# Robert Suzzi Valli

## Robert Suzzi Valli

### Visiting Assistant Professor

### Department : Mathematics

### Email : robert.suzzivalli@manhattan.edu

### Phone : 718-862-7763

### Office : RLC 201C

## Education

PHD, CUNY: The Graduate Center

MA, CUNY: The Graduate Center

MPHIL, CUNY: The Graduate Center

BS, Manhattan College

## Research

My research interests include hyperbolic geometry, hyperbolic orbifold surfaces and Fuchsian groups.

## Professional Experience

**Experience:**

- Assistant Professor, Manhattan College, June 2016 - Present
- Visiting Assistant Professor, Manhattan College, August 2013 - June 2016
- Adjunct Lecturer, CUNY: Lehman College, August 2010 - May 2013
- Graduate Teaching Fellow, CUNY: Lehman College, August 2007 - May 2010

**Memberships:**

- Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
- Special Interest Group of MAA on Undergraduate Research

## Publications & Professional Activities

**Publications:**

- "Figure Eight Geodesics on 2-Orbifolds," Computational Methods and Function Theory 16 (2016), no. 1, 105-125. (DOI 10.1007/s40315-015-0125-z.)
- "Non-simple Closed Geodesics on 2-Orbifolds," Ph.D. Thesis, CUNY: The Graduate Center, September 2013.
- "Unfoldings of the Cube," with R. Goldstone, arXiv:1604.05004v1 (Preprint), April 2016.
- "Finding Shortest Paths on a Cube," with R. Goldstone, in preparation.

**Selected Presentations:**

- "The Hyperbolic Plane & Surfaces," Mathematics Department Seminar, Manhattan College, May 2016.
- "An Introduction to Hyperbolic Geometry & Surfaces," Mathematics Department Seminar, Manhattan College, March 2016.
- "Non-simple Closed Geodesics on Orbifolds," AMS Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting - Special Session on Invariants of Closed Curves on Surfaces, Stony Brook University, March 2016.
**"**Lengths of Geodesics on Hyperbolic Surfaces," Hyperbolic Geometry Seminar, CUNY: The Graduate Center, November 2015.**"**Shortest Paths on Cubes," Mathematics Department Seminar, Manhattan College, April 2015.**"**Shortest Paths on Cubes," Senior Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar, Connecticut College, September 2014.- "Closed Geodesics on Orbifold Surfaces," 29th Summer Conference on Topology and Its Applications - Special Session on Geometric Topology, CUNY: The College of Staten Island, July 2014.
- "Figure Eights on Orbifold Surfaces," Sixth Iberoamerican Congress on Geometry - Special Session on Hyperbolic Geometry, CUNY: The Graduate Center, May 2014.
- "Shortest Paths on Cubes," Math Department Seminar Series, Marist College, May 2014.
- " Non-simple closed geodesics on orbifold surfaces," Complex Analysis and Dynamics Seminar, CUNY: The Graduate Center, May 2013.
- "Paths and homotopy on orbifold surfaces," Hyperbolic Geometry Seminar, CUNY: The Graduate Center, May 2013.
- "Figure eight geodesics on hyperbolic orbifold surfaces," Hyperbolic Geometry Seminar, Simons Center at Stony Brook University, September 2012.
- "Generators and relations for the mapping class group," Hyperbolic Geometry Seminar, CUNY: The Graduate Center, July 2012.
- "The pants complex is connected," Hyperbolic Geometry Seminar, CUNY: The Graduate Center, February 2011.

## Courses Taught/Teaching

**Fall 2016 Courses:**

Math 186: Calculus 2

Math 285: Calculus 3

Math 287: Honors Calculus 3

**Course Taught in Past Semesters:**Math 151: Modern Math: Social Choice

Math 154: Calculus for Business Decisions

Math 155: Calculus for the Life Sciences 1

Math 156: Calculus for the Life Sciences 2

Math 185: Calculus 1

Math 186: Calculus 2

Math 187: Honors Calculus 1

Math 188: Honors Calculus 2

Math 285: Calculus 3

Math 490: Complex Analysis