Rachelle C. DeCoste
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., M.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
B.A., Connecticut College
Geometry of two-step nilpotent manifolds, particularly distribution of closed geodesics
Lie symmetries acting on differential equations
Supporting women in math through the Career Mentoring Workshop (CaMeW) for women finishing their PhDs. This summer marks the fifth workshop.
R. DeCoste, L. DeMeyer and M. Mast, "Characterizations of Heisenberg-like Lie Algebras," Journal of Lie Theory, Vol. 21, No 3. (2011).
R. DeCoste, "Closed Geodisics on Compact Nilmanifolds with Chevalley Rational Structure," manuscripta math. 127, 309-343 (2008).
R. DeCoste and L. Piscitelle, "Center Manifold and Lie Symmetry Calculations on a Quasi-chemical Model for Growth-death Kinetics in Food," arXiv:0704.1284.
R. DeCoste, "The multiplicity of weights in nonprimitive pairs of weights," preprint.
R. DeCoste and K. Huggins, "Reflections on Teaching Discrete Math for the First Time," inroads - The SIGCSE (ACM) Bulletin, Vol. 39, No. 2, June 2007.
R. DeCoste and K. Huggins, "Teaching Discrete Math for the First Time," Math CountS Column, inroads - The SIGCSE (ACM) Bulletin, Vol. 38, No. 4, December 2006.