Deanna Needell

Claremont McKenna College

Current Students and Alumni

I supervise senior theses and doctoral advising for the Claremont Consortium in several areas of applied mathematics and statistics. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

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    Graduate Students

  • Anna Ma, Claremont Graduate University, Topic modeling & compressed sensing [ Papers ]
  • Tina Woolf, Claremont Graduate University, Topics in Signal Processing [ Papers ]

    Past graduate students and postdocs

  • Guangliang Chen, postdoctoral researcher (now Asst. Professor at San Jose State) [ Papers ]
  • Ran Zhao, Claremont Graduate University, (now at AIG, The Rockledge Group) [ Papers ]

    Past thesis students


  • Phillip North, Claremont McKenna College (2015), One-bit compressed sensing with prior information [Best Thesis Award 2015] [ Paper ]
  • Jonathon Briskman, Claremont McKenna College, Block Kaczmarz Method with Inequalities [ Paper ]
  • Evan Casey, Claremont McKenna College, Scalable Collaborative Filtering Recommendation Algorithms on Apache Spark [Outstanding Thesis Award 2014]
  • Nathan Falk, Claremont McKenna College, Policy Uncertainty and Irreversible Investment in the United States
  • Aparna Sarkar, Pomona College, Compressed Sensing and Human Vision
  • Zachary Siegel, Pomona College, Generative Models and Sparse Coding
  • Nathan Lenssen, Claremont McKenna College (2013), Audio Signal Processing and Forecasting [Best Thesis Award 2013]
  • Morgan Mayer-Jochimsen, Scripps College (2013), Public Healthcare Evaluation Techniques
  • Jing Wen, Pomona College (2013), Spectral Clustering Methods in Finance

    Summer Research

  • 2014 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), Applied Mathematics, UCLA
    Practical Compressive Signal Processing [ Paper ]
    • Christopher Garnatz, Pomona College
    • Xiaoyi Gu (NSF RA), UCLA
    • Alison Kingman, Harvey Mudd College
    • James LaManna, Pitzer College
    • Shenyingying Tu (NSF RA), UCLA

  • 2014 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), Applied Mathematics, UCLA
    Analysis of Neuroscience Data
    • Arpineh Asadoorian, UCLA
    • Christian Ayala, Claremont McKenna College
    • Jessica Nadalin, UC Berkeley
    • Ryan McCarthy (RA), UCLA
    • Susannah Shoemaker, Pomona College

  • 2014 Summer Graduate Research Program, Claremont McKenna College
    Practical Compressive Signal Processing
    • Flora Xu Shu Jing (NSF RA), Claremont Graduate University
    • Tina Woolf (NSF RA), Claremont Graduate University
    • Ran Zhao (NSF RA), Claremont Graduate University

  • 2012 Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS), Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA
    Spectral Clustering and the Attrition Problem [ Papers ]
    • Bianca Cung, UCLA
    • Tony Jin, Stanford
    • Juan Carlos Ramirez, Univ. of Mexico
    • Aubrey Thompson (project manager), Univ. of Nebraska

  • 2010 VIGRE VPUE Undergraduate Summer Workshop, Stanford
    Robust Principal Component Analysis[ Papers ]
    • Michael Hornstein, Stanford