Need a MAW Speaker? The following speakers have been excerpted from the MAA & SIAM Visiting Lecturer Programs with topics related to the 1997 MAW theme -Mathematics and the Internet.

From the MAA(see the MAA's complete listing of speakers)

Joel V. Brawley, Alumni Professor

Department of Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University

Clemson. SC 29634-1907

(e-mail:jvbrw@clemson.clemson.edu)

- Elementary Algebraic Cryptography-EIA
- Some Mathematical Questions in Cryptography-IA
Mary R. Hesselgrave (1996)

Bell Laboratories Room 3d-472

600 Mountain Avenue

Murray Hill, NJ 07974-0636

(e-mail: hesselgrave@att.com); Phone: (908) 582-3049

- Describing the Performance of Computer Systems-E
- Predicting the Performance of Computer Algorithms with Functions of Two Variables-EI
- Operational Analysis of Computer Systems-An Introduction to Queueing Theory-IA
- Considerations for Building Distributed Transaction Processing Systems-A
Joseph P. Kung, Department of Mathematics

University of North Texas

Denton, TX 76201

(e-mail: jpkooo1@jove.acs.unt.edu)

- Error-Correcting Codes-E
- Permutations and Sorting-I
- Primes and Cryptology-A
Carole B. Lacampagne, Senior Research Associate

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

U. S. Department of Education

555 New Jersey Avenue. N.W

Washington, DC 20208

- Cryptography-E
- Careers In Mathematics-EIA
Don McAlister, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences

Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL 60115

(e-mail: don@math.niu.edu)

Phone: (815) 753-6770; FAX: (815) 753-1112

- Tales from d'crypt: clocks, logs and trapdoors. (An introduction to the mathematics of cryptography)-IA
S. Brent Morris, Sr. Mathematician

National Security Agency

5088 Lake Circle West

Columbia, MD 21044-1442

(e-mail: sbrent@zombie.nscs.mil)

Phone: (301) 688-7164; FAX: (301) 688-3560

Dr. Morris is a and worked his way through school as a magician. His interests are computer interconnection networks, recreational mathematics, and combinatorics.

- Classical Cryptanalysis-E
Les Reid, Professor, Department of Mathematics

Southwest Missouri State University

901 S. National Ave.

Springfield, MO 65804

(e-mail: lfr942f@cnas.smsu.edu)

Phone: (417) 836-5583; FAX: (417) 836-5610

- Public-Key Cryptography-IA
Philip D. Straffin, Jr., Professor,

Mathematics and Computer Science

Beloit College

Beloit, WI 53511

(e-mail: straffin@beloit.edu)

Phone: (608) 363-2367; FAX: (608) 363-2140

- Eigenvectors as Measures of Centrality in Networks-I
William Y. Velez, Professor, Department of Mathematics

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ 85721

(e-mail: velez@math.arizona.edu)

Phone: (602) 621-2259; FAX: (602) 621-8322

He is currently President, Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. As of September 1994, I am also the Director, Southwest Regional Institute in the Mathematical Sciences. My field of research has been elementary and algebraic number theory.

- Content Addressable Memories: An Elementary Example of A Neural Net-E
- Modern Cryptography: A Beautiful Example of Applied Number Theory-A
- Elementary Number Theory: Number Theory Problems That I Have Known and Loved-A

From SIAM(see SIAM's complete listing of speakers)David Carlson, Mathematical Sciences Department

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA 92182-0314

Phone: 619-594-6670 Fax: 619-594-6746

E-mail: carlson@math.sdsu.edu

David Carlson received his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin; he has been on the faculty at San Diego State since 1982. His published research has been in matrix theory, but he has always had an interest in applications of his subject. In the past few years, his special interests have broadened to include issues in the teaching of linear algebra and of calculus.

- Error-Correcting Codes and Matrices over Finite Fields
Gary J. Sherman, Department of Mathematics

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Terre Haute, IN 47803-3999

Phone: 812-877-8445 Fax: 812-877-3198

E-mail: gary.sherman@rose-hulman.edu

Gary Sherman has been at Rose-Hulman since receiving his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1971. During his tenure at Rose-Hulman, he has taught (receiving several teaching awards), done research (mostly finite group theory), consulted (operations research for Milliken Textile), and administered (chair for six years). Professor Sherman developed Rose Hulman's Theorodrome (an upper division computer classroom-laboratory with special emphasis on applied and theoretical algebra and discrete mathematics) and directs an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates program at Rose-Hulman.

- Lower division: Develop the essence of BCH codes in the context of a specific example (a double-error correcting code in binary 15-space is constructed and an error correction algorithm is developed).
- Upper division: Reed-Solomon codes for burst-error correction.
Michael Tortorella, Technical Manager

AT&T Bell Laboratories

Holmdel, NJ 07733-3030

Phone: 908-949-8065 Fax: 908-949-0019

E-mail: w2iy@hoserve.att.com

Mike Tortorella (Ph.D., Purdue University) spent two years on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before joining Bell Labs in 1975 as a member of the technical staff. Originally trained in classical applied mathematics (boundary value problems, inverse scattering, nonlinear functional analysis), he has worked at Bell Labs with numerous applications of stochastic processes in telecommunications problems, including teletraffic, economics, and reliability. A Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff since 1984, he is currently manager of the Design for Reliability Processes and Technologies Group at Bell Labs and an Associate Editor of Naval Research Logistics.

- Some Applications of Mathematics in Telecommunications (Traffic theory, reliability, computer-aided engineering and multicriterion optimization)
Daniel Zwillinger, President, Zwillinger & Associates

63 Greylock Road

Newton, MA 02160

Phone: 617-244-5267 Fax: 617-244-5267

E-mail: zwilling@world.std.com

Daniel Zwillinger (Ph.D., California Institute of Technology) has a broad background in applied mathematics. He taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for four years, has worked for Exxon and MITRE, and has held temporary appointments at Sandia Labs, JPL, IDA, and DMA. He has published three reference books in mathematics. Currently, he directs an applied mathematical consulting business and manages a book reference series for CRC.

- How Can You Listen to a CD-ROM with Scratches on It? (coding theory)

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