Research opportunities and support for undergraduates
Research Opportunities
REU at UVA
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
 J.D. Quigley, 331 Kerchof Hall
Research area: Algebra, Topology
Background needed: Abstract algebra, algebraic topology for some projects
Availability: Fall 2023/Spring 2024
 Ken Ono, 228 Kerchof Hall
Research area: Number theory
Background needed: Abstract algebra, real and complex analysis
Availability: Fall 2022/Spring 2023
 Brandon Shapiro, 311 Kerchof Hall
Research area: Topology, category theory
Background needed: Some topology, algebra, or functional programming
Availability: Fall 2023/Spring 2024

Research area: Number theory, directed graphs, random walks
Background needed: Proficient in proof writing, a strong understanding of Math 3100 is essential, concepts from 3310, 4110, and 4310 would be beneficial
Availability: Fall 2023/Spring 2024

Research area: Geometric group theory
Background needed: Group theory, metric geometry, and algebraic topology
Availability: Fall 2022
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