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Eighteen students present academic research projects at ISMAA conference

Eighteen students present academic research projects at ISMAA conference
April 22, 2011

Phil Brozynski
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BU_4-28-2010_207Lisle, Illinois ~ Eighteen Benedictine University mathematics students presented their academic research papers at the annual conference of the Illinois Section of the Mathematics Association (ISMAA) of America at North Central College earlier this month.

The Mathematics Association of America is the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. Members include university, college and high school teachers, graduate and undergraduate students, pure and applied mathematicians, computer statisticians and others in academia, government, business and industry.

The MAA is the leading professional association in collegiate mathematics, the preeminent provider of expository mathematics, the primary and best source for professional development programs for faculty, and the No. 1 provider of resources for teaching and learning.

The presentations included "Density-dependent birth pulses and their population consequences" by Enela Aliaj (Lombard); "Counting Hextile Knot Mosaics" by Mirza Baig (Naperville); "Host-Parasite Models and its Dynamical Behavior" by Ash Bindra (Bloomingdale); and "Developing an algorithm to determine the number of hextile knot mosaics for a particular knot diagram" by Thymur Chaudhry (Westmont).

Also, "An Introduction to Quantum Information and Quantum Channels" by Jared Gustafson (Lisle); "A Measles Vaccination Model" by Marihan Hegazy (Orland Park); "Exploring Populations with Birth Pulses" by Miranda Henderson (Oswego); and  "Wavelets and Their Application in Medicine" by Reema Khatri (Palatine).

Also, "N-Dimensional Space Theory in the Biochemical Analysis of the ABO Blood System" by Bohdan Khomtchouk (Clarendon Hills); "A Density-Dependent Host-Parasitoid Model" by Margaret Kline (Oswego); and "Three Types of Experimental Design and Their Analysis" by Michael Mutersbaugh Jr. (Aurora).

Also, "Modifications of Thomae's Function" by Eddie Price (Bolingbrook); "SIR model with pulse vaccination" by Sarah Przytula (Plainfield); "The Cause for the Contious Outbreaks of the Influenza Epidemic" by Maria Radcliffe (Lockport); and "Analysis of Northern Spotted Owl Viability in a Fragmented Forest Landscape" by Eman Sahloul (Orland Park).

Also, "Exploration of Multivaraite Analysis of Variance and Multivariate Analysis of Covariance" by Robert Simon (Naperville); "Mathematical Modeling of Chemotherapy" by Anoop Takher (Itasca); and "Analyzing a Few Statistical Rules of Thumb" by Sandra Tovalin-Schmidt (Bolingbrook).


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 53 undergraduate majors, 13 graduate and four doctorate programs. Benedictine University is ranked as a Top School in the Midwest (11th in Illinois) for Master's Universities, 12th in the Midwest (and sixth in Illinois) for Racial Diversity, and eighth in Illinois for Freshmen Retention for 2011 by U.S. News & World Report.