David Dumas

David Dumas
I am an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

For the Spring semester of 2015 I am a Simons Visiting Professor at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, participating in the program Dynamics on Moduli Spaces of Geometric Structures.

My research interests include real and complex projective structures on surfaces, Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, and Kleinian groups.

My research also incorporates computer experiments and visualizations, and I develop open-source software to help others do the same.



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In Preparation

Mathematical Images

Links go to gallery pages, most of which contain some explanation of the mathematical background:

Lecture videos


Software & Development


I co-organize the yearly Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium at UIC.




  • Math at Brown, where I was a Tamarkin Assistant Professor and NSF Postdoc for three years (2005-2008).
  • Math at Rice, where I spent the 2004-2005 academic year as an NSF Postdoc.
  • Math at Harvard, where I spent five years as a graduate student.
  • Math and physics at Penn State, where I spent four years as an undergraduate.
  • Pennsbury School District, where I was a student for nine years.


  • Zometool lets you create cool polyhedral models.




This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.