Research with Students


18. Celeste Franco ‘20, Statistical Analysis of Goal Scoring and its Development in Soccer Analytics, Senior Seminar Research, 2019-20.

17. Philip de Castro ‘18, On the behavior of integer partitions and carry sequences, Whittier Fellowship for Underrepresented Students in the Sciences Research, 2016-18.

• Presented at the AMS Fall 2019 Southeastern Sectional Meeting, Special Session on Partition Theory and Related Topics (University of Florida – Schedule).

• Presented at the Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research 2017 (Cal Poly Pomona – Schedule).

16. Philip de Castro ‘18, Eulerian numbers, Ondrasik & Groce Research Fellowship, 2015-16.

• Project profiled in the Science on Display segment of the Fall 2016 issue of The Rock (Whittier College Alumni Magazine), page 20.

15. Molly Cunningham ‘14 (co-mentored by Bill Kronholm), Cracking a homophonic substitution cipher, Howard Hughes Medical Institute – SMaRT Undergraduate Fellowship Research, 2012-2014.

14. Acadia Larsen ‘14 (co-mentored by Brandt Kronholm), A Survey of Divisibility Properties of the Partition Function and Related Functions, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Research, 2012-2014.

• Published: The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Journal 20 (2014), 67–71.

• Presented at Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research 2013 (Schedule).

13. Ace White ‘13, Finding Connecting Lines on n Points in the Real Affine Plane, Senior Seminar Research, 2012-2013.

12. Lane Bloome, Justin Ferguson, and Marcella Noorman, Appending digits to Sierpinski and Riesel numbers, Summer Mathematics Institute, Cornell University, 2012.

• Presented at Joint Mathematics Meetings 2013 (Schedule).

• Presented at Midwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium, Simpson College, April 2013 (Schedule).

11. Kelly Dougan, Mahadi Osman, and Jason Tata, Composites in different bases that remain composite after changing digits, Summer Mathematics Institute, Cornell University, 2012.

10. Kelsey Houston-Edwards, Erin Linebarger, and Michael Lugo, Minimality questions inspired by Erdös’ minimum modulus problem, Summer Mathematics Institute, Cornell University, 2012.

• Presented at Reed College Mathematics Colloquium, Sept. 20, 2012. (Schedule).

9. Laura Lyman, Tim Morris, and Bridget Toomey, Incongruent restricted disjoint covering systems, Summer Mathematics Institute, Cornell University, 2012.

• Presented at Reed College Mathematics Colloquium, Sept. 20, 2012. (Schedule).

8. Stephanie Angus ‘12, Are Mathematicians Born or Made?: the Debate as Seen Through Literature, W. M. Keck Foundation Undergraduate Fellowship Research, 2011-2012.

7. Nicole Yamasaki ‘15, Arcadia: A Means to Embed Math in the Soul, 2011-2012.

• Published: Whittier College ΣT∆ Literary Review 25 (2012), 73–77.

• 2nd place essay, 2012 Whittier College First-year Writing Competition.

6. Angélica González ‘12, Application of coverings to Fibonacci and Fibonacci-like numbers, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Research, 2010-2012.

• Presented at Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research 2011 (Mt. San Antonio College – Schedule).

• Presented at West Coast Regional MMUF Conference 2011 (Heritage University – Schedule).

• Presented at Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research 2010 (Pepperdine – Schedule).

• Presented at West Coast Regional MMUF Conference 2010 (Cal Tech – Schedule).

5. Zhenyu Chen ‘11, Application of random tiling to generalized Fibonacci identities, Senior Seminar Research, 2010-2011.

• Outstanding Undergraduate Research in Mathematics, Whittier College 2011 Honors Convocation.

4. Tobit Raff ‘11, On Oregon’s placard code, Fall 2010.

• Results credited in: P. Hruby, Can Oregon’s Placard Code Be Broken?, ESPN.com Page Two, January 7, 2011.

3. Tobit Raff ‘11, Computations with Erdös’s minimum modulus problem, Summer 2009.

• Presented at Conference for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics 2009 (Penn State – Schedule).

• Presented at Pacific Conference for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics 2010 (Pepperdine – Schedule).

2. Kelly Bickel, Michael Firrisa, Juan Pablo Ortiz, and Kristen Pueschel, Constructions of Coverings of the Integers: Exploring an Erdös Problem, Summer Mathematics Institute, Cornell University, 2008.

• Poster presentation at the 2008 National SACNAS Conference (Salt Lake City – List of Participants and Photos)

• Graduate student talk at the MAA Eastern PA-Delaware 2009 Fall Section (University of the Sciences in Philadelphia – Schedule).

1. Stéfano Campagna, Ashley Larsen, Russell Latterman, Andrea Stephan, On the properties and structure of 4 × 4 Sudoku tables, with 9 × 9 extensions, Summer Mathematics Institute, Cornell University, 2008.

• Poster presentation at the 2008 National SACNAS Conference (Salt Lake City – List of Participants and Photos).

Senior Papers Supervised (not listed above)


9. Cesar Quiñonez ‘17, On Richardson’s Recursive Sequence and the Fibonacci Sequence.

8. Sarah McAdams ‘16, The Mathematics of the Advanced Encryption Standard.

7. Peter Tran ‘15, Keeler’s Theorem.

6. Tobit Raff ‘11, Lenstra’s Elliptic Curve Factoring Algorithm.

5. Ellie Maas ‘10, Attacks on the RSA Cryptosystem.

4. Nichole deWilde ‘10, 3-D Rotations Using Quaternioins.

3. Nicholas Daum ‘08, The ElGamal Cryptosystem.

2. Fabiola Graciano ‘08, The S-I-R Model for Infections Diseases.

  1. Jun Nishiguchi ‘08, Applications of Quaternions to Computer Graphics

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