Mort Seddighin

Mort Seddighin

IU East Faculty News and Notes

IU East Faculty News and Notes

NSM faculty collaborate to publish findings for use of phylogenic species identification
School of Natural Science and Mathematics faculty members Markus Pomper, Dale Beach and Mike Foos (emeritus); IU East B.S. in Biology graduate and former laboratory coordinator, Nickie May; and co-authors Don Ruch, from Ball State University, and Kathy Sheehan, from the University of Colorado, received notification that their paper, “Phylogeny of Pilobolaceae,” has been accepted for publication and will appear in an upcoming issue of Mycologia. This paper re-describes a family of fungi and proposes the use of phylogenic species identification to distinguish among isolates of the genus Pilobolus more accurately. This publication represents the culmination of a multi-year collaboration utilizing the laboratory facilities at IU East.

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Mathematician’s research is known worldwide

Mathematician’s research is known worldwide

There is always work for Mort Seddighin. A student calls to ask about a textbook for an online class. On his desk, there are dozens of papers laying nearby.

He picks up a bundle of stapled papers between his pointer finger and thumb to show that even though classes have just started for the semester, he has work to do.  “I have this stack of papers to referee for journals,” Seddighin said.

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IU East faculty, staff presented with awards for service

IU East faculty, staff presented with awards for service

Indiana University East recognized several faculty and staff with awards for their service to the university during the Honors Convocation ceremony held April 15.

Chancellor Nasser Paydar and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Larry Richards presented the following IU East faculty with awards during the program.

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IU East News and Notes

IU East News and Notes

Mathematics Professor Publishes New Theory in Paper
A new mathematical theory titled, “Slant Antieigenvalue Theory” developed by Mort Seddighin, IU East professor of mathematics, and professor Karl Gustafson of the University of Colorado-Boulder, was presented in a lengthy paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Linear Algebra and Applications. LAA is one of the top referred international journals in mathematics published by Elsevier.

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IU East News and Notes

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Mathematics professor invited to present at conference
Mort Seddighin, professor of mathematics, has been invited to present a talk during the 2009 Midwest Optimization Conference on Saturday, October 17, at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
The presentation is “Some Techniques of Matrix Optimization.” Seddighin is using a lemma, which he discovered, to analytically solve the “Distribution of Search Effort” problem. This problem, which is among famous research allocation problems in operations research, has applications in the military.

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IU East News and Notes

IU East News and Notes

ADA conferences being held at IU East
IU East is one of seven state-wide sites to host all 12 sessions of the ADA Audio conference this year. The conferences will be held the third Tuesday of each month in Whitewater Hall, room 119. The November Audio Conference, “Everything You Need to Know about the Enforcement of the ADA but Were Afraid to Ask,” will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18.

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