Submitted by Rose Choi on March 1, 2016 - 3:00am
Jarod Alper will join the department in January 2017 as a tenured associate professor. Jarod, who works in algebraic geometry, received his PhD under Ravi Vakil at Stanford in 2008. He spent three years at Columbia as an NSF postdoctoral fellow and a year at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota as an assistant professor before moving to Canberra, Australia, to join the faculty of the Australian National University as Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer. At Canberra, he holds an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award. Here at UW, he will join fellow algebraic geometers Sándor Kovács, Max Lieblich, and Bianca Viray.