Robert W. Bell

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

Postal Addresses

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

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

E-mail Address

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


In the Fall Semester of 2019 at MSU, I am teaching the following courses:

Online course 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 (March 2019)


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 currently supported by the National Security Agency, the National Science Foundation, and Michigan State University.

In the summer of 2020, we will support at least 9 REU students. Information on how to apply is found at the link above. Note: Applications will not open until January 1, 2020. Applications will be reviewed starting on March 1, 2020.

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict

Last updated on 08/13/2019