We are excited to welcome three new faculty members - Fall 2013
- Lauren Williams -- Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Her research interests lie in the application of combinatorics to problems in representation theory. In addition, she is a very talented artist, known as Milwaukee Pencil.
- Bowu Zhang -- Ph.D. in Computer Science from The George Washington University.
Her current work focuses on Mobile Health, which include a wide variety of topics in the intersection of Wireless Sensor Networks, Machine Learning, and Distributed Systems. She also has a background in electrical engineering.
- Keshav Pokhrel -- Ph.D. Statistics from the University of South Florida. His research interests include change-point problem, extreme value statistics, nonparametric statistics, functional data analysis, time series analysis, longitudinal data analysis, linear mixed models, bayesian analysis, survival analysis, epidemiology of cancer, and ordinary and partial differential equations. He has a background in both mathematics and physics.
WE ARE MOVING
Ok, not the university. But most of the mathematics faculty are moving out of Zurn Hall, except for the cornerstone of the building: Don Platte. We are moving to the 4th floor of Old Main, in the Tower. More to follow.
An Excerpt from 'Hurst Happenings
Taken from Mercyhurst Minute Vol. I No. VII, a short video (shown below).
This is the seventh in a series of short videos published weekly to help keep followers of Hurst Happenings up to date on what is going on around the Mercyhurst University campus. Each week will feature a different guest and topic, so be sure to check back weekly! Thanks go out this week to Dr. Chad Redmond, professor of mathematics at Mercyhurst, for talking with us this week. Be sure to check out the website for his class which features dozens of brilliant pieces designed by students of this course.
Other Recent NewsSix members of the Zurn school of science are now hosting their web-sites on our department server:
- Dr. Candee Chambers - Chemistry & Physics Department
- Dr. Caroline Pharr - Chemistry Department
- Dr. Dyan McBride - Chemistry & Physics Department
- Dr. Michael Elnitsky - Biology Department
- Dr. Nicholas Lang - Geology Department
- Dr. Michael Campbell - Biology Department
Dr. Redmond has taken over the leadership of the three course Internet Programming sequence. Please see the individual course web-pages for further details.
Dr. Redmond has created a new inter-disciplinary 4-credit course, for the Fall 2010 term, called Computer Generated Art.
Dr. Griffiths has developed a new mathematics course, Math118 - Mathematics for Natural Science to better prepare students for college calculus. This course was test run in fall 2009, and is now part of the core and degree requirements of several disciplines (fall 2010).
The Mercyhurst student Newspaper The Merciad enters its second (full) year hosted on our department server.
Pat Kelly (mathematics professor) still - almost has a web-site!
Recycled Current NewsDr. Redmond is teaching two brand new computer courses this year (2009-2010):
- Processing is used as our Programming I course. Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions. It is used by students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists.
- Spatial Data Analysis (Spring 2010) - This is a course on descriptive and exploratory analysis of geospatial data.
Dr. Griffiths has completely revised the internet programming sequence to mesh with our exciting new digital media program (2009-2010). The, soon to be, three course sequence will include: Introduction to Internet Programming, Internet Programming Server-Side, and Internet Programming Client-Side.
- Internet Programming I This is not a course in web page production or graphic design; but rather an introductory programming course. As a programming class, we will learn to create valid web content using a simple text editor (a strong emphasis on validity and web standards compliance). The focus of the class will be on (X)HTML, CSS, and the apache web server.
We have been working hard with the Applied Forensic Sciences Department to get their new (Solaris 10) server deployed, anthfs.mercyhurst.edu.Three members of the Zurn school of science are now hosting their web-sites on our department server:
- Dr. Jack Williams - Chemistry Department
- Dr. Stephen Ousley - Forensic Sciences Department
- Dr. Steven Mauro - Biology Department
The Art Department is now virtually hosted on our department server.
The TEACH and ACH Programs is now virtually hosted on our department server.
Pat Kelly (mathematics professor) almost has a web-site now!