Gregory Budzban

SIUC, Mathematics

Professor and Chair
Ph.D. University of South Florida 1991
Probability on Algebraic Structures
Office: Neckers A 365
Office Phone: 618-453-6589
Email: gbudzban at
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Research Interests

Random walks on algebraic structures, in particular, matrix semigroups. Semigroup approaches to discrete dynamical systems, especially the road coloring problem. Development of mathematics curriculum based on "Mathematically-rich" experiences.

Selected Publications

  1. Convolution Products of Non-identical Distributions on A Topological Semigroup, Journal of Theoretical Probability, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 283-307 (1992). (with A. Mukherjea)
  2. A Semigroup Approach to the Road Coloring Problem, Contemporary Mathematics, Vol. 261, pp. 195-207 (2000). (with A. Mukherjea).
  3. Semigroups and the Generalized Road Coloring Problem, Semigroup Forum, Vol. 69, pp. 201-208 (2004).  
  4. Convolution Products of Probability Measures on Completely Simple Semigroups, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Vol. 317, pp. 698-706, (2006).
  5. Completely Simple Semigroups, Lie Algebras, and the Road Coloring Problem, Semigroup Forum, Vol. 74, pp. 206-226 (2007). (with P. Feinsilver )

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