COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Seong Jun Park


  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, Washington State University - in progress
  • M.S. in Mathematics, Washington State University, 2021
  • B.A. in Mathematics, Heritage University, 2019
Research Interests

My current research focuses on the theory of copositive matrices. Specifically, the numerical range of copositive matrices known as the copositive range. The study of this matrix class has spread to many areas of mathematics such as optimization, graph theory, game theory, and etc. I am working with Dr. Michael Tsatsomeros.

Teaching Experience

  • Calculus II (Math 172) - Fall 2023
  • Dare to Dream Math Academy - Summer 2023
  • Mathematics for Business and Economics (Math 201) - Summer 2023
  • Exploring Mathematics (Math 105) - Spring 2023
  • Graduate Qualifying Exam Review Session for Linear Algebra - Fall 2022
  • Algebra Methods and Introduction to Functions (Math 103) - Fall 2022
  • Graduate Qualifying Exam Review Session for Linear Algebra - Fall 2021

  • Park, S., Gonzalez E., & Laman, D. (2020). Fluorescence lifetime measurements with simple correction for instrument temporal response in the advanced undergraduate laboratory. American Journal of Physics, 88
Scholarships and Awards

  • Nancy J. Robertson Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Mathematics, 2023
  • Sidney G. Hacker Mathematics Scholarship, 2022
Research Experience

  • Fluorescence quenching of the organic molecule perylene by carbon tetrachloride - Laman D. (Ph.D.)
Conferences and Presentations

  • Presented: April 3, 2023, "Copositive Matix and Copositive Range",
    Combinatorics, Linear Algebra and Number Theory Seminar, WSU
  • Presented: Fluorescence quenching of the organic molecule Perylene by carbon tetrachloride. PiMUC (Pacific Inland Mathematics Undergraduate Conference) Gonzaga University, WA
  • Attended: NUMS (Northwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium) Linfield College, OR

  • Korean