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

Current Ph.D. Students from Purdue University Department of Statistics

  • Yucong Zhang

Previous Ph.D. Students from Purdue University Department of Statistics

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

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
  • College of Science Undergraduate Advising Award, 2015-2016
  • Fellow of the Purdue University Teaching Academy, 2015-2019
  • Most Outstanding Faculty, Favorite Faculty Program, 2015-2016
  • Statistics Advising Award, 2015-2016
  • College of Science Team Award, 2014-2015
  • Managing Editor, Applicable Analysis and Discrete Mathematics, 2014-2019
  • College of Science Graduate Student Mentoring Award, 2012-2013
  • Editorial Board, Applicable Analysis and Discrete Mathematics, 2012-2019
  • Excellence in Research Award, 2012-2016
  • Junior Oberwolfach Fellow, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO) in Germany, 2011
  • College of Science Team Award, 2011-2012
  • Excellence in Research / Seed for Success, 2011-2012
  • College of Science Undergraduate Advising Award, February 2010
  • College of Science Interdisciplinary Award, 2010-2011
  • 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
  • Good Teaching Award (University of Pennsylvania) in Math 104, 2007
  • Top Ten Outstanding Teachers in College of Science, 2007-2008
  • Good Teaching Award (University of Pennsylvania) in Math 104 and Math 580, 2006
  • Good Teaching Award (University of Pennsylvania) in Math 104 and Math 432, 2005
  • Actuarial Science Program Scholarship, Purdue University, 2004
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Purdue University, 2004
  • GAANN Fellowship in Computational Science and Engineering, Purdue University, 2002-2005
  • Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship in Mathematics, Purdue University, 2001-2002
  • B.S. degree awarded Summa Cum Laude, Denison University, 1999
  • GAANN Fellowship in Mathematics and Computation in Engineering, Wisconsin, 1999-2001
  • 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
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