Education
Ph.D. Mathematics 19861990 Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
M.S. Applied Math. 19821984 Beijing University of Science and Tech., China
B.S. Mathematics 19781981 Wuhan University of Technology, China
Professional Experience
University of North Carolina Charlotte
Visiting Associate Professor, August 1996 – July 1997
Associate Professor, August 1997 – June 2003
Professor, July 2003 –
Department Chair, July 2012 –
Kennesaw State University
Assistant Professor, 1990 – 1994
Associate Professor, 1995 – 1996
External Grants
 PI, NSF Grant DMS1016460 (2010–2013).
 PI, NSF Grant DMS0920880 (2009–2013).
 PI, NSF Grant DMS0712958 (2007–2010).
 PI, NSF Grant DMS0310562 (2003–2006).
Publications

WritheLike Invariants Of Alternating Links, Y. Diao and V. Pham. Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, accepted 01/2021.

Configurations of DNA cages based on plane graphs and vertex junctions, X. Cheng and Y. Diao. J. Phys. A: Math. Theor., 53 395601, 2020.

Invariants of Rational Links Represented by Reduced Alternating Diagrams, Y. Diao, C. Ernst and G. Hetyei. SIAM J. Discrete Math, 34(3), 1944–1968, 2020.

Braid Index Bounds Ropelength from Below, Y. Diao. Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, 29 (4) 2050019, 2020. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0218216520500194.

Characterizing the topology of kinetoplast DNA using random knotting, P. Liu, R. Polischuk, Y. Diao and J. Arsuaga. Contemporary Mathematics, 746 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/ 10.1090/conm/746/15000.

The braid index of DNA double crossover polyhedral links, X. Cheng and Y. Diao. PLOS One, published online February 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0228855.

The Braid Index of Reduced Alternating Links, Y. Diao, G. Hetyei and P. Liu. Math. Proc. Cambridge Phil. Soc., 168 (3) (2020), 415–434. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/ S0305004118000907.

The Ropelengths of Knots Are Almost Linear in Terms of Their Crossing Numbers, Y. Diao, C. Ernst, A. Por and U. Ziegler. Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, 28 (14), 1950085, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1142/S0218216519500858.

The HOMFLY Polynomial of Links in Closed Braid Form, P. Liu, Y. Diao and G. Hetyei. Discrete Mathematics 342(1), 190–200, 2019.

Estimating properties of kinetoplast DNA by fragmentation reactions, L. Ibrahim, P. Liu, Y. Diao, M. Klingbeil and J. Arsuaga. J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 52 034001, 2018.

Average crossing number and writhe of knotted random polygons in confinement, Y. Diao, C. Ernst, E. Rawdon and U. Ziegler. Reactive and Functional Polymers 131 430–444, 2018.

Total curvature and total torsion of knotted random polygons in confinement, Y. Diao, C. Ernst, E. Rawdon and U. Ziegler. J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 51 154002, 2018.

Relative frequencies of alternating and nonalternating prime knots and composite knots in random knot spaces, Y. Diao, C. Ernst, E. Rawdon and U. Ziegler. Experimental Mathemat ics. 27(4) 454–471, 2018.

The effect of volume exclusion on the formation of DNA minicircle networks: implications to kinetoplast DNA, Y. Diao, K. Hinson, Y. Sun and J. Arsuage. J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 48 (2015): 435202.

Orientation of DNA minicircles balances density and topological complexity in kinetoplast DNA, Y. Diao, V. Rodriguez, M. Klingbeil and J. Arsuaga. PLOS ONE 10(6): e0130998. doi: 10.1371 (June 2015).

Generating random walks and polygons with stiffness in confinement, Y. Diao, C. Ernst, S. Saarinen and U. Ziegler. J. Phys. A: Math. Theor, 48(9) (2015): 095202.

Random walks and polygons in tight confinement, Y. Diao, C. Ernst and U. Ziegler. Journal of Physics Conference Series, 544, (2014): 012017.

Properties of Topological Networks of Flexible Polygonal Chains, J. Arsuaga, Y. Diao, M. Klingbeil, V. Rodriguez. Molecular Based Mathematical Biology 2(1) 98–106 (2014).

The Knot Spectrum of Confined Random Equilateral Polygons, Y. Diao, C. Ernst, A. Mon temayor, E. Rawdon and U. Ziegler. Molecular Based Mathematical Biology 2(1) 19–33 (2014).

Relative Tutte Polynomials of Tensor Products of Colored Graphs, Y. Diao and G. Hetyei. Combinatorics Probability and Computing, 22(6), 801–828 (2013).

Percolation phenomena in disordered topological networks, V. Rodriguez, Y. Diao and J. Arsuaga. Journal of Physics Conference Series 454, (2013): 012070.

Curvature of random walks and random polygons in confinement, Y. Diao, C. Ernst, A. Montemayor and U. Ziegler. J. Phys. A: Math. Theor, 46(28), (2013): 285201.

Generating equilateral random polygons in confinement III, Y. Diao, C. Ernst, A. Montemayor and U. Ziegler. J. Phys. A: Math. Theor, 45(46), (2012): 465003.

Generating equilateral random polygons in confinement II, Y. Diao, C. Ernst, A. Montemayor and U. Ziegler. J. Phys. A: Math. Theor, 45(27), (2012): 275203.

Nullification of Knots and Links, Y. Diao, C. Ernst and A. Montemayor. J Knot Theory Ramification, 21(6) doi: 10.1142/S0218216511009984 (2012).

Bounds for the minimum step number of knotsconfined to slabs in the simple cubic lattice, R. Scharein, K. Ishihara, J. Arsuaga, K. Shimokawa, Y. Diao and M. Vazquez. J. Phys. A: Math. Theor, 45(6), (2012): 065003.

The growth of minicircle networks on regular lattices, Y. Diao, K. Hinson and J. Arsuaga,. J. Phys. A: Math. Theor 45(3), (2012): 035004.

The effect of angle restriction on the topological characteristics of minicircle networks, J. Arsuaga, Y. Diao and K. Hinson. Journal of Statistical Physics, 146(2), 434–445 (2012).

The effects of minicircle density on the topological structure of the mitochondrial DNA from trypanosomes, J. Arsuaga, Y. Diao, K. Hinson and R. Kaplan. Journal of Mathematical Biology, 64(6), 1087–1108 (2012).

The Linearity of the Ropelengths of Conway Algebraic Knots in Terms of Their Crossing Numbers, Y. Diao, C. Ernst and U. Ziegler. Kobe Journal of Mathematics, 28, 1–19 (2011).

Corrigendum for “Generating equilateral random polygons in confinement”, Y. Diao, C. Ernst, A. Montemayor and U. Ziegler. J. Phys. A: Math. Theor, 44(44), (2011): 449501.

Generating equilateral random polygons in confinement, Y. Diao, C. Ernst, A. Montemayor and U. Ziegler. J. Phys. A: Math. Theor, 44(40), (2011): 405202.

On selementary Super Frame Wavelets and their Pathconnectedness, Y. Diao and Z. Li. Acta Applicanda Mathematicae, 116(2), 157–171 (2011).

On the Mean and Variance of the Writhe of Random Polygons, J. Portillo, J. Arsuaga, Y. Diao, R. Scharein and M. Vazquez. J. Phys. A: Math. Theor, 44(27), (2011): 275004.

A Tuttestyle Proof of Brylawski’s Tensor Product Formula, Y. Diao, G. Hetyei and K. Hinson. The European Journal of Combinatorics, 32(6), 775–781 (2011).

Modeling of Chromosome Intermingling by Partially Overlapping Uniform Random Polygons, T. Blackstone, R. Scharein, B. Borgo, R. Varela and J. Arsuaga. Journal of Mathematical Biology, 62(3) 371–389 (2011).

The PathConnectivity of MRA Wavelets in L2(Rd), Zhongyan Li, Xingde Dai, Y. Diao and Wei Huang. Illinois Journal of Mathematics, 54(2), 601–620 (2010).

On the Direct Path Problem of selementary Frame Wavelets, X. Dai, Y. Diao and X. Guo. Science of China Mathematics, 53(12), 3187–3196 (2010).

The mean squared writhe of alternating random knot diagrams, Y. Diao, C. Ernst, K. Hinson and U. Ziegler. J. Phys. A: Math. Theor 43, doi: 10.1088/17518113/43/49/495202 (2010). An IOP Select paper.

Intrinsic selementary Parseval Frame Multiwavelets in L2(Rd), Zhongyan Li, Xingde Dai and Y. Diao. Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 367(2), 677–684 (2010).

Multipliers, Phases and Connectivity of Wavelets in L2(R2), Y. Diao, Zhongyan Li, Xingde Dai, Y. Diao and Jianguo Xin. Journal of Fourier Analysis and Applications 16(2), 155–176 (2010).

Relative Tutte Polynomials for Colored Graphs and Virtual Knot Theory, Y. Diao and G. Hetyei. Combinatorics, Probability and Computing 19, 343–369 (2010).

Generating 4regular Hamiltonian Plane Graphs, O. Ascigil, Y. Diao, C. Ernst, D. High and U. Ziegler. Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing 73, 103–126 (2010).

Colored Tutte polynomials and composite knots, Y. Diao, G. Hetyei and K. Hinson. DMTCS Proceedings 01, 479–490 (2009).

Bounds for minimal step number of knots in the simple cubic lattice, R. Scharein, K. Ishihara, J. Arsuaga, K. Shimokawa, Y. Diao and M. Vazquez. J. Phys. A: Math. Theor 42(47), (2009): 475006.

The Growth of the Average Crossing Number of Equilateral polygons in Confinement, J. Arsuaga, Y. Diao, B. Borgo and R. Scharein. J. Phys. A: Math. Theor 42(46), (2009): 465202.

Invariants of composite networks arising as a tensor product, Y. Diao, G. Hetyei and K. Hinson. Graphs and Combinatorics 25, 273–290 (2009).

Tutte Polynomials of Tensor Products of Signed Graphs and their Applications in Knot Theory, Y. Diao, G. Hetyei and K. Hinson. Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, 18(5), 561–590 (2009).

Jones Polynomial of Knots formed by Repeated Tangle Replacement Operations, Y. Diao, C. Ernst and U. Ziegler. Topology and its Applications, 156, 2226–2239 (2009).

A Partial Ordering of Knots Through Diagrammatic Unknotting, Y. Diao, Claus Ernst and Andrzej Stasiak. Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, 18(4), 505–522 (2009).

Mathematical Methods in DNA Topology: Applications to Chromosome Organization and SiteSpecific Recombination, J. Arsuaga, Y. Diao and M. Vazques. Mathematics of DNA Structure, Function and Interactions, Springer New York, 7–36 (2009).

On Algebraic Knots I: Computatability of Their Jones Polynomials, Y. Diao, C. Ernst and U. Ziegler. Knots and softmatter physics: Topology of polymers and related topics in physics, mathematics and biology, Organizers Tetsuo Deguchi et al, YITPW0808, 20–23 (2009).

On Algebraic Knots II: An Upper Bound on Their Ropelength, Y. Diao, C. Ernst and U. Ziegler. Knots and softmatter physics: Topology of polymers and related topics in physics, mathematics and biology, Organizers Tetsuo Deguchi et al, YITPW0808, 24–27 (2009).

The PathConnectivity of sElementary Frame Wavelets with Frame MRA, Zhongyan Li, Xingde Dai and Y. Diao. Acta Applicanda Mathematicae, 107, 203–210 (2009).

A Fast Ergodic Algorithm for Generating Ensembles of Equilateral Random Polygons, R. Varela, K. Hinson, Y. Diao and J. Arsuaga. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 42 095204 (2009).

DNA Knotting in Spooling Like Conformations in Bacteriophages, J. Arsuaga and Y. Diao. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 9(34), 303–316 (2008).

Sampling Large Random Knots in a Confined Space, J. Arsuaga, Y. Diao, K. Hinson, E. Karadayi and M. Saito. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General 40 1169711711 (2007).

Total Curvature, Ropelength and Crossing Number of Thick Knots, Y. Diao and Claus Ernst. Math. Proc. Cambridge Phil. Soc. 143, 41–55 (2007).

How Complex Can a Land Suitability Map Be?, Y. Diao and W.N. Xiang. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 21(7), 747–755 (2007).

Linking of Uniform Random Polygons in Confined Spaces, J. Arsuaga, T. Blackstone, Y. Diao, E. Karadayi and M. Saito. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 40 1925–1936 (2007).

An Alternative and Surprising Solution to Olbers’ Paradox, Y. Diao and Andrzej Stasiak. International Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 2, no. 9–12, 445–449 (2007).

The PathConnectedness of selementary Tight Frame Wavelets, Xingde Dai and Y. Diao. Journal of Applied Functional Analysis 2(4), 309–316 (2007).

Tutte Polynomials of Signed Graphs and Jones Polynomials of Some Large Knots, Y. Diao, G. Hetyei and K. Hinson. Knot Theory for Scientific Objects, (Proceedings of the International Workshop on Knot Theory for Scientific Objects held in Osaka, March 8–10, 2006), Editor Akio Kawauchi. Osaka Municipal University Press. 1–16 (2007).

Ropelengths of Closed Braids, Y. Diao and Claus Ernst. Topology and its Applications 154, 491–501 (2007).

WeylHeisenberg Frame Wavelets with Basic Supports, Xunxiang Guo, Xingde Dai and Y. Diao. Contemporary Mathematics 414, 3–13 (2006).

Numerical Upper Bounds on Ropelengths of Large Physical Knots, Y. Diao, C. Ernst, R. Kavuluru and U. Ziegler. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, Vol. 39, no. 18, 4829–4843 (2006). An IOP Select paper.

Quadrisecants Give New Lower Bounds for the Ropelength of a Knot, Elizabeth Denne, Y. Diao and John Sullivan. Geometry and Topology, 10, 1–26 (2006).

From WeylHeisenberg Frames to Infinite Quadratic Forms, Xunxiang Guo, Xingde Dai and Y. Diao. International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 26, no. 3, 343–357 (2006).

Hamiltonian Cycles and Ropelengths of Conway Algebraic Knots, Y. Diao and C. Ernst, Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, Vol.15, no.1, 121–142 (2006).

The PathConnectivity of Wavelets and Frame Wavelets, Xingde Dai and Y. Diao. RIMS Kokyuroku, No. 1455 (ISSN 18802818), 36–48 (2005).

On Frame Wavelet Sets and Some Related Topics, Xingde Dai and Y. Diao. RIMS Kokyuroku, No. 1455 (ISSN 18802818), 106–119 (2005).

The Growth Rate of Some Deficiency Zero Knot Classes, Y. Diao and C. Ernst, International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 23, no. 4, 437–450 (2005).

Scaling of the average crossing number in equilateral random walks, knots and proteins, A. Dobay, Jacques Dubochet, A. Stasiak and Y. Diao. Physical and Numerical Models in Knot Theory Including Applications to the Life Sciences (eds Calvo J A, Millett, K C, Rawdon, E J and Stasiak, A). World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 219–231 (2005).

The Average Crossing Number of Gaussian Random Walks and Polygons, Y. Diao and C. Ernst. Physical and Numerical Models in Knot Theory Including Applications to the Life Sci ences (eds Calvo J A, Millett, K C, Rawdon, E J and Stasiak, A). World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 275–292 (2005).

Generating Large Random Link Diagrams, Y. Diao, C. Ernst and U. Ziegler. Physical and Numerical Models in Knot Theory Including Applications to the Life Sciences (eds Calvo J A, Millett, K C, Rawdon, E J and Stasiak, A). World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 473–494 (2005).

The average intercrossing number of equilateral random walks and polygons, Y. Diao, A. Dobay and A. Stasiak, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, Vol. 38, no. 35, 7601–7616 (2005).

Realizable Powers of Ropelengths by Nontrivial Knot Families, Y. Diao and C. Ernst, JP Journal of Geometry and Topology, Vol. 4, no. 2, 197–208 (2004).

The Additivity of Crossing Numbers, Y. Diao. Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, Vol. 13, no. 7, 857–866 (2004).

On Super Wavelets, X. Dai, Y. Diao and Q. Gu, Oper. Theory Adv. Appl., Vol 149, 153–165 (2004).

Frame Wavelets with Frame Set Support in the Frequency Domain, X. Dai, Y. Diao and Q. Gu, Illinois Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 48, no. 2, 539–558 (2004).

The selementary Frame Wavelets are Path Connected, X. Dai, Y. Diao, Q. Gu and D. Han, Proceedings of AMS, Vol. 132, no. 9, 2567–2575 (2004).

Hamiltonian Knot Projections and Lengths of Thick Knots, Y. Diao, C. Ernst and X. Yu, Topology and its Applications, Vol. 136, no. 1, 7–36 (2004).

The Average Crossing Number of Equilateral Random Polygons, Y. Diao, A. Dobay, R. Kusner, K. Millett and A. Stasiak, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, Vol. 36, no. 46, 11561–11574 (2003). An IOP Select paper.

The Linear Growth in the Length of a Family of Thick Knots, Y. Diao, C. Ernst and M. Thistlethwaite, Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, Vol. 12, no. 5, 709–715 (2003).

Frame Wavelet Sets in Rd, X. Dai, Y. Diao, Q. Gu and D. Han, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 155, 69–82 (2003).

The Existence of Subspace Wavelet Sets, X. Dai, Y. Diao, Q. Gu and D. Han, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 155, 83–90 (2003).

Wavelets with Frame Multiresolution Analysis; X. Dai, Y. Diao, Q. Gu and D. Han, Journal of Fourier Analysis and Applications, Vol. 9, no. 1: 39–48 (2003).

The Lower Bounds of the Lengths of Thick Knots; Y. Diao. Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, Vol. 12, no. 1: 1–16 (2003).

The Crossing Numbers of Thick Knots and Links; Y. Diao and C. Ernst, Contemporary Math, Vol. 304, 163–174 (2002).

Button Design for Map Overlays (II); Y. Diao and W. Xiang, Environment and Planning: Planning and Design, Vol.29, No.5: 673–685 (2002).

Frame Wavelets in Subspaces of L2(Rd), X. Dai, Y. Diao, Q. Gu and D. Han, Proceedings of AMS, Vol.130, no. 11: 3259–3267 (2002).

Upper Bounds on Linking Number of Thick Links; Y. Diao, C. Ernst and Jance Van. Rens burg, Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, Vol.11, No.2: 199–210 (2002).

Subspaces with Normalized Tight Frame Wavelets in L2(R); X. Dai, Y. Diao and Q. Gu, Proceedings of AMS, Vol.130, no.6: 1661–1667 (2002).

Global Knotting in Equilateral Random Polygons; Y. Diao, J. Nardo and Y. Sun, Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, Vol.10, No.4: 597–607 (2001).

Smooth Quantile Processes from Right Censored Data and Construction of Simultaneous Confidence Bands; Y. Diao, Y. Sun and S. Sun, Communications in Statistics, Vol.30, No.4: 707–728 (2001).

Frame Wavelet Sets in R; X. Dai, Y. Diao, and Q. Gu, Proceedings of AMS, Vol.129, No.7: 2045–2055 (2000).

The Minimum of Knot Energy Functions; X. Dai and Y. Diao, Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, Vol.9, No.6: 713–724 (2000).

The Thicknesses of Knots; Y. Diao, C. Ernst and E. J. Janse van Rensburg, Math. Proc. Cambridge Phil. Soc., 126: 293–310 (1999).

Knots with Minimal Energies; Y. Diao, C. Ernst and E. J. Janse van Rensburg, Ideal Knots, Ser. Knots Everything, 19, World Scientific Publishing Co., 52–69 (1998).

The Complexity of Lattice Knots; Y. Diao and C. Ernst, Topology and its Applications, Vol.90: 1–9 (1998).

Properties of Knot Energies; Y. Diao, C. Ernst and E. J. Janse van Rensburg, Topology and Geometry in Polymer Science, editors S. G. Whittington et al, the IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications, vol103: 37–48 (1998).

The Percolation of Linked Circles; Y. Diao and Jance Van. Rensburg, Topology and Geometry in Polymer Science, editors S. G. Whittington et al, the IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications, vol.103: 79–88 (1998).

In Search of a Good Polygonal Knot Energy; Y. Diao, C. Ernst and E. J. Janse van Rensburg, Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, Vol.6, No.5: 633–657 (1997).

Knot Energy by Ropes; Y. Diao, C. Ernst and E. J. Janse van Rensburg, Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, Vol.6, No.6: 799–807 (1997).

Packing Random Points in a Ball*, The American Mathematical Monthly, April 1996.

The Length of Overlapping Stacks*, The American Mathematical Monthly, October 1996.

The Knotting of Equilateral Polygons in R3, Y. Diao. Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, Vol.4, No.2: 189–196 (1995).

Unsplittability of Random Links, Y. Diao. Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, Vol.3, No.3: 379–389 (1994).

On Random Knots, Y. Diao, N. Pippenger and D.W. Sumners, Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, Vol.3, No.3: 419–429 (1994).

The Number of Smallest Knots on the Cubic Lattice, Y. Diao. Journal of Statistical Physics, Vol.74, No.5: 1247–1254 (1994).

Minimal Knotted Polygons on the Cubic Lattice, Y. Diao. Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, Vol.2, No.4: 413–425 (1993).

On the Limit Cycles of the Generalized Lien ́ard Equation System, Y. Diao. J. of Beijing Institute of Technology, No. 4: 1–15 (1986).

Qualitative Study of a Class of Cubic Systems, Y. Diao. J. of Beijing Institute of Technology, No. 3: 1–16 (1986).

The Nonexistence of Limit Cycles of the System dx/dt = y − F4(x), dy/dt = −x, Y. Diao. KEXUE TONGBAO, VOL.30, No.1: 135–135 (1985).
Preprints and Submitted Papers
A Diagrammatic Approach to the Braid Index of Alternating Links, Y. Diao, C. Ernst, G. Hetyei and P. Liu.
Gabor Functional Multiplier in the Higher Dimensions, Z. Li and Y. Diao.
The number of oriented rational links with a given deficiency number, Yuanan Diao, Michael Lee Finney, Dawn Ray.
Gabor singleframe and multiframe multipliers in any given dimension, Y. Diao, D. Han and Z. Li.
The Ropelength of Special Alternating Knots, Y. Diao.
Books
Geometric Properties and Problems of Thick Knots, Y. Diao and C. Ernst. Nova Science Pub Inc, December 2009.
Professional Member
Member of American Mathematical Society since 1998.
Recent Professional Presentations
04/19, Braid Index Bounds Ropelength From Below, Invited colloquium talk. NC State University.
03/19, Braid Index Bounds Ropelength From Below, International Workshop: The Topology of Nucleic Acids: Research at the Interface of LowDimensional Topology, Polymer Physics and Molecular Biology, Banff International Research Station, Banff, Canada.
01/19, The Ropelength of Knots, AMSCMS Joint Annual Meetings, Baltimore, MD.
06/18, A Diagrammatic Approach to the Braid Index of Alternating Links, the 3rd International Workshop on Graphs and Knots, Xiamen University, China.
11/17, A Diagrammatic Approach to the Braid Index of Alternating Links, The Geometry and Topology of Knotting and Entanglement in Proteins, Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) and Cada Matematica Oaxaca (CMO), Oaxaca City, Mexico.
07/17, What to use and how to use it to detect the topology of a biological system, Workshop on Topology of the biomolecular world, American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, CA.
06/17, Theory of knots and links, Department of Mathematics, Northern Electrical Power University, Beijing, China.
10/16, On Random Knots, AMS Northeastern Sectional Meeting, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN.
09/16, How Topology and Confinement Affect the Geometry of Random Knots, Workshop on Knots and Links in Biological and Soft Matter Systems, Trieste, Italy (International Centre for Theoretical Physics).
06/16, Introduction to Knot Theory and its Applications, Huberi University of Technology (China).
06/16, The Ropelengths of Knots, International Workshop on Graphs and Knots, Xiamen University (China).
04/16, The Braid Index Problem of Alternating Links, Mathematics Conference to Celebrate the 75th Birthday of De Witt Sumners, Tallahassee, FL.
11/15, The Topological Structure of the Mitochondrial DNA from Trypanosomes, Department of Mathematics, UC Davis.
11/14, Tutte polynomials, relative Tutte polynomials and virtual knot theory, AMS Eastern Sectional Meeting, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina.
8/14, The Minicircle Network of the Mitochondrial DNA from Trypanosomes, SIAM Conference on Life Sciences 2014. Charlotte, NC.
07/14, Knot theory and DNA topology, Department of Mathematics, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China.
06/14, Tutte polynomials, relative Tutte polynomials and virtual knot theory, Department of Mathematics, Guizhou University, Guiyang, China.
06/14, Knot theory and DNA topology, Department of Mathematics, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, China.
04/14, Tutte polynomials, relative Tutte polynomials and virtual knot theory, Department of Mathematics, University of Central Flordia, Orlando, Florida.
04/14, The linking of uniform random polygons, AMS Western Sectional Meeting, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
University and Community Services
Department:
Advisory Committee, 2003 2007, 2011 – 2013.
Undergraduate Coordinator, 2000 – 2002.
Faculty Selection Committee, 2001 – 2004, 2005 – 2006, 2007 – 2008.
Strategic Planning Committee, 2006 – 2008.
Senior Project Advisor.
Colloquium Committee, 2007 – 2008.
Graduate Curriculum Committee, 1997 – 1998, 1999 – 2000.
Graduate Recruitment Committee, 2009 – 2010.
Student Advising Committee, 2008 – 2012.
Undergradutate Curriculum Committee, 2000 – 2002 (Chair).
Faculty Mentor Committee, UNC Charlotte, 2000 – 2002.
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 1998 – 1999, 2003 – 2004, 2005 – 2006.
Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2007 – 2010.
High School Math Contest Committee, 1997 – 1999, 2000 – 2008.
Putnam Contest Committee, 1997 – 1998.
College:
College Review Committee, 2007 – 2009.
College Council, 1998 – 2000,
Chair, College Council, 2009 – 2010
University and Community:
Organizer, AMS Meeting Special Sessions, 1999 (UNC Charlotte), 2003 (Florida State Univ.), 2006 (Western Kentucky Unvi.), 2007 (Middle Tennessee Unvi.), 2011 (Wake Forest Univ.).
Editorial board: ISRN Geometry.
Referee: Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, Proceeding of AMS, Topology and its Ap
plications, Journal of Concrete and Applicable Mathematics, Applied Computational Harmonic
Analysis, Contemporary Mathematics, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Acta Applicanda Mathematicae, Canadian Journal of Mathematics, Macromolecules, Journal of Physics A (Math and
General), Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, Journal of Chemical Physics.