¹ department chair
² associate provost
Upcoming Senior Thesis Presentations
Graduating seniors majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science will
be presenting their senior thesis projects starting Monday, April 13.
We invite anyone interested to check out
the schedule and attend any (or all!) of the presentations.
12 Apr 2015
Dr. Brent Yorgey joining Hendrix Computer Science Program
We are pleased to announce
that Dr. Brent Yorgey will be joining our department as an Assistant Professor
of Computer Science in Fall 2015. Dr. Yorgey recently completed his Ph.D.
in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania under
the supervision of
Dr. Stephanie Weirich,
and is currently
serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Williams
College, his alma mater. Dr. Yorgey received the Penn Prize for
Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students in 2012, a student-nominated award
given annually to ten graduate students across all of Penn's graduate programs.
He is also a well-respected researcher in the functional programming
community; his 2012 paper
"Giving Haskell a Promotion"
has over 80 citations. He is the lead developer and maintainer for the
declarative domain-specific language for creating vector graphics.
He maintains two blogs: One is focused
on his research activities, while the other is dedicated to exploring beautiful mathematics.
7 Apr 2015
Dr. Chris Camfield receives NSF grant
Dr. Chris Camfield has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for his project, “Data-Driven Applications Inspiring Upper-Division Mathematics.” The award totals $75,972 for research to be done over a two-year period. Dr. Camfield will be collaborating with Dr. Thomas Asaki at Washington State University, Dr. Heather Moon at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Dr. Marie Snipes at Kenyon College. The total award for the two-year, four-college collaboration is $249,789. More details are available at the
official Hendrix News page. Congratulations, Chris!
7 Apr 2015
Two students present research at MathFest
Two students are going to MathFest in August to present their
research in the Pi Mu Epsilon papers session.
Luke Evans '15 will present “The Chaotic Dynamics and Fractal
Dimension of Newton’s Method,” work he completed
aided by a SURF grant and advised by Lars Seme.
Matthew Larson '14 will present “Density, Prime Numbers,
and Gaps,” based on work advised by Chris Camfield.
Dr. Camfield and Dr. Sutherland will also be attending
1 Aug 2014