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Department of

Mathematics and Computer Science

Michael Shulman

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Michael Shulman, PhD, joined the faculty at USD in 2013. He teaches various courses in mathematics, and does research in the areas of category theory and algebraic topology.

Education

Ph.D., University of Chicago, Mathematics M.S., University of Chicago, Mathematics M.A.St., University of Cambridge, Mathematics B.S., California Institute of Technology, Mathematics

Scholarly and Creative Work

Most recently, Shulman has been involved in developing the new field of homotopy type theory, which combines ideas from algebraic topology with constructive type theory, resulting in a new foundation for mathematics, with intrinsic homotopical content, that can be formally verified by a computer.

Teaching Interests

Shulman's teaching emphasizes a conceptual understanding of mathematics as a creative and participatory activity, and a skill of logical reasoning.