Program: Geometric Group Theory

College:Rochester Institute of Technology

Email:gpuleo@gmail.com

Snail-mail: 153B Perkins Rd. / Rochester, NY 14623

Although I'd been curious about abstract algebra for a while, this year was the first year I actually got a chance to see it instead of just hearing ghost stories about it. It turns out it's pretty fun. By the summer, I'll have seen both straight group/ring theory as well as some parts of algebraic number theory. My hope is that I'll be able to see algebra from another angle by the end of the summer.

Program: Geometric Group Theory

College: UT Austin

Email: zhao@mail.utexas.edu

Address: 303 W. 40th St. Apt. 106,
Austin, TX 78751

Phone: (512) 458-5897

Program: Geometric Visualization

College: University of Toledo

Email: adakkak@eng.utoledo.edu

Address: 216 university blvd, toledo, oh, 43614

Phone: (419 )280-0047

My name is Abdulmajed Dakkak (Abdul for short) and I come from the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH.

I am interested in several topics in computer science (visualization/graphics, machine learning, and cellular automata) and mathematics (algebra, dynamic systems, and algorithms). I have been programming in python for the past 5 years, creating some small useful programs for my self. I have also been a Linux user for over 6 years.

Program: Geometric Visualization

College: Univerity of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

E-mail: wldavis2@uiuc.edu

Summer mailing address:
1111 S Third Street,
Apt. 203,
Champaign, IL 61820

A more general and personal interest in the REU program is to gain exposure to the "research experience" (of course) and also to develop my mathematical intuition and how it can be applied to computing systems.

Program: Geometric Group Theory

College: Caltech

Email: yashabk@caltech.edu

Address: MSC 134,
Pasadena, CA 91126

phone: 919-412-5197

Mathematically I'm interested in algebra. My other interests include hiking, piano, and theater.

Program: Geometric Visualization

College: Wellesley

Email: kpoon@wellesley.edu or katiempoon@yahoo.com

Phone: 925-628-8904.

Address: 21 Wellesley College Rd, Unit 2137, Wellesley, MA 02481-0221

My name is Katie Poon and I'm a rising Junior at Wellesley College. I was born and raised in California.

I am interested in the REU in Geometric Visualization in Virtual Environments because I think it's a great experience to really learn about programming and mathematical applications. I am eager to apply my critical thinking skills and work in a group setting with the other participants. I also really like the visual aspect of the research. I have not really been exposed to this type of work before so it will be a great opportunity. I will learn very useful and interesting skills that will enhance my learning and give me a greater depth and understanding in math.

Program: Geometric Group Theory

College: Hunter College

E-mail: MikeVitz@gmail.com

snailmail: 21 Clifford Place, Apt. 3R, Brooklyn, N.Y., 11222.

phone: 212 203 5671

My name is Michael Vitz (prefer Mike). I was born and raised in Manhattan; I live in Greenpoint Brooklyn now. I am in my senior year at Hunter College in Manhattan, but this semester I take most of my classes at the CUNY graduate center, and I will take a fifth year to take graduate courses to prepare for, and get a jump on, graduate school. This semester the courses I am taking which are related to geometric group theory are hyperbolic geometry and also knot theory. I became interested in algebraic geometry last year when I sat in on a seminar on knot theory; the instructor -who is a geometer- has since become my advisor. This semester I am developing that interest, and this REU is sounding very cool! I think I will try to study geometry in graduate school.

I also have interests in Physics (I am a double major) and Philosophy (except for a course in the Philosophy of Math that has been a private study). I study flamenco guitar and I am taking private lessons at Hunter in classical guitar -if anyone else plays an instrument maybe we can play a bit on our free time!

Program: Geometric Visualization

College: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

E-mail: choren@uiuc.edu

phone: 817-235-4564.

My name is Chase Boren and I am from Fort Worth, Texas. I am a freshman in physics and math at the University of Illinois. My email is cboren2@uiuc.edu and my cell is 817-235-4564 My interests mainly lie in further development of my program that model collisions inside the Tevatron. Name: Ian Shipman

Program: Geometric Group Theory

College: Tulane

Email: chall1@tulane.edu

Hi, everyone. I'm Chris Hall. I live in New Orleans and am currently a junior at Tulane University. My mathematical interests consist mainly of differential geometry, complex analysis, and algebraic geometry. I live by the motto "Everything is better in complex variables or with cheese." Outside of math, my interests include games of many sorts (especially chess), hockey (I don't actually play.), baseball, tennis, and such things as politics and political philosophy.

Program: Geometric Visualization

College: UIUC

Emails: lhicko2@uiuc.edu, lisa.hickok@gmail.com

Program: Geometric Group Theory

College: Berkeley

Emails: susanw@calmail.berkeley.edu

Program: Geometric Visualization

College: Rose-Hulman

Email: ostlinsy@rose-hulman.edu

Program: Geometric Visualization

College: University of Akron

Emails: gbe2@uakron.edu, gehrman@gmail.com

Snailmail: 568 West Sturbride Dr., Medina, Ohio, 44256

My name is Geoff Ehrman. I am a rising senior (theoretical) mathematics major, with a computer science minor, at the University of Akron. I'm from Medina, Ohio.

My mathematical interests lean towards the algebraic, but I want to learn more geometry and topology; my interests in computer sciences are operating systems, networking, and databases. I've been programming in several languages at varying levels of competence for about 7 years; I've also been using Linux/*BSD for about that long. My outside interests include backpacking/camping, reading, cooking, and randomness. I also like the semi-colon.