Jennifer Daniel

Office: Lucas 200H
Phone Number: 880-8771
Office Hours: MTW 11:20-12:30; Thurs. 10:20-11:00


Ph. D. Mathematics North Carolina State University, 2003
M.S. Mathematics North Carolina State University, 2000
B.S. Mathematics University of New Orleans, 1998

Professional Employment


Lamar University, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Lamar University, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellow
Graduate Teaching Assistant, North Carolina State University

Professional Organizations

Member of the American Mathematical Society (AMS)
Member of the Association of Women in Mathematics (AWM)
Member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Mentor for the Association of Women in Mathematics
Member of the Association of Women in Mathematics Mentor Network Committee

Courses Taught at Lamar

Math 1314, College Algebra
Math 2312, Precalculus
Math 2318, Linear Algebra
Math 2413, Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Math 2414, Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
Math 3321, Discrete Structures
Math 3350, Modern Algebra
Math 3351, Modern Algebra II
Math 4330/5330, Linear algebra II

Areas of Research Interest

Lie Algebras
Symmetric Spaces
Quantum Computation
Graph Theory G-graph of a Group
Undergraduate Research

Selected Publications

  • Algorithms for Computations in Local Symmetric Spaces, with A. G. Helminck, Communications in Algebra, 36 (2008), no. 5, 1758-1788.
  • Computing the fine structure of real reductive symmetric spaces, with A. G. Helminck, The Journal of Symbolic Computation, 42 (2007), no. 5, 497-510.
  • An Algebraic Approach for Quantum Computation, with Q.N. Tran and V. Andreev, The Journal for Computing Sciences in Colleges, 22 (2006), no. 1, 187-196.
  • The G-Graph of a Group, to appear.
  • Using Signed Permutations to Compute the Weyl Group of a Symmetric Space, the Journal of Combi¬natorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing, 64 (2008), 175-185.
  • Paths and Circuits in G-Graphs, with C. Bauer, C. Johnson, A. Rodriguez, and B. Temple, Involve, 1 (2008), no. 2, 135-144.
  • Paths and Circuits in G-Graphs of Certain Non-abelian Groups, with A. DeWitt and A. Rodriguez, to appear.

Synergistic Activities

-University Merit Award -Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
-Volunteer for
-Exxon Mobil Project NexT Fellow
-Organizer of AMS Special Session on Structure, Geometry, and Symbolic Computation of Algebraic Groups and Symmetric Spaces at the 2008 Joint Meetings of the MAA and AMS
-Chair of Special Session on Algebra at the 2004 Joint Meetings of the MAA and AMS
-Local organizer and chair of the general session at the 10th International Conference on Applications of Computer Algebra at Lamar University
-Organizer of a panel session at MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meeting; Atlanta, Georgia; January 5, 2005 entitled Keeping Current in One’s Research for Project NExT
-Principal Investigator for MAA National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (NREUP) grant
-Principal Investigator for Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM) grant
-Co-principal Investigator for NSF STEP Type I grant
-Referee for the Missouri Journal of Mathematical Sciences, The Journal of Symbolic Computation, Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing, and The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities for the State of North Carolina