Michael Mossinghoff

Education

Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin
M.S. Stanford University
B.S. Texas A&M University

Background

My background and interests combine mathematics and computer science, and I administer the Computer Science Concentration at Davidson. Before arriving at Davidson in 2002, I taught mathematics and computer science in the Program in Computing at UCLA. I have a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.S. in computer science from Stanford University, and a B.S. in mathematics from Texas A & M University. I study analytic problems in number theory, combinatorics, and discrete geometry, often using methods that involve substantial computations.  I am an Associate Editor of Mathematics of Computation, a research journal published by the American Mathematical Society.  In 2007, I was honored to receive the Lester R. Ford Award for expository excellence from the Mathematical Association of America for an article in The American Mathematical Monthly. My courses have enhanced the department's offerings in computer science, and I administer the Computer Science Concentration.