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Ping Zhang
Professor of Mathematics & Distinguished Faculty Scholar


RESEARCH

Research Interests: Graph Theory, Algebraic Combinatorics, Hyperplane Arrangements, Combinatorial Topology, and Finite Geometry, Number Theory.

Biography on Wikipedia --- Publications in MathSciNet


BOOKS


DOCTORAL STUDENTS

  • Current Students

    • Jamie Hallas, Extremal Problems on Induced Graph Colorings. WMU. Dissertation Defended on December 3, 2019.

    • Bethel McGrew, Primality and Planarity in Graph Labelings. WMU. In Progress.

  • Past Students -- Mathematics Genealogy Project

    • Drake Olejniczak, Variations in Ramsey Theory. WMU. Dissertation Defended on October 24, 2018.

    • Nasreen Almohanna, Uniformly Connected Graphs. WMU. Dissertation Defended on August 15, 2018.

    • Mohra Abdullah Alqahtani, Generalized Line Graphs. WMU. Dissertation Defended on June 20, 2018.

    • Alexis Byers, Graceful Colorings and Connection in Graphs WMU. Dissertation Defended on April 18, 2018.

    • Ian Hart, Induced Graph Colorings WMU. Dissertation Defended on March 29, 2018.

    • Khawlah Hamad Alhulwah, Structures of Derived Graphs. WMU. Dissertation Defended on October 13, 2017.

    • Stephen Devereaux, Color-Connected Graphs and Information-Transfer Paths. WMU. Dissertation Defended on September 7, 2017.

    • Zhenming Bi, Highly Hamiltonian Graphs and Digraphs. WMU. Dissertation Defended on October 25, 2016.

    • Elliot Laforge, Chromatic Connectivity of Graphs. WMU. Dissertation Defended on April 14, 2016.

    • Daniel Johnston, Edge Colorings of Graphs and Their Applications. WMU. Dissertation Defended on April 21, 2015.

    • Chira Lumduanhom, Modular Monochromatic Colorings, Spectra and Frames in Graphs. WMU, Dissertation Defended on April 24, 2014.

    • Eric Andrews, On Eulerian Irregularity and Decompositions in Graphs. WMU, Dissertation Defended on January 24, 2014.

    • Bryan Phinezy, Variations on a Graph Coloring Theme. WMU, Dissertation Defended on May 18, 2012

    • Ryan Jones, Modular and Graceful Edge Colorings of Graphs. WMU, Dissertation Defended on April 28, 2011

    • Kyle Kolasinski, Hamiltonicity and Connectivity in Distance-Colored Graphs. WMU, Dissertation Defended on April 21, 2011

    • Futaba Fujie, Measures of Traversability in Graphs. WMU, Dissertation Defended on April 19, 2007.

    • Henry Escuadro, Detectable Colorings of Graphs. WMU, Dissertation Defended on January 26, 2006.

    • Ralucca Gera, Stratification and Domination in Graphs and Digraphs. WMU, Dissertation Defended on November 9, 2004.

    • Varaporn Saenpholphat, Resolvability in Graphs. WMU, Dissertation Defended on April 11, 2002.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2005 - Present Professor, Western Michigan University.
2000 - 2005 Associate Professor, Western Michigan University.
1996 - 2000 Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University.
1995 - 1996 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Texas at El Paso.

EDUCATION

1995 Ph.D. in Mathematics, Michigan State University, USA.
Area: Algebraic Combinatorics
Thesis: Subposets of Boolean Algebras
Advisor: Professor Bruce E. Sagan.

1989 MA. in Mathematics, Jordan University, Amman, Jordan.
Area: Algebra (Ring Theory)
Thesis: On Elementary Divisor Rings and Hermite Rings
Advisor: Professor Hasan Al-Ezeh.

HOW TO REACH ME


https://sites.google.com/site/pingzhang2357/
Last modified: January  2020