Robert W. Bell

Associate Professor

Lyman Briggs College &
Department of Mathematics
Michigan State University

Campus addresses:

Lyman Briggs College
West Holmes Hall, W-32

919 E. Shaw Lane, Rm E35,
Lyman Briggs College,
East Lansing, MI 48825

Department of Mathematics
Wells Hall, C-305

619 Red Cedar Road, Rm C305,
Department of Mathematics,
East Lansing, MI 48824

E-mail address

rbell (at) math (dot) msu (dot) edu

Note: I am a Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan for the 2017-18 academic year.


Course web pages


Geometric group theory, games on graphs, Artin and Coxeter groups, CAT(0) spaces.

CV (August 2017)



Geometric Group Theory

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

I am one of the organizers of the Summer Undergraduate Research Institute in Experimental Mathematics (SURIEM). This REU in mathematics has been offered each summer since 2010. We are currently supported by the National Security Agency, the National Science Foundation, and Michigan State University.

The link above will soon be updated with information on how to apply for the Summer 2018 SURIEM REU. We will support at least 9 REU students in the summer of 2018.

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Last updated on 08/29/2017