Russ Waller


Department: Mathematics

Degree: ABD, Florida State University

Area of Expertise: Topology


I joined the mathematics faculty at UA in the fall of 2014 while finishing my PhD in mathematics at Florida State University. My main research is in topology, and I have become particularly interested in topological data analysis. I am working with students at UA (as well as other faculty) to apply this burgeoning new field to various sports-related projects, such as ranking teams, assessing players, and evaluating the efficacy of various strategies and styles of play against different opposing strategies.