profileAugustine “Jim” Bertagnolli is a mathematician, computer scientist, musician, and aspiring air quality expert.


Mathematics, music, science, health, mathematical modeling, technology, open source software, computer programming, algorithm design, website development, air quality


Auburn University at Montgomery
Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, Mathematics with Computer Science
3.97 GPA
Graduated December 2013


Software Developer, Epic Systems Corporation
February 2014 – Present
Design and development of large-scale software packages

Tutor, AUM Instructional Support Lab
January 2011 – December 2013
Subjects tutored: Calculus I,II,III, Differential Equations, Physics I,II, Discrete Mathematics, Structured Programming I,II, etc.

Research assistant, Auburn University at Montgomery
June 2012 – May 2013
“Nanostructure-enhanced Phase Change Materials” funded by the U.S. Department of Energy;
Collaborated with advisor and fellow research assistant in simulating and visualizing phase change in nanofluids;
Wrote program in C++ using an adapted Lattice Boltzmann Method to simulate convection with phase change in nanofluids

Instructor, AUM Math Lab
Jan 2011 – Aug 2012
Managed online lab courses and carried out lab procedures as set by coordinator


  • C / C++
  • UNIX / Linux
  • LaTeX
  • Matlab / GNU Octave
  • Xmgrace
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript


Dean’s List
Fall 2010 – Present

AUM Merit Scholarship
2010 – 2013

Solution to Journal Problem Published
Fall 2013
Solution to Pi Mu Epsilon's Spring 2013 #1282;
Published in Pi Mu Epsilon Fall 2013, pp. 568-569

Patterson Award – MAA Southeastern Section Conference 2013
Spring 2013
Oral presentation “From ‘Final 3’ to ‘Final n’: Popular Card Trick Explained and Generalized for Any Size Deck”

Outstanding Student in Mathematics, AUM
One recipient per department per academic year

3rd Place, AUM Undergraduate Research Symposium
Spring 2013
Oral presentation “The Stick Problem”

Member of the EPSCoR Cyberinfrastructure Student Engagement Program
2011 – 2013
Attended biweekly training webinars on cyberinfrastructure and supercomputing;
Expenses paid trip to SC12, the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, Salt Lake City, UT

President – AUM Math Club
Fall 2011 – Spring 2013
Coordinated all math club activities, increased attendance by at least 100% with new events (Game Night, faculty talks, etc.)

MAA Southeastern Section Conference 2011, 2012, 2013
2011 – 2013
Participated as member and leader of AUM's Math Jeopardy team 2011 – 2013;
Attended mathematics talks on various topics

Honorable Mention, AUM Undergraduate Research Symposium
Spring 2012
Presentation of poster / paper “n-Space Displacement of an n-Dimensional Sphere”


Hour of Code – Facilitator, Wetumpka High School
December 2013
Guided 5 classes (approximately 100 students) at local high school through an Hour of Code, an international effort supported by names such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates featuring free tutorials to introduce computer science to students grades K-12

Linux InstallFest – AUM
Fall 2013
Designed, implemented, and volunteered for campus-wide Linux InstallFest hosted by AUM Math Club;
Five hours of helping fellow students and faculty to install Linux on their own computers

Volunteer Tutoring – Midterm Madness, AUM
Fall 2013
Seven hours of free tutoring to AUM students campus-wide

Instructor – Fraction Workshop, AUM
Spring 2013
Designed, implemented, and participated in free campus-wide Fraction Workshop for struggling students