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Mark Branson , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Mathematics & Physics | Fine School of the Sciences
Mark Branson
Contact
Office Hours
TuTh 9:00-11:00, 1:00-2:00
Office Location

S171, Kevin J. Manning Academic Center, OMN

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Education

  • B.A. in Mathematics, B.S. in Computer Science, University of Oklahoma (2003)
  • M.Phil, Ph.D. in Mathematics, Columbia University (2010)

Professional Experience

  • Stevenson University
    Assistant Professor, Mathematics
    2013-present
  • Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    2010-2013
  • NASA Ames Research Center
    Education Associate
    2003-2007

Research

My research is in the area of Geometry & Topology.  My thesis and postdoctoral research was in the area of symplectic topology, but I have been pursuing applied geometry since coming to Stevenson.  I am interested in the geometry of urban spaces and how we can use geometric invariants to describe the cities in which we live.

Publications

  • “Action-Maslov Homomorphism for Monotone Symplectic Manifolds,” Algebr. Geom. Topol. 11 (2011), no. 2, 1077-1096.
  • “MARTE: Technology development and lessons learned from a Mars drilling mission simulation,” Journal of Field Robotics, Volume 24, Issue 10, Date: October 2007, Pages: 877-905 (with Howard Cannon, Carol Stoker, Stephen Dunagan, Kiel Davis, Javier Gomez-Elvira, Brian J. Glass, Lawrence G. Lemke, David Miller, Rosalba Bonaccorsi, Scott Christa, José Antonio Rodriguez-Manfredi, Erik Mumm, Gale Paulsen, Matt Roman, Alois Winterholler, and Jhony R. Zavaleta)
  • “DAME: Planetary-Prototype Drilling Automation,” Space 2006 Conference Proceedings, AIAA, 2006 (with B. Glass, H. Cannon, S. Hanagud, and G. Paulsen)
  • “A Tabulation of Legendrian Knots by Ambient Isotopy,” The Honors Undergraduate Research Journal,
    Spring 2003

Teaching

MATH 147 - Precalculus

MATH 218 - Geometry

MATH 220 - Calculus I

MATH 221 - Calculus II

MATH 222 - Calculus III

MATH 230 - Discrete Structures

MATH 301 - Mathematical Structures

MATH 312 - Mathematical Statistics I

MATH 313 - Mathematical Statistics II

MATH 321 - Differential Equations

MATH 418 - Mathematical Modeling

MATH 425 - Scientific Computer Programming

MATH 490 - Numerical Analysis

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