DEPARTMENT OF MATH AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

 

FACULTY ACTIVITIES REPORT

 

JULY 1, 1998-JUNE 30, 1999

 

I.         Publications, Performances, Exhibits

 

Allen, Edward E.

 

A Conjecture of a  Basis for the Diagonal Harmonic Alternants." Discrete Mathematics 193 (1998):  33-42.

 

Baxley, John V.

 

(with Robinson, S. B.) “Rotationally Symmetric Deformations of a Spherical Cap." Electronic Journal of Differential Equations (1998):  11-27.

 

Burg, Jennifer J.

 

"Technology Oriented Faculty Development in a Liberal Arts University."  Electronically-Enhanced Education:  A Case Study of Wake Forest University,

David G. Brown (Editor), Wake Forest University Press Scientific Division (1999):

39-48.

 

(with Wong, Y-L., Pfeifer, D., Boyle, A., and Yip, C-W.)  "Publishing in an imej Journal for Computer-Enhanced Learning."  Proceedings of EDMEDIA 1999 (1999).

 

(with Ainsworth, J., Casto, B., and Lang, S.-D.)  "Experiments with the "Oregon Trail Knapsack Problem."  Proceedings of the CP'98 Workshop on Large-Scale Combinatorial Optimisation and Constraints, Pisa, Italy, (1998): 1-11.  (Also appeared in Electronic Notes on Discrete Mathematics, Elsevier (1999)).

 

Cañas, Daniel A.

 

"Internet Security. "Proceedings of 2do Congreso Centroamericano de Informatica, San Jose, Costa Rica, (1999).

 

Carmichael, Richard D.

 

(with Pilipović, S.) “Cauchy and Poisson Kernels for Tubes.”  Integral Transforms and Special Functions 6 (1998): 9-14.

 

Ge, Yaorong

 

(with Wang, J)  An Optimization Problem in Virtual Endoscopy.”  Theoretical Computer Science 207 (1998): 203-216.

 

Hemler, Paul F.

 

(with Carr, J., Halford, P., Freimanis, R., Choplin, R.) "Stereotactic Localization of Breast Lesions:  How It Works And Methods To Improve Accuracy."  Radiographics (1998).

 

Howard, Frederic T.

 

“Lacunary Recurrences For Sums Of Powers Of Integers.”  The Fibonacci Quarterly 36 (1998): 435-442.

 

Howards, Hugh N.

 

(with Hutchings, M. and  Morgan, F.) "The Isoperimetric Problem on Surfaces."  The American Mathematical Monthly 106 (1999): 430-439.

 

John, David J.

 

“Minimal Edge Cuts to Induce Balanced Skyned Graphs."  Congrussas  Numerantium 132 (1998): 5-8.

 

(with Francel, M.) "Counting Balanced Ternary Designs." Ars Combinatorium  49 (1999).

 

Kuzmanovich, James

 

(with Teply, M.) “Finitistic Homological Dimensions of Semigroup Rings.” Proceedings of the Fourth Ring Theory Workshop (1997), Kyung Hee University, Suwon, Korea.

 

Plemmons, Robert J.

 

(with Chan, T. and Vogel, C.) "Fast Algorithms for Phase Diversity Blind Deconvolution".  Proceedings of SPIE Conference on Adaptive Optical System Technologies, Kona, HI, D. Bonaccini and R. Tyson (Editors), 3353 (1998): 994-1006.

 

(with Pitsianis, N., Van Loan, C., and Ellerbroek, B.)  "Jacobi-like Method for a Control Algorithm in Adaptive Optics Imaging."  Proceedings of SPIE Symposium on Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, and Implementation. VIII, F. Luk (Editor), 4361 (1998): 296-307.

                                                                                                                                                               

(with Ellerbroek, B, Pitsianis, N,. Van Loan, C.)."Multiple Control Bandwidth Computations in Adaptive-optics."  Proceedings of SPIE Symposium on Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, and Implementation. VIII, F. Luk, (Editor), 4361 (1998): 296-307.

 

(with. Berman, A.)  “Simultaneous Diagonalization with Applications in Adaptive-optics Control Optimization.” Mathematical Inequalities and Applications 1 (1998):  149-152.

 

(with. Chu, M., and  Funderlic, R.)  “Approximation by Structured Lower Rank Matrices.”  Proceedings of SPIE Symposium on Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, and Implentation.  VIII, F. Luk (Editor), 4361 (1998):  339-348.

 

 (with Ellerbroek, B., Pauca, P., Pitsianis, N. and Sun, X.). “Performance Modeling of Adaptive-optics Imaging Systems Using Fast Hankel Transforms."  Proceedings SPIE Symposium on Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, and Implementation.  VIII, F. Luk (Editor) 4361 (1998):  339-348.

 

Robinson, Stephen B.

 

(with Baxley, J.)  “Rotationally Symmetric Deformations of a Spherical Cap.”  Electronic Journal of Differential Equations (1998).

 

(with Runst, Th .)  “Solvability Conditions for Semilinear Elliptic Boundary Value Problems at Resonance with Bounded and Unbounded Nonlinear Terms."

Advances in Differential Equations 3 (1998):  595-624.

 

Thomas, Stan J.

 

“The Impact of Campus-wide Portable Computing on Computer Science Education." ACM-SIGCSE Bulletin 30 (1998).

 

 

II. Papers and Presentations

 

Allen, Edward E.

 

Presentation:  “Garsia-Haiman Modules and  Representations of the Complex Reflection Groups.”  Brigham Young University, 10 July 1998.

 

Baxley, John V.

 

Paper:  “Competition in the Unstirred Chemostat.”  Conference on Population Biology  and Epidemiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, July 1998.

 

Paper:  “A Class of Singular Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems.”  Southeastern-Atlantic Regional Conference on Differential Equations, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 16 October 1998.

 

Burg, Jennifer J.

 

Paper:  "Experiments with the "Oregon Trail Knapsack Problem."  Constraint Programming '98 Workshop on Large-Scale Combinatorial Optimization and Constraints, Pisa, Italy, 30 October 1998.

 

Presentation:  "IMEJ Journals:  A New Kind of Scholarly Publication."  WebNet '98, Orlando, FL, 9 November 1998.

 

Presentation:  "Publishing in the New Wake Forest University Electronic Journal - Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal (IMEJ) of Computer-Enhanced Learning." EDMEDIA '99, 24 June 1999.

 

Presentation:  "Computer-Assisted Writing Instruction."  Catalyst Conference of ICCEL."Wake Forest University, 23 January 1999.

 

Presentation:  "Computer-Enhanced Learning."  ICCEL Teaching Strategy Workshop, Wake Forest University, 26 October 1999.

 

Cañas, Daniel A.

 

Paper:  "Internet Security."  2do Congreso Centroamericano de Informatica, San Jose, Costa Rica, 28 May 1999.

 

Ge, Yaorong

 

Paper:  (with Wyatt, C. and Vining, D.) "Automatic Segmentation of the Colon." SPIE International Symposium on Medical Imaging, San Diego, CA, 21 February 1999.

 

Paper:  (with Vining, D., Ahn, D., and Stelts, D.)  "Colorectal Cancer Screening with Virtual Colonoscopy."  SPIE International Syposium on Medical Imaging, San Diego, CA, 21 February 1999.

 

Hammack, Richard

 

Presentation:  "Using Computer Graphics to Visualize Meromorphic Functions on Riemann Surfaces."  Mathematical Association of America, Rhodes College, Memphis TN, 12 March 1999.

 

Presentation:  "Cyclicity of Products."  Fourth North Carolina Mini-Conference on Graph Theory, Combinatorics and Computing, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC,

16 April 1999.

 

Hayashi, Elmer K.

 

Presentation:  "Mathematics:  It's Worth a Second Look."  Department of Mathematics, UNC Asheville, 27 October 1998.

 

Hemler, Paul F.

 

Paper:  “A Nonlinear Algorithm for Task-specific Tomosynthetic Image Reconstruction.”  SPIE Medical Imaging 1999, San Diego, CA, 21 February 1999.

 

Paper: “Elimination of Tomosynthetic Artifacts Through Integration of Orthogonal Volume Sets."  SPIE Medical Imaging 1999, San Diego, CA, 21 February 1999.

 

Howard, Frederic T.

 

Presentation:  “The Power of 2 Dividing Coefficients In A Series."  American Mathematical Society, Winston-Salem, NC, 9 October 1998

 

Howards, Hugh N.

 

Paper:  “Generating Incompressible Surfaces in 3-Manifolds.”  Georgia Topology Conference, Athens, GA, 15 August 1998.

 

Paper:  “Knotted Graphs and Spheres in 3-Balls.”  American Mathematical Society, Winston-Salem, NC, 10 October 1998.

Presentation:  “An Introduction to 3-Manifolds Through Triangulations.”  Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, 8 April 1999.

 

Paper:  "Generating Incompressible Surfaces in 3-Manifolds."  American Mathematical Society, Buffalo, NY, 24 April 1999.

 

Jiang, Miaohua

 

Paper:  "Dynamics and Bifurcations of a 3D System Modeling Thermal Instability."  The Third Americas Conference on Differential Equations and Nonlinear Analysis, Atlanta, GA, 12 September 1998.

 

Paper:  "Smooth Dependence of Thermodynamic Limits of SRB Measures."  The Fifth SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, Utah, 23 May 1999.

 

John, David J.

 

Paper:  "Evolving Linear Gammars."  International Conference on Combinatorics, Statistics, Pattern Recognition and Related Areas, University of Mysore, Mysore, India, 30 December 1998.

 

Kirkman, Ellen E.

 

Presentation:  "Preparing Women for Careers in Mathematics and the Sciences."  North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, NC, 17 September 1998.

 

Lecturer:  "Graduate Algebra."  National Science Foundation funded EDGE program (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education), Spelman College, Atlanta, GA, 14-25 June 1999.

 

Presentation:  Elon College Kappa Mu Epsilon (Mathematics Honor Society) Initiation, 21 April 1999.

 

Presentation:  "The Weyl Algebra and Its Relations", Wake Forest University,

30 September 1998.

 

Paper:  (with Kuzmanovich, J.)  "Non-Noetherian Down-up Algebras."  AMS and SMM Meeting, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 19-22 May 1999.

 

Panelist:  "Summer Research Experiences in the Sciences." Women in Science Program, Wake Forest University, 26 January 1999.

 

Panelist:  "Graduate School in the Sciences and Mathematics."  Women in Science Program, Wake Forest University, 16 March 1999.

 

Panelist:  "The Classroom Climate:  A Chilly One for Women?"  Women in Science, Wake Forest University, 19 November 1998.

 

Panelist:  "Combining Career and Family."  Women in Science Program, Wake Forest University, 22 October 1998.

 

Kuzmanovich, James

 

Paper:  (with Kirkman, E.)  "Non-Noetherian Down-up Algebras."  AMS and SMM Meeting, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 19-22 May 1999.

               

Lyons, David W.

 

Paper:  "Convergence, Behold!"  "Mathematical Association of America, Memphis, TN, 13 March 1999.

 

Presentation:  "The Inner Life of the 3-sphere."   Davidson College, Davidson, NC,

27 October 1998.

 

Presentation:  "Visual Lie Theory."Institute for Advanced Study, Park City Mathematics Institute, Park City, UT, 24 July 1998.

 

May, J. Gaylord 

 

Paper:  (with Sulek, Joanne M.) "Data Sensitivity in Regression-based Control Charts."  Decision Sciences Institute, Las Vegas, NV, 21 November 1998.

 

Plemmons, Robert J.

 

Paper:  “Low Rank Structured Operator Approximations.”  Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics , Toronto, Canada,  July 1998.

 

Presentation:  "High Resolution Imaging."  SPIE, San Diego, CA, July 1998.

 

Presentation: “Adaptive Optics Control.”  Montana State University Conference on Control Theory, Bozeman, MT, August 1998.

 

Paper:  “Two Inverse Problems in Optical Imaging."  International Conference on Inverse Problems, Naples, Italy, September 1998.

 

Presentation:  “Fast Algorithms for Image Restoration."  NC State University, Raleigh, NC, November 1998.

 

Presentation:  “Phase Retrieval in Imaging Through the Atmosphere."  International Conference on Scientific Computation, Hong Kong, China, December 1998.

 

Presentation:  “Mathematics in Imaging Through Atmospheric Turbulence."  International Congress on Applied Mathematics, Beijing, China, December 1998.

 

Robinson, Stephen B.

 

Paper:  “Resonance Problems for the p-Laplacian.”  Nonlinear Differential Equations: A Meeting Honoring Professor Alan Lazer, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, January 1999.

 

Presentation:  "Back in the Saddle Again."  Mathematical Association of America, High Point University, High Point, NC, April 1999.

 

Thomas, Stan J.

               

Presentation:  Working Group Leader and Poster Presentation.  ITiCSE '98, Dublin, Ireland, 22-27 August 1998.

 

Wilson, David C.

 

Presentation:  "Problem Solving-According to Polya."  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Francisco, CA, 22-24 April 1999.

 

III. Editorships, Offices, Consultancies

 

Baxley, John V.

 

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

 

Burg, Jennifer

 

Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief, The IMEJ of Computer-Enhanced Learning.

 

Cañas, Daniel A.

 

Consultant, Government of Costa Rica.

 

Carmichael, Richard D.

 

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.

 

Meeting organizer, American Mathematical Society, Winston-Salem, NC, 9-10 October 1999.

 

Conference Organizing Committee, "Linear Algebra: Theory, Applications and Computations: A Conference in Honor of Robert J. Plemmons," Winston-Salem, NC,

8-9 January 1999.

 

Hemler, Paul F.

 

Consultant, Army Research Laboratory.

 

Howard, Frederic T.

 

Board of Directors, The Fibonacci Association.

 

Conference Organizer, The Fibonacci Association.

 

Howards, Hugh N.

 

Organizer, Special Session on "Recent Results on the Topology of 3-Manifolds," American Mathematical Society, Winston-Salem, NC, 9-10 October 1999.

 

Kirkman, Ellen E.

 

Past President and Member of Executive Committee, Association for Women in Science-Piedmont Chapter.

 

Advisory Panel, Interdisciplinary Grants in the Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, 11-13 March 1999.

 

Organizer (with Kuzmanovich, J.), Special Session on "Noncommutative Algebra," American Mathematical Society, Winston-Salem, NC, 9-10 October 1998.

 

Kuzmanovich, James

 

Judge, Math Counts Competition, Winston-Salem, NC, 20 February 1999.

 

Organizer (with Kirkman, E.), Special Session on "Noncommutative Algebra," American

Mathematical Society, Winston-Salem, NC, 9-10 October 1998.

 

May, J. Gaylord

 

Seminar Director, Piedmont Triad Chapter, American Production and Inventory Control Society.

 

Consultant, Vanguard Cellular.

 

Plemmons, Robert J.

 

Board of Trustees, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

 

Consultant and Advisor, Division of Computing, Information Science, and Engineering, National Science Foundation.

 

Editorial Board, Linear Algebra and Applications.

 

Editorial Board, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis.

 

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

 

Robinson, Stephen B.

 

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

 

Thomas, Stan J.

 

Program Visitor, Computer Science Accreditation Board.

 

Visiting Faculty, Lahore University of Management Science, Lahore, Pakistan.

 

Consultant, Eaton Corporation.

 

Torgersen, Todd

 

Conference Organizing Committee, "Linear Algebra: Theory, Applications, and Computations: A Conference in Honor of Robert J. Plemmons", Winston-Salem, NC,

8-9 January 1999.

 

Board of Future Generations, North Forsyth High School, Winston-Salem, NC.

 

Wilson, David C.

 

Member, North Carolina State Mathematics Contest Committee.

 

 

IV. External Grants Received

 

 

Ge, Yaorong

 

$1,802,186              "Improving Virtual Colonoscopy with Automatic Polyp Detection.”    National Institute of Health. (with Vining, D.)

 

Hemler, Paul F.

 

$7,000                     (Silicon Graphics S6I-NT Workstation) “Research and Curriculum Use of  Visualization and High Performance Computing in Computer Science.”  North Carolina Supercomputer Center.

 

$10,000   "Texture Mapping in the PC Environment." Instramentarium.

 

Kirkman, Ellen E.

 

$4,000                     "Program in Noncommutative Algebra."  Mathematical Sciences Research  Institute, Berkley, CA.

 

Plemmons, Robert J.

 

$191,088 “Algorithms and Software for High-Resolution Imaging." National Science Foundation. (with Torgersen T.)

 

Torgersen, Todd

 

$191,088 “Algorithms and Software for High-Resolution Imaging." National Science Foundation. (with Plemmons, R.)

 

$9,660                     "Linear Algebra:  Theory, Applications and Computations."  National Science Foundation. (with Nagy, J.)