B.S., M.S., Ph.D. University of Connecticut
My background is in the theory of computation. In addition, I administer the CTAN archive of software for the TeX typesetting system at www.ctan.org.
Courses I Teach:
- Numerical Methods
- Theory of Computing
Some of my summers in college were spent working at Perkin-Elmer in Danbury, Connecticut, in part on the Hubble Space Telescope (I never touched the mirror, I swear!). After going to UConn for much too long, I taught at Union College in Schenectady for three years and then had a year at the Groton branch of UConn and in industry, working on programs for submarines. I came to Saint Michael's in 1990.
Recent Scholarly Achievements: I co-wrote The TeX family in 2009 for the American Mathematical Society's Notices. I gave the invited address at the EuroBacho TeX 2007 conference in Tama Brodzka, Poland, on "An Experimental Upload System for CTAN."
I am the author of a Linear Algebra undergraduate textbook. Here is a downloadable copy:
Briefly, this text features standard coverage (linear reduction, vector spaces, linear maps, determinants, and eigenvalues), proves things but carefully covers the needed computations also, and has extensive exercises, all with worked-problem answers. It has been class-tested a few times, and is suitable for a person to use as a main text in a class, or as a supplemental book, or for self-study. I think it's pretty good!
Life Off Campus:
Outside Saint Michael's I like to jog, do ham radio (KE1AZ) and spend much time hacking around with Linux. My Erdös-Bacon number is 7.