Math @ Duke

Curriculum Vitae
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Box 90320, Dept. of Mathematics, Durham, NC 277080320

(919) 6602843 (office) (email)

 Personal
Born: 17 October 1957 Place: West Chester, PA Citizenship: US
 Education
Ph.D.  Princeton University  1984 
B.S.  Yale University  1979 
M.S.  Yale University  1979 
 Areas of Research
Locally symmetric varieties, Number theory and automorphic forms, L^{2}cohomology and intersection cohomology, Geometrical analysis of singularities
 Professional Experience / Employment History
 Duke University
 Professor, Mathematics, 2005  present

 Associate Profesor, Mathematics, 1988  2005
 (tenure granted, 1989)

 Assistant Professor, Mathematics, 198688
 M.I.T.
 C. L. E. Moore Instructor, Mathematics, 198486
 Visiting Positions
 Visiting Professor, University of North Carolina, August 2010  December 2010
 Member, Tata Institue for Fundamental Research, December 2005  February 2006
 Member, Institut des Hautes Études
Scientifiques, MarchApril 2000
 Visiting Scholar, UCSD, JuneAugust, 199697
 Hermann Minkowski Gastprofessur, Katholische Universität Eichstätt, MayAugust 1995
 Member, Institute for Advanced Study, 199293
 Visiting Scholar, UCSD, JuneAugust, 199094
 Visiting Scholar, Harvard University, 198889
 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, 198788
 Visiting Scholar, UCSD, JuneAugust, 198487
 Awards, Honors, and Distinctions
Fellow, American Mathematical Society, 0 2013
Inaugural class of Fellows, American Mathematical Society, 0 2012
Invited Address, International Congress of Mathematicians, Kyoto, Japan, August 1990
Invited Address, International Congress of Mathematicians, Kyoto, Japan, August 1990
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 198993
Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 0 1989
NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, 198995
Presidential Young Investigator Award, NSF, 0 1989
NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 198791
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, NSF, 0 1987
 Major Grant Support
NSF DMS0502821 NSF DMS9870162 NSF DMS9005129 NSF DMS8957216 NSF DMS8504029
 Conferences Organized
 Workshop on Locally Symmetric Spaces, coorganizer with S. Kudla, J. Rohlfs, and B. Speh, May 18, 2008  May 23, 2008
 Professional Service
 SPIRE Fellows Advisory Board, October 2, 2017  present
 Mentor for Duke SPIRE Fellows, August 9, 2017  present
 Chair, Chair. Department of Mathematics. July 2020  June 2021, 202021
 Director of Undergraduate Studies, July 01, 2018  June 30, 2019
 Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Mathematics, 201519
 Director of Undergraduate Studies, July 01, 2015  June 30, 2018
 AMS Committee on Committees, AMS Committee on Committees. February 1, 2013  January 31, 2015, February 1, 2013  January 31, 2015
 Associate Chair, July 1, 2009  June 30, 2010
 Associate Chair, Department of Mathematics, 200710
 Associate Chair, July 1, 2007  June 30, 2009
 Workshop on Locally Symmetric Spaces, Coorganizer with S. Kudla, J. Rohlfs, and B. Speh, May 2008
 Arts & Sciences Council, 200407
 Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Mathematics, Duke University, 200103
 Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Mathematics, 200103
 Editor, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, 19962000
 Editorial board member, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, 19962000
 Editorial board member, Duke Mathematical Journal, 199194
 Selected Invited Talks
 Weights and Singularities, Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium, New York, 14 August 2018
 L₂cohomology and the theory of weights, CIRM, Luminy, Marseille, France, 14 June 2016
 L^{2}cohomology of projective algebraic varieties, International Conference on Singularity Theory—in Honor of Henry Laufer's 70th Birthday, Tsinghua Sanya International Mathematics Forum, Sanya, China, 20 December 2015
 L²cohomology of projective algebraic varieties, Sanya, China, 20 December 2015
 Perverse sheaves on compactifications of locally symmetric spaces, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, England, July 28, 2015 [html]
 Perverse sheaves and the reductive BorelSerre compactification, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, November 2123, 2014
 Raghunathan's Vanishing Theorem and Applications, Mumbai, India, December 28, 2011
 Cohomology of Locally Symmetric Spaces and the Moduli Space of Curves, Germany, June 09, 2011
 The congruence subgroup kernel and the reductive BorelSerre compactification, Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory seminar at John Hopkins University, Baltimore, March 1, 2011
 Selfdual sheaves and L²cohomology of locally symmetric spaces, Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany, June 24, 2010
 What is ... intersection homology?, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, February 17, 2009
 modules and the cohomology of locally symmetric spaces, International conference on Représentations des groupes de Lie et applications, Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, France, December 15, 2008
 ℒmodules and the cohomology of locally symmetric spaces, Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, France, 15 December 2008
 Quadratic Reciprocity from Euler to Langlands, Graduate/faculty Seminar, Duke University, [abstract], September 28, 2007
 Geometry and Topology of Locally Symmetric Spaces, Instituto de Matemáticas Unidad Morelia, Morelia, Mexico, January 8, 2007
 Cohomology of Locally Symmetric Spaces, International conference and instructional workshop on discrete groups, Morningside Center of Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China [slides], July 17  August 4, 2006
 L²Harmonic Forms on Locally Symmetric Sapces, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, January 19, 2006
 L²cohomology of locally symmetric spaces, Center of Mathematical Sciences at Zhejiang University, China, 27 July 2004
 L^{2}cohomology of locally symmetric spaces, International Conference In Memory of Armand Borel: Algebraic groups, arithmetic groups, automorphic forms and representation theory, Center of Mathematical Sciences at Zhejiang University, China, 26  30 July, 2004
 Cohomology of compactifications of locally symmetric spaces, The Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan, 16  30 December 2003
 On the Cohomology of Locally Symmetric Spaces and their Compactifications (two lectures), Harvard University, 1517 November 2002
 The RapoportGoreskyMacPherson Conjecture, Johns Hopkins University, 23 March 2001
 Rapoport's conjecture on the intersection cohomology of the reductive BorelSerre compactification, Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, France, 25 April 2000
 L₂cohomology of Algebraic Varieties, International Congress of Mathematicians, Kyoto, Japan, 23 August 1990
 Doctoral Theses Directed
 Mingzue (Dena) Z. Ho, Realizing Hecke Actions on Modular Forms via Cohomology of Dessins d′Enfants, (February 19, 2018  June 1, 2021)
 Joshua Cruz, Examples of the Local L^{2}Cohomology of Algebraic Varieties, (April 9, 2015  April 1, 2020)
 Oliver Gjoneski, Cohomology of Arithmetic Groups, and MultiVariable Period Polynomials Associated to Cusp Forms, (January, 2007  May 15, 2011)
 Dan Yasaki, On the Existence of Spines for Qrank 1 Groups, (January 1, 2001  May 15, 2005)
 Charles Vuono, The Kodaira Embedding Theorem for Kähler Varieties with Isolated Singularities, (September 1, 1989  May 31, 1992)
 Professional Affiliations
Member: AMS
 Publications (listed separately)
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