New Faculty Members | Department of Mathematics

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September 3, 2020

New Faculty Members

We are glad to welcome four new faculty colleagues:

Serdar Bozdag joined the department in Fall 2020 as an Associate Professor. Dr. Bozdag comes to us from Marquette University where he ran the Bozdag Lab, which worked to develop computational tools to analyze biological data to predict disease and drug response. He received his PhD from the University of California, Riverside in 2008. His current research interests are mining biological datasets to predict disease-associated genes, and regulatory interactions.

Yangqing Deng joined the department in Fall 2020 as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Deng graduated from the University of Minnesota with a PhD in biostatistics. Besides methodology research in statistical genetics, he also enjoys collaborating with people from different fields on medical and biological problems using statistical methods.

Helen Elwood joined the department in Fall 2020 as a Lecturer. She received her PhD in mathematics from the University of Houston and has been teaching as an adjunct lecturer for UNT Math since 2014. She enjoys teaching many different classes across the undergraduate curriculum, especially Survey of Math, the Calculus sequence, and Linear Algebra. Some of her favorite parts of teaching are surprising students with new interesting concepts, and showing them areas of applications of mathematics.

Joseph Zielinksi joined the department in Fall 2020 as a Visiting Assistant Professor. He earned BS and PhD degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before coming to UNT he was the Zeev Nehari Visiting Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. His research interests are in descriptive set theory, especially in the complexity of analytic equivalence relations and the dynamics and geometry of Polish groups.