I am finishing my Ph.D. in Computer Science. I successfully defended my dissertation on April 15, 2013. I received my B.A. in Mathematics, with a minor in Computer Science, from Lycoming College in 1997, and my M.S. in Computer Science with a Specialization in Operations Research from William & Mary in 2002. After my first graduation, I taught high school math and computer programming and coached high school swimming. After my second graduation, I got married, taught middle and high school math, and started a family.
As of August 2010, I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems / Computer Science at Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA. At VUU, I have taken responsibility of the Computer Science minor as well as of all related courses. I have also served on the Faculty Senate from October 2011 to present.
- 2009 - 2010: VSGC Graduate Research Fellowship
- 2009 - 2010: Teaching Fellow at W & M
"Translating Spatial Problems into Lumpable Markov Chains"
- I passed the preliminary exam on January 13, 2010.
- I successfully defended on April 15, 2013.
- My doctoral research was done with Dr. Peter Kemper in Simulation, Numerical Analysis, and Optimization.
- Most of my research was done using Möbius, with a focus on modeling spatial systems and how to improve symmetry detection.
- Some of my work was done in connection with Dr. Greg Smith in the Applied Sciences Department.
- I gave an invited talk at Lycoming College in March 2010 on Modeling Spatial Systems in Möbius
- WSC '11 in Phoenix, AZ (December 2011)
- QEST '10 in Williamsburg, VA (September 2010)
- VSGC Student Conference in Newport News, VA (April 2010)
- W&M GRS in Williamsburg, VA (March 2010)
- QEST '09 in Budapest, Hungary (September 2009)
Capstone Conference in Hampton, VA (April 2009)
Outstanding project in General Science Track, 2nd Place
- W&M GRS in Williamsburg, VA (March 2009)
- ACMSE in Clemson, SC (March 2009)
Other InterestsSince beginning my work at William & Mary, I have discovered the power of LaTeX and have collected some useful places to go to for reference:
- An excellent LaTeX symbol reference
- How to do landscape
- Help with tables
- Some help with BibTeX
- More help with BibTeX
- Some help with figures