Austin Anderson
Complex, or “imaginary" numbers, were introduced by algebraists to solve polynomial equations with no solutions on the real number line. Solving the quintessential equation x2 = 1 miraculously leads to the solutions of all other polynomial equations. The utility of complex numbers has since been discovered to be incredibly vast. Combining complex numbers with calculus is the basis of the theory of complex analysis. His research investigates operators on spaces of analytic functions, or transformations. Austin Anderson earned his PhD in 2010
“Sufficient unto the day is the rigor thereof.” –E.H. Moore

Mike Andonian

Marisa Billington
Marisa joined SUPERM in 2009. She was partnered with Bryan Molina and Stephanie Kamakeeaina of Lokelani Intermediate School on Maui. 

Erica Brown
Erica joined SUPERM in 2012 as secondyear graduate student in the mathematics department. Her research interests include applied and computational mathematics, particularly applied probability and numerical analysis. She is interested in the ways people use mathematics and computer science to describe reallife data, in order to observe patterns, predict outcomes, and make decisions. For the 201213 year, Erica was partnered with Libby Lenzer of Voyager Charter School. During her time at Voyager, she joined students in an after school math club! 
Jon Brown
Jon's research at UH Mānoa is focused on finding a better bound on the number of covering relations in a lattice. He has also done work in machine learning, data compression, and numerical analysis. Jon enjoys sharing his research and the love of mathematical discovery with teachers and students from the school districts in Hawaiʻi. For the 201112 year, Jon partnered with Angla Kung of Kailua High and Kathy Campbell of ʻAikahi Elementary. For the 201213 year, Jon partnered with Sean Yagi in the Honolulu District Office. What is a pirate's favorite field? You'd think it is R, but it's actually C. 

Ryan Felix
Ryan's research interests lie in functional analysis, which revolves around the idea of treating functions as elements of some abstract space with a given structure. In this way, we are more concerned with the space rather than the functions' individual properties. In his first year as a SuperM fellow, Ryan had the opportunity to partner with Lanai High and Elementary School. Although he finds enjoyment in researching mathematics, Ryan's major career focus has always been mathematics education. 

Tristan Holmes
Tristan Holmes' current area of research is in lattice theory and universal algebra. That is to say, he works with ordered sets and the relationship between ordered sets related to algebras and the properties satisfied by those algebras. In particular, his "math problem" is identifying which finite lattices can be represented as congruence lattices of a finite algebra. For the 200910 year, Tristan partnered with Lena Wong and G. West at Pauoa Elementary School. He ran a series of activities with Mrs. Wong's third graders. In cooperation with Mr. West, Tristan helped organize Pauoa's team at the Math Olympics competition at Noelani Elementary School in Spring 2010. Noelani's team (coached by SUPERM fellow HyeJung Kim) took first place but one of Pauoa's students took the top spot in her individual event. In the 201011 year, Tristan partnered with Seanyelle Yagi at Kalakaua Middle School. They collaborated on several lesson plans and run some of the activities for the Hawaii/Geneva week of math. 
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Justin Kong

Alexandra Lau

John Marriott

Lane McIntosh

Paul Nguyen
In Paul's first year with SUPERM, he ventured out weekly to Kahuku High and Intermediate School, partnered with Daniel Hwang. While at Kahuku, Paul introduced the students to combinatorics, voting methods, and started a math club. 
Geoff Patterson

John Rader

Eric Reckwerdt
Eric was partnered with Haunani Seward at Ke Kula Niʻihau o Kekaha on Kauaʻi. Through his partnership, SUPERM was able to supplement west Kauaʻi with a workshop and MathSpace Night. Moreover, the school and Eric worked diligently to produce a number of kaʻekeʻeke, a Hawaiian instrument made with a bamboo shoot. You can watch a video presented at the D.C. NSF conference here 
Sean Sanford

Aaron TamuraSato

Bianca Thompson
For the 201011 year, Bianca worked at Ha'aheo Elementary School on the Big Island. She brought activities to 6th graders three times each month and spent lunch/after school working with students that wanted to learn more about mathematics.
For her second year, Fall 2011, Bianca was partnered with Aikahi Elementary School and Kailua High School. She brought activities once a week to the 2nd grade classrooms and work with 30 students in a math enrichment program after school. In the high school, introduced the students to some mathematical topics they would see in college. With one semester left on her GK12 award, Bianca spent Spring 2013 working with Waianae and Nanakuli High Schools using her mathematical expertise to develop activities inspired by and accurately depicting aspects of Hawaiian culture and history. Bianca's research is in number theory and arithmetic dynamics. She focuses primarily on the properties of the functions phi(z)=k(z+b/z) and phi_2(z)=(z2+z*lambda)\(z+1). 
Jean Verrette
Jean's research at UH Mānoa explores differential geometry, algebraic topology, and particular instances of Lie algebras. Basic ideas from these and other research projects are presented to high school students through lectures and assignments surrounding parallel processing applications. In her first year as a Fellow, 200910, Jean partnered with Cagney Duffy at Halau Lokahi. For the following year, 201011, she was partnered with Angla Kung at Kailua High School. 
Mitchell Walker

John Wells
John's current mathematical interests lie in geometry and how the actions of Lie groups keep the underlying geometry the same. A Lie group (pronounced Lee) is basically a collection of commands on how an object can be transformed and not change any of its inherent properties. Lie groups have been used to reveal the hidden structure of quantum mechanics: how atoms and subatomic particles interact. For the 201213 year, John was partnered with Janel Marr and Elaine Sienkiewicz at Kailua Intermediate School. In January, John aided the school in a successful science night. 
