Mathematics on the Northern Plains
Undergraduate Research Conference
University of Sioux Falls
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Dr. Todd Mateer, National Security Agency
Dr. Todd Mateer received his PhD
in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University in 2008. His dissertation
discusses Fast Fourier Transform Algorithms and their applications in signal
analysis, computer algebra, and coding theory. He received both a B.S.E.E.
degree and a B.S. degree in Mathematics / Computer Science from Grove City
College. He earned a Masters Degree from Clemson University, where he conducted
a mathematical analysis of video poker and mathematically proved that one can
profit from certain casino games such as video poker over a long period of time
with the appropriate strategy.
Dr. Jose Flores, University of South Dakota
José D. Flores is full
professor of Mathematics at The University of South Dakota. He received his PhD
in Mathematics from The University of Iowa in 1990 in Numerical Analysis under
the direction of Kendall Atkinson. Since 2009, he concurrently holds the adjunct
professor appointment at the Center for Mathematical, Computational, and
Modeling Sciences Center at Arizona State University where he spends the
summers working on research at the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology
Institute. Professor Flores is a
Fulbright Scholar, as a Fulbright Senior Specialist he spends the summer 2008
at the Catholic University of Valparaíso in Valparaíso, Chile. Dr. Flores works in the field of Mathematical Ecology in the area of Population Dynamics studying predator-prey models derived from Population Biology. His recent research focuses in the consequences of introducing Allee effect and ratio dependence in predator-prey models applied to biological pest control.
Funding for the 2013 Mathematics on the Northern Plains Conference is
provided by NSF grant DMS-0846477 through the MAA Regional
Undergraduate Mathematics Conferences program, www.maa.org/RUMC .