Mathematics Faculty: Jessalyn Bolkema
Jessalyn Bolkema, PhD, is a visiting assistant professor at Harvey Mudd College. Her research is in coding theory: the mathematics of reliable transmission or storage of information. This work involves a broad spectrum of tools and techniques, drawn from graph theory, algebra, combinatorics, information theory, topology, and beyond, and the research questions we work to address live at the interface of theory and practice. She is enthusiastic about collaborations with students and colleagues in computer science and engineering. Current topics of interest range from quantum error correction to iterative algorithms on graphs to combinatorial properties of path algebras.
Jessalyn earned a BA in mathematics from Hope College in 2012 and a PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2018.