- Curriculum Vitae
Math & Computer Science
Office Location: AC-2C07C
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Degree Institution Field Dates PhD Stevens Institute of Technology Mathematics 2007 BS Sharif University of Technology Mathematics 2001
My current research focuses on probabilistic methods in formal languages and automata theory, random generation of finite deterministic and minimal automata, weighted automata and their recognition power. I am also interest is in statistics and its applications in mathematics education.
I am the coordinator of Precaculus and teach a variety of courses, among which are Precalculus, Calculus I,II,III, Elementary and Intermediate Statistics, and Probability Theory. I am very interested in mentoring students, both as a research adviser and as a career consultant.
- Areas of Expertise:
- Automata Theory, Weighted Automata
Star Height of Regular Languages
Random Generation of Automata
- Articles in Field Of Expertise:
- Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise:
P. Babaali, E. Carta Gerardino, C. Knaplund. "The Number of DFAs Produced by a Given Spanning Tree." Proceedings of The 2011 International Conference on Scientific Computing. July 2011: pp. 212-217.
P. Babaali. "Generating Random Automata." Proceedings of The 2009 International Conference on Scientific Computing. July 2009: pp.84-89.
- Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances:
" On the Construction of a Family of Minimal Automata " October 2012: ACM Grade Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (ACM Poster Competition).
" On the Equivalence of Context Free Languages and Weighted Automata over the Stack Semiring " October 2011: Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ.
" The Distribution of Automata for a Given Size " July 2011: The World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing.
" The Number of DFAs Produced by a Given Spanning Tree with E. Carta Gerardino and C. Knaplund " April 2011: Research Day at York College..
" An analysis of the grades and the passing rate in math120 (Precalculus) " October 2010: The 3rd annual day of assessment, CETL, Jamaica, NY.
" Asymptotic Density of Minimal Automata " May 2010: AMS Special Session in Groups and Logic.
" Generating Random Automata " July 2010: The World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing.
" Random Automata and Combinatorics " May 2009: Graduate Center, CUNY.
" Random Automata " April 2007: AMS Special Session, Groups and Languages.
- Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships:
William Stewart Travel Award: February 2012.
School of Sciences and Arts award for outstanding Graduate Student: December 2004.
Dean of Graduate School award for leadership of student organizations: May 2003.
SOA/ CAS Examinations: Exam P/1(10/10): .
NSF TUES (Under Review), Early Interventions in Precalculus (joint with F. Sunmonu and L. D'Alotto). 2014-2017: $200,000.
PSC-CUNY Research Grant 65205-00 43, Random Generation of Minimal Automata. 2012 - 2013: $3499.64.
- Offices Held In Professional Societies:
President - Stevens Student Chapter in SIAM: Sepember 2002 - May 2004.
- Other Professional Activities and Public Service:
Member of: Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Mathematical Association of America (MAA): .