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John Konvalina

Selected Publications

Research Papers in Combinatorial Theory and Mathematical Biology

28. Helikar, T., Kowal, B., Madrahimov, A., Shrestha, M., Pedersen, J., Limbu, K., Thapa, I., Rowley, T., Satalkar, R., Kochi, N., Konvalina J., and Rogers, J., Bio-Logic Builder: A Non-Technical Tool for Building Dynamical, Qualitative Models, PLOS ONE 7(10) (2012)

27. Helikar, T., Kochi, N., Konvalina J., and Rogers, J., Boolean Modeling of Biochemical Networks, Open Bioinform. J., 5 (2011), 16-25.

26. Helikar, T., Kochi, N., Konvalina J., and Rogers, J., Decision Making in Cells, System Biology for Signaling Networks, Springer (2010).

25. Helikar, T., Konvalina J., Heidel, J. and Rogers, J., Emergent decision-making in biological signal transduction networks, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 105 (2008), 1913-1918.

24. Konvalina, J., Konfisakhar, I., Heidel, J. and Rogers, J., Combinatorial Fractal Geometry with a biological application, Fractals, 14 (2006), 133-142.

23. Konvalina, J., Heidel, J. and Rogers, J., A Mean Paradox, Amer. Math Monthly, 113 (2005), 166-169.

22. Just, W., Konvalina, J. and Shmulevich, I., The number and probability of canalizing functions, Physica D, 197 (2004), 211-221.

21. Konvalina, J. and Matache, V., Palindrome-Polynomials with Roots on the Unit Circle, Comptes Rendus Mathematiques, 26 (2004), 39-44.

20. Konvalina, J., A unified interpretation of the binomial coefficients, the Stirling numbers, the Gaussian coefficients, Amer. Math. Monthly, 107 (2000), 901--910.

19. Konvalina, J., Generalized Binomial Coefficients and the Subset-Subspace Problem, Advances in Applied Mathematics, 21 (1998), 228-240.

18. Konvalina, J., A Note on a Generalization of Waring’s Formula, Advances in Applied Mathematics, 20 (1998), 392-393.

17. Konvalina, J., On the Number of Cyclic Projective Planes, Advances in Applied Mathematics, 20 (1998), 130-140.

16. Konvalina, J., The Combinatorics of Discrete Self-Similarity" Advances in Applied Mathematics, 19 (1997), 415-428.

15. Konvalina, J. and Liu, Y-H., Arithmetic Progression Sums of Binomial Coefficients, Applied Mathematics Letters, 10 (1997), 11-13.

14. Konvalina, J., A Generalization of Waring’s Formula, Journal of Combinatorial Theory, 75 (1996), 281-294.

13. Konvalina, J., Roots of Unity and Circular Subsets without Consecutive Elements, Fibonacci Quarterly, 33 (1995), 412-414.

12. Konvalina, J. and Liu, Y-H., Circular Subsets without q-Separation and Powers of Lucas Numbers, Fibonacci Quarterly, 31 (1993), 275.

11. Konvalina, J. and Liu, Y-H., Bit Strings without q-Separation, BIT, 31 (1991), 32-35.

10. Konvalina, J. and Liu, Y-H., Zero-One Matrices without Consecutive Ones, Applied Mathematics Letters, 4 (1991), 35-37.

9. Konvalina, J. and Liu, Y-H., Subsets without q-Separation and Binomial Products of Fibonacci Numbers, Journal of Combinatorial Theory, 57 (1991), 306-310.

8. Konvalina, J. and Liu, Y-H., A Combinatorial Interpretation of the Square of a Lucas Number, Fibonacci Quarterly, 29 (1991), 268-270.

7. Konvalina, J. and Liu, Y-H., Subsets without Unit Separation and Products of Fibonacci Numbers, Fibonacci Quarterly, 29 (1991), 141-144.

6. Konvalina, J., A Note on Models of Finite Geometries Arising from Difference Sets, European Journal of Combinatorics, 6 (1985), 189-191.

5. Konvalina, J., On the Number of Combinations without Unit Separation, Journal of Combinatorial Theory, 31 (1981), 101-107.

4. Konvalina, J., A Characterization of the Pythagorean Triples, Fibonacci Quarterly (18th Anniversary Volume-1979), 160-162.

3. Konvalina, J. and Kosloski, R., A Combinatorial Algorithm to Generate Cyclic Quasi-Hadamard Matrices, Utilitas Mathematica, 14 (1978), 269-277.

2. Konvalina, J. and Kosloski, R., Cyclic Quasi-Hadamard Matrices, Utilitas Mathematica, 12 (1977), 273-287.

1. Konvalina, J., On the Converse of Singer’s Theorem, Journal of Combinatorial Theory, 23 (1977), 68-77.


Research Papers in Computer Science Education

7. Konvalina, J. and Wileman, S., Will the Real Pascal Please Stand(ard) Up?, Journal of Pascal, Ada, and Modula-2, 1988.

6. Konvalina, J., Stephens, L. and Wileman, S., Procedures for Improving Student Placement in Computer Science, Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 4 (1985), 46-49.

5. Konvalina, J., Stephens, L. and Wileman, S., Math Proficiency: A Key to Success for Computer Science Students, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, 26 (1983), 377-382.

4. Konvalina, J., Stephens, L. and Wileman, S., Identifying Factors Influencing Computer Science Aptitude and Achievement, Association for Educational Data Systems, 16 (1983), 106-112

3. Konvalina, J., Stephens, L. and Wileman, S., The Relationship Between Mathematical Competencies and Computer Science Aptitude and Achievement, Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1 (1982), 20-21.

2. Konvalina, J., Stephens, L. and Wileman, S., Group Differences in Computer Science Aptitude, Association for Educational Data Systems, 14 (1981), 84-95.

1. Konvalina, J., Stephens, L. and Wileman, S., Factors Influencing Success in Beginning Computer Science Courses, Journal of Educ. Research , 74 (1981), 223-226.


Research Papers in Mathematics Education

3. Konvalina, J. and Stephens, L., The Use of Computer Algebra Software in Teaching Intermediate and College Algebra, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science & Technology, 30 (1999), 271-277.

2. Konvalina, J., An Experimental Study in Basic Mathematics Concerning Self-Assessment, Achievement and Confidence, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science & Technology, 12 (1981), 271-277.

1. Konvalina, J., Changing Attitudes Toward Mathematics, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science & Technology, 11 (1980), 323-325.


Textbooks

3. Konvalina, J. and Wileman, S., Programming with Pascal, McGraw-Hill Publishers (1987), 615 page.

2. Konvalina, J.,Basic Mathematics, HBJ Publishers, (1983) 562 pages.

1. Konvalina, J., Basic Algebra, HBJ Publishers, (1983) 584 pages.