Mathematics Fall 2012 New Faculty

François Baccelli has joined the department as the Simons Math+X chair. Professor Baccelli received his Ph.D. from University of Paris in 1983. Before joining UT, he has been the Director of the Trec research group at École normale supérieure. Professor Baccelli's research is in stochastic network theory and communication network modeling and design. His research directions are at the interface of Applied Mathematics, Communications, Information, Probability, and Stochastic Geometry with a focus on developing mathematical tools for Information and Network Science.

Hanna Bennett has joined the department as a lecturer. Hanna received her Ph.D. from University of Chicago in 2009. Her research interests are in geometric group theory.

Lewis Bowen has joined the department as an associate Professor. Lewis received his Ph.D from UT Austin in May 2002, he has joined UT Austin from Texas A&M University. Professor Bowen's research is in the ergodic theory of nonamenable group actions and its applications.

Javier Alejandro Chavez-Dominguez has joined the department as an Instructor. Javier received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M university in 2012. His research is in Functional Analysis, and transportation of measure and its applications.

Fernando Charro has joined the department as an Lecturer. Fernando received his Ph.D. from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 2009 Dr. Charro's research is in Partial Differential Equations.

Brittany Froese has joined the department as an Instructor. Brittany received her Ph.D. from Simmon Fraser University in 2012. Dr. Froese's research is in numerical analysis with a focus on the construction of numerical methods for solving fully nonlinear partial differential equations.

Kenneth Ho has joined the department as an Instructor and NSF Postdoc. Kenneth received his Ph.D. from New York University in 2012. Dr. Ho's research interests include numerical analysis, fast algorithms, computational chemistry, and mathematical biology.

Francesco Maggi has joined the department as an Associate Professor. Francesco received his Ph.D. from University of Firenze in 2004, His research interests are in the Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory.

Marie-Amelie Lawn has joined the department as a Lecturer. Ms. Marie received her Ph.D. from University of Nancy (France) and the University of Bonn (Germany). Dr. Lawn's research interests are in pseudo-Riemannian geometry, submanifold theory and spinorial geometry.

Norayr Matevosyan has joined the department as a Lecturer. Norayr received his Ph.D. from Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Dr. Matevosyan's research interests are in Free Boundaries, Level set Methods, Harmonic Analysis.

Oleskii Mostovyi has joined the department as an Instructor and NSF Postdoc. Oleskii received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 2012. Dr. Mostovyi's research interests are in the areas of theoretical and computational mathematical finance.

Abel Rodriguez has joined the department as a Harrington Fellow. Professor Rodriguez received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 2007, and is currently an Assistant Professor at U.C. Santa Cruz. Professor Rodriguez's research interests are in Bayesian nonparametrics, Bayesian time series and spatial models, machine learning, document modeling, public health, financial econometrics, structural proteomics and genomics.

Travis Schedler has joined the department as an Assistant Professor. Travis received his Ph.D. from University of Chicago in 2008. Dr. Schedler's research interest lies in noncommutative algebra (or noncommutative algebraic geometry), in particular quantum and Poisson algebra and quiver algebras, and their homology theories.

Anna Spice has joined the department as a Lecturer. Anna received her Ph.D. from the University of Padua in 2006. She works in Inquiry-Based Learning, and is currently developing introduction-to-proof course notes.

Eric Staron has joined the department as a Lecturer. Eric received his Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin in 2012. Dr. Staron's research interest are knots theory and low dimensional topology.

Pablo Raúl Stinga has joined the department as a Bing Instructor. Pablo Stinga received his PhD from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 2010. His research interests include Harmonic Analysis and Partial Differential Equations.

Thomas Struppeck has joined the department as a Lecturer. Thomas received his PhD from University of Texas at Austin in 1989. His research interests are in Number Theory and Actuarial Science.

Tom Sutherland has joined the department as a Instructor. Tom received his Ph.D. University of Sheffield in 2012. His research focuses on spaces of stability conditions of certain triangulated categories described by quivers.

Tye Lidman has joined the department as a Instructor. Tye received a PhD from UCLA in 2012. His research interests include low-dimensional topology, especially in applications of Floer theory. geometry.

Alexander Zupan has joined the department as an Instructor and a NSF Postdoc. Alexander received his Ph.D. University of Iowa in 2012. Dr. Zupan's research interests are in the field of geometry and topology, particularly low dimensional topology and knot theory.