Kristin Kuter

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science , Department of Nursing Science Program Director, Master of Science in Data Science

"As data problems become more complex, many large companies are requiring advanced degrees. Our program will give you the skills you need to stand out; you'll gain the mathematical and computational depth needed to refine the analytical tools others simply know how to use."

Madeleva | 574-284-4458 | kjehring@saintmarys.edu

Kristin Kuter’s data collection and analysis for the College’s report on Indiana girls ages 10 to 19, The Status of Girls in Indiana 2013, are prime examples of the future of data science and its ethical responsibility, and also serve as samples of Kuter’s dedication to her research and her students’ education.

Education

PhD, University of California, San Diego
MA, University of California, San Diego
BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Area of Expertise

Brownian Motion
Educational data analysis

Research Interests

Brownian Motion
Educational data analysis
Probability theory

Graduate Courses Taught

DSCI: Practicum

MATH 546: Applied Statistics I

MATH 547: Applied Statistics II

NURS 622: Statistics for Health and Biological Sciences

Professional Experience

Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, Associate Professor, 2015-present

Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, Assistant Professor,  2009–2015

University of California, San Diego, CA, Associate Instructor, 2008–2009

University of California, San Diego, CA, Instructor, Qualifying Exam Review, Summer 2007

University of California, San Diego, CA, Director, Summer Program for Women, Summer 2006 & 2007

University of California, San Diego, CA, Teaching Assistant

Awards and Honors

  • Lilly New Faculty Scholar, 2009–2010
  • UCSD Summer Graduate Teaching Fellow, 2008
  • ​GAANN Fellowship, 2004–2005

Professional Memberships

  • American Mathematical Society 
  • American Statistical Association 
  • Association for Women in Mathematics, 2007–2010
  • Institute of Mathematical Statistics 
  • Mathematical Association of America 
  • Pi Mu Epsilon, National Honors Society in Mathematics

Conference Presentations

“The Status of Girls in Indiana: Addressing the Issues.” Keynote address, fall 2014 meeting of AAUW, South Bend, IN, September 2014.

​“The Status of Girls in Indiana.” Panel presentation, 2014 Summit on Out-of-School Learning, Indiana Afterschool Network, Indianapolis, IN, March 2014.

“Status of Girls in Indiana Report.” Panel presentation, sponsored by CWIL, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, October 2013.“An Application of Principal Component Analysis to Educational Data in Indiana.” Poster presentation, Tea with SISTARs, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, February 2013.

“On the Optimal Stopping Problem for One-Dimensional Brownian Motion.” 39th Annual Mathematics Conference, Miami University, Oxford, OH, October 2011.

“Walsh’s Brownian Motion on a Graph.” Joint Statistical Meetings, Miami Beach, FL, August 2011.

“Harmonic Functions on Walsh’s Brownian Motion.” AMS Spring Central Sectional Meeting, Iowa City, IA, March 2011.

“Walsh’s Brownian Motion, Harmonic Functions, and Embedded Markov Chains.” New Researchers in Statistics and Probability Conference, Vancouver, Canada, July 2010.

“A Brief Introduction to Mathematical Finance.” Food For Thought Graduate Seminar, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, May 2007.

“Stochastic Models of Biochemical Networks with Delay.” Graduate Student Conference in Probability, UW-Madison, Madison, WI, April 2007.

“On Genetic Networks and Queueing Theory.” Stochastic Systems Seminar, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, May 2006. 

Publications

P.J. Fitzsimmons & K.E. Kuter, “Harmonic Functions on Brownian Motions on Metric Graphs,” Journal of Mathematical Physics, 56, 013504 (2015).

P.J. Fitzsimmons & K.E. Kuter, “Harmonic Functions on Walsh’s Brownian Motion,” Stochastic Processes and their Applications, 124 (2014): 2228–2248.

The Status of Girls in Indiana 2013, Saint Mary’s College, September 2013.

Using collected and collated data about Indiana girls ages 10 to 19, Kristin Kuter co-wrote The Status of Girls in Indiana 2013 report. An example of socially responsible data analysis taught at Saint Mary's, the report will be used to inform policies and programs in education, health, and politics.