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Wako Bungula

Assistant Professor
Mathematics & Statistics
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Specialty area(s)

Topological Data Analysis (TDA), TDA Mapper, Computational Topology, Topology

Brief biography

I found out that I enjoyed Mathematics and Physics in middle school, so I studied Math and Physics (and earned B.S. and B.A.) from Texas Lutheran University in 2013. I received an M.S. in 2015 and a Ph.D. in 2019 in Mathematics from the University of Iowa.

My research interests are mainly Computational Topology, Topological Data Analysis (TDA), and TDA Mapper. 

My hobbies include playing the guitar, piano, and chess. I also enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking.

Current courses at UWL

Math 175 - Applied Calculus

Math 207 - Calculus I

 

Education

Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Iowa, 2019

M.S. Mathematics,  University of Iowa, 2015

B.S. Mathematics,  Texas Lutheran University, 2013

B.A. Physics, Texas Lutheran University. 2013

Career

Teaching history

Math 175 - Applied Calculus

Math 207 - Calculus I

Math 208 - Calculus II

Math 310 - Calculus III

Professional history

Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Iowa, August 2015 - August 2019

Kudos

presented

Wako Bungula, Mathematics & Statistics, presented "Interpolating missing data and comparing performance of common interpolation techniques from a 30-year water quality dataset" at International Symposium on Biomathematics & Ecology Education & Research on Nov. 14 online.

Submitted on: Nov. 22, 2021

 

presented

Wako Bungula, Mathematics & Statistics, presented "Application of TDA Mapper to Water Data and Bird Data" at BEER Conference on Nov. 14, online.

Submitted on: Nov. 16, 2020

 

presented

Wako Bungula, Mathematics & Statistics, presented "Clustering Algorithms: Stability of TDA Mapper Graphs." at JMM on Jan. 16 in Denver, CO.

Submitted on: Jan. 29, 2020