Visiting Mathematics Professor Program


The OIST Visiting Mathematics Professor Program brings promising mathematicians to OIST for ~6 months to organize symposia and contribute to mathematics research at OIST and to mathematics education in Okinawa.

Visiting Professor

Prof. Andrew Lobb  (Since 3 October 2019)

Dr. Andrew Lobb studies the geometry and topology of spaces of three and four dimensions.  He is  interested in notions of knottedness, in particular how measures of knottedness can be used to infer geometric and topological information.  One area of expertize is that of homology theories of knots, for example Khovanov homology and knot Floer homology, which are a relatively new way of studying knots.

Prof. James McCoy (1 December 2019 - 31 March 2020)

Dr. James McCoy is a geometric analyst whose main interests are geometric evolution problems and associated elliptic equations. Read more on James McCoy's profile page.