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[Mark Phillips]
Mark Phillips

Title: Technical Staff Manager
Dates: July 1, 1991 -- present
Office: Geometry Center, Room 535
Phone: (612) 626-8327
E-mail: mbp@geom.umn.edu
Personal Homepage: http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/~mbp/

Activities at the Geometry Center

As technical staff manager, Mark coordinates the technical staff and equipment resources of the Geometry Center. This involves estimating the technical needs of possible future projects, allocating staff and equipment to current projects, tracking staff time spent on projects, hiring new staff, and planning and managing the Center's computer software and hardware environment. He also is actively involved in some of the projects himself. In particular, he serves as the software engineer for the Pisces project.

Mark was one of the authors of Geomview, the Center's 3D visualization system. In addition to working on the design and implementation of the core of the program, he wrote the parser for the Geomview command language, which allows Geomview to communicate with other software. He also wrote the Geomview user's manual. As a member of the technical staff, he has contributed to many of the Center's technical needs, including consulting with visitors, providing support for workshops and conferences, and organizing the Center's equipment and software.


Mark received his BS in mathematics in 1982 from Davidson College in Davidson, NC. He attended graduate school at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, where he obtained an M.S. in applied mathematics in 1984, and then the University of Maryland, where he graduated with a Ph.D. in mathematics in 1990. His thesis was on visual aspects of complex hyperbolic geometry. He spent one year on the faculty of the math department at the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA, and then joined the staff of the Geometry Center in July of 1991.


Ph.D. in Mathematics, 1990
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
Dissertation: Dirichlet Polyhedra in Complex Hyperbolic Space
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. William M. Goldman

M.S. in Applied Mathematics, 1984
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
Master's Project: PHASE: A Computer Program for Generating Three-Dimensional Phase Space Diagrams of Ordinary Differential Equations.
Master's Advisor: Dr. Garrett M. Odell

B.S. in Mathematics, 1982 (magna cum laude)
Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
William G. McGavock Mathematics Award

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