John T. Sieben

Department of Math, Computer Science, Info. Systems

Professor


Contact

John T. Sieben
Emma Frey
Phone: 830-372-6007

EMAIL


Education

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Missouri, Kansas City

M.S., Computer Science, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

M.S., Mathematics, University of Missouri, Kansas City

Research

& Faculty-Student Collaboration

  • “Mathematical Modeling of Olympic Events: Can winning times be predicted?” Fall 2013, Natasha Benevides
  • “Further Exploration on Finding Non-Linear Least Squares Parameters.” Fall 2013, Allison Clark
  • “Estimating and Predicting Rate of Improvement in the Olympics: Take Two.” Fall 2013, Michelle Roberts
  • “Where the Camera Was.” Fall 2013, Daisy Vasquez
  • “Counting on Straight-line Tower Hanoi Graphs.” Fall 2011, Zachary Beshea
  • “A Tale of Two Goats:Modern Techniques Applied to a Classical Problem.” Fall 2009, Stephanie Jupe
  • “Infinite and Tow-dimensional and Three-dimensional Shapes.” Fall 2008, Chelsea Cox
  • “Escape Paths in Some Special Case 3-dimensional Environments.” Fall 2008, Dylan Ginn
  • “Properties of Pascal Matrices.” Spring 2007, Johanna Ramirez
  • “Midpoint Polygons.” Fall 2006, Kristen Andrews
  • “Geometry in Terrestrial Navigation.” Fall 2006, Jason Morales
  • “The Golden Ratio and the Fibonacci Sequence.”Fall 2006, Stephanie Teel
  • “The Geometer’s Schetchpad: Combining Traditional Geometry with Modern Technology.” Fall 2004, Julie Sodolak
  • “Database Overview.” Spring 2002, David Hayter
  • “Learning Macromedia Flash 5 in a Self-Guided Environment.” Spring 2002, Chris Peters
  • “DNA String Matching and Pattern Matching.” Fall 2001, Danny Wahl
  • “Faculty Advisors Database.” Fall 2001, Jim Fowler
  • “Sorting Algorithms.” Fall 2001, Roger Astran
  • “Relational Database Development.” Spring 2000, Evelyn Key
  • “Partial Pressure Mixing of Breathing Gases.” Spring 2000, Ruben Knudsen
  • “The Advantage of Using Microsoft’s Active Directory.” Fall 2000, Ross Brookshire
  • “Random Number Generator.” Spring 1998, David Carlson
  • “The ‘Texas Academy of Science’ Application.” Fall 1998, Dennis Crisfield
  • “Microprocessor Based Instrument for Total Atmospheric Ozone Measurement.” Fall 1998, Scott Hagerup
  • “Power of Experimental Tests.” Spring 1996, Debi Belt
  • “Design and Construction of a Small Computer for Data Collection in an “Underwater Environment.” Spring 1996, Michael J. McFarren
  • “Mathematical Anxiety.” Spring 1994, Debra Blackwell
  • “Hunger for Knowledge of Pi.” Spring 1994, Kimberly A. Hill
  • “Random Number Generators.” Fall 1993, Lynn Blair
  • “Tessellations.” Fall 1993, Robert Hart Winn
  • “Fractals.” Spring 1992, Amybeth Ball

Publications

(With Reza Abbasian) “Using Technology in Senior Seminars and Honors Capstone Courses,” Proceedings of the 21th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, New Orleans, March 2009

(With Reza Abbasian) “A Survey of the Use and Effectiveness of Technology-based Mathematics Instruction Among Texas High Schools, Colleges and Universities,” 22nd proceedings of the 22nd Annual International Conference in Collegiate Mathematics, Chicago, March 2010

(With Reza Abbasian) “Use of TED.com and Gapminder.org in Teaching Applications of Mathematics and Statistics,” proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference in Collegiate mathematics, ICTCM, Denver, March 2011

Presentations

(With Reza Abbasian) “Several Devices and Software for creating Math Videos,” Annual Joint Meeting of MAA-AMS, Baltimore, Md., January 2014

“Error in Non-Linear Regression Due to Transformations,” Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, March 2014

(With Reza Abbasian) “Math videos: comparing platforms and software”, ICTCM, San Antonio, March 2014

(With Reza Abbasian) “A Note on Finding Non-Linear Least-Squares Parameters,”Texas Section, Texas A&M International, Laredo, Texas, April 2014

Commissioned Work:

(With Reza Abbasian) mini-course on “Creating Math Videos: Comparing Platforms and Software,” ICTCM, San Antonio, March 2014

(With Reza Abbasian) “Using Technology in Senior Seminars and Honors Capstone Courses,” 21th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, New Orleans, March 2009

“Analytical and Geometric Synergy in Problem Solving,” Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, March 2010

(With Reza Abbasian) “A Survey of the Use and Effectiveness of Technology-based Mathematics Instruction Among Texas High Schools, Colleges and Universities,” 22nd Annual International Conference in Collegiate Mathematics, Chicago, March 2010

(With Reza Abbasian) “Use of TED.com and Gapminder.org in Teaching Applications of Mathematics and Statistics,” proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference in Collegiate Mathematics, ICTCM, Denver, March 2011

(With Reza Abbasian) “New Trends in Free Web Resources for Mathematics and Statistics,” Annual Meeting of MAA-Texas Section, UT-Tyler, April 2011

(With Reza Abbasian) “Weight Loss Plan, BMI, and Body Model,” Annual Meeting of MAA-Texas Section,” UT-Tyler, April 2011

(With Reza Abbasian) “What's Wrong With College Algebra?” Annual meeting of MAA-Texas Section, El Centro College, April 2012

(With Reza Abbasian) “The Inverted Classroom,” Texas Lutheran University Faculty Development Series, November 2012

(With Reza Abbasian) “A Brief Tutorial on Building a ‘Flipped” Classroom,’” Annual Joint Meeting of MAA-AMS, San Diego, Calif., January 2013,

“The New College Algebra and How I Teach It,” Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas, March 2013

(With Reza Abbasian) “Creating an Inverted Classroom,” ICTCM , Boston, Mass.,March 2013

(With Reza Abbasian) “Inverted Classrooms: The What, the Why, the How,” Texas Section, Lubbock, Texas, April 2013

(With Lorne Davis) Developing the Beginning Engineering Student Within the Context of a Liberal Arts University,”A symposium sponsored by a grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation presentedto the Texas Academy of Science Annual Meeting, St. Edwards University, Austin, March 2011