This past summer, Farbod Shokrieh joined the department as a tenure-track assistant professor. Farbod, who works in number theory, algebraic geometry, and combinatorics, received his BS in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran. He received an MS in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech, then switched to mathematics, receiving an MS and a PhD at Georgia Tech under the supervision of Matt Baker. He held postdoctoral positions at Cornell and Copenhagen before coming to Seattle.
His research interests overlap those of many faculty in the department: the algebraic geometers, the number theorists, and the combinatorialists. He also brings his background in electrical engineering and theoretical computer science to his work in mathematics.
He has a strong background in mentoring undergraduates and graduate students, and our students will benefit from his knowledge and enthusiasm.