Robert W. Bell

Associate Professor
Lyman Briggs College &
Department of Mathematics
Michigan State University

Postal Addresses

Lyman Briggs College
919 E. Shaw Lane, Rm E-34
East Lansing, MI 48825

Department of Mathematics
619 Red Cedar Road, Rm C-305
East Lansing, MI 48824

E-mail Address

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


In the Spring Semester of 2022 at MSU, I am teaching the following courses:

The online course web pages and materials are hosted by MSU's course management platform, D2L.

Old course pages (before 2018) can be found at the following link:

Old Course web pages


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

CV (April 2022)


Mathematical Links

Research Experience 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 currentlysupported by the National Security Agency, the National Science Foundation, and Michigan State University.

In the summer of 2022, we will support 8 REU students. Information on how to apply appears on the SURIEM web page linked above. Applications are now open. Applications will begin to be reviewed on March 1, 2022.

Last updated on 04/06/2022