# Mark DeBonis

## Mark DeBonis

### Assistant Professor

### Department : Mathematics

### Email : mark.debonis@manhattan.edu

### Phone : 718-862-7295

### Office : RLC 2FL

## Education

University of California, Irvine - Ph.D. in Mathematics

University of California, Irvine - M.S. in Mathematics

Biola University - B.S. in Mathematics

## About

## Research

Computational Algebraic Geometry (solving multi-polynomial systems) and applications of Statistics to Machine Learning.

## Professional Experience

Tenure-track Assistant Professor at Manhattan College (2012 - present)

Visiting Assistant Professor at Manhattan College (2009 - 2011)

Adjunct Assistant Professor at CUNY Bronx Community College (2011)

Associate Level 3 at Booz Allen Hamilton (2007 - 2009)

Technical Sta Member at Los Alamos National Laboratory (2005 - 2007)

Full-time Lecturer at UC, Irvine (2000 - 2004)

Assistant Professor at Community College of Baltimore County, Essex (1998 - 2000)

Lecturer at Towson University (1999 - 2000)

Lecturer at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (1999).

Lecturer at UC, Irvine (1995 - 1998)

Instructor at Saddleback Community College (1991 - 1998)

Post-Doctoral position at the Mathematical Institute in Florence, Italy (1994 - 1995).

- Active member of Foundations of Computational Mathematics (FoCM), December 2014 –
- Active regular member of SIAM, January 2016 –
- Active group member of SIAG on Data Mining and Analytics Membership, January 2016 –

## Publications & Professional Activities

i. The XL Algorithm and Polynomial Time (with G. Bard), in preparation.

ii. Modeling Data of Unbounded Skew (with I. Gerhardt), in preparation

iii. Reducing the Homogeneous Degree of a Square Multi-polynomial System, submitted to Journal of Mathematical Cryptology

iv. Rates of Bark Formation on Surfaces of Saguaro Cacti (Carnegiea gigantea) (with L. Evans & L. Barton), submitted to Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society.

v. Benchmarking Software for Solving Multi-polynomial Systems (with R. Schmidt), Computers in Education Journal 2016, Vol XXVI, No. 1.

vi. Using Skew for Classiers, Int. J. of Pattern Recognition and Articial Intelligence, 2015, Vol. 29, No. 03.

vii. Epidermal Browning of Saguaro Cacti (Carnegiea gigantea): Results over a four-year period (with L. Evans), Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, 2015, Vol. 142, Issue 03.

viii. The Maximal Direction Of Any Nth Order Moment, Int. J. of Math. and Stats. 2014, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 1-9.

ix. There are 2^Alelph0 many almost strongly minimal generalized n-gons that do not interpret an infinite group (with Nesin), J. Symbolic Logic, June 1998, v. 63 #2

x. On CN-groups of finite Morley rank (with Nesin), J. London Mathematical Society, (2) 50 (1994) 532-546.

xi. On split Zassenhaus groups of mixed characteristic and of finite Morley rank (with Nesin), J. London Mathematical Society, (2) 50 (1994) 430-439.

xii. CIT-groups of finite Morley rank (I) (with Borovik and Nesin), J. Algebra, April 15, 1994, v. 165 #2, pp. 258-272.

xiii. On a class of doubly transitive omega-stable groups (with Borovik and Nesin), J. Algebra, April 15, 1994, v. 165 #2, pp. 245-257.

## Honors & Awards

- Summer Research Grant at Manhattan College (2014)
- Excellence in Teaching Award at UC, Irvine (2002)
- Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Italian National Council of Research), Math. Institute in Florence, Italy (1994-95).
- UC, Irvine Math Department's Teacher's Assistant of the Year (1990-91 academic year).
- Graduate Representative for the Physical Science Steering Committee at UC, Irvine (1988-89 academic year).
- Regents Scholarship at UC, Irvine, (1986-87 academic year).
- Elected to Delta Epsilon Chi society upon graduation at Biola University (1984).
- National Dean's List (1981-84).
- Biola University Scholarships (1981-84).

## Other

Painting (gouache and ink), Piano playing and composition (classical, jazz), Novel writing (young adult), Poetry writing

## Courses Taught/Teaching

CMPT 464 Machine Learning

MATH 100 Pre Calculus Mathematics

MATH 154 Business Calculus

MATH 185 Calculus I

MATH 186 Calculus II

MATH 187 Calculus I Honors

MATH 188 Calculus II Honors

MATH 272 Linear Algebra I

MATH 285 Calculus III

MATH 286 Differential Equations

MATH 287 Calculus III Honors

MATH 313 Analysis I

MATH 331 Probability

MATH 462 Machine Learning

MATH 491 Nonlinear Optmization

## Personal Website

home.manhattan.edu/~mark.debonis