Research and Grants
The department is very active in research, with over 200 peer reviewed publications in the last 5 years and more than 4 million dollars in grants in the same period. Our faculty have also received several awards in research and teaching.
Members of the department are involved in several grant-funded educational projects. Information about some of these grants can be found below.
Principal Differential Analysis with Covariates for Functional Data - Funded by grant NIH-336K, from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2013. The PI is Dr. Joan Staniswalis.
Online Modules for Linear and Matrix Algebra - With the support of grant NSF/CCLI-0737485, faculty at UTEP Mathematical Sciences Department developed a set of interactive online modules and investigations. Both the modules and the investigations are materials to support the learning of abstract linear algebra concepts. The PI's are Dr. Hamide Dogan-Dunlap and Dr. Piotr Wojciechowski.
Flexible Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Correlated Multivariate Data. - Funded by a NSF DMS grant, from August 2008 to July 2011. The PI is Dr. Ori Rosen.
Cross Institutional Implementation of Supplemental Instruction, UTEP-EPCC Cooperative Project - Funded by U.S. Dept. of Education, MSEIP Program, from October 2008 to September 2011. The grant's UTEP PI is Dr. Emil Schwab, EPCC's PI is Gabriela Schwab.
Middle School Mathematics Project - A 2-year professional development project to strengthen middle school teachers' content and pedagogical content knowledge. This project is funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The PI's are Dr. Mourat Tchoshanov and Dr. Kien Lim.
UBM Institutional: Undergraduate Training in Bioinformatics - Funded by NSF Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biological and Mathematical Sciences (UBM) program, from September 2009 to August 2014 (DUE 0926721). The grant's PI is Dr. Ming-Ying Leung.
Mathematical Models for RNA - Funded by NSF DMS 0800272, from June 2008 to May 2012. The grant's PI is Dr. Ming-Ying Leung.
Probabilistic Models for Inversions in Viral RNA Sequences - Funded by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Advanced Research Program (Grant #003661-0013-2007), from May 2008 to January 2011. The grant's PI is Dr. Ming-Ying Leung.
Computational Prediction of RNA Viral Genome Structures - Funded by NIH Support for Continuous Research Excellence (SCORE) program (Grant #2S06-GM00812-37), from September 2007 to August 2011. Dr. Ming-Ying Leung is the Subproject PI.