Mathematics and Computer Systems


Bowu Zhang

Dr. Bowu Zhang

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Systems
Office:
Main 400
Extension:
2233
Email:
bzhang@mercyhurst.edu

Dr. Bowu Zhang joined the faculty at Mercyhurst University in the Fall of 2013. She earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, China, and her Ph.D. in computer science from The George Washington University in 2013.

Dr. Zhang's research interests focuses on Mobile Health, in which health services are carried out through collaborations among massive number of smart phones. My research interests include a wide variety of topics in the intersection of Wireless Sensor Networks, Machine Learning, and Distributed Systems to develop robust and reliable applications. In particular,

  1. Queueing Analysis in Wireless Sensor Networks,
  2. Target Counting and Positioning in Wireless Sensor Networks,
  3. Traffic Prediction and Navigation in Vehicle Networks,
  4. Smart Healthcare via Mobile Devices.

She has published articles recently in: International Journal of Sensor Networks, Transactions on Wireless Communications, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, and Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems.

She is planning on leading the computer side of the department in exciting new directions.

Dr. Keshav Pokhrel

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Systems
Office:
Main 2421
Extension:
2233
Email:
kpokhrel@mercyhurst.edu

Dr. Keshav Pokhrel joined the faculty at Mercyhurst University in the Fall of 2013. He earned bachelor's degrees in mathematics and physics from Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal, master's degrees in both mathematics and statistics, and his Ph.D. in statistics from the University of South Florida in 2013.

Dr. Pokhrel's 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 published articles recently in the International Journal of Biomedical Sciences and the Proceedings of Dynamic Systems and Applications.

He introduced a new course to Mercyhurst in the Fall 2013, Statistics for the Natural and Health Sciences.

Dr. Lauren Williams

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Systems
Office:
Main 401
Extension:
2226
Email:
lwilliams@mercyhurst.edu

Dr. Lauren Kelly Williams joined the faculty at Mercyhurst University in the Fall of 2013. She earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from The College of New Jersey and her Ph.D. in mathematics from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 2013.

Dr. Williams' research interests lie in the application of combinatorics to problems in representation theory. Currently, her work concerns the invariant functions on tensors. She has published in the AMS Contemporary Mathematics Series.

Other interests include programming (C, C++, CSS, HTML, Java, Javascript, Lua, Maple, Objective-C, Python, Sage), she has written two iPad applications: RSK implements the Robinson-Schensted-Knuth correspondence (a bijection between matrices with nonnegative integer entries and pairs of tableaux). The implications of this correspondence are of particular interest in the field of representation theory, but it can be understood through simple combinatorial methods. The second iPad app is for calculation of Littlewood-Richardson coefficients and operations on skew tableaux.

In addition, she is a very talented artist, known as Milwaukee Pencil.

Dr. Donald Platte

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Systems
Office:
Zurn 215
Extension:
2378
Email:
dplatte@mercyhurst.edu

Donald Platte joined the faculty in the fall of 1972 after receiving a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Michigan State University. He has undergraduate degrees in both Mathematics and Physics from Aquinas College.

Dr. Platte is a full professor of Mathematics and Computer Systems. His recent teaching duties include Modern Algebra, Applied Mathematics, Advanced Calculus, Computer Operations, and Networks.

Dr. Charles Redmond

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Systems
Office:
Main Lab
Extension:
2355
Email:
credmond@mercyhurst.edu

Dr. Chad Redmond joined the Mercyhurst University faculty in 1993. He holds a PhD in mathematics from Lehigh University (1993) and a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Temple University (1987).

Dr. Redmond's interests are in probability theory and ranking systems, and he has published articles and results in the Annals of Applied Probability, the Journal of Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Mathematics Magazine, the College Mathematics Journal, and Mathematics Teacher. Some of his mathematical artwork was recently exhibited at the Joint Mathematics Meetings.

Dr. Redmond now devotes all of his teaching time to the computer side of the department, and he has taught courses in Python, Processing, HTML and CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, PHP and MySQL, computer animation, web GIS, Alice, and computational art. This fall he will be teaching courses in audio technology and electronic music.

Dr. Redmond currently chairs the department.

Dr. Roger Griffiths

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Systems
Office:
Main 404
Extension:
2123
Email:
griffiths.roger@gmail.com

Roger Griffiths joined the faculty in the fall of 2004 from Montana State University. He has undergraduate degrees in both Mathematics and Nautical Science. Dr. Griffiths is an associate professor of Mathematics. His recent teaching duties include Differential Equations, the calculus sequence, Mathematics for the Natural Sciences, Introduction to Internet Programming, Internet Programming II (server-side), and Operating Systems (GNU/Linux).

Recently, Dr. Griffiths has led student research in:

  • Advanced Web Application Development - 2008
  • Web Application Design and Implementation - 2007
  • Ruby on Rails - 2006
  • Data Structures in Java - 2005

Dr. Griffiths is also the Department System Administrator (Linux) and Department webmaster.

He is a strong open-source advocate, living in a world without walls or fences.

Recently, have collaborated with Chad Redmond on several web projects using PHP, Perl, Python, MySQL. Most recently GIS for web developers, resulting in a new course (2009) web-mapping using open-source tools.

Mr. Patrick Kelly

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Systems
Office:
Main 402
Extension:
2174
Email:
pkelly@mercyhurst.edu

Patrick Kelly joined the faculty here at Mercyhurst College in the fall of 1995. He obtained his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Gannon University, where he also earned secondary certification in mathematics. He holds a master's degree in pure mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Courses Mr. Kelly usually teaches include Statistics, College Algebra, Math Methods, Geometry, Introduction to Programming with 3D Animation, and Game Programming.

Ms. Hema Deshmukh

Instructor of Mathematics and Computer Systems
Office:
Egan 307
Extension:
3339
Email:
hdeshmukh@mercyhurst.edu

Events

Cummings Gallery
Art Faculty Show

Dates: Aug 21-Sep 28, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery

William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective

Dates: Sep 5

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Anais Mitchell
Anaïs Mitchell

Dates: Sep 30

Location: Erie Art Museum

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