Student Summer Research
- Rising senior computer science major Geri Headrick continues
her internship in computer science at Acxiom Corporation in Conway.
Geri works with Dwayne Collins on his projects involving image
- Rising senior mathematics major Peter Horn is attending a National
Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates at Texas
A&M entitled "Modeling Complex Ecosystems."
- Rising senior computer science major Jed Daily was one of eleven
students chosen to participate in the Associated Colleges of the
South Software Engineering Internship.
- Rising senior computer science major Billy Autrey is developing
image processing software this summer under the direction of Gabe
Ferrer to identify the morphology of corrosion from samples of aluminum
During the past year three graduating seniors have had
research papers accepted for publication.
Computer Science student Don Porter's paper from his NSF-REU
program last summer at Hope College appeared in the conference
proceedings of a SIGCSE meeting in Reno, Nevada last winter.
The paper "Using Java to Teach Networking Concepts with a
Programmable Network Sniffer" was co-authored by Professor Mike
Jipping (Hope College) and students Agata Bugaj and Lilyana
Mihalkova. [SIGCSE is the special interest group in computer
science education of the Association of Computing
Mathematics student Jared Williams' paper "Exploring
Finite-Time Blow-Up" appeared in the Spring 2003 issue of The
Pi Mu Epsilon Journal. Co-authored with Duff Campbell, the
paper grew out of a question posed as a sophomore in Duff's
differential equations class.
Mathematics student Dane Dormio's paper "Analysis of the
Subtangent" has been accepted by The Pi Mu Epsilon Journal and
should appear soon. His paper was motivated by a homework
question about the subtangent from calculus his freshman
Computer Science Students Compete
For the first time ever, computer science students from Hendrix
College competed in the ACM [Association of Computing Machinery]
Mid-Central USA Programming Contest. The students competed in two
teams. The first team included senior Craig Falls and juniors Jed
Daily and Billy Autrey. The second team included seniors Don Porter,
James Horey and Patrick Cowan. Of the approximately 100 teams, the
first Hendrix team placed 25th and the second team placed 48th.
Computer Science Student Co-authors Paper
Computer science senior Don Porter has learned that a paper he
co-authored has been accepted for the program of a meeting of SIGCSE
in February in Reno, Nevada. [SIGCSE is the special interest group in
computer science education of the Association of Computing Machinery.]
The paper "Using Java to Teach Networking Concepts with a Programmable
Network Sniffer" was co-authored by Professor Mike Jipping (Hope
College) and students Don Porter (Hendrix College), Agata Bugaj
(Carnegie Mellon University), and Lilyana Mihalkova (Hope College).
The paper is the result of a NSF-REU program at Hope College last
summer and should appear in the conference proceedings.
New Faculty Members during Fall 2002
Gabe Ferrer joins the
department as a tenure-track assistant professor of computer science.
Dr. Ferrer recently completed his doctoral work at the University
Mehmet Dik joins the department as a visiting assistant
professor of mathematics. Dr. Dik recently completed his
doctoral work at the University of Missouri - Rolla.
Dwayne Collins has returned from last year's sabbatical project
at Acxiom Corporation. Ali Kooshesh is on a year-long sabbatical
at Sonoma State University in California where it is reported that
he is enjoying the cool breezes of San Francisco and roaming the
wine country. David Sutherland will remain in Conway for his spring
Congratulations to Chris Mouron who was here last year in a
visiting mathematics position. He now has a tenure-track position
in mathematics at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.