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Recent REU Projects

Summer 2017

Symmetric and Asymmetric Centroid Bodies of the Regular
Author: Ryan Britton 
Advisor: Beatrice-Helen Vritsiou

Constructing a Simple Hybrid Model of Perineural Invasion
Author: Jeremy D'Silva 
Advisor: Marisa Eisenberg

Permanents of Positive Semi-Definite Hermitian Matrices
Author: Wu Han and Roi Orzach
Advisor: Alexander Barvinok

Random Walks on the Fundamental Group of the OncePunctured Torus
Author:  Adam Holeman and Jennifer Jones-Baro
Advisor: Caleb Ashley and Harrison Bray

Numerical Solution of Nonlinear Poisson Boltzmann Equation
Author: Jingzhen Hu 
Advisor: Robert Krasny

A Topological Characterization of the Knotted and Linked Products Arising from Site-Specific Recombination on T(2, n)#C(2, r) DNA Substrates
Author: Jordan Katz 
Advisor: Diana Hubbard

Hindman's Theorem in Abelian Groups
Author: Sung Hyup Lee 
Advisor: David Fernandez-Breton

Complexity in Predator Prey Dynamics:Population Increase via Reciprocal Predation
Author: Xuenan Li
Advisor: Charles Doering and David Goluskin

Invariant Differential Operators Associated with the Pick's Matrices
Author: Wanxing Liu
Advisor: Daniel Burns

Ellipsoid Collision as a Linear Complementarity Problem
Author: Izak Oltman and Jaewon Hur
Advisor: Eduardo Corona

Thurston Norm of 2 Generator, 1 Relator Groups
Author: Natalia M. Pacheco-Tallaj
Advisor: Kevin Schreve and Nicholas Vlamis

Long-Time Simulations of Vortex Sheet Dynamics
Author: Daniel Solano
Advisor: Silas Alben and Ling Xu

Coherent Con guration on Infi nite Set
Author: Jincheng Wang
Advisor: Andreas Blass

Distributions for TASEP models
Author: Han Wu
Advisor: Jinho Baik

Summer 2016

The Complex Roots and Approximation of Permanents
Authors: Han Wu & Max Kontorovich
Advisor: Alexander Barvinok

Cyclic Sieving of Matchings
Authors: Grant Bowling & Qingzhong Liang
Advisor:  Thomas Lam

Understanding Sleep-Wake Dynamics with Two Process Model and BDB Model
Author: Diya Sashidhar
Advisor: Victoria Booth

Isometries And Equivalences Between Point Configurations, Extended To ε-diffeomorphism
Author: Neophytos Charalambides
Mentors: David Speyer

Almost-Isometries for Point Cloud and Image Registration
Author: Cyrus Anderson
Mentors: Steven Damelin & David Speyer

Labeling Isometric and Almost Isometric n-Point Configurations in RD
Author: Michael Lu
Mentors: David Speyer

Green's function method, pKa calculation, and Poisson-
Boltzmann Equation

Author: Jingzhen Hu
Mentor: Robert Krazny

Computing examples of Hurwitz correspondences in cyclic and non-cyclic portraits.
Author: Julio Soldevilla
Mentor: David Speyer

On the Metastatic Mechanisms of Ovarian Cancer
Author: Ali Farhat
Mentor: Trachette Jackson

A Polynomial Time Deterministic Algorithm for Identity Testing Read-Once Polynomials
Author: Daniel Minahan
Mentor: Ilya Volkovich & Jeffrey Lagarias

First Koszul Homology over a Local Artinian Ring
Author: Nina Pande
Mentor: Mel Hochster

Weak Choice Principles and Forcing Axioms
Author: Elizabeth Lauri
Mentor: David Fernandez Breton

On the Pseudospctrum of One-Dimensional Schrödinger Operators with Complex Potential
Author: Xiyu Zhai
Mentor: Alejandro Uribe

Parameter Optimization and Data Fitting for the Flip-Flop Model of Sleep-Wake Regulation
Author: Michael Buiteweg
Mentor: Victoria Booth

The Hadwiger Conjecture for Unconditional Convex Bodies
Author: Daniel Barg
Mentors: Beatrice Vritsiou & Boaz Slomka

Billiard Dynamics on Surfaces of Revolution
Author: Isaac Garfinkle
Mentor: Daniel Visscher

Degree Bounds in the Nonmodular Case Invariant Theory
Author: Moise Mouyebe
Mentor: Harm Derksen

Curve Complexes of Non-Orientable Surfaces
Author: Alex Pieloch
Mentor: Richard Canary

Entropy of Triangular Lattices
Author: Shangnan Zhou
Mentors: Xiaoming Mao & Stephen DeBacker

Partial Recovery on Random Regular Graphs
Authors: Dylan Airey & Steven Damelin
Mentors: Steven Damelin & David Speyer

The Fundamental Theorem of Affine Geometry on Tori
Authors: Jacob Shulkin & Wouter Van Limbeek
Mentor: Wouter Van Limbeek

Algorithms for the Evolution of Surfaces
Author: Matthew Stone
Mentor: Selim Esedoglu

A Polarization Operation for Psuedomonomial Ideals
Author: Jeffrey Sun
Mentors: Sema Gunturkun & Jack Jeffries

Understanding ɛ-Distorded Diffeomorphisms
Author: Sean Kelly & Steven Damelin
Mentors: Steven Damelin & David Speyer

Summer 2015

Volume Preserving Threshold Dynamics for Grain Networks
Author: Jing An
Advised by: Prof. Selim Esedoglu

The Problem of Constructing Efficient Universal Sets of Quantum Gates
Authors: Qingzhong Liang and Jessica Thompson
Advised by: Dr. Steven Damelin and Prof. Martin Strauss

A Finiteness Property of Torus Invariants
Authors: Stella Gastineau and Samuel Tenka
Advisor: Prof. Andrew Snowden

Stability of Junctions in Grain Networks
Authors: Scott Ginebaugh
Advisor: Prof. Selim Esedoglu

New Examples of Dimension Zero Categories and a Computer Program for Calculations in Representation Theory
Author: Andrew Gitlin
Advisors: John Wiltshire-Gordon and Prof. David Speyer

Study of A Particular Combinatorial Game
Authors: Zifan Li and Yuan Chen
Advisor: Prof. Andrew Snowden

A Mathematical Model of a Rod Photoreceptor Population
Author: Louis Joslyn
Advisor: Prof. Adam Stinchcombe

Degree Bounds on the Ring of Invariants
Author: Moise Mouyebe
Advisor: Harm Derksen

Numerical Ring Invariants and the Alternating Sums of Graded Betti Numbers
Author: Michael Phelan
Advisor: Prof. Sarah Kitchen

Perturbation analysis on HJB equations
Author: Guanting Chen
Advisor: Prof. Virginia Young

A One Loop Test of AdS/CFT on AdS4 x S7=Zk
Author: Wenli Zhao
Advisors: Prof. James Liu and Prof. David Speyer

An Analytic Approach to the Problem of Matroid Representibility
Authors: D. Capodilupo, S. Freedman, M. Hua, and J. Sun
Advisor: Dr. Steven Damelin and Prof J. Lagarias

Investigating Torus Orbit Closures in the Hilbert Scheme of Points in the Plane
Author: Kristofer Siy
Advisor: Prof. Jenna Rajchgot

Space Complexity of Infinite Turing Machines
Author: Dylan Stephano-Shachter
Advisor: Prof. Andreas Blass

Passive Elasticity in a Model of Snake Locomotion
Author: Angelia Wang
Advisors: Prof. Xiaolin Wang and Prof. Silas Alben

Lower Bound Cluster Algebras: Presentations, Cohen-Macaulayness and Normality
Author: Bradley Zykoski
Advisors: Prof. Greg Muller and Prof. Jenna Rajchgot

Properties of a Chain-Like Linkage
Author: Shangnan Zhou
Advisors: Prof. Xiaoming Mao and Prof. Stephen DeBacker

Multiscale Modeling of the Sleep/Wake Systems
Author: Elena Malloy
Advised by: Prof. Victoria Booth

The Conditional Distribution of the Eigenvalues of the Ginibre Ensemble
Authors: Hwanwoo Kim & Eugene Siegel
Mentors: Alon Nishry & Diego Ayala


Summer 2014

Tropical Constructions and Lifts
Author: Hunter Ash
Advised by: Prof. Tyler Foster

Modeling Type One Diabetes with a Linear Response Function Based Model
Authors: Matthew Bauerle and Xinyan Han
Advised by: Prof. Yaniv Plan and Prof. Roman Vershynin

Biases in statistical inference: measles as a case study
Author: Alexander Becker
Advisor: Prof. Aaron King

Invariant Distributions on l-spaces
Author: Ben Brady
Advisor: Prof. Stephen DeBacker

A Permutation Model with Finite Partitions of the Set of Atoms as Supports
Author: Benjamin Bruce
Advisor: Prof. Andreas Blass

Substitution Polynomials and the Decomposition of Rational Functions
Author: Eric Levin
Advisor: Prof. Danny Neftin

Relatively Prime and Squarefree Integers
Author: Nora Farouk
Advisor: Prof. Patrick Boland

Exploring the Geometric Model of Riffle Shuffling
Authors: Jieun Lee, Janine Lewandoski, and Kevin Reifor
Advisor: Prof. Mark Conger

Elliptic Curves and Their Torsion
Author: Siyan “Daniel” Li
Advisor: Prof. Ian Shipman

Effect of Transaction Tax on Optimal Portfolio Liquidation and Predatory Trading
Author: Enkhjargal Lkhagvajav
Advisor: Prof. Sergey Nadtochiy

On Robust Arm-Acquiring Bandit Problems
Author: Shiqing Yu
Advisor: Prof. Xiang Yu

Sleep-wake cycles and jet lag
Author: Channa Schramm
Advisor: Prof. Victoria Booth

Hyperbolic geometry and moonshine groups
Author: Bazyli Szymanski
Advisor: Prof. Pat Boland

The Number of Generators of the First Koszul Homology of an Artianian Ring
Author: Alex Zhongyi Zhang
Advisor: Prof. Mel Hochster

Fund Manager's Portfolio Choice
Author: Zhiqing Zhang
Advisor: Prof. Gu Wang

Summer 2013

Monte Carlo Valuation of High Dimensional American Options
Author: Michael Angileri
Advised by: Dr. Arash Fahim

A Fast Algorithm to the RadiativeTransport Equation and Implementation of
Theory Into an Applet
Author: Mihai V. Avram
Advised by: Manabu Machida

Monomial Valuations, Cusp Singularities, and Continued Fractions
Author: David Bruce and Molly Logue

Extended Vamos Matroids and the Half-Plane Property
Author: Sam Burton and Yewon Youm

Numerical Methods for the One Way Water Wave Equation
Author: Sean Carney
Advised by: Smadar Karni

Data Assimilation using Optimal Control and Kalman Filtering
Author: Wei Chen and Evelyn Lunasin

Investigating Hyperbolic Geometry
Author: Sean Douglas and Caleb Springer

An Alternative Model for Card Shuffling
Author: Christopher Drouillard

Central Simple Sugeralgebras and the Spin Group
Author: Benjamin Gammage

Binary Matrix Completion and its Application to Restaurant Recommendation System
Author: Chenrui Gao
Advisors: Prof. Yaniv Plan, Prof. Roman Vershynin

Fundamental Domain and Hyperbolic Geometry
Author: Yubo Guo

Staircase ribbons in Sn
Author: Colin Holmes

Seeking Mechanisms Behind the Formation of Synchronized Behavior in
Cellularly Diverse Neural Networks
Author: Scott Knudstrup
Advisors: Victoria Booth

Multicategory and Monoidal Category
Author: Luhang Lai

Weakly Circle-Preserving Maps in Inversive Geometry
Author: Joel C. Gibbons and Yusheng Luo

Optimizing Snake Locomotion
Author: Matthew Osborne
Advisor: Professor Silas Alben

Time Series of Implied Density
Author: Wonho Rhee
Advisor: Prof. Sergey Nadtochiy

Polynomial Identities on Eigenforms
Author: Joseph Richey and Noah Shutty

Mathematical Model and Analysis of Cellular Diffusion
Author: Dylan Corey Sena

Modeling Retinal Neurons
Author: Jonathan Timkovich

A Bound on Length Isospectral Families and Applications
Author: Weston Ungemach

Discrete Groups of Isometries and Fundamental Domains
Author: Yutong Wang
Advisor: Patrick Boland, Lizhen Ji

On Multivariate Path-Dependent Pricing
Author: Zhiyuan Wang
Advisor: Xiang Yu

Computations in the Lie Algebra of F4 and a Parameterization of Nilpotent Orbits
Author: Karl Winsor
Advisor: Stephen DeBacker

Summer 2012

Chaotic Planetary Dynamics in Post Main-Sequence Stellar Systems
Kassandra Anderson
Advisors: Fred Adams & Anthony Bloch

Random Matrices with Prescribed Row and Column Sums
Dangxing Chen
Advisor: Alexander Barvinok

Towards a Szego Limit Theorem for Berezin-Toeplitz Operators with Singular Symbols
Tyler Friedman
Advisor: Alejandro Uribe

Calculations on a Lattice L Spanned by a Set of Conformal Vectors
Todd Gaugler
Advisor: Robert Griess

Commutators in the Metaplectic Group
Daniel Hast
Advisor: Dmitriy Boyarchenko

Non-consecutive Congruences of Dedekind-finite Sets
Author: John Holler and Matthew Tanzer
Advised by: Andreas Blass

Examining the Sample Complexity of the Maximum Likelihood Estimator in
Phylogenetic Tree Reconstruction
Sangwon Hyun
Advisor: Jose Alcala Burgos

Fundamental Domains of Discrete Groups Acting on Euclidean Space
John Kilgore
Advisor: Lizhen Ji

Quiver Representations
Molly Logue
Advisor: Harm Derksen

L1 Norm of the Valle-Poussin Kernel
Harsh Mehta
Advisor: Hugh Montgomery

Forbenius Manifold of K3 LG-model
Non-symplectic Automorphisms of Prime Order on K3-Surfaces
Rachel Suggs
Advisor: Yongbin Ruan

The Kreiss Stability Condition for Initial Boundary Value Problems
Michaela Wood
Advisor: Divakar Viswanath

Summer 2011

Summer 2011

Dispersive Quantization
Sudarshan Balakrishnan
Advisors: Professor Benson Muite

Numerical Integration of Black Hole Solutions to the Einstein/Yang-Mills Equations
Rebekah Bartlett
Advisor: Professor Joel Smoller

A Multivariate Median in Banach Spaces and Applications to Robust PCA
David Bruce
Advisor: Professor Roman Vershynin

F-Pure Thresholds
Sifat Rahman & Joseph Billian
Advisor: Professor Bhargav Bhatt

Explorations in Genetic Oscillators
Christopher Chung
Advisor: Professor Richard Yamada

Face Vectors of Sphere Products
Kit Clement
Advisor: Patrick Boland

Modeling Human Sleep Patterns
Rebecca Gleit
Advisor: Professor Victoria Booth

Analysis of Mutual Predation in an Age-Structure System
Nathan Golovich
Advisor: Professor Charles Doering

Exploring KGH Bounds in t = 4
John Holler and Nick Wasylyshyn
Advisor: Professor Brett Hemenway

Zeta Functions, the Tate Conjecture, and Catanese Surfaces
Paul Lewis
Advisor: Professor Christopher Lyons

The Evolution of One Dimensional Crystal Surfaces in Two Configurations
Mark Liu
Advisor: Professor Hala Al Hajj Shehadeh

Calculation Process for a Star with Magnetic Field
Xiaotong Suo McClure
Advisor: Professor Joel Smoller

An Analysis of Position Probability Distributions of Trilateration
and Triangulation for Extremely Deep Space Navigation
David McMillon
Advisor: Professor Mark Conger

Geodesics of Periodic Metrics on R2
Daniel Smolkin
Advisor: Professor Ralf Spatzier

Convergence and Error Bounds of the Trotter-Kato
Scheme for the HJB equation in a two-factor model
Howard Xu
Advisor: Professor Erhan Bayraktar0

Establishing Conditions for REM Cycling in Different Networks
Aparna Ananthasubramaniam
Advisors: Professors Cecilia Diniz Behn and Victoria Booth

A quantitative study of the triangulated molecular surfaces perturbations caused by small displacements of the atomic centers
Mo Bai
Advisor: Professor Weihua Geng

Dark Halo Orbits and Tidal Stripping With the Spirographic Approximation
Rebekah Bartlett
Advisor: Professor Anthony Bloch

Tumor Angiogenesis
James Brunner
Advisor: Professor Trachette Jackson

Mathematically modeling the light responses of ganglion-cell photoreceptors
Samuel Faught
Advisor: Professor Daniel Forger

Investigations of Coupled Oscillators
Kara Fulton
Advisor: Professor Richard Yamada

Computation of Equilibrium Measures and Other Quantities of Interest for Random Matricies
Asad Lodhia
Advisor: Professor Jinho Baik

Pattern Avoidence on Arch Connected Graphs
Benjamin Kornacki
Advisor: Professor Pavlo Pylyavskyy

Sums of Isometric Pairs of Lattices
Paul Lewis
Advisor: Professor Robert Griess

Impulse Control of MultiDimensional Jump Diffusions with Infinite Variation
Christopher Link
Advisor: Professor Erhan Bayraktar

Checking For Isomorphism in Circulant Graphs
Augustus Odena
Advisor: Professor Michael Zieve

REU Paper 2010
Claudia Raithel
Advisor: Professor Anthony Bloch

Characterization of the full degree 2 del Pezzo Surface over the field of nine elements
Daniel Smolkin and Erin Kelly
Advisor: Professor Amanda Knecht

On the 2D Orientation Preserving Crystallographic Groups
Kyle Sinclair and Pearce Washabaugh
Advisor: Professors Christopher Mooney and Ralf Spatzier

An Algebraic Approach to Conformal Eld Theory
Yang Xiu
Advisor: Professor Igor Kriz

Summer 2009

Affine Alternating Sign Matrices
Michael Bennett
Advisor: Professor Pavlo Pylyavskyy

A Universal Degree Bound for Rings of Invariants of n Point Configurations Modulo Torus Actions
Jonathan Brito
Advisor: Professor Benjamin Howard

A Mathematical Model of Tumor Growth and Angiogenesis
Akshay Desai
Advisor: Professor Trace Jackson

A Model of Suprachiasmatic Nucleus Firing Rate in the Rodent
Michelle Fleshner
Advisor: Cecilia Diniz Behn

Long Time Behavior of a Modified Becker-D¨oring System: Initial Conditions Without Compact Support
Lee Gunderson
Advisor: Professor Peter Smereka

Singularities of Logarithmic Potentials at Analytic Corners
Boaz Haberman
Advisor: Professor Divakar Viswanath

Algorithms for Threat Detection: An Inverse Boundary Value Problem
Casandra Hall
Advisor: Professor Selim Esedoglu

Analyzing Tori in Split Groups over Quasifinite Fields via Bruhat-Tits theory
Wade Hindes
Advisor: Professor Stephen DeBacker

Developing Stochastic and Deterministic Models of Quorum Sensing
Tyler Johnson
Advisor: Richard Yamada

The Recursive Computatibility of Hyperelliptic Hodge Integrals with at Least One 1 Class
Andrew Kiluk
Advisor: Professor Renzo Cavalieri

The Effects of Varying Connectivity Strength on the Frequency of Inhibitory Neurons in Several Network Types
Khalid Kunji
Advisor: Professor Victoria Booth

Reconstruction and prediction of chaotic signals
Xuan Liang
Advisor: Professor Divakar Viswanath

Improving the Upper Bound on Dirichilet L-Functions Induced by a
Character Modulo a High Power of a Prime
Christopher Link
Advisor: Professor Djordje Milicevic

Heegaard Splittings and Bounds for Closed Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds
Brian Mann
Advisors: Professors Richard Canary and William Breslin

Linear Factors and the Pollard Rho Method
Brian Nixon
Advisor: Professor Harm Derksen

The 100% Off Auction:
Daniel Russo
Advisor: Professor Tilman Borgers

Using periodic orbits to predict trajectories on the Lorenz attractor
Kirill Serkh
Advisor: Professor Divakar Viswanath

Approximating Dendrimer Bonding Site Locations
Stephen VandenBrink
Advisor: Professor Jack Waddell

The Thermodynamics of Solid Tumor Growth: A Continuum Mechanics Approach
Sarah Verner
Advisor: Professor Krishna Garikipati

The Caldero degenerations of the Grassmannian of 3-planes in 6-space and the positive tropical G(3,6)
Seth Wolbert
Advisor: Professor Benjamin Howard

Summer 2008

The Kernel of a Derivation on the Field of Rational Functions and the Zariski Closure of Local Integral Curves
Wade Hindes
Advisor: Professor Harm Derksen

Mathematical Models for Quorum Sensing in Vibrio harveyi and Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Kaytlin Brinker
Advisor: Professor Jack Waddell

Model of an Orexin Neuron
Katie Williams
Advisor: Cecilia Diniz Behn

Tropical Intersections and Shadow Points
Alex Larson
Advisor: Renzo Cavilieri

Coexistence of Multiple Parasitoids on a Common Host in a Globally Connected Metapopulation
Benjamin Berman
Advisor: Aaron King

Total Promotion
Kevin Dilks
Advisor: Kyle Peterson

Properties of Steady State Solutions for Critical Two-Layer Shallow Water Flows
Alfredo Wetzel
Advisor: Smadar Karni

Synchronization of Signaling Systems
Hasan Cheema
Advisor: Daniel Forger

An Equivalent Condition for the Reducibility of Tropical Curves
Brian Mann
Advisors: Hannah Markwig and Renzo Cavalieri

Generalising Cut and Join and Recursions of Hurwitz Numbers
Andrew Kiluk
Advisor: Renzo Cavalieri

Equidistribution of Descent-Like Statistics for the Hyperoctahedral Group
Laurie Lai
Advisor: Kyle Peterson

Summer 2007

Sub-game Perfect Equilibria of the Simultaneous Ascending Auction
Brian Baisa
Advisor: Professor Tilman Börgers

Steinberg Complexes and Affine Descents
Kevin Dilks
Advisor: Professors Kyle Petersen and John Stembridge

Action Potential Behavior in Hodgkin-Huxley and FitzHugh-Nagumo Models and Networks of O and I-cells
Stephen Gao
Advisor: Professor Victoria Booth

Optimization of Hydroelectric Pumped Storage: An Extension of Optimal Switching
Anthony Kuehne
Advisor: Professor Michael Ludkovski

Level Sets of the Takagi Function and Hausdorff Dimension
Zachary Maddock
Advisor: Professor Jeffrey Lagarias

Working with Maple
Anna M. Musial, Sam L. Rosenbaum
Advisor: Professor Arthur Wasserman

Two New Exceptional Quivers of Finite Mutation Type
Theodore Owen
Advisor: Professor Harm Derksen

Hyperelliptic Hodge Integrals
Peter Troyan
Advisor: Professor Renzo Cavalieri

Changes in Betti numbers of Hessenberg varieties on restricted tableaux
Derek Van Farowe
Advisor: Professor Julianna Tymoczko

Properties of Steady State Solutions for Shallow Water Flows
Alfredo Wetzel
Advisor: Professors Smadar Karni and Jorge Balbas

Ternary Basic Digit Sets
Christopher J. Young
Advisor: Professor Jeffrey Lagarias

Summer 2006 - 2003

Summer 2006

Ex-Post Equilibria in Games of Incomplete Information
Timothy McQuade
Advisor: Professor Tilman Borgers

The Gap Size Distribution of Parked Cars and the Coulomb Gas Model
Anthony Fader
Advisor: Professor Jinho Baik

Properties of the Takagi Function
Zachary Maddock
Advisor: Professor Jeffrey Lagarias

Virtual Cathode Simulation in 1D using a Grid-Free Poisson Solver
Ying Ki Yim
Advisor: Professor Lyudmyla Barannyk

Probabilistic Interpretations of Variables in Transient M/G/1 Random Walks
Drew Bollinger and David Wheeler
Advisor: Professor B.A. Taylor

Summer 2005

A Generalization of Conway Number Games to Multiple Players
Christopher Cunningham
Advisor: Professor Igor Kriz

Efficient And Accurate Unstructured Mesh Generation
Matthew Elsey
Advisor: Professor James Rossmanith

A Transformation Of A Standard Random Walk
Jason Goldstick
Advisor: Professor Joseph Conlon

Using Lattice Packings to Create Extended Codebooks
Daniel Sikora
Advisor: Professor Anna Gilbert

Directed Last-Passage Site Percolation with Bernoulli Site Distribution
Robert Hines
Advisor: Professor Jinho Baik

Dynamics of Interacting Point Charges and Vortices within a Constant Magnetic Field
Stephen Marin
Advisor: Professor Andrew Christlieb and Robert Krasny

Summer 2004

Momentum Matching for the Pendulum on Cart Problem
Esha Krishnaswamy
Advisor: Professor David Schneider

Linear Perturbations of a Class of Berezin-Toeplitz Operators
Adam Bendorf
Advisor: Professor Alejandro Uribe

New Results in Extremal Number Theory
Randolph Pistor
Advisor: Professor Kannan Soundararajan

Homeomorphism Groups of the Sierpinski Carpet and Sierpinski Gasket
Joel Louwsma
Advisor: Professor Bruce Kleiner

Computing Traveling-Wave Front Solutions in a Diffusive Predator-Prey Model
Brian Kim
Advisor: Professor Gregory Lyng

Inversions Within Restricted Fillings of Young Tableaux
Sarah Iveson
Advisor: Professor Julianna Tymoczko

Stabilization of Inverted Pendulum Systems
David Aristoff
Advisor: Professor Tony Bloch

An Overview of Green's Functions on Metrized Graphs
Douglas Li
Advisor: Professor Mattias Jonsson

Some R-tree Results
Jeremy Cook
Advisor: Professor Elmas Irmak

On a conjecture concerning non-intersecting congruence classes
Robert Hines
Advisor: Professor Kannan Soundararajan

The Problem of Type
Charles Crissman
Advisor: Professor Mario Bonk

The Likelihood of Cyclic Results in Pairwise Elections
Greg Malivuk
Advisor: Professor Divakar Viswanath

Summer 2003

Inverted Double Planar Pendulum on a Cart: Feedback Stabilization Using the Method of Controlled Lagrangians
David G. Aristoff
Advisor: Professor Anthony Bloch

A Mathematical Model of Receptor-Mediated Apoptosis: Fas Trimerization and FADD Recruitment
Ronald Lai
Advisor: Professor Trachette Jackson

The Temperly-Lieb Functions on Totally Non-Negative Matrices
Brendon Rhoades
Advisor: Professor Mark Skandera

Schur Positivity Conjectures about Temperly Lieb functions on Jacobi Trudi Matrices
Sean Gerrish
Advisor: Professor Mark Skandera

Dynamical Systems and Circle Maps
Ronit Slyper
Advisor: Professor Nikola Petrov

Bertrand J. Guillou
Advisor: Professor Andreas Blass