PhD Students

Math PhD Students
Location: Unity Hall
Office Location: 4th Floor, Room 457 (Temporarily Moved Due to Stratton Hall Renovation)
Phone: 508-831-5241
Fax: 508-831-5824
Derek Drumm

I enjoy all of mathematics, but I have a particular interest in Design Theory, Graph Theory, and General Topology. For my masters thesis, I developed a method of construction for the National Football League (NFL) game schedule, and I have independently studied connected and disconnected topological spaces.

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Jiamin Jian

This is Jiamin Jian, a Ph.D. student in Mathematical sciences. I got my Master's degree from the City University of Hong Kong in 2019 and my Bachelor's degree from Nankai University in 2018. At WPI, my advisor is Prof. Qingshuo Song. I am interested in Stochastic Control theory and Mean Field Games.

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Abigail Lindner

I am an aspiring applied mathematician exploring mathematical biology problems related to bacteria and filtration with Dr. Francesca Bernardi. Before joining WPI in 2022, I attended Regent University, a liberal arts college in Virginia Beach, VA, where I graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Mathematics.Originally from China and raised in Southern California, I now call Massachusetts home. Outside of mathematics, I enjoy practicing yoga, reading a variety of fiction (any genre but horror!), trying new vegan recipes, and drinking oatmilk lattes in little cafes.

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Evan Sayer

Evan is from Chelmsford, Massachusetts and graduated from Brandeis University in 2020. Before and after graduation, he did computational research on the self-assembly of bacterial microcompartments and viral capsids. He then worked in the pharmaceutical industry before deciding to continue his education at WPI, where he is now a PhD candidate. He has a passion for math and music.

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Zihang Xu

I am Zihang Xu, the second year PhD student in statistics. My research interest will be Bayesian Statistics. I graduated from Jilin University in China and got my master in George Washington University. My major was statistics. 

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