Math and Computer Science

  • Mathematics:...
  • The abstract deductive science of space...
  • ...the abstract deductive science of number
  • ...the abstract deductive science of quantity
  • ...and arrangement
  • ...studied in its own right, or as applied to various branches of physics and other sciences.
  • Comupte:...
  • from Latin [com+] putare...prune,
  • from Latin [com+] putare...clean,
  • from Latin [com+] putare...settle an account,
  • from Latin [com+] putare...think over
  • from Latin [com+] putare...reflect

"Much more practical are those mental activities and reflections which have their goal in themselves and take place for their own sake." – Aristotle, "Politics"

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Clark University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Computer Science starting Fall, 2019.

 

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LEEP Projects: Math and Computer Science Majors

Syed Asad Rizvi '19, Ella Tuson '19, Breanna Desrochers '19
Project Mentor: John Magee
Simulation of Motor Impairment in Head-Controlled Pointer Fitts' Law Task
Participants with motor impairments may not always be available for research or software development testing. To address this, we propose simulation of users with motor impairments interacting with a head-controlled mouse pointer system. Simulation can be used as a temporary stand-in for research participants, and also can serve to raise awareness about ability-based interactions to a wider software development population. We evaluated our prototype system using a Fitts' Law experiment and report on the measured communication rate of our system compared to users without motor impairments and with previously a reported participant with motor impairments.

 

Michael Gaiewski '18
Project Mentor: Jackie Dresch
An Evolved Evolutionary Algorithm
Michael developed and tested and improved parameter estimation algorithm based on the principles of evolution.  Parameters are created and evaluated; the "best" are bred into new parameters, these newly bred parameters are mutated, and this process repeats until convergence criteria is met. These algorithms are being applied in Professor Dresch's Mathematical Biology Research.

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