Dr. Shannon Overbay

Dr. Overbay's Publications & Talks

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

 ·          Trusses, NP Completeness, and Genetic Algorithms, Shannon Overbay, Sara Ganzerli, Paul DePalma, Aaron Brown*, and Peter Stackle*, Proceedings of the 17th Analysis and Computation Specialty Conference, ASCE 2006 Structures Congress, St. Louis, MO, 2006, pp. 1-13.

 

·          Magic with Mayan Math, Shannon R. Overbay and Mary Jean Brod, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, Vol. 12, No. 6, February 2007, pp. 340-347.

 

·          Graphs with Small Book Thickness, Shannon Overbay, The Missouri Journal of Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 19, No. 2, Spring 2007, pp. 121-130.

 

·          Extension of a Theorem of Whitney, Paul C. Kainen and Shannon Overbay, Applied Math Letters, Vol. 20, No. 7, July 2007, pp. 835-837.

 

·          Book Embeddings and Zero Divisors, Thomas McKenzie and Shannon Overbay, Ars Combinatoria, Vol. 95, 2010, pp. 55-63.

 

·          Optimizing Resources in Undergraduate Research, Sara Ganzerli, Shannon Overbay, Paul De Palma, Ann Kilzer*, Ryan Datteri*, and Sean Fitzgerald*, Proceedings of the 18th A&C Specialty Conference, Vancouver, B.C., 2008, pp. 1-12.

 

·          Purely Periodic Second Order Linear Recurrences, Thomas McKenzie and Shannon Overbay, The Fibonacci Quarterly, Vol. 46/47, No. 2, May 2008/09, pp. 160-166.

 

·          Sums of Second Order Linear Recurrences, Thomas McKenzie and Shannon Overbay, The Fibonacci Quarterly, Vol. 48, No. 4, November 2010, pp. 335-342.

 

·          Book Embedding and the Genetic Algorithm:  A Dual-Layered Approach, Shannon Overbay, Paul DePalma, Marshall Hurson*, Tiffany Arnold*, and Andrew Pierce*, Proceedings of the Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (MAICS) Conference, Vol. 841, April 2012, pp. 104-111.

 

·          G-sets and Linear Recurrences Modulo Primes, Thomas McKenzie, Shannon Overbay, and Robert Ray, The Missouri Journal of Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2013, pp. 27-36.

 

·          Metathesis and the Genetic Algorithm: Language as a Complex Adaptive System, Paul DePalma, Sara Ganzerli, Shannon Overbay, George Luger, and Kim Glaspey*, Proceedings of the Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (MAICS) Conference, April 2013, pp. 31-36.

 

·          Embedding Graphs in Cylinder and Torus Books, Shannon Overbay, Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing (accepted, to appear in Fall 2014).

 *Gonzaga students.


OTHER PUBLICATIONS

 ·          Instructor's Manual with Tests, Shannon Overbay and Mary Jean Brod. Supplemental materials to accompany the text Intermediate Algebra with Applications (Exley/Smith), Prentice Hall, 1990.

 

·          Generalized Book Embeddings, PhD dissertation, Shannon Overbay, Colorado State University, 1998.

 

·          Book Embeddings of Graphs and a Theorem of Whitney, Paul Kainen and Shannon Overbay, Georgetown University Technical Report, GUGU-2/25/2003, 2003, http://www9.georgetown.edu

/faculty/kainen/pbip3.pdf, pp. 1-11.


SELECTED PROFESSIONAL TALKS

 ·          A Large Class of Subhamiltonian Graphs, 2001 Big Sky Conference on Discrete Mathematics, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, September 6-7, 2001.

 

·          Book Thickness of Planar Graphs, 2002 Pacific Northwest Joint Meetings of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society, Portland State University, Portland, OR, June 20-22, 2002.

 

·          Embedding Graphs in Generalized Books, 2002 Big Sky Conference on Discrete Mathematics, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, September 5-6, 2002.

 

·          Book Embeddings of Graphs, Spokane Regional Mathematics Colloquium, Spokane, WA, 2002.

                     

·          Book-thickness of Graphs, invited colloquium presentation, Spring Colloquium Series, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, April 18 2003.

 

·          Embedding Graphs in Torus Books, 2004 Pacific Northwest Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK, June 25-26, 2004.

 

·          Genetic Algorithms as a Polynomial Time Alternative for Exponentially Complex Engineering and Business Problems, with Paul DePalma, Sara Ganzerli, Aaron Brown, and Peter Stackle, Inland Northwest Association for Computing Machinery Section, Gonzaga University, November 9, 2004.

 

·          Book Embeddings of Zero-Divisor Graphs, 2006 Pacific Northwest Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR, June 23-24, 2006.

 

·          Purely Periodic Second-order Linear Recurrences, 42nd Western Number Theory Conference, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, December 16, 2008.

 

·          Pick’s Theorem, presentation, Spokane Regional Mathematics Colloquium, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, February 1, 2012.

 

·          Generalized Book Embeddings, invited lecture, Seminar in Functional Analysis and Related Areas, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., March 14, 2012.

 

·          Embedding Graphs in Cylinder and Torus Books, 2012 Eastern Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), George Washington University, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2012.

 

·          Generalizations of Book Embeddings to Books with Modified Pages and Spines, The Joint Mathematical Meetings (JMM), San Diego, CA, January 10, 2013.

 

PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES

·          American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC), 1998, 2002.

·          Joint Mathematical Meetings (JMM), 2001, 2012, 2013

·          Big Sky Conference on Discrete Mathematics, University of Montana, 2001, 2002, 2003.

·          Pacific Northwest Project NExT Annual Meeting, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2013.

·          Pacific Northwest Mathematial Association of America, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2013.

·          Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference (SIRC), 2006, 2008, 2012, 3013.

·          42nd Western Number Theory Conference, Ft. Collins, CO, 2008.

·          Northwest Combinatorial Potlatch, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, November 19, 2011.

·          Eastern Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), Washington, D. C., 2012.

·          ASAP ADVANCE Meeting, 2012, 2013, 2014.


SPONSORED STUDENT TALKS AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS

 ·          Fun with Hyperbinary Numbers, Michael Goff (faculty advisor: Shannon Overbay), 2002 Big Sky Conference on Discrete Mathematics, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, September 5-6, 2002.

 

·          Recovering Networks with Signed Conductivities, Michael Goff, 2003 Big Sky Conference on Discrete Mathematics, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, September 11, 2003.  

 

·          Genetic Algorithms, Aaron Brown, and Peter Stackle (faculty advisors: Shannon Overbay, Paul DePalma, and Sara Ganzerli), Spokane Information Technology SIG (Special Interest Group) Alliance (SITSA) Meeting, Gonzaga University, June 8, 2004.

 

·          A Service Project in Mathematics, Rachel Bittner (faculty advisor: Shannon Overbay), 2005 Pacific Northwest Annual MAA Meeting, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, April 1-2, 2005.

 

·          Natural Selection as a Means of Problem Solving, Sean Fitzgerald, Aaron Brown, Andrew Burton, and Peter Stackle (faculty advisors: Shannon Overbay, Paul DePalma, and Sara Ganzerli), 2005 Pacific Northwest Annual MAA Meeting, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, April 1-2, 2005.

 

·          Genetic Algorithms for Optimized Book Embeddings, Ann Kilzer and Katie Dahmen (faculty advisors: Shannon Overbay and Paul DePalma) Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference (SIRC), Whitworth College, April 7-8, 2006.

 

·          Genetic Algorithms and Book Embedding (poster), Ann Kilzer (faculty advisors: Shannon Overbay, Paul DePalma, and Sara Ganzerli), Engineering Week, Gonzaga University, February 22, 2007.

 

·          Imperial Graph Theory, Shay Logan, Kevin Murphy, and Tim Seegan (faculty advisors: John Villalpando and Shannon Overbay), Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference (SIRC), Gonzaga University, April 12, 2008.

 

·          Genetic Algorithms for Optimized Book Embeddings II, Ann Kilzer and Andrew Ruckert (faculty advisors: Shannon Overbay and Paul DePalma), Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference (SIRC), Gonzaga University, April 12, 2008.

 

·          Area and Volume of P-Orbital Overlap:  Equations and Importance of IR Stretching (poster), Ryan Cloke, (faculty advisors: Matthew Cremeens, Shannon Overbay, Thomas McKenzie, and Robert Ray), Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of the Mathematical Association of America, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, April 3-4, 2009.

 

·          Mathematical Modeling of P-Orbital Overlap, Ryan Cloke (faculty advisors: Matthew Cremeens, Shannon Overbay, Thomas McKenzie, and Robert Ray), Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference (SIRC), Whitworth University, Spokane, WA, April 25, 2009.

 

·          Infrared Spectroscopy of Site-Specific Carbon-Deuterium Labeled Proline:  Capturing Fast and Slow Conformal Changes (poster), Matthew Delsman, Andrew Durgan, Ryan Cloke (faculty advisors: Matthew Cremeens, Shannon Overbay, Thomas McKenzie, and Robert Ray), The 238th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 16, 2009.

 

·          Book Embedding with the Genetic Algorithm, Chez Ratum, Sabrina Topacio, and Marshall Hurson (faculty advisors: Shannon Overbay and Paul DePalma), Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference (SIRC), Whitworth University, Spokane, WA, April 16, 2011.


·          The Genetic Algorithm: Searching for an Optimal Book Embedding, Marshall Hurson (faculty advisors: Shannon Overbay and Paul DePalma), Spokane Regional Mathematics Colloquium, Gonzaga University, October 5, 2011.

 

·          Book Embedding and the Genetic Algorithm:  A Dual-Layered Approach (Part 1), Marshall Hurson (faculty advisors: Shannon Overbay and Paul DePalma), Northwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium (NUMS). Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR, March 10, 2012.

 

·          Book Embedding and the Genetic Algorithm:  A Dual-Layered Approach (Part 2), Tiffany Arnold (faculty advisors: Shannon Overbay and Paul DePalma), Northwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium (NUMS). Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR, March 10, 2012.

 

·          A Genetic Algorithm for Optimized Book Embedding:  A Dual-Layered Approach (Part 1), Marshall Hurson (faculty advisors: Shannon Overbay and Paul DePalma), Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of the MAA (PNWMAA), University of Portland, Portland, OR, April 20-21, 2012.

 

·          A Genetic Algorithm for Optimized Book Embedding:  A Dual-Layered Approach (Part 2), Tiffany Arnold (faculty advisors: Shannon Overbay and Paul DePalma), Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of the MAA (PNWMAA), University of Portland, Portland, OR, April 20-21, 2012.

 

·          Book Embedding and the Genetic Algorithm:  A Dual-Layered Approach (poster), Andrew Pierce* (faculty advisors: Shannon Overbay and Paul DePalma), The Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (MAICS) Conference, Cincinnati, OH, April 21-22, 2012.

*Andrew Pierce designed the poster presentation and Paul DePalma was the presenter.

 

·          The Saturday Mathematics Tutoring Program (poster), Charlie Rogers and Christine Ngan (faculty advisors: Shannon Overbay and John Dacquisto), Gonzaga University Service Learning Symposium, Gonzaga University, April 25, 2012.

 

·          Searching for Optimal Book Embeddings for Families of Graphs, Lauren Joplin and Maria (faculty advisors: Shannon Overbay and Paul DePalma), Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of the MAA (PNWMAA), Wilamette University, Salem, OR, April 12-13, 2012.

 

·          Book Embedding Optimizations for Families of Graphs, Lauren Joplin and Maria Mai (faculty advisors: Shannon Overbay and Paul DePalma), Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference (SIRC), Whitworth University, Spokane, WA, April 27, 2013.

 

·          Book Embeddings: Using Polya’s Enumeration Theorem to Minimize the Search Space for the Genetic Algorithm (Part 1), Chauncy Cullitan and Lauren Joplin (faculty advisors: Shannon Overbay and Paul DePalma), Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference (SIRC), Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, April 26, 2014.

 

·          Book Embeddings: Using Polya’s Enumeration Theorem to Minimize the Search Space for the Genetic Algorithm (Part 2), Myanna Harris and Luke Johnson (faculty advisors: Shannon Overbay and Paul DePalma), Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference (SIRC), Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, April 26, 2014.