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Dr. Joseph Rusinko

Dr. Joseph Rusinko

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  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Status: Faculty
  • Department: Math,
  • Will Mentor: Pre-doctoral students

Areas of Expertise

Applied Mathematics,

Research Interests

Applications of algebraic geometry to phylogenetics


I graduated from Davidson College in 2001 as a Mathematics and German double major. After briefly working as an actuary, I earned a Ph.D. at the University of Georgia in 2007. My research interests focus on applications of algebraic geometry to phylogenetics. I have served as a research mentor for a variety of students from underrepresented groups through programs such as McNair Scholars. I direct our institutions summer research program and especially enjoy working with students with limited prior exposure to mathematics research.