Recent PhDs

The list includes initial job placement or current job (if known).

Summer 2023

  • Nhan Nguyen
    University of Colorado, Postdoc
    (Advisor: Yen Do)

  • Jiajun Yan
    UVA Jefferson Foundation Postdoc
    (Advisor: Tom Mark)

Spring 2023

  • Morrison Turnansky
    GEOST, Senior Machine Learning Engineer
    (Advisor: Ben Hayes)

  • Andrew Will
    Brooklyn College, Lecturer
    (Advisor: Slava Krushkal)

  • Weinan Zhang
    Hong Kong University, Postdoc
    (Advisor: Weiqiang Wang)

Fall 2022

  • Will Craig
    University of Cologne, Postdoc
    On the Coefficients of q-Series and Modular Forms
    (Advisor: Ken Ono)

  • Badri Pandey
    University of Cologne, Postdoc
    On Higher Turan Inequalities for the Plane Partitions, Ellipsoid T-Designs, and j-Inversion
    (Advisor: Ken Ono)

Summer 2022

  • Robert Theodore Williams
    (Advisor: Peter Abramenko)

Spring 2022

  • Ross Akhmechet
    Columbia University, Ritt Assistant Professor
    Annular Link Homology Theories and Their Homotopical Refinement
    (Advisor: Slava Krushkal)

  • Matthew Feller
    Max Planck Institute, Postdoc
    Quasi-2-Segal Sets
    (Advisor: Julie Bergner)

  • Peter Johnson
    Michigan State University, Postdoc
    Small Seifert Fibered Zero Surgery
    (Advisor: Thomas Mark)

  • Sarasij Maitra
    University of Utah, Postdoc
    (Advisor: Craig Huneke)

Fall 2021

  • Joseph Eisner
    National Reconnaissance Office
    Support Expansion Operator Algebras
    (Advisor: David Sherman)

Spring 2021

  • Christopher Lloyd
    Federal Aviation Administration, Mathematician
    Applications of Chromatic Fixed Point Theory
    (Advisor: Nicholas Kuhn)

  • Ian Runnels
    Vanderbilt University, Postdoc
    Right-Angled Artin Groups in Mapping Class Groups
    (Advisor: Thomas Koberda)

  • George Seelinger
    University of Michigan, NSF Postdoc
    K-Theoretic Catalan Functions
    (Advisor: Jennifer Morse)

Fall 2020

  • Liaosha Xu
    MSRI, Postdoc
    Quantum Covering Groups and Quantum Symmetric Pairs
    (Advisor: Zoran Grujic)
    Currently: UC Riverside, Visiting Assistant Professor

Spring 2020

  • Chris Chung
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Postdoc
    Quantum Covering Groups and Quantum Symmetric Pairs
    (Advisor: Weiqiang Wang)

  • Huy Dang
    National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Taipei, Postdoc
    Quantum Covering Groups and Quantum Symmetric Pairs
    (Advisor: Andrew Obus)

  • Andrew Kobin
    UC Santa Cruz, Postdoc
    Quantum Covering Groups and Quantum Symmetric Pairs
    (Advisor: Andrew Obus)
    Currently: Emory University, Postdoc

  • Bogdan Krstic
    University of Rochester, Postdoc
    Bispans in Quasicategories
    (Advisor: Nicholas Kuhn)

  • Mark Lewers
    National Security Agency, Mathematician
    Carleson Embeddings into Weighted Outer Measure Spaces
    (Advisor: Yen Do)

  • Thomas Sale
    Quantum Symmetric Pairs and Quantum Supergroups at Roots of 1
    (Advisor: Weiqiang Wang)

  • Mark Schrecengost
    UVA Lecturer
    Finite Generation of RGD Systems with Exceptional Links
    (Advisor: Peter Abramenko)
    Currently: Epic, Software Developer

Fall 2019

  • Aleksandr Morgan
    Bounded Generation of Some Linear Groups
    (Advisor: Andrei Rapinchuk)

Spring 2019

  • Mariano Echeverria
    Rutgers University, Assistant Teaching Professor
    Naturality of the Contact Invariant in Monopole Floer Homology under Strong Symplectic Cobordisms
    (Advisor: Tom Mark)

  • Matthew Gagne
    University of Virginia, Lecturer
    The Family Index of the Odd Signature Operator with Coefficients in a Flat Bundle
    (Advisor: Nick Kuhn)
    Currently: EMT

  • Gabriel Islambouli
    University of Waterloo, Postdoc
    Parallels Between Heegaard Splittings and Trisections of 4-Manifolds
    (Advisor: Slava Krushkal)
    Currently: UC Davis, Krener Assistant Professor

  • Christopher Leonard
    Houst, Pricing and Data Solutions Lead
    Categorification of Tensor Products of Representations for Current Algebras and Quantum Groups
    (Advisor: Weiqiang Wang)

  • James Phillips
    Wellesley University, Visiting Lecturer
    Reduction and Deformation of One-Point Galois Covers
    (Advisor: Andrew Obus)

  • Brian Thomas
    Ab Initio Software, Internal Consultant
    Dyer-Lashof Operations as Extensions and an Application to H*(BU)
    (Advisor: Nick Kuhn)

Spring 2018

  • John Berman
    NSF postdoc, UT Austin
    Categorified Algebra & Equivariant Homotopy Theory
    (Advisor: Mike Hill)
    Currently: Teaching advanced middle/high school students in NC

  • Kristin Courtney
    University of Muenster, Postdoc
    C*-Algebras and Finite-Dimensional Representations
    (Advisor: David Sherman)
    Currently: University of Southern Denmark, Assistant Professor

  • Zachary Gates
    Wabash College, Visiting Assistant Professor
    Finite Presentability of Groups Acting on Locally Finite Twin Buildings
    (Advisor: Peter Abramenko)
    Currently: UVA Lecturer (left 2023)

  • Eloisa Grifo
    University of Utah, Postdoc
    Symbolic Powers and the Containment Problem
    (Advisor: Craig Huneke)
    Currently: University of Nebraska, Assistant Professor

  • Christina Osborne
    The Ohio State University, Postdoc
    Decomposing the Classifying Diagram in Terms of Classifying Spaces of Groups
    (Advisor: Julie Bergner)
    Currently: Cedarville University, Assistant Professor

  • Michael Reeks
    University of Ottawa, Postdoc
    Trace and Center of the Twisted Heisenberg Category
    (Advisor: Weiqiang Wang)
    Currently: Bucknell University, Assistant Professor

  • Veronica Shalotenko
    UVA Lecturer
    In Search of Bounds on the Dimension of Ext between Irreducible Modules for Finite Groups of Lie Type
    (Advisor: Brian Parshall)
    Currently: Oakton High School, Mathematics Teacher

  • Jonathan Simone
    University of Massachussetts Amherst, Visiting Assistant Professor
    Cut-and-Paste Operations and Exotic 4-Manifolds
    (Advisor: Tom Mark)
    Currently: Georgia Tech, Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Bradley Weaver
    Non-Abelian Groups of Order Eight and the Local Lifting Problem
    (Advisor: Andrew Obus)

Spring and Summer 2017

  • Peter Bonventre
    University of Kentucky, Postdoc
    Comparison of Models for Equivariant Operads
    (Advisor: Mike Hill)
    Currently: National Security Agency

  • Katelynn Kochalski
    SUNY Cortland/SUNY Geneseo Assistant Professor
    Fluid Limits and the Batched Processor Sharing Model
    (Advisor: Christian Gromoll)
    Currently: Associate Model Risk Analyst, M&T Bank

  • Bo Wang
    Quantitative Research Analyst, Susquehanna International Group
    A Generalization of Martingale Theory to Self-Averaging Processes
    (Advisor: Christian Gromoll)

  • Michael Willis
    UCLA, Assistant Adjunct Professor
    Stable Limits of the Khovanov Homology and L-S-K Spectra for Infinite Braids
    (Advisor: Slava Krushkal)
    Currently: Texas A&M University, Assistant Professor

  • Xiang Wang
    Wayne State University, Postdoc
    Global Existence and Exponential Stability for a Nonlinear Thermoelastic Kirchhoff-Love Plate System
    (Advisor: Irena Lasiecka)
    Currently: Loyola University Chicago, Assistant Professor

  • Anthony Mak
    University of Delaware, Assistant Professor (non-tenure track)
    Towards an Alternative Notion of General Type Symplectic 4-Manifolds
    (Advisor: Tom Mark)

Summer and Fall 2016

  • Hankyung Ko
    Uppsala University, Biträdande Universitetslektor (Assistant Professor)
    Representations of Quantum Groups at Roots of Unity and Their Reductions Mod p to Algebraic Group Representations
    (Advisor: Brian Parshall)

  • Keith Leitmeyer
    Turbulence, Regularity, and Geometry in Solutions to the Navier-Stokes and Magnetohydrodynamic Equations
    (Advisor: Zoran Grujic)

Spring 2016

  • Scott Atkinson
    Merkle, Data Science Engineer
    Convex Sets Associated to C*-Algebras
    (Advisor: David Sherman)

  • Alessandro De Stefani
    Università degli Studi di Genova, RTD B (Assistant Professor)
    Homological Methods, Singularities, and Numerical Invariants
    (Advisor: Craig Huneke)

  • Daniel Franz
    College of the Holy Cross, Visiting Assistant Professor
    Quantifying the Residual Finiteness of Linear Groups
    (Advisor: Mikhail Ershov)
    Currently: Jacksonville University, Assistant Professor

  • Stephen Hardy
    Hampden-Sydney College, Visiting Assistant Professor
    Pseudocompact C*-Algebras
    (Advisor: David Sherman)
    Currently: Washington and Lee University, Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Chun-Ju Lai
    Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Assistant Professor
    Affine Quantum Symmetric Pairs: Multiplication Formulas and Canonical Bases
    (Advisor: Weiqiang Wang)

  • Bryce Terwilliger
    Prudential Financial, Director of Analytics
    Tandem Queues with Identical Service Times in Heavy Traffic
    (Advisor: Christian Gromoll)

Spring 2015

  • Arindam Banerjee
    Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute, Assistant Professor and INSPIRE Faculty
    Castelnuovo-Mumford Regularity and Edge Ideals
    (Advisor: Craig Huneke)

  • Huanchen Bao
    National University of Singapore, Assistant Professor
    Canonical Bases Arising from Quantum Symmetric Pairs and Kazhdan-Lusztig Theory
    (Advisor: Weiqiang Wang)

  • Ilya Igorevich Smirnov
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Researcher
    Uniform Convergence Methods in Hilbert-Kunz Theory
    (Advisor: Craig Huneke)

Summer 2014

  • Reed Nessler
    Texas A&M University, Postdoc
    Simple Connectivity in Polar Spaces with Group-Theoretic Applications
    (Advisor: Peter Abramenko)

  • Daniel Remine
    Adobe, Senior Applied Scientist in Machine Learning
    Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics for the Stabilization and Control of 3-Dimensional Navier-Stokes Fluid Channel Flows by a Wall-Normal Boundary Controller
    (Advisor: Roberto Triggiani)

  • Julia Spencer
    University of Virginia School of Engineering, Assistant Professor General Faculty
    Min-Max Game Theory for the Linearized Navier-Stokes Equations with Internal Localized Control and Distributed Disturbance
    (Advisor: Roberto Triggiani)

Spring 2014

  • Zachary Bradshaw
    University of Arkansas, Associate Professor
    On Turbulent Dynamics and Related Theoretical Topics Associated with Diffusive Incompressible Fluid Models
    (Advisor: Zoran Grujic)

  • Ajay Chandra
    University of Warwick, Research Associate
    Construction and Analysis of a Hierarchical Massless Quantum Field Theory
    (Advisor: Malek Abdesselam)
    Currently: Imperial College London, Senior Lecturer

  • Sean Ian Clark
    Education Strategy Consulting, Data Analyst
    Quantum Supergroups and Canonical Bases
    (Advisor: Weiqiang Wang)

  • Jason David Knapp
    Riverain Technologies, Chief Science Officer
    Stability and Convergence of Approximate Solutions to the Moore-Gibson-Thompson Equation
    (Advisor: Irena Lasiecka)

  • Christopher Grant Lefler
    Well-Posedness and Stability for Nonlinear Schroedinger Equations with Dynamic/Wentzell Boundary Conditions
    (Advisor: Irena Lasiecka)

  • Nathaniel Ray Pappas
    National Security Agency, Mathematician
    On Rank Gradient and p-Gradient of Finitely Generated Groups
    (Advisor: Mikhail Ershov)

Fall 2013

  • Mor Katz
    OpenAI
    Essentially Normal Composition Operators
    (Advisor: Thomas Kriete)

Summer 2013

  • Nicolas Fourrier
    Demand Forecasting, AI Lead
    Analysis of Existence, Regularity, and Stability of Solutions to Wave Equations with Dynamic Boundary Conditions
    (Advisor: Irena Lasiecka)

  • Andrea Merlin Heald
    University of Washington, Lecturer
    Bounded Generation of Two Families of S-Arithmetic Groups
    (Advisor: Andrei Rapinchuk)

  • Matthew Hogancamp
    Northeastern University, Assistant Professor
    Local and Quasi-Local sl(2) Link Homology
    (Advisor: Slava Krushkal)

Spring 2013

  • Constance Baltera
    Coinvariant Algebras and Fake Degrees
    (Advisor: Weiqiang Wang)

  • Daniel Dobbs
    Trine University, Assistant Professor
    Properties of Measures and Processes Related to Brownian Motion on Infinite-Dimensional Heisenberg-Like Groups
    (Advisor: Tai Melcher)

  • Sean Droms
    Lebanon Valley College, Associate Professor
    Constructions of Stein Fillings
    (Advisor: Thomas Mark)

  • Timothy Emerick
    Commonwealth Computer Research, Inc., Principal Machine Researcher/Associate Director
    A Group-Theoretic Characterization of the Unipotent Radical
    (Advisor: Peter Abramenko)

  • Craig Kleski
    Miami University, Visiting Assistant Professor
    Boundaries for Operator Systems
    (Advisor: David Sherman)

  • Kristen Mazur
    Elon University, Assistant Professor
    On the Structure of Mackey Functors and Tambara Functors
    (Advisor: Michael Hill)

  • Timothy Pollio
    The Multinorm Principle
    (Advisor: Andrei Rapinchuk)

  • Carolyn Yarnall
    California State University Dominguez Hills, Assistant Professor
    The Slices of Suspensions of HZ for Cyclic p-Groups
    (Advisor: Michael Hill)

Summer 2012

  • Jameson Graber
    Baylor University, Associate Professor
    The Wave Equation with Generalized Nonlinear Acoustic Boundary Conditions
    (Advisor: Irena Lasiecka)

  • Joseph Johnson
    Mary Baldwin College, Assistant Professor
    K(X): An Equivariant K-Theory Functor from Spaces to Lambda-Rings
    (Advisor: Nicholas Kuhn)

  • Jason McCarty
    Grant Street Group, Software Developer
    The Mod 2 Homology of Infinite Loop Spaces
    (Advisor: Nicholas Kuhn)

  • Yung Ning Peng
    National Central University, Taiwan, Associate Professor
    Parabolic Presentations of the Super Yangian YM|N and Applications
    (Advisor: Weiqiang Wang)

  • Justin Webster
    University of Maryland Baltimore County, Associate Professor
    Analysis of Flow-Plate Interactions: Semigroup Well-Posedness and Long-Time Behavior
    (Advisor: Irena Lasiecka)

Spring 2012

  • Martin Keutel
    Metron, Inc., Analyst
    Fluid Limits for the Shortest Job First and Least Attained Service Protocols
    (Advisor: Christian Gromoll)

  • Yongjin Lu
    Oakland University, Associate Professor
    Asymptotic Stability of Systems of Coupled PDEs Arising from Acoustic-Structural and Fluid-Structural Interaction
    (Advisor: Irena Lasiecka)

  • Daniel Pryor
    Topological Manifold Calculus
    (Advisor: Gregory Arone)

  • Jing Zhang
    Virginia State University, Associate Professor
    Min-Max Game Theory and Non-Standard Differential Riccati Equations under the Singular Estimates and an Application to the Fluid-Structure Interaction Model
    (Advisor: Roberto Triggiani)

Summer 2011

  • Shitao Liu
    Clemson University, Associate Professor
    Inverse Problems for Single and Strongly Coupled PDEs via Boundary Measurements: A Carleman Estimates Approach
    (Advisor: Roberto Triggiani, Irena Lasiecka)

Spring 2011

  • James Nolie Hughes
    Mary Baldwin College, Visiting Assistant Professor
    On Polynomial Functors from Topological Spaces to Spectra
    (Advisor: Gregory Arone)

  • Matthew Curtis Burkholder Zaremsky
    University at Albany, Associate Professor
    Strong Transitivity and Weyl Transitivity of Group Actions on Affine Buildings
    (Advisor: Peter Abramenko)

Fall 2010

  • Nicholas Andrew Hamblet
    Commonwealth Computer Research, Systems Engineer
    A Convenient Homotopy Limit Description of Spaces of Affine Embeddings
    (Advisor: Gregory Arone)

  • Timothy Woodcock
    Stonehill College, Associate Professor
    Commuting Graphs of Finite Groups
    (Advisor: Andrei Rapinchuk)

Summer 2010

  • Katherine Cason Heller
    North Central College, Associate Professor
    Composition Operators on S2(D)
    (Advisor: Barbara D. MacCluer)

  • Robert Alan McEwen II
    National Ground Intelligence, Operations Research Analyst
    Homological Stability for the Groups Out(n,t+1)
    (Advisor: Kai-Uwe Bux)

  • Diana Dunn Morris
    University of Virginia School of Engineering, Lecturer
    Coordination of Jordan Superalgebras
    (Advisor: Kevin McCrimmon)

  • Türker Özsari
    Bilkent University, Assistant Professor
    Stabilization of Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation with Inhomogeneous Dirichlet Boundary Control
    (Advisor: Irena Lasiecka)

Spring 2010

  • Eric Finster
    University of Birmingham, Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
    Stabilization of Homotopy Limits
    (Advisor: Gregory Arone)

  • Katie Quertermous
    James Madison University, Associate Professor
    Fixed Point Composition C*-Algebras
    (Advisor: Thomas Kriete)

  • Jinkui Wan
    Beijing Institute of Technology, Professor
    Representations of Affine Hecke Algebras and Related Algebras
    (Advisor: Weiqiang Wang)

  • Lei Zhao
    University of Oklahoma, Postdoc
    Modular Representations of Lie Superalgebras
    (Advisor: Weiqiang Wang)