This year the department made four new faculty appointments.
Aravind Asok (Acting Assistant Professor/VIGRE Postdoctoral Fellow), Ph.D. Princeton University, 2004. Professor Asok studies algebraic geometry, representation theory, and mathematical physics.
Xiaosheng Li (Acting Assistant Professor), Ph.D. UCLA, 2005. Professor Li studies partial differential equations, inverse problems, and non-linear functional analysis.
Andrew Loveless (Lecturer), Ph.D. Washington State University, 2005. Dr. Loveless studies number theory, cryptography, combinatorics and algebra.
Julia Pevtsova (Acting Assistant Professor), Ph.D. Northwestern University, 2002. Professor Pevtsova studies algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, and representation theory.
Last year the department appointed Amer Iqbal (Assistant Professor), Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000. He was on leave last year and joins the department this year. Professor Iqbal studies string theory.
Yu Yuan was promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, with tenure. Professor Yuan studies partial differential equations and differential geometry.
Professors David Ragozin, Lee Stout, and John Westwater retired, each after over 30 years with the Department.