Brimkov publishes paper, gives two presentations


April 15, 2022

Boris Brimkov, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, recently co-wrote a paper that was published in a peer-reviewed journal and he presented at two conferences last month.  

Brimkov’s paper, titled “Optimizing the trade-off between number of cops and capture time in Cops and Robbers,” was published in the Journal of Combinatorics, a journal that publishes research on the area of mathematics dealing with properties of finite structures and counting as a means and an end in obtaining results. Brimkov and seven co-authors applied a family of mathematical graphs to optimize outputs in a computer game.

Brinkov also presented a virtual talk, titled “Constructions of cospectral graphs with different zero forcing numbers,” at the American Mathematics Society, Central Sectional Meeting, as well as another talk, titled “Coloring intersection points of line segments,” at the Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory & Computing at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. The line segment study looked at the minimum number of colors with which the intersection points can be colored so that no segment contains points with the same color.