# Bonnie Jacob

## Associate Professor

Department of Science and Mathematics

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Program Faculty, School of Mathematics and Statistics

585-475-2275

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# Bonnie Jacob

## Associate Professor

Department of Science and Mathematics

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Program Faculty, School of Mathematics and Statistics

## Education

BA, Smith College; MS, Ph.D., Clemson University

## Bio

Dr. Bonnie Jacob is a mathematician specializing in graph theory and combinatorial matrix theory. She is passionate about promoting undergraduate research in mathematics as well as STEM in general, particularly among deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Dr. Jacob founded and ran the NSF-funded NTID Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program from 2017 to 2021. She is currently the RIT MPI of Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate and an active member of the American Institute for Mathematics Inverse Eigenvalue Problems for Graphs research community.

## Select Scholarship

Book Chapter

Jacob, Bonnie and Mohammad Obiedat. "The Future of Mentoring Undergraduate Research in Mathematics with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students."

*Expanding Undergraduate Research in Mathematics: Making Undergraduate Research More Inclusive.*Ed. Michael Dorff, Jan Rychtàř, and Dewey Taylor. Washington, DC: MAA Press, 2023. 1-9. Web.Grants

Jacob, Bonnie and Steven Barnett (2023-2028). Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students. Grant received/funded by Bridges to the Doctorate (T32), NIH/NIGMS.

Jacob, Bonnie (2017-2021). REU Site: Summer Undergraduate Research for Students who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing in Applying Mathematical and Statistical Methods to Problems from the Sciences (REU at NTID). Grant received/funded by National Science Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation.

Jacob, Bonnie (2013-2014). Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics Mini-grant. Grant received/funded by Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics Mini-grant, Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics and National Science Foundation.

Journal Paper

Jacob, Bonnie. "A Mother-Mathematician Meets the COVID-19 Era."

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*12. 1 (2022): 130-138. Web.Jacob, Bonnie C. and Jobby Jacob. "Graphs whose $l_p$-optimal rankings are $l_{\infty}$ optimal."

*Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing*117. paper 4 (2022): 1-17. Web.Adams, Alyssa and Bonnie Jacob. "Failed zero forcing and critical sets on directed graphs."

*Australasian Journal of Combinatorics*81. (2021): 367-387. Web.Jacob, Bonnie and Jobby Jacob. "An Interview with the (Other) Corona Graph."

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*11. 2 (2021): 530-538. Web.Glasser, Abraham,

*et al*. "Failed power domination on graphs."*Australasian Journal of Combinatorics*76. 2 (2020): 232-247. Web.Jacob, Bonnie. "Mommy Brain and the Mommy Mathematician."

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*8. 2 (2018): 223-238. Web.Jacob, Bonnie. "Breastmilk and Theorems."

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*8. 2 (2018): 301-303. Web.Jacob, Bonnie and Jobby Jacob. "lp -Optimal Rankings and Max-Optimal Rankings are Different."

*Graphs and Combinatorics*33. (2017): 1473-1483. Print.Ansill, Thomas,

*et al*. "Failed skew zero forcing on a graph."*Linear Algebra and its Applications*509. (2016): 40-63. Print.Ansill, Thomas,

*et al*. "Three-state Zero Forcing on Graphs."*Congressus Numerantium*. (2016): unknown. Print.Grood, Cheryl,

*et al*. "Minimum Rank with Zero Diagonal."*Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra*27. (2014): 458-477. Web.Adler, Henry,

*et al*. "Undergraduate Research in Mathematics with Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Students: Four Perspectives."*Involve: a Journal of Mathematics*7. 3 (2014): 247-264. Print.Fetcie, Katherine, Bonnie Jacob, and Daniel Saavedra. "The Failed Zero Forcing Number of a Graph."

*Involve: a Journal of Mathematics*. (2015): Unknown. Print.Jacob, Bonnie C. and Jobby Jacob. "Infinite Graphs with Finite $l_p$ Rank Number: a Characterization."

*Congressus Numerantium*. (2012): 2331. Print.Invited Keynote/Presentation

Jacob, Bonnie. "Power domination on graphs: failure and reconfiguration."

*Hobart William Smith Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium.*Hobart William Smith Colleges. Geneva, NY. 1 Feb. 2022. Guest Lecture.Jacob, Bonnie. "A summer research program supporting students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing."

*Joint Mathematics Meetings Special Session on Programs that Support Student Research.*American Mathematical Society. (virtual), (virtual). 6 Apr. 2022. Conference Presentation.Jacob, Bonnie. "Toward a universal approach for the zero forcing span of a graph."

*Joint Mathematics Meetings Special Session on The Inverse Eigenvalue Problem for a Graph, Zero Forcing, Throttling, and Related Topics II.*American Mathematical Society. (virtual), (virtual). 8 Apr. 2022. Conference Presentation.Jacob, Bonnie. "The zero forcing span of a graph."

*Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory & Computing.*Florida Atlantic University. Boca Raton, FL. 8 Mar. 2021. Conference Presentation.Jacob, Bonnie. "For which graphs does swapping vertices at distance two with distance one produce a well-defined graph?"

*Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory & Computing.*Florida Atlantic University. Boca Raton, FL. 18 Mar. 2020. Conference Presentation.Jacob, Bonnie. "Failed Skew Zero Forcing and Two-Set Orderability of Graphs."

*AMS Central Sectional Meeting, Special Session on Combinatorial Matrix Theory.*American Mathematical Society. Minneapolis, MN. 28 Oct. 2016. Conference Presentation.Jacob, Bonnie. "Undergraduate Research in Mathematics: What, Why, Who, Where, When, and How?!"

*Gallaudet University Science, Technology, and Mathematics Department Colloquium.*Gallaudet University. Washington, DC. 1 Dec. 2016. Guest Lecture.Jacob, Bonnie. "Failed and n-state Zero Forcing on Graphs."

*Houghton College Mathematics Colloquium.*Houghton College Mathematics Department. Houghton, NY. 10 Mar. 2015. Guest Lecture.Jacob, Bonnie. "A Discrete Challenge Based on Optical Imaging."

*Geneseo Mathematics Colloquium.*Mathematics Department. SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY. 21 Apr. 2011. Lecture.Jacob, Bonnie. "A Discrete Challenge Based on Optical Imaging."

*Geneseo Mathematics Colloquium.*Mathematics Department. SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY. 21 Apr. 2011. Lecture.Published Game, Application or Software

McGraw, Victoria, Alexandra Eguiluz, and Bonnie Jacob.

*Modeling Daycare HFMD Spread.*Software. Northwestern University Center for Connected Learning and Computer Based Modeling. 2020.Uninvited Presentations

Jacob, Bonnie. "Failed Power Domination: Complexity and Other Select Results."

*Joint Mathematics Meetings.*American Mathematical Society and Mathematics Association of America. Baltimore, MD. 18 Jan. 2019. Conference Presentation.Glasser, Abraham and Bonnie Jacob (advisor). "Failed Power Domination on Knoedel Graphs."

*50th Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory & Computing.*Florida Atlantic University. Boca Raton, FL. 5 May 2019. Conference Presentation.Jacob, Bonnie and Alyssa Adams. "Minimum Critical Sets and Maximum Failed Zero Forcing Sets in Directed Graphs."

*33rdMidwest Conference on Combinatorics, Cryptography, and Computing.*Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 12 Oct. 2019. Conference Presentation.Jacob, Bonnie. "Distance Swap Graphs."

*MAA Seaway Section Meeting.*SUNY College at Brockport. Brockport, NY. 14 Apr. 2018. Conference Presentation.Jacob, Bonnie. "Discipline-based Undergraduate Research from a Teaching and Learning Perspective."

*NTID Scholarship Symposium.*NTID. Rochester, NY. 21 Jan. 2016. Conference Presentation.Henry, Carter and Michelle Mailhot. "Determining a Boolean Model for Human Lactation."

*NTID Student Research Fair.*NTID. Rochester, NY. 15 Apr. 2016. Poster Session.Jacob, Bonnie. "Three-state Zero Forcing on Graphs."

*Forty-Sixth Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing.*Florida Atlantic University. Boca Raton, FL. 3 Mar. 2015. Conference Presentation.Jacob, Bonnie. "The Minimum Rank of the Set of Symmetric Zero-diagonal Matrices Associated with a Graph."

*Joint Mathematics Meetings, AMS Special Session on Trends in Graph Theory.*American Mathematical Society. Baltimore, MD. 18 Jan. 2014. Conference Presentation.Ansill, Thomas and Jaime Penzellna. "Failed Zero Forcing and Failed Skew Zero Forcing on Graphs."

*AMS Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in Post-Baccalaureate Programs.*American Mathematical Society. Baltimore, MD. 18 Jan. 2014. Conference Presentation.Peer Reviewed/Juried Poster Presentation or Conference Paper

Adams, Alyssa and Bonnie Jacob (advisor). "Failed Zero Forcing on Oriented Graphs: Paths, Cycles and Other Results."

*Proceedings of the Joint Mathematics Meetings.*Ed. Mathematics Association of America. Baltimore, MD:*n.p.*.Eguiluz, Alexandra and Bonnie Jacob (advisor). "Agent-Based Modeling of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease."

*Proceedings of the CUR REU Symposium.*Ed. Council for Undergraduate Research. Washington, DC:*n.p.*.Manuscripts Submitted for Publication

Adams, Alyssa and Bonnie Jacob. "Failed Zero Forcing and Critical Sets on Ddirected Graphs." 5 Nov. 2019. TS - typescript (typed).

Jacob, Bonnie,

*et al*. "Failed Power Domination on Graphs." 4 Sep. 2019. TS - typescript (typed).