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Future Sessions

  • Thursday, Oct 30, 2014: LaTeX Workshop 4, Writing a LaTeX Article - Using Tables
    10:00AM – 11:30AM at the S&T Learning Studio (ASEC 23)
  • Thursday, Nov 6, 2014: LaTeX Workshop 5, Writing a LaTeX Article - Embedding Figures
    10:00AM – 11:30AM at the S&T Learning Studio (ASEC 23)
  • Thursday, Nov 13, 2014: LaTeX Workshop 6, Writing Formulas for a LaTeX Article
    10:00AM – 11:30AM at the S&T Learning Studio (ASEC 23)
  • Thursday, Nov 20, 2014: LaTeX Workshop 7, Using BibTeX
    10:00AM – 11:30AM at the S&T Learning Studio (ASEC 23)

LaTeX Special Session 2, Presentations and Tips & Tricks

Dr. Bao received his PhD degree in Computer Science with a minor in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University in August 2012. From September 2012 to August 2013, he was a postdoctoral research associate in School of Medicine at Stony Brook University (SUNY Stony Brook) and in Department of Biological Sciences at Texas Tech University. He joined University of Akron as an assistant professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in August 2013. Dr. Bao's research experience covers various fields: medical signal/image processing, healthcare systems, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence and wireless networking. Most of his projects are highly interdisciplinary, incorporating biological and medical fields. His research has been reported by MIT Technology Review website and Epilepsy Foundation of America. Since 2013, he has been serving as an editorial board member of IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine. from The University of Akron : Individual Faculty Profile

He has been a LaTeX user for 10 years. He uses LaTeX to create papers, presentation slides, and technical documents for custom software that he has developed.

During this session, you will learn to

  • create presentations,
  • use packages to make document creation easier,
  • and use LaTeX functionality that is not possible with Microsoft Word.

Bring your computer to follow along with his presentation!  If you need one, please let me know.

Date: Friday October 24 from 1:00-2:00PM
Location: Science & Technology Library Learning Studio (ASEC 23)
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LaTeX Special Session 1, Create Graphics with TikZ

Dr. Scott Randby earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from Ohio State University. He is an Associate Professor of Technical Mathematics in the Department of Associate Studies, and he has been a full-time UA faculty member for the past 17 years.

Dr. Randby has been a LaTeX user since 1992. He uses LaTeX to generate all the documents that he writes and has not used a word processor since 1991. In addition, he uses Emacs and Org-mode to write documents, then exports the documents using Org-mode's LaTeX export feature.

Thanks to Dr. Randby for a very informative session.

For more information about TikZ, please see

Dr. Randby's webpage: contains more helpful information about TeX and LaTeX.

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