Contributors

Rachel Traylor, Ph.D.Founder and Lead Researcher

Jason HathcockResearcher and Designer

Jonathan Johnson

Kevin Gibson
Bio
 Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington, 2016
 M.S. Statistics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013
 B.S. Applied Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011
Dr. Traylor is the founder and lead mathematician at the Math Citadel. She has been a Senior Research Scientist in Mathematics and Analytics at Dell EMC, producing 6 patents during her 2 year tenure, and a database administrator at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. She was a graduate instructor at the University of Texas in Arlington, where she taught various undergraduate statistical courses, including statistical inference and multivariate analysis. Her hobbies include marathon swimming, surfing, and consuming excessive amounts of bacon.
Publications

Stochastic Reliability of a Server under a Random Workload Traylor, R.  AACTO Vol 1, Issue 2

Vertical Dependency in Sequences of Categorical Random Variables Traylor, R. and Hathcock, J.  AACTO Vol. 1, Issue 2

Reliability of a ClusteredTask Server Under Modulated Correlation  Traylor, R. & Korzeniowski, A.  International Journal of Statistics and Probability, Vol. 6, No. 2

A Generalized Multinomial Distribution from Dependent Categorical Random Variables  Traylor, R.  AACTO, Vol. 1. Issue 1, pp 115

Dynamic Reliability of a Cluster Server  Korzeniowski, A. & Traylor, R.  International Journal of Statistics and Probability, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp 4551

RAIDShield: Characterizing, Monitoring, and Proactively Protecting Against Disk Failures  Ma. A, et. al  ACM Transactions on Storage, Vol. 11, Issue 4,
Research Interests and Specializations
Bio
 B.S. Mathematics, Minor Chemistry, University of Texas at Arlington, 2013
Jason Hathcock studied mathematics and chemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington, receiving an Honors B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Chemistry. He continued to study mathematics under Dr. Andrzej Korzeniowski at the graduate level, with an emphasis in applied probability. He produces the photographs, and musical numbers for the videos of the Research Cortex, and assists Dr. Traylor in her research endeavors.
His hobbies include composition for the guitar, beautiful typesetting, and quietly critiquing film.
Publications

Vertical Dependency Structures in Sequences of Categorical Random Variables  Traylor, R. and Hathcock, J.  AACTO Vol. 1. Issue 2
Research Interests and Specializations
Jonathan Johnson
Bio
 M.S. Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington
 B.S. Mathematics, University of Texas at Dallas
I am a mathematics PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin. I love to learn and study all kinds of math, but mostly, I research knot theory and 3dimensional manifolds. I received B.S. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a M.S. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington. When I’m not studying math, I like to design board games and play sports.
Publications
 Summation Chains of Sequences Part 3: Sequence Chains from Linear Functions. AACTO, Vol. 1, Issue 2
 Summation Chains of Sequences Part 2: Relationships between Sequences via Summation Chains. AACTO, Vol. 1, Issue 2
 Summation Chains of Sequences Part 1: Introduction, Generation, and Key Definitions. AACTO, Vol 1, Issue 1
Kevin Gibson
Bio
 M.S. Computer Science, University of Toronto
 B.ASc. Mathematics and Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston
Kevin is a software engineer at Microsoft, working on augmented and virtual reality, focusing on surface reconstruction. In the past I have done work in softbody simulation, and am interested in any math that can be used in computer graphics generally. In particular, I am currently looking at discrete exterior calculus and perturbation methods for solving differential equations. In my spare time, I play guitar, play video games, and is learning to bake bread.