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Wilson Harvey
Assistant Professor
School of Sciences
WALK 3-33
318-342-1923
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Wilson A Harvey, PhD
Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Education

Ph D

2017, Mathematics
University of South Carolina

BS

2012, Mathematics
Presbyterian College

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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Wilson Harvey deepened his interest in mathematics while an undergraduate at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina. While at PC, he had the opportunity to work one-on-one with a professor on his Honors Thesis project concerning the existence of an odd perfect number. Through this project and other interactions with his professors, Dr. Harvey was encouraged to attend graduate school in mathematics.

Dr. Harvey's research as a doctoral student at the University of South Carolina was related to the odd covering problem, a problem of which Paul Erdos (a prolific mathematician, publishing articles in areas across the discipline) wrote "this is perhaps my favourite problem." Dr. Harvey also has results on characteristics of the Fibonacci sequence, a set of numbers that has fascinated mathematicians for many centuries.

Dr. Harvey is continuing his research at ULM, hoping to extend and generalize his previous results.

Research Interests

Number Theory, specifically problems related to covering systems. I am also interested in problems related to the Fibonacci numbers and other sequences defined by recurrence relations.

Recent Publications

Filaseta, M., Harvey, W. (2018). Covering subsets of the integers by congruences (pp. 43-72). Warsaw: Acta Arithmetica.
Harvey, W. On the digits of Fibonacci numbers (pp. 10). Journal of Combinatorics and Number Theory.

Awards & Honors

November 2017 Capital One Endowed Professorship in Mathematics.

Courses Taught

MATH 1000MATH RECITATION, 2 course(s)

MATH 1009APPLIED ALGEBRA COLLEGE STUDEN, 2 course(s)

MATH 1011COLLEGE ALGEBRA, 2 course(s)

MATH 1031CALCULUS I, 2 course(s)

MATH 1032CALCULUS II, 3 course(s)

MATH 2002APPLIED LINEAR ALGEBRA, 1 course(s)

MATH 3001DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, 1 course(s)

MATH 3086MODERN ALGEBRA, 1 course(s)

MATH 4009CRYPTOLOGY, 2 course(s)

MATH 4094RESEARCH: ALGEBRA, 1 course(s)