Math & CS Faculty Fall 2014 Updates
Jessen Havill, professor of math and computer science, published “A new approach for detecting riboswitches in DNA sequences” in the journal Bioinformatics (2014) with Jeff Thompson, associate professor of biology, and former Denison students Chinmoy Bhatiya ’09, Steven M. Johnson ’13, and Joseph D. Sheets ’12. In addition, Havill and Nat Kell ’13 had their paper “Improved Upper Bounds for Online Malleable Job Scheduling” accepted for publication in the Journal of Scheduling. Nat is currently working toward his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Duke University.
Joan Krone, director of the Lisska Center for Scholarly Engagement and professor of computer science, co-conducted a tutorial titled “Conducting Departmental Reviews and Serving as a Reviewer” at the Consortium for Computing Sciences at Colleges in September 2014. The conference was held at Olivet Nazarene College in Bourbonnais, Ill..
Ashwin Lall, assistant professor of computer science, had a paper titled “Crossroads: A Practical Data Sketching Solution for Mining Intersection of Streams” accepted to the 2014 ACM Internet Measurement Conference.
May Mei, assistant professor of math and computer science, published two articles: “Spectra of discrete Schrödinger operators with primitive invertible substitution potentials” appeared in the Journal of Mathematical Physics and “Tridiagonal Substitution Hamiltonians” (with William Yessen) appeared in Mathematical Modeling of Natural Phenomena. Mei also was invited by the Women in Mathematics Lecture Series to present “Modeling Quasicrystals with Dynamical Systems: An Investigation of Periodicity and Quasiperiodicity” at the University of Akron.