Zhibo Chen, PhD

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Professor Emeritus, Mathematics

Dr. Zhibo Chen received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1991, and has been teaching mathematics at Penn State Greater Allegheny since then. He was promoted to full professor in 2004.

Dr. Chen teaches math courses for engineering and science majors, and supervised undergraduate research.    His research interests lie in the fields of discrete mathematics including combinatorics, graph theory with applications in theoretical chemistry. He has published over 50 peer reviewed journal papers including several joint work with his undergraduate students on campus.


Spring 2017
Class Class Title Days & Times Room
MATH 140-001 Calc Anly Geom I (Lecture) Mo Tu We Th 8:00AM - 8:50AM Frable Building 208
MATH 220-001 Matrices (Lecture) Tu Th 10:35AM - 11:50AM Frable Building 208
MATH 250-001 Ord Diff Equations (Lecture) Mo Tu We 9:05AM - 9:55AM Frable Building 208
MATH 251-001 Ord and Part Diff Eq (Lecture) Mo Tu We Th 9:05AM - 9:55AM Frable Building 208
  OFFICE HOURS Mo We 10:05-12:05  

Discrete mathematics including combinatorics, graphy theory with applications in theoretical chemistry

Recent publications:

Minimum order of r-regular bipartite graphs of pair length k, Australasian J. of Combinatorics, Vol 66(1), 2016, 50-65 (joint with Zhongyuan Che)

Lower and Upper Bounds of the Forgotten Topological Index. MATCH Commun. Math. Comput. Chem, Vol 76(3), 2016, 635-648 (joint with Zhongyuan Che)

Sharp bounds on the size of pairable graphs and pairable bipartite graphs. The Australasian Journal of Combinatorics, 62, (2015) 172-183. (joint with Zhongyuan Che)

Ramsey Numbers, Graph Eigenvalues, and a Conjecture of Cao and Yuan, Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 458(1) (2014) 526–533. (joint with Fuji Zhang)

A Pascal-like triangles from finding power sums, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology,45(6), (2014) 932-938.

Forcing faces in plane bipartite graphs (II), Discrete Applied Mathematics 161 (1-2), (2013) 71-80. (joint with Zhongyuan Che)

Conjugated circuits and forcing edges. MATCH Commun. Math. Comput. Chem. 69(3), (2013) 721-732. (joint with Zhongyuan Che)

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh