Indiana University East is pleased to welcome its newest faculty in the School of Natural Science and Mathematics.
Joshua Beal, assistant professor of mathematics, received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Ohio University. He earned his Master of Science in Mathematics and his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics from Miami University.
Before joining IU East, Beal was a mathematics instructor at Ohio University. Formerly, he taught mathematics at Columbus State Community College. His research interests include Stochastic processes, Stochastic calculus, probability theory, mathematical finance, and continuous and discrete optimization.
In 2010, Beal received an Outstanding Teacher Award from Ohio University in the College of Arts and Sciences. He received the Ying-Chien Chang Ohio University Mathematics Graduate Scholarship in 2008-2009 and the Zoltan Balogh Memorial Award from Miami University in 2005.
Ramesh Karki, visiting assistant professor of mathematics, received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Toledo. He earned his Master of Arts and his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Previoulsy, Karki was an instructor in mathematics at the University of Toledo. Before attending and teaching at the University of Toledo, he was an instructor of mathematics at the Amrit Science Campus and at Kathmandu College, both affiliated with Tribhuvan University. His research interests include dynamical systems and partial differential equations.
Karki received the 2014 Academic Excellence Award, the 2013 Wayne Dancer Memorial Award, and the 2012 Charles Nicholas Memorial Award from the University of Toledo Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He has presented talks and seminars at conferences held nationally in the United States and in Nepal.