# Announcing the 13th Annual

`Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology `

## Conference on Undergraduate Mathematics

**Friday and Saturday, March 15th and 16th, 1996**

on the Rose-Hulman campus in Terre Haute, Indiana

### Featuring Invited Speakers

**Professor Richard Brualdi , University of Wisconsin-Madison**

who will be speaking on

*Rooks on Boards, Permanents and Determinants, and a Computationally Intractable
Problem,* and

*Majorization (Averaging) and Doubly Stochastic Matrices*.

**Professor Steve Lalley, Purdue University**

who will be speaking on

*The Mathematics of Card Shuffling.*

**Richard A. Brualdi** received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University (1964).
He was a National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council Fellow at the
National Bureau of Standards (1964-65). He has been on the faculty of the University
of Wisconsin-Madison since 1965 where he is currently Professor and Chair of
the Department of Mathematics. In 1986 he was the recipient of the 'Chancellor's
Award for Excellence in Teaching.'

Professor Brualdi is a member of the AMS, the MAA, the SIAM, the IEEE, the
International Linear Algebra Society and the Institute of Combinatorics and
its Applications. His research interests include matrix theory, combinatorics,
graph theory, and coding theory. He is the author of the books 'Introductory
Combinatorics', 'Combinatorial Matrix Theory' and 'Matrices Sign-Solvable Linear
Systems'.

**Steve Lalley** is a member of the Department of Statistics at Purdue
University. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University (1980). Prior to
his present position he taught at Columbia University. His interests include
probability, dynamical systems and geometry.

**CALL FOR PAPERS**: **Undergraduate students are encouraged to submit
abstracts of papers, in any area of the mathematical sciences, for presentation.
Faculty are encouraged to suggest to their students that the mathematics
conference at Rose-Hulman would be an appropriate place to present a talk
on a topic of interest to the student.**

### For more information, contact:

**Dr. Nacer E. Abrouk **

Department of Mathematics, Box 138

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Terre Haute, IN 47803

**phone:** (812)- 877-8124

**fax: **(812)-877-3198

**e-mail: ** Abrouk@Nextwork.Rose-Hulman.EDU