I am currently a visiting researcher in the Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis at Aalto University in Finland. Here is my official university contact page

My research interests lie at the interface of conformal field theory, complex analytic Teichmueller theory, and geometric function theory. This work is partly motivated by the program of using vertex operator algebras to rigorously construct conformal field theory in the sense of G. Segal.

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Key Terms: Teichmüller and moduli space theory or bordered Riemann surfaces. Mathematical foundation and construction of conformal field theory. Geometric function theory. Vertex operator algebras. Rigged Riemann surfaces, Weil-Petersson metric, quasiconformal mappings, sewing / gluing, conformal welding, lambda-lemma, Schiffer variation, determinant line bundles, and modular functors.


Since 1995 I have been teaching in a formal capacity at universities in Australia, the USA, and the United Arab Emirates. Courses have ranged from freshman service courses through to graduate mathematics courses.

I have also been deeply involved in curricular development, including the building of the undergraduate and masters programs at the American University of Shajrah from their inception. 

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Sometimes I have a life outside math that involves family, cycling, birding, travel and so on. If this is what you are looking for then go to my facebook page or Elina's facebook page.