I am an Assistant Professor at the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. I finished my Ph.D. dissertation in June 2013 at the California Institute of Technology under the supervision of my advisor Richard M. Wilson. Here is my curriculum vitae.

Research Interest


Combinatorics: linear algebraic methods, Ramsey-type problems, extremal combinatorics, design theory.

Contact Information

E-mail

wong (at) kutztown (dot) edu

Office

Lytle Hall 213
Phone: 610-683-4407

Mailing Address

Tony Wong
Department of Mathematics
PO Box 730
Kutztown, PA 19530

Street Address (click to expand)

Grants

  • Edge-distinguishing chromatic number for graphs (working with Grant Fickes),
    sponsored by Kutztown University Bringing Experiences About Research in Summer (KU BEARS), May-Sep 2017. ($2000)

  • Two-person coloring game on graphs (working with Diego Manzano-Ruiz),
    sponsored by Kutztown University Bringing Experiences About Research in Summer (KU BEARS), May-Sep 2016. ($2000)

  • IBL Small Grant to develop an Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) course for discrete mathematics,
    sponsored by Educational Advancement Foundation, through The Academy of Inquiry Based Learning, Jan-May 2015. ($1500)

  • Travel grant to DIMACS Conference on Challenges of Identifying Integer Sequences,
    sponsored by National Science Foundation, through Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, Oct 2014. (Approx. $700)

Awards

  • Scott Russell Johnson Prize for Excellence in Graduate Teaching. (2012)

  • Apostol Award for Excellence in Teaching in Mathematics. (2010)

Publications

Other Contributed Work

Thesis

Diagonal forms, linear algebraic methods and Ramsey-type problems,
Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. Online Journal.

Presentations

  • The Second Malta Conference in Graph Theory and Combinatorics, Qawra, Malta. (Jun 2017)

  • Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. (Jun 2017)

  • The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Mathematics Association Conference, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA. (Mar 2017)

  • Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, GA. (Jan 2017)

  • Jointly-Organized Fall Meeting of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware (EPaDel) and New Jersey (NJ) Sections of MAA, Villanova University, Villanova, PA. (Nov 2016)

  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA. (Jul 2016)

  • SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. (Jun 2016)

  • Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle, WA. (Jan 2016)

  • Fall Meeting of the East Pennsylvania and Delaware Section of MAA, Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA. (Nov 2015)

  • Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects Conference, National Museum of Mathematics, New York, NY. (Aug 2015)

  • The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Mathematics Association Conference, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA. (Apr 2015)

  • Spring Meeting of the East Pennsylvania and Delaware Section of MAA, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA. (Mar 2015)

  • Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, TX. (Jan 2015)

  • DIMACS Conference on Challenges of Identifying Integer Sequences, DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. (Oct 2014)

  • Discrete Mathematics Seminar, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA. (Sep 2014)

  • SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics, Minneapolis, MN. (Jun 2014)

  • Mathematics Colloquium, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA. (Apr 2014)

  • The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Mathematics Association Conference, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Lock Haven, PA. (Apr 2014)

  • Discrete Mathematics Seminar, University of Delaware, Newark, DE. (Dec 2013)

  • Discrete Mathematics Seminar, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA. (Nov, Oct 2013)

  • Mathematics Colloquium, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA. (Apr 2013)

  • Combinatorics Seminar, UCSD, San Diego, CA. (Feb 2013)

  • Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, CA. (Jan 2013)

  • Toronto Set Theory Seminar, Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada. (Jul 2012)

  • SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. (Jun 2012)

  • WilsonFest: a conference in honor of Rick Wilson, Caltech, Pasadena, CA. (Mar 2012)

  • European Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Applications, Budapest, Hungary. (Sep 2011)

  • Combinatorics Seminar, Caltech, Pasadena, CA. (May 2011)

Selected Service

Teaching at Kutztown

2016-2017

Spring:
   MAT 121 (Mathematics for Business and Information Science)
   MAT 260 (Linear Algebra)
   MAT 431 (Topology) -- Individualized Instruction
Fall:
   MAT 106 (Trigonometry)
   MAT 115 (Precalculus Mathematics)
   MAT 260 (Linear Algebra)
   MAT 300 (Problem Solving in Mathematics) -- Individualized Instruction
   MAT 460 (Linear Algebra II) -- Individualized Instruction

2015-2016

Spring:
   MAT 121 (Mathematics for Business and Information Science)
   MAT 123 (Discrete Mathematics)
   MAT 260 (Linear Algebra)
   MAT 431 (Topology) -- Individualized Instruction
Fall:
   MAT 106 (Trigonometry)
   MAT 115 (Precalculus Mathematics)
   MAT 260 (Linear Algebra)

2014-2015

Spring:
   MAT 121 (Mathematics for Business and Information Science)
   MAT 123 (Discrete Mathematics)
   MAT 260 (Linear Algebra)
Fall:
   MAT 106 (Trigonometry)
   MAT 115 (Precalculus Mathematics)
   MAT 260 (Linear Algebra)

2013-2014

Spring:
   MAT 121 (Mathematics for Business and Information Science)
   MAT 260 (Linear Algebra)
Fall:
   MAT 106 (Trigonometry)
   MAT 115 (Precalculus Mathematics)
   MAT 260 (Linear Algebra)

Teaching at CUHK

2014-2015

Summer:
   MATH 2010 (Advanced Calculus I)

Teaching at Caltech

2012-2013

Spring:
   Lead TA of Math 1c (Calculus of One and Several Variables and Linear Algebra, Analytical Track).
Winter:
   TA of Math 6b (Introduction to Discrete Mathematics, Combinatorics).
Fall:
   Instructor of Math 17 (How to Solve It).

2011-2012

Spring:
   TA of Math 6c (Introduction to Discrete Mathematics, Logic).
Winter:
   Lead TA of Math 1b (Linear Algebra, Analytical Track).
Fall:
   TA of Math 1a (Freshman Mathematics);
   TA of Math 121a (Combinatorial Analysis).

2010-2011

Winter:
   Instructor of Math 1d (Sequences and Series).
Fall:
   TA of Math 1a (Freshman Mathematics).

2009-2010

Winter:
   TA of Math 6b (Introduction to Discrete Mathematics, Combinatorics);
   TA of Math 121b (Combinatorial Analysis).
Fall:
   TA of Math 6a (Introduction to Discrete Mathematics, Combinatorics);
   TA of Math 121a (Combinatorial Analysis).

2008-2009

Winter:
   TA of Math 1b (Linear Algebra, Practical Track).
Fall:
   TA of Math 1a (Calculus of One and Several Variables).