Welcome to Incoming Facultty and New Postdoctoral Appointees
It is a pleasure to welcome the new members of the School of Mathematics—Assistant Professors Gilad M. Lerman and Daniel P. Spirn. We also welcome the new Dunham Jackson Assistant Professor J. Douglas Wright.
Assistant Professor Gilad M. Lerman earned an M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Tel Aviv University in 1995 and a Ph.D. from Yale University in 2000. He spent the following four years at the Courant Institute of New York University as a Courant Instructor, Assistant Professor, and a Senior Research Scientist. He also served as a consultant for the Wavelet Group at Yale as well as for the AT&T Shannon Lab in Florham Park, NJ. His honors include a Horace T. Burgess Fellowship at Yale University (1997 and 1999), and a Teaching Excellence Award from Tel Aviv University (1995). His varied research interests encompass Harmonic Analysis, Computational Harmonic Analysis, Bio-informatics, Data Analysis and Statistical Learning, and Geometric Measure Theory.
Assistant Professor Daniel P. Spirn earned his Ph.D. from the Courant Institute of New York University in 2001. He was a VIGRE Post-doctoral Fellow at Brown University and a researcher at the Theoretical Division of the Los Alamos National Laboratory before joining our department. He was awarded an NSF Research Grant for the years 2003-06. His research interests are Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics.
Dunham Jackson Assistant Professor J. Douglas Wright earned his Ph.D. in January 2004 from Boston University. He spent the 2003-04 academic year as a Post-doctoral Fellow at The Fields Institute participating in the Thematic Program on Partial Differential Equations. His research areas are Partial Differential Equations and Applied Mathematics, especially Mathematics of Water Waves. He earned the Boston University Teaching Fellow Award for the year 2000.
Professor Dihua Jiang was promoted to the rank of Full Professor effective September 2004. Dihua’s research area is number theory.
Professor Conan Leung was promoted to the rank of Full Professor effective September 2004. Conan’s research area is differential geometry.
Professor Arnd Scheel was promoted to the rank of Full Professor effective September 2004. Arnd’s research area is dynamical systems.
Professor Ionut Ciocan-Fontanine was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure effective September 2004. Ionut’s research area is algebraic geometry.
Professor Tian-Jun Li was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure effective September 2004. Tian-Jun’s research area is symplectic geometry.
All these colleagues have our warmest congratulations and we wish them continued success.