DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES SUMMARY
FOR JULY 1, 1997 TO JUNE 30, 1998



 

I. Publications, Performances, Exhibits
 
 

Allen, Edward E.

"Bitableaux Bases for Diagonal Invariant Polynomial Quotient Rings." Advances in Mathematics 130 (1997): 242-260.
 
 

Baxley, John V.

(with Robinson, S.B.) "Coexistence in the Unstirred Chemostat." Applied Mathematics and Computation 89 (1998): 41-65.

(with Robinson, S.B.) "Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems for Shallow Membrane Caps, II." Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 88 (1998): 203-224.
 
 

Burg, Jennifer J.

(with Thomas S.) "Computers Across Campus: Introduction." Communications of the ACM 41(1998): 22-25.

(with Brown, D. and Dominick, J.) "A Strategic Plan for Ubiquitous Laptop Computing." Communications of the ACM 41 (1998): 26-31.
 
 

Carmichael, Richard D.

(with Pilipovic, S.) "The Cauchy and Poisson Kernels as Ultradifferentiable Functions." Complex Variables Theory and Application 35 (1998): 171-186.

(with Pilipovic, S.) "Boundary Values in Ultradistribution Spaces." Complex Variables Theory and Application 35 (1998): 195-207.
 
 

Ge, Yaorong

(with Steltz, D. R., Wang, J., Zha, X, Vining, D. J.) "Computing the Central Path of a Colon from CT Images." Proc. of the International Symposium on Medical Imaging: Image Processing, SPIE Volume 3338 (1998).
 
 

Howard, Frederic T.

(with Witt, Richard) "Lacunary Formulas for Binomial Coefficients." Applications of Fibonacci Numbers Vol. 7. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, (1998): 185-195.
 
 

John, David J.

"Pursuing Bounds of ir (Qn)." Proceedings of the 36th Annual Southeast Conference of the ACM, ACM Press (1998): 236-240.
 
 

Kuzmanovich, James

(with Teply, M.) "Homological Dimensions of Semigroup Rings." Communications in Algebra 25 (1997): 2817-2838.

(with Bryant, J. and Pavlichenkov, A.) "Functions with Compact Preimages of Compact Sets." Mathematics Magazine 70 (1997): 362-364.
 
 

Norris III, James L.

(with Gauvin, L., Rejeski, J., Lutes, L.) "The Curse of Inactivity: Failure of Acute Exercise to Enhance Feeling States in a Community Sample of Sedentary Adults." Journal of Health Psychology 2 (1997): 509-523.
 
 

Plemmons, Robert J.

(with Golub, G., Lui, S., and Luk, F.) Scientific Computing, Proc. Hong Kong Conference. Singapore: Springer Verlag, 1997.

(with Pauca, P., and Torgersen, T.) "Degredation Reduction in Optics Imagery Using Toeplitz Structure." Calcolo, J. 33 (1997): 269-288.

(with Ng, M. and Qiao, S.) "Regularized Blind Deconvolution Using Recursive Inverse Filtering." Proc. HK97 Conference on Scientific Computation, Singapore: Springer Verlag, 1997: 10-31.

(with Nagy, J., Pauca, P. and Torgersen, T.). "Space-varying Restoration of Optical Images." J. Optical Soc. America A 14 (1997): 3162-3174.

(with Vogel, C. and Chan, T.) "Fast Algorithms for Phase Diversity Blind Deconvolution." Proc. SPIE Conf. On Adaptive Optical System Technologies, Kona, HI, 3353 (1998): 46-58.
 
 

Robinson, Stephen B.

(with Baxley, J.) "Coexistence in the Unstirred Chemostat." Applied Mathematics and Computation 89 (1998): 41-65.

(with Baxley, J.) "Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems for Shallow Membrane Caps, II." Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 88 (1998): 203-224.
 
 

Thomas, Stan J.

(with Burg, J.) "Computers Across Campus: Introduction." Communications of the ACM 41 (1998): 22-25.
 
 

Torgersen, Todd C.

(with Nagy, J., Pauca, P., Plemmons, R.) "Degradation Reduction in Optics Imagery Using Toeplitz Structure." Calcolo J. 33 (1997): 269-288.

(with Nagy, J., Pauca, P., Plemmons, R.) "Space-varying Restoration of Optical Images." J. Optical Soc. America A 14 (1997): 3162-3174.
 
 

II. Papers and Presentations
 
 

Allen, Edward E.

Presentation: "Graded Regular Representations of the Complex Reflection Groups." University of California at San Diego, December 5, 1997.
 
 

Baxley, John V.

Presentation: "Theory and Computation for Singular Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems-Some Examples." Conf. on Difference Equations and their Applications, Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, July 23, 1997.

Paper: "Qualitative Estimates and the Computation of Solutions of Singular Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems." 28th Annual Mathematics Conference, Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana, October 24-26, 1997.

Presentation: "Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems." North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, NC, February 5, 1998.
 
 

Burg, Jennifer J.

Paper: "Dynamic Web Access for Collaborative Writing." WebNet 97, Toronto, Canada, November 4, 1997.

Paper: "Writing Stories of Technological Change at Wake Forest University." Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL, April 4, 1998.

Presentation: "Ubiquitous Computing on the University Campus." Sheridan College, Toronto, Canada, August 27, 1997.
 
 

Carmichael, Richard D.

Organizer: (with Gold, B.) "Mathematical Association of America Panel Discussion: How Can an MAA Teaching Consultant Help a Department?" AMS/MAA National Meeting, Baltimore, MD, January 7-10, 1998.
 
 

Ge, Yaorong

Presentation: "Computing the Central Path of a Colon From CT Images." SPIE International Symposium on Medical Imaging, San Diego, CA, February 21-27, 1998.
 
 

Hammack, Richard H.

Paper: "Circularity of Planar Graphs." Mathematical Association of America, Southeastern Section, Charleston, SC, March 13, 1998.
 
 

Hemler, Paul F.

Presentation: "Computer-Assisted Detection of Colon Polyps and Masses." 1998 Connectivity Expo, Winston-Salem, NC, November 1997.

Presentation: (with Lyons, D. and Chorn, K.) "The Hopf Fibration Geometric Computer Visualization." Mathematical Association of America, Southeastern Section, Charleston, SC, March 13, 1998.
 
 

Howard, Frederic T.

Paper: "Generalizations of a Fibonacci Identity." Mini-Conference in Combinatorics and Graph Theory, Greensboro, NC, October 25, 1997.

Paper: "Generalizations of a Fibonacci Identity." Eighth International Conference on Fibonacci Numbers and Their Applications, Rochester, NY, June 22, 1998.
 
 

Howards, Hugh N.

Presentation: "Normal Surfaces: A Glimpse Into the Topology of 3-Manifolds." Davidson College, 1998.

Presentation: "Limits of Incompressible Surfaces in 3-Manifolds." UNC-Greensboro, 1997.

Presentation: "Disjoint Embedded Incompressible Surfaces in 3-Manifolds." Columbia University, 1998.
 
 

John, David J.

Paper: "Minimal Cut Sets to Induce Balanced Signed Graphs." 29th Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing. Boca Raton, FL, March 9, 1998.

Paper: (with Francel, M.) "Counting Configurations in Balanced Ternary Designs." 29th Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing. Boca Raton, FL, March 10, 1998.

Paper: "Pursuing Bounds of ir (Qn)." 36th Annual ACM Southeast Conference, Marietta, GA, April 3, 1998.

Paper: "Counting Balanced Ternary Designs." 3rd Annual North Carolina Mini-Conference on Graph Theory, Combinatorics and Computing. Boone, NC, April 17, 1998.

Presentation: "PSP at WFU." Data General Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC, May 20, 1998.
 
 

Kirkman, Ellen E.

Paper: (with Kuzmanovich, J.) "The Filter Dimension of the Quantum Weyl Algebra A2 (J1,1)." Euroconference: "Interactions Between Ring Theory and Representations of Algebras," University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain, January 12-17, 1998.

Paper: (with Musson, I. and Passman, D.) "Down-up Algebras," Mid-Atlantic Algebra Conference, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, May 1-2, 1998.

Presentation: "The Weyl Algebra and Its Relations." North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, October 29, 1997.

Presentation: "The Weyl Algebra and Its Relations." The University of Wisconsin, Madison, November 7, 1997.
 
 

Lawson, Jeffrey K.

Presentation: "Symplectic Geometry and Geometric Mechanics." Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, November 1997.

Paper: "Multisymplectic and Frame-Symplectic Momentum Mappings for Field Theories." American Mathematical Society Special Session on Applied Dynamics, Geometric Analysis, and Mechanics, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, MD, January 1998.

Presentation: (with Berry, E.) "Two-part Testing in First-Year Calculus Courses." Mathematical Association of America, Southeastern Section, Charleston, SC, March 1998.

Presentation: "Products of Vectors and the Linear Operators That Preserve Them." Institute for Advanced Study/Park City Mathematics Institute, Park City, UT, July 1997.

Presentation: "A Discussion on Multisymplectic Geometry." Institute for Advanced Study/Park City Mathematics Institute, Park City, UT, July 1997.
 
 

Lyons, David W.

Presentation: (with Hemler, P. and Chorn, K.) "The Hopf Fibration Geometric Computer Visualization." Mathematical Association of America, Southeastern Section, Charleston, SC, March 1998.
 
 

Norris III, James L.

Presentation: "Use of Simultaneous Confidence Interval for Pre-Post Studies." Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, 20 January 1998.
 
 

Plemmons, Robert J.

Presentation: "Blind Image Deconvolution by Inverse Filtering." UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, October 1997.

Presentation: "Iterative Blind Deconvolution Using Variational Regularization (Plenary Lecture)." Optical Society of America, Long Beach, CA, October 1997.

Presentation: "Research in Aero-Optics." Starfire Optical Range, Phillips Air Force Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, February 1998.

Presentation: "Fast Algorithms for Phase Diversity Blind Deconvolution," SPIE Conf. On Adaptive Optical System Technologies, Kona, HI, March 1998.

Presentation: "High Resolution Imaging Through the Atmosphere." University of Kansas, Lawrence, KA, April 1998.

Presentation: "New Trends in Adaptive Optics Control." University of Kansas, Lawrence, KA, April 1998.

Presentation: "Phase Retrieval for Adaptive Optics." Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, May 1998.
 
 

Robinson, Steven B.

Paper: "Deformations of a Rotationally Symmetric Membrane." Conference on Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, University of Waterloo, Canada, August 1997.

Paper: "Resonance Problems for the One-dimensional p-Laplacian." Southeastern-Atlantic Regional Conference on Differential Equations, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, November 1997.
 
 

Torgersen, Todd C.

Presentation: "Image Enhancement Research and Software Development." Connectivity Expo 98, Winston-Salem, NC, March 18-20, 1998.
 
 

III. Editorships, Offices, Consultancies
 
 

Burg, Jennifer

Editorial Board, IMEJ of Computer-Enhanced Learning.

Guest Editor (with Thomas, S.), "Computers Across Campus," Communications of the ACM 41 (1998): 22-71.
 
 

Carmichael, Richard D.

Editorial Board, Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society.

Editorial Board, International Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences.

Committee on the Teaching of Undergraduate Mathematics, Mathematical Association of America.

Faculty Consultant, Project NExT, Mathematical Association of America.
 
 

Hayashi, Elmer K.

Advisory Panel, National Science Foundation ILI, Washington, DC, January 21-24, 1998.

Reader, Advanced Placement Program in Mathematics.
 
 

Howard, Frederic T.

Board of Directors, The Fibonacci Association.

Conference Organizer, Eighth International Conference on Fibonacci Numbers and Their Applications, Rochester, NY, June 1998.
 
 

Kirkman, Ellen E.

Advisory Panel, Research Opportunities for Undergraduates, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, December 3-6, 1997.
 
 

Kuzmanovich, James

Judge, Math Counts Competition, Winston-Salem, NC, February 21, 1998.
 
 

Plemmons, Robert J.

Editorial Board, Linear Algebra and Applications.

Editorial Board, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis.

Editorial Board, Associate Managing Editor, Applied and Computational Control, Signals, and Circuits.

Board of Trustees, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

Chair, SIAM Section Activities Committee.

National Mathematics Awareness Committee, Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences, 1998.

Consultant, Boeing Computing Services.

Advisory Panels, National Science Foundation (DMS and CISE Divisions).

Organizing Committee, International Conference, Winnipeg, Canada, July 1998.

Organizing Committee, International Conference, Long Beach, CA, October 1998.

Organizing Committee, International Conference, Kona, HI, March 1998.

Organizing Committee, International Conference, San Diego, CA, July 1998.

Organizing Committee, International Conference, Salermo, Italy, October 1998.

State of North Carolina Committee on Fisheries Conservation, Raleigh, NC.
 
 

Robinson, Stephen B.

Steering Committee, Southeastern-Atlantic Regional Conference on Differential Equations.

Volunteer, Companies in the Classroom.
 
 

Thomas, Stan J.

Guest Editor (with Burg, J.), "Computers Across Campus," Communications of the ACM 41 (1998): 22-71.
 
 

Wilson, David C.

Reader, Advanced Placement Program in Mathematics.

North Carolina State Mathematics Contest Committee.
 
 

IV. External Grants Received
 
 

Burg, Jennifer J.

$79,324.00. "Applications and Efficient Execution of Constraint Logic Programming over a Real-Number Domain." National Science Foundation.
 
 

Ge, Yaorong

$7,000.00. (Silicon Graphics 02 Workstation) "Curriculum Use of Visualization and High Performance Computing in Computer Science." North Carolina Super Computing Center (with Hemler, P., Plemmons, R., Torgersen, T.)
 
 

Hemler, Paul F.

$7,000.00. (Silicon Graphics 02 Workstation) "Curriculum Use of Visualization and High Performance Computing in Computer Science." North Carolina Super Computing Center (with Ge, Y., Plemmons, R., Torgersen, T.)
 
 

Plemmons, Robert J.

$74,026.00. "Numerical Methods in Aero-Optics." Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

$220,889.00. "Least Squares Computations in Imaging and Related Problems." Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

$7,000.00. (Silicon Graphics 02 Workstation) "Curriculum Use of Visualization and High Performance Computing in Computer Science." North Carolina Super Computing Center (with Ge, Y, Hemler, P., Torgersen, T.)
 
 

Torgersen, Todd C.

$7,000.00. (Silicon Graphics 02 Workstation) "Curriculum Use of Visualization and High Performance Computing in Computer Science." North Carolina Super Computing Center (with Ge, Y., ,Hemler, P., Torgersen, T.)