ERMELINDA
DELAVIŅA

2012  Associate Dean of the College of Science and Technology, University of HoustonDowntown, Houston, TX 77002. 
2010  Professor, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department, University of HoustonDowntown, Houston, TX 77002. 
2010 2012  Assistant Chair of Freshman Program, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department, University of HoustonDowntown, Houston, TX 77002. 
2003 2010  Associate Professor, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department, University of HoustonDowntown, Houston, TX 77002. 
1997 2003  Assistant Professor, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department, University of HoustonDowntown, Houston, TX 77002. 
19921997  Teaching Fellow/Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 
19901992  Research Assistant, Department of Mathematics, UH, Houston, TX 77204. Research supported in part by grant 003652085ARP. 
19931997  University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, Ph.D. in Mathematics (Graph Theory/Combinatorics.) Advisor: Siemion Fajtlowicz 
19901993  University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, MS in Mathematics (Graph Theory/Combinatorics.) 
19841989  University of Texas/Pan American, Edinburg, TX, BS in Mathematics, Minor in CS, and a Teaching Certificate. 
Graph Theory, with an emphasis on graph theoretical induced substructures, variations of Ramsey theory, extremal graph theory, and invariants related to independent and dominating sets in graphs.
Refereed Publications
Other Publications 
To Appear
Preprints Submitted
In Preparation
2013  Graffiti.pc on Independence, CanaDAM2013: 4th Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference, St. John's Newfoundland, Canada. 
2013  On the 2independence number and the neighborhood of the core of a graph (with I. Lazo), CombinaTexas, Apr. 2013, UHD, Houston, Texas. 
2013  On the total domination number and cut vertices of a graph (with D. Amos), CombinaTexas, Apr. 2013, UHD, Houston, Texas. 
2012  On conjectures of Graffiti.pc, SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics, Jun. 2012, Halifax, Canada. 
2011  Graffiti.pc on the independentdomination number of a graph (with R. Pepper and B. Waller), 42th Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing, Mar. 2011, Boca Raton, FL. 
2010  The graph induced by all vertices in some independent set (with C. E. Larson), SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics, Jun. 2010, Austin, TX. 
2010  Graffiti.pc on the 2domination number of a graph (with R. Pepper and B. Waller), 41th Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing, Mar. 2010, Boca Raton, FL. 
2010  A parallel algorithm for finding maximum critical independent sets in graphs (with C. E. Larson), AMS Session on Discrete Mathematics, 2010 Joint Meeting of AMS/MAA, Jan. 2010, San Francisco, CA. 
2009  Graph Theoretical conjectures of Graffiti.pc , CanaDAM2009: 2nd Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference, Montreal, Canada. 
2009  Graffiti.pc on the total domination number of a tree (with R. Pepper and B. Waller), 40th Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing, Boca Raton, FL. 
2008  An update of Graffiti.pc's sufficient conditions for Hamiltonian paths, Mathematics Colloquium , Texas A & M UniversityGalveston, Galveston, TX. 
2008  A computer program for mathematical discovery, Symposium on Computational Approaches to Creativity in Science, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. 
2008  On Some Conjectures about the maximum order of induced bipartite subgraphs (with R. Pepper and B. Waller), 39th Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing, Boca Raton, FL. 
2007  Computergenerated conjectures in graph theory, Workshop on Algebraic Graph Theory and Mathematical Chemistry, South Padre Island, TX. 
2007 
On Graffiti and Graffiti.pc,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN.

2007  Graffiti.pc on the total domination of a connected graph (with B. Waller), 38th Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing, Boca Raton, FL. 
2006  Using Graffiti.pc for undergraduate research, Invited Paper Session on Graph Theory Ideas for Undergraduate Research, Mathfest 2006, Knoxville, TN. 
2006  Computer generated sufficient conditions for Hamiltonian paths (with R. Pepper and B. Waller*), 37th Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing, Boca Raton, FL. 
2006  Computer generated sufficient conditions for Hamiltonian paths (with R. Pepper and B. Waller), Combinatexas 2006, TSU, Houston, TX 
2006  Panel discussion leader for software use in teaching mathematics, Computers and Scientific Discovery Workshop III, University of Ghent, Gent, Belgium 
2005  The Dalmatian heuristic of Graffiti and Graffiti.pc, Colloquium of the Combinatorial algorithms and algorithmic graph theory (CAAGT) working group", Gent, Belgium 
2004 
Lower bounds on the matching number of bipartite graphs (with Iride Gramajo), 2^{nd} Houston Area Discrete Math, Graph Theory and Applications Seminar, Houston, TX. 
2004  The Dalmatian heuristic of Graffiti and Graffiti.pc, invited lecture at workshop on Computers and Discovery II, DIMACSGERAD, Montreal, Canada 
2004  Applications of the conjecturemaking program, Graffiti.pc, Joint AMSSMM International Meeting, Houston, TX. 
2004  On some conjectures of Graffiti.pc concerning the bipartite number and path number of a graph (with Bill Waller), Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing, Boca Raton, FL. 
2004  Panel Participant, Central Issues in Developmental Math, Title V Faculty Leadership Program, Houston Community College, Houston, TX 
2003  Wed Based Mathematics Courses, College Algebra and Structure & Application of the Number System (with F. Patterson and Maurice Ekwo), Texas Southern University Department of Mathematics Seminar, Houston, TX. 
2002  Independence, Radius and Path Coverings in Trees (with Bill Waller), Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing, Boca Raton, FL. 
2001  Application of Graffiti, Working Group on ComputerGenerated Conjectures from Graph Theoretic and Chemical Databases I, DIMACS Center, Rutgers University. 
2001  Demonstration of Graffiti, Graph Theory Day 42, DIMACS Center, Rutgers University. 
2001  Ramseyan Properties of Connected Trianglefree Graphs, Presenter, Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing, Baton Rouge, LA. 
2000  Ramseyan Properties of Connected Trianglefree Graphs, CAM Invited Colloquia Speaker, Rice University. 
2000  A Developemental Math Website, TTLC presentation, UHD. 
1999  Women in Mathematics, AMP Student Conference Invited Speaker, University of Texas/Pan American. 
1996  Ramseyan Properties of GraphColorings, Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing, Baton Rouge, LA. 
1992  A Conjecture Making Program, Graduate Student Presentation, SACNAS meeting, Albuquerque, NM. Funded by SACNAS. 
2008  UHD QEP Curriculm Grant Recipient for Fall 2008. 
2004  UHD Organized Research Grant Recipient for Fall 2004. 
2003  DIMACS Reconnect Conference 2003 Consultant 
2001 2003  PQE Grant Participant, UHD, Project Title: Math Concepts Course Redesigned 
2001  Success Builders Award (Featured on the Dec. 2001 UHD Commencement Program) 
20002001  Edgrid Grant Participant, UHD. Project Title: Math Concepts 
2000  IT Grant, Recipient, UHD. Project Title: A Developmental Math Web Site 
19992000  Texas Section Project NExT Fellowship Recipient. 
19981999  National Project NExT Fellowship Recipient (Silver Dot). 
1998  UHD Organized Research Grant Recipient. 
1992  Honorable Mention, NSF Minority Graduate Fellowship. 
2012   Honors Program Council 
2012   Diversity Council 
2012   Provost's Advising Council 
2012   Faculty Affairs Committee 
2011  2012  Academic Adjustment Committee 
2011  2012  Honors Taskforce 
2010  2012  First Year Advisory Council 
2010  2011  Efficiencies and Budget Reductions Taskforce. 
2010  2012  Sexual Harassment Board 
2010  2011  Search Committee for Senior Vice President and Provost of UHD 
2008  2010, 20112012  Planning and Budget Development Committee formerly the UPC (cochair 20092010, chairperson 20112012) 
2008  2009  Search Committee for Applied Math position (chairperson ) 
2008  2010  Math 1301 Exam & Review Committee. 
20072008  Strategic Planning Committee. External Relations subcommittee. 
2008  Screening Committee for Director of ServiceLearning (chairperson ) 
20062008  Quality Enhancement Program Committee, (senate representative). 
20062008  Faculty senate taskforce on faculty workload issues (cochair) 
2006 2008  Faculty senate executive committee. 
20052006  Search Committee for SS Dept.. 
20042005, 20062007  Search Committee for NS Dept.. 
20032005  UHD Faculty Grievance Hearing Committee (chairperson 2005) 
2004  CMS Department Faculty Grievance Committee 
20032012  CMS Rank & Tenure Committee (chairperson 20032004) 
2003present  PreCalculus Curriculum Committee (chairperson 2008 2012 ) 
20002006  Scholarship Selection Committee for the Scholars Academy (chairperson 2004  2006 ). 
2001 2010  UHD Student Research Conference Organizing Committee, (chairperson or cochair 2004  2006, 2008, 2010). 
2001 2002, 2004  CMS Scholar's Academy Faculty Mentor, 
2001 2003  Scholarship Committee for Future Students (chairperson 2002). 
2001  Search Committee for Urban Education Dept. 
20002001  Academic Honesty Committee (chairperson). 
20002001  Committee on Committees. 
2000  Search Committee for Dean of University College. 
19992000  Parking and Violations Appeals Committee. 
19992000  Library Committee. 
19982000, 2006 2008  Faculty senator representing CMS department. 
19981999  Annual Academic Awards and Scholarships Committee. 
19972000, 2002 2006  MAA student chapter faculty sponsor. 
19982000  Red Rose Scholarship Committee. 
1997 2012  Program/Curriculum Committee, Mathematics, CMS department. 
1997 2005  Math 1300 Exam & Review Committee, UHD (chairperson 19982000, 20042005 ). 
2007  Reviewer for

2006  Scribe for Discussion Session on Working with Local Students, Promoting Undergraduate Research in Mathematics Conference, Chicago, Ill 
2004  Abstract reviewer for undergraduate student poster presentations for the Annual SACNAS Conference, Austin, TX. 
2002  Chairperson for the SIAM Discrete Math Meeting Session on Extremal Graph Theory, San Diego, CA. 
2000, 2001, 2003  Panel Coordinator and Moderator for UHD speaker sessions, Houston Hispanic Forum's Career Day, Houston. TX 
1998  Chairperson for the Graduate Student Oral Presentations at the 25^{th} Annual SACNAS Conference, Washington, D.C. 
1992present  The Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications (ICA) 
19982006, 2008  2010  The Mathematical Association of American (MAA) 
19982000  The Mathematical Association of American Texas Section 
19971998  The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS) 
19931997, 1999  The American Mathematical Society (AMS) 
19961997, 2002, 20102011  The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 
2000  Judge for the 2^{nd} Annual UHDMAA High School Math Contest. 
1998  College Bowl Score keeper at UHD. 
1995  MATHLAB Test Review Session Presenter, UH. 
1994  Houston Hispanic Forum's Career Day representing UH. 
19921993  EXCEL Mentor Program, UH. 