Recent Graduate Research

Year Author Program Research Advisor Title
2023 Paul Gaona Partida MS Statistics Yan Sun An Interval-Valued Random Forests
2023 Brian Nalley MS Statistics Alan Wisler Using Natural Language Processing to Quantify the Efficacy of Language Simplification as a Communication Strategy
2023 Samuel Haycock MS Statistics Brennan Bean Stressor: An R Package for Benchmarking Machine Learning Models
2023 Ragan Astle MS Statistics Juergen Symanzik Statistical Graph Quality Analysis of Utah State University Master of Science Thesis Reports
2023 Ben Jones MS Industrial Mathematics Jia Zhao An Integrated Experimental and Modeling Approach to Design Rotating Algae Biofilm Reactors (RABRs) Via Optimizing Algae Biofilm Productivity, Nutrient Recovery, and Energy Efficiency
2023 William Gullion MS Statistics Stephen Walsh Investigating the Effect of Greediness on the Coordinate Exchange Algorithm for Generating Optimal Experimental Designs
2023 McKade Thomas MS Statistics Alan Wisler Examining Model Complexity's Effects When Predicting Continuous Measures From Ordinal Labels
2023 Levi Gagnon MS Mathematics Matthew Young A Frobenius-Schur Extension for Real Projective Representation
2023 Braden Mindrum MS Statistics Juergen Symanzik Examining Political Discourse on Online 8Kun and Reddit Forums
2023 Dana Strong     Epidemic highs and lows: a stochastic diffusion model for active cases
2023 Rachel Frantz     Modeling the Spread of Curly Top Disease in Tomatoes
2022 Sarah Bogen MS Statistics Noelle Beckman A Bayesian Hierarchical Approach for Modeling Virtual Species with Realistic Functional Trait Relationships
2022 Shantel Spatig MS Mathematics Andreas Malmendier Recognizing and Reducing Ambiguity in Mathematics Curriculum and Relations of θ-Functions in Genus One and Two: A Geometric Perspective
2022 Yili Zhang MS Statistics Jia Zhao Quantum Computing Simulation of the Hydrogen Molecule System with Rigorous Quantum Circuit Derivations
2022 Kegan J. Penovich MS Industrial Mathematics Joesph Koebbe Predicting Order Status using XGBoost
2022 Zachary Coverstone MS Mathematics Brynja Kohler An Investigation of Active Learning on Students' Understanding of Infinite Series Convergence
2022 Alexander L. Hedquist MS Statistics Juergen Symanzik Redefining NBA Basketball Positions Through Visualization and Mega-Cluster Analysis
2022 Jaylee Willis MS Mathematics David Brown An Introduction to Combinatorics via Cayley's Theorem
2022 Illia Hayes MS Mathematics Mark Fels Joint Invariants of Primitive Homogenous Spaces
2022 Adam Robertson MS Mathematics Matthew Young Using the Reshetikhin-Turaev Link Invariant Approach with Non-Semisimple Categories
2022 Jake S. Rhodes PhD Statistics  Kevin Moon Geometry- and Accuracy-Preserving Random Forest Proximities with Applications
2022 Kelvyn K. Bladen MS Statistics Richard Cutler Contributions to Random Forest Variable Importance with Applications in R
2022 Jarrod Mau MS Mathematics Jia Zhao Dynamic System Discovery with Recursive Physics-Informed Neural Networks
2022 Eric D. McKinney PhD Statistics Juergen Symanzik Extensions to the Syrjala Test with Eye-Tracking Data Analysis Applications in R
2022 Joanna D. Coltrin MS Statistics Juergen Symanzik Defining Areas of Interest Using Voronoi and Modified Voronoi Tesselations to Analyze Eye-Tracking Data
2022 Jacy Beck MS Mathematics Brynja Kohler Developing Confidence and Interest in Teaching Relevant Mathematical Modeling Lessons
2022 Guenchik Grosklos PhD Interdisciplinary Jia Zhao Dynamical Systems Analysis in Adaptive and Metapopulation Ecology with Applications to Conservation Management
2022 Natalie M. Anderson PhD Interdisciplinary James Cangelosi The Influence of a Course on Assessment for Inservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers
2022 Cassandra Barton MS Industrial Mathematics Luis Gordillo Analyzing Suicidal Text Using Natural Language Processing
2021 Jadon S. Wagstaff MS Statistics Brennan Bean Regionalized Models with Spatially Continuous Predictions at the Borders
2021 Ting-Yao Lee MS Mathematics Zhaohu Nie Studies of Classical Analysis after Whittaker and Watson
2020 Jared E. Hansen MS Statistics Kevin Moon Applications of Machine Learning in High-Frequency Trade Direction Classification
2020 Mychelle Parker MS Mathematics Ian Anderson Semisimple Subalgebras of Semisimple Lie Algebras
2020 Braden D. Probst MS Statistics Juergen Symanzik 'LMshapemaker': Utilizing the 'Rmapshaper' R Package to Modify Shapefiles for Use in Linked Micromap Plots
2020 Melissa Pulley MS Mathematics Luis Gordillo The Marshmallow Lab: A Project-Based Approach to Understanding Functional Responses
2019 Brennan L. Bean PhD Statistics Yan Sun Interval-Valued Kriging Models with Applications in Design Ground Snow Load Prediction
2019 Eden Furtak-Cole and Aleksey S. Telyakovskiy; Fluids     A 3D Numerical Study of Interface Effects Influencing Viscous Gravity Currents in a Parabolic Fissure, with Implications for Modeling with 1D Nonlinear Diffusion Equations
2019 Jill F. Lundell PhD Statistics Richard Cutler Tuning Hyperparameters in Supervised Learning Models and Applications of Statistical Learning in Genome-Wide Association Studies with Emphasis on Heritability
2019 Eric McKinney, Minwoo Chang, Marc Maguire, and Yan Sun; International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials PhD Statistics Yan Sun Prediction of Stress Increase at Ultimate in Unbonded Tendons Using Sparse Principal Component Analysis
2019 Kaitlin S. Murphy MS Mathematics David Brown On Fractional Realizations of Tournament Score Sequences
2019 Brian Plucinski MS Mathematics Yan Sun Feasibility of Multi-Year Forecast for the Colorado River Water Supply: Time Series Modeling
2019 Samuel David Schwartz MS Mathematics David Brown Machine Learning Techniques as Applied to Discrete and Combinatorial Structures
2019 Brinley Zabriskie MS Statistics Chris Corcoran Methods for Meta–Analyses of Rare Events, Sparse Data, and Heterogeneity
2018 Christopher Beckett MS Statistics Adele Cutler Rfviz: An Interactive Visualization Package for Random Forests in R
2018 Lacy Christensen MS Statistics Kady Schneiter  Implementing the Use of Personal Activity Data in an Introductory Statistics Course
2018 James A. Farrugia MS Mathematics David Brown Brun's 1920 Theorem on Goldbach's Conjecture
2018 Eden Furtak-Cole     Three Environmental Fluid Dynamics Papers
2018 Devin W. Goodsman, Guenchik Grosklos, Brian H. Aukema, Caroline Whitehouse, Katherine P. Bleiker, Nate G. McDowell, Richard S. Middleton, and Chonggang Xu; Global Change Biology PhD Interdisciplinary   The Effect of Warmer Winters on the Demography of an Outbreak Insect Is Hidden by Intraspecific Competition
2018 Nicholas Graner MS Mathematics Mark Fels Canonical Coordinates on Lie Groups and the Baker Campbell Hausdorff Formula
2018 Elise Griffin and Andreas Malmendier; Communications in Number Theory and Physics     Jacobian Elliptic Kummer Surfaces and Special Function Identities
2018 Scott G. Jordan PhD Mathematics Luis Gordillo Modeling the Spread of Alfalfa Stem Nematodes: Insights into their Dynamics and Control
2018 Jacob Kullberg MS Mathematics Ian Anderson Calculating the Cohomology of a Lie Algebra Using Maple and the Serre Hochschild Spectral Sequence
2018 Richard M. Lambert MS Statistics John Stevens Comparing Performance of Gene Set Test Methods Using Biologically Relevant Simulated Data
2018 Abibat Adebisi Lasisi PhD Mathematics Joesph Koebbe Multi-Resolution Analysis Using Wavelet Basis Conditioned on Homogenization
2018 Lauren Holt Lenz     Statistical Methods to Account for Gene-Level Covariates in Normalization of High-Dimensional Read-Count Data
2018 Randall D. Reese PhD Statistics Guifang Fu Feature Screening of Ultrahigh Dimensional Feature Spaces With Applications in Interaction Screening
2018 Marcus W. Scott     A Series of Papers on Detecting Examinees who Used a Flawed Answer Key
2018 Breckell Soifua MS Statistics Adele Cutler A Comparison of R, SAS, and Python Implementations of Random Forests
2018 Andrew B. Whetten MS Statistics John Stevens Surviving a Civil War: Expanding the Scope of Survival Analysis in Political Science