Dr. Deignan to speak at university colloquium Thursday

Commerce – Dr. Paul B. Deignan, principal engineer at L-3 Communications, will speak about his research, "Information Theoretic Data Mining and Data Fushion, at the Texas A&M University-Commerce Physics and Astronomy Colloquium on Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Science Building room 127.

We hope his visit and the colloquium will further promote the research collaboration between L-3 Communications and A&M-Commerce."

Dr. Deignan's current research focus is in the identification of information flow in partially determined networks. He received his doctorate from Purdue University in 2006, and served in Iraq as an intelligence officer.

The physics and astronomy department at A&M-Commerce holds frequent colloquiums to help faculty and students learn the latest progress and challenges at the forefront of physics and astronomy research. It also promotes research and improves the academic atmosphere on campus.

"The colloquium is a forum for researchers to share their discoveries with others who may or may not be experts in the same field," Li said. "During the last four years, we have invited many internationally recognized speakers to the colloquium."

For more information about past physics and astronomy colloquiums visit