Clarkson University appoints assistant professors in mathematics
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 1:53 pm

POTSDAM -- Guangming Yao, Guohui Song and Jie Sun were appointed assistant professors of mathematics at Clarkson University recently.

Yao received her bachelor of science degree in mathematics and applied mathematics and her master of science in mathematics from Harbin Normal University, China, and her doctoral degree in computational mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Before coming to Clarkson, Yao was an assistant professor in mathematics at Rowan University. Before that, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

Her honors include winning the University Doctoral Assistantship Competition at the University of Southern Mississippi; receiving the Innovation and Research Award from the University of Southern Mississippi; being selected as an Excellent Graduate Student in Heilongjiang Province, China; and winning the Outstanding Master Thesis award at Harbin Normal University.

Song received his bachelor of science degree in mathematics and applied mathematics from Wuhan University in Wuhan, China, and his master of science and doctoral degrees in mathematics from Syracuse University.

Before coming to Clarkson, he was a visiting assistant professor at the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Arizona State University and at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

While at Syracuse University, he was awarded the Donald E. Kibbey Prize for excellence in the Ph.D. program.

Sun received his bachelor of science degree in physics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, and his master of science and doctoral degrees in applied mathematics from Clarkson.

Before accepting the position at Clarkson, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Northwestern University and a visiting postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University.