Peter Johnson
Alumni Professor

Research Areas - Discrete Mathematics

Office: 133-B Allison Lab

Address:
221 Parker Hall
Auburn, AL 36849-5310

Phone: (334) 844-3745
Fax: (334) 844-6555
E-Mail: johnspd@auburn.edu

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Education

Ph.D., University of Michigan 1973
Ph.D., University of Michigan 1967


Professional Employment

Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Auburn University 1988 - present
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Auburn University 1983 - 1988
Visiting Lecturer, The University of Reading 1983 - 1985 and 1988 - 1989
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Auburn University 1982 - 1983
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Auburn University Fall Quarter, 1978 and 1980 - 1982
Visiting Associate Professor, American University of Beirut 1978 - 1980
Visiting Assistant Professor, Kalamazoo College 1979
Visiting Professor, University of Michigan Summer 1978
Assistant Professor, American University of Beirut 1974 - 1978
Visiting Assistant Professor, Emory University 1973 - 1974
Teaching Fellow, University of Michigan 1968 - 1973


Honors and Awards

Alumni Professor 2014 - present
COSAM Dean's Award for Outstanding Teacher 2009
COSAM Dean's Research Award 2007
Foundation Fellow, Institute of Combinatorics and Applications 1990
U.S. Army Summer Faculty Research Fellowship 1983
Undergraduate degree awarded Summa Cum Laude 1967
Elected Sigma Xi Associate 1966


Professional Activities

Member: American Mathematical Society, Mathematical Association of America, Institute of Combanitorics: Applications, Sigma Xi: Secretary-Treasurer: Beirut Sigma Xi Club (1977-1978), Auburn University Chapter Awards Committee (1995-1996)


Research and Teaching Interests

Discrete Mathematics: Combinatorics; Graph Colorings; Extremal Graphs; Euclidean Ramsey Problems; Functional Analysis; Information Theory



Selected Publications

  1. With Darrel Hankerson and Greg Harris, a textbook: Introduction to Information Theory and Data Compression, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1998; 2nd edition, 2003.
  2. With Loren Anderson: Constructively coloring the line, Geombinatorics 23 (October, 2013), 52-64.
  3. With Garth Isaak and Caleb Petrie: Integer and fractional security in graphs,Discrete Applied Math. 160 (2012), 2060-2062.
  4. With K. Koolsaet, K. J. Roblee, and T.D. Smotzer: Some extremal problems for edge-regular graphs, Ars Combinatoria 105 (2012), 411-418.
  5. The fractional chromatic number, the Hall ratio, and the lexicographic product,Discrete Math.309 (2009), 4746-4749.


Last updated: 08/11/2015