L. Kelly Waters

Education & Background

Here are the courses I took as a graduate student in the Mathematical Sciences at Clemson University.

Summer 2001 - Spring 2003

MTHSC 991 - Doctoral Research with Dr. Chris Cox

Spring 2001

MTHSC 803 - Stochastic Processes with Dr. Paul Holmes
MTHSC 991 - Doctoral Research with Dr. Chris Cox

Summer & Fall 2000

MTHSC 991 - Doctoral Research with Dr. Chris Cox

Spring 2000

MTHSC 900 - Seminar in Preparing for College Teaching in the Mathematical Sciences with Dr. Joel Brawley
MTHSC 991 - Doctoral Research with Dr. Chris Cox

Fall 1999

MTHSC 983 - A Cross Disciplinary Course in Films & Fibers with Dr. Chris Cox
MTHSC 991 - Doctoral Research with Dr. Chris Cox
Summer 1999
MTHSC 991 - Doctoral Research with Dr. Chris Cox

Spring 1999

MTHSC 983 - Advanced Finite Element Method with Dr. Vincent Ervin
MTHSC 991 - Doctoral Research with Dr. Chris Cox

Fall 1998

MTHSC 983 - Finite Element Method for Partial Differential Equations with Dr. Vincent Ervin
CPSC 611 - Virtual Reality Systems with Dr. Robert Geist
MTHSC 991 - Doctoral Research with Dr. Chris Cox

Summer 1998

Departmental Comprehensive Qualifying Exams

Spring 1998

MTHSC 860 - Introduction to Scientific Computing with Dr. Chris Cox
MTHSC 813 - Advanced Linear Programming with Dr. Matthew Saltzman
MTHSC 991 - Doctoral Research

Fall 1997

MTHSC 822 - Measure Theory & Integration with Dr. Vincent Ervin
MTHSC 816 - Network Algorithms & Data Structures with Dr. Douglas Shier
MTHSC 991 - Doctoral Research

Summer 1997

MTHSC 982 - Research Assistant to Dr. M. Weichek
MTHSC 991 - Doctoral Research

Spring 1997

MTHSC 982 - Artificial Neural Networks, OOD, Plasticity & Persistence with Dr. Jim Peterson
MTHSC 982 - Research Assistant to Dr. Jim Peterson
MTHSC 805 - Data Analysis with Dr. Calvin Williams

Fall 1996

MTHSC 852 - Abstract Algebra II with Dr. J. D. Key
MTHSC 814 - Network Flows with Dr. Douglas Shier
MTHSC 865 - Data Structures with Dr. Jim Peterson

Summer 1996

MTHSC 983 - Exploring Java with Dr. Daniel Warner

Spring 1996

MTHSC 854 - Theory of Graphs with Dr. Renu Laskar
MTHSC 851 - Abstract Algebra I with Dr. J. D. Key
MTHSC 821 - Linear Analysis with Dr. Robert Fennell

Fall 1995

MTHSC 800 - Probability with Dr. K. B. Kulasekera
MTHSC 853 - Matrix Analysis with Dr. Joel Brawley
MTHSC 810 - Mathematical Programming with Dr. Warren Adams

My undergraduate work was at Armstrong State College in Savannah Georgia, USA , where I completed a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Computer Science. I am frankly amazed that so many people find these areas of study so dissimilar. It seems that an interest in C.S. somehow reduce ones interest in Math (and visa versa). I found the combination to be quite helpful. In fact, one of the most compelling reasons for me to attend Clemson's graduate school, was their emphasis on breadth of studies which allows me to continue my studying both Math and C.S.

Here are the classes I took at Armstrong State College (now called Armstrong Atlantic State University).

Spring 1995

C S 326 Operating Systems I
CHE 128 General Chemistry I & Lab
HIS 115 Western Civilization II
MAT 402 Advanced Calculus II
Winter 1995
C S 490 Object Oriented Programming, C++
MAT 401 Advanced Calculus I
PHY 218 Electromagnetism & Light
Fall 1994
HIS 251 Early American History
C S 400 Programming Seminar
HIS 114 Western Civilization I
MAT 311 Abstract Algebra
MAT 400 Putnam Seminar
PHY 217 Mechanics
Spring 1994
C S 481 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
MAT 321 Mathematical Statistics
MAT 342 Differential Equations II
Winter 1994
C S 312 Algorithms
C S 497 Internship
MAT 341 Differential Equations I
MAT 353 Numerical Analysis
Fall 1993
C S 400 Programming Seminar
C S 496 Internship
MAT 336 Modern Geometry
MAT 400 Putnam Seminar
MAT 416 Theory of Numbers
Spring 1993
ENG 372 Technical & Business Writing
MAT 490 Combinatorics & Graph Theory
Winter 1993
C S 305 Computer Systems
MAT 260 Introduction to Mathematical Proofs
Fall 1992
C S 342 Comparative Languages
C S 400 Programming Seminar
MAT 216 Linear Algebra
MAT 400 Putnam Seminar
POS 113 American Government
Summer 1992
C S 411 Data Communication & Networking
ECO 201 Principles of Economics I
Spring 1992
C S 308 Introduction to File Processing
C S 496 Internship
MAT 309 Multivariable Calculus II
Winter 1992
C S 231 Programming in Cobol
MAT 208 Multivariable Calculus I
Fall 1991
C S 301 Assembly & Computer Organization
C S 400 Programming Seminar
ENG 201 Selections from World Literature
Summer 1991
MAT 207 Calculus II
MUS 200 Introduction to Music Literature
Spring 1991
C S 242 Advanced Pascal
ENG 102 Composition II
MAT 265 Discrete Math
Winter 1991
C S 141 Introduction to Pascal
MAT 206 Calculus I
Fall 1990
ENG 101 Composition
Mat 103 Pre-Calculus

While attending Armstrong, I worked for about two years as an intern for Fort Howard Corporation at their Savannah River Mill site. During that time, I designed, implemented, and wrote supporting documentation for programs to generate quality control reports for Finished Products, Base Paper Production, and Finish Stock. Of all the programs I wrote, the most interesting set analyzes Waste Water Treatment Plant data and provides reports/advice on plant operations.

If you think Math and C.S. have little in common, then you will really be surprised by what I did before attending college - I ran a small drywall subcontracting company for about 12 years. During this time, I installed drywall in approximately 1100 homes and commercial buildings in Savannah GA, Brunswick GA, Hilton Head Island SC and the surrounding areas. I particularly enjoyed working in houses on The Landings on Skidaway Island, Dutch Island, Sea Island, Hilton Head Plantation, Sea Pines, Wexford, etc..., as they tended to be somewhat more challenging in design.

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