Faculty Profile for Dr. Thomas M Keller

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Dr. Thomas M Keller
Professor — Mathematics
MCS 557
phone: (512) 245-3735

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Thomas Michael Keller received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Mainz (Germany) and is a Professor of Mathematics. His research is in finite group theory with a focus on the orbit structure of linear group actions.

Research Interests

Finite Group Theory is a fundamental and highly active field of research within mathematics and has ramifications throughout all of mathematics and the sciences. It is at the core of understanding symmetry - one of the most beautiful and intriguing notions of nature and the world of ideas.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Hung, N. N., Keller, T. M., & Yang, Y. (n.d.). On the number of odd-degree representations of a finite group. Mathematische Zeitschrift, accepted.
  • Keller, T. M., & Yang, Y. (2020). Abelian quotients and orbit sizes of linear groups. Sci. China Math., 63, 1523–1534.
  • Betz, A., Chao-Haft, M., Gong, T., Keller, T. M., Ter-Saakov, A., & Yang, Y. (n.d.). Finite permutation groups with few orbits under the action on the power set. Rocky Mt. J. Math.
  • Keller, T. M., & Yang, Y. (2018). Class 2 quotients of solvable linear groups. Journal of Algebra, 509, 386–396.
  • Keller, T. M., Turull, A., & Wolf, T. R. (2018). Direct products of groups and regular orbits. Journal of Algebra, 494, 137–141.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Teaching Award of Honor, Texas State Alumni Assiciation. June 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Faculty Developmental Leave to visit the Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences, China. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Science and Engineering Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, College of Science and Engeneering, Texas State University. August 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Research Excellence Award 2016, Department of Mathematics. December 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Research Excellence Award 2014, Department of Mathematics, Texas State University. December 2014

Selected Grants

  • Morey, Susan (Principal), Keller, Thomas M (Co-Principal). Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site in Mathematics, NSF, Federal, $36000. (Funded: 2001). Grant.
  • Keller, Thomas M. Online Resource Grant, Alkek Library, $17500. (Funded: March 2013). Grant.
  • Keller, Thomas M. Grant of the Research Enhancement Program at Texas State for Summer 2012, $8000. (Submitted: October 2011, Funded: July 2012). Grant.
  • Keller, Thomas M. Grant of the Research Enhancement Program at Texas State for Summer 2010, $8000. (Funded: October 2009). Grant.
  • Keller, Thomas M. Grant of the Research Enhancement Program at Texas State for Summer 2006, $5917.26. (Funded: October 2005). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Reviewer / Referee
Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society
2020-Present
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Open Mathematics (deGruyter)
2020-Present
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Beitraege zur Algebra und Geometrie
2018-Present
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Australasian Journal of Combinatorics
2018-Present
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Journal of the London Mathematical Society
2018-Present