Undergraduate research
The IPDE RTG grant supports undergraduate
research projects at UW on many topics. Contact Jim
Morrow for information. If you are a UW
undergraduate wishing to apply for RTG funds,
please use this form.
Spring 2011 undergraduate research projects
funded by the RTG grant included:
 Mark Bun: "Integrating Polynomials over
Simplices", supervisor Jim Morrow
 Bill Cauchois: "Support Vector Machines",
supervisor William Stein
 Tam Do: "Forward Operator in a Seismic
Inverse Problem", supervisor Ken Bube
 Katlyn Edwards: "Smart Grid Security",
supervisor Neal Koblitz
 Greg Fenno: "Smart Grid Security", supervisor
Neal Koblitz
 Courtney Kempton: "The Kelly Criterion",
supervisor Jim Morrow
 Jerry Li: "Interpolation with Derivative
Data", supervisor Jim Morrow
 Katia Nepomnyaschya: "UW Math Circle",
supervisor Julia Pevtsova
 Steve Rutherford: "UW Math Circle",
supervisor Julia Pevtsova
 Dylan Wilson: "UW Math Circle", supervisor
Julia Pevtsova
 Ian Zemke: "Algebraic Curves and the
RiemannRoch Theorem", supervisor Jim Morrow
Summer 2011 undergraduate research projects
funded by the RTG grant included:
 Courtney Kempton: "N1 graphs", supervisor
Jim Morrow
 Jerry Li: "Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of
the Kirchhoff and Response Matrices of
Electrical Networks", supervisor Jim Morrow
Autumn 2011 undergraduate research projects
funded by the RTG grant included:
 Mark Bun: "Inverse Problem in Cylindrical
Electric Networks", supervisor Jim Morrow
 Natalie Hobson: "UW Math Circle", supervisor
Julia Pevtsova
 Natalie Hobson: "Banzhaf Vectors and
Dedekind's Problem", supervisor Sara Billey
 Gracie Ingermanson: "Total Positivity and
Cluster Algebras", supervisor Jim Morrow
 Jerry Li: "Inverse Problem in Cylindrical
Electric Networks", supervisor Jim Morrow
 Alex Vaschillo: "UW Math Circle", supervisor
Julia Pevtsova
 Elizabeth Wicks: "IharaZeta Function on
Graphs", supervisor Ralph Greenberg
 Dylan Wilson: "UW Math Circle", supervisor
Julia Pevtsova
 Ian Zemke: "Inverse Problem in Cylindrical
Electric Networks", supervisor Jim Morrow
Winter 2011 undergraduate research projects
funded by the RTG grant included:
 Martin Allen: "Representation and Character
Theory of Finite Groups", supervisor Monty
McGovern
 Mark Bun: "Integrating Polynomials over
Simplices", supervisor Jim Morrow
 Tam Do: "Forward Operator in a Seismic
Inverse Problem", supervisor Ken Bube
 Katlyn Edwards: "Smart Grid Security",
supervisor Neal Koblitz
 Gregory Fenno: "Smart Grid Security",
supervisor Neal Koblitz
 Chloe Huber: "Drawing Graphs on Surfaces of
Higher Genus with Sage", supervisor Jim Morrow
 Nilolay Malkin: "UW Math Circle", supervisor
Julia Pevtsova
 Anton Manyak: "Math Challenge Program at
Washington Middle School", supervisor Julia
Pevtsova
 Katia Nepomnyashchaya: "Montlake Math
Challenge", supervisor Julia Pevtsova
 Steve Rutherford: "UW Math Circle",
supervisor Julia Pevtsova
 Alex Vaschillo: "UW Math Circle", supervisor
Julia Pevtsova
 Dylan Wilson: "UW Math Circle", supervisor
Julia Pevtsova
 Ian Zemke: "Elliptic Curves", supervisor Jim
Morrow
 Raymond Zhang: "UW Math Circle", supervisor
Julia Pevtsova
Fall 2010 undergraduate research projects funded
by the RTG grant included:
 Dylan Wilson: "UW Math Circle", supervisor
Julia Pevtsova
 Steve Rutherford: "UW Math Circle",
supervisor Julia Pevtsova
 Raymond Zhang: "UW Math Circle", supervisor
Julia Pevtsova
 Alex Vaschillo: "UW Math Circle", supervisor
Julia Pevtsova
 Katia Nepomnyashchaya: "Montlake Math
Challenge", supervisor Julia Pevtsova
 Mark Bun: "Integrating Polynomials over
Simplices", supervisor Jim Morrow
 Anton Manyak: "Math Challenge Program at
Washington Middle School", supervisor Julia
Pevtsova
 Chloe Huber: "Drawing Graphs on Surfaces of
Higher Genus with Sage", supervisor Jim Morrow
 Alexander Dohoda: "On a Conjectured
Inequality for a Closed Loop", supervisor Ben
Stephens
 Nilolay Malkin: "UW Math Circle", supervisor
Julia Pevtsova
 Ian Zemke: "Spectral Theory of Linear
Operators", supervisor Jim Morrow
Summer 2010 projects funded by the RTG grant
included:
 Kevin Chu: "Fractals in Sage", supervisor
William Stein
 Alex Dohoda: "A Conjectured Inequality on
Closed Loops in R^3", supervisor Ben Stephens
 Chloe Huber: "Drawing Graphs on Surfaces of
Higher Genus", supervisor Jim Morrow
 Alex Leone: "Sage notebook client/server",
supervisor William Stein
 Jerry Li: "Uniqueness of Connections between
Effectively Adjacent Circular Pairs", supervisor
Jim Morrow
 Dylan Wilson: "Scheme Theoretic Properties of
Triangulated Categories", supervisor Julia
Pevtsova
Spring 2010 undergraduate research projects
funded by the RTG grant included:
 Nate Bottman: "The Generalized AGM and
Landen's Transformation", supervisor Jim Morrow
 Mark Bun: "Numerical Solutions for the Inverse
Problem", supervisor Jim Morrow
 Stephanie Dietzel: "SAGE math software",
supervisor William Stein
 Alexander Dohoda: "On a Conjectured Inequality
for a Closed Loop", supervisor Ben Stephens
 Dan Gnanapragasam: Stevens School After School
Program", supervisor Jim Morrow
 Chloe Huber: "Drawing Graphs on Surfaces of
Higher Genus", supervisor Jim Morrow
 Jane Hung: "Stevens School After School
Program", supervisor Jim Morrow
 Alex Leone: "SAGE notebook client/server",
supervisor William Stein
 Anton Manyak: "Math Challenge Program at
Washington Middle School", supervisor Julia
Pevtsova
 Ekaterina Nepomnyashchaya: "Montlake Math
Challenge Program", supervisor Julia Pevtsova
 Kazuo Thow: "Graph Drawing in SAGE",
supervisor William Stein
 Dylan Wilson: "Stevens School After School
Program", supervisor Jim Morrow
 Ian Zemke: "Graph Minor Theorem", supervisor,
Jim Morrow
 Milda Zizyte: "Stevens School After School
Program", supervisor Jim Morrow
Winter 2010 undergraduate research projects
funded by the RTG grant include:
 Nate Bottman: "The Generalized AGM and
Landen's Transformation," supervisor Jim Morrow
 Mark Bun: "Numerical Solutions for the
Inverse Problem," supervisor Jim Morrow
 Kevin Clark: "Graph Drawing in SAGE,"
supervisor William Stein
 Stephanie Dietzel: "SAGE math software,"
supervisor William Stein
 Dan Gnanapragasm: "Stevens School After
School Program," supervisor Jim Morrow
 Jane Hung: "Stevens School After School
Program," supervisor Jim Morrow
 Henry Kvinge: "Combinatorial Algorithms in
the Character Theory of the Symmetric Group,"
supervisor Sara Billey
 Alex Leone: "SAGE notebook client/server,"
supervisor William Stein
 Anton Manyak: "Math Challenge Program at
Washington Middle School," supervisor Julia
Pevtsova
 Ekaterina Nepomnyashchaya: "Montlake Math
Challenge Program," supervisor Julia Pevtsova
 Kazuo Thow: "Graph Drawing in SAGE,"
supervisor William Stein
 Genia Vogman: "Deconvolution of Voight
Profiles," supervisor Jim Morrow
 Dylan Wilson: "Stevens School After School
Program," supervisor Jim Morrow
 Ian Zemke: "Graph Minor Theorem," supervisor
Jim Morrow
 Milda Zizyte: "Stevens School After School
Program," supervisor Jim Morrow
Autumn 2009 undergraduate research projects
funded by the RTG grant included:
 Nate Bottman: "The Generalized AGM and
Landen's Transformation," supervisor Jim Morrow
 Mark Bun: "Numerical Methods for the Inverse
Problem," supervisor Jim Morrow
 Kevin Clark: "Graph Drawing In SAGE,"
supervisor William Stein
 Chad Klumb: "Inverse Problems for Electrical
Networks," supervisor Jim Morrow.
 Henry Kvinge: "Combinatorial Algorithms in
the Character Theory of the Symmetric Group,"
supervisor Sara Billey
 Anton Manyak: "Math Challenge Program at
Washington Middle School," supervisor Julia
Pevtsova
 Ekaterina Nepomnyashchaya: "Montlake Math
Challenge Program," supervisor Julia Pevtsova
 Zachary Stein: "Interfacing GAP with SAGE,"
supervisor William Stein
 Kevin Stueve: "Graphical Physics Software for
SAGE," supervisor William Stein
 Kazuo Thow: "Graph Drawing in SAGE,"
supervisor William Stein
 Genia Vogman: "Deconvolution of Voigt
Functions Using Fourier Transforms," supervisor
Jim Morrow
 James Youngquist: "Computations in
NonCommutative Algebra," supervisor Paul Smith
 Ian Zemke: "Graph Minor Theorem," supervisor
Jim Morrow
