R. Andrew Hicks
Professor of Mathematics
Drexel University

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My research interests are geometry, geometric optics, and computing.

Here is an expository article on my work in mathematical optics, which appeared in the American Mathematical Monthly:
Elim Hicks, R. Andrew Hicks, Ron Perline & Sarah G. Rody (2023) Frobenius Integrability, Automotive Blind Spots, Non-reversing Mirrors, and Panoramic Mirrors, The American Mathematical Monthly, 130:3, 251-266, DOI: 10.1080/00029890.2022.2157659.

One of my current projects is eigenmirrors and eigensurfaces:

Eigensurfaces of Eigenmirrors. Sarah G. Rody, Ronald K. Perline, and R. Andrew Hicks. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, Volume 36, Issue 8, pp. 1312-1321, 2019.

Anti-Eikonal Equation of an Eigenmirror. R. Andrew Hicks, Sarah G. Rody and Ronald K. Perline. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, Volume 37, Issue 10, p. 1566-1573, 2020.

My coauthor and former PhD student Sarah Rody won the 2019 JOSA A Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize for our Eigensurfaces of Eigenmirrors paper.

Rasicam is an all-sky IR camera at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory containing an equiresolution folded reflector system based on my paper with Marc Millstone and Kostas Daniilidis Realizing any central projection with a mirror pair. Here is an image of the reflectors with the guys who made it.

The Mamba Thermal All-Sky Camera is commercialized version.

Spiral staircase components, PISB, March 2011.
Skateboard City, Staten Island, January 1979  

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