Here is a selection of some of the Research Highlights of the Mathematics Department (in approximate chronological order):
MingQing Xiao and Dashun Xu and John Reeve (SIUC, Zoology) have been awarded a 3-year research grant from the NSF for an interdisciplinary project in mathematical biology: Collaborative Research: Vulnerable hoststages, development time and host-parasitoid stability - The first experimental test. 2010–2013.
Jerzy Kocik co-authored (with A. Solecki) an article Disentangling a Triangle which won the Mathematical Association of America’s Lester R. Ford Award, $500. 2010. This award is given to the 5 best articles of the year.
Bhaskar Bhattacharva received a NSF Grant for more than $118,000 for the 3 years 2007–2010: Statistics and Information Theory;he also gave a 90 minute invited presentation:Covariance selection and multivariate dependence at the International Conference on Frontiers of Interface Between Statistics and Sciences, Hyderabad, India. 2009.
Salah Mohammed gave the MAA David Blackwell Lecture: Random Dynamics and Memory: Structure within Chaos. Mathfest, Madison. WI. 2008
Joseph Hundley has recently received 3 grants: NSA Young Investigators Grant (2007), SEED Grant from SIUC (2007), and NSF Grant: Integral Representation of Langlands L Functions (2009).
Dubravka Ban received a NSF Grant for more than $98,000 for the 3 years 2006–2009: Locally analytic representations and the Langland’s program.
Edward Neuman validated a chapter on Elliptic Integrals in the NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions; he also serves on the Editorial Boards of 5 international journals; he also co-authored (with H. Kazi) the article Inequalities and bounds for Elliptic Integrals, Journal of Approximation Theory (2007). This article was selected as the number 7 article out of the top 25 hottest articles published in 2007.
John McSorley has more than 40 Combinatorial sequences accepted by the On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS).
Philip Feinsilver (joint with R. Schott) has authored a 3 volume research monograph on Algebraic Structures and Operator Calculus. vol I: Representations and Probability Theory, vol II: Special Functions and Computer Science, and vol III: Representations of Lie Groups.
Henri Schurz has had more than 55 invitations from academic institutions worldwide.