August 23, 2013

Assistant Professor Christine Berkesch Zamaere received her Ph.D. from Purdue University, and then had postdoctoral appointments at Stockholm University, Institut Mittag-Leffler, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, and Duke University. Her research area is combinatorial aspects of algebra and geometry, and includes representation theory, commutative algebra, and linear partial differential equations, a.k.a. D-modules.

Assistant Professor Yu-jong Tzeng received her Ph.D. from Stanford University, and then was a Simons Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematics at Harvard University. Her research is in algebraic geometry, cobordism theory, and enumerative geometry.

Assistant Professor Craig Westerland received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Following postdocs at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, he was on the faculty at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His research is in algebraic topology, particularly concentrating on moduli spaces of curves and connections with algebraic geometry, number theory, and mathematical physics/string theory.