Aaron Trout, Ph.D.

Aaron Trout
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
713-498-9329
Buhl - 234C

Hometown:  Fort Wayne, IN
Joined Chatham:  2007

ACADEMIC AREAS OF INTEREST

Discrete Differential Geometry, Mathematical Biology, Teaching Methodologies in Undergraduate Mathematics

PERSONAL AREAS OF INTEREST

Hiking, Camping, Reading 

EDUCATION
  • Ph.D., Rice University (Houston, TX), 2005
  • B.A., Rice University (Houston, TX), 1999
ORGANIZATIONS
  • American Mathematical Society (AMS)
  • Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
  • Association of Women in Mathematics (AWM)
PUBLICATIONS
  • The Teaching of Differentials in High School Mathematics, Journal of the Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1994
  • The Geometry of Positively Curved Combinatorial 3-Manifolds (submitted to the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, revisions in progress)
  • Spaces with Positive Combinatorial Curvature, Thesis, Rice University Press, May 2005
 PRESENTATIONS
  • Disceret Differential Geometry, Given at the Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization (ACO) Seminar at Carnegie Mellon University, 2008
  • A Rigid Combinatorial Sphere Theorem, Invited Talk at the AMS special session on "Curvature in Group Theory and Combinatorics", April 2005
  • Gromov's Bound on the Betti Numbers of Non-negatively Curved Riemannian Manifolds, Rice University, 2003
  • An Introduction to Discrete Morse Theory, Rice University, 2002