2008 ‐ Present  Professor, Georgia Southern University ‐ Science and Mathematics, College of  


Present  Professor, Georgia Southern University ‐ Mathematical Sciences, Department of  

Disciplines
Research Interests
Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Number Theory, Applications, Enumerative problems, Analytic cominatorics, Combinatorial game theory, Extremal structures, Graph labeling, Trees, Analytic number theory, Combinatorial number theory, Gene network in systems biology, Chemical indices of molecular graphs, Phylogenetic trees, and Financial flow networks
Honors and Awards
 Excellent Student in Extracurricular Activities (1997)
 Excellent Student Leader in Sports Activities (1998)
 Model Student Leader (1998)
 First Grad Scholarship (1997, 1998)
 Outstanding First Year Student (2001)
 Outstanding Graduate Student (2004)
 First Place in Student Research Competition in Discrete Mathematics (2005)
 Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Study (2005)
 Outstanding Dissertation Award in Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering (2006)
 John Thompson Postdoctoral Fellowship (20052008)
 Top Cited Paper Award, Advances in Applied Mathematics, Elsevier (2010)
 Research Excellence Award, Georgia Southern University (2011)
 Distinguished Teaching Award for Beginning Faculty (2012)
 Spotlight Faculty Member (2014)
 Research Excellence Award, College of Science and Mathematics (2014)
 Excellence for Scholarly Activity, Georgia Southern University (2014)
 Teaching Excellence Award, College of Science and Mathematics (2015)
Courses
 Real Analysis (MATH 7331)
 Analysis I (MATH 5331)
 Ordinary Differential Equations (MATH 3230)
 Mathematical Structures (MATH 2332)
 Trigonometry (MATH 1112)
 Calculus I and II (MATH 1441 and 2242)
 Discrete Mathematics (MATH 2130)
 Introduction to Combinatorics I and II (MAD 4203 and 4204)
 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (MAC 2313)
 Linear Algebra I (MAS 4105)
 Topics in Combinatorial Theory I (MAD 7396)
 Topics in Combinatorial Theory II (MAD 7397)
2005  Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of South Carolina  Columbia  


2000  B.S. in Mathematics, Wuhan University  

Contact Information
P.O.Box 8093
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 4780366
Office: MP 2322
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