The following is a list of all previous visitors of the TSVP, including its predecessor the Visiting Mathematics Professor Program (until 2020).
Visitors in Fiscal Year 2022 (April 2022 - March 2023).
Visit from 2022/04/06 - 2022/05/02
Chris Bowman is a Reader at the University of York. His interests are in the combinatorics and representation theories of diagrammatic algebras (for example symmetric groups, KLR algebras, and diagrammatic Soergel bimodules). Before his current position, he was a reader at the University of Kent, held a research fellowship from Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 at City University of London, and had a postdoc with Eric Vasserot at Paris 7. His PhD was at Corpus Christi College Cambridge, 2008-2012. Personal website
FY2020: Visiting Mathematics Professor Program
The OIST Visiting Mathematics Professor Program was the predecessor of the TSVP. It brought promising mathematicians to OIST for periods of up to 6 months, to organize symposia and contribute to mathematics research at OIST as well as to mathematics education in Okinawa.
Visit in 2020
Paolo Piovano is a group leader/Privatdozent at the University of Vienna. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, in August 2012 under the supervision of Irene Fonseca and Giovanni Leoni. After a postdoctoral position of one year at the National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Applied Mathematics and Information Technology in Pavia under the mentorship of Ulisse Stefanelli, he has been employed at the University of Vienna, Austria as Universitätsassistent. Since September 2017 he is group leader at the University of Vienna of the research group “Variational Methods and Applications” (www.univie.ac.at/variationalmethods/). Dr. Piovano obtained the Austrian habilitation in Mathematics (venia docendi) at the University of Vienna in November 2019 and the Italian national habilitation in June 2020. Full Profile
Visit in 2020
James McCoy is an Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle. He completed his PhD in pure mathematics in 2002 under the supervision of Klaus Ecker at Monash University. The title of his thesis was "The surface area preserving mean curvature flow". After completing post-doctoral positions at the Australian National University, in 2005 he took up an ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship as part of a joint ARC grant with Ben Andrews. In July that year he moved to the University of Wollongong, combining a lecturing position with the ARC research grant. In January 2018 he moved to the University of Newcastle where he is now Head of Mathematics Discipline. Full Profile
Visit in 2020
Andrew Lobb is an Associate Professor at Durham University. He was an undergraduate at Oxford University and then took up a Kennedy Scholarship at Harvard University for his PhD studies. During these studies, he became interested in low-dimensional topology and wrote his thesis on applications of quantum knot invariants to 4-dimensional problems. Dr. Lobb moved back to the UK for a postdoctoral position at Imperial College London, then returned to the USA for second postdoc at Stony Brook which included six months leave to take part in a program at MSRI. He arrived at Durham University in 2011 as an Assistant Professor, being promoted to Associate Professor in 2015. Full Profile