## Welcome

I am Ben Riley, a second year math Ph. D student at the University of Michigan. I completed my B.S. in Mathematics at the University of Kentucky.
#### Research

- I worked in the UK Math Lab Tropical geometry group, lead by Chris Manon. Our group studied properties of well-poised hypersurfaces. Our paper classifying these hypersurfaces will be printed in Communications in Algebra, and a preprint can be found here on the ArXiv.
- I completed my Honor's Thesis at UK under Bert Guillou. We studied the nilpotence of elements in the Steenrod Algebra, and a revised version of the thesis will be available shortly.
- I participated in the summer Math REU program at Indiana Univeristy in 2018. I worked with Carmen Rovi to explore equivariant Cut-Paste invariants and their connections with cobordism. A writeup will be available shortly.
- Before math research, I worked on several physics projects, including two summer interships at NIST. I worked with Heather Chen-Meyer on CT and neutron imaging standards. A conference paper detailing the neutron imaging work can be found here.

#### Teaching

##### At Michigan

I have been the graduate student instructor for the following classes:
- Math 116 Calculus 2 - Winter '20, '21
- Math 115 Calculus 1 - Fall '19, '20

##### At Kentucky

I was an undergraduate assistant for the following classes:
- Math 111 Intro to Contemporary Math - Fall '16, Winter '17
- Math 108 College Algebra - Winter '16, Fall '18

I was the grader for the following courses as an Eaves undergraduate assistant:
- Math 322, Matrix Algebra and its Applications - Fall '17
- Math 261, Introduction to Number Theory- Winter '18

#### Notes and Other Projects

The following is provided as is. If you encounter any typos or wish to submit a problem solution, email me and I will do my best to update them.