Rick Cornez

Professor, Math/Compt Science

Office: Math & Computer Science , Appleton Hall #212

Phone: 909/748-8625 Campus Ext. 8625



Current Research

  • Involved in writing simulations to illustrate concepts in probability and statistics
  • Statistical consulting with industry
  • In the process of coauthoring a programming text using ActionScript 3.0

Description of Research and Professional Background

  • Probability theory and applied mathematics
  • Markov chains, discrete stochastic processes, and Monte Carlo methods
  • Have written Simulation modules in MacroMind Director and Flash to demonstrate probability concepts
  • Along with colleagues Mike Bloxham and Steve Morics, designed our Mathematics Consulting Laboratory course, and presented a paper on it in South Africa this past summer

Courses Taught at Redlands

  • Calculus I, II,and III
  • Real and Complex Analysis
  • Probabilty and Mathematical Statistics
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Mathematical Consulting Lab
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Mathematics of Juggling
  • Mathematics of Gambling

Degrees Held

  • Ph.D. Mathematics University of New Mexico, August 1982
  • M.S. Mathematics University of New Mexico, December 1979
  • B.S. Mathematics Case Western Reserve University, May 1974

Major Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching Award-1996
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory Faculty Fellow (1987)
  • Fullbright Award- Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Botswana (1986)

Significant Presentations

"An Animated Simulation of Traffic Model for Probability " (presentation) American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America National meetings, San Diego, CA Jan, 2008

"An Undergraduate Statistical Consulting Laboratory" (presentation) MATHFEST 04, Mathematical Association of America, Providence, RI, August, 2004

"A Mathematical Consulting Lab" (presentation) American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America National meetings, Washington DC Jan, 2000

“Simulation Before Sampling” (presentation) MATHFEST 98 , Mathematical Association of America, Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Canada July, 1998

“The Mathematics of Juggling” (presentation) Hentschke Hall seminar series. University of Redlands Oct 1997 “Using the Internet in the Classroom” American Statistical Association National Mtgs Anaheim RoundTable Discussion Leader- June 1997

Quiet the Mind
meditation room

The University’s Meditation Room opened in 2007 and is one of the first “contemplative classroom” spaces in the country.

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