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Andras Bezdek

C. Harry Knowles Professor of Mathematics

C. Harry Knowles Professor of Mathematics

**Research Areas**
- Geometry

**Office: **344 Parker Hall

**Phone: **(334) 844-6562

**E-Mail: **bezdean@auburn.edu

__Education__

Ph.D., Hungarian Academy of Science

2006

Ph.D., Eotvos University, Budapest

1999

Kandidatus Degree, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1988

Ph.D., Ohio State University

1986

Ph.D., Etvos University, Budapest

1983

M.S., Etvos University, Budapest

1981

__Professional Employment__

Harry C. Knowles Professor, Auburn University

2012 - 2017

Scharnagel Professor, Auburn University

2003 - 2006

Professor, Auburn University

1997 - present

Associate Professor

1992 - 1997

Visiting Assistant Professor, Auburn University

1991 - 1992

Professorship, Math Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Science

1986 - 1991

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

Summer 1989

Visiting Assistant Professor, Cornell University

1988 - 1999

Visiting Assistant Professor, Auburn University

1987 - 1988

Research Fellow, Math Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Science

1981 - 1984

__Honors and Awards__

Harry C. Knowles Professor for Research Leadership in Mathematics Instruction

2012

Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching

2012

Auburn University Outreach Scholarship

2009

Scharnagel Professorship, Auburn University

2003

Alumni Award for outstanding graduate study, Ohio State University

1986

Renyi Kato Prize

1983

Bolyai Mathematics Associates Prize for Young Mathematicians, Budapest

1983

First Prize in Mathematical Competitions, Eotvos University, Budapest

1980, 1981

Second Prize, in National Competitions in Mathematics, Hungarian Mathematical Journal, Budapest

1972, 1974

4th Prize in the Eotvos National Competitions in Physics, Ministry of Education, Budapest

1974

9th Prize in the National competition in Mathematics, Ministry of Education, Budapest

1973

__Professional Activities__

Graduate Program Officer, COSAM, 2000-2005

Annual Y.E.S. Camp, College of Sciences and Mathematics, 2000-present

Annual Saturday Academy, College of Sciences and Mathematics, 2006-present

Organizer, Discrete Geometry Special Session of the 962th AMS Meeting, New Orleans, 2000

Co-organizer, International workshop "Geometry Festival", Ei.itviis University, Budapest, 1990, 93, 96, 99

Co-organizer, Discrete Geometry Special Session of the 926th AMS Meeting, Atlanta, 1997

Co-organizer, Geometry Week, Auburn, 1997

Member of the organizing committee of the international conference on Intuitive Geometry of J. Bolyai Mathematics Society

Departmental Award Committee, 2012- present

COSAM Outstanding GTAs Teacher and Advisor Award Committee, 2012- present

Member of the Graduate Studies Committee of the Department of Mathematics, 2009-2012

Departmental Advisory Committee, 2007- present

Mathematical Learning Center Committee, 2007- present

Member of the Graduate Studies Committee of the Department of Mathematics, 2000-2006

Member of AU's Professional Improvement Leave Committee, 1998-2000

Local organizer of the William Lowel Putnam Mathematical Competition, 1998- present

Auburn University representative of the Alabama Mathematics Infrastructure Committee (NSF/EPSCoR program), 1995-1998

__Selected Publications__

- Andras Bezdek and Braxton Carrigan, Tiling Polyhedra with Tetrahedra,
*Proceedings of the 24th Canadian conference on Computational Geometry, CCCG 2012, Charlottetown,*P.E.I., (August 8-10) pp 217-223. - Andras Bezdek, Wlodzimierz Kuper berg, Unavoidable crossings in a thinnest covering of the plane and of the sphere, in proceedings of "Yaroslavl International Conference "Discrete Geometry" dedicated to the centenary of A. D. Alexandrov August 13-18, 2012", P. G. Demidov Yaroslavl State Uni versity, 2012 pages 14-19.
- A. Bezdek and W. Kuperberg, Dense packing of space with various con vex solids, in Intuitive Geometry, Discrete, and Convex, BOLYAI SOCIETY MATHEMATICAL STUDIES Vol. 24 (Edts: Imre Baniny, Karoly J. Boroczky, Gabor Fejes T6th, Janos Pach) Springer, 389 p., 2013, pp.1-26.
- A. Bezdek and T. Bisztriczky, Finding equal-diameter triangulations in a polygon, Beitrii.ge zur Algebra und Geometric, 2013, p. 1-9 submit ted/pending. - 9 oldal -
- A. Bezdek and C. Braxton, Finding non-triangulable polyhedra by tiling with tetrahedra, Journal of Computational Geometry, 2013, p. 1-14 sub mitted/pending. - 14 oldal -