Our faculty members engage in interesting research projects, many of which involve students. Recent examples of such projects include:

  • Cracking Matrix Encryption Row by Row - a research project completed by a former York College student (Katherine Millward) working with Craig Bauer, Ph.D., that was published in the journal Cryptologia.
  • Representation Theory of Finite Groups - an independent study project completed by a current York College Student (Amanda Parshall) working with Haiping Yaun, Ph.D.
  • A Classification of Quadratic Rook Polynomials - a research project conducted with current York College students (Samantha Tabackin and Alicia Velek) working with Frederick Butler, Ph.D.

Please click on the name of a faculty member below to learn more about his or her research.

  • Craig Bauer, Ph.D.
    • Research Interests:  cryptography, combinatorics
    • Craig has a deep passion for mathematics, especially cryptology, the art / science of codes and ciphers. This passion is manifest through his publishing on all aspects of the subject. Beyond journal articles, he's written the books Secret History: The Story of Cryptology and Unsolved! History's Greatest Ciphers. He's at work on another titled Discrete Mathematics: A New Approach. These books all combine the relevant mathematics with its history and include fascinating details of the lives of the men and women who made it all happen. Craig has also worked for the National Security Agency and is the editor-in-chief of the journal Cryptologia."
  • Frederick Butler, Ph.D.
    • Research Interests:  combinatorics (specifically rook theory), mathematics education
  • Lorie DeMarco
    • Research Interests: effects of implementing best practice teaching strategies
  • David Kaplan, Ph.D.
    • Research Interests:  process education, curriculum development
  • Haiping Yuan, Ph.D.
    • Research Interests:  number theory
    • Haiping has recently published several works in his primary research area: that finds relationships between irrational numbers that give special values — what are known as multiple-zeta functions. These multiple-zeta functions have recently been of particular interest in the field of physics and in the mathematics field Topology.