Posted by Emily Hart on 2011-02-16

Bruce Atkinson, chair of Samford University’s mathematics and computer science department, made a presentation on wavelets at the 117th annual joint mathematics meetings Jan. 6-9 in New Orleans, La.

Wavelets is a research topic Atkinson first studied while on sabbatical in fall 2006. The presentation on Wavelets was based on research he did with an undergraduate student three years ago.

Atkinson also served as the Mathematical Association of America Southeastern section chairman. He said a few of the most exciting things about the conference was to see “what is going on in classes across the country,” as well as to “learn the current and best tactics.”

Also attending was mathematics and computer science associate professor David Foreman.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.