Rice University Math News
Professor Alexander Kiselev will join our Department next July
Alexander Kiselev of the University of Wisconsin will join the MATH department as a Professor in July 2014. Kiselev is a distinguished analyst who has made major contributions to spectral theory, fluid dynamics, and reaction-diffusion equations. He has held the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Sloan Research Fellowship, and been an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematical Physics. He is also a dedicated teacher, having advised numerous undergraduate research students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows.
New Fellows of the American Mathematical Society
Recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the mathematics profession, Professors Tim Cochran and Brendan Hassett have been elected to the 2014 class of Fellows. They join 7 colleagues from the Department who were elected last year. More from the Rice News ….
New Instructors this Fall
Allison Moore and John Calabrese join the department this year as Instructors, partially supported by our NSF-funded Research Training Group in Geometry. Moore finished at UT Austin in 2013 under the direction Cameron Gordon, and specializes in applications of sophisticated algebra to problems in knot theory. Calabrese arrives in January 2014 and worked under the direction of Tom Bridgeland at Oxford; he studies how numerical invariants of projective varieties transform under modifications.
NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow
William Yessen joins the department as an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Professor David Damanik. He completed his doctoral work in 2013 at UC Irvine under the direction of Anton Gorodetski. He works in mathematical physics, focusing on quasicrystals, spectral theory, and orthogonal polynomials.
Milton Brockett Porter Chair of Mathematics
Brendan Hassett was appointed Milton Brockett Porter Chair of Mathematics, succeeding John Hempel who retired at the end of the 2012-13 academic year.