NAM Logo NAM Granville-Browne-Haynes Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences

Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, California, January 8, 2002.


On January 8, 2002, the National Association of Mathematicians (NAM) hosted the Granville-Browne-Haynes session of presentations by recent doctoral recipients in the mathematical sciences at the Joint Mathematics Meetings held this year in San Diego, California. These presentations serve as a forum to showcase the achievements of new African American researchers in the mathematical sciences. The event was hosted by Prof. William A. Massey of Princeton University.

Complete slides (in PDF or Powerpoint format) for a given talk can be obtained by clicking its hyperlinked presentation title. All questions about this webpage should be sent to wmassey@princeton.edu .

Jamylle Carter
Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
Dual Methods for Total Variation-Based Image Restoration.

Dr. Carter was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. She received her A.B. degree cum laude in general studies with a concentration in mathematics from Harvard University and her Ph.D. degree in mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research Interests include optimization, partial differential equations, calculus of variations and computer graphics.

Shurron Farmer
Morgan State University
A Single Species Climax Population Model: Persistence and Extinction.

Dr. Farmer was born in Tallahassee, Florida and raised in Quincy, Florida. He received his B.S. degree in mathematics from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and his Ph.D. degree in mathematics from Howard University. His research interests include difference equations and mathematical biology.

Jeffery Fleming
Purdue University
Boundedness of a Weighted and Parameter-Dependent Bergman Kernel as a Fourier Integral Operator.

Dr. Fleming was born and raised in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. He received his B.S. degree in mathematics from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and his Ph.D. degree in mathematics from Howard University. His research interests include the field of several complex variables.

John A. W. Harkless
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Studying Atomic Electronic Structure with the Quantum Monte Carlo Method.

Dr. Harkless was born in Laurel, Mississippi and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. He received his B.S. degree in both Mathematics and Chemistry from Morehouse College and his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include the development of quantum Monte Carlo techniques and their application to metallic and ionic electronic states.

Rudy Horne
Californina State University, Hayward
Four-Wave Mixing in Strong Dispersion-Managed WDM Soliton Systems.

Dr. Horne was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He received his B.S. degrees in both mathematics and physics from the University of Oklahoma and his Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His research interests include solitons, non-linear Schodinger wave equations and complex analysis.

James W. McGee III
Illinois Institute of Technology
Path Coverings with Paths.

Dr. McGee was born and raised in Gulfport, Mississippi. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Jackson State University and his Ph.D. degree in mathematics from Auburn University. His research interests include combinatorics, graph theory and cryptography. .

Shona Morgan
North Carolina A&T State University
The Application of Cluster Analysis for the 2-Model Configuration Problem.

Dr. Morgan was born in Dayton, Ohio and raised in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. She has a BS in mathematics from Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga. Dr. Morgan was awarded a David and Lucille Packard Foundation Fellowship to pursue graduate studies in operations research at North Carolina State University and received her Ph.D. degree in that field. Her research interests include combinatorial optimization, integer programming, and supply chain management.