Mathematics Fall 2011 New Faculty

Olena Bormashenko has joined the department as a Lecturer. Dr. Bormashenko received her PhD from Stanford University in 2011. Her research interests lie in the field of Markov chain mixing times.

Jeff Danciger has joined the department as a NSF Postdoc and Bing Instructor. Dr. Danciger received his PhD from Stanford University in 2011. His research interests lie in three dimensional geometry and topology.

Brandy Guntel has joined the department as a Lecturer. Dr. Guntel received her PhD from University of Texas at Austin in 2011. Her research interests includes Exceptional Dehn Surgeries, Knot Theory and 3-manifolds.

Amanda Hager has joined the department as a Lecturer. Dr. Hager received her PhD from University of Iowa in 2010. Her research interests includes Hyperplane Arrangements, Algebraic Topology, Combinatorics and Graph Theory.

Yuan He has joined the department as a Lecturer. Dr. He received her PhD from Columbia University in 2010. Her research interests lie in high performance scientific computing. Currently, Dr. He is working on large scale parallel solution of inverse problems for system of nonlinear partial differential equations in electrocardiology modelling.

David Jordan has joined the department as a NSF Postdoc and Bing Instructor. Dr. Jordan received his PhD from MIT in 2011. His research interests are in the algebraic structures between mathematics and physics, namely tensor categories, quantum groups, and non-commutative geometry.

Thai Hoang Le has joined the department as a Bing Instructor. Dr. Le received his PhD from UCLA in 2010. His research interests includes Additive and Combinatorial Number Theory.

Zachary Miner has joined the department as a Lecturer. Dr. Miner received his PhD from University of Texas at Austin in 2011. His research interests includes Number theory, heights of algebraic numbers, Mahler measure and Lehmer’s problem, Diophantine approximation, heights in arithmetic dynamics.

Amir Mohammadi has joined the department as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Mohammad received his PhD from Yale University in 2009. His research interests includes dynamical systems and applications to number theory, representation theory, harmonic analysis, Teichmuller theory and geometric group theory.

Ekin Ozman has joined the department as an Instructor. Dr. Ozman received her PhD from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests includes Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry.

James Pascaleff has joined the department as a RTG Instructor. Dr. Pascaleff received his PhD from MIT in 2011. His research interests includes Symplectic Geometry and Topology, in particular the role of Floer theory in homological mirror symmetry.

Ko Woon Um has joined the department as a Lecturer. Dr. Um received her PhD from University of Iowa in 2010. Her research interests lie in the study of elliptic/parabolic differential equations with its applications. In particular, Dr Um is interested in the regularity theory, free boundary problems and fully nonlinear equations.

Rachel Ward has joined the department as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Ward received her PhD from Princeton University in 2009. Her research interests includes Harmonic analysis, geometric functional analysis, probability, dynamical systems, and numerical analysis, with applications to computer science, electrical engineering, and statistics.