## Admission CTAs

# Spring 2022 - New Faculty to Mathematical Sciences

**Michael Jarret, Assistant Professor **

Michael Jarret joined George Mason as an Assistant Professor in Spring 2022. He holds a joint appointment between the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Computer Science. His research focuses on the intersection of quantum computing with algebraic graph theory, where he is particularly interested in quantum algorithms, spectral graph theory, and classical simulation of quantum systems. Prior to joining Mason, he received a PhD from the University of Maryland and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. His published research appears in applied mathematics, theoretical computer science, and mathematical/theoretical physics venues. Michael has been PI and co-PI on awards funded by ARO and NSF respectively. He has previously mentored a number of undergraduate and graduate researchers and will happily continue doing so.

**Jingya Yan, Instructor**

Jingya Yan joined Mason as a Mathematics Instructor in Spring 2022. Before coming to Mason, she worked as a graduate teaching assistant at Texas A&M University for two years and worked in Actuarial industry for one year. She holds an M.S. in Mathematics from Texas A&M, M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University and B.S. in Mathematics from UCLA, with concentrations in Actuarial Science and High Dimensional Probability. Her future goals include working with the Actuarial Science program and bringing the students the best possible study experience at Mason.