Discovery in Mathematics & Computer Science

Philip de Castro stands in front of a whiteboard with math equations written on it.Researching Eulerian Numbers

With professor Mark Kozek, Philip de Castro researched a special set of numbers called Eulerian Numbers. These have significant influence in a branch of mathematics known as combinatorics, which focuses on studying how to count particular mathematical structures. In other words, he researched how and why Eulerian Numbers behave the way they do.

"Since starting my college career, I yearned for the opportunity to participate in research. To actually be in charge of my own project with the support of Whittier College and Dr. Kozek has been a humbling and rewarding experience."