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Research

The Math Department has had many students engaged in research on campus and at other universities during the summer.

  • Austin Tuttle ('14) completed a National Science Foundation sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer program at Grand Valley State University in Michiagn studying properties of outer billiards dynamical systems.
  • Austin Tuttle ('14) presented his work on Pandemic Proliferation at Pacific at the 2013 National Joint Mathematical Meetings.
  • Andria Barraza ('12) completed a National Science Foundation sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer program at the University of Nebraska studying graph theory and gave a presentation on her work to the Math Club.
  • Nicolas Lytal ('12) presented his work on Markov Models in Population Genetics at the 2012 Northern California Undergraduate Math Conference.
  • Mike Abram ('11) presented his work on Sharing Secrets with Elliptic Cryptography at the 2011 Northern California Undergraduate Math Conference.
  • Lauren Elward ('11) presented her work on Copenhagen Consensus and Operations Research at the 2011 Northern California Undergraduate Math Conference.
  • Kyunmin Kim ('11) presented his work on Galois Theory for Differential Equations at the 2011 Northern California Undergraduate Math Conference.
  • Youa Yang ('11) presented his work on The Outset Chromatic Number of Tournaments at the 2011 Northern California Undergraduate Math Conference.
  • Yeoil (Steve) Yun ('11) presented his work on The (1,2)-Step Competition Number of a Tree at the 2011 Northern California Undergraduate Math Conference.
  • Matt Lundy ('09) presented his work A New Slant on an Old ODE Problem: What a Student Can Learn from Draining Inclining Tanks at the Pacific Undergraduate Research Conference.
  • Damien Mondragon ('08) presented his work Connected Components in Random Graphs, at the Northern California Undergraduate Math Conference.
  • Michael Babcock ('07) collaborated with Professors Langley and Merz on the problem of determining the distinguishing number of a digraph.
  • Huimei Lin ('07) presented research she did at the Summer Math Institute at Cornell at the National joint meeting of the American Mathematical Society and Mathematics Association of America.

If you are interested in pursuing research in mathematics, speak to one of the following math faculty:

Aleksei Beltukov—differential equations, applied mathematics, fluid dynamics

Mouchumi Bhattacharyya—statistics

Jialing Dai—algebra, financial mathematics

Chris Goff—linear algebra, algebra

Larry Langley—ordered sets, combinatorics, graph theory

Sebastian Marotta-chaos theory, dynamical systems

John Mayberry - applied probability, statistics.

Sarah Merz—combinatorics, graph theory