## 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:**

Many projects I organize focus on mathematical visualization and require some programming experience (often Python or C# are used) and some mathematical background (typically calculus, linear algebra, and math 215 or concurrent registration).

The specific project I am conducting in fall 2018 has the following prerequisites:

Some 3D graphics programming experience is required. The ideal candidate would have experience with the Unity 3D engine, would be familiar with software version control systems (e.g. git), and would have taken a linear algebra course.

**Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:**

In Fall 2018 I am organizing an undergraduate research project titled "Destructive Topology: Slicing Surfaces in VR". Detailed information about this project can be found at:

http://mcl.math.uic.edu/fall-2018-projects/#destop

In short, this project will focus on building software for visualizing cross sections of surfaces in space in virtual reality. The deadline to apply to this project is August 31, 2018. Application instructions can be found at

http://mcl.math.uic.edu/apply/

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