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Departmental Research Activity

Faculty and students in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics are involved in a variety of research projects, from robotics to modeling to scientific computation. If you are interested in pursuing a research project at either the undergraduate or graduate level, please see the Math Faculty Directory to view each faculty member's specific areas of research interest. Develop your own research project, or align your research with that of a faculty member.

Recent Department Publications and Presentations

Publications:

Chen, B., Liu, C., Mapes, B. E. (2017). Relationships between large precipitating systems over tropics and atmospheric variables at a grid-scale. Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 74(2), 531-552. journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/JAS-D-16-0049.1

Denny, D. (2016). Existence of a solution to a semilinear elliptic equation. AIMS Mathematics, 1(3), 208-211.

Kumi-Yeboah, A., Dogbey, J., Yuan, G. (2017). Investigating immigrant students understanding of cultural diversity in online learning environments. Proceedings of the 2017 CIAE of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Pre-Conference, (pp. 157-172).


Kumi-Yeboah, A., Dogbey, J., Yuan, G. (2017). Online collaborative learning activities: The perceptions of minority graduate students. Online Learning Journal, 21(4), 1-24.

Kumi-Yeboah, A., Guangji, Y., Dogbey, J. (2017). Exploring Factors that Promote Online Learning Experiences and Academic Self-Concept of Minority High School Students. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 50(1) 1-17.


Dogbey, J., Kumi-Yeboah, A., Dogbey, J. (2017). Dialogue Pedagogical Strategies Perceived to Enhance Online Interaction – Instructors Perspective. International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design, 7(3), 70 – 85.

Dogbey, J., Dogbey, J. (2016). Depth of knowledge and context characteristics of the West African Examination Council’s core mathematics assessment – the case of Ghana from 1993 - 2013. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice. DOI :
10.1080/0969594X.2016.1192524.


Miller, Z. D., Quigley, C. F., Hallo, J., Dogbey, J., Che, M., Seno, S. (2016). Investigating Wildlife and Grazing Perspectives of Kenyan University Students. Journal for Nature Conservation, 32, 44 - 52.

Dogbey, J., Dogbey, J. (2016). The Impact of Financial Integration on Growth-Volatility Relationship – A Reappraisal. The Global Journal of Management and Business Research, 16 (1), 69-76.

Greenstein, S., Ekici, C. (2017). At the Intersection of Teaching and Cultural Diversity: Modeling a Culturally Responsive Mathematics Pedagogy for the U.S. Virgin Islands. Journal of Mathematics and Culture, 11(4), 39-82.

Ekici, C., Gard, A. (2017). Inquiry based approach to transcendental functions in calculus. PRIMUS. Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies, 27(7), 681-692. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10511970.2016.1214654

Guardiola, J. H., Elsalloukh, H. (2017). Simple Statistical Derivations of the Stirling’s Formula Using Normal Approximations and Laplace’s Method. Journal of Statistics Applications & Probability Letters, 4(1), 27-31. www.naturalspublishing.com/ContIss.asp?IssID=380

Krall, S. P., Guardiola, J. H., Richman, P. B. (2016). Increased door to admission time is associated with prolonged throughput for ED patients discharged home. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Volume 34(Issue 9/ Sept 2016), 1783–1787.
www.ajemjournal.com/article/S0735-6757(16)30213-3/abstract?cc=y=


Hill, R., Gest, A., Smith, C., Guardiola, J. H., Apolinario, M., Ha, J., Gonzalez, J. R., Richman, P. (2016). Are patients who call a primary care office referred to the emergency department by non-healthcare personnel without the input of a physician? PeerJ, 23.
peerj.com/articles/1507/


Baum, Z., Simmons, M. R., Guardiola, J. H., Smith, C., Carrasco, L., Haa, J., Richman, P.(2016). Potential impact of co-payment at point of care to influence emergency department utilization. PeerJ, 8. doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1544

Jin, L., Banerjee, K., Hamilton, S. P., Davidson, G. G. (2017). Variance Estimation in Monte Carlo Eigenvalue Simulations Using Spectral Analysis Method. American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting 2017.

Jin, L., Banerjee, K., Hamilton, S., Gregory, D. (2017). Improving Variance Estimation in Monte Carlo Eigenvalue Simulations. Annals of Nuclear Energy, 692-708.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306454917302074


Jin, L., Wang, S. (2016). A new test for checking the equality of the correlation structures of two time series. Journal of Time Series Analysis, 37(3), 355–368.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jtsa.12162

Williams, L., Bourgault,, A.B., Valenti, M., Mathur, S. (2017). Factors Associated with Nursing School Satisfaction, NCLEX Success and Intent to Pursue Advanced Education Among Underrepresented Minority Accelerated Nursing Students. Journal of Nursing Education.

Mathur, S., Sakate, D. (2017). A new test for two-sample location problem based on empirical distribution function. Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods.

Mathur, s., Pollock, J., Mathur, S., Harshfield, G., Pollock, D. (2017). Relation of Urinary Endothelin-1 to Stress-Induced Pressure Natriuresis in Healthy Adolescents. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension.


Williams, L., Howie, M., Mathur, S., Valenti, M. (2017). Eighteen Nurse Researchers Receive Funding to Study Impact of the New Careers in Nursing Program. Journal of Professional Nursing, 33(1), 3-4.


Stansfield, B., Wise, L., Ham, B., Patel, P., Parman, M., Mathur, S., Bhatia, J. (2017). Outcomes Following Routine Antithrombin III Replacement during Neonatal Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 52(4), 609-613.


Devos, H., Ranchet, D., Neal, E., Mathur, S., Akinwuntan, A. (2017). Determinants of Determinants of On-road Driving in Multiple Sclerosis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 98(7), 1332-1338.

Palaniappan, D. (2017). Viscous flow in and around a cavity surrounded by a concentric permeable patchBu (14th ed., vol. 62). Bulletin of the American Physical Society. http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DFD17/Session/Q35.8

Postelnicu, V. (2017). Didactic transposition in school algebra: The case of writing equations of parallel and perpendicular lines. Proceedings of the 10th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (pp. 480-487). Dublin: Dublin City University.

Postelnicu, V. (2017). The box problem from a Calculus point of view. OnCore, Journal of Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics(Spring 2017), 61-69.

Palaniappan, D., Trombly, C. (2016). Interaction of a straight line current with a superconducting sphere: Theoretical results. Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 29(1), 89-100. link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10948-015-3252-x

Hewitt, D., Oldenburg, R., Postelnicu, V., Stromskag, H. (2017). TWG03 Algebraic Thinking. In T. Dooley & G. Gueudet (Ed.), CERME10 Proceedings of the 10h Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (pp. 419-558). Dublin: Dublin City University, Institute of Education and ERME. https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/.

Postelnicu, V. (2017). Didactic transposition in school algebra: The case of writing equations of parallel and perpendicular lines. Proceedings of the 10th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (pp. 480-487). Dublin: Dublin City University.


Postelnicu, V., Postelnicu, F. (2016). The role of logic in students’ understanding of parameters in algebra. In M. B. Wood, E. E. Turner, M. Civil, & J. A. Eli (Ed.), Proceedings of the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 707-707). Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona.

Montagna, P. A., Sadovski, A. L., King, S. A., Nelson, K. K., Palmer, T. A., Dunton, K. H.(2017). Modeling of effects of water level on the Nueces Delta marsh community. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 25, 731-742. doi: 10.1007/s11273-017-9547-x

Rezek, R. J., Lebreton, B., Sterba-Boatwright, B. D., Pollack, J. (2017). Ecological structure and function in restored versus natural salt marsh habitats. PLOSOne, 12(12).


Wetz, M. S., Cira, E. K., Sterba-Boatwright, B. D., Montagna, P. A., Palmer, T., Hayes, K.
(2017). Exceptionally high organic nitrogen concentrations in a semi-arid South Texas estuary susceptible to brown tide blooms. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 188, 27-37.


Wang, H., Hu, X., Cai, W.-J., Sterba-Boatwright, B. D. (2017). Decadal fCO2 trends in global ocean margins and adjacent boundary current-influenced areas. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(17), 8962-8970.

Fahlman, A., Crespo-Picazo, J. L., Sterba-Boatwright, B. D., Stacy, B. A., Garcia-Parraga, D.(2017). Defining risk variables causing gas embolism in loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) caught in trawls and gillnets. Scientific Reports. www.nature.com/srep/

Wetz, M. S., Hayes, K., Fisher, K., Price, L., Sterba-Boatwright, B. D. (2016). Water quality dynamics in an urbanizing subtropical estuary (Oso Bay, Texas). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 104, 44-53.


Palmer, G., Hogan, J. D., Sterba-Boatwright, B. D., Overath, D. (2016). Invasive lionfish
(Pterois volitans) reduce the density but not the genetic diversity of a native reef fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 558, 223-234.

Tintera, G. D. (2017). Making Complex Arithmetic Real. In D. Allen and A. Ross (Ed.), Pedagogy and Content in Middle and High School Mathematics (pp. 3). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Tintera, P., "Tricks for Trigonometry," ME by the SEa (2017), Corpus Christi, Texas. (June 2017).

Theiler, J., Zimmer, B. G. (2017). Selecting the Selector: Comparison of Update Rules for Discrete Global Optimization. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, 10(3), 211-229. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sam.11343/full

Porter, R. B., Zimmer, B. G. (2016). Deep Segmentation Networks using “Simple” Multi-Layered Graphical Models (pp. 4). Santa Fe, New Mexico: IEEE 2016 Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation.
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7459154&isnumber=7459153

 Presentations:

Chen, B., "Interaction between intense thunderstorms from TRMM satellite and their associated large-scale environmental condition," China Meteorological Administration, National Meteorological Center, Beijing. (August 2017).


Chen, B., "A unified convective parameterization scheme with organization and its effects in CAM5," Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. (July 2017).

Chen, B., "Data-driven stochastic modeling of water vapor in the atmosphere," Center f Mathematical Sciences, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Beijing. (July 2017).

Chen, B. (Author & Presenter), Liu, C., Tintera, G. D., "Relationship between intense precipitation systems over Tropics and their large-scale Environments," 97th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting. (January 22, 2017).

Denny, D., "Existence of a unique solution to the nonlinear Poisson equation," The 11th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, Orlando, FL. (July 2016).

Denny, D., "Existence of a unique solution to a quasilinear elliptic equation with data at an interior point," Coastal Bend Mathematics and Statistics Symposium, TAMUCC. (March 2016).

Dogbey, J. (Author & Presenter), "The Role of the Mathematics Teacher in Engaging in Whole Class Discussion. Paper presented at the 2017," West Oso’s Teaching and Learning Conference, Corpus Christi, TX. (August 2017).

Dogbey, J. (Author & Presenter), "Developing Computational Fluency Through Productive Talk in the Math Classroom. Paper to be presented at the 2017," Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching, Fort Worth, TX. (July 2017).

Dogbey, J. (Author & Presenter), "Historical Development of the Concepts of Variables in K-12 Mathematics Curriculum in the USA – The influence of Mathematics Education Reforms. Paper to be presented at the 2017," International Conference on Mathematics Textbook Research and Development (ICMT-2017), 7-11 May 2017,, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (May 2017).

Dogbey, J. (Author & Presenter), Kumi-Yeboah, A. (Author & Presenter), "(April, 2017) Dialogue pedagogical strategies perceived to enhance online interaction – Instructors perspective. Paper presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association
(AERA), San Antonio, TX.," American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX. (April 2017).

Dogbey, J. (Author & Presenter), Dogbey, J. (Author & Presenter), "Depth of Knowledge and Context Characteristics of the West African Examination Council’s Core Mathematics Assessment. Paper to be presented at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13). Hamburg, Germany.," ICME-13, International Congress on Mathematical Education, Hamburg, Germany. (July 2016).

Dogbey, J. (Author & Presenter), "Reforming Elementary School Mathematics Instruction Through Classroom Discourse and Cooperative Learning. Paper to be presented at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13). Hamburg, Germany.," ICME-13, International Congress on Mathematical Education, Germany. (July 2016).

Ekici, C. (Author & Presenter), Alagoz, C. (Author), "Inquiry-Based Mathematical Modeling within Sailing for Integrated STEM Learning," the 18th International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications (ICTMA-18)., The International Community of Teachers of Mathematical Modelling and Applications (ICTMA), Cape Town, South Africa. (July 26, 2017).

Alagoz, C. (Author & Presenter), Ekici, C. (Author & Presenter), "Loglinear Cognitive Diagnosis Models for Mathematical Modeling Assessment," the 18th International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications (ICTMA-18)., The International Community of Teachers of Mathematical Modelling and Applications (ICTMA), Cape Town, South Africa.
(July 25, 2017).

Wilson, J. (Author), Hsu, J. (Author), Guardiola, J. H., Kizerian, J., "Alcohol Related Content in Country Music, 1990-2014," Family Medicine Experience Conference, Family Medicine Experience, Orlando, FL. (September 20, 2016).

Guardiola, J. H., "BAYESIAN STATISTICS AND INFORMATION THEORY," 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings, American Statistical Association, Chicago IL. (August 1, 2016).

Guardiola, J. H., "BAYESIAN STATISTICS AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH INFORMATION THEORY AND ENTROPY," Economics InfoMetrics Conference, Info-Metrics Institute, University of Cambridge, Clare College, Cambridge United Kingdom. (April 1, 2016).

Surani, S. (Author), Mokhashi, M. (Author & Presenter), Guardiola, J. H. (Author), Hasselbacher, S. (Author), Rios, J. (Author), "DEVELOPMENT OF A TOOL TO ASSESS KINDERGARTENER'S KNOWLEDGE OF HEALTHY LIFESTYLES," 2016 Pediatric Academic Societies' (PAS) Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
(April 30, 2016).

Jin, L., "Variance Estimation for the Sample Mean of Dependent Data Stream," JSM 2017, Baltimore, Maryland. (August 2017).

Mathur, S., "A New Test for Two-Sample Location Problem Based on Empirical Distribution Functions under Ranked Set Sampling," Nonparametrics in Modern Biomedical and Clinical Sciences Conference, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. (October 15, 2017).

McClendon, L. M., "Accelerating Developmental Math Students," MSRI (Mathematics Science Research Institute), University of California - Berkerly. (March 15, 2016).

Palaniappan, D., "General Solution Representations and Some Reflection Theorems for Viscous Fluid Flow Problems," PDE seminar, University of Houston, Department of Mathematics, University of Houston, Houston. (December 1, 2017).

Palaniappan, D., "Viscous flow in and around a cavity surrounded by a concentric permeable patch," American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics, Denver, Colorado. (November 21, 2017).

Farias, J. (Author & Presenter), Slaten, J. (Author), Bogucki, D. (Author), Palaniappan, D.
(Author), "Analysis of Abel transform in the context of turbulence," 2nd Coastal Bend Mathematics & Statistics Symposium, TAMU Kingsville. (April 1, 2017).

Palaniappan, D., Alarki, R. (Author & Presenter), "Determination of potentials in two phase media with spherical boundaries," 2nd Coastal Bend Mathematics & Statistics Symposium, TAMU Kingsville. (April 1, 2017).

Slaten, J. (Author & Presenter), Farias, J. (Author), Bogucki, D. (Author), Palaniappan, D.
(Author), "First kind Abel type integral transform in turbulence," 2nd Coastal Bend Mathematics & Statistics Symposium, TAMU Kingsville. (April 1, 2017).

Alexander, J. (Author & Presenter), Palaniappan, D. (Author), "Generalized Kelvin inversion for intersecting spheres," 2nd Coastal Bend Mathematics & Statistics Symposium, TAMU Kingsville.(April 1, 2017).

Palaniappan, D., "Some General Solution Representations for Stokes Equations: Application to the Motion of a Circular Disk," 2nd Coastal Bend Mathematics & Statistics Symposium, TAMU Kingsville. (April 1, 2017).

Johnson, D. (Author & Presenter), Chen, L.-D. (Author), Palaniappan, D. (Author), "Temperature Field in a Semicircular Domain with Dirichlet & Neumann Boundary Conditions," 2nd Coastal Bend Mathematics & Statistics Symposium, TAMU Kingsville. (April 1, 2017).

Palaniappan, D., "General Solution Representations for the Motion of a Circular Disk in a Viscous Fluid," Texas Diferential Equations (Texas DE), College Station, Texas. (March 5, 2017).

Cisneros, F. (Author & Presenter), Palaniappan, D. (Author), "Analytic Calculation of Harmonic Potentials involving Spherically Coated Multiphase Domains," Texas Differential Equations
(Texas DE), College Station, Texas. (March 5, 2017).

Alarki, R. (Author & Presenter), Palaniappan, D. (Author), "Hydrodynamical force on a solid sphere in an incompressible inviscid fluid," American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics, Portland, Oregon. (November 2016).

Palaniappan, D., "Oscillatory slip flow past a spherical inclusion embedded in a Brinkman medium," American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics, Portland , Oregon. (November 2016).

Palaniappan, D., "General solution representation of the equations of equilibrium in linear elasticity," Texas Differenital Equations (Texas DE) Conference, Texas State University, San Marcos. (April 2016).

Alarki, R. (Author & Presenter), Palaniappan, D. (Author), "Calculation of harmonic and Helmholtz potentials in two-phase problems involving spherical domains," Texas Differential Conference (Texas DE), Texas State University, San Marcos. (April 2016).

Johnson, D. (Author & Presenter), Chen, L.-D. (Author), Palaniappan, D. (Author), "Analytical solutions for the temperature distribution in a semi-circular domain with mixed boundary conditions," Texas Differential Equations (Texas DE) conference, Texas State University, San Marcos. (April 2016).

Postelnicu, V., "Didactical engineering in Calculus," Mathematics Seminar, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. (2017).

Postelnicu, V., "Didactic transposition in school algebra: The case of writing equations of parallel and perpendicular lines," 10th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education, Institute of Education Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. (February 2017).

Postelnicu, V., F. P., "The role of logic in students’ understanding of parameters in algebra," Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. (2016).

Cai, X. (Author & Presenter), Sadovski, A. L., Sterba-Boatwright, B. D. (Author), James, S.
(Author), "Presense-only species distribution model for king mackerel and its 31 prey species in the Gulf of Mexico," Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016, New Orleans. (February 2016).

Sadovski, A. L., "Mathematical and Statistical Modeling of the Coastal Systems in the Gulf of Mexico," Workshop on Mathematical Modeling, ECNU, Shanghai. (February 2016).

Bugica, K., Sterba-Boatwright, B. D., Wetz, M. S., "Long-term water quality trends in Texas estuaries: relationships with climatic variability and watershed land use change," ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI. (2017).

Bugica, K., Sterba-Boatwright, B. D., Wetz, M. S., "Long-term water quality trends in Texas estuaries: relationships with climatic variability and watershed land use change," Texas Bays & Estuaries Meeting, Port Aransas, TX. (2017).

Hogan, J. D. (Author & Presenter), Palmer, G. (Author), Sterba-Boatwright, B. D. (Author), Overath, R. D. (Author), "Invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans) reduce the abundance but not the genetic diversity of a native reef fish," Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, ASIH, Austin, Texas. (July 14, 2017).

Tintera, G. D., "Characterizing Pairwise Comparison Matrices," Coastal Bend Mathematics & Statistics Symposium, Kingsville, TX. (April 1, 2017).

Tintera, G. D. (Author & Presenter), Wang, Y. (Author), "The Colley Method and the Page Rank Algorithm with Fuzzy Data," Meeting of the Texas Section of the Mathematical Association of America, MAA, Texas Section, Nacogdoches, TX. (April 1, 2016).

Theiler, J. (Author & Presenter), Ziemann, A. (Author), Zimmer, B. G. (Author), "Segmented Regression for Spatiospectral Background Estimation," IGARSS 2017, IEEE, Fort Worth, TX.(July 27, 2017).

Porter, R. B. (Author & Presenter), Zimmer, B. G. (Author), "Deep Segmentation Networks using“simple” multi-layered  Graphical Models," IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, IEEE, Santa Fe, NM. (March 7, 2016).