Alexandru I. Suciu

Professor · Mathematics Department · Northeastern University

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Prof. Alexandru Suciu
567 Lake Hall
Dept. of Mathematics
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115, USA


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Background

I hail from Bucharest, Romania. I did my undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Bucharest. Here is a picture from those days.

For my graduate studies, I went to Columbia University, receiving my Ph.D. degree in 1984. Here is a picture from around that time, taken in Cambridge, UK.

After a J.W. Gibbs Instructorship at Yale University, I came in 1986 to Northeastern University, where I've been ever since.

Research

My research interests are in Topology, and how it relates to Algebra, Geometry, and Combinatorics. I currently investigate cohomology jumping loci, and their applications to algebraic varieties, low-dimensional topology, and toric topology, such as the study of hyperplane arrangements, moment angle complexes, configuration spaces, and various classes of knots, links, and manifolds, as well as the homology and lower central series of discrete groups. Below are some recent papers and preprints (click here for a complete list).

Teaching

I teach a variety of math courses, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. If you are interested in taking a directed study course or a reading course with me (in addition to those courses regularly offered), please contact me.

  • In Spring 2011, I taught MATH 3150, an undergraduate course in Real Analysis; MATH 5121, a graduate Topology 1 course; and MATH 7722, a Readings in Algebraic Topology course.
  • In Fall 2011, I taught MATH 3150, an undergraduate course in Real Analysis; MATH 7221, a graduate course in Topology 2; and MATH 7321, a graduate course in Topology 3.
  • In Spring 2012, I taught MATH 7722, a Readings in Algebraic Topology course, and MATH 7723, a Readings in Geometric Topology course.
  • In Fall 2012, I taught MATH 7723, a Readings in Geometric Topology course, and MATH 9990, a Dissertation course.
  • In Spring 2013, I taught MATH 2351, an undergraduate course in Ordinary Differential Equations, MATH 5121, a graduate Topology 1 course, MATH 7722, a Readings in Algebraic Topology course, and MATH 9996, a Dissertation Continuation course.
  • In Spring 2014, I taught MATH 4565, an undergraduate course in Topology, and MATH 9996, a Dissertation Continuation course.
  • In Fall 2014, I will teach MATH 7221, a graduate course in Topology 2, and MATH 8450, a Research Seminar in Mathematics focussed on Applied and Computational Topology.

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