**Graduate Students**
(#) Current graduate students
(##) Ph.D. students
* Saptarshi Biswas
* Joe Clanin
* Xiaoyuan Li
* Matthew Rayman
(##) M.S. students
* Hamzah Elwazir
(#) Completed Degrees
(##) Ph.D. degrees supervised and completed at Iowa State University
* **[Hugh D. Potter](http://www.hughpotter.net/)**, 2022
* *Thesis*: Programs and Proofs: A Molecular Toolchain
* *(supervised jointly with James I. Lathrop)*
* **Dawn Nye**, 2022
* *Thesis*: Practical Computation with Chemical Reaction Networks and Algorithmic Randomness
* *(supervised jointly with James I. Lathrop)*
* *Current Position*: Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
* **[Andrei Migunov](https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrei-migunov-34215b77)**, 2022
* *Thesis*: Randomness and Dimension in Computational Learning and Analog Computation
* *Current Position*: Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
* **[Xiang Huang](https://csc.uis.edu/faculty/xhuan5/)**, 2020
* *Thesis*: Chemical Reaction Networks: Computability, Complexity, and Randomness
* *Current Position*: Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL
* **[Don Stull](http://web.cs.iastate.edu/~dstull)**, 2017
* *Thesis*: Algorithmic Randomness and Analysis
* *Current Position*: L.E. Dickson Instructor, Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
* **[Adam Case](https://analytics.drake.edu/~case/)**, 2016
* *Thesis*: Mutual Dimension, Data Processing Inequalities, and Randomness
* *Current Position*: Associate Professor of Computer Science, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
* **Titus Klinge**, 2016
* *Thesis*: Modular and Robust Computation with Deterministic Chemical Reaction Networks
* *(supervised jointly with James I. Lathrop)*
* *Current Position*: Software Engineer, Third Wave Automation, Des Moines, IA
* **Divita Mathur**, 2016
* *Thesis*: Dynamic Self-assembling DNA Nanosystems: Design and Engineering
* *(supervised jointly with Eric R. Henderson)*
* *Current Position*: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
* **[Brian Patterson](https://oglethorpe.edu/faculty/brianpatterson/)**, 2011
* *Thesis*: Three Topics in the Theory of Computing: Multi-Resolution Cellular Automata, the Kolmogorov Complexity Characterization of Regular Languages, and Hidden Variables in Bayesian Networks
* *(supervised jointly with James I. Lathrop)*
* *Current Position*: Associate Professor, Division of Mathematics and Computer Science, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA
* **[Scott M. Summers](http://www.uwosh.edu/computer_science/faculty-staff/staff-images/scott-summers/view)**, 2010
* *Thesis*: Universality in Algorithmic Self-Assembly
* *(supervised jointly with James I. Lathrop)*
* *Current Position*: Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI
* **[Matthew J. Patitz](http://self-assembly.net/mpatitz/)**, 2010
* *Thesis*: Toward a Molecular Programming Language for Algorithmic Self-Assembly
* NSF CAREER Award, 2016
* *Current Position*: Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
* **[Xiaoyang Gu](https://www.linkedin.com › xiaoyanggu)**, 2009
* *Thesis*: Fractals in Complexity and Geometry
* *Current Position*: Principal Staff Software Engineer, LinkedIn, San Francisco Bay Area
* **[Satyadev Nandakumar](http://www.cse.iitk.ac.in/users/satyadev/)**, 2009
* *Thesis*: Dynamics, Measure and Dimension in the Theory of Computing
* Current Position*: Professor, Department of Computer Science, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India
* **[David S. Doty](http://web.cs.ucdavis.edu/~doty/)**, 2009
* *Thesis*: Applications of the Theory of Computation to Nanoscale Self-Assembly
* *(supervised jointly with James I. Lathrop)*
* NSF CAREER Award, 2019
* *Current Position*: Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
* **[John M. Hitchcock](http://www.cs.uwyo.edu/~jhitchco)**, 2003
* Honorable mention (runner-up) for the 2004 Zaffarano Award for Graduate Student Research (awarded to one Iowa State University graduate student each year)
* *Thesis*: Effective Fractal Dimension: Foundations and Applications
* *Current Position*: Professor of Computer Science, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
* **Jack J. Dai**, 2001
* Winner of the 2001 Zaffarano Award for Graduate Student Research (awarded to one Iowa State University graduate student each year)
* *Thesis*: Some Results in Probability and Theoretical Computer Science
* *(supervised jointly with Krishna B. Athreya)*
* *Current Position*: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Mathematics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
* **[James I. Lathrop](http://www.cs.iastate.edu/~jil/)**, 1997
* *Thesis*: Computing and Evolving Variants of Computational Depth
* *Current Position*: Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
* **[Josef M. Breutzmann](http://mcsp.wartburg.edu/breutzma/)**, 1996
* *Thesis*: The Complexity of Parameters for Probabilistic and Quantum Computation
* *Current Position*: Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA
* **[David W. Juedes](https://www.ohio.edu/engineering/about/people/profiles.cfm?profile=juedes)**, 1994
* *Thesis*: The Complexity and Distribution of Computationally Useful Problems
* *Current Position*: Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Associate Dean for Academics, Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Ohio University, Athens, OH
**[Mathematics genealogy](http://www.genealogy.ams.org/)**
(##) External memberships on Ph.D. Committees at other universities
* **Maria Lopez-Valdes**
* Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Zaragoza, 2011
* *Thesis*: Aplicaciones de la Dimension Efectiva a la Complejidad Computacional y a los Algoritmos de Compresion de Datos
* *Adviser*: Elvira Mayordomo
* *Current Position*: CEO, Bit&Brain Technologies, Zaragoza, Spain
* **Sung-il Pae**
* Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005
* *Thesis*: Random Number Generation Using a Biased Source
* *Adviser*: Michael C. Loui
* *Current Position*: Instructor in Computer Engineering, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
* **[Sebastiaan A. Terwijn](http://http://www.math.ru.nl/~terwijn/)**
* Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Amsterdam, 1998
* *Thesis*: Computability and Measure
* *Advisers*: [Klaus Ambos-Spies](http://math.uni-heidelberg.de/logic/ambos/ambospub.html) and [Leen Torenvliet](http://www.ozsl.uva.nl/People/show_person.php?Person_id=Torenvliet+L.)
* *Current Position*: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
* **[Yongge Wang](http://www.sis.uncc.edu/~yonwang/)**
* Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Heidelberg, 1996
* *Thesis*: Randomness and Complexity
* *Adviser*: [Klaus Ambos-Spies](http://math.uni-heidelberg.de/logic/ambos/ambospub.html)
* *Current Position*: Professor of Software and Information Systems, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
* **[Martin J. Strauss](http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~martinjs/)**
* Ph.D., Mathematics, Rutgers University, 1995
* *Thesis*: Measure in Feasible Complexity Classes
* *Adviser*: [Eric Allender](http://www.cs.rutgers.edu/~allender/)
* *Current Position*: Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Professor of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
* **[Elvira Mayordomo](http://webdiis.unizar.es/~elvira/)**
* Ph.D., Computer Science, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 1994
* *Thesis*: Contributions to the Study of Resource-Bounded Measure
* *Adviser*: [José Balcázar](http://www-lsi.upc.es/~balqui/home.html)
* *Current Position*: Professor of Computer Science, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
(##) M.S. degrees supervised and completed at Iowa State University
* Linsey Kitt, 2024 (supervised jointly with Myra B. Cohen)
* Scott M. Summers, 2007
* Mallika Bachan, 2005
* Jared R. Nichols, 2004
* Anumodh Abey, 2004
* John M. Hitchcock, 2001
* Sridhar Srinivasan, 2000
* Vikram Mhetre, 1999
* Borislav Simov, 1995
* Yong Zhao, 1995
* James I. Lathrop, 1994
* J. Andrew Edwards, 1993
* Owen Reynolds, 1993
* William J. Schmidt, 1991
* David Juedes, 1990
* Robert Matthews, 1989