Mingshen Wu

Ph.D.
Mathematics Statistics and Computer Science

Office: 311 Jarvis Hall - Science Wing
Phone: 715/232-2400
Email: wuming@uwstout.edu

Education

• Ph.D., Discrete Mathematics, July 1989, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA.
• M.S., Numerical Computations, June 1981, Computing Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
• B.S., Mathematics, June 1969, Peking University, Beijing, China
• Professional Sun Microsystems Certified Java Programmer, 04/2004

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RESUME


Dr. Mingshen Wu, Professor
Department of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science
University of Wisconsin-Stout


CONTACT ME
•  Mailing address:
    School address: JHSW 311, University of Wisconsin-Stout, 712 South Broadway St.
      Menomonie, WI 54751, USA
    Home address:  (please call me to get this info)
•  Phone: (O) (715) 232-2400
•  E-mail: wuming@uwstout.edu


EDUCATION
•  Ph.D., Discrete Mathematics, July 1989, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA.
•  M.S., Numerical Computations, June 1981, Computing Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences,     Beijing, China.
•  B.S., Mathematics, June 1969, Peking University, Beijing, China
•  Professional Sun Microsystems Certified Java Programmer, 04/2004


WORKING EXPERIENCE
•  98-present: Professor, Department of Math, Stat, & Computer Science, UW-Stout
•  93-97: Associate professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout.
•  89-92: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout.
•  85-89: Teaching assistant, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina;
               Part-time instructor, Midlands Technical College, Columbia, South Carolina.
•  81-85: Electrical engineer and computer project manager, Electric Power Planning and
               Engineering Institute, Beijing, China.


AWARDS
•  Sabbatical leave award:  I have received three sabbatical awards:  
  Fall 1998: Developing internet accessible program package for graph theory. During this period of time I enhanced my graph theory program package and made it available via the Internet.  About 30 graph theory algorithms had been implemented using Java Applet application.  I  hosted a workshop, at the International World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Las Vegas, to introduce this package.  About 40 professors attended the workshop.  Many of them used this package for their teaching.
    
  Fall 2007: Teaching quality control.  How to improve teaching quality for college mathematics general education courses?  It is a great challenge to all faculty members who teach such a course.  As one of the strategies, I developed a rubric practice that may be applied to different math courses to challenge and motivate students to review the basic algebra skills by themselves.  A proper quiz/test may be applied to enhance this work.   

  Fall 2013-Spring 2014:  Research on Fourier transform and developing and pilot-teaching “Fourier Transform & its applications” course for Professional Science Master’s program in Industrial and Applied Mathematics.  Pilot-teaching this course at two Chinese universities (a compact course at Beifang University of nationalities and a regular semester course at Minzu University of China was done successfully.
 
•  Minority Leadership Intern, 2009-2010, for excellent service to the university.  This is a great opportunity for me to learn, practice, and develop my knowledge on leadership.  During this year, I was working in the Provost Office and the Office of International education for (a) Enhancing teaching quality for calculus, and (b) Developing international educational &  academic cooperation programs between UW-Stout and several Chinese universities, including “2+1+1” and “2+2” recruiting programs, scholarly visiting programs, and joining UW-Stout summer camp programs.

•  UW-Stout Dahlgren Professorship 2006 – 2008.  This professorship is an award for excellence in teaching and research work.  The university released half of my teaching load and supported $7500 for travel and research material expenses.  The main goal of this research work is to enhance the computer software “internet accessible program package for graph algorithms”.  It also involved undergraduate research activities.

•  Research grants:  I have been awarded Professional Development Grant several times in different years.  Here omit the details.


TEACHING AT UW-STOUT
I have been teaching at University of Wisconsin-Stout for more than 25 years. 
My performance has been ranked ABOVE every year.  
My teaching qualification is in both Math and Computer Science.  
I have never been absent due to a personal reason.  
I have taught the following mathematics and computer science courses at UW-Stout:
• Numerical Analysis (I and II)  

• Concepts of Mathematics  

• Calculus and Analytical Geometry (I, II and III)

• Complex Analysis           

• College Mathematics (I and II)

Vector Analysis

• Computer Science (I and II)

• Differential Equations       

• Computer Programming – Visual BASIC

• Linear Algebra           

• Elementary Statistics

• Theory and Application in Discrete Mathematics
• Graph Theory with Applications in Computer Science
• Fourier Transform with Applications

I developed and taught the last three courses listed above.  Graph theory With Applications in Computer Science course has been approved by the university as a permanent course and is currently offered every year.


TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
•  I know the computer languages FORTRAN, Pascal, C/C++, Java, JavaScript, Html, and Visual Basic.  I can teach many mathematics courses and computer science courses in different levels.  

•  I enjoy Internet programming.  I have developed online teaching and research materials including video clips, Java programs, PowerPoint files, WeBWorK, and other documents, for both upper and lower level courses.

•  I hold the professional Sun Microsystems Certified Java Programmer license.  This professional development may help me to do my teaching and research work better.


SERVICES
•  I have served on many university-wide and departmental committees at UW-Stout such as Faculty Senate, Promotion Committees, Hiring Committees, Personnel Policies Committee, Planning and Review Committee, Educational Activities Committee, and many departmental committees.  I advise 6 to10 students with their academic program schedule every year.  (Omit the details.)

•  Currently, I serve on CSTEM Faculty Senate Professorship Committee and UW-Stout Positive Action, Ethics and Competition Review Committee.

•  Chair of Minority Faculty & Staff Network (MFSN) of UW-Stout for academic year 2011-2012.  



INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH, RECRUITING AND SERVICES
I have strong ability on recruiting international students and organizing international tours.

1.  Assisting the Provost Office and the Office of International Education (OIE) of UW-Stout on recruiting Chinese students for four years.  I built partnership between Stout and several Chinese universities, developed “2+1+1”, “2+2”, visiting scholar, ….., programs for UW-Stout.

2.  Organized delegation activities including (a) Stout delegation visiting Chinese university and (b) serving/hosting Chinese delegations that visited UW-Stout.

3.  Advising quite a few foreign students with their academic program every year.

4.  Organizing international tours for Stout and community including contacting travel agents,
     Travel tour plan & scheduling, and being tour team leader.  (Summer 2010, tour team visited Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai)

 5. International academic teaching, research and cooperation Research “Four-coloring of connected planar graphs”, partner: Professor ShouChun Xu,
    Minzu University of China, 2010.  Presenting research papers at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, 2009.   I was invited to Beifang University of Nationalities, China, to offer a course “Java advanced programming”, 2013, I offered course “Fourier transform & its applications” at Minzu University of China, Beijing, Fall 2013.
  I have introduced five UW-Stout professors to visit Chinese universities.
 

RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
Research interests:  Algorithms and complexity in numerical calculations & graph theory. 

Membership: member of Mathematical Association of America (MAA).


1.  Research on Teaching Quality Control (September 2009-June 2010):  This is part of University of Wisconsin-Stout goals.  The main goal is to improve teaching quality for Calculus.  I developed several math rubrics for this practice.  The results have been applied to teaching in math department.

2.  I have developed an Internet Accessible Program Package for Graph Algorithms (IAPPGA), several years ago.  This software is a unique development on the Internet.  Over 40 schools around the world are using this software for teaching/learning graph algorithms.  A paper introducing this software to the national community was published in the computer science journal ACM's SIGCSE Bulletin Inroads.  I also developed many teaching software that are available on the internet.  You may visit my homepage to practice these developments online:
     https://bluedrive.uwstout.edu/users/facultystaff/wuming/wwwroot/index.html

3.  Presentations on different topics related to teaching and research at UW-Stout and regional Conferences
I have given quite a few presentations such as “Internet-accessible Program Package for Graph
Theory with Application in Computer Science”, “Fostering Productive Thinking”, “New
Iterative Method for Solving Differential Equations”.  (Omit the details)

4.  I was invited by Sun Microsystems and several Chinese universities to give presentations on different topics and teaching activities during past many years.  I have also conducted research activities with professors of Chinese universities as well.

5.  Journal Peer Review
I have invited to review academic papers that was submitted to computer science journals almost every year since 2005.  The most recent invitation was by the Springer Journals Editorial Office, Journal of Supercomputing.  The title of this paper is “High Performance Parallel Frequent Subgraph Discovery”, November 2014.  Review number:  SUPE-14-00272.

6. Recent Papers  (Omit any papers before 2005)
•  "Mathematical Approaches for Collision Detection in Fundamental Game Objects”, July. Co-author: William Hong and Junfeng Qu, Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia, 12th World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, & Applied Computing, refereed conference Proceedings SERP2012,  Las Vegas, Nevada, July 2012, and published on the refereed Conference Proceedings.

•  "A Practical 4-coloring Method of Planar Graphs" [Co-author: William Hong, Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia], 11th World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, & Applied Computing, refereed conference Proceedings SERP2011,  Las Vegas, Nevada, July 2011, and published on the refereed Conference Proceedings.   ISBN: 1-60132-199-3, 1-60132-199-6

•  "More on Construction of Surfaces" [Co-author: William Hong, Mathan Borchelt, Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia], 11th World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, & Applied Computing, refereed conference Proceedings MSV2011,  Las Vegas, Nevada, July 2011, and published on the refereed Conference Proceedings.    ISBN: ISBN: 1-60132-192-9.

•  "Construction of Surfaces" [Co-author: William Hong, Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia], 10th World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, & Applied Computing, refereed conference Proceedings CGVR2010,  Las Vegas, Nevada, July 2010, and published on the refereed Conference Proceedings. ISBN: 1-60132-136-8, p22–26.

 

•  "An iterative method for solving Ordinary Differential Equations" [Co-author: William Hong, Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia], 9th World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, & Applied Computing, refereed conference Proceedings SERP2009, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 2009.

•  Tutorial session speaker, "How to teach graph algorithms using IAPPGA", The World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, & Applied Computing, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 14-17, 2008.

•  "The Size of Integers That a Computer Can Take" [Co-author: William Hong, Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia], International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice, refereed Conference Proceedings FCS2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 2008.

 

•  "Developing an Online Function Reader” [co-author: William Hong, Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia], International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice, refereed Conference Proceedings SERP2007, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 2007.

•  "Computations with Large Numbers" [co-author: William Hong, Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia], International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice, refereed Conference Proceedings SERP2006.

•  “Teaching Graph Algorithms Using Online Java Package IAPPGA”, 2005, December issue (Volume 37, Number 4) of ACM's SIGCSE Bulletin inroads.