Asst. Professor of Computer Science

James Madison University.

## Office Hours

TTh 10a-12p, W 2:30-3:30p

Other times by appt.

## Fall 2018 Teaching

- Programming Fundamentals

(CS 149) - Algorithm Design and Analysis

(CS 452)

## Contact

- bowersjc@cs.jmu.edu
- Ph: 540-568-8771
- ISAT/CS 217

# News

### 2018

- In Summer 2018 I will be part of a small team of researchers working on problems related to Circle Packing and Rigidity Theory as part of a Collaborate@ICERM Program.
- In Summer 2018, I am co-organizing the Summer Circle Packing Symposium at James Madison University.

### 2017

- In December 2017 my paper with [Philip Bowers], "Rigidity of circle polyhedra in the 2-sphere and of hyperideal polyhedra in hyperbolic 3-space" was accepted to appear in the
*Transactions of the American Mathematical Society*. - In November 2017 I gave a talk title "Cauchy's theorem and rigidity of circle polyhedra in the 2-sphere" at the Undergraduate Mathematics Colloquium at Washington and Lee University.
- In September 2017 my paper with Philip Bowers, "Ma-Schlenker c-Octahedra in the 2-Sphere" appeared in the
*Journal of Discrete and Computational Geometry*. - In September 2017 I co-organized the Virginia Soft Matter Workshop at JMU.
- In August 2017 my paper with Philip Bowers, "Menger Redux: Embedding Metric Spaces Isometrically in Euclidean Space", appeared in the journal
**American Mathematical Monthly**. - In June 2017, I organized a workshop on Circle Packing, which is hosted here at James Madison University (June 6-9).
- In summer 2017 I worked with a student as part of our Research Experience for Undergraduate's (REU) program in computer science. The student blog for the REU program can be found here.
- In March 2017 I am co-organizing a special session of the AMS southeastern sectional meeting in Charleston, SC. The title of the session is "Rigidity Theory and Circle Packing".
- In January 2017 I gave a talk on Cauchy Rigidity of Convex c-Polyhedra at the Joint Math Meeting in Atlanta. This is part of my ongoing on Circle Patterns work with Philip L. Bowers, who also gave a talk on part of our work at the meeting.

### 2016

- In September 2016 I gave a talk at the Unusual Configuration Spaces workshop at the Institute for Computational Experimental Research in Mathematics at Brown University. Click here to stream the video online.
- In late June I gave a talk at the Automated Deduction in Geometry workshop. The informal proceedings from this workshop have been posted online here.
- In early June I gave a talk at the Geometric rigidity theory and applications workshop at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Edinburgh, UK. I talked about recent results with Philip Bowers on the rigidity properties of circle patterns on the sphere.
- In March my paper with Ileana Streinu, "Geodesic Universal Molecules", appeared in the journal
**Mathematics in Computer Science**. - In January I gave a talk titled "Geodesic Universal Molecules" at the AMS Special Session on Origami Methods and Applications at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Seattle (JMM'16). (abstract | slides)