Department Welcomes New Faculty

In the last three years, the Mathematics Department has hired three new faculty members, Drew Armstrong, Ken Baker, and Pengzi Miao. Dr. Armstrong received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Cornell in 2006. Prior to joining the department in Fall 2009, Dr. Armstrong was an NSF postdoctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Armstrong works in the area of algebraic combinatorics, and is a leading expert on the combinatorics of Coxeter groups. Dr. Baker received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004. He joined our department in Fall 2008, following postdoctoral positions at the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech. Dr. Baker works in the area of geometric topology and is a leading expert in Knot Theory. Dr. Miao graduated from Stanford in 2003, and will join our department this fall, after holding positions at UC Santa Barbara and Monash University. He works in the area of geometric analysis and is a leading expert in geometric aspects of general relativity.

September 01, 2010