The Mines’ Applied Mathematics and Statistics department is happy to introduce and welcome our new members:

Soutir Bandyopadhyay
Associate Professor, Applied Math and Statistics
PhD, Texas A&M University

Soutir Bandyopadhyay earned a doctorate in statistics at Texas A&M University, a master’s degree in statistics at the Indian Statistical Institute in New Delhi and a bachelor’s degree in statistics at St. Xavier’s College in Calcutta.
He has also been a visiting scientist at the Computational and Information Systems Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research studying climate models.
Bandyopadhyay’s area of expertise is spatial statistics and bioinformatics. He has published his work in the Journal of Time Series Analysis, the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B and the Annals of Statistics.


Forest Mannan
Visiting Assistant Professor, Applied Math and Statistics
PhD, Tulane University

Forest Mannan grew up in Carbondale, Colorado, and obtained his PhD from Tulane University in April 2017. Mannan conducts research in computational fluid dynamics, especially flows in the Stokes regime relevant to biology.


Bradley Martin
Visiting Assistant Professor, Applied Math and Statistics
PhD, University of Colorado Boulder

Bradley Martin recently completed his PhD in applied mathematics with Bengt Fornberg and the RBF research group at CU-Boulder while investigating new, radial basis function-based methods for numerically solving partial differential equations. His work on heat and wave interface and transport problems has been published in Geophysics, the Journal of Computational Physics and Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements.

Kevin Ahrendt
Post-doctoral Teaching Fellow, Applied Math and Statistics
PhD, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Kevin Ahrendt completed his PhD in mathematics under the supervision of Dr. Allan Peterson at UNL, researching fractional calculus on a discrete domain. He has published work with undergraduates pertaining to this area, and looks forward to engaging in research with more undergraduates in the future.