Hai Dinh, associate professor of mathematical sciences at Kent State University at Trumbull, has been named Kent State’s Scholar of the Month for December. His research interests include algebraic coding theory and ring and module theory.
Since 2004, Dinh has published more than 25 papers at high-level, peer-reviewed research journals, including Journal of Algebra, Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Finite Fields and Their Applications, and Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing.
He has been a well-known invited speaker at international conferences and mathematics colloquium.
In addition to universities in the U.S., he has given many honorary tutorial lectures at international universities in China, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam.
After completing his bachelor of science, master of science and doctorate in mathematics at Ohio University, Dinh worked for a year as a visiting professor at North Dakota State University. He has taught at Kent State since 2004.
Kent State’s Scholar of the Month recognizes faculty researchers and scholars whose recent work has had an important impact on their professional fields and has brought exposure and notoriety to the university. Each month, a different college will have the opportunity to nominate a researcher/scholar for this recognition.
The selection process is in the hands of the dean and his or her colleagues and faculty.
The deans communicate the person’s name to the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs for recognition as Scholar of the Month.