David Dumas

    Email Address: ddumas@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Math, Statistics, and Computer Science
    Title: Professor
    Office: SEO 503
    Webpage: http://dumas.io/
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Riemann surfaces, Teichmuller theory, hyperbolic geometry, and other geometric structures in 2- and 3-dimensional spaces.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    I often supervise mathematical visualization projects which require some programming experience (often Python or C# are used) and some mathematical background (typically calculus, linear algebra, and math 215 or concurrent registration).

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    For Fall 2017 I'm organizing a team undergraduate research project in UIC's Mathematical Computing Laboratory. The focus of the project will be building virtual reality experiences for the Oculus Rift VR platform to illustrate the geometry of four-dimensional spaces and objects. Project details and application info can be found at: http://mcl.math.uic.edu/fall-2017-projects/

    (Regarding other semester and summer projects: I am always either organizing an undergraduate mathematical research project of my own, or helping to coordinate projects run by other faculty members in my department. I encourage interested students to write to me to ask about such opportunities, and to visit the MCL home page for project info: http://mcl.math.uic.edu )

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