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NREUP 2009

Morgan State University

Title: Riordan Matrices with Applications to RNA Sequences

Director: Asamoah Nkwanta

Email: asamoah.nkwanta@morgan.edu

Dates of Program: July 6 - August 14, 2009

Summary: In this project, students will study certain RNA sequences related to the HIV-1 molecule and use lattice walks modeled by Riordan matrices to predict more stable RNA secondary structures. The set of all Riordan matrices forms a non-commutative group call the Riordan group. To understand the application to RNA, it will be necessary for the students to be introduced to the Riordan group and combinatorial objects called lattice walks.

Student Researchers Supported by MAA:

  • Kemi Adeyinka
  • Ashley Banks
  • Damond Collier
  • Anya Ector-Joseph
  • Daudi Sagalla

Program Contacts:

Bill Hawkins
MAA SUMMA
bhawkins@maa.org
202-319-8473

Michael Pearson
MAA Programs & Services
pearson@maa.org
202-319-8470

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