Dr. DeLaVina's
Senior Project
Students 
Department of Computer and Mathematical
Science
University of HoustonDowntown 
Completion Date 
Student Name 
Project Title and Related Activities 
May 2013 
Edgar Vasquez 
Domination Invariants of Cayley Graphs
 senior project oral presentation to the CMS department, May 2013.
 poster presentation, UHD Student Research Conference, Houston, TX, Apr.
2013.

Dec 2012 
David Amos 
On Total Domination of Graphs
 senior project oral presentation to the CMS department, Dec 2012.
 student poster presentation, MAA/AMS 2013 Joint Meeting, San Diego,
CA, Jan 2013
Other projects
 student poster presentation "The Huckel penergy
of Cycles: A Graph Theoretical Approach", UHD SCR Apr 2012.

Dec 2012 
Danielle Picklesimer 
On 2Independence in Trianglefree Graphs
 senior project oral presentation to the CMS department, Dec 2012.
Where is she now?
She received a B.S. in applied mathematics in Dec of 2012. Last known
job: Engineer Technician I, UniversalPegasus, Houston, TX. 
Dec 2012 
Iryna Dovzhuk 
On Total Domination in Trees
 senior project oral presentation to the CMS department, Dec 2012.

May 2012 
Stephanie Oliver 
Settling Conjectures of Graffiti.pc on the
2Independence Number of Bipartite Graphs
 senior project oral presentation to the CMS department, May 2012.
Where is she now?
She received a B.S. in applied mathematics in May of 2012. Last known
job: Product Manager, Computerlinks, Austin, TX. 
Dec 2010 
David Jenkins 
On
Total Domination of at Most Cubic Graphs
 senior project oral presentation to the CMS department, Dec 2010.
His
15 minute oral presentation.

May 2009 
Alicia Corazon 
On
Total Domination and CaroWei of Graphs
 senior project oral presentation to the CMS department, May 2009.
 oral presentation, Fourth Annual
Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
Sam Houston State University, Sept. 2008
 poster presentation, UHD Student Research Conference, Houston, TX, Apr.
2008.
 oral presentation, MAA Texas Section Meeting, April 2008
 project title: Total Domination in
Connected Graphs, funding from UHD's Scholar's Academy, SURP 2007. A
15 minute SURP 07 group power point report to a general audience.
Where is she now?
She received a B.S. in applied mathematics in May of 2009. Last known
job: Escrow Assistant Processor, Platinum Title Partners, Houston, TX. 
Dec. 2008 
Hooman Hemmati 
GATOR
CE (Graph Acquisition Through
Organization and Randomization for Counter Examples)
 senior project oral presentation to the CMS department, Dec 2008.
 research assistant 2008.
 Summer 2007 independent undergraduate research.

Dec. 2006 
Craig Foster 
Leafy Spanning Trees
 poster presentation: Leafy Spanning Trees, UHD
Student Research Conference
(proceedings), Houston, TX, Apr. 2006.
 poster presentation: Leafy Spanning Trees, AMS/MAA
Joint Mathematics Meeting, San Antonio, Jan. 2006.
 UHD Summer and Fall Undergraduate Research Program, Leafy Spanning Trees,
funding from NSF & ARO, U.R.P program UHD, Summer 2005 and
Fall 2005 (photo).

May 2005 
Iride Gramajo 
Lower Bounds on the Matching Number of
Bipartite Graphs
 Oral presentation:
Lower Bounds for the Matching Number of
Bipartite Graphs,
MAA Texas Section Meeting, Arlington, TX, Apr. 2005.
 Oral and poster presentation:
Lower Bounds for the Matching Number of
Bipartite Graphs, UHD
Student Research Conference, Houston, TX, Apr. 2005.
 Poster presentation:
Lower Bounds for the Matching Number of
Bipartite Graphs,
UHD Graduate School and Internship Fair
(proceedings), Houston, TX, Nov. 2004.
 (math poster award)
poster presentation:
Lower Bounds for the Matching Number of
Bipartite Graphs,
SACNAS National Conference,
Austin, TX, Oct. 2004.
Conference Abstracts Vol 1, p. 173.
 UHD Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Lower bounds on the matching
number of bipartite graphs, funding from NSF & ARO, Summer 2004
 Poster presentation: On Lower Bounds on the Independence Number,
UHD Student Research Conference
(proceedings), Houston, TX, Nov. 2003.
 Poster presentation: On Lower Bounds
on the Independence Number, SACNAS National Conference,
Albuquerque, NM, Oct. 2003.
Where is she now?
She received a B.S. in applied mathematics in May of 2005. In Fall of
2011 she received an MS in mathematics from the University
of Houston. 
May 2003 
Laura Salazar 
The Independence Number of G and
G^{2}
 Poster presentation: Independence Number of the Second Power of Connected Cubic
Graphs, 2002 Student Research Conference during the
Sigma Xi Annual Meeting, Galveston, TX, Nov.
2002.
 Poster presentation: Independence Number of the Second Power of Connected Cubic
Graphs, UHD College of Science and
Technology Student Research Conference (proceedings), Houston, TX, Nov. 2002.
 Poster
presentation: Independence Number of the Second Power of Connected Cubic
Graphs, SACNAS National Conference, Anaheim, CA, Sept.
2002.
Where is she now?
She received a B.S. in applied mathematics in May of 2003. In the
summer of 2005, she received a MSAM (Master of Science in Applied
Mathematics) from UH. 
May 2003 
Zahra Salehpoor 
Some Graph Theoretical Conjectures of
Graffiti.pc
Related Activities
 Poster presentation: Finding the Path Covering Number of a Graph
Using Graffiti.pc, 17th National Conference on Undergraduate
Research, Salt Lake City, UT, Mar. 2003.
 Poster presentation: Finding the Path Covering Number of a Graph
Using Graffiti.pc, 2002 Student Research Conference during the Sigma
Xi Annual Meeting, Galveston, TX, Nov. 2002.
 Poster presentation: Finding the Path Covering Number of a Graph
Using Graffiti.pc, UHD College of Science and
Technology Student Research Conference (proceedings), Houston, TX, Nov. 2002.
Where is she now?
She received a B.S. as a double major in applied mathematics and
computer science in May of 2003. In the summer of 2005, she received a MS
in mathematics from UH. 
Dec. 2002 
Kelly Wroblewski 
A Few Topics in Graph Theory
Related Activities
 Student oral presentation and poster presentation: A Look at
Triangles with Graffiti.pc, UHD College of Science and
Technology Student Research Conference (proceedings), Houston, TX, Nov. 2002.
 PME student oral presentation, A Look at Triangles with
Graffiti.pc, Mathfest 2002,
Burlington, VT, Aug. 2002.
 2nd place
winner of poster research competition, LSAMP Summer
Conference 2002, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos,
TX, July 2002. Poster Title: A Look at Triangles with Graffiti.pc
 Student poster presentation: Conjectures of
Graffiti.pc on the Chromatic Number of a Graph, UHD CST Student
Conference, Houston, TX, Nov. 2001.
Where is she now?
She received a B.S. in applied mathematics in December of 2002. She
taught high school mathematics at
Waltrip High School in
Houston, TX for about one year. In the spring of 2006, she received
a MS in mathematics teaching from University of Texas/Pan American, Edinburg, Texas. 
Dec. 2001 
Barbara Chervenka 
Graph Theory Graffiti/Graffiti.pc
Style
Related Activities
 Student paper, "Graffiti.pc Red Burton Style  A Student's
Perspective",
manuscript
(2002).
 Student presentation, Graffiti.pc Red Burton Style, Working
Group on ComputerGenerated Conjectures from Graph Theoretic and
Chemical Databases I, DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, Nov. 2001.
 PME student oral presentation: Exploring Graph Theory through
Conjectures of "Graffiti", Mathfest in Wisconsin, Aug.
2001.
 Student poster presentation: Exploring
Graph Theory through Conjectures of "Graffiti",
CombinaTexas 2001, Texas A&M, Mar. 2001.
Where is she now?
After receiving a B.S. in applied mathematics in December of 2001, Barbara began graduate studies at
Rice University in the fall of 2002, and is currently working on her PhD
dissertation. 
Jan. 2001 
Gwen Vastine 
Math Education for the 21st Century:
The Making of a Teacher
Related Activities
Where is she now?
After receiving a B.S. in applied mathematics in December of 2000, Gwen
began teaching middle school mathematics in Aldine ISD, and has returned
to UHD seeking certification (48) in mathematics.
