Patrick Perry PH.D.

College of Natural and Computational Sciences - Department of Mathematics

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Department Chair, Mathematics



  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Hawaii, May 2007
  • Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Hawaii, May 1992
    Dissertation: "A covering space approach to (d,k) constrained codes."
  • M.A., Mathematics, University of Hawaii, May 1987
  • B.S. Physics and Mathematics, University of Hawaii, August 1983

Courses Taught:

  • MATH 1123 Introductory Statistics
  • MATH 2007 Math Across the Ages
  • MATH 3302 Elementary Number Theory
  • MATH 4470 Methods of Applied Mathematics I

Teaching Interests/Research:

My favorite course to teach is the Math Across the Ages – which is a history of mathematics class at the precalculus level. Students see how problems in their precalculus mathematics courses actually are thousands of years old.

Professional Interests:

Algebraic coding theory. Topics of interest probability of an undetected error, runlength limited codes, and error detecting codes.

Personal Interests/Biography:

Dr. Perry was born and raised in Oklahoma, into a military family. Came to Hawaii when father was stationed here – I stayed when they left. Teaching experience at colleges across the Pacific: Majuro, Pohnpei, Yap, and Guam.  

Married with three school aged children. Active chess player.

Patrick Perry

Associate Professor
Department Chair

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