David Valdivia Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
“I believe that a great teacher is one that makes students realize their potential to learn on their own and take charge of their own learning experience.”
Dr. Valdivia received a B.S. in Mathematics from Salisbury University in Maryland in 2006, started graduate school in the same year at Florida State University, and graduated with a Ph. D. in mathematics in December 2011.
Ph.D., M.S., Mathematics, Florida State University
B.S., Mathematics, Salisbury University
Publications or Exhibitions
Preprint of Lipschitz Constants To Curve Complexes For Punctured Surfaces http://arxiv.org/abs/1409.2804
Asymptotic translation length in the curve complex http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2014/20-48.html
Sequences of pseudo-Anosov mapping classes and their asymptotic behavior; http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2012/18-32.html
Sequences Of Pseudo-Anosov Mapping Classes With Asymptotically Small Dilatation