**Mailing Address:**

Department of Mathematics

Johns Hopkins University

3400 North Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21218-2686

**Office:**

Krieger Hall, Room 202

**Office Hours for Spring 2015: **

MW 3pm-4pm

also by appointment

**Email:**

**jross** "at" **math.jhu.edu**

Advisor: William Minicozzi - MIT website - JHU website

- Recently, I have been studying a generalization of self-shrinkers called "lambda hypersurfaces". In joint work with Matt McGonagle, I proved that the hyperplane is the only stable lambda-hypersurface in Gaussian space
- I am active in the graduate student geometry seminar, and a regular of the analysis and PDE seminar
- In Fall 2011, I ran the graduate student Riemannian Geometry study group.
- I maintain an interest in combinatorial game theory, stemming from research I did as an undergraduate. Recently, in joint work with Sandy Ganzell and Alex Meadows, we introduced and offered results of a NIM-like game named Twist Untangle.

- I am a graduate of the Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy
- I participated in the Summer Teaching Institute
- I am the founder and organizer of JHU's "Math TA Lunches" for the past four years
- I am a member of CIRTL
- In Summer 2011, I worked as a coursebuilder for JHU's Center for Talented Youth. I built online classes for Differential Equations and Calculus 3, and worked to improve their online Calculus 1 offering.

- Fall 2014 - Honors Calculus (using an IBL format! website)
- Summer 2014 - Differential Equations
- Summer 2013 - Differential Equations
- Fall 2012 - Introduction to Calculus
- Summer 2012 - Calculus 3
- Fall 2011 - Introduction to Calculus
- Summer 2010 - Differential Equations

- Spring 2015 - Calculus 3 using active worksheets)
- Spring 2014 - Linear Algebra
- Fall 2013 - Honors Calculus and Calculus 1 (Bio)
- Spring 2011 - Calculus 2 (Bio)
- Fall 2010 - Honors Multivariable Calculus
- Fall 2009 - Calculus 1 (Engineering)

- JHU Math - main website
- How to write proofs
- On proof and progress in mathematics
- A LaTeX Guide
- A quick reference guide for typesetting math in LaTeX
- JODE Applet - Java applets, useful for visualizing and studying Differential Equations
- Direction Field and Phase Plane Grapher - a program that creates DFields/Phase Planes for (systems of) Differential Equations.
- Paul's Online Math Notes - a collection of online notes for all levels of Calculus and Differential Equations.
- Khan Academy - this website contains video tutorials on all levels of math! Especially useful for Precalculus students, or students who need a Precalculus refresher.

- Pictures - of me, my friends, and adventures.