Interests | Geometrical Packing |
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Combinatorial Geometry | |
Game Theory | |
Graph Theory | |
Computational Complexity | |
Education | Ph.D. in Mathematics, Cornell University, 1991 |
M.S. in Mathematics, Cornell University, 1989 | |
B.S. in Mathematics, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1987 | |
Employment | Associate Professor, Stetson University, 1998-present (Chair, 2000-2003) |
Assistant Professor, Stetson University , 1992-1998 | |
Acting Assistant Professor, Cornell University, 1991-1992 | |
Instructor, Cornell University, 1990-1991 | |
Refereed Papers | Covering Squares with Unit Squares, (with David A. Paterson),
Geombinatorics, Volume XV 3 (2006) 130-137. |
Hinged Dissection of Polyominoes and Polyforms,
(with Erik Demaine, Martin Demaine, David Eppstein and Greg Frederickson), Computational Geometry Theory & Applications, Volume 31, 3 (2005) 237-262. | |
30 Two-Colored Points with No Empty Monochromatic Convex Fourgons,
Geombinatorics, Volume XIV, 2 (2004) 53-54. | |
Partridge Numbers, (with Patrick Hamlyn),
Geombinatorics, Volume XIII 1 (2003) 10-18. | |
Pascal's Triangle and the Boltzmann Distribution (with Tandy Grubbs),
The Chemical Educator, 8 (2003) 116-121. | |
Squares Touching a Constant Number of Other Squares,
Geombinatorics, Volume XII, 2 (2002) 55-60. | |
Constant Neighbor Dihedral Tilings with 15, 32, and 43 Neighbors
(with Berend Jan van der Zwaag), Geombinatorics, Volume XI, 3 (2002) 74-77. | |
Magic Carpets (with Mike Keith),
Electronic Journal of Integer Sequences, Volume 3, Issue 2 (2000) | |
N-Vex Shapes, Geombinatorics, Volume IX, 4 (2000) 159-163. | |
Heesch Tiles with Surround Numbers 3 and 4,
Geombinatorics, Volume VIII, 4 (1999) 101-103. | |
Packing Unit Squares in Squares: A Survey and New Results,
Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, DS7, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2009 | |
How Many Bridge Auctions? (with Douglas Jungreis),
College Mathematics Journal, 19 (1988) 171-172. | |
Other Papers | Cubic is NP-complete, Proceedings of Florida MAA Section Meeting, 2001 |
What's in a Name?, Math Horizons, p. 35, April 2001 | |
Hinged Dissection of Polyominoes and Polyforms
(with Erik Demaine, Martin Demaine, and David Eppstein), Proceedings of 11^{th} Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry, 1999 | |
Preprints | Sets of Points that are the Vertices of K Non-overlapping N-gons |
Pearl Puzzles are NP-Complete | |
Corral Puzzles are NP-Complete | |
Pushing Blocks in Gravity is NP-Hard | |
Spiral Galaxies Puzzles are NP-Complete | |
New Bounds for Largest Planar Graphs with Fixed Maximum Degree and Diameter
(with Rob Pratt) | |
Plenary Talks | Two Dozen Unsolved Problems in Planar Geometry,
Embry-Riddle Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, 2004 |
Reptiles, Partridges, and Golden Bees: Tiling Shapes with Similar Copies,
MAA meeting, 2003 | |
Other Talks | Tiling Triangular Polyominoes With Two Tiles, Department Seminar, 2006 |
Minimal Matchstick Graphs With Small Degree Sets, Department Seminar, 2006 | |
A Dozen Unsolved Problems in Geometry, Department Seminar, 2003 | |
Spiral Galaxies Puzzles are NP-Complete, Department Seminar, 2002 | |
Triangle Centers, MAA meeting, 2002 | |
Hackenbush: The Simple Truth, QED Seminar, 2001 | |
Cubic is NP-Complete, MAA meeting, 2001 | |
Cubic is NP-Complete, Department Seminar, 2000 | |
New Bounds on Large Regular Planar Graphs, MAA meeting, 2000 | |
How to Cut a Cake, Department Seminar, 1999 | |
New Bounds on Large Planar Graphs, Department Seminar, 1999 | |
Packing Squares, MAA meeting, 1998 | |
Packing Unit Squares in Squares, Department Seminar, 1997 | |
The Game of Life, Department Seminar, 1996 | |
Trapezoidal Numbers, Department Seminar, 1996 | |
Mathematics and Can Stacking, DeLand High School, 1994, 1996 | |
The Marksman Problem, Department Seminar, 1995 | |
Mathematica and Interactive Statistics, MAA/AMS meetings, 1995 | |
Geometric Dissections, Department Seminar, 1994 | |
StetStat: An Interactive Statistics Package, ICTCM, 1994 | |
The Four Color Theorem, Department Seminar, 1994 | |
Courses Taught | Finite Math, Precalculus, Business Calculus, Calculus I, II and III, |
Calculus with Review, Part I, and Part II, Real Analysis I and II, Complex Analysis, | |
Probability, Intro to Math & Stat Modeling, Mathematical Statistics, Mathematical Modeling, | |
Intro to Game Theory, Game Theory Seminar, Graph Theory, Senior Research | |
Mini-Courses | Multivariable Calculus Using the Harvard Calculus Consortium Materials, 1995 |
Teaching Calculus Using Mathematica, 1993 | |
Calculus and Mathematica on the Macintosh, 1993 | |
Service | Department Chair, 2000-2003 |
Acting Department Chair, Summer 1998-2000, 2005, 2006 | |
Admissions Committee, 1994-1997, 2000-2003, 2011-present (Chair 1996-1997, 2001-2003) | |
Faculty Senate, 1995-1998 | |
Stetson High School Math Contest Organizer, 1995-1999 | |
Math/Computer Science Seminar Organizer, 1994-1999 | |
Mathematical Contest in Modeling Organizer, 1997, 1998 | |
Putnam Examination Organizer, 1992, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009 | |
Faculty Advisor to QED, 1999-2000, 2004-2005, 2006-2009 | |
Faculty Advisor to Club Bridge, 2001-present | |
Other Activities | Reviewed note, American Mathematical Monthly, 2006 |
Reviewed article, Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 2005 | |
Consultant, Volusia County Environmental Health Lab, 2003 | |
Associate Editor, Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, 2002 | |
Editor, Rose-Hulman Insititute of Technology Undergraduate Mathematics Journal, 1999-2009 | |
Reviewed textbook, Addison Wesley Longman Publishers, 1999 | |
Field tested Mathematica software as part of NSF grant, 1999 | |
Reviewed article, Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 1998 | |
Statistical Consultant, Volusia County Health Services, 1994-1995 | |
Mathematical Consultant, Enigmatix Inc., 1994 | |
Reviewed textbook, John Wiley Publishers, 1994 | |
Reviewed article, PRIMUS, 1993 | |
Puzzling | Contributed 1 problem to U.S. Puzzle Championship, 2011 |
Featured biography in Enigma: 2011 | |
Featured puzzle layout in World Of Puzzles: Mar 2011 | |
Published Puzzles in Automation Notebook: Winter 2011 | |
Published puzzles in World Of Puzzles: Jan 2010, Mar 2010, May 2010, Jul 2010, Sep 2010, Nov 2010, Jan 2011, Mar 2011, May 2011, Jul 2011, Sep 2011, Nov 2011 | |
Published puzzles in Games Magazine: Nov 2009, Dec 2009, Feb 2010, Mar 2010, Apr 2010, May 2010, Jul 2010, Aug 2010, Sep 2010, Oct 2010, Nov 2010, Dec 2010, Feb 2011, Mar 2011, Apr 2011, Jul 2011, Aug 2011, Sep 2011, Oct 2011, Nov 2011, Dec 2011 | |
Contributed 2 problems to U.S. Puzzle Championship, 2010 | |
Contributed 3 problems to U.S. Puzzle Championship, 2009 | |
Published puzzles in Brain Games: Jan 2008, Jul 2009, Jul 2010, Oct 2010 | |
Contributed 2 problems to U.S. Puzzle Championship, 2008 | |
Published puzzles in Bash, 2008 | |
Contributed 1 problem to U.S. Puzzle Championship, 2007 | |
Published puzzle in Reader's Digest, Apr 2007 | |
Published puzzles in Games Magazine: Nov 2006, Apr 2007 | |
Published 3 puzzles on Perplexcity cards, 2006 | |
Contributed 4 problems to U.S. Puzzle Championship, 2006 | |
Contributed 4 problems to U.S. Puzzle Championship, 2005 | |
Contributed 4 problems to U.S. Puzzle Championship, 2004 | |
Contributed 3 problems to U.S. Puzzle Championship, 2003 | |
Contributed 5 problems to U.S. Puzzle Championship, 2002 | |
Contributed 3 problems to U.S. Puzzle Championship, 2001 | |
Contributed 18 problems to World Puzzle Championship, 2000 | |
Contributed 13 problems to U.S. Puzzle Championship, 2000 | |
Published puzzles in Games Magazine: Nov 1999, Feb 200, Apr 2000, Jun 2000,
Aug 2000, Sep 2000, Feb 2001, Mar 2001, Apr 2001, Aug 2001 | |
Published puzzles in World of Puzzles: Aug 2000, Sep 2000 | |
Published puzzles in Pages: Dec 1999, Feb 2000, Apr 2000, Jun 2000, Aug 2000, Oct 2000 | |
Contributed 3 problems to U.S. Puzzle Championship, 1999 | |
Erdös Number | 3 |
last updated
Sep 15, 2011