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[Robert R. Miner]
Robert R. Miner

Title: Technical Researcher
Dates: August 1995 -- present
Office: Geometry Center, Room 537
Phone: (612) 626-8313
E-mail: rminer@geom.umn.edu
Personal Home page: http://www.geom.umn.edu/~rminer/

Activities at the Geometry Center

As a member of the technical staff, Robert is involved in many aspects of the functioning of the Center, including electronic communication research and software development, curriculum development, visitor and workshop support, and systems administration. Among his accomplishments during the last year:


Miner has a long history with mathematics and visualization technology. Before coming to the Geometry Center, Miner worked on developing of graphics software for researchers at NIH, on visualization of real and complex hyperbolic space, quasi-conformal mappings, and on a variety of other mathematical subjects. During his four years at the University of Oklahoma, Miner played a leading role in revamping the calculus curriculum to include the use of graphing calculators, and other innovative uses of technology, and he was instrumental in creating the OU Math Department web site.


Ph. D. 1991, University of Maryland
Thesis Advisor: William Goldman
Dissertation: Affine Manifolds with Dilation Structures

B.A. 1986, Reed College
Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Experience


Fellowships and Grants



Teaching Experience

Courses taught at the University of Oklahoma 1991 -- 1994:

Differential geometry I & II, modern geometry, college algebra, first, second and third semester calculus, honors calculus, Topology I & II.

Courses taught elsewhere 1989 -- 1991:

Abstract algebra, first and second semester calculus, math appreciation for non-majors

Other Activities

ICTCM delegate, fall 1993
NSF Calculus Reform Workshop, summer 1993
Calculus TA training organizer, 1993-4

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