Term of Award

Spring 2018

Degree Name

Master of Science in Mathematics (M.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

Digital Commons@Georgia Southern License


Department of Mathematical Sciences

Committee Chair

Hua Wang

Committee Member 1

Goran Lesaja

Committee Member 2

Ha Nguyen


Phylogenetic tree and in general, evolutionary network, has found its application well beyond the biological fields and has even percolated into recent high demanding areas, such as data mining and social media chain reactions. An extensive survey of its current applications are presented here. An attempt has been made to apply the very concept in the mathematics course curriculum inside a degree program. Various features of the tree structure are identified within the curriculum network. To highlight various key components and to enhance the visual effect, several diagrams are presented. The combined effect of these diagram provides a sense of the entire curriculum tree structure. The current study can be used as a potential tool for effective student advisement, student placement within the curriculum, efficient resource allocation, etc. Future work may encompass detailing and implementing these applications.

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