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Kevin T. Phelps
Mathematics and Statistics
Professor Emeritus

Research Areas: Discrete Mathematics

Office: 230-A Parker Hall

221 Parker Hall
Auburn, AL 36849-5310

Phone: (334) 844-3608
Fax: (334) 844-6555


Ph.D., Auburn University
M.S., Auburn University
B.A., Brown University

Professional Employment

Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Auburn University
1987 - present
Interim Director, Information Technology, COSAM
2008 - 2012
Department Head, Auburn University
1992 - 2004
Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
1983 - 1987
Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
1976 - 1983
Systems Software Programmer
1972 - 1974

Professional Activities

National Science Foundation Review panel for Graduate Research Fellowship Grants, Feb 2005
National Science Foundation Review panel for Course, Curriculum, Laboratory and Instrumentation Grants, 1999
National Science Foundation Review panel for Course and Curriculum Development Grants, 1996
National Science Foundation Review panel for Instrumentation and Laboratory Equipment Grants, 1994, 1995

Research and Teaching Interests

Current research interests focus on coding theory and other combinatorial structures such as  designs, and hypergraphs and their properties and as well as related areas of application. Of particular interest are algorithmic and computational methods for enumerating, constructing and studying properties related to these  structures. Recently, I have had a supporting role in teaching and  occasional research in statistics.

Selected Publications

  1. Patric R.J. Ostergaard, O. Pottenen, K. Phelps, The Perfect Binary 1-error correcting codes of length 15: Part II properties, IEEE trans. Inform. Theory, 56(2010) , no 6, 2571-2582
  2. C. Fernandez-Cordoba, K. T. Phelps, On the minimum distance graph of the extended Preparata code, Designs, Codes, and Crypto.57(2010), no.2, 161-170.
  3. P. Zeng, Y. Zhu, K. T. Phelps, Bounds on the Maximum Number of Factors In Designs with two distinct groups of factors,Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, 39(2010): 12, 2302 - 2310
  4. ZRM Codes, IEEE Trans. on Information Theory, 54(2008), no. 1, 380-386 (with C. Fernandez, J. Borges)
  5. Intersection of Hadamard Codes,IEEE Trans. on Information Theory,53(2007), no. 5, 1924-1928 (with M. Villanueva)

Last updated: 08/01/2017