# About Me

I was born in Akron Ohio to Judith and Donald Bennett. I attended the

Dalton
Local Schools and received a diploma in 1982.

I attended the University of Akron
and Wayne College (a branch of the Akron U in Orrville Ohio) where I received
a bachelor's degree in Mathematics in 1986.

I attended Kent State University and
received a Masters Degree in Computer Science
in 1990. My adviser was Paul
Wang and my thesis was A Mathematically Oriented Graphics Package
Based on the X Window System.

From 1990 until August 2001, I was a systems administrator in the
Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Kent. During this time I
taught various classes in Mathematics and Computer Science.

In August 2001 I became an Assistant Professor at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

I completed a Ph. D. in Computer Science
at Kent State University in 2010. My advisers were
Dr. Paul Farrell and Dr. Arden Ruttan. My dissertation title was Tools and techniques for locating and steering parallel simulations through bifurcation points. The work involved steering, scientific visualization, scientific computation, and parallel computing.

In 1993 I married Michele M. Menegay. We have two children,
Rachel and Elizabeth.

### Erdös Number

I have an Erdös number of 4.

- 1. Vincze István
- Paul Erdös and István Vincze. "On the Approximation of Convex, Closed Plane Curves by Multifocal Ellipses." Journal of Applied Probability, vol. 19, 1982, pp. 89-96.
- 2. Richard S. Varga
- George Csordas, Richard S. Varga and István Vincze. "Jensen polynomials with applications to the Riemann ζ-function." Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications 153.1 (1990) pp. 112-135.
- 3. Arden Ruttan
- Arden Ruttan and Richard S Varga. "A Unified Theory for Real vs Complex Rational Chebyshev Approximation on an Interval" Transactions of the American Mathematical Society Vol. 312 Iss. 2 (1989) pp. 681 - 697
- 4. Dan Bennett
- Dan Bennett, Cara Stein, Paul A. Farrell and Arden Ruttan. "A Steering and Visualization Toolkit for Distributed Applications", The Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'06 ), pp 451--457.