ICERM Postdocs

Postdoctoral Fellows - Spring 2016
Photo Marta Canadell completed her PhD in Mathematics at Universitat de Barcelona, Catalunya, under the supervision of Professor Alex Haro. Her research is in the computational and rigorous aspects of Dynamical Systems. More specifically, she develops a broadly based approach that encompasses both computation and rigorous theory of invariant objects. In particular, normally hyperbolic invariant manifolds. During the last academic year, she was a postdoc at Georgia Institute of Technology, and for the 2015-2016 academic year, she will be at ICERM as an Institute postdoc.
Photo Nishant Chandgotia completed his PhD under Prof. Brian Marcus at the University of British Columbia. His primary interests are in ergodic theory and dynamical systems with a special focus towards symbolic dynamics and related areas of statistical physics and probability. He joined Tel Aviv University as a postdoctoral fellow from October 2015 and will be at ICERM from February 2016 to May 2016.
Photo Ábel Farkas completed his PhD in Mathematics at University of St Andrews under the supervision of Professor Kenneth Falconer. Dr. Farkas’s research interests include the dimension and measure theory of deterministic and random fractals, geometric measure theory and random processes. As a postdoc, he will be at ICERM for the spring semester in 2016.
Photo Anna Medvedovsky obtained her Ph.D. in Number Theory from Brandeis University in 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Joël Bellaïche. She studies modular forms, Hecke algebras, and Galois representations, especially in characteristic p. In her dissertation, she implemented a new method of finding lower bounds for dimensions of mod-p Hecke algebras using elementary ideas of linear recursion and nilpotence. Anna will be at ICERM for the 2015-2016 academic year as an Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, after which she will begin a two-year visiting position at the Max Planck Institute in Bonne.
Photo Polina Vytnova completed her PhD in Mathematics under supervision of Dr Oleg Kozlovski at the University of Warwick, UK. Her research interests lie in the area of Dynamical Systems and its applications. She is interested in various branches of the theory, from partial and ordinary differential equations to one-dimensional dynamics and group actions. She has a particular interest in geometric properties of invariant sets and related questions. Polina is using computer-based experiments to shed a light on the problems and develop the intuition. Polina will be at ICERM from the beginning of February to the end of May 2016. Afterwards, she will return to a postdoctoral position at Queen Mary University of London.
Photo James Weigandt completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Purdue University under the supervision of Edray Goins. His research concerns the intersection of arithmetic geometry and algorithm number theory. He is particularly interested in the behavior of rational points on elliptic curves via the explicit computation of Selmer groups and quotients of ideal class groups. As an Institute postdoc, Dr. Weigandt will be at ICERM for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Photo Zhiqiang Li completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) under the supervision of Professor Mario Bonk. His research interests lie in the interplay of dynamical systems and geometry of spaces with fractal nature. In particular, he is interested in the dynamics and geometry of Thurston maps. As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Li will be at ICERM from February to May 2016. Before coming to ICERM, he has been a postdoc holding a Milnor Lecturer position at Stony Brook University, and he will resume his position at Stony Brook University after leaving ICERM in May until Spring 2018.