Dr. Daniel Joseph Galiffa
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Penn State
Erie, The Behrend College
Office |
Benson 86 Penn State
Erie, The Behrend College 4205 College Drive Erie, PA 16563 |
Phone |
814-898-6090 |
E-Mail |
EDUCATION
·
Ph.D. in
Mathematics, U. of Central Florida, May 2009
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M.S. in
Mathematics, U. of Central Florida, May 2006
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B.S. in
Mathematics with Physics Minor, Indiana U. of PA, May 2004
CURRICULUM
VITA
·
C.V.
CURRENT
SCHEDULE
FALL 2013 COURSE SYLLABI
·
Ordinary Differential Equations
(Section 1)
·
Ordinary
Differential Equations (Section 2)
·
Ordinary & Partial Differential Equations
RESEARCH
INTERESTS
·
Mathematical
Analysis:
- Classical and Quantum Hypergeometric
Orthogonal Polynomials
- Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
- Difference Equations
- Numerical Analysis
- Mathematical Biology
RESEARCH
MONOGRAPH:
· Preface
Links to purchase the Brief:
http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4614-5969-9/page/1
http://www.amazon.com/Higher-Order-Orthogonal-Polynomial-SpringerBriefs-Mathematics/dp/1461459680
APPLICATION
TO MEDICINE:
The work “Nonlocal
Modeling of Insect Borne Diseases,” listed below, appears in
Chapter 8 of “Fevers:
Types, Treatments and Health Risks,” Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2013.
Link
to purchase the book or chapter:
PUBLICATIONS
·
A Characterization of an Askey-Wilson
Difference Equation, with Boon W. Ong, to appear in the Journal of
Difference Equations and Applications.
·
An
Elementary Approach to Characterizing the Sheffer A-Type 0 Orthogonal
Polynomial Sequences, to appear in Involve.
·
Two Differential
Equations for the Linear Generating Function of the Charlier Polynomials, with
Elliot J. Blackstone*, 13, p. 60-67, 2013.
·
Nonlocal
Modeling of Insect Borne Diseases, with John R. Cannon,
in “Fevers: Types, Treatments and Health Risks,” Nova Science Publishers, Inc.,
2013.
·
On
the Higher-Order Sheffer Orthogonal Polynomial Sequences,
Springer Briefs in Mathematics, Springer, New York, 2013.
·
An
Epidemiology Model Suggested by Yellow Fever, with John R.
Cannon, Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences, 35, p. 196-206, 2012.
·
On
a Numerical Method for a Homogeneous, Nonlinear, Nonlocal, Elliptic Boundary
Value Problem, with John R. Cannon,
Journal of Nonlinear Analysis; Theory Methods and Applications, 74, no. 5, p.
1702-1713, 2011.
·
The
Sheffer B-Type 1 Orthogonal Polynomial Sequences,
Thesis (Ph.D.) University of Central Florida. 2009. 117 pp. ISBN:
978-1109-16162-5, Proquest ® LLC.
http://gradworks.umi.com/33/57/3357897.html
·
A Numerical Method for a Nonlocal Elliptic
Boundary Value Problem, with John R. Cannon,
Journal of Integral Equations and Applications, 20, no. 2, p. 243-261, 2008.
* Undergraduate student author
RESEARCH
ARTICLES
·
The Atomic Bomb (Manhattan Project)*
*In The Encyclopedia of Mathematics
and Society, published by Salem
Press and produced by Golson Media, 2011
WPSE RADIO
INTERVIEW
To disseminate some of my recent work in
Mathematical Biology and promote the Penn State Erie School of Science, the
following segments appeared on the radio station WPSE:
·
On Mathematical
Analysis & Applications
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College has now
become an official chapter of the national Mathematics honor society Pi Mu Epsilon. Pi Mu Epsilon is open to
ANY major. For induction into our chapter, students are required to:
Ø Have completed at least MATH 140 and MATH
141 (Calculus I & II) and two additional courses in mathematics, at or
above the calculus level, all of which lead to the fulfillment of the
requirements for a major in the mathematical sciences
Ø Have maintained a grade point average of at
least 3.00 in all mathematics courses that lead to the fulfillment of the
requirements for a major in the mathematical sciences
Ø Have maintained a grade point average of at
least 3.00 in all courses that lead to the fulfillment of the requirements for
an undergraduate degree
I hold the position of Permanent Faculty
Correspondent and Mr. Peter T. Olszewski, the Chapter Advisor (pto2@psu.edu).
If you meet the requirements and are interested in becoming a member, please
contact either of us.
We held our inaugural induction ceremony on
10-12-12 at the Logan House - Click here to see the Pamphlet.
CURRENT OFFICERS
President: Matt Lachesky
Vice President: Jeremiah Allshouse
Secretary: Benjamin Frances
Treasurer: Cody Colpo
Inaugural Inductees
Student Inductees:
Nicholas Barr
Timothy Burbules
Matthew Erdman
Tyler Ewing
Mark Dombrowski
Jeremy Hall
Zachary Korzi
Gabriel Kramer
Phillip Kristufek
Matthew Kwitowski
Brian McKay
Nicholas Means
Tanya Riston
Jeffrey Scavo
Clay Schuman
Jacob Shaffer
Brittany Sypin
Robert Volkin
Seth Weible
Faculty Inductees:
Dr. Daniel Galiffa
Dr. Antonio Mastroberardino
Our second Pi Mu Epsilon induction ceremony
took place on 4-27-13 in the Reed auditorium:
2013 Inductees
Student Inductees:
Gregory Adams
Jeremiah Allshouse
Katie Burbules
Cody Colpo
Benjamin Frances
Phillip Kristufek
Matt Lachesky
Mireille Mballa
Jon Moody
Kathleen Murzynski
Haley Sharp
Jarret Thompson
Stanley Tuznik
Alex Vallo
Faculty Inductees:
Paul Olson
Jennifer Ulrich
Our Alpha Beta chapter is on the ‘New
Chapter’ page:
http://www.pme-math.org/chapters/newchapters20122013.html
For more information about Pi Mu Epsilon,
see the official page: http://www.pme-math.org/
TRIANLE
FRATERNITY
I am currently a faculty advisor for the
Triangle Fraternity at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.
Here is some information for those who want
to know more:
MATHEMATICAL
GENEOLOGY
·
Daniel J.
Galiffa, Ph.D. 2009, Advisor: Mourad E.H. Ismail
·
Mourad
E.H. Ismail, Ph.D. 1974, Advisor: Waleed Al-Salam
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Waleed
Al-Salam, Ph.D. 1958, Advisor: Loenard Carlitz
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Loenard
Carlitz, Ph.D. 1930, Advisor: Howard Mitchell
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Howard
Mitchell, Ph.D. 1910, Advisor: Oswald Veblen
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Oswald
Veblen, Ph.D. 1903, Advisor: Eliakim Hastings Moore
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Eliakim
Hastings Moore, Ph.D. 1885, Advisor: H.A. Newton
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H.A.
Newton, B.S. Yale 1850, Advisor: Michel Chasles
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Michel
Chasles, Ph.D. 1814, Advisor: Simeon Poisson
·
Simeon Poisson,
Advisor: Joseph Lagrange
·
Joseph
Lagrange, Ph.D. Advisor: Leonhard Euler
Source: http://www.genealogy.ams.org
ERDÖS NUMBER:
4
Sources: http://www.oakland.edu/enp/
& http://www.ams.org/mathscinet/
EINSTEIN
NUMBER: 5
Sources: http://www.ams.org/mathscinet/
WEBSITES OF
INTEREST
·
Penn
State Erie Mathematics Department: http://psbehrend.psu.edu/school-of-science/academic-programs-1/mathematics
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Mathematical
Association of America: http://www.maa.org/
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American
Mathematical Society: http://www.ams.org/
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MathSciNet:
http://www.ams.org/mathscinet/
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The
University of Central Florida: http://www.ucf.edu/
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The Young
Mathematician’s Network: http://www.youngmath.net/
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Society
of Industrial and applied Mathematics (SIAM): http://www.siam.org/
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Kappa Mu
Epsilon: http://www.kappamuepsilon.org/
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“When
will I Ever Use Math?” http://weusemath.org/
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Behrend
Math Blog: http://www.personal.psu.edu/mar36/blogs/behrend_math_blog/
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Careers
in Mathematics (from SIAM): http://www.personal.psu.edu/axm62/siam-math-careers.pdf
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Why you can’t divide by zero: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcJRKLr68XQ
LaTeX:
·
TeXNiCenter:
http://www.texniccenter.org/
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MiKTeX: http://miktex.org/
·
The Not So Short
Introduction to LATEX2ε
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The Comprehensive LaTeX
Symbol List
PHOTO
GALLERY
MUSIC
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Dylan’s Official Webpage: http://www.bobdylan.com/
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Jeff
Beck’s Official Webpage: http://www.jeffbeck.com/
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Beck’s Unofficial Webpage: http://www.ainian.com/
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Aerosmith’s
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