Worku Bitew

Chair Email Whitman Hall, Room 180D


  • MA, Mathematics, Temple University, 2006
  • Ph.D., Mathematics (Applied Mathematics), Temple University, 2008


  • Worku T. Bitew, Justin Abeles, Worku T. Bitew, Radika Latchman Nicholas Seaton, Michael Tartamella, and Richard Vogel. Optimal Advertising Expenditure, The proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Optimization, Simulation and Control, 2023.
  • Worku T. Bitew, Fitih F. Hailu, Tsegaye G. Ayele, and Simon D. Zawka. Marine Protected Areas for Resilience and Economic Development, Aquatic and Living Resources, 36(22) 2023.
  • Worku T. Bitew, Temesgen B. Getahun, Tsegaye G. Ayele, and Simon D. Zawka. Optimal effort, fish farming, and marine reserve in fisheries management, Aquaculture and Fisheries, 2023.
  • Worku T. Bitew, with Cajori Two Group. The Birth of Undergraduate Modern Algebra in the United States., Research in History and Philosophy of Mathematics, 2022(1) 2022, 167–183.
  • Worku T. Bitew, Aqsa Ahad, Aylara Alleyne, Michael De Oliveira, Courtney Schordine, Nicholas Seaton. Dynamic Optimization in Building Personal Emergency Fund, Mathematics Exchange, 15(1) 2021, 54-64.
  • Worku T. Bitew, Erick Elias, Yasman Mustafa and Richard Vogel. Dynamic Programming in Order Fulfillment Process, Mongolian Mathematical Journal, 22(2020) 2020, 30–38.
  • Worku T. Bitew, M Nazrul Islam. Robust Target Detection Employing Log-Polar Transformation and Multiple Phase-Shirted Joint Transform Correlation, Sensors & Transducers, 225(9) 2018, 14-18.
  • Worku T. Bitew, Wisdom Akpalu. Externalities and foreign capital in aquaculture production in developing countries, Environment and Development Economics, 23(2) 2018, 198-215.
  • Worku T. Bitew, Yury Grabovsky. Higher regularity of uniform local minimizers in Calculus of Variations, The Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, 145(12) 2017, 5215-5222.
  • Worku T. Bitew, Wisdom Akpalu. Optimum reserve size, fishing induced change in carrying capacity, and phenotypic diversity, Journal of Bioeconomics, (16) 2014, 289–304.
  • Worku T. Bitew, Mohammed Nazrul Islam. Target tracking using log-polar transform-based shifted phase-encoded joint transform correlation, SPIE Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 9094(9094B) 2014.
  • Worku T. Bitew, Wisdom Akpalu. Species diversity, fishing induced change in carrying capacity and sustainable fisheries management, Ecological Economics, 70(2011) 2011, 1336–1343.


  • Worku T. Bitew, “Optimal Control Plan in Epidemic Control: The Ebola Outbreak.” Paper presented to the 5th Annual Farmingdale State College Celebration of Faculty Scholarship by Worku T. Bitew, Perry Dunetz, Ziaul Islam , Joe Motis, Billy Nguyen, Farmingdale, New York on December 10, 2020.
  • Worku T. Bitew, “Direct and Indirect Methods in Optimal Control of Natural and Financial Resources.” Poster presented at the Celebration of Scholarship by Worku T. Bitew, Emily Giordano, Erik Markowski, Giang Nguyen, Tunisia Solomon, Farmingdale State College on October 30, 2018.
  • Worku Bitew, “Externalities and Foreign Capital in Aquaculture Production in Developing Countries.” Paper presented to the 44Th Eastern Economic Association by Worku T. Bitew and Wisdom Akpalu, Boston, MA on March 2, 2018.
  • Worku T. Bitew, “Bio-economic Model of Externalities and foreign capital in aquaculture production.” Paper presented to the Math Seminar Farmingdale State College by Worku T. Bitew and Wisdom Akpalu, on November 12, 2015.

Awards & Honors

  • CSTEP Award for Mentoring student projects. Students won first place at the 26th Annual Statewide C-Step Conference Poster Competition in the category of Math/Physics/Computer Science., 2018.
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