Robert Underwood

Auburn University at Montgomery, USA


Robert G. Underwood is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and a member of the Informatics Institute at Auburn University Montgomery (AUM) in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. He is a Distinguished Research Professor at AUM (2006-2009). Underwood holds a Ph.D. degree in mathematics, an M.S. degree in mathematics education, and a B.S. degree in computer science and mathematics from the University at Albany, SUNY. His areas of expertise include bialgebras, Hopf algebras, Hopf orders in group rings, affine group schemes, and Galois module theory. Underwood has published extensively in journals such as the American Journal of Mathematics, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, the Journal of Algebra, the Journal of Number Theory, and Theoretical Computer Science. His current research interests include Markov chains as language sources, entropy and applications of bialgebras to formal languages, finite automata, and the Myhill-Nerode Theorem of computer science. Underwood’s first book “An Introduction to Hopf Algebras” was recently published by Springer.

Biography Updated on 4 November 2012

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