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16tionsthatgoalongwithtwotypesopropagationsandthengooutandpredictwhathappensuptoathousandkilometersaway.Aninterestingresultoourcurrentresearchisthatwehaveusedourparabolicequationsolutionspredictthepropo-gationoearthquakesignalsthroughtheoceanFranksaid.Tishaspracticalapplicationsortestbandtreatymonitoring.Collaboratingwithotherstondthesolutiontothisprob-lemgivesFranksatisactioninhiswork.Healsosaidhighpointsohisworkorhimcomewheneverheorhiscolleaguesachieveanytypeoresult.Frankhasco-authoredvediferentpublishedpaperssince2004andcontinuestoproduceworktowarduturepublications.EverytimethatwegetanykindoresultthatwecanpublishapaperoutoitisrewardingFranksaid.Tatsarealhigh-lightotheworktoseethatitsactuallyworking.Dr.JosephKirtlandMathemacsInadditiontoteachingandgradinghisstudentsintheclass-roomDr.JosephKirtlandhasbeenbusywithseveralotherprojectsohisownthatocusonhisareaoexpertisenitegrouptheory.Hisbiggestprojectmaybeabookthathehasbeenwork-ingonthatocusesonnormalsubgroupcomplementationingroupsstudyingconditionsorwhenagroupcanbewrittenasaproductospecicsubgroupsorwhenagroupcanbemadeuposmallsubgroups.ounderstandnumbersyouhavetounderstandprimeactorization.ImbasicallydoingthattypeoresearchonthesespecicgroupsKirtlandsaid.Iyoucanwritethegroupasaproductosmallerthingsthenbystudyingthesesmallerthingsyougettounderstandtheobjectothebiggerthings.Ittheresearchissortolikeadecompositiontypeothing.Kirtlandsaidthathedevelopedaninterestinthistopicbecausehisadvisoringraduateschoolhaddoneresearchoninseparablegroupswhicharegroupsthatcantbewrittenasaproductosmallersubgroups.Teactthatnotmanyohispeershaveworkedonthistopicalsointrigueshim.WhatmakesmathematicsoranyotherkindoacademicresearchunItsexploringsomethingthatnoonehasreallylookedatbeoreKirtlandsaid.Goodresearcherswhentheyinvestigateatopicactuallycreatemorequestionsthantheyanswer.Dr.AlanLabouseurComputerScienceManypeopleseeroadsasjustwaystotravelandtheInternetasawaytondtheanswertotoughquestions.ButwhenDr.AlanLabouseurlooksatthesetwothingshejustseesgraphs.WearesurroundedbygraphsinoureverydaylieLabouseursays.SometimesIseegraphswithingraphs.Graphdatabasesaresotwareprogramsthatorganizespecicdatalikeamathematicalgraphoverticesandedges.Somegraphdatabasesareabletomanageevolvinggraphsthatchangeallthetimebytakingsnapshotsothesegraphsastheychange.TinkoweeklysnapshotsoFacebookorLinkedInorexample.TesearecalleddynamicgraphdatabasesandAlanhasbeenstudyingthemoraewyears.Recentlyhehasbeenstudyinganewvariantothesecalleddistributeddynamicgraphdatabases.Beingdistributedmeansthatthedatabaseisreallyacol-lectionocooperatingsotwarerunningonmanycomputersconnectedbyanetworkLabouseursaid.Labouseurdesirestoseeincreasedemphasisongraph-centricdatamanagementaddingtotraditionaltoolssuchasrelationaldatabasesmachinelearningandparallelcomputing.GraphdatabasesaresubstantiallydiferentromtodaysbigdataapproachesLabouseursaid.Mygoalistoapplythisgraph-centricapproachtoseveralotheseareas.Itsgoingtobeexciting.Dr.CarolynMatheusComputerScienceTispastJuneagroupocomputerssciencestudentsteamedupwithMariststudentsstudyingSpanishoratwo-weekstudy-abroadprogramthathadthemnotonlyseeingsightsotheDominicanRepublicbutalsoputtingthelessonstheylearnedintheclassroomtothetest.TegrouptraveledtotheCentrodeAprendizajeyDesarrolloaschoolwithlimitedresourceslocatedinthesmallvillageoCabarete.TeMariststudentsorganizedandledatechnology-educationsummercampprovidingbothmiddleschoolandhighschoolstudentswithuseultechnologyskillsthattheyhadneverthoughtaboutbeore.Dr.CarolynMatheusservedasco-advisororthegroupalongwithMaristSpanishproessorDr.KevinGaugler.Manydiferentactorsplayedintoherdecisiontostartthistypeoprogram.Ihavebeenincreasinglyinterestedindevelopingastudy-abroadexperienceorourundergraduatestudentsbecausetheyhaveneverhadonethroughourdepartmentMatheussaid.Iamalsointerestedintechnologyeducationorlowerschoolsespeciallythoseromunderprivilegedbackgrounds.Dr.AlanLabouseur