Dr. George Nakos

Mechanical Engineering

Current Courses

Personal Bio

George Nakos holds a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from the Johns Hopkins University and he is currently a Professor of Mathematics at the U.S. Naval Academy. He has done research in algebraic topology, commutative algebra, and computer algebra. His current interest is in Cryptography. He has been with the EPP programs since 1987 and he has taught Mathematical Methods for Engineers for Mechanical Engineering. Books: 1. George Nakos and David Joyner, "Linear Algebra and Applications", Brooks Cole, 1998. 2. George Nakos, "The Complete Solutions Manual of Linear Algebra and Applications", Brooks Cole, 1998. 3. George Nakos, "The Student's Solutions Manual of Linear Algebra and Applications", Brooks Cole, 1998.

Education History

  • Doctor of Philosophy Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University

Work Experience

Professor, U.S. Naval Academy

Publications

Selected Publications
• G. Nakos, "On the Brown-Peterson Homology and Cohomology of P^{2n}x P^{2m}", Michigan Mathematical Journal 37 (1990) pp. 211-217
• G. Nakos, "On the p^k-series in Brown-Peterson Homology", Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra North Holland 66 (1990) pp. 303-309
• G. Nakos, "Expansions of Powers of Multivariate Power Series", The Mathematica Journal Vol. 3 Issue 1 1993 pp. 45-47
• G. Nakos, "On Ideals Annihilating the Toral Class of BP_*(x BZ/p^k)", Canadian Mathematical Bulletin Vol 36 (3) 1993 pp. 332-343
• N. Glinos and G. Nakos, "An Application of Computer Algebra to Algebraic Topology", International Journal of Computer Mathematics Vol. 33 (1990) pp. 33-41
• G. Nakos and N. Glinos, "Computer Algebra and Desuspensions of Stunted Real Projective Spaces", International Journal of Computer Mathematics Vol. 43 (1992) pp. 11-20
• G. Nakos and N. Glinos, "Computing Groebner Bases over the Integers", The Mathematica Journal Vol 4 Issue 3 Summer 1994 pp. 70-75
• D. C. Johnson and G. Nakos, "The [2^k]-series Revisited", Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra North Holland 112 (1996) pp. 207-217
• G. Nakos and R.M. Williams, "Elimination with The Dixon Resultant", Mathematica for Education and Research, Vol. 6, No. 3, Summer 1997, pp. 11-21
• G. Nakos, PR. Turner and R.M. Williams, "Fraction-Free Algorithms for Linear and Polynomial Equations", ACM SIGSAM Bulletin Vol. 31 No. 1, December 1997 Issue 122, pp. 11-19
• G. Nakos and R.M. Williams, "A Fast Calculation of the Characteristic Polynomial", Mathematica for Education and Research, Vol. 9, Issue 1, January 2001, pp. 6-12
• G. Nakos, "The Brown-Peterson Homology of Two Lens Spaces", in preparation

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course for the online course "mathematical methods for Engineers"; at Johns Hopkins University (2014)
  • 2011 Johns Hopkins University, Engineering for Professionals Excellence in Teaching Award (2011)
  • 2005 Recipient of the John Smith Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching given annually by the Maryland-Washington DC-Virginia Section of the Mathematical Association of America (2005)
  • The 2003 Recipient of US Naval Academy Teaching Excellence Award (2003)
  • 2003-2005 Finalist for the John Smith Award (2003)

Professional Organizations

American Mathematical Society
Mathematical Association of America
Accociation for Computing Machinery