** 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.