1. K-State home
  2. »Mathematics
  3. »research
  4. » Center for the Integration
  5. »I-Center Graduate Scholars

Department of Mathematics

I-Center Graduate Scholars


With the support of the Brent P. Smith Memorial Endowment for Mathematics Enrichment, and the Evan Stewart Endowment for the Enrichment of Mathematics, the I-Center awards grants to graduate students to fund research projects under the supervision of faculty or postdoctoral fellows. Faculty and postdoctoral fellows interact with graduate students, both mentoring their research and involving the graduate students in the undergraduate research mentoring process. These student grant recipients are designated as I-Center Graduate Scholars.


2010-2011 Scholars

  • Bryan Bischof and Eric Bunch, Introduction to Representation Theory and Hyperbolic Algebras.

    Bryan and Eric are graduate student members of the research team formed by I-Center Undergraduate Scholars Ya Gao and Yuan Yan, and Professor Alexander Rosenberg.

2011-2012 Scholars

  • Vincent Pigno, Wavelet-based Methods in Digital Image Processing.

    Vincent is a graduate student member of the research team formed by I-Center Undergraduate Scholar Shane Scott and Professor Virginia Naibo.

2012-2013 Scholars

  • Bryan Bischof, Equivariant Quiver Hecke Algebras.

    Bryan is a graduate student member of the research team formed by I-Center Undergraduate Scholar Joshua Ericson and Professor Zongzhu Lin .

  • Eric Bunch, Integral Transforms with Exponential Kernels on Rings of Polynomials in a Single Variable.

    Eric is a graduate student member of the research team formed by I-Center Undergraduate Scholar Joshua Klarmann and Professor Zongzhu Lin .

  • Jodi Herbert, Technical Assistant to the I-Center Director.

    Jodi's duties include meeting with the undergraduate research scholars to teach them the basics of LaTex and guide them in the format of their research reports and presentantions.

  • Vincent Pigno, Face Recognition Techniques in Digital Image Processing.

    Vincent is a graduate student member of the research team formed by I-Center Undergraduate Scholar Fernando Roman and Professor Virginia Naibo.

2013-2014 Scholars

  • Eric Bunch, Spectral Graph Theory.

    Eric is a graduate student member of the research team formed by I-Center Undergraduate Scholar Xxx Yini and Professor Gabriel Kerr.

  • Jason Clemens, Applications of complex analysis to study of neutral holes in thin plates.

    Jason is a graduate student member of the research team formed by I-Center Undergraduate Scholar Phillip Brooks and Professor Anna Zemlyanova.

  • Vincent Pigno, Minimal heights in quadratic number fields.

    Vincent is a graduate student member of the research team formed by I-Center Undergraduate Scholar Nicholas Donohoue and Professor Christopher Pinner.

  • Vincent Pigno,  Binomial character sums modulo powers of 2.

    Vincent is a graduate student member of the research team formed by I-Center Undergraduate Scholar Joseph Sheppard and Professor Christopher Pinner.

2014-2015 Scholars

  •  Niles Armstrong, Time-Dependent Morphological Evolution of Axi-Symmetric Surfaces 

     Niles is a graduate student member of the research team formed by I-Center Undergraduate Scholar Brandon Dunn and Visiting Assistant Professor Jeremy LeCrone.

  • Ian Manly, Two-Dimensional Fluid Flow in the Presence of Vortices, Sources, and Sinks.

    Ian is a graduate student member of the research team formed by I-Center Undergraduate Scholar Demond Handley and Professor Anna Zemlyanova.

2015-2016 Scholars

  • Spencer Hobson-Gutierrez, Combinatorial Laplacians

    Spencer is a graduate student member of the research team formed by I-Center Undergraduate Scholar Anna Paczuska and Professor Gabriel Kerr.

  • Ian Manly, Two-Dimensional Fluid Flow in the Presence of Vortices, Sources, and Sinks.

    Ian is a graduate student member of the research team formed by I-Center Undergraduate Scholar Demond Handley and Professor Anna Zemlyanova.

2016-2017 Scholars

  • Joshua Brummer, Compression Techniques in Digital Image Processing

    Joshua is a graduate student member of the research team formed by undergraduates Heather Heier, Dewey Molenda and Professor Virginia Naibo.

  • Alex Thomson, Compression Techniques in Digital Image Processing

    Alex is a graduate student member of the research team formed by undergraduates Heather Heier, Dewey Molenda and Professor Virginia Naibo.

2017-2018 Scholars

  • Jacob Pichelmeyer On the Hopf-Thom Problem for Orientable Surfaces

    Jacob is a graduate student member of the research team formed by undergraduate Joshua Williams and Professor Rustam Sadykov.