Peter V. O'Neil
Department of Mathematics
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama 35294
Fax: (205) 934-9025
Telephone: (205) 934-2154

Ph.D. (mathematics) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, June 1965
M.S. (mathematics) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, June 1963
National Science Foundation Summer Institute on Fluid Mechanics and Partial Differential Equations University of Kansas, Summer 1962
B.S. (mathematics) Fordham University, June 1961
University Faculty Positions
Professor of Mathematics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1978 - present
Professor of Mathematics, College of William and Mary, September 1975 - June 1978
Associate Professor of Mathematics, William and Mary, September 1968 - June 1975
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, William and Mary, September 1967 - June 1968
Instructor in Mathematics, University of Minnesota, September 1965 - June 1967
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, RPI, summer 1965
University Administrative Positions
Provost, UAB, July 1, 1998 - present
Interim Provost, UAB, February 1, 1997 - June 30, 1998
Dean, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, UAB, September 1982 - January 31, 1997
Acting Dean, NSM, March 1982 - September 1982
Chairman, Department of Mathematics, UAB, September 1978 - March 1982
Chairman, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, William and Mary,
September 1973 - June 1978
Professional Memberships
American Mathematical Society
Mathematical Association of America
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Sigma Xi
Phi Kappa Phi
Professional Service
Reviewer for Mathematical Reviews
Referee for the American Mathematical Monthly and Journal of Combinatorial Theory
Referee for IEEE Transactions on Circuit Theory
Chairman, 1996 Menger Prize Committee (American Mathematical Society awards at the International Science and Engineering Fair)
Professional Presentations
Papers on graph theory were presented at American Mathematical Society meetings in Atlanta (invited), San Francisco, Dallas, New York, and Baton Rouge, and at Pennsylvania State University. There was also a presentation at the Summer 1975 UCLA International Conference on Inverse Problems.
The paper Ulam's conjecture and graph reconstructions was recognized with the Lester R. Ford prize by the Mathematical Association of America.
Courses Taught
Undergraduate - calculus, linear algebra, abstract algebra, complex analysis, ordinary and partial differential equations, Fourier series and integrals, topology, mathematical physics, history of mathematics, Laplace transforms, probability, foundations of mathematics (offered jointly with a member of the philosophy department at William and Mary).
Graduate - topology, real function theory, harmonic analysis, advanced engineering mathematics, special functions, number theory, graph theory, dynamical systems, Fourier analysis.
Grant Activity
From 1971 through 1976, approximately $12,000 per year from NASA Langley, through the Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering.
Principle Investigator on a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, for the improvement of science and mathematics K-12 education (jointly written with faculty from Auburn University and the UAB School of Education).
Pending - $5,000,000, five year grant for improvement of mathematics and science K-12 education in Alabama (written in conjunction with faculty in the sciences, mathematics and education at UAB, and with faculty and administration at other institutions of higher education in Alabama, including Auburn, Miles College and the University of North Alabama).
I have also written parts of Title III and National Science Foundation facilities renovation grant proposals for UAB, and my office serves as a focal point for information on funding sources and as a contact with the UAB Office of Grants and Contracts.

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