**DEPARTMENT OF MATH AND COMPUTER
SCIENCE **

**FACULTY ACTIVITIES REPORT**

**JULY 1, 1999-JUNE 30, 2000**

**Publications, Performances, Exhibits****Papers and Presentations****Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies****External Grants Received**

**I. Publications, Performances,
Exhibits**

**Allen, Edward E.**

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“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.

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**Burg, Jennifer J.**

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“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.

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**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.

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**Howard, Fredric T.**

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

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

**Howards, Hugh Nelson**

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

(1999): 117-122.

**Jiang, Miaohua**

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

**John, David J.**

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

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**Kirkman, Ellen E.**

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(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.

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**Kuzmanovich, James**

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

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**Norris, James L.**

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

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**Plemmons, Robert J.**

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(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.**

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(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.

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** Allen,
Edward E.**

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

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**Baxley, John V.**

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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.**

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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.

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**Carmichael, Richard D.**

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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**

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Presentation: (with
Vining, David, Ahn, David, and Stelts, David)
"New Paradigm for Digital Image Reporting." RSNA 85^{th} 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 85^{th}
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.**

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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.**

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

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**Howards, Hugh Nelson**

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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**

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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.**

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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**

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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**

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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.**

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

**Plemmons, Robert J.**

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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.**

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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.

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**Wilson, David C.**

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

30 September 1999.

**III. Editorships, Offices,
and Consultancies**

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**Baxley, John V.**

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

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**Burg, Jennifer J.**

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Editor, The IMEJ of Computer-Enhanced Learning.

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**Carmichael, Richard D.**

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Editorial Board, *International Journal of Mathematical and
Statistical Sciences.*

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

Faculty Consultant, Project NexT, Mathematical Association of America.

**Hemler, Paul F.**

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Consultant, Instrumentarium Inc.

**Howard, Fredric T.**

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

President, Fibonacci Association.

Conference Organizer, Fibonacci Association.

**Howards, Hugh Nelson**

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Editor,
eCalculus.org.

Judge, National High School Calculus Student Award.

**Kirkman, Ellen E.**

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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.

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**Kuzmanovich, James**

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Editorial Board, *Communications
in Algebra*.

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

**May, Jesse Gaylord**

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

Consultant, Wachovia Bank.

**Plemmons, Robert J.**

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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.**

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Consultant, Academic Systems.

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**Thomas, Stan J.**

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Program Visitor, Computer Science Accreditation Board.

Consultant, Eaton Corporation.

**Wilson, David C.**

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North Carolina State Mathematics Contest Committee.

Problem and Solutions Presenter, *School Science and Mathematics.*

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**Hemler, Paul F.**

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$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.**

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$71,732.61 "Problems in Noncommutative
Algebra."

National Science Foundation.

**Plemmons, Robert J.**

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$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.

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