### About

I am a graduate student in the Department of Mathematics at the University of South Carolina, working under the supervision of Dr. Matthew Ballard.

### Research Interests

My research interests include algebra and algebraic geometry. In particular, I am interested in algebraic groups, Lie algebras, hom-Lie algebras, geometric invariant theory, reductive groups, toric varieties, derived geometry, and graded algebras.

### Papers/Preprints

Kernels for Grassmannian Flops

(In Progress)

Universal Embedding of Hom-Lie Triple Systems

(Pre-Print)

Bounded Operators on a Hilbert Space with finite $\mathbb{Z}$-grading

(Master's Thesis)

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### Organizational

Two years ago I organized the Homological Algebra Seminar.

Also last year for the 18th Annual High School Math Contest I was an event corridantor, for the Math Scavenger Hunt

This year for the 19th Annual High School Math Contest I am the event corridantor for "Math Block-Busters" a math themed game based off the British television show.

### Teaching

This semester (Summer 2019), I am not teaching and instead funded by a research grant S.P.A.R.C. funded by the Vice President's (of the University of South Carolina) office

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### Personal

My personal interests include mathematics education, philosophy, Turntablilism, and writing Children's Math Books.

### Contact

Email: robertv(at)math(dot)sc(dot)edu

Office: LeConte College 317R

Office Hours: M 1:00-2:30, W 3:00-4:30

Collected works of mine from #Noethember celebrating the life and career of Emmy Noether.