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# Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics Faculty

Chair, Department of Mathematics, Physics and Statistics

e [dot] eschen [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.8707

s [dot] alsard [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.8761

Dr. Alsardary has been a faculty member in mathematics at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia since 1996. Among the many math courses he has taught include college algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, programming, graph theory, discrete...

t [dot] aurora [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.8911

Dr. Aurora has continuously made an effort to popularize science among the general public. He has made presentations on numerous topics, including applications of physics in physical therapy, applications of physics skills in understanding...

p [dot] halper [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.8913

Dr. Halpern's areas of expertise include the history of physics, cultural aspects of physics and theoretical astrophysics & cosmology. He is the author of numerous books and was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002....

s [dot] kim [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-7615

Dr. Kim’s research interests in statistics include optimal experimental design under multivariate Weibull distribution, confidence intervals for the survival distribution of event times in current status data, and testing hypothesis for the...

a [dot] kimchu [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.8705

Amy Kimchuk has made numerous presentations and has conducted most of her research on math anxiety. Some of her work has focused on examining different teaching methods that aid students in alleviating math anxiety, examining the twelve myths...

Program Director, Data Science

Associate Provost for Academic Partnerships

l [dot] pontig [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-8914

Dr. Pontiggia’s original research interest is non-cooperative stochastic games. In particular she has been studying variations of a two-person, non-cooperative stochastic game, inspired by the famous red-and-black gambling problem presented...

Director, Center for Undergraduate Research

r [dot] ramos [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-8546

Dr. Ramos is an experimental quantum mechanic and ultra-low temperature physicist who probes the quantum properties of materials and devices. He is published in top scientific journals including Science, Nature Communications, Physical Review,...

m [dot] robert [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-895-3138

Professor Robert is a mathematical biologist whose research utilizes mathematical tools from subject areas such as ordinary differential equations, difference equations, optimal control theory, stochastic processes, and probability theory to...

a [dot] saghafi [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-7240

Dr. Saghafi earned his PhD in Applied Mathematics from Iran University of Science and Technology where he specialized on Divergence Measures, Entropy, Weibull and Order k Poisson Models. Further, he earned his 2nd PhD in Statistics from...

l [dot] vas [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.8547

More information on teaching, publications, presentations as well as a current Curriculum Vitae can be found at http://liavas.net/

Director of Certificate in Biostatistical Methods

c [dot] walase [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-8796

Mr. Walasek earned his master’s degree in applied statistics at DePaul University and his bachelor’s in mathematics at the University of Illinois, Urbana.