Mike Pierce

I am currently a fifth-year PhD candidate in the Math Department at UC Riverside. I’m working with Professor Jacob Greenstein within the field of representation theory, in particular studying quiver representations and quantum groups from the perspective of the Hall algebras associated to them. Please see my research page for details. Also at UC Riverside I’ve co-organized the MathConnections Conference, an annual mathematics conference for graduate students in southern California, and I am currently the secretary of the Math Department Grad Student Association.

Prior to coming to Riverside, I received my Bachelor’s Degree in General Mathematics and Mathematics Education at CSU Chico. At Chico I did research in spatial graph theory under the supervision of Professor Thomas Mattman.

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Latest Useful Things I’ve Made

Designing Accessible Documents

Much of teaching and learning is based around the creation and digestion of documents. Here are some points about accessibility to consider when creating documents for a class.

Math5 – Precalculus

Webpage for my fall 2019 Math5 discussion.

UCR Algebra Qual Prep Seminar

Webpage for the summer seminar to help prepare graduate students for their qualifying exam in algebra. I’ve posted mock exams, a large bank of exercises, notes, and other helpful resources.

Math7B – Integral Calculus for Life Sciences

Webpage for my summer 2019 course on integral calculus. I’m posting a course outline, and the lecture notes, homework, and assessments here.

Advanced Mathematics Program (AMP), Algebra

Webpage for the algebra portion of the summer 2019 Advanced Mathematics Program, organized by myself and Jonathan Alcaraz.

Conference Template Website

A template website for a (small) academic conference.

Links & Bookmarks

Math153 – History of Math

Math136 – Number Theory

Background for my Oral Exam

Notes I typed up for my oral exam that cover the background for my research.

Math46 – Ordinary Differential Equations

Webpage for my summer 2018 course on ODEs. I’m posting a course outline, the course materials I created, and my own reflections to help any instructors planning a similar ODEs course.