Curriculum Vitae - Rob Thompson

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Address:

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Hunter College, CUNY
695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065
Mathematics Ph.D. Program
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Park Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10016
e-mail: robert.thompson@hunter.cuny.edu

Date of birth:  November 14, 1957

Education

1980    B.A. Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz
1986 Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Washington
Dissertation Title: Unstable v_1-periodic homotopy at odd primes.
Advisor: Douglas C. Ravenel

Positions

2001-present    Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Hunter College, and Mathematics Ph.D. Program, The Graduate Center, CUNY.
1996-2001 Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Hunter College, and Mathematics Ph.D. Program, The Graduate Center, CUNY.
1993-1996 Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Hunter College, and Mathematics Ph.D. Program, The Graduate Center, CUNY.
2004-present Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics, Courant Institute, NYU (summers)
1992-1993 Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, The University of Chicago
1987-1992 Assistant Professor, Mathematics Department, Northwestern University
1986-1987 C. L. E. Moore Instructor, Department of Mathematics, M.I.T.

Distinctions and Awards

1989-1992    National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Grant Support

2003-2005    National Science Foundation CSEMS Grant
2001-2003    National Science Foundation CSEMS Grant
2001-2002    PSC-CUNY Grant
2000-2001    PSC-CUNY Grant
1999-2000    PSC-CUNY Grant
1998-1999    PSC-CUNY Grant
1997-1998    PSC-CUNY Grant
1996-1997    PSC-CUNY Grant
1995-1998    National Science Foundation SCREMS Grant
1995-1998    New York State GRI Bond Initiative
1995-1996    PSC-CUNY Grant
1994-1995    PSC-CUNY Grant
1992-1994    National Science Foundation Grant
1989-1992    National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
1987-1989    National Science Foundation Grant

Publications

Ph.D. Students supervised

Teaching Experience

University of Washington   1980-1986    Graduate student teaching assistant: recitation sections for freshman and sophomore level calculus. Summer calculus instructor.
M.I.T.   1986-1987   Recitation sections for freshman and sophomore level calculus. Linear algebra, vector calculus.
Northwestern University   1987-1992    Freshman and sophomore level calculus, survey of mathematics for non-science majors, linear algebra, upper division point set topology, First year graduate algebraic topology.
University of Chicago   1992-1993    Second year graduate course in homotopy theory, undergraduate abstract algebra, advanced seminar in homotopy theory.
Hunter College, CUNY   1993-present    Mathematics survey course for non-science majors, linear algebra, freshman and sophomore level statistics, college algebra, precalculus, calculus, differential equations, probability theory, stochastic processes, point set topology, undergraduate real analysis, graduate mathematical finance, graduate real analysis.
The Graduate Center, CUNY   1993-present    First and second year graduate algebraic topology, advanced graduate courses in homotopy theory.
Courant Institute, NYU   2004-present    Graduate probability theory, multivariable calculus and vector analysis.
Stuyvesant High School   2001-2003 Mathematica Lab for precalculus and calculus
Bronx High School of Science   2008    Mathematica lab for mulitvariable calculus.

Invited Talks