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Tuan Pham Portrait

Tuan Pham

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Math & Computing

Science Building 311


Dr. Pham was born and raised in Buon Ma Thuot City, Daklak, Vietnam, being the elder of two. He came to the United States in 2012 to attend the graduate school in Mathematics at the University of Minnesota. During this time, he found the restored church of Jesus Christ and was baptized. During 2018-2020, he worked as a postdoc at Oregon State University. Here he met his eternal companion, Kathy Sherwood, who was then a high school Spanish teacher. He taught at Brigham Young University the following 2 years and Eastern Oregon University the following year before joining Brigham Young University-Hawaii in 2023. He enjoys learning and teaching math, playing the guitar, researching genealogy, and spending time with his precious family. With his Vietnamese background, he is excited to contribute to the cultural diversity of the campus community.


BS in Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Science, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2010
MS in Applied Mathematics, University of Orleans, France, 2012
PhD in Mathematics, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, 2018

Research areas

Dr. Pham’s research fields are Partial Differential Equations, Probability, Fluid Dynamics, and Numerical Analysis. He investigates differential equations from analytic, probabilistic, and numerical perspectives.

Publications and current projects


Mathematics Program