Florin-Petre Boca


Address

Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1409 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801


Education

  • PhD: 1993 U.C.L.A. (1990-1993), Los Angeles
  • BS: 1986 Universitatea Bucureşti (1981-1986), Bucureşti
  • High-School: Colegiul National "Mihai Viteazul" (1976-1980), Ploieşti

  • Positions held and other employment

  • 2012-present, Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • 2005-2012, Associate Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • 2001-2005, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • 1995-2001, EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow, University of Wales Swansea (1995-1997), Cardiff University (1998-2001)
  • 1993-1995, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
  • 1990-1993, Graduate Student, U.C.L.A.
  • 1988-2013, Researcher, Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy
  • 1986-1988, Math Teacher, Liceul Industrial #3, Buzău
  • 1980-1981, Compulsory military service, Romanian Army

  • Research Interests

    Problems in Operator Algebras, Number Theory, Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Physics


    PhD Students

  • Joseph Vandehey (PhD 2013), advised jointly with Kevin Ford
  • Byron Heersink (PhD 2017)
  • Claire Merriman (4rd year Ph.D. student), thesis adviser since Dec 2016
  • Christopher Linden (3rd year Ph.D. student), academic adviser since April 2016
  • Anthony Sanchez, academic adviser Dec 2015-May 2016

  • Postdocs Mentored

  • Pierre Fima (2008-2009), jointly with Zhong-Jin Ruan
  • Michael Brannan (2012-2015), jointly with Zhong-Jin Ruan
  • Francesco Cellarosi (2012-2015), jointly with Jayadev Athreya

  • Honors and Awards

  • Five-year Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Advanced Fellowship, UK, 1995
  • Simion Stoilow prize of the Romanian Academy, 1997

  • Membership

  • London Mathematical Society
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • American Mathematical Society

  • Professional Service

  • Associate Editor for Journal of Operator Theory (since Jan. 2016)
  • Member of the EPSRC Mathematics College (1998-2003)
  • EPSRC referee on various occasions (1998-2014)
  • Expert committee member, Laboratoire Europeen Associe CNRS Franco-Roumaine (Mathématique et Modélisation), since 2011
  • Member, Mathematics Commission, national Council for Certifying University Titles and Diplomas, Romanian Ministry of Education and Research, 2011-2012
  • Reviewer for Zentralblatt (since 1998)

  • Math Genealogy


    Conferences organized

  • Great Plains Operator Theory Symposium (GPOTS 2016), Urbana-Champaign, May 23-27, 2016.
  • School on Operator Algebras, Bucharest, September 16 - November 24, 2009.
  • AMS Special Session on The Interface Between Number Theory and Dynamical Systems, Urbana, March 27-29, 2009.
  • AMS Special Session on Operator Algebras and Operator Spaces, Urbana, March 27-29, 2009.
  • OAMP3, Bucureşti, August 10-17, 2005.
  • OAMP2, Sinaia, June 26 - July 4, 2003.
  • 23rd Annual GPOTS, Urbana, May 28 - June 1, 2003.
  • OAMP1, Constanţa, July 2-7 2001.

  • Last modified: May 13, 2017