I enjoy working with students on a one-to-one basis.
projects with students give me the opportunity to pursue this.
may involve, but are not limited to independent/directed studies to
extend material beyond a formally given course, pursuing an entirely
new topic, or
working on solving problems or certain aspects of problems that have
been previously solved.
Students may present their results informally (e.g. as
a presentation at a PRISM
meeting or to the Math department) or more formally
(e.g. as a presentation or
poster session at the
Hudson River Undergraduate Math Conference
, a SEAWAY
meeting or at the Geneseo
I am most interested in the areas of Linear Algebra and
Matrices, Wavelets, Linear
Programming, Numerical Analysis, and offshoots of these areas. If
you are interested in pursuing a
in any of these areas, then stop by and we'll talk about it.
In Spring 2009 I worked with Nicole Kingsley('09) on Directed Study in
Continuous Wavelets and then on a project using wavelets involving
Facial Recognition in Images. Nicole has given many presentations
at the Joint Math Meetings, Seaway Section Meetings, GREAT Day, Math
Day, Nebraska Conference for ><>Undergraduate Women in Math, in
addition to three of my classes.
In Spring 2008 I worked with Suf Shahin('08) on a Master's Thesis
having to do with the Moebius Strip. He presented at GREAT Day
In fall 2006 I did a directed study with Kari George ('07) on
Crytopgraphy. Kari presented a topic in Crytography in spring
I worked with Elizabeth Darrow ('06) and Professor
Macula on analyzing data from an algorithm SynDCode, used to
predict free energy values of pairs of DNA strands by another algorithm
called PairFold. She presented a poster in New Orleans at the
Joint Meetings last January (2007). She also gave a talk at the
Hudson River Undergraduate Conference in 2006.
In Spring '04, I worked with Malinda Wesley
on a project resulting from a directed study in Numerical Analysis II
with wavelets and image processing.
In Spring '01, Erin Bicknell, and in Spring '00,
Jennifer Pearce ('00-currently finishing her teaching accredition
in Colorado), Rachel
('00-currently finishing up a Ph.D. thesis at U. Conn.), and Rebecca
Bienvenue ('00) worked on projects with me.
Jen presented her work at the Huson River Undergraduate
Conference and at the Undergraduate Science and Math Symposium.
and Rebecca presented a poster at the Undergraduate Science and Math
and Rachel gave a presentation at the MAA Seaway Section meeting.
In Spring '98, three students worked with me,
Luis Baars ('98), Shelly Tartaglia
('99), and Lisa
Wood ('99-who recently received a Ph.D. from NC State).
Shelly and Lisa continued their work with me
in Fall '98.
In Fall '98 Shelly presented two posters dealing with
Cryptography at the1999 Geneseo Student Poster session where she was
to place them on display in Milne Library.
Lisa and Shelly both presented posters at the Joint Math
San Antonio in Jan '99.