Research opportunities and support for undergraduates

Research Opportunities


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

  • Daniel Slonim,   131 Kerchof Hall
    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

  • Mark Pengitore,   303 Kerchof Hall
    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