Faculty Profile


Name :

Dr. Vidur Malik


Email :

vidur.malik@krmangalam.edu.in


Designation :

Associate Professor

Education

  • Ph.D. (Mathematical Sciences), obtained in 2007, Rutgers University, Newark NJ, USA. Thesis title: Essential self-intersections of curves generated by the Gilman-Maskit algorithm
  • MS (Mathematical Sciences), obtained in 2003, Rutgers University, Newark NJ, USA
  • B.Sc. (H) Mathematics, obtained in 2000, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
Work Experience

  • August 2016 – Present: K. R. Mangalam University
  • August 2015 – April 2016: Guest Faculty at Sri Aurobindo College, University of Delhi, Delhi
  • August 2014 – December 2014: Guest Faculty at Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, Delhi
  • July 2013 – May 2014: Ad-hoc Assistant Professor at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, University of Delhi, Delhi
  • July 2012 – May 2012: Ad-hoc Assistant Professor at Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, Delhi
  • August 2007 – August 2009: Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH, USA
  • September 2006 – May 2007: Dissertation Fellow at Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA
  • September 2001 – May 2006: Teaching Assistant at Rutgers University, Newark NJ, USA
Biography

Dr. Vidur Malik completed his education from Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, USA in 2007 obtaining his Ph.D. in Mathematics specializing in the area of Kleinian Group Theory. He has been teaching mathematics since 2001 and during the course of his career has taught a wide variety of subjects including several introductory to advanced level calculus and analysis courses, group theory, ring theory, field theory, and differential equations to students concentrating in mathematics. His teaching repertoire also includes courses taught to students of engineering, business, and the liberal arts as well.

His teaching philosophy is to reduce the topic at hand to its simplest elements and then to show students how everything is assembled to produce the whole theory. Along the way the construction of the individual elements of the topic are discussed along with some of the history of their discovery/creation.

Interest Area(s)

  • Kleinian and Fuchsian Groups
  • Riemannian Geometry
  • Teichmüller Spaces
  • History and pedagogy of mathematics
Research

  • The relative influences of fine and landscape scale factors on the structure of lentic plant assemblages as contributing author along with Mark June-Wells et al. in Lake and Reservoir Management Volume 32, Issue 2, 2016
  • Primitive words and Self-Intersection of Curves on Surfaces Generated by the Gilman-Maskit Discreteness Algorithm in the Contemporary Math Volume, Proceedings of the 2008 Ahlfors-Bers Colloquium
Conferences/ Symposiums

  • Presented the paper “Curves generated on surfaces by the Gilman-Maskit algorithm”, Special Session on Computational Algebraic and Analytic Geometry for Low-dimensional Varieties, AMS Code SS 39A, AMS Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA, USA, January 2007
  • Attended the Fall 2006 AMS Eastern Section Meeting at the University of Connecticut, Storrs CT, USA, October 2006
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