# Work / Education

2015 -> , Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

Academic Coordinator, 12.2018 ->

Postdoctoral researcher, 07.2017 - 12.2018 (In Kalle Kytölä's group within the Stochastic and Statistics umbrella group.)

Visiting researcher, 01.2017 - 07.2017

Visiting professor, 09.2015 - 12.2016

2006 - 2015, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (If you are curious, here is a video)

Granted tenure in 2012 (emulated tenure due to residency laws).

Associate Professor, 2011 - 2015

Assistant professor, 2006 - 2011

08.2004 - 08.2005, Max Plank Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany

Posdoctoral Visitor

2003 - 2006, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Hildebrandt Assistant Professor

Interacted mostly with the late Juha Heinonen and the analysis group.

Spent the 2004-5 academic year on leave at the MPIM.

1997 - 2003, Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

PhD student

Advisor: Yi-Zi Huang

Thesis: Schiffer variation in Teichmueller space, determinant line bundles and modular functors.

Also took a lot of courses on vertex operator algebras from Jim Lepowsky. This was the major topic of my oral qualifying exams.

1996 - 1997, School of Mathematical Sciences, Adelaide University, Australia

PhD program (was enrolled for 18 months before going to the USA).

Advisor: Alan Carey

Topic: Fractional quantum hall effect. Rigorous techniques using functional analysis, loop groups, boson-fermion correspondence and so on.

1992 - 1995, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Queensland, Australia

BSc (3 yrs) + honours (1yr). (Mathematics and a lot of physics)

Advisor: Tony Bracken

Thesis: "Quasi-exactly solvable models in quantum mechanics". These models are ones in which a finite part of the spectrum can be found exactly. The Hamiltonians are built from differential operators whose Lie algebra has a finite-dimensional representation. Here is a short review article by Peter Olver. The field has grown and is still active.