Curriculum Vitae - Mei Q. Chen

 


Address: MSC 111, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409
E-mail: chenm@citadel.edu
Phone: (843) 953-7882 (office)
Fax: (843) 953-7391

Website: http://macs.citadel.edu/chenm/


Table of Contents


· EDUCATION

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·  EXPERIENCES

  • 8/13 – present – Department Head
  • 8/00 - present – Professor
  • 8/94 - 8/00 - Associate Professor
  • 8/89 - 8/94 - Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, The Citadel
    Undergraduate courses taught:
    • Mathematical Modeling (Math 104)
    • Finite Mathematics (Math 105)
    • Applied Calculus (for non-science students) (Math 106)
    • Precalculus (College Algebra and Trigonometry) (Math 119)
    • Calculus I, II and III (Math 131, 132, 231)
    • Engineering Mathematics I (Linear Algebra and Ordinary Differential Equations) (Math 234)
    • Engineering Mathematics II (Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations) (Math 335)
    • Linear Algebra (Math 240)
    • Numerical Methods I and II (Math 343, 344)
    • Mathematical Modeling (Math 470)
    • Math Senior Seminar (Math 495)
    • Research Project (Math 499)
      • Christopher Hall, “Linear Recurrence Relations in Music”, 2009 – Sigma Xi Student Research Award at the Citadel Undergraduate Research Conference (CURC)
      • Tao-hsiang Chang, “Inverse Eigenvalue Problems Arising in Population Models”, CURC, MAA-SE, 2009
      • Joshua Zimmer, “Properties of Special Structured 2x2 Matrices over Zp”, CURC, MAA-SE, 2009
      • Joshua Collins, “Properties of Orthogonal 2x2 Matrices over a field”, CURC, MAA-SE, 2011
      • Kuo-Wei Yao, “Singular Value Decomposition and Its Applications in Image Processing”, 2012 - Sigma Xi Student Research Award at CURS, MAA-SE
      • Wei-Fang Liu, “Deblurring Image Using Singular Value Decomposition”, 2013, CURC, MAA-SE, SCAS, 2013
      • Clarese Neill, “Bit by Bit”, CURC, 2013    

Graduate courses taught:

    • Citadel:
      • Linear Algebra (Math 530)
      • Calculus from an Advanced Standpoint (Math 553)
      • Applications of Discrete Mathematics (Math 545)
    • College of Charleston:
      • Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis (Math 545)
      • Topics in Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization (Math 580)
    • Utah State University:
      • Numerical Nonlinear Optimization and Applications in Signal Processing and Control (ECE 6930)

Awards:

    • The faculty recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, 2004
    • The Krause Faculty Award for 2002
    • The Citadel Development Foundation Research Fellowship Award, 1999
    • The C. A. Medbery Award For Dedication To Teaching, 1999
    • The Citadel Faculty Achievement Award, 1990 and 1992
  • 1/2005 - 8/2005 - Visiting Faculty, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Utah State University (on sabbatical leave from The Citadel)
  • 8/2004 - 12/2004 - Visiting Faculty, Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut (on sabbatical leave from The Citadel)
  • 8/1996 - 6/1997 - Visiting Faculty, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado at Denver (on sabbatical leave from The Citadel)
  • 5/1990 - 8/1990 Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
    Conducted research on the parallel methods in optimization
  • 6/1986-6/1989 Research Assistant, The Center for Supercomputing Research and Development at University of Illinois
    Investigated parallel algorithms in linear algebra and in optimization
  • 8/1983-5/1986 Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois Taught: Calculus I and II
  • 6/1982-8/1982 Application Programmer, Rocky Mountain National Park
    Responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining a complete business administration software package

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·  MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL AND HONOR SOCIETIES

  • Professional Societies
    • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
    • American Mathematical Society (AMS)
    • Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
    • Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
    • International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS)
  • Honor Societies
    • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
      Treasurer, Charleston Chapter, 2003 - present
    • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
      President, Citadel Chapter 2006, 2007

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·  PUBLICATIONS

  1. “Stability of Shift-Varying 2-D State-Space Digital Filters,” Joint with Glen W. Mabey and Tamal Bose, IEEE, Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, Volume 59, No. 7, July 2012, pp. 1431-1445.
  2. ``Inverse Eigenvalue Problems Arising in Population Models,'' Joint with Tao-hsiang Chang, Conference Proceeding of the 8th WSEAS Conference on Applied Computer and Applied Computational Science, Hangzhou, China, May 20-22, 2009
  3. ``Basic Soules Matrices and Applications,'' Joint with M. Neumann and N. Shaked-Monderer, Linear Algebra and its Applications, Volume 429 (2008), pp. 951-971. 
  4. "Stability of the 2-D Givone-Roesser Model with Periodic Coefficients," Joint with T. Bose and R. Thamvichai, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, Volume 54, No. 3, March 2007, pp. 566-578.
  5. ``Double Soules Pairs and Matching Soules Bases,'' Joint with M. Neumann and N. Shaked-Monderer, Linear Algebra and its Applications, Volume 421, Issues 2-3, March 2007, pp. 315-327.
  6. ``On Single and Double Soules Matrices,'' Joint with L. Han and M. Neumann, Linear Algebra and its Applications, Vol.416, July 2006, pp. 88-110.
  7. ``Spectral Properties of a Near-Periodic Row-Stochastic Leslie Matrix,'' Joint with X. Li, Linear Algebra and its Applications, Vol. 409, Nov. 2005, pp. 166-186. 2005.
  8. ``Stability of a shift-variant 2-d state-space digital filter,'' Joint with G.W. Mabey and T. Bose In Proc. Int. Symp. Cir. Sys., 2005.
  9. ``The Superiority of a New Type (2,2)-Step Iterative Method over the Related Chebyshev Method,'' Joint with Xiezhang Li, Applied Mathematics and Computation, 162 (2005), pp. 605-625.
  10. ``An Estimation of the Spectral Radius of a Product of Block Structured Matrices,'' Joint with Xiezhang Li, Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Vol. 379, March, 2004, pp. 267-275.
  11. ``Appendix: Concepts of Linear Algebra'', in the text book Signal and Image Processing by T. Bose, John Wiley & Sons, 2002.
  12. ``A Direction Set Based Algorithm for Adaptive Least Squares Problems in Signal Processing,'' M.-Q. Chen, The Kluwer Book Series on Applied and Computational Control, Signals and Circuits : Recent Developments, 2001, pp. 213-236.
  13. ``A Direction Set Based Algorithm for Adaptive Spectral Estimation,'' Proceedings of SPIE Conference on Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, and Implementations, Summer, 2000, pp. 173-184.
  14. ``A Direction Set Based Algorithm for Adaptive Filtering'', Joint with Tamal Bose and Guo Fang Xu, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 47, No. 2, February 1999, pp. 535-540.
  15. ``A Direction Set Based Algorithm for Least Squares Problems in Adaptive Signal Processing'', Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Vol. 284, No. 1-3, November 1998, pp. 73-94.
  16. ``Stability of two-dimensional discrete systems with periodic coefficients,'' Joint with T. Bose, K.S. Joo, and G.F. Xu, IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems, Part II: Analog and Digital Signal Processing, Vol. 45, No. 7, July 1998, pp. 839-847.
  17. ``A Fast Adaptive Algorithm for Spectral Estimation'', Joint with Tamal Bose and Guo Fang Xu, Proceeding of IEEE PACRIM'97, Vol.1, pp. 146-149.
  18. ``A Direction Set Based Algorithm for Adaptive Filtering,'' Joint with Tamal Bose and Guo Fang Xu, Proceeding of IEEE PACRIM'97, Vol.1, pp. 457-460.
  19. ``Near Optimal 2-Stage Runge-Kutta Schemes For Solving A Class of Nonsymmetric Linear Systems,'' Joint with Chichia Chiu, Iterative Methods in Scientific Computation, edited by Junping Wang, Myron Allen III, Benito M. Chen, and Tarek Mathew, IMACS Series in Computational and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 4, 1997, pp. 27-32.
  20. ``A Direction Set Based Algorithm for Solving A Class of Adaptive Least Squares Problems,'' Iterative Methods in Scientific Computation, edited by Junping Wang, Myron Allen III, Benito M. Chen, and Tarek Mathew, IMACS Series in Computational and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 4, 1997, pp. 351-356.
  21. ``Stability of 2-D periodically shift variant digital filters,'' Joint with T. Bose, K.S. Joo, and G.F. Xu, Proceeding of ISCAS-97, September, 1996.
  22. ``Conjugate Gradient Method in Adaptive Bilinear Filtering,'' joint with T. Bose, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 43, No. 6, 1995, pp. 1503-1508.
  23. ``BIBO Stability of the Discrete Bilinear System,'' joint with T. Bose, Digital Signal Processing, Vol. 5, 1995, pp. 160-166.
  24. ``Region-dependent Optimal m-stage Runge-Kutta Schemes for Solving a Class of Nonsymmetric Linear Systems,'' joint with C. Chiu, Linear Algebra and its Applications, Vol. 212/213, Nov. 15 1994, pp. 523-546.
  25. ``Conjugate Gradient Method for Adaptive Nonlinear Filtering,'' joint with S. Rajan, K. S. Joo, and T. Bose, Proceeding of the IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, August, 1994, pp. 1327-1330.
  26. ``Optimal m-Stage Runge-Kutta Schemes for Steady-state Solutions of Hyperbolic Equations,'' Proceedings of The 14th IMACS World Congress on Computational and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 3, July, 1994, pp. 1175-1179.
  27. ``Optimal m-Stage Runge-Kutta Schemes for Steady-state Solutions of Hyperbolic Equations and Solutions of Nonsymmetric Systems of Linear Equations,'' A Collection of Technical Papers -- 1993 Conference on Scientific and Engineering Computing for Young Chinese Scientists, August 1993, pp. 27-32.
  28. ``Optimal m-Stage Runge-Kutta Schemes for Solving Steady State Solutions of Hyperbolic Equations,'' joint with C. Chiu, Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, 9, 1993, pp. 643-666.
  29. ``Adaptive Bilinear Filtering,'' joint with T. Bose, Proceeding of IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Chicago, May 1993, pp. 48-51.
  30. ``Design of Two-dimensional Digital Filters in the Spatial Domain,'' joint with T. Bose, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 41, No. 3, March 1993, pp. 1464-1469.
  31. ``Two's Complement Quantization in Orthogonal Biquad Filters,'' joint with T. Bose and D. Trautman, Circuits, systems and signal processing, 1993.
  32. ``Authors' Reply to 'Comments on Overflow oscillations in state-space digital filters,'' joint with T. Bose, IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems, Sept. 1992.
  33. ``Conjugate Subspaces Decomposition and its Application in Solving Linear Systems with Many Right-hand Sides,'' Linear Algebra and its Application, Vol. 162-164, Feb. 1992, pp. 739-943.
  34. ``Stability of Digital Filters Implemented with Two's Complement Truncation Quantization,'' joint with T. Bose, IEEE Transaction on Signal Processing, Vol. 40, No. 1, Jan. 1992, pp. 24-31.
  35. ``Overflow Oscillations in State-space Digital Filters,'' joint with T. Bose, IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems, Vol. CAS-38, July 1991, pp. 807-810.
  36. ``Stability of Normal Form Digital Filters with Two's Complement Quantization,'' joint T. Bose and F. Brammer, Proc. IEEE Intl. Conf. Acous. Speech and Signal Processing, Vol. 3, May 1991, pp. 1889-1892.
  37. ``Conjugate Subspace Decomposition and its Application in Solving Linear Systems with Many Right-hand Sides,'' The Center for Supercomputing Research and Development Report No. 1024, October 1990.
  38. A Parallel Quasi-Newton Method for Partially Separable Large-Scale Minimization, The Center for Supercomputing Research and Development Report No. 1028, October 1990.
  39. ``A parallel quasi-Newton method for partially separable large scale minimization,'' joint with S.-P. Han, Annals of Operation Research, Vol. 14, 1988, pp. 195-211.

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·  PRESENTATIONS

  1. “Creating Effective Homework Sets with WeBWorK: MAA PREP 2011”,  Joint with John Travis, Poster, The 2012 MAA-AMS Joint Meeting at Boston, January 5, 2012.
  2. Eigenpairs of Adjacency Matrices of Balanced Signed Graphs,” The 2011 Fall Carolina Math Seminar, The Citadel, October 28, 2011.
  3. “Eigenpairs of Adjacency Matrices of Balanced Signed Graphs,” The 16th Conference of International Linear Algebra Society, Pisa, Italy, June 21-25, 2010.
  4. “Eigenpairs of Adjacency Matrices of Balanced Signed Graphs,” The 2010 MAA-SE Annual Meeting, Elon University, March 26-27, 2010.
  5. ``Inverse Eigenvalue Problems Arising in Population Models," The 8th WSEAS Conference on Applied Computer and Applied Computational Science, Hangzhou, China, May 20-22, 2009
  6. ``Properties of Permanent and Hadamard Product," The 2009 SIAM-SEAS Annual Conference, University of South Carolina, April 4-5, 2009.
  7. ``Stability of 2-D Discrete Systems with Periodic Coefficients," the 14th Conference of ILAS, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, July 16-20, 2007.
  8. ``On Permanental and Hadamard Properties of Basic Soules Matrices," the 13th Conference of ILAS, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 18 - 21, 2006.
  9. ``Singular Values of Interval Matrices,'' the International Conference on Nonlinear Programming with Applications, Fudan University, Shanghai, May 29 - June 1, 2006.
  10. ``Single and Double Soules Matrices'', Departmental brown-bag lunch presentation, October, 2005
  11. ``On Single and Double Soules Matrices,'' the First International Workshop on Matrix Analysis, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, June, 2005.
  12. ``Soules Matrices For Nonnegative Matrix Factorization,'' Graduate Colloquium, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Utah State University, February, 2005.
  13. ``Spectral Properties of a Row-Stochastic Leslie Matrix,'' The 2004 SIAM Annual Meeting and SIAM Conference on Life Science, Portland, OR, July 10-14, 2004.
  14. ``Spectral Properties of a Row-Stochastic Leslie Matrix,'' The 2004 SIAM-SEAS Annual Meeting, Eastern Tennessee State University, April 2-3, 2004.
  15. ``The Superiority of a New Type (2,2)-Step Iterative Method over the Related Chebyshev Method,'' The SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra, The College of William and Mary, July 15-19, 2003.
  16. ``The Superiority of a New Type (2,2)-Step Iterative Method over the Related Chebyshev Method,'' The 82nd Annual Meeting of MAA-SES and the 27th Annual Meeting of SIAM-SEAS, Clemson University, March 21-22, 2003.
  17. ``An Estimation of the Spectral Radius of Block Structured Matrices'', The 10th ILAS Conference on ``Challenges in Matrix Theory'', Auburn, AL, June, 10-13, 2002.
  18. ``An Upper Bound on the Spectral Radius of Block Structured Matrices Arising in the Design of 2-D Digital Filters with Periodic Coefficients'', The SIAM-SEAS Annual Meeting at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, April 19-20, 2002.
  19. ``An Eigenvalue Problem Arising in the Design of 2-D Filters with Periodic Coefficients'', Special Session on Matrix Theory at The 2002 AMS and MAA Spring Southeastern Section Meetings, Georgia Institute of Technology, March 8-10, 2002.
  20. ``Fast Minimization Algorithms for Spectral Estimation with White and Color Noise'', The SIAM Conference on Linear Algebra in Signals, Systems and Control, Boston, MA, August 13-16, 2001.
  21. ``Generalized Eigenvalue Problems in Spectral Estimation,'' The 25th SIAM-SEAS Annual Meeting, Coastal Carolina University, March 16-17, 2001.
  22. ``What Is Inside The Box? - A Brief Talk on System Identification, Estimation and Approximation, '' The Phi Kappa Phi Brown Bag Talk, Citadel, February 21, 2001.
  23. ``A Direction Set Based Algorithm for Adaptive Spectral Estimation,'' SPIE Conference on Advanced Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, and Implementations, San Diego, California, July 30-August 2, 2000.
  24. ``A Fast Adaptive Algorithm for Spectral Estimation,'' the AMS-IMA-SIAM Summer Research Conference on Structured Matrices in Operator Theory, Numerical Analysis, Control, Signal and Image Processing, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, June 27 - July 1, 1999.
  25. ``Stability of 2-Dimensional Discrete Systems with Periodic Coefficients,'' The 1999 SIAM Annual Meeting, Atlantic, GA, May 12-15, 1999.
  26. ``What Are the Good Direction Sets?'' The Sixth SIAM Conference on Optimization, Atlantic, GA, May 10-12, 1999.
  27. ``A Direction Set Based Algorithm For A Class Of Adaptive Least Squares Problems,'' Department of Mathematics, College of Charleston, March 26, 1999.
  28. ``Experiences of Teaching Numerical Methods at The Citadel and General Issues,'' organizer and speaker of the minisymposium ``Teaching Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing at the Undergraduate Level,'' at The SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Section Meeting held at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, March 19-20, 1999.
  29. ``A Fast Adaptive Algorithm for Spectral Estimation,'' A Conference in Honor of Robert J. Plemmons on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday, held at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, January 8-9, 1999.
  30. ``The Stability and Convergence of a Direction Set Based Algorithm for Adaptive Least Squares Problems,'' The 7th ILAS Conference, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, July 3-6, 1998.
  31. ``Experiences in Teaching of Linear Algebra and Differential Equations -- Study Applications through MatLab Projects,'' The 77th Annual Meeting of SEAS-MAA, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, March 13-14, 1998.
  32. ``Stability of Two-Dimensional Discrete Systems with Periodic Coefficients,'' The 21st Annual Meeting of SIAM-SEAS, NCSU, Raleigh, NC, April 4-5, 1997.
  33. ``A Direction Set Based Algorithm For Adaptive Filtering,'' The 21st Annual Meeting of SIAM-SEAS, NCSU, Raleigh, NC, April 4-5, 1997.
  34. ``A Direction Set Based Algorithm For Adaptive Filtering,'' International Linear Algebra Society Symposium on ``Fast Algorithms for Signal Processing and Image Processing'' and Canadian Mathematical Society Special Session on Linear Algebra, Winnipeg, Canada, June 6-9, 1997.
  35. ``A Direction Set Based Algorithm For Adaptive Filtering,'' The Third IMACS International Symposium on Iterative Methods in Scientific Computation, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, July 9-12, 1997.
  36. ``Near Optimal 2-Stage Runge-Kutta Schemes For Solving A Class of Nonsymmetric Linear Systems,'' The Third IMACS International Symposium on Iterative Methods in Scientific Computation, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, July 9-12, 1997.
  37. ``Optimal m-stage Runge-Kutta Schemes for Steady-State Solutions of Hyperbolic Equations'', The Conference Proceeding for The 14th IMACS World Congress on Computational and Applied Mathematics, Atlanta, Georgia, July, 1994.
  38. ``Region-Dependent Optimal m-stage Runge-Kutta Schemes for Solving a Class of Nonsymmetric Linear Systems'', The 18th SIAM-SEAS 1994 Annual Meeting, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, March, 1994.
  39. ``Optimal m-stage Runge-Kutta Schemes for Steady-state Solutions of Hyperbolic Equations and Solutions of Nonsymmetric Systems of Linear Equations,'' Conference on Scientific and Engineering Computing, Beijing, China, August 16-21, 1993.
  40. ``Eigenvalue Problems in Digital Signal Processing'', SIAM-SEAS 1993 Annual Meeting, Georgia Southern University, March 26-27, 1993
  41. ``Optimal m-stage Runge-Kutta Schemes for Solving Nonsymmetric Systems of Linear Equations,'' The 3rd Conference of the International Linear Algebra Society, Pensacola, Florida, March 17-20, 1993
  42. ''BIBO Stability of Discrete Bilinear System'', The Third IMA Conference on Mathematics in Signal Processing, Coventry, England, December 13-17, 1992.
  43. ''Minimax Problems Arising in Optimal $m$-stage Runge-Kutta Schemes for Solving Steady-state Solutions of Hyperbolic Systems'', The Fourth SIAM Conference on Optimization, Chicago, Illinois, May 7-10, 1992.
  44. ''Optimal $m$-stage Runge-Kutta Schemes for Solving Nonsymmetric Systems of Linear Equations'', SIAM-SEAS 1992 Annual Meeting, Huntsville, Alabama, April 2-3, 1992.
  45. ``Convergence Behavior of the Updated Conjugate Subspaces Method in Optimization'', SIAM-SEAS 1991 Annual Meeting, Western Carolina University, April 2-3, 1991
  46. ``Conjugate Subspace Decomposition and its Application in Linear Algebra'', Conference on the Direction in Matrix Theory, Auburn, Alabama, March 20-23, 1990.
  47. ``Updated Conjugate Subspace Method for Partially Separable Large Scale Optimization'', Operation Research Society of America/The Institute of Management Sciences the 30th National Meeting, Philadelphia, October, 1989.

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·  GRANTS

  1. Principal Investigator: “Improving Teaching and Learning Mathematics by Integrating WeBWork Online Homework Into Math Courses at The Citadel, The Citadel Foundation Research Grant,  $2922, 40, July 2013.
  2. Principal Investigator: “Improving Teaching and Learning Mathematics by Integrating WeBWork Online Homework Into Calculus Sequences at The Citadel, The Citadel Foundation Research Grant, $2949.00, July 2012.
  3. Principal Investigator: “Online-interactive textbook on Numerical Methods for courses Numerical Methods I and II (MATH 343/344).” The Citadel Foundation Research Grant, $3000, July 2011.
  4. Principal Investigator: “Online-interactive textbook on Numerical Methods for courses Numerical Methods I and II (MATH 343/344).” The Citadel Foundation Research Grant, $3000, July 2010.
  5. Principal Investigator: “Blind Source Separation/Channel Equalization of Nonlinear Channels with Binary Inputs.’’  The Citadel Foundation Research Grant, $2648, July 2009.
  6. Principal Investigator, I: Upper and Lower Bounds of Singular Values of Interval Matrices; II: Inverse M-matrix Problem. The Citadel Foundation Research Grant, $2,078, July, 2008.
  7. Principal Investigator, I: Single and Double Soules Matrices and Applications; II: Blind Source Separation; III: Upper and Lower Bounds of Singular Values of Interval Matrices. The Citadel Foundation Research Grant, $2,998, July, 2007
  8. Principal Investigator, three projects:
    "Nonnegative Matrix Factorizations and Applications in Signal and Image,"
    The Citadel Faculty Research Grant $2,981.72: July, 2006.
  9. Principal Investigator, three projects:
    (1) "The optimal Successive Over-Relaxation Method for a class of shifted companion matrices"
    (2) "Spectral properties of a row-stochastic Leslie matrix"
    (3) "The Conjugate Gradient algorithm for the non-negative matrix factorizations and applications in signal and image processing"
    The Citadel Faculty Research Grant $3,000: July, 2005.
  10. Principal Investigator, The Superiority of a New Type of (2,2)-Step Iterative Methods over the Related Chebyshev Method. The Citadel Foundation Research Grant, $2,761, July, 2004.
  11. Principal Investigator, Upper Bounds on the Spectral Radius of Block Structured Matrices Arising in the Design of the Two-Dimensional Digital Filters with Periodic Coefficients. The Citadel Foundation Research Grant, $1,670, July, 2003.
  12. Principal Investigator, (1) A Study of How Student's Motivation, Study Skills, and Performance Relate to The Teaching in Precalculus (Math 119); (2) A Direction Set Based Algorithm for Adaptive Noise Cancellation in Signal Processing. The Citadel Development Foundation Research Grant, $2,799, July, 2002.
  13. Principal Investigator, A Direction Set Based Algorithm for Adaptive Least Squares Problems in Spectral Estimation, The Citadel Development Foundation Research Grant, $1,734, July, 2001.
  14. Principal Investigator, A Direction Set Based Algorithm for A Class of Adaptive Least Squares Problems and Applications in Signal and Image Processing, The Citadel Development Foundation Research Grant, $1,656, July, 2000.
  15. The National Science Foundation Grants for Summer Conferences. ``A Fast Adaptive Algorithm for Spectral Estimation,'' $400, June, 1999.
  16. Principal Investigator, A Direction Set Based Algorithm for Adaptive Filtering, The Citadel Development Foundation Research Grant, $2,484, July, 1999.
  17. National Science Foundation Travel Grants for Women in Mathematics and Engineering $500, June, 1998.
  18. Principal Investigator, The Identification and Stability of 2-D PSV Digital Filters, The Citadel Development Foundation Research Grant, $3864.95, July, 1997.
  19. American Mathematical Society Summer Research Conference Travel Grant $500, Summer, 1995.
  20. Principal Investigator, (1) The Convergence of the Direction Search Method for Discrete Nonlinear Minimization Problems in Multi-arc Stereotactic Radiosurgery Treatment Planning; (2) BIBO Stability of Discrete Bilinear Filters of Order N>3, The Citadel Development Foundation Research Grant, $2560.35, July, 1996.
  21. Principal Investigator, (1) Optimal 2-stage Runge-Kutta method for steady-state solutions of hyperbolic systems and solutions of nonsymmetric systems of linear equations; (2) BIBO stability of discrete bilinear filters, The Citadel Development Foundation Research Grant, $2282.35, July, 1995.
  22. Principal Investigator, (1) Optimal m-stage Runge-Kutta method for steady-state solutions of hyperbolic systems and solutions of nonsymmetric systems of linear equations; (2) BIBO stability, implementation and identification of discrete bilinear filters, The Citadel Development Foundation Research Grant, $4735.32, July, 1994.
  23. Principal Investigator, (1) Optimal m-stage Runge-Kutta method for steady-state solutions of hyperbolic systems and for nonsymmetric systems of linear equations; (2) Implementation and identification of bilinear systems using neural networks, The Citadel Development Foundation Research Grant, $4032.80, July, 1993.
  24. Principal Investigator, The rate of convergence of the Updated Conjugate Subspaces Method for the partially separable and general structured minimization, The Citadel Development Foundation Research Grant, $3752, July, 1992.
  25. Principal Investigator, Updated Conjugate Subspaces Method in optimization and in solving linear systems, The Citadel Development Foundation Research Grant, $2826.00, July, 1991
  26. Principal Investigator, Updated Conjugate Subspaces Method in optimization and in solving linear systems, The Citadel Development Foundation Research Grant, $880.00, October, 1990.

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·  PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Organization Officer:
    • South Carolina Academy of Science Council Member, 2014-2017
    • MAA State Director of South Carolina, 2009 - 2012
    • Treasurer of Charleston Chapter of Sigma Xi, Society of Scientific Research, 2003-present
    • President of Southeastern Atlantic Section of SIAM, 1997-1998
    • Secretary and Treasurer of Southeastern Atlantic Section of SIAM, 1996-1997
  • Reviewer:
    • Mathematical Reviews, 1992-present
    • The Electronic journal of Linear Algebra
    • Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
    • Optimization - A Journal of Mathematical Programming and Operations Research
    • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, Part II
    • IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
  • Conference Organizer:
    • The 2014 SCJAS Fall Workshop, November 1, 2014.
    • The 2008 MAA-SE Annual Meeting, March 28-29, 2008, chair of the organizing committee, 485 participants.
    • The 29th SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Section Conference, March 25-26, 2005, jointly with the College of Charleston, with 180 participants.
    • The 21st SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Section Conference, April 4-5, 1997, at UCSU, Raleigh, North Carolina.
    • The 19th SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Section Conference, March 24-25, 1995, at The Citadel with 140 participants.
  • Conference Minisymposium Organizer and Session Chair:
    • The SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra, The College of William and Mary, July 15-19, 2003.
    • The 82nd Annual Meeting of MAA-SES and the 27th Annual Meeting of SIAM-SEAS, Clemson University, March 21-22, 2003.
    • The 1999 SIAM Annual Meeting, Atlantic, GA, May 12-15, 1999.
    • Minisymposium on the Teaching of Numerical Analysis at the Undergraduate Level at The 1999 SIAM-SEAS Annual Meeting, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, March 19-20, 1999.
    • The 77th Annual Meeting of SEAS-MAA, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, March 13-14, 1998.
    • The 21st Annual Meeting of Southeastern Atlantic Section of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, North Carolina State University, April 4-5, 1997.
    • International Linear Algebra Society Symposium on ``Fast Algorithms for Signal Processing and Image Processing,'' University of Manitoba, Canada, June, 1997.
    • The 76th Annual Meeting of Mathematical Association of America, Spelman College and Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997.
  • Summer Institutes, Workshops, Minicourses and Conferences:
    • 2015 SCAS Annual Meeting, Furman University, April 11, 2015.
    • 2015 MAA-SE Annual Conference, Wilmington, NC, March 14, 2015.
    • 2015 AMS-MAA JMM, Workshop for Chairs of Mathematics Departments, San Antonio, Texas, January 8-12, 2015.
    • 2014 SCAS Annual Meeting, Trident College, North Charleston, SC, April 5, 2014.
    • 2014 MAA-SE Annual Meeting, Tennessee Tech University, Cookville, TN, March 13-14, 2014.
    • 2013 Conference of the International Linear Algebra Society, Providence, RI, June 3-7, 2013.
    • 2013 SCAS Annual Meeting, Benedict College, Columbia, SC, April 12, 2013.
    • 2013 MAA-SE Annual Meeting, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, March 15-16, 2013.
    • 2013 AMS-MAA JMM, Short Courses “Problem-Based Course for Teachers” and “Introduction to the Calculus of Variation”, San Diego, CA, January 7-13, 2013.
    • MAA MathFest, Mini-course “WeBWorK Homework Problems with Embedded Flash Applets”, Wisconsin, August 2-4, 2012.
    • MAA Professional Enhancement Program “Creating Effective Homework Sets with WeBWorK,” Washington, D.C, June 23 – 26, 2011.
    • MAA-SE Workshop “Introduction to Cryptology”, University of Alabama, Tuscalossa, AL, April 2-3, 2011.
    • AMS-MAA Short Course “Dynamic Visualization Tools for Multivariable Calculus – introduction to Cal3D,” New Orleans, LA, Jan 6-9, 2011.
    • The National Computational Science Institute (NCSI) Summer Workshop “Intermediate Parallel Programming & Cluster Computing,” University of Oklahoma, August 8-14, 2010.
    • AMS-MAA Short Courses: “Using GeoGebra to create activities and applets for visualization”, and “Directing undergraduate research.”  Washington DC, Jan. 6-8, 2009.
    • MAA Professional Enhancement Program “Expository Writing to Communicate Mathematics”, Washington, D.C, June 30 – July 3, 2008.
    • MAA Professional Enhancement Program “Wavelets and Applications”, University of St. Thomas, June 6 – June 9, 2007.
    • The 2006 Chinese Language Teachers Association, Nashville, November, 2006.
    • Short Course on "Elements of Mandarin", University of Pennsylvania, July, 2006.
    • Mini-course on "Internet-based Multivariable Calculus," held at the eighty-fifth annual meeting of the Southeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA-SEA) and the thirtieth annual meeting of the SIAM Southeast Atlantic Section (SIAM-SEAS, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, March 31- April 1, 2006.
    • Mini-courses on "Java Applets in Teaching Mathematics" and "Getting Students Involved in Undergraduate Research" held at the MAA-AMS Joint Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, Jan. 7-11, 2004.
    • Mini-courses on ``The Mathematics of Presidential and Other Elections'' and ``Music and Mathematics'', held at Mathfest 2002, University of Vermont, August 1-3, 2002.
    • The First Annual Charleston Connections: Innovations in Higher Education Conference, The Citadel, June 1-2, 2001.
    • Writing Cross Curriculum Retreat - Culture Diversity, Seabrook, SC, March 11, 2001.
    • Workshop on The Interface of Scholarship and Teaching, The Citadel, January 11-12, 2001.
    • Workshop on Computational Information Retrieve, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, October 21-22, 2000.
    • Minicourse on A Dynamical Systems Approach to the Differential Equations Course, at the Mathfest 2000, University of California at Los Angeles, August 3-5, 2000.
    • Short Courses on (1) Introduction to Image Recognition Using Statistical Filters, Wavelets, and Neural Networks; (2) Fundamentals of Digital Signal and Image Processing, at the SPIE 45th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, July 30 - August 2, 2000.
    • The NSF Short Course for Teachers on Calculus and Precalculus: An Integrative Approach, Harvard University, June 12-14, 2000.
    • The Conference on Differential Equations and Computational Mathematics, Georgia Southern University, April 1, 2000.
    • The MAA-SEAS Annual Meeting, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, March 11, 2000.
    • AMS-IMS-SIAM Joint Summer Research Conference on Structured Matrices in Operator Theory, Numerical Analysis, Control, Signal and Image Process, University of Colorado, June 27 - July 1, 1999.
    • Optimization in Finance, The Sixth SIAM Conference on Optimization, Atlanta, GA, May 9-15, 1999.
    • Wavelets, The 76th Annual Meeting of Mathematical Association of America, Spelman College and Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997.
    • The Julia Robinson Celebration of Women in Mathematics Conference, July 1-3, 1996, at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, California.
    • Summer Research Conference on CG-related Methods, July 9-13, 1995, at University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
    • Computation Science Workshop, August 8-12, 1994, at University of New Mexico.
    • ATLAST: Augment the Teaching Linear Algebra through the use of Software Tools, by NSF and The International Linear Algebra Society, University of Maryland at College Park, July 22-25, 1992.
    • Computers in the Classroom, by The Institute for Academic Technology, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, June 18, 1991.
    • The Summer Institute on Mathematica/Calculus, at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, June 18-22, 1990.
  • Panel Member:
    The National Science Foundation Panel Meeting on The Undergraduate Course and Curriculum Development Program of the National Science Foundation, August 12-14, 1992, Washington D.C.

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·  COMMITTEES

  • College:
    • Committee on Committee (2011 - 2013 )
    • Core Curriculum Oversight Committee (2011 - 2012)
    • Faculty Tenure and Promotion Committee (2005 – 2010, chair (2009)  )
    • Faculty Council (1999 - 2004)
    • Sabbatical Committee (1994, 1999, 2000, 2002)
    • CF Research Committee (1991-1995, chair (1995), 2002 - 2004)
    • Students' Award Committee (2001 - 2003 )
    • Computer Service Committee (1997 - 2001, chair (1999) )
    • Faculty Development Committee (1998 - 2001, chair (2000) )
    • Community Relations Committee (2000)
    • Student Affairs Committee (1997, 1998)
    • Coeducation Council Committee (1997, 1998, 1999)
    • International Studies/Study Abroad (1995, 1998 - 1999)
    • Search Committee for the Director of Special Service (1994)
  • Department:
    • Tenure and Promotion Committee (2005 -  )
    • Faculty Search Committee (chair, 2010, 2012, 2013 )
    • Colloquium Speakers Committee (chair, 1992-1995, 1997 - 2004, 2005 -   )
    • Math Jeopardy (chair, 2001 - 2014)
    • Post Tenure Review (2011 - 2012)
    • Calculus Placement Test Committee (chair, 1997 -  )
    • Gateway Exams for Derivatives and Integrals, (chair, 2010 – 2013 ), (2014 - )
    • Classroom Visitation Committee (chair, 2009-2012)
    • Tenure and promotion committee, Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering (2002-2003, 2011-2012).
    • Graduate steering committee at The University of Charleston (1994-1996, 1998 -   )
    • Barbara Ball's thesis committee, Department of Mathematics, College of Charleston, 2006.
    • Tenure and promotion committee, Department of Chemistry, 2004-2005.
    • Post-tenure committee, School of Education, 2003-2004.
    • Tenure and promotion committee, Department of Modern Languages, 2001-2002.
    • Search committee for department head, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2002-2003.
    • Undergraduate curriculum committee (1993-1995)
  • Community:
    • Charleston STEM Festival (2014 - )
    • Judge for the Low-country Chinese Speaking Contest (2009 - 2013)
    • Final judge at the Low-country Science Fair (for middle and high schools), Charleston, May, 2003-2006.
    • Table monitor for the News and Courier Science and Mathematics Challenge Bowl, Charleston, 2002-2003.

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