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University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

Phone: 520-621-2259
FAX: 520-621-8322
Email: velez@math.arizona.edu

B.S. University of Arizona 1968
M.S. University of Arizona 1972
Ph.D. University of Arizona 1975

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William Velez

Description of Research
My main research interests have revolved around number theory. Even though my academic training was in pure mathematics, I was always interested in how mathematics was applied to real world problems. My first position, after receiving my PhD was at Sandia Laboratories. I have also served as a consultant to the Naval Ocean Systems Center and hold five patents in Signal Processing.
Recent Papers or Publications
Fields arithmetically equivalent to a radical extension of the rationals. E. Jacobson and W. Y. Velez, Journal of Number Theory, 1990, Vol. 35, No. 31, pp. 227-246.

The Integration of Research and Education. W. Y. Velez, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Vol. 43(10), 1996, pp. 1142-1146.

The Research Mathematician as Storyteller, J. Watkins and W. Y. Velez, Contemporary Issues in Mathematics Education, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Publications, No. 36, Editors, E. A. Gavosto, S.G. Krantz, W. McCallum, Cambridge University Press, 1999, pp. 45-56.

Special Honors or Awards
Distingusihed University Professor, University of Arizona, 1997-Present.

Presidents' Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, 1997.

President, 1994-96, Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.

National Science Foundation Director's Equal Opportunity Achievement Award, 1993.

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