Ly Linh Tran
Economics and Mathematics
Ly Linh Tran spent 8 weeks of the summer conducting math research with the Mathematics & Statistics Department at Auburn University, Alabama.The undergraduate research in mathematics at Auburn University consists of an 8-week study in the areas of algebra and discrete mathematics. After two weeks of an intensive introduction to a selection of problems in graph coloring and number theory, Linh and her fellow researchers were able to break into groups working on problems in other areas of math. As a visiting scholar, Linh had the chance to dive into probability & statistics, in which she presented the solution and the logic behind the “Numbers in the Boxes” problem in front of Auburn University’s Math faculty, alumni, and her research colleagues. She was also highly engaged in facilitating weekly seminars and workshops, and helped tutor students taking summer classes with calculus and algebra. As a mathematics and economics double major, Linh gained experience in doing research, decision making, networking with math graduates and professionals from Auburn University and Georgia Institute of Technology, and exploring the math area she wants to pursue in a graduate program. Under the supervision of Dr. Peter Johnson, Linh received hands-on experience in research, communication, and leadership. Linh Tran’s primary advisor was Dr. Kristen Barnard, and Dr. Peter Hackbert was her secondary advisor.