTIN, Hansjoerg
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2001

RUPP, Matthias
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2001

SCHMIDT, Hendrik
Advisor: Vytaras Brazauskas
Thesis: Performance of Robust Volatility Estimators in Option Pricing Models
Date of Graduation: 2001

SELINKA, Miriam
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: 2001

SIEVEKING, James
Advisor: Paul Roebber
Thesis: 24-48h Predictability of Lake-Enhanced Snowbands in the 2-3 January 1999 Midwest Blizzard
Date of Graduation: 2001

WALTER, Lisa
Advisor: Bruce Wade
Thesis: Log-Logit and the Four Parameter Logistic Transformations of Immunoassays
Date of Graduation: 2001

ZHANG, Weiqun
Advisor: Don Solomon
Thesis: Mathematical Modeling on Manipulation of digital Images
Date of Graduation: 2001


M.S. Degrees Awarded 2000

DUGALL, Natanya
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Statistical Analysis of Quality Assurance Data Corporation Transparent Vinyl Film Coated with Pressure Sensitive Acrylic Adhesive
Date of Graduation: Fall 2000

HESS, Timothy
Advisor: Jugal Ghorai
Thesis: Simulation and Analysis of Correlated Perturbations in a Spatial Weather Forecasting Process
Date of Graduation: Summer 2000

SEIBOLD, Inge
Advisor: M. Klosek
Thesis: Stochastic Volatility and Stock Price Models
Date of Graduation: Spring 2000

STOTT, James
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: Fall 2000

WISTL, Jeffrey
Written Exam
Date of Graduation: Fall 2000


Earlier M.S. Degrees will be posted in the future. In the meantime, please contact the department.