Bill Martin

Last modified: November 7, 2014.

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Name: William J. Martin
Position: Professor
Department: Mathematical Sciences
Institution: Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Information about my research.

My papers and preprints. And some recent talks I've given.

I am a member of WPI's Cryptography and Information Security (CRIS) Research Laboratory.


Here are some on-line resources for courses I am currently teaching. This material is mainly intended for students enrolled in those courses, but visitors are welcome to have a look.

Here is an incomplete list of WPI MQPs (i.e., undergraduate theses) that I have advised or co-advised. Ocassionally, I add some ideas for potential future MQPs to this list.

Here is a recent draft of my PowerPoint presentation on codes and the compact disc. It's aimed at undergraduates who have seen basic linear algebra and have some imagination.

If you are interested in more general things, you may want to read about my teaching, including courses taught and pedagogical discussions.

I have finally transported my Modular Arithmetic Calculator from Winnipeg to Worcester. It still needs plenty of work, but it's useful for calculations by students such as those working in cryptography.


There is not much to know about Bill Martin. But here are a few details, for now. A professional blurb can be found here.

November 2010 CV, in PDF format.

Research Conferences

International Workshop on Algebraic Combinatorics Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China, November 17-21, 2013.

The Second Workshop on Spectral Graph Theory and Related Topics Mathematical Institute, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyami, Japan, November 29-30, 2013

37th Australasian Conference on Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing, University of Western Australia, December 9-13, 2013.

ICERM Semester Program on Network Science and Graph Algorithms, Brown University, February 3 - May 9, 2014

Colloquium on Galois geometry (In memory of Frederic Vanhove), University of Ghent, Ghent Belgium, February 28, 2014

Forty-Fifth Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, March 3-7, 2014

AMS 2014 Southeastern Spring Sectional Meeting University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, March 21-23, 2014

Bijective and Algebraic Combinatorics A conference in honor of Bruce Sagan's 60th birthday, University of Florida, Gainesville, March 24-25, 2014

Modern Trends in Algebraic Graph Theory Villanova University, Villanova, PA, June 2-5, 2014.

Algebraic Combinatorics: Spectral Graph Theory, Erdos-Ko-Rado Theorems and Quantum Information Theory . A conference to celebrate the work of Chris Godsil, June 23-27, 2014

Here is a longer list of some upcoming conferences, as well as some recent conferences that I have been involved with.

Mail, Phone, Fax

Dr. William J. Martin
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Massachussetts 01609
Phone: (508) 831-6764
FAX: (508) 831-5824

William J. Martin / WPI / martin "at" wpi "dot" edu