# Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics Department

(507) 457-1420

pweiner@smumn.edu

Paul Weiner is a Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. He has been teaching at Saint Mary’s since 1984 (excluding 1994-1998 when he went back to school for a Ph.D.). His mathematical interests include algebra, number theory, discrete probability, discrete mathematics, combinatorics, graph theory, coding theory, and mathematics education. His personal interests include playing the game of Go, reading, walking, and thinking about interesting and beautiful mathematics.

**Contact information**

507-457-1420

**Education**

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 1998

M.S., Mathematics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 1998

M.A., Mathematics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1983

A.B., Mathematics, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, 1981

**Scholarly & Creative Interests**

Number Theory

Probability

Discrete Mathematics

Coding Theory

Mathematics Education

**Selected Presentations**

2008-2011: “Getting off to a good start with your classes”, Saint Mary’s University New Faculty Mentoring Program

2008: “Viewing the Hamming code in its natural habitat”, MAA MathFest

**Selected Publications**

*Foundations of Advanced Mathematics*, used in M301 at Saint Mary’s University, 2011

With Roger Kugel, “Energy Distribution in Small Populations: Pascal versus Boltzmann”, *Journal of Chemical Education,* Vol. 87, Number 11 (November 2010)

With Joachim Rosenthal, “Coding Theory”, chapter in *Handbook of Linear Algebra, *L. Hogben, ed.,*CRC Press*,2007

*Introduction to Probability*, used in M332 at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, since 2006

*Elementary Number Theory*, used in M315 at Saint Mary's University, since 2001, and at Winona State University, 2007.

Basic Properties of Multidimensional Convolutional Codes, chapter in *Codes, Systems and Graphical Models*. B. Marcus, J. Rosenthal, eds. Springer-Verlag, 2001

“The Abundancy Ratio, a Measure of Perfection”, *Mathematics Magazine*, Vol. 4, no. 73, 307-310, 2000

**Professional Organizations**

Mathematical Association of America

American Mathematical Society

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Pi Mu Epsilon