Sample image The focus of my research is to develop, apply and analyze the mathematical tools needed to answer questions of applied mathematics and applied science.

Research Areas


  1. J. Flenner and B. Hunter “Deep Topic Models”, submitted, 2016.
  2. E. Lai, D. Moyer, B. Yuan, E. Fox, B. Hunter, A.L. Bertozzi, J. Brantingham, “Topic Time Series Analysis of Microblogs” accepted in IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, special issue, 2016. [preprint version]
  3. Y. van Gennip, B. Hunter, R. Ahn, P. Elliott, K. Luh, M. Halvorson, S. Reed, M. Valasik, j. Wo, G. Tita, A.L. Bertozzi and P.J. Brantingham “Community detection using spectral clustering on sparse geosocial data.” SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics (SIAP), 73(1), pp. 67-83, 2013. [journal version] [Arxiv version]
  4. B. Hunter, T. Strohmer, “Spectral Embeddings and Diffusion Maps Under Perturbation.”, in review.
  5. Multislice Modularity Optimization in Community Detection and Image Segmentation, H. Hu, Y. van Gennip, B. Hunter, A.L. Bertozzi, M.A. Porter, IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (Brussels), ICDM'12, pp. 934-936, 2012. [pdf]
  6. Data mining compressed, incomplete and inaccurate high dimensional data by Hunter, advised by T. Strohmer, UC Davis PhD Dissertation, 2011. [pdf]
  7. Performance analysis of spectral clustering compressed, incomplete and inaccurate measurements by Hunter and T. Strohmer, in review. [pdf]
  8. Compressive spectral clustering - error analysis by B. Hunter and T. Strohmer, Manifold Learning and Its Applications: Papers from the AAAI Fall Symposium, (FS-10-06) 2010. [pdf]
  9. Gambler's Ruin with Catastrophes and Windfalls by B. Hunter, A.C. Krinik, N. Nguyen, J. Switkes and H. von Bremmen, Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, Vol. 2, No. 2, page 199-219, 2008. [pdf]
  10. Approaches to Gambler's Ruin with Catastrophes by B. Hunter, A.C. Krinik, N. Nguyen, J. Switkes and H. von Bremmen, Journal of Combinatorics, Information & System Sciences. [pdf]
  11. Gambler's Ruin and the Three State Markov Process by B. Hunter, advised by A.C. Krinik, Cal Poly Pomona Master's Thesis, 2005. [pdf]

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