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Professor of Mathematics
Tom Fiore
2071 CASL Building
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128
Fall 2020 - (Virtually) Monday & Wednesday 12:20-12:50 and Friday (Virtually) 12:00-12:30pm

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Biography and Education

Dr. Fiore's areas of expertise are higher category theory, mathematical music theory, and algebraic topology. He has published in journals such as Advances in Mathematics, Algebraic & Geometric Topology, and Music Theory Online. He has presented scientific research, expository lectures for students, and minicourses for faculty at conferences, seminars, and REU's in the US, Canada, and several European countries. 

Before joining the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2009, Dr. Fiore was an L.E. Dickson Instructor at the University of Chicago, and a Profesor Visitante at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In 2005 the University of Michigan awarded him the PhD for his thesis "Pseudo Limits, Biadjoints, and Pseudo Algebras: Categorical Foundations of Conformal Field Theory". In 1999, the University of Pittsburgh granted him a BPhil in Germanic Languages and Literatures and a BS in Mathematics. His studies abroad included semesters at Universität Augsburg, Germany and Universität Wien, Austria. 

Awards and Recognition

Dr. Fiore was humbled to recently receive several awards and grants: a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, the Hasse Prize of the Mathematical Association of America, a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship of the National Science Foundation, and a Rackham Faculty Research Grant of the University of Michigan. 


Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Michigan

M.S. in Applied Statistics, University of Michigan

B.S. in Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh

B.Phil. in Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh


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