Cameron University students present research at world’s largest mathematics meeting

Four Cameron University mathematics students showcased their research outcomes at the Joint Mathematics Meeting, the largest mathematics meeting in the world, in early January. Xiaoya Meyer, Upama Neupane, Samundra Regmi and Nirjal Shrestha each made oral presentations during the conference.

“The Joint Mathematics Meeting provides an outstanding learning and networking opportunity for Cameron students and faculty members,” says Dr. Narayan Thapa, Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences. “The role of mathematics in technology, computer science, medical research, business and industry and more is crucial to the growth of those industries. By providing undergraduate research opportunities to students who are majoring in these disciplines, we strive to strengthen their overall understanding of their chosen career fields.”

Meyer, a mathematics major from Lawton, presented “A Comparison of Robust Logistic Regression Methods.” Meyer’s research focuses on identifying outliers by using diagnostic graphs and measures. In addition, this research accesses the goodness of fit for each model by computing Akaike Information Criterion. This research was conducted under the guidance of Dr. Hong Li.

Neupane, a mathematics and computer science major from Kathmandu, Nepal, presented her findings, which sought the state-of-the-art for the polynomial multiplication and its implementation in different application, in “Polynomial Multiplication over Binary Field and Its Implementation.” Neupane’s research was conducted under the guidance of Dr. Parshuram Budhathoki and Dr. Gokul Kadel.

A mathematics and computer science major from Nawalparasi, Nepal, Regmi’s research focuses on the optimization of the design of quantum circuits with respect to the gates, depth, and qubits. His presentation was titled “Quantum circuits for arithmetic operations over binary field.” Regmi’s research was conducted under the guidance of Dr. Parshuram Budhathoki.

A native of Kathmandu, Nepal, with a double major in mathematics and computer science, Shrestha presented “Comparing the Local Convergence Analysis of Some Two-Step Newton’s Method for Solving Equations.” The research focuses on radii of convergence of the popular twostep Newton method and the two-step midpoint method and corresponding error bounds. He conducted his research under the guidance of Dr. Ioannis Argyros. Regmi also moderated a session in Applied Mathematics during the conference.

Each of the Cameron students took part in the Graduate School Fair that was offered during the Joint Mathematics Meetings.

Funding for the research projects and travel to the Joint Mathematics Meeting was provided through the Gerald Paul Laursen, DDS, MD and Kay Anne Davis Laursen Endowed Lectureship in Mathematical Sciences, the James Eddie Phillips Endowed Lectureship in Mathematical Science, the Bill G. Taylor Endowed Lectureship in the Mathematical Sciences and a Cameron University International Research Grant.

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January 23, 2018