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Personal Information
My name is Kehinde Faronbi. I am a student at Alverno college. My Major is Mathematics and my minors are Computer Information Technology and Elective studies. My research title is "Calculating the Effect of Competition on Survivability on an Ecosystem Using a Weighted (1,2)step Competition Graph Model" with Andria and Dr. Factor. I will be focusing my research on Lake Tanganyika Ecosystem.
Goals and Milestones
Week 1:
 Complete the education module, “The Biology and Mathematics of Food Webs”, by Friday, 6/3/2011
 Enter the title, description and milestones/goals into the Wiki by Friday, 6/3/2011, midnight
 Update Wiki at end of week or during week to reflect what has been accomplished
Week 2:
 Determine the specific ecosystem from which the community food web will be obtained by Monday, 6/6
 Go over basic graph theory material in textbooks, do problems, and have questions ready for meeting with mentor by 11:00 AM Tuesday, 6/7
 Read the selected material from the text by Cohen by Wednesday, 6/8
 Read paper #1 (Competition Graphs of Strongly Connected and Hamiltonian Digraphs) and be prepared to present examples of some of the results by 10:30 AM Thursday, 6/9
 Participate in the luncheon at 11:30 on 6/9
 Update Wiki at end of week or during week to reflect what has been accomplished
Week 3:
 Create food web (predator/prey model) and competition graph of the chosen ecosystem by Monday, 6/13, and determine any “special” vertices that may represent vulnerable species or dominant species
 Read paper #2 (either “A Characterization of Competition Graphs” or “The (1,2)step Competition Graph of a Tournament”) by 11:00 AM Tuesday, 6/14 and have examples worked out that explain some of the results in the paper
 Attend the talk at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, 6/14
 Read paper #3 (the opposite of the previous one) by 10:30 AM Thursday, 6/16, and have examples worked out that explain some of the results in the paper
 Attend the luncheon at 11:30 AM on Thursday, 6/16
 Create the (1,2)step competition graph of the model made on Monday by Friday, 6/17
 Write up a draft synopsis of the background material studies to date—portions of this will be used as the introduction in the formal paper and in the minipresentations—by Friday, 6/17, and email a copy to the mentor
 Update Wiki at end of week or during week to reflect what has been accomplished
Week 4:
 Read paper #4 (either “Weighted Competition Graphs” or “A Class of Acyclic Digraphs with Interval Competition Graphs”) by 11:00 AM Tuesday, 6/21, and have examples worked out that explain some of the results in the paper (Note that only a portion of the former paper will be needed for this project)
 Read paper #5 (the opposite of the previous one) by 10:30 AM Thursday, 6/23, and have examples worked out that explain some of the results in the paper
 Attend the luncheon at 11:30 AM on Thursday, 6/23
 Begin to look at the (1,2)step competition graph of the food web and see if there are any characteristics that may correspond to the vulnerability of a species; experiment with removing a vertex to see what effect it has on the food web and the graph
 Update Wiki at end of week or during week to reflect what has been accomplished
Week 5:• Have a draft 8 – 10 minute talk prepared on what has been learned so far by 11:00 AM Tuesday, 6/28, and be prepared to practice it
 Begin looking at (1,2)step competition graphs of an acyclic digraph family (perhaps unipathic digraphs) and try to find results toward characterization
 Present 8 – 10 informal talk to peers and mentors on Thursday, 6/30
 Update Wiki at end of week or during week to reflect what has been accomplished
Week 6:• Develop a draft definition for a weighted (1,2)step competition graph by 11:00 AM Tuesday, 7/5
 Go to the talk on Tuesday, 7/5
 Continue working on the (1,2)step competition graphs of the acyclic digraph family
 Determine possible measures to use for weights on the arcs of the food web or the edges of the (1,2)step competition graph; use the definition of the weighted (1,2)step competition graph to test measures and ascertain if any meaningful outcome can be obtained—discuss with mentor on Thursday, 7/7
 Go to the luncheon and possible talk on Thursday, 7/7
 Update Wiki at end of week or during week to reflect what has been accomplished
Week 7:• Begin to write up results for the (1,2)step competition graphs of the acyclic digraph family—include conjectures if not proven; rough draft due Tuesday, 7/12
 Continue to experiment with weights on the (1,2)step competition graphs and isolate at least one characteristic that this model may help identify or predict changes in given a change in the ecosystem; present current state of findings to mentor at 10:30 AM Thursday, 7/14
 Go to luncheon on Thursday, 7/14
 Update Wiki at end of week or during week to reflect what has been accomplished
Week 8: (Mentor out of town)
 Continue to work on conjectures for the (1,2)step competition graphs of the acyclic digraph family—both by finding new ones and trying to prove (or disprove) existing ones
 Consider weighting the edges of the acyclic digraph family; apply the measure being developed for the food web to this; try to isolate some results
 Begin to write up results of the food web and weighted (1,2)step competition graph; find or create figures that will be needed in the poster and/or presentation and/or paper
 Participate in the luncheon on Thursday, 7/21
 Update Wiki at end of week or during week to reflect what has been accomplished
Week 9:• Draft of the poster due to mentor by 5 PM Monday, 7/25
 Meet with mentor at 11:00 AM Tuesday, 7/26, to receive feedback on poster, give current state of research, and talk about finishing the paper and creating the final presentation
 Poster (in electronic form) to be submitted by noon on Wednesday, 7/27
 Very rough draft of final paper due to mentor at 10:30 on Thursday, 7/28—go over papers at that time and receive recommendations—there may still be blank or incomplete areas
 Go to luncheon on Thursday, 7/28
 Update Wiki at end of week or during week to reflect what has been accomplished
Week 10:• Draft of formal talk due 11:00 AM Monday, 8/1—meet with mentor and practice
 Poster session 1:00 – 3:00 PM on Tuesday, 8/2
 Formal presentations 11:00 – 1:30 Wednesday, 8/3, and Thursday, 8/4
 Paper due Friday, 8/5 by midnight
 Last update of Wiki due Friday, 8/5
week 1
Tuesday, May 31
 Orientation
 Campus tour
 paper works and Pre survey
Wednesday, June 1
 Meeting with Dr. Factor
 Studying “The Biology and Mathematics of Food Webs” with Andria
Thursday, June 2
 Complete “The Biology and Mathematics of Food Webs” with Andria
 Lunch with Dr. Factor, Zac and Andria while setting goals and milestone
 Introduction to Competion Graph by Dr Factor.
 Attended Talk on good research practice
 Library Orientation
Friday, June 3
 Studing Applied Combinatorics by Alan Tucker and solving assigned problems with Andria.
 Updating Wiki
 continued solving assigned Exercise in Applied Combinatorics over the weekend
week 2
Monday, June 6
 Choose Ecosystem
 Complete Exercises in Applied Combinatorics by Alan Tucker.
 Read and solve assigned exercises in chapter 10.3 Discrete Math and Graph Thoery by Goodaire and Parmenter
 Started Chapter 3 of Applied Combinatorics by Fred Roberts.
Tuesday, June 7
 Finished Applied Combinatorics by Fred Roberts
 Meeting with Dr Factor.
Wednesday, June 8
 Decided to study in the Computer Lab reserved room (at Alverno College)
 studied assigned chapters in Cohen's biomath book.
 read Competition Graphs of Strongly Connected and Hamiltonian Digraphs (intersting, but some terms and proof were not so clear)
Thursday, June 9
 Meeting with Dr Factor. She reviewed and explained some terminologies (clique, partion, optimize etc).
 Working lunch with other REU student.
 Meeting with Zac. He gave a detailed explanation of proposition 2.1 and other reviews.
 Finished reading Cohen's biomath, but still need to go over it again.
Friday, June 10
 Decided to stay in the Computer Lab Reserved room (Alverno College)
 Read A Characteristics of Competition Graph by R.D Dutton and R.C Brigham
 Read Littoral Fish Communities in Lake Tanganyika: Irreplaceable Diversity Supported by Intricate Interaction among species by Hori et al. It contains food web of fish species (using their botanical names) and aggression among fishes. However, It doesn't include other classes of living organisms like amphibians, reptiles and the likes.
 Searching other sources that include different classes of living organism.
Week 3
Monday, June 13
 Draw food web, competion graph and adjacency matrix
 Meeting with Zacc.
Tuesday, June 14
 Meeting with Dr Factor
 Attended Good Presentations, Good Technical writing, and the Difference Between Them by Dr Brylow.
Wednesday, June 15
 Trip to Skyline Technology
Thursday, June 16
 Read The (1,2)Step Competition Graph of a Tournament
 Meeting with Dr Factor
 Working Lunch with other REU student
 Attend Seminar on Responsible Conduct of Research.
 Read Food Web Pattern and their Consequence
 Reviewing drawn food web and competition graph.
Friday, June 17
 Reviewing all background materials
 and writing draft synopsis
 Finished and submit draft over the weekend.
Week 4
Monday, June 20
 Read Weighted Competition Graph
 met with Zacc
Tuesday, June 21
 Finished Weighted Competition graph
 Created (1,2) Step competition graph
 Met with Dr Factor
Wednesday, June 22
 Put weight on competition graph
 Created (1,2) step competition in food web (using created algorithm).
 Reread Weighted Competition Graph
Thursday, June 23
 Recreated (1,2) step competition graph
 Met with Dr. Factor.
 Working lunch with other REU students
 Met with Zacc
 Created Weight(1,2) step competition graph.
Friday, June 24
 Tried out matlab
 Checked for charcterization of weighted and unweighted (1,2) step competition graph.
Week 5
Monday, June 27
 Started mini presentation preparation
 Discovered a mistake in competition graph constructed
 Reconstructed and fixed adjacency matrices
Tuesday, June 28
 prepared Mini presentation Power point.
 Met with Dr Factor.
Wednesday, June 29
 presentation preparation
 worked on % weighted competition graph, but resulted in digraph
 powerpoint revision
Thursday, June 30
 Mini presentation
 Got familiarized with matlab and puting adjacency matrix in matlab
Friday, July 1
 created competition, weighted competition,(1,2)step competition and weight(1,2)step competition graph for Cochin back water, India in order to work with a smaller ecosystem.
 Made some obervations about completeness (using determinant,degree and partition) and forwarded to Andria for checking.
Week 6
Monday, July 4
 Holiday
Tuesday, July 5
 Searching and forming Lemmas
 Met with Dr. Factor
 Met with Zac
 Continued working of Characterization
Wednesday, July 6
 Reviewed materials
 Read A class of acyclic digraph with interval competition graphs
 Checked matrices, but nothing is coming out.
 Wrote theorems and proofs on relationship between (1,2)step completeness and weighted C(D).
Thursday, July 7
 Met with Dr Factor
 Working lunch and talk on MSCS application in fetal diagnostics in the health care industry by Dr. Craig Struble.
 Studied section 3 Species Importance and vulnerability of Biomath packet.
 Came up with deductions on survivalbility using Pw C(D).
Friday, July 8
 Reviewed conclusion about Pw C(D).
 checked anotheer foodweb from biomath packet.
Week 7
Monday, July 11
 Redefined Pw C(D).
 Met with Zacc
 Applied refined definitions to foodweb
 Made draft.
Tuesday, July 12
 Made and edit draft
 Met with Dr Factor
 Made corrections in draft
 Extended definition of Pw C(D) to (1,2)step competition.
Wednesday, July 13
 Applied definition of Pw C1,2(D) but there were challenges
 Redefined and applied defintion.
 Finally came up with one. I think this will work for all cases.
Thurday, July 14
 Had to redefine Pw C1,2(D) a couple more times
 working lunch with other REU student and discussion on posters
 Applied new definition to some of the food web.
Friday, July 15
 worked on paper
 Checked poster templates
Week 8
Monday, July 18
 Applied definition to Lake Tanganyika food web.
 worked on Paper
 Downloaded Latex and checking tutorials on how to use Latex
 Stared editing paper in LaTex
Tuesday, July 19
 Continued working on paper in Latex
 Worked on electronic poster.
Wednesday, July 20
 Prepared electronic poster
 Worked on research paper in Latex
 Found a contradiction to a theorem
 Reread Weighted Competition Graph
Thursday, July 21
 Came up with a theorem and application of Percentageweighted C(D)
 Created and insert sugraphs and other pictures into posters
 Working lunch with other REU students
 Met with Zac.
Friday, July 22
 Edited research paper and poster.
 Created pictures and insert into posters and paper.But, the research paper pictures are coming out too large.
 Checked for other ways of inserting pictures in Latex.
 Finally came up with using photoshop to resize picture before inserting in Latex. However, the jpg format are a little blurr.
Week 9
Monday, July 25
 Edit poster and paper
 Met with Zac
 Edit poster and email to mentor.
Tuesday, July 26
 Met with mentor
 Revise poster and resubmit.
Wednesday, July 27
 Poster Revision and submission of final draft.
Thursday, July 28
 Reviewed research paper
Friday, July 29
 Powerpoint preparation and created diagrams.
Week 10
Monday, August 1
 Revised and submit powerpoint presentation.
Tuesday, August 2
 Poster Presentation.
Wednesday, August 3
 Attended Formal presentation and prepared for mine
Thursday, August 4
 Gave formal research talk.
 Worked on my research paper.
Friday, August 5
 Editted and submited Research paper
 Survey and Research.