Professor Oliver joins CSU East Bay as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics in the College of Science. Prior to coming to CSUEB, he was a Lecturer at the University of California, San Diego and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institut Henri Poincare in Paris, France. Prof. Oliver received his M.A. and B.S. in Pure Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles and his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego.
Prof. Oliver's primary teaching interest is the development and implementation of active learning techniques in the Mathematics classroom. He is also interested in undergraduate student research in Mathematics.
Prof. Oliver's primary research interests are in the field of Mathematical General Relativity. Specifically, his research applies techniques from the field of partial differential equations to study the formation and evolution of Black Hole singularities.