Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
1409 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801
PhD: 1993 U.C.L.A. (1990-1993),
BS: 1986 Universitatea Bucureşti
High-School: Colegiul National "Mihai Viteazul" (1976-1980),
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
1993-1995, Postdoctoral Fellow,
University of Toronto
1990-1993, Graduate Student, U.C.L.A.
Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy
1986-1988, Math Teacher, Liceul Industrial #3, Buzău
1980-1981, Compulsory military service, Romanian Army
Problems in Operator
Algebras, Number Theory, Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Physics
Joseph Vandehey (PhD 2013), advised jointly with Kevin Ford
Byron Heersink (PhD 2017)
Claire Merriman (PhD 2019)
Christopher Linden (PhD 2020)
Maria Siskaki (passed prelim exam in September 2020)
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
Adam Dor-On (2018-)
Honors and Awards
Five-year Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Advanced Fellowship, UK, 1995
Simion Stoilow prize of the Romanian Academy, 1997
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)
Wabash Modern Analysis Seminar
Great Plains Operator Theory Symposium (GPOTS 2016), Urbana-Champaign,
May 23-27, 2016 (with M. Junge and Z.-J. Ruan).
School on Operator Algebras, Bucharest, September 16 - November 24,
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
(with M. Junge and Z.-J. Ruan).
OAMP1, Constanţa, July 2-7 2001.
Last modified: October 2, 2020