Lina Ma
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Phone: (860) 297-2289 Office Location: MECC 251
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Trinity College faculty member since 2017
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Purdue Univ.
M.S., Purdue Univ.
B.S., Peking Univ., Beijing, China

Dr. Lina Ma received a B.S at Beijing University, China, specializing in scientific and engineering computation. She continued her graduate study at Purdue University where she was advised by Professor Jie Shen. Her research topics focused on scientific computing and numerical analysis.  She received her M.S degree in financial mathematics in 2013, followed by a Ph.D. in applied mathematics in 2014.  She worked as a research associate at Penn State University from 2014 to 2017, where she expanded her research areas and worked on many interesting topics in applied math. Her research interests are developing faithful computational models and efficient algorithms for problems arising from many areas in applied sciences, including fluid dynamics, math-biology, electro-magnetic models, and stochastic models.

Dr. Ma is delighted to join the Trinity faculty and appreciates a liberal arts setting. She enjoys teaching mathematics and encourages students' involvement both inside and outside the classroom. She actively engages students in the learning process, and is eager to share her thoughts and experience. She also welcomes students' participation in research. She believes that the training process of understanding the problem, learning necessary skills, trying to solve the problem, and presenting ideas, is great preparation for future careers in all disciplines.