DEPARTMENT OF MATH AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

FACULTY ACTIVITIES REPORT

JULY 1, 1999-JUNE 30, 2000


I. Publications, Performances, Exhibits

Allen, Edward E.

 

“Some Graded Representations of the Complex Reflection Groups.”  Journal of Combinational Theory Series A  87 (1999): 287-332.

 

Baxley, John V.

 

(with Thompson, H. B.)  “Boundary Behavior and Computation of Solutions of Singular Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems.”  Communications in Applied Analysis 4 (2000): 207-226.

 

(with Gu, Yihong)  “Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems for Shallow Membrane Caps.”  Communications in Applied Analysis 3 (1999): 327-344.

 

(with Martin, Jennifer C.)  “Positive Solutions of Some Singular Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems.”  Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 113 (2000): 381-399.

 

 

Burg, Jennifer J.

 

“The State of the Art in Interactive Multimedia Journals for Academia.”  EDMEDIA2000, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education ( 2000).

 

 

Carmichael, Richard D.

 

(with Kaminski, A. and Pilipovic, S.)  Notes on Boundary Values in Ultradistribution Spaces.  Seoul, Korea: Research Institute of Mathematics - Global Analysis Research Center, Seoul National University, 1999.

 

 

Ge, Yaorong

 

(with Wyatt, Chris and Vining, David) “Automatic Segmentation of the Colon for Virtual Colonoscopy.”  Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics 24 (2000): 1-9.

 

 

Hammack, Richard

 

“Circularity of Planar Graphs.”  Houston Journal of Mathematics 25 (1999): 213-221.

 

“Cyclicity of Graphs.”  Journal of Graph Theory 32 (1999): 160-170.

 

Howard, Fredric T.

 

“Generalizations of a Fibonacci Identity.”   Applications of Fibonacci Numbers,

Kluwer Academic Publishers, Volume 8, 1999: 201-211.

 

 

Howards, Hugh Nelson

 

"Limits of Incompressible Surfaces in 3-Manifolds."  Topology and its Applications 99

(1999): 117-122.

 

 

Jiang, Miaohua

 

(with de la Llave, R.)  "Smooth Dependence of Thermodynamic Limits of SRB-Measures."  Communications in Mathematical Physics 211 (2000): 303-333.

 

 

John, David J.

 

(with Kindy, Jeremy, Shuping, John, and Underhill, Patricia Yali)  "Design of an Interactive Tutorial for Logic and Logical Circuits."  ACM Crossroads 6 (2000).

 

 

Kirkman, Ellen E.

 

(with Fujita, Hisaaki and Kuzmanovich, James)  "Global and Krull Dimensions of Quantum Weyl Algebras."  Journal of Algebra 216 (1999): 405-416.

 

(with Musson, Ian and Passman, Donald)  "Noetherian Down-Up Algebras."  Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society 127 (1999): 3161-3167.

 

 

Kuzmanovich, James

 

(with Fujita, Hisaaki and Kirkman, Ellen E.)  "Global and Krull Dimensions of Quantum Weyl Algebras."  Journal of Algebra 216 (1999): 405-416.

 

 

Norris, James L.

 

(with Pollock, K. H.)  "Nonparametric MLE for Poisson Species Abundance Models Allowing for Heterogeneity Between Species."  Environmental and Ecological Statistic 5 (1998): 391-402.

 

 

Plemmons, Robert J.

 

(with Datta, B., Hanson, C. and Freund, R.)  Applied and Computational Control, Signals and Circuits.  Birkhauser Press, Boston, 1999.

 

(with Cochran, W. and Torgersen, T.)  "Algorithms and Software for Atmospheric Image Reconstruction."  Proceedings AMOS Technical Conference, Maui, HI  (1999): 313-323.

 

Robinson, Stephen B.

 

(with Drabek, P.)  "Resonance Problems for the One-Dimensional p-Laplacian."  Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society 128 (1999): 755-765.

 

(with Drabek, P.)  "Resonance Problems for the p-Laplacian."  Journal of Functional Analysis 169 (1999): 189-200.

 

 

II. Papers and Presentations

 

 

 Allen, Edward E.

 

Paper: "Bitableaux Bases for Some Garsia-Haiman Modules." Canadian Mathematical Society, Montreal, 12 December 1999.

 

 

Baxley, John V.

 

Paper: "Positive Solutions of Singular Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems."  American Mathematical Society, Washington, DC, 21 January 2000.

 

Presentation:  "Mini-course:  Introduction to Optimal Control."  Mathematical Association of America, Charlotte, NC, 10 March 2000.

 

Presentation:  "A Class of Singular Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems."  American Mathematical Society, Lafayette, LA, 15 April 2000.

 

Presentation:  "Qualitative Behavior and Computation of Solutions of Singular Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems."  Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 17 November 1999.

 

Presentation:  "Boundary Value Problems: From Linear and Nonsingular to Nonlinear and Singular."

Baylor University, Waco, TX, 18 November 1999.

 

Presentation:  "Singular Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems."  Baylor University, Waco, TX,

19 November 1999

 

Burg, Jennifer J.

 

Paper:  "Hybrid Algorithms for Variants of the Knapsack Problem."  INFORMS, Philadelphia, PA,

7 November 1999.

 

Presentation:  "Interactive Multimedia Journals in Academia."  EDMEDIA2000, Montreal, Canada,

27 June 2000.

 

 

Carmichael, Richard D.

 

Paper:  (with Pilipovic, S.)  "Analytic Functions and Boundary Values."  ICGF 2000:  International Conference on Generalized Functions, Linear and Non-Linear Problems, Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe,

19 April 2000.

 

 

Ge, Yaorong

 

Presentation:  (with Vining, David, Ahn, David, and Stelts, David)  "New Paradigm for Digital Image Reporting."  RSNA 85th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL,  28 November -

3 December 1999.

 

Presentation:  (with Vining, David, Ahn, David, and Stelts, David)  " New Paradigm for Virtual Colonoscopy Processing and Reporting."  RSNA 85th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL,  28 November - 3 December 1999.

 

Paper:  (with Wyatt, Chris and Vining, David)  " Geometric Colon Model."  SPIE Medical Imaging 2000: Physiology and Function From Multidimensional Images, San Diego, CA,  12-18 February 2000.

 

 

Hemler, Paul F.

 

Presentation:  "Modeling and Error Identification of 3D Tomosynthetic Reconstructions."  SPIE International Symposium of Medical Imaging 2000, San Diego, CA, 12-17 February 2000.

 

Presentation:  "Objective Evaluation of Linear and Non-Linear Tomosynthetic Reconstruction Algorithms."  SPIE International Symposium of Medical Imaging 2000, San Diego, CA,

12-17 February 2000.

 

Presentation:  "Breachy Therapy Volume Visualization."  SPIE International Symposium of Medical Imaging 2000, San Diego, CA, 12-17 February 2000.

 

 

Howard, Fredric T.

 

Presentation:  "A Tribonacci Identity."  UNCG Conference on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, Greensboro, NC, 5 November 1999.

 

 

Howards, Hugh Nelson

 

Presentation:  "Knot Theory from a Mathematical Perspective."  Saturday Morning Math Group, Austin, TX, 15 April 2000.

 

Presentation:  "Unknotting Via Simultaneous Crossing Changes."  University of Texas, Austin, TX, 

30 August 1999.

 

Presentation:  "Sutured Manifolds I."  University of Texas, Austin, TX, 29 September 1999.

 

Presentation:  "Sutured Manifolds II."  University of Texas, Austin, TX, 20 October 1999. 

 

Paper:  "Incompressible Surfaces and Knots."  American Mathematical Society, Austin, TX,

 8 October 1999.

 

Paper:  "Unknotting Via Simultaneous Crossing Changes."  Columbia University, New York,

12 November 1999.

 

Presentation:  "Knotted Spheres and Graphs in Balls."  University of Texas, Austin, TX,

31 January 2000.

 

Presentation:  "Generating Disjoint Incompressible Surfaces."  Rice University, Houston, TX,

7 February 2000.

 

Presentation:  "Vassiliev Invariants and Knots Modulo Pure Braid Groups (after T. Sanford)."

University of Texas, Austin, TX, 28 February 2000.

 

Paper:  "Unknotting Via Simultaneous Crossing Changes."  University of California at San Diego,

La Jolla, CA, 13 March 2000.

 

 

Jiang, Miaohua

 

Presentation:  "Existence, Uniqueness, and Smooth Dependence of Thermodynamic Limits of SRB -Measures."   Pennsylvania Sate University, Workshop on Dynamical Systems and Related Topics, 

21-24 October 1999.

 

 

Kirkman, Ellen E.

 

Paper:  "The Weyl Algebra and its Relations."  Pomona College, Pomona, CA, 

13 October 1999.

 

Presentation:  "Examples of FCR Rings."  American Mathematical Society, Santa Barbara, CA,

11 March 2000.

 

 

Paper:  "The Weyl Algebra and its Relations."  Noetherian Ring, University of California at Berkeley,

Berkeley, CA, 16 March 2000.

 

Presentation:  "FCR Algebras: Algebras whose Finite Dimensional Modules are Completely Reducible."

Ring Theory Seminar, Mathematical Science Research Institute, Berkeley, CA,  22 March 2000.

 

 

Kuzmanovich, James

 

Presentation:  "Finite Groups of Matrices with Integer Entries."  Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC,  2 December 1999.

 

Presentation:  "My Favorite Mathematical Stamps."  Charlotte Mathematics Club, Charlotte, NC,

18 December 1999.

 

Presentation:  "Down-Up Algebras."  Mid-Atlantic Algebra Conference, George Mason University,

Fairfax, VA,  11-12 March 2000.

 

 

May, Jessie Gaylord

 

Paper:  "Forecasting Demand with Customer Provided Lead-times."  Decision Sciences Institute,

23 November 1999.

 

Paper:  "Improving Forecasts with Lead-time Data."  Production and Operations Management,

3 April 2000.

 

 

Norris, James L.

 

Presentation:  "Bayesian Methods for Capture-Recapture Studies."  Bowman-Gray Biostatistics Seminar, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC,  7 December 1999.

 

 

Plemmons, Robert J.

 

Presentation:  "Structured Matrix Computations in Adaptive Optics."  AMS/SIAM Joint Summer Research Conference, Boulder, CO,  July 1999.

 

Presentation:  "Algorithms and Software for Atmospheric Image Recovery."  AMOS Technical Conference, Maui, HI, September 1999.

 

Presentation:  "Inverse Problems in Optical Imaging Systems."  SIAM Workshop on Mathematics in Industry, Raleigh, NC, October 1999.

 

Presentation:  "Innovative Algorithms for Image Post-processing."  Army Research Office Workshop on Integrated Imaging, Research Triangle Park, NC, December 1999.

 

Presentation:  "Adaptive Optics Systems Performance."  AFOSR Workshop on Space Object Imaging,

Maui, HI, March 2000.

 

Presentation:  "Inverse Problems in Atmospheric Image Reconstruction."  Pan American Workshop on Computational and Applied Mathematics, Trujillo, Peru, April 2000.

 

 

Robinson, Stephen B.

 

Presentation:  "On the Generalization of the Courant Nodal Domain Theorem."  American Mathematical Society, Washington, DC,  January 2000.

 

Presentation:  "On the Generalization of the Courant Nodal Domain Theorem."  American Mathematical

Society, Lafayette, LA,  April 2000.

 

Presentation:  "Landesman-Lazer Conditions."  University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic,

October 1999.

 

Presentation:  "Landesman-Lazer Conditions."  Friedrichs-Schiller Universitat, Jena, Germany,

October 1999.

 

Presentation:  "A Geometric Problem in Medical Imaging."  Pomona College, Claremont, CA,

November 1999.

 

 

 

Wilson, David C.

 

Presentation:  "Problem Solving According to Polya."  NCCTM/SSMA, Greensboro, NC,

30 September 1999.

 

 

III. Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies

 

Baxley, John V.

 

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

 

 

Burg, Jennifer J.

 

Editor, The IMEJ of Computer-Enhanced Learning.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Hemler, Paul F.

 

Consultant, Instrumentarium Inc.

 

 

Howard, Fredric T.

 

Editor, Applications of Fibonacci Numbers, Volume 8, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999.

 

President, Fibonacci Association. 

 

Conference Organizer, Fibonacci Association.

 

 

Howards, Hugh Nelson

 

Editor, eCalculus.org.

 

Judge, National High School Calculus Student Award.

 

 

Kirkman, Ellen E.

 

NSF Review Panel:  Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU).  Arlington, VA,

5-8 January 2000.

 

Panelist, "Issues and Inside Information for Women in Mathematics,"  Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkley, CA,  16-18 July 1999.

 

Association of Women in Mathematics Postdoc Selection Committee, September 1999.

 

EDGE Selection Committee, NSF-NSA, March 2000.

 

AMS/MAA Data Survey Committee, American Mathematical Society.

 

 

Kuzmanovich, James

 

Editorial Board, Communications in Algebra.

 

Judge, Math Counts, Winston-Salem, NC,  19 February 2000.

 

 

May, Jesse Gaylord

 

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

 

Consultant, Wachovia Bank.

 

 

Plemmons, Robert J.

 

Editorial Board, Linear Algebra and Applications.

 

Editorial Board, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis.

 

Editorial Board, Applied and Computational Control, Signals, and Circuits.

 

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

 

Vice Chair, SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science.

 

Consultant, Air Force Space Command, Maui, Hawaii.

 

 

Robinson, Stephen B.

 

Consultant, Academic Systems.

 

 

Thomas, Stan J.

 

Program Visitor, Computer Science Accreditation Board.

 

Consultant, Eaton Corporation.

 

 

Wilson, David C.

 

North Carolina State Mathematics Contest Committee.

 

Problem and Solutions Presenter, School Science and Mathematics.


 

IV. External Grants Received

 

 

 

 

Hemler, Paul F.

 

$10,465.00      "Texture Mapping with Open GL in the PC Environment."

                          Instrumentarium Inc.

 

$15,783.00      "Texture Assisted 2D Volume Rendering."

                          Instrumentarium Inc.

 

 

Kirkman, Ellen E.

 

$71,732.61      "Problems in Noncommutative Algebra."

                         National Science Foundation.

 

 

Plemmons, Robert J.

 

$30,092.00      "Space Object Imaging."

                         Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

 

$213,043.00    "Innovative Computational Methods for Inverse Problems in Optical and SAR Imaging."

                         Army Research Office.