Honors & Awards


  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, National Science Foundation (2014-2017)
  • Dean's List, University of Memphis (Fall 2010 - Spring 2014)
  • Placed in Top 250 (among 4113 participants) in 2013, The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition (12/07/2013)
  • NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates, National Science Foundation (Summer 2013)

Education & Certifications


  • BS, University of Memphis, TN, Mathematics - major Econ. - minor (2014)

Service, Volunteer and Community Work


  • Assistant Coach for High School math Olympiad team, Cordova High School

    Location

    1800 Berryhill Road. Cordova, TN 38016

  • Chess Coach, Mid-South Chess, Memphis, TN

    Coach 5 to 12 year old children in chess strategy, tactics, and theory

    Location

    Memphis. TN

Personal Interests


Chemistry, Chess, Reading, Mathematics

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Cataloging small-order graph saturation numbers for specific graphs

Projects


  • Research Project with Dr. Vijay Vazirani, Georgia Tech, Spring 2016, Georgia Tech (3/14/2016 - 5/12/2016)

    Research Project with Dr. Vijay Vazirani
    Analyzed various research-level questions in approximation algorithms (such as the k-way sparsest cut and the minimum tollbooth problems) and applied novel SDP-based and combinatorial ideas in an attempt to improve the currently known results.

    Location

    Atlanta, GA

    Collaborators

    • Vijay Vazirani, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technologu
  • Masters Research (CME 291) with Dr. Reza Zadeh, Stanford University, Spring 2015, Stanford University (3/23/2015 - 5/22/2015)

    Worked on results in complexity theory, and analyzed the possibility of using planarity testing algorithms to resolve the planted clique conjecture.

    Location

    Stanford, CA

    Collaborators

    • Reza Zadeh, Adjunct Professor, ICME - Stanford University
  • Independent Research Project with Dr. Virginia Williams, Stanford University, Winter 2015, Stanford University

    Investigated topics in algorithmic graph theory, and worked on possible improvements to the dynamic subgraph connectivity problem

    Location

    Stanford, CA

    Collaborators

    • Virginia Williams, Asst. Professor, ICME - Stanford University
  • Independent Research Project with Dr. Ralph Faudree, University of Memphis, Spring - Summer 2014, University of Memphis

    Worked on problems relating to the saturation numbers of graphs, and developed computational tools to prove theoretical results on their general nature. Submitted "A Collection of Results on Saturation Numbers” August 2014. In publication; Accepted to Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing.

    Location

    Memphis, TN

Work Experience


  • Algorithms Refresher - ICME_Stanford University, Stanford University (9/19/2016 - 9/22/2016)

    Location

    Stanford, CA

  • CMU 305 Discrete Mathematics and Algorithms Quals Review Session - ICME_Stanford University, Stanford University

    Location

    Stanford, CA

  • Discrete Mathematics and Algorithms Teaching Assistant - ICME_Stanford University, ICME - Stanford University (1/4/2016 - 3/25/2016)

    CME 305 (Discrete Mathematics and Algorithms)
    Wrote and graded homework questions and held office hours for ICME's core discrete mathematics graduate class. Held two problem sessions prior to both the class final exam and the department's qualifying exam.

    Location

    Stanford, CA

  • Summer Internship - Sandia National Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories (5/11/2015 - 8/28/2015)

    Worked on extending functionality of the formal theorem prover Coq by creating a library for graph theory and essential combinatorics. Formalized a proof of the Erdos lower bound on the symmetric Ramsey numbers. A paper with our results is currently in progress.

    Location

    Livermore, CA

  • National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates - School of Mathematics_Georgia Tech, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta (May 6, 2013 - August 12, 2013)

    Investigated the unfolding of prismoids, and submitted a report detailing a proof of the unfoldability of prismoids.
    Under Dr. M. Ghomi, Dept. of Mathematics

    Location

    225 North Ave Nw, Atlanta, GA 30332

  • Tutor - Center for Athletic Academic Services, University of Memphis, University of Memphis (1/14/2013 - 4/19/2013)

    Tutor in Calculus I, Geometry, and Algebra

    Location

    Memphis, TN

All Publications


  • Approximating Resolvents for Volterra Integral Equations DYNAMICS OF CONTINUOUS, DISCRETE AND IMPULSIVE SYSTEMS Series A: Mathematical Analysis Dwiggins, D., Jambulapati, A. 2013: 43-51