Dr. Anna Johnston
jannaston at gmail dot com
I am a cryptologist by trade and information theorist at heart. Beginning with a research position in the US government, then with a national laboratory, I have worked in very applied areas of discrete mathematics. These areas included cryptology, data compression and their interaction, extreme multiprecision arithmetic, bioinformatics (how does RNA's error correction work?) and back to cryptology. Besides government and national laboratories, I have worked in private industry and academia
The ta-yen (otherwise known as the Chinese remainder theorem) and the continuation of calculus in high school are two areas not to bring up with me unless you'd like to talk for a while.
Ph.D. (Math/Information Security) Royal Holloway College, University of London.
M.S. (Operations research/Mathematical Optimization) George Washington University;
B.S. (Math) Washington State University;
I also have a strong interest in mathematical education. I believe more emphasis on discrete mathematics from primary levels up is essential to improving mathematics education. There are several reasons for this:
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