|UW Mathematics||Autumn 2009|
Message from the Chair
NSF Research Training Grant
Gunther Uhlmann: Academy Fellow
Mathematics Honors Luncheon
Chad Klumb: Sophomore Medalist
Solutions to 1,000 Year Old Problem
NSF CAREER Grant
Recent Degree Recipients
The following students completed their doctorates in Mathematics during the academic year 2008-09:
Ryan Card. His advisor was Krzysztof Burdzy, and his thesis title was “Brownian motion with boundary diffusion.” Ryan is now a Lecturer at UW Tacoma.
Luke Gutzwiller. His advisor was Steve Mitchell, and his thesis title was “Birkhoff varieties in the affine grassmannian.” Luke is now a Visiting Assistant Professor at Northwestern University.
Joshua Kantor. His advisor was Robin Graham, and his thesis title was “Eleven dimensional supergravity on edge manifolds.” Joshua is now in a Technical Staff position at the Lincoln Laboratory at MIT.
Tak-Lun Koo. His advisor was Ralph Greenberg, and his thesis title was “Change of Selmer group under isogeny, Iwasawa invariants of lambda-adic representation, and coefficient field of newforms.” Tak-Lun now holds a faculty position at Xiamen University in China.
Travis Kopp. His advisor was Sándor Kovács, and his thesis title was “Kodira-Iitaka dimension on subvarieties.”
Kurt Luoto. His advisor was Sara Billey, and his thesis title was “Quasisymmetric functions and their applications.” Kurt is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia.
Dustin Moody. His advisor was Neal Koblitz, and his thesis title was “The Diffie-Hellman problem and generalized Verheul theorem.” Dustin is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Calgary.
David Rosoff. His advisor was John Palmieri, and his thesis title was “Mapping spaces of A-infinity categories.” David remains with the Department as a Part-Time Lecturer.
Anusha Sekar. Her advisor was Ken Bube, and her thesis title was “Earthquake source inversion for tsunami runup prediction.” Anusha is now a Research Geophysicist with Chevron.
Stephanie Vance. Her advisor was Henry Cohn, and her thesis title was “Lattices and sphere packings in Euclidean space.” Stephanie is now a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Adams State College.
Ursula Whitcher. Her advisor was Charles Doran, and her thesis title was “Polarized families of K3 hypersurfaces.” Ursula is now a Teaching & Research Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvey Mudd College.
Troy Winfree. His advisor was Ethan Devinatz, and his thesis title was “Continuous homotopy fixed point spectra: finiteness properties and computations.” Troy is now a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester.
Jun Zhang. His advisor was James Zhang, and his thesis title was “Some
developments in Artin-Schelter regular algebras.” Beginning this spring, Jun
will be a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Below is a list of those who finished their work at the UW with a Master's
degree in Mathematics, with each student's advisor listed in parentheses:
157 Bachelor’s degrees were awarded during the 2008-09 academic year: 108 in Mathematics and 49 in ACMS.