Department of Mathematics and Physics

Dr. Michael Jahn

Chair and Professor, Mathematics and Physics

Michael Jahn received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where his research focused on mathematical logic, computability theory, and definability of computational problems.  He has published in some of the top journals in mathematical logic, including the Journal of Symbolic Logic and the Annals of Pure and Applied Logic.

Dr. Jahn has held various teaching positions, including at the University of Wisconsin and the University of New Mexico, and also in the Computer Science Department at Indiana University.  While at the University of New Mexico, he was also employed at the High Performance Computing Education and Resource Center, with research and teaching focused on applications of the universityís highly parallel supercomputer in scientific modeling. 

Since joining DigiPen in 1998, Dr. Jahnís academic interests have focused on the mathematical foundations of computer graphics, physical simulation, and combinatorial game theory.

Dr. Michael Daniel Samson

Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Physics

Dr. Michael Daniel Samson received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Nanyang Technological University in 2014. His research focused on Scientific Computing, specifically using the technique of Spectral Methods.  Before joining DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore in 2015, he held several teaching positions in the Philippines, specializing in mathematics.

Michael Daniel's research interests mostly revolve around the development of computational tools for mathematical use. 

He currently teaches calculus and numerical analysis.  He enjoys recreational mathematical games in the form of logic puzzles and contract bridge.