Undergraduate Research

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Cameron University encourages students to become involved with undergraduate research in pure and applied mathematics and mathematics education. These projects offer a unique experience to learn mathematics beyond typical coursework and to further develop important skills in problem solving, independent and creative thinking, and presentation. Student involvement in research signals personal initiative, dedication, and intellectual curiosity, thereby distinguishing the student to potential employers and graduate schools.

The Department has initiated a Seminar for Undergraduate Mathematics. This seminar provides an opportunity to students who are engaged in research to give presentations, both as a means to share their results with their peers and the campus community at large and as a chance to hone their presentation abilities before traveling to conferences at the state, regional, and national levels.

2015-2016 SCHEDULE: 

FALL 2015

Speaker: Brandon S. Payne
Title: Maximizing Guaranteed Value in a Fair Division of a Cake under Piecewise-Linear Valuations
Date: Wednesday, October 21 2015
Time: 4:00PM
Location: BUR026

Speaker: Ayush Lal Joshi
Title: Numerical Solution of Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model
Date: November 18th 2015
Time: 4:00pm
Location: BUR026

 

SPRING 2016


Speaker: Natalie Wimer
Title: Fair Division of a Shareable Good
Date: January 20th 2016
Time: 4:00pm
Location: BUR026

Speaker: Jeein Yoon
Title: 
“Traveling Wave Solutions of Infectious Diseases Model”
Date: 
Wednesday February 17th 2016
Time: 
4pm
Location: 
BUR026

Speaker: 
Abhaya Poudel
Title: “A Comparison of Robust Linear Regression Models”
Date: Wednesday March 23rd 2016
Time: 4pm
Location: BUR026

Speaker: Sujana Rupakheti
Title: “Cutaneous melanoma survival among African Americans/Blacks, Hispanics, and Whites in the United States of America
Date: Wednesday April 20th 2016
Time: 4pm
Location: BUR026

Go back to the 2016-2017 Schedule 
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  2017-2018 Schedule

 

 

 

SEMINAR FOR UNDERGRADUATE MATHEMATICS (S.U.M.)

2015 OAS Annual Technical Meeting (November 13, 2015, Oklahoma City, OK)

  • Ayush Lal Joshi – “Comparison of Numerical Solution of Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model,” Faculty Mentors: Gokul Kadel and Narayan Thapa
  • James P. King – “Comparison of Numerical Solutions of Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation,” Faculty Mentors: Gokul Kadel and Narayan Thapa
    * accepted but did not present
  • Brandon S. Payne – “Maximizing Guaranteed Value in a Fair Division of a Cake under Piecewise-Linear Valuations,Faculty Mentor: James Dover
  • Natalie Wimer – “Fair Division of a Shareable Good,” Faculty Mentor: James Dover
  • Jeein Yoon – “Traveling Wave Solutions of Infectious Diseases Model,” Faculty Mentor: Narayan Thapa
    * Won the Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Award for Outstanding Oral Presentation.

Joint Mathematics Meeting (January 6-9, 2016, Seattle, WA)

  • Ayush Lal Joshi – “Numerical Solution of Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model,” Faculty Mentors: Gokul Kadel and Narayan Thapa
  • James P. King – “Comparison of Numerical Solutions of Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation,” Faculty Mentors: Gokul Kadel and Narayan Thapa
  • Brandon S. Payne – “Maximizing Guaranteed Value in a Fair Division of a Cake under Piecewise-Linear Valuations,” Faculty Mentor: James Dover 


Oklahoma Research Day (March 11, 2016, Tahlequah, OK)  

  • Ayush Lal Joshi – “Numerical Solution of Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model,” Faculty Mentors: Gokul Kadel and Narayan Thapa

  • Nishan Karki and Jashmon Rana – “Parameter Estimation Problem in Projectile Motion,” Faculty Mentor: Narayan Thapa

  • Sagun Panta – “OLIGOPOLY,” Faculty Mentor: Ioannis Argyros

  • Brandon S. Payne – “Maximizing Guaranteed Value in a Fair Division of a Cake under Piecewise-Linear Valuations,” Faculty Mentor: James Dover

  • Abhaya Poudel – “A Comparison of Robust Linear Regression Models,” Faculty Mentor: Hong Li

  • Natalie Wimer – “Fair Division of a Shareable Good,” Faculty Mentor: James Dover

  • Jeein Yoon – “Traveling Wave Solutions of Infectious Disease model,” Faculty Mentor: Narayan Thapa

78th Annual Oklahoma – Arkansas Section MAA Conference (March 31 – April 2 2016, Conway, AR):

  •  Ayush Lal Joshi – “Numerical Solution of Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model,” Faculty Mentors: Gokul Kadel and Narayan Thapa
  • Brandon S. Payne – “Maximizing Guaranteed Value in a Fair Division of a Cake under Piecewise-Linear Valuations,” Faculty Mentor: James Dover

  • Abhaya Poudel – “A Comparison of Robust Linear Regression Models,” Faculty Mentor: Hong Li

  • Sujana Rupakheti – “Cutaneous melanoma survival among African Americans/Blacks, Hispanics, and Whites in the United States of America,” Faculty Mentor: Jean-Jacques Kengwoung-Keumo
  •  Natalie Wimer – “Fair Division of a Shareable Good,” Faculty Mentor: James Dover
  • Jeein Yoon – “Traveling Wave Solutions of Infectious Disease model,” Faculty Mentor: Narayan Thapa


If you are a student at Cameron University who is interested in mathematics, mathematics education, or applications of mathematics (whatever your current major), consider participating in mathematical research. The following is a list of faculty members, with brief descriptions of some of their research interests, in the Department of Mathematical Sciences who may be available to act as mentors.

 

 

 

FACULTY MENTORS

Ioannis K. Argyros

Ph.D., University of Georgia
Research Interests include: Numerical Analysis; Numerical Functional Analysis

James Dover

Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Research Interests include: Topology; Combinatorics; Graph Theory; Abstract Algebra

Gregory J. Herring

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
Research interests include Computational Mathematics

Gokul Kadel

Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Research interests include Functional Analysis; Function Theory; Operator Theory

Jean-Jacques Kengwoung-Keumo

Ph.D., New Mexico State University
Research interests include Statistical and mathematical modeling in biomedical, social and environmental sciences; Differential Equations

Hong Li

Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Research interests include Statistical Methodology and its applications, including Multiple Comparisons; Robust Regression Models; Survival Analysis

Narayan Thapa

Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Research interests include Interdisciplinary Applied Inverse Problems; Mathematical Modeling

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CONFERENCE LINKS

Contact Information

Dr. James Dover
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
jdover@cameron.edu
(580) 581 2488

Dr. Gokul Kadel
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
gkadel@cameron.edu
(580) 581 2486

Irene C. Corriette M.S.
Instructor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
icorriet@cameron.edu
(580) 581 2909