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Dr. Yun (Amy) Lu

Professor

Mathematics
610-683-4402
Lytle Hall 162
lu@kutztown.edu


Degrees:

  • Ph.D in Mathematics (Wesleyan University) 2007
  • M.S. in Computer Science (Wesleyan University) 2006
  • B.S. in Applied Mathematics 2000

Research Interests:

  • Mathematical Logic
  • Graph theory
  • Optimizations and Algorithms
  • Education

Courses Taught

  • MAT 040 Geometry
  • MAT 105 College Algebra (classroom and online)
  • MAT 115 Precalculus
  • MAT 121 Mathematics for Business and Information Sciences (classroom and online)
  • MAT 140 Applied Statistics Methods (classroom and online)
  • MAT 181 Calculus I
  • MAT 182 Calculus II
  • MAT 224 Foundations of Mathematics
  • MAT 240 Synthetic Geometry
  • MAT 260 Linear Algebra
  • MAT 301 Probability and Statistics I
  • MAT 302 Probability and Statistics II
  • MAT 306 Mathematics of Finance II
  • MAT 311 Abstract Algebra I
  • MAT 312 Abstract Algebra II
  • MAT 369 Introduction to Graph Theory
  • MAT 372 Independent Study in Mathematics
  • MAT 380 Senior Seminar
  • MAT 395 Honors Independent Study/Thesis
  • Mathematics 580 Special Topics in Mathematics

Selected Publications

  • An Empirical Study of Population-Based Metaheuristics for the Multiple-Choice Multidimensional Knapsack Problem, International Journal of Metaheuristics; Vol 5 (3/4), pp. 193-225, 2016
  • The Effects of Housing Price Volatility on Mortgage Rates, Journal of Housing Research, Vol 25 (1), pp. 17-37, 2016
  • An Undergraduate Uses O.R. to improve final exam schedules at her university, MSOR Connections, Vol 15 (1), pp. 33-38, 2016
  • Reconstructing  Cactus  Graphs from Shortest  Path Information, Aspects in Information and Management, Volume 9778 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 150-161, 2016
  • Is There a Best Greedy-like Single-Pass Heuristic for the Weighted Set Covering Problem?, Operations Research Letters, Volume 44 (3), pp. 366-369, 2016
  • A Study on the Degree of Optimizing Provincial Economic Industrial Structure and EKC of China Based on the Theory of Information Entropy, accepted in the Proceedings of 2015 International Conference on Management Science & Engineering, 2015
  • The optimization degree of provincial industrial ecosystem and EKC of China, Proceedings of 5th IEEE International Conference on Grey Systems and Intelligent Services 2015, pp. 179-186, 2015
  • Teacher Training Enhances the Teaching-Learning-Based Optimization Metaheuristic when used to Solve Multiple-Choice Multidimensional Knapsack Problems, International Journal of Metaheuristics, Volumes 4(3/4) pp. 268-293, 2015
  • An OR Practitioner's Solution Approach for the Set Covering Problem, International Journal of Applied Metaheuristic Computing, 6(4), pp. 1-13, 2015
  • The Representativeness Heuristic in Action, Mathematics Teacher, Volume 108, Issue 2, 2014, pp. 126-131
  • Reducts of the random bipartite graph, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, Volume 54, Number1, 2013, pp. 33-46

Fall 2017 Teaching Schedule and Office Hours

 Fall 2017 Course Days and Time
MAT 105 810 COLLEGE ALGEBRA  ONLINE
MAT 182 030 CALCULUS II MTWF 10:00 - 10:50 A.M.
MAT 182 050 CALCULUS II MTWF 12:00 - 12:50 P.M.
Office Hours

Monday & Tuesday 1:00 - 2:30 P.M.
Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
Friday 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.

Other times by appointment