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Kevin J. Player, Graduate Student

Please note: Kevin has left the Mathematics department at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  025 Physics Bldg
Office Phone:  (919) 660-2832
Email Address: send me a message
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B.S in Mathematics at Wright State University (Summa Cum Laude), 1996-2000.
Research Interests: Algebraic Combinatorics, Number Theoretic Character Sums, and Finite Geometery

Co-authored two papers on difference sets with previous mentor Dr. Arasu at Wright State University. One paper has been submitted to Designs, Codes, and Cryptography accepted modulo revision, while the other is still in progress and will be a collaberation with and Dr. Dillon at the NSA. I wish to further my studies here at Duke and eventually do research in Algebraic Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry. Difference sets are group developed combinatorial structures related to Designs...they have applications in Cryptography and Coding Theory.

Recent Publications

  1. K.T. Arasu, Kevin J. Player, A New Family of Cyclic Difference Sets with Singer Parameters in Characteristic Three, Designs Codes and Cryptography (Submitted, 0)
  2. K.T Arasu, Henk D. L. Hollmann, Kevin J. Player, Qing Xiang, On the p-Ranks of GWM Difference Sets, "Special issue in honor of Prof. Ray-Chaudhuri's 65th birthday" of OSU math research monograph series (Submitted, 0)
ph: 919.660.2800
fax: 919.660.2821

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