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
    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