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Research Areas
Discrete mathematics
Partially ordered sets
Random methods
Graph theory

Edward Scheinerman is known for his contributions to discrete mathematics including the invention of random dot product graphs. These graphs, which have been used extensively for the analysis of social and biological networks, are flexible enough to give realistic models of various types of networks while also being simple enough to be understood analytically.

He serves as the Whiting School of Engineering’s vice dean for faculty; previously, he was vice dean for graduate education, director of the Doctor of Engineering program, and chair of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Scheinerman is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications, and a member of the Mathematical Association of America and the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

He is the author of several books, including textbooks, a research monograph, and a general audience volume, The Mathematics Lover’s Companion. Scheinerman has been honored twice with the Mathematical Association of America’s Lester Ford Award for outstanding mathematical exposition and has received numerous teaching awards at Johns Hopkins, including the Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department Faculty Teaching Award, the Robert B. Pond, Sr. Excellence in Teaching Award, and a Distinguished Faculty Award.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Brown University in 1980, and master’s and doctoral degrees in mathematics from Princeton University in 1981 and 1984, respectively. He joined the faculty of the Whiting School of Engineering in 1984.