# Prabudh Misra

**Professor**

My research interests are in the fields of *Semigroups of Continuous Selfmaps* and *Rings of Continuous Functions*. The former area had considerable growth in the last four decades and my work pertains to studying Peano Continua and their associated semigroups, Near-rings of continuous selfmaps on a topological group - mostly their automorphism groups along with epimorphism and monomorphism theorems for such near-rings. In rings of continuous functions area, an attempt to find algebraic properties on these rings that would characterize metric spaces led me to give a unified proof of some isomorphism theorems and also a local isomorphism theorem for metric spaces.

I received a Ph.D. from Indian Insitute of Technolology, Kanpur and an M.Sc. degree from Allahabad University, India. After spending about two years at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, I spent the late 70's teaching at the Federal University of Goias and the early 80's at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil. I have been teaching since the Fall of 1984 at The College of Staten Island, The City University of New York. I am actively involved in organizing the weekly *New York Seminar on Topology and Topological Algebra* after moving to Staten Island. Our seminar group initiated and has organized several *Summer Topology Conferences& and we have edited the proceedings of these conferences.