

John Andersen
Indianapolis, Indiana
B.S. in Mathematics, 1978
Senior Research Fellow at Eli Lilly & Co
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Following graduation at Rose, I picked up an M.S. from the University of Minnesota
and spent 3 years teaching mathematics & statistics at the University of Wisconsin  Platteville.
I returned to Minnesota, received a Ph.D. in Statistics, and then accepted a postion at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis.


Joel Atkins
Chicago, Illinois
B.S. in Mathematics, 1990
Actuary
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After graduating from Rose and receiving my Ph.D. in statistics from UC Berkeley,
I have held a number of positions such as a statistician with the Yucca Mountain Project,
a DOE project studying the viability of burying high level nuclear waste under Yucca
Mountain, in the Nevada Test Site, a postdoc with chemists on nuclear magnetic resonance
at Cornell, an actuary with Allstate Insurance, and currently an actuary with Zurich
 a commercial insurance company.


Bruce Baker
Longwood, Florida
B.S. in Mathematics, 1963
Works for Servos
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Many of the guys I work with use fairly sophisticated mathematics in their work: Finite
element models for structures, motor analysis, and thermal analysis. Calculation
of performance of electrooptical systems including infrared cameras.


Phillip Banet
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
B.S. in Mathematics, 1991
Actuary for Allstate Insurance
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As I entered RoseHulman all those years ago, I was like most students. I had
declared myself to be an Electrical Engineering major and obviously selected Rose since
it was the very best place to get an engineering degree. However, after a year at Rose,
I figured out that it was really the mathematics that I was interested in. So,
at the start of my sophomore year, I changed my major to math. At the time, I
didn't really know what I was going to do with it. Just figured I'd probably
go to grad school and end up teaching, I guess.


Stacey Bowling
Chandler, Arizona
B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics, 1989
Student in Ph.D. Mathematics programs at Arizona State University
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I was a 1989 graduate of RHIT, with BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Mathematics. In
most of the positions I held, the specific mathematics I learned at RoseHulman wasn't
used daily, but the rigorous way of thinking that I developed at Rose definitely was
critical to my success. I am now in the Mathematics PhD program at Arizona State
University, where I hope to finish in 2009.


Bob Burger
Indianapolis, Indiana
B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics, 1991
Software Engineer at Beckman Coulter, Inc.
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At RoseHulman I doublemajored in computer science and mathematics, and I went on
to earn my PhD in computer science from Indiana University. At both schools I took
a lot of math courses across a broad spectrum of topics, and I enjoyed all of them.
Since graduate school I have worked as a software engineer for a laboratory automation
company, SAGIAN, part of Beckman Coulter. I particularly love the challenge of applying
mathematics to make complex robotic systems that efficiently automate repetitive processes.


Erich Friedman
Orange City, Florida
B.S. in Mathematics, 1987
Professor of Mathematics at Stetson University
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I started Rose as a math and computer science major, but quickly found I enjoyed math more. I took every math
course I could at Rose, plus several independent studies. More than half the courses I took at Rose were math! I was
fortunate to have two research experiences:
one in Duluth working on graph theory and group theory, and one with Dr. Gary Sherman at Rose working on cwatsets.


Jim Freudenberg
Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.S. in Mathematics and Physics, 1978
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of Michigan
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When I graduated from Rose, a lot of the job openings for Math majors were for programmers,
which didn't interest me. Professor Roger Lautzenheiser suggested I tell interviewers
that I was interested in control systems, an area of engineering that uses a lot of
math. Using that advice I was able to get a job with RockwellCollins, working on the
design of aircraft navigation algorithms. I soon applied to graduate school at the
University of Illinois, where I graduated in 1984 with an MS and PhD in electrical
engineering, and a specialty in feedback control theory.


Marshall Goldsmith
Rancho Santa Fe, California
B.S. in Mathematics, 1970
Executive Advisor
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I help leaders achieve positive, measurable change in behavior: for themselves, their
people and their teams. Much of my work involves measuring the impact of my work. This
is somewhat unusual for someone in the field of behavioral change. My math background
has given me a more rigorous view of change than many other people in my field  who
seldom measure the impact of what they do.


Tad Hurst
San Diego, California
B.S. in Mathematics, 1978
Vice President, Chief Technical Officer of ChemNavigator.com
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As I entered graduate school at the University of Illinois, my background in mathematics
became highly important. I was in a research group that studied, among other
things, the kinetic analysis of chemical reactions using pulsedlaser spectroscopy. The
task of analysis involves mathematical modeling of the concentration of key reactants
and products over time  this is a pure application of differential equations.


Rex Joyner
Ft. Wayne, Indiana
B.S. in Physics and Mathematics, 1980
Professor of Physics, Indiana Institute of Technology
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My career interest in college was as a Physics major, but I discovered that the amount
of extra work involved in obtaining a second degree in Math was not prohibitive, so
I did so. I then attended graduate school in Physics, and having that extensive Math
background helped a lot.


Timothy Kilbourn
Santa Clara, California
B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science, 2001
Software Engineer for Google
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I studied both mathematics and computer science at RoseHulman, and I have
had the opportunity to use both since. I spent a year as an engineer at Software Engineering
Professionals in Carmel, IN before going to graduate school at the University of Illinois.


James Kuzmanovich
WinstonSalem, North Carolina
B.S. in Mathematics, 1965
Professor of Mathematics at Wake Forest University
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I graduated from Rose in 1965 and immediately went on to graduate school at the University of WisconsinMadison
where I received my Ph.D. in mathematics. Graduate school was a challenge, but Rose had prepared me well.
It is ironic that after graduating from an engineering school such as Rose, that my research area (noncommutative) algebra is
one of the most abstract in mathematics.


Kyle Lacey
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
B.S. in Mathematics and Economics, 1999
Senior Systems Engineer at RockwellCollins
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I moved to southern California in April 2000, working for Raytheon. Worked on a number
of classified projects. For the most part, I liked to say that I built radars for fighter
jets. Radars use a *ton* of signal processing algorithms as well as "intelligentsystems" sorts
of things. I didn't know much of that upon graduating, but my education at Rose enabled
me to learn very quickly.


Adrian Lawhorn
Indianapolis, Indiana
B.S. in Mathematics, 1988
Owner of Wizard Sports
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After graduating from RoseHulman in 1988, I began a career path that is fairly common
among those of us with Mathematics degrees. Through most of the years 19881995, I
worked in the computer programming/systems analysis field. The big "breakthrough",
and unusual part of my career path, began in late 1995. Always being a big sports
fan, I began to develop some ideas for sportsrelated businesses on the internet.


Matt Lepinski
Cambridge, Massachusetts
B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics, 2000
Scientist for BBN
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I got a double major in Math and Computer Science and went on to get a PhD in Cryptography
(a discipline that sits between mathematics and computer science) at MIT. I currently
work as a scientist for BBN, a company in Cambridge, MA that does research and developement
work for the U.S. government (mostly DARPA).


Trevis Litherland
Atlanta, Georgia
B.S. in Mathematics, 1993
Graduate student in Mathematics at Georgia Tech
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After graduating in 1989, I found my way to RoseHulman,
where I spent the first quarter needlessly worrying about flunking out, and the remainder
letting the grades take care of themselves. My junior year abroad at the University
of Limerick in Ireland also turned out to be a wonderful experience, as did some summer
REU programs at UTKnoxville and at FSU. From RoseHulman I moved on to Georgia Tech,
where I picked up my Master’s Degree in Mathematics in 1995. After a couple
more years at Tech, I decided to instead enter the work force and see how I could use
my mathematical background in the “real world”.


Elaine Mahler
Iowa City, Iowa
B.S. in Mathematics, 2000
Graduate student at the University of Iowa
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I have been studying for the actuarial exams since 2002. I
have passed exams 1 and 2, but do not yet have a position.
I am currently attending courses at the University of Iowa
to help me study for further exams.


Graeme Mason
Verona, Wisconsin
B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics, 2004
Technical Support for Customers at Epic Systems
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I decided to go to RoseHulman because it was relatively local, and offered a great
environment to learn when compared to big schools like Purdue. I enrolled as a Computer
Science major but soon changed to Electrical Engineering. After really enjoying
Calculus III, I decided to keep taking math classes until I had a double major.


Ron McClintic
Minneapolis, Minnesota
B.S. in Mathematics, 1981
Self employed – Remodeling Company
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My math background has served me well in so many areas it is hard to explain. When
I graduated, in 81, the economy was in disarray. Not even the Marine Corp needed me.
I was forced to take an entry level job as a manger at a Wendy's. But hey, I was single
and it was in New Orleans so there were fringe benefits.


Bill McKenna
Indianapolis, Indiana
B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics, 2002
Patent Attorney
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After graduating from RoseHulman with B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics in
2002, I entered Law school at Indiana University (Bloomington) and graduated in 2005. Prior
to joining Woodard Emhardt (Indianapolis, Indiana) as a patent attorney, I was a software
engineer for a large digital video processing corporation.


Donald Metzler
Sunnyvale, California
B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics, 2002
Information Retrieval Researcher at Yahoo
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I graduated from Rose in 2002 (double major CS/MA). The mathematical education that
I received at Rose was invaluable to me during my graduate career and will continue
to be valuable as I join the work force. I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Computer
Science Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and am currently supported
by a Microsoft Live Labs graduate fellowship. My research is focused on both theoretical
and practical information retrieval problems. I expect to complete my Ph.D. during
the summer of 2007. Upon graduation, I will join Yahoo Research in Sunnyvale, CA as
a Researcher.


Rick Mohr
Columbus, Ohio
B.S. in Physics and Mathematics, 1996
Systems Developer at the Ohio Supercomputer Center
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After graduating from RoseHulman, I attended the Ohio State University for graduate school.
I obtained my PhD in Physics in 2003. As part of the theoretical nuclear physics group, I did research
in quantum mechanical threebody systems. A large part of this research involved numerically computing
solutions to integral equations. As I learned the necessary computer/programming skills to perform the
calculations, I discovered that I enjoyed my work with computers more than the theoretical physics I was doing.


Paul Newton
Mattawan, Michigan
B.S. in Mathematics, 1967
Director of General Toxicology at MPI Research, Inc.
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During my senior year in high school I knew that I like mathematics and biology but I didn’t know
which I liked better, or into which career path I should go. Being accepted at Rose Poly helped me make that
decision. After four years at Rose taking both mathematics and many engineering courses I had a BS in mathematics
but I also knew that I liked “hands on” and not the theoretical. At that time Dr. Robert Arthur started a graduate
Biomedical Engineering program at Rose and there was my answer – mathematics, engineering, and biology too.


Paul Nystrom
Segundo, California
B.S. in Mathematics, 1974
Works for The Aerospace Corporation
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After graduation from RoseHulman, I entered a fellowship program at Old Dominion
University to get a Master's degree in mechanical engineering. Since then, I've worked
for several organizations (NASA, GTE, et al.) and have been at The Aerospace
Corporation (www.aero.org) for nearly 25 years.
I am out in California where very few have heard of RoseHulman. ;)


Wolfang Pelz
Akron, Ohio
B.S. in Mathematics, 1971
Chair of the Computer Science Department at The University of Akron
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I graduated from Rose Polytechnic Institute (not RoseHulman then) in 1971. I had
encountered statistics as a junior and really enjoyed it, so decided to go to graduate
school at Virginia Tech pursuing a PhD in Statistics. My solid mathematics background
from Rose gave me the skills and knowledge to be successful in that program and, after
a two year side trip working for BF Goodrich in Akron, Ohio, I was awarded my doctorate
in 1977.


Tony Ragucci
College Station, Texas
B.S. in Physics and Mathematics, 1996
Senior Research Scientist at Lynntech, Inc.
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I graduated from Rose in the Spring of 1996 with a double major in Physics and Math
and a minor in Philosophy. From there, I went to Pennsylvania State University where
I obtained my Masters in Physics in 1999 and then on to The Ohio State University where
I obtained my Ph.D. in Physicsin 2004. Since that time, I have been employed
at Lynntech, Inc., a research and development company of about 140 people working in
a broad range of new technology areas. I am currently a Senior Research Scientist,
there, and the Sensor Program Coordinator.


Eric Reyes
Raleigh, North Carolina
B.S. in Mathematics and Economics, 2006
Graduate Student at North Carolina State University
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I graduated from RoseHulman in 2006 with a BS in Mathematics and Economics. After
four years of Rose, I did what my roommates considered insane…signed up for
another five years of school!
When I began at Rose, graduate school was the last thing on my mind. Now, here I am – a
second year graduate student in the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State
University.


Steve Richey
Aurora, Illinois
B.S. in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, 1977
Capital Projects Manager
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Being a double major with mathematics and engineering, my career path has been a bit different
than many mathematics majors. In reality, my professional work has not focused on traditional areas of theoretical
mathematics or mechanical engineering (machine design, etc.). Rather, it's been more the application of a thought
process for the systemic planning of "projects". These "projects" have been capital investments for the building of
manufacturing facilities for the (chemical) process industry.


Eric Schwarz
Denver, Colorado
B.S. in Mathematics and Mathematical Economics, 1985
Independent SAP Software Consultant
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I graduated from Rose in 1985 with a degree in Mathematics and Mathematical Economics
with a Technical Translator's certificate in German. I was fortunate to be tapped
to be one of the first people that the old Arthur Andersen firm hired from Rose. I
went to work in the Chicago World Headquarters office in an internal support group
that interfaced to third party software vendors.


Jerod Weinman
Grinnell, Iowa
B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics, 2001
Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Grinnell College
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After leaving Rose with a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics,
I got a PhD in CS on machine learning and computer vision.
Although my advanced degrees are in CS, most of the work I do is in mathematical modeling.


Dean Willman
Indianapolis, Indiana
B.S. in Mathematics, 1974
Actuary at Milliman
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I graduated from RoseHulman in 1974 and since have become a Member of the American
Academy of Actuaries and an Associate in the Society of Actuaries. I joined the
Indianapolis office of Milliman in 1984 with primary interests in individual life insurance,
financial reporting, and valuation of disability income products.


Floyd Yager
Northbrook, Illinois
B.S. in Mathematics, 1989
Assistant Product Vice President on the West Product Management Team and the state
manager for California for Allstate
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I received a BS in Mathematics and a minor in Economics from RoseHulman Institute
of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1989. I also earned a MBA from the University
of Illinois – Chicago. I am a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a
member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and have been active as a volunteer in
the CAS serving on continuing education and exam committees, having served as an exam
Part Chair and a General Officer of the Exam Committee.
