Research opportunities and support for undergraduates


Research Opportunities

REU at UVA

2020 Research Experiences for Undergraduates at the University of Virginia

At UVA Math Department

As of Fall 2020, there is a number of faculty members interested in mentoring undergraduate research:

  • Julie Bergner,   319 Kerchof Hall
    Research area: Topology, algebra, combinatorics
    Background needed: Flexible; General Topology and/or Survey of Algebra needed for some projects


  • Juraj Földes,   322 Kerchof Hall
    Research area: Analysis, Differential equations, Probability
    Background needed: Real analysis or other proof based course, Probability, Differential equations
    Availability: Fall 2022/Spring 2023

  • Evangelia Gazaki,   221 Kerchof Hall
    Number theory

    Availability: Fall 2022/Spring 2023

  • Peter Humphries,   324 Kerchof Hall
    Research area: Number theory
    Background needed: MATH 3340
    Availability: Fall 2022/Spring 2023

  • You Qi,   305 Kerchof Hall
    Research area: Representation Theory, quantum topological invariants of manifolds
    Background needed: Abstract Algebra and/or some familiarity with algebraic topology
    Availability: Fall 2022/Spring 2023

  • Ken Ono,   228 Kerchof Hall
    Research area: Number theory
    Background needed: Abstract algebra, real and complex analysis
    Availability: Fall 2022/Spring 2023

  • Mark Pengitore,   303 Kerchof Hall
    Research area: Geometric group theory
    Background needed: Group theory, metric geometry, and algebraic topology
    Availability: Fall 2022

  • Leonid Petrov,   209 Kerchof Hall
    Research area: Simulation and study of integrable stochastic systems (examples: 1, 2)
    Background needed: Probability, Stochastic processes, coding background


Outside the Department

There are opportunities to participate in mathematics research at the undergraduate level. In particular, the AMS has compiled a list of summer REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) that are organized at various institutions throughout the US.


Research Support