I am a Ph.D. candidate in mathematics at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, working with Dr. Christine A. Kelley. I earned my B.A. in mathematics from Whitman College, and my M.S. in mathematics from UNL. When I'm not doing math, I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, and painting.


My research interests are in error-correcting codes, graph-based codes and decoding algorithms, and applied discrete mathematics. You can see my Curriculum Vitae here.


  • A. Beemer, C.A. Kelley. An iteration search algorithm for implementing hard-decision decoders. Submitted.
  • A. Beemer, K. Haymaker, C.A. Kelley. Absorbing sets of codes from finite geometries. Submitted.
  • A. Beemer, C.A. Kelley. Iterative decoder analysis using multidimensional decoding networks. Submitted.
  • A. Beemer, S. Habib, C.A. Kelley, J. Kliewer. A generalized algebraic approach to optimizing SC-LDPC codes. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, IL, October 2017.
  • A. Beemer, C.A. Kelley. Multidimensional decoding networks for trapping set analysis. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 10495, Springer, pp. 11-20. Estonia, August 2017.
  • A. Beemer, C. Mayer, C.A. Kelley. Erasure correction and locality of hypergraph codes. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 10495, Springer, pp. 21-29. Estonia, August 2017.
  • A. Beemer, C.A. Kelley. Avoiding trapping sets in SC-LDPC codes under windowed decoding. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory and its Applications, Monterey, CA, October 2016.


I currently am teaching Math 302, Math Modeling. Course materials for students may be found on Canvas. Previous courses taught are listed below.

As instructor of record:

  • Mathematics Matters (Fall 2017)
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry (Fall 2016)
  • College Algebra (Fall 2015, Spring 2016)
  • Calculus for Management and Social Science (Summer 2014)
  • Calculus I (Summer 2013, Fall 2013)

As a teaching assistant:

  • Calculus I (Spring 2013, Fall 2014)
  • Calculus, Stochastics, and Modeling (Spring 2014)
  • College Algebra (Fall 2012)

Contact Information

  • Department of Mathematics
    University of Nebraska - Lincoln
    Avery 232
    P.O. Box 880130
    Lincoln, NE 68588
  • allison.beemer[at]huskers.unl.edu