Bill Martin

Last modified: January 15, 2019.

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Name: William J. Martin
Position: Professor
Office: SH305A
Department: Mathematical Sciences
Affiliated Appointments: Computer Science, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
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.

For kids who want to have fun with math, here is my page for cool links to wonderful math stuff. 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.

April 2016 CV, in PDF format.

Research Talks Here and Nearby

WPI's Discrete Math Seminar.

MIT Combinatorics Seminar.

I am on the Steering Committee for the Northeast Combinatorics Network (NCN). We help universities in the northeast USA host Discrete Math Day, each of which is a one-day research conference in combinatorics. We also coordinate Summer Combo in Vermont.

Upcoming Research Conferences

Recent Research Conferences

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