Mark Daniel Ward

Education

  • B.S., Denison University , Mathematics and Computer Science , 1999
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison , Applied Mathematical Sciences , 2003
  • Ph.D., Purdue University , Mathematics with Specialization in Computational Science , 2005

Research Interests

  • Analysis and Design of Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Probability and Analysis
  • Asymptotics
  • Applied Probability
  • Game Theory
  • Random Structures
  • Data Compression
  • Information Theory
  • Symbolic Computation
  • Probability Theory
  • Tree Structures
  • Pattern Matching
  • Analytic Combinatorics
  • Random Walk

Ph.D. Students from Purdue University Department of Statistics

  • Allison Davidson ( Joint with Professor Hosam Mahmoud )
  • Mohan Gopaladesikan ( Joint with Professor Hosam Mahmoud )
  • Jin Xia ( Joint with Professor William S. Cleveland )
  • Yucong Zhang

Ph.D. Students from Other Departments and Universities

  • Lida Ahmadi, Purdue University, Department of Mathematics
  • David Daniels, Purdue University, Department of Mathematics
  • Rodrigo Ferraz de Andrade, Purdue University, Department of Mathematics
  • Jeffrey Gaither, Purdue University, Department of Mathematics
  • Kira Kiviat, Purdue University, Department of Mathematics

Awards/Honors

  • Mu Sigma Rho William D. Warde Statistics Education Award, 2016
  • Fellow of the Purdue University Teaching Academy, 2015-Present
  • College of Science Undergraduate Advising Award, 2015-2016
  • Excellence in Research Award, 2015-2016
  • Most Outstanding Faculty, Favorite Faculty Program, 2015-2016
  • Statistics Advising Award, 2015-2016
  • Managing Editor, Applicable Analysis and Discrete Mathematics, 2014-Present
  • College of Science Team Award, 2014-2015
  • Excellence in Research Award, 2013-2014
  • Editorial Board, Applicable Analysis and Discrete Mathematics, 2012-present
  • College of Science Graduate Student Mentoring Award, 2012-2013
  • Excellence in Research Award, 2012-2013
  • College of Science Team Award, 2011-2012
  • Excellence in Research / Seed for Success, 2011-2012
  • Junior Oberwolfach Fellow, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO) in Germany, 2011
  • College of Science Interdisciplinary Award, 2010-2011
  • College of Science Undergraduate Advising Award, February 2010
  • Teaching for Tomorrow Award, 2010
  • College of Science Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching by an Assistant Professor, 2009-2010
  • Department of Statistics Outstanding Assistant Professor Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2009
  • Top Ten Outstanding Teachers in College of Science, 2007-2008
  • Good Teaching Award (University of Pennsylvania) in Math 104, 2007 (Spring)
  • Good Teaching Award (University of Pennsylvania) in Math 104, 2006 (Spring)
  • Good Teaching Award (University of Pennsylvania) in Math 104 and Math 580, 2006 (Fall)
  • Good Teaching Award (University of Pennsylvania) in Math 104 and Math 432, 2005 (Fall)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Purdue University, 2004 (Spring)
  • Actuarial Science Program Scholarship, Purdue University, 2004 (Fall)
  • GAANN Fellowship in Computational Science and Engineering, Purdue University, 2002-2005
  • Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship in Mathematics, Purdue University, 2001-2002
  • GAANN Fellowship in Mathematics and Computation in Engineering, Wisconsin, 1999-2001
  • B.S. degree awarded Summa Cum Laude, Denison University, 1999
  • Phi Beta Kappa (Denison University), 1999
  • Anderson Science Scholarship (Full tuition Denison University, 1 of 2 selected), 1995-1999
  • Faculty Scholarship for Achievement (Full tuition Denison University), 1995-1999
For more information about Mark Daniel Ward, please visit: http://www.stat.purdue.edu/~mdw/