Professor Martin B. Short

Assistant Professor
Georgia Tech Mathematics Department
Atlanta, GA, USA
Office Skiles 235b
Office Hours W 10:10 - 11 am, F 1:55 - 2:45 pm
E-mail
Phone (404) 894-3312



Summer REU Project 2008 - Disaster LA
During the summer of 2008, I mentored an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) entitled Disaster LA.  The goal of the project was to create a fictitious scenario in which terrorists attack LA, then show how a variety of advanced mathematical algorithms could help avoid this disaster and find those responsible.  The students working on this project were: Jackie Brosamer, Mayra Cisneros, Eunice Huang, Edwin Lei (that's him about to be tackled by me on the right), Denise Lewis, and Maria Pavlovskaia.  They created a very nice website and a fantastic final presentation, both of which can be found here.

Disaster LA tackle
IPAM RIPS Project 2009 - Geoprofiling
Geoprofiling is the criminological task of using the crime locations of a serial offender to try and predict that criminal's "anchor point" - this may be the offender's home, place of work, etc. During the summer of 2009, I mentored a RIPS (Research in Industrial Projects for Students) Geoprofiling project sponsored by the LAPD at IPAM. The project was undertaken by a very talented group of undergraduates seen in the image to the right; in the front row, from left to right are Xinyuan Xu, Laney Kuenzel, Anca Dragan, and Derek Lietz. A more complete discription of the project can be found here, and the final presentation can be found here (a .zip file containing a powerpoint slideshow and a .wmv movie clip).

RIPS group image
Summer REU Project 2010 - Robotics
During the summer of 2010, I mentored an REU on robotic swarming.  The project was undertaken by a great group of undergraduates seen in the image to the right; from left to right are Edwin Huang, Jamie Irvine, Max Gonzalez, and myself.  Out of their work came a nice paper (found in the publications section of theis site) and final presentation, which can be found here (a .zip file containing a powerpoint slideshow and several movie clips; warning: it is somewhat large).

Robot group image
Summer REU Project 2011 - Game theory on networks
During the summer of 2011, David Uminsky and I mentored a group performing research on a game-theoretic model of crime (the model from one of the papers in my publications list) implemented on various types of networks.  The group can be seen in the image to the right: from left to right are Joy Yu, Kym Louie, myself, and Ian Drayer.  Out of their work came a nice final paper and presentation, which can be found here (a .zip file with two .pdfs), and they are currently working on a manuscript to submit to an undergraduate research journal.
Game group image