Department of Mathematics

University of California, Santa Barbara

Phone: (805) 893 2955

Email: millett-“at”-math.ucsb.edu

Education

BS, Mathematics, 1963 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MS, Mathematics, 1964 - University of Wisconsin

Ph.D, Mathematics, 1967 - University of Wisconsin

Academic Appointments

1979 - Present Professor: University of California, Santa Barbara

2012 Visiting Fellow Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK

2011 Visitor Centro di Ricerca Matematica Ennio DeGiorgi, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy

2010 Visiting Researcher Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Trieste, Italy

2009 Visitor The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy

2007 - 2008 Visitor: Institute for Mathematics and it Applications

1984 Member: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

1985 Visiting Researcher: Laboratoire de Mathematiques Fondamentales
Universitie Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

1989, 1995, 2000, 2007, 2010 Visiting Professor: Universite de Provence, Marseille

1990 Visiting Professor: LOMI, St Petersburg

1975 - 1979 Associate Professor: University of California, Santa Barbara

1974, 1976, 1987, 1988 Visiting Professor: Institut des Hautes Etudes
Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette

1969 - 1975 Assistant Professor: University of California, Santa Barbara

1967 - 1969 Instructor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1967 Instructor University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Honors and Awards

1988 Carl B. Allendoerfer Award, Mathematical Association of America

1991 Chauvenet Prize, Mathematical Association of America

1998 Distinguished Public Service, American Mathematical Society

2000 Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

2001 Administrator of the Year, California Science Teacher Association

2006 Giants in Science, QEM/MSE Network

2012 Elected Fellow of the American Mathematical Soceity

Professional Activities

2011-2012 Chair AAAS Section A, Electorate Nominating Committee

2011- Chair AMS-AAAS Liaison Committee
2011- Member College Board, SAT Mathematics Advisory Committee

2009-2012 Chair MAA Committee on the Mathematical Education of Teachers (COMET)

2009-2011 Member Scientific Advisory Committee, ESF-EMS-CIR-PI International Conference and Program: Knots and Links, From Theory to Applications, Pisa, Italy

2008-2012 Chair-elect,Chair,Retiring Chair AAAS Section A (Mathematics)
2008- Secretary Board of Governors, Pacific Journal of Mathematics

2008 Member Prize Committee for Yau High School Mathematics Competition

2006-2008 Member Board of Governors, MAA

2004- Member Commission of Human Rights and Social Change, NASULGC

2004-2005 Chair Southern California-Nevada Section, MAA

2003-2004 Vice-Chair Southern California-Nevada Section, MAA

2003-2004 Chair Short Course Subcommittee, AMS

2002-2004 Member Expert Panel on Math Education Portfolio, NSF

1999 - Member Science Policy Committee, MAA

1990-1991 Chair Allendoerfer Award Committee, MAA

1997-2000 Member at Large AAAS, Section A Committee

1997 - Associate Editor Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications

1997-1998 Chair Western Regional Council, College Board

1993-2004 UC Delegate Academic Assembly, College Board

1989-1993 President & Executive Director California Coalition for
Mathematics

1986-1986 Chair Research Fellowship Committee, AMS

1974-2008 Member Board of Governors, Pacific Journal of Mathematics

Parcticipation in
University of California Governance

2008- Member President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Advisory Committee, UC

2002-2007 Chair Chancellor’s Outreach Advisory Board, UCSB

1997-2007 Chair Regents Scholarship Policy Committee, UCSB

1994-1997 Chair Advisory Committee, California Mathematics Project, UCSB

1993-1998 Chair Committee on Affirmative Action, UCSB

1980-1981 Chair Academic Senate Assembly, UCSB

1986-1989 Chair Computing, Information Technology & Telecommunications
Policy, UCSB

Extramural Support

2002-2005 California Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative UC

2001-2005 Excellence in Undergraduate Mathematics (Fisher, Millett, Rankin) NSF

2005-2008 Chumash Scholars Program Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

2008-2011 Chumash Scholars Program Santa Barbara Foundation

2009-2012 LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate, Co-PI, NSF

2010-2014 Scholarships for Transfer to Engage and Excel in Mathematics (STEEM), Co-PI, NSF

Publications

Total number of science research publications: 65

Some publications prior to September 2009.

1. *Foliations with
all leaves compact*, Topology (16) 1977, 13-32. (with Edwards and
Sullivan)

2. *Leaves without
holonomy, *J. London Math. Soc. (2) v. 16, 1977, pp. 522-54. (with
Epstein and Tischler)

3. *Generic smooth maps of surfaces,* Topology
and its Applications, v. 18, 1984, pp. 197-213.

4. *The Jones’ reversing result,* Pacific
Journal of Mathematics, v. 124, 1986, pp. 173-176. (with Lickorish)

6. Some evalulations of
link polynomials, Comm. Math. Helv, v. 61, 1986, pp. 349-359. (with
Lickorish)

7. *A polynomial
invariant for nonoriented knots and links,* Invent. Math (84) 1986,
563-573. (with Brandt and Lickorish)

8. *A theorem of the Borsuk-Ulam type for Seifert-fibered 3-manifolds,*
Proc. Camb. Phil. Soc., v. 100, 1986, pp. 523-532. (with Rolfsen)

9. *A polynomial invariant of oriented links,*
Topology (26) 1987, 107-141. (with Lickorish)

10. *Generic properties of proper foliations,*
Fund. Math. v. 128, 1987, pp. 131-138.

11. *Description of the topological entanglements
of DNA catenanes and knots by a powerful method involving strand passage and
recombination,* J. Mol. Biol. (197) 1987, 585-603. (with Cozzarelli and
White)

12. *The new polynomial invariants of knots and
links,* Math. Mag. V. 61, 1988, pp. 3-23. (with Lickorish)

13. *Knotting of regular polygons in 3-space,*
Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, v. 3, 1994, pp. 263-278.

14. *Computational
algorithms and the complexity of link polynomials,* Progress in Knot
Theory and Related Topics, 1996, Hermann, Paris, pp. 51-68. (with Ewing)

15. *Minimal edge piecewise linear knots,*
Ideal Knots, World Scientific Press, 1999. (with Calvo)

16. *Monte Carlo
explorations of polygonal knot space,* Knots in Hellas ’98, World
Scientific Press, 2000.

17. *An investigation of equilateral knot spaces
and ideal physical knot configurations,* in Physical Knots: knotting,
linking and folding geometric objects in R3, Contemp. Math. (304) 2002, Amer.
Math. Soc., 77-91.

18. *Energy, ropelength, and other physical
aspects of equilateral knots,* J. Comput. Phys (186) 2003, 426-456.
(with Rawdon)

19. *Scaling behavior of random knots** Proc. Natl.
Acad. Sci. USA (100) 2003, no. 10, 5611-5615. (with Dobay, Dubochet, Sottas,
and Stasiak)
20. The average crossing
number of equilateral random polygons, J. Phys. A. (36) 2003, no. 46,
11561-11574. (with Diao, Dobay, Kusner, and Stasiak)
21. Linear random knots
and their scaling, Macromolecules, (38) 2005, no. 2, 601-606, (with Dobay
and Stasiak)
22. Universal characteristics
of polygonal knot probabilities, Physical and numerical models in knot theory,
Ser. Knots Everything, (36) 2005, World Scientific Pub, 247-274. (with Rawdon)
23. Tying down open knots: a
statistical method for identifying open knots with applications to proteins,
Physical and numerical models in knot theory, Ser. Knots Everything, (36) 2005,
World Scientific Pub, 203-217. (with Sheldon)
24. Total curvature and total
torsion of knotted polymers, Macromolecules (40) 2007 no. 10, 3860-3867.
(with Plunkett, Piatek, Dobay, Kern, Stasiak, and Rawdon)
25. Polygonal knot space near
ropelength-minimized knots, Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications,
Vol. 17, No. 5, 2008, pp 601-631. (with Piatek and Rawdon)
26. Scaling
behavior and equilibrium lengths of knotted polymers, Macromolecules, (41)
2008 no. 12, 4444-4451. (with Rawdon, Dobay, Kern, Piatek, Plunkett and,
Stasiak)
27. The
Effect of Knotting on the Shape of Polymers, Macromolecules, (41) 2008 no.
21, 8281-8287. (with Rawdon, Kern, Piatek, Plunkett, and Stasiak)
28. Effect
of Knotting on Polymer Shapes and Their Enveloping Ellipsoids, Journal of
Chemical Physics,i 130, 165104-1-8, 2009, (with Piatek, Plunkett, Rawdon, and Stasiak)
29. Shapes
ofknotted cyclic polymers, Bussei Kenkyu, 92-1, 2009, 32-37 (with Rawdon, Kern, Piatek, Plunkett, and Stasiak)
Scholarly Scientific Publications since September 2009
1. Knots,
Slipknots, and Ephemeral Knots in Random Walks and Equilateral Polygons,
Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, vol 19, no 5, 2010, 601-615.
2. The linking number and the writhe of
uniform random walks and polygons in confined spaces,
Journal of Physis A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 343, 2010, 045208-6 (with Lambropoulou and Panagiotou)
3. Symmetry-breaking in cumulative measures of shapes of polymer models,
Journal of Chemical Physics, vol 133, 2010, 1541131-4 (with Rawdon, Stasiak, and Tran)
4. The generation of random equilateral polygons,
Journal of Statistical Physics, vol 143, 2011, 102-138 (with Alvarado and Calvo)
5. P hysical knot theory: an introduction
to the study of the influence of knotting on
the spatial characteristics of polymer,
World Scientific, Introductory Lectures on Knot Theory: Selected Lectures presented at The Advanced School and Conference on Knot Theory and its Applications to Physics and Biology, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 11 – 29 May 2009, Ser. Knots Everything, World Scientific Press, 2011, vol 46, 346-38
6. The length scale of 3-space knots, ephemeral knots, and slipknots in random walks,
Progress in Theoretical Physics Supplement, No 191, 2011, 182-191
7. Cumulative shapes of knoted polymers,,
Progress in Theoretical Physics Supplement, No 191, 2011, 165-171
8. A study of entanglement in systems with periodic boundary conditions,
Progress in Theoretical Physics Supplement, No 191, 2011, 172-181 (with Lambropoulou, Panagiotou, Theodorou, and Tzoumanekas)
9. Characteristics of shape and knotting in ideal rings,,
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 45, 2012, 225001 (with Zirbel)
10. Conservation of complex knotting and slipknotting patterns in proteins,,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA, vol 109, no 26, 2012, E1715-E1723 (with Sulkowska, Rawdon, Onuchic, and Stasiak)
11. Identifying knots in proteins,,
Topological Aspects of DNA function and Protein Folding, Biochemical Society Transactions (2013) 41, 533 - 537, (with Rawdon, Stasiak, and Sulkowska)
12. Knot localization in proteins,,Topological Aspects of DNA function and Protein Folding, Biochemical Society Transactions (2013) 41, 538 - 541, (with Rawdon, Stasiak, and Sulkowska)
13. Knotting pathways in proteins,,Topological Aspects of DNA function and Protein Folding, Biochemical Society Transactions (2013) 41, 523 - 527, (with Rawdon, Noel, Ramirez-Sarmiento, Onuchic,, and Sulkowska)
14. Quantifying entanglement for collections of chains in models with periodic boundary conditions,
Procedia IUTAM: Topological Fluid Dynamics, (2013) 7, 251 - 260, (with Lambropoulou and Panagiotou)
15. Writhe and mutual entanglement combine to give the entanglement length,
Physicla Review E, (2013) 88, 062604, (with Kroger and Panagiotou)
16. KnotProt: a database of proteins with knots and slipknots, Nucleac Acids Research, (2014) 1, doi: 10.1093/nar/gku1059,
(with Jamroz, Niemyska, Rawdon, Stasiak, Sulkowski, and Solkowska)
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