Research opportunities and support for undergraduates

Research Opportunities


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
    Availability: Fall 2020, Sprign 2021

  • Bruno Braga,   229 Kerchof Hall
    Research area: Functional Analysis, Banach Space Theory, Descriptive Set Theory
    Background needed: No prerequisite required. The topics can be chosen based on the student's knowledge and/or interests.
    Availability: Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021

  • Juraj Földes,   322 Kerchof Hall
    Research area: Probability, differential equations and/or numerical analysis
    Background needed: Linear algebra, Differential equations. Probability and Stochastic processes might be useful for some projects
    Availability: Fall 2020

  • Thomas Koberda,   304 Kerchof Hall
    Research area: Geometry/topology, group theory, logic/foundations
    Background needed: Some abstract algebra background is necessary.
    Availability: Fall 2020, Spring 2021

  • Ken Ono,   210 Kerchof Hall
    Research area: Number theory
    Background needed: Instructor consent
    Availability: Fall 2020, Spring 2021

  • Weiqiang Wang,   323 Kerchof Hall
    Research area: Algebra and Combinatorics
    Background needed: Survey of Algebra (or Introduction to Abstract Algebra), (Advanced) linear algebra. Good computer skills may be helpful.
    Availability: Fall 2020, Spring 2021

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