Here is a list of women in the Noetherian Ring and their research interests.

Garden party, summer 2015

Garden party, summer 2015


  • Mina Aganagic, Professor: mathematical physics and string theory
  • Jenny Harrison, Professor: functional analysis, geometric measure theory, calculus of variations, mathematical physics
  • Marina Iliopoulou, Morrey Visiting Assistant Professor: harmonic analysis, incidence geometry, geometric measure theory
  • Kathryn Mann, NSF Postdoc: topology, geometry, and dynamics
  • Khrystyna Serhiyenko, NSF Postdoc: representation theory, cluster algebras, combinatorics
  • Zvezdelina Stankova, Teaching Professor: Olympiad problem solving, Berkeley Math Circle, math education
  • Kelli Talaska, Lecturer: algebraic combinatorics
  • Katrin Wehrheim, Professor: gauge theory, symplectic geometry, low dimensional topology, and PDEs
  • Lauren Williams, Professor: algebraic combinatorics

Affiliate Faculty

  • Hélène Barcelo (Deputy Director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Professor at Arizona State University): algebraic combinatorics
  • María Angélica Cueto (PhD ’10 at UC Berkeley, Assistant Professor ’15-present at The Ohio State University): tropical geometry, algebraic geometry and combinatorics
  • Kay Kirkpatrick (Visiting Professor at MSRI Fall 2015 , Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): statistical mechanics, nonlinear differential equations, and dynamical systems
  • Wei Li (Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley 2014-15, Assistant Professor at the Chinese Academy of Science): differential algebra and difference algebra
  • Monica Vazirani (PhD ’99 and NSF Postdoc ’00-’02 at UC Berkeley, Professor at UC Davis): combinatorial representation theory, Hecke algebras
  • Carol Wood (Deputy Director of MSRI ’96-’97, Professor of Mathematics Emerita at Wesleyan University): mathematical logic
  • Samantha Xu (Visiting faculty at MSRI Fall 2015, Postdoc at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): probability, nonlinear PDEs, and statistical mechanics

Graduate students

  • Jess Banks: discrete probability, statistical inference, and theoretical computer science
  • Katrina Biele: pure math
  • Madeline Brandt: combinatorial algebraic geometry and tropical geometry
  • Paula Burkhardt
  • Catherine Cannizzo: symplectic geometry
  • Anastasia Chavez: enumerative and algebraic combinatorics
  • Katherine Christianson: symplectic and algebraic geometry
  • Maryam Farahmand-Asil: discrete geometry and combinatorics
  • Elizabeth Ferme
  • Mikayla Kelley
  • Eugenia Kim: applied mathematics, numerical analysis, numerical micromagnetics
  • Lisha Li: probability theory
  • Dominique Maldague: harmonic analysis
  • Shelly Manber: number theory and arithmetic geometry
  • Maria Martinez: statistical modeling of sexual assaults on college campuses
  • Eugenia Rosu: number theory
  • Anna Seigal: applied algebra
  • Isabelle Shankar: optimization, control theory
  • Melissa Sherman-Bennett: algebraic combinatorics
  • Mariel Supina
  • Morgan Weiler: symplectic geometry, low dimensional topology
  • Maddie Weinstein
  • Qiaochu Yuan: numerical linear algebra, scientific computing
  • Qiao Zhou: geometric representation theory, geometric combinatorics

Alumni and what they’re doing now

2016 graduates

  • Yael Degany: field theories that factor through the symplectic category, Lie groups and representation theory.
  • Meire Fortunato: high-order numerical methods, high-order curved unstructured mesh generation, machine learning. Research Scientist at Google DeepMind.
  • Maria Gillespie: symmetric function theory and its connections with geometry and representation theory. Postdoc at UC Davis.
  • Anna Lieb: fluid mechanics, numerical methods, optimization, and applications. Data scientist at McKinsey in Chicago (current).
  • Olya Mandelshtam: algebraic combinatorics. President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA (2016), Tamarkin Assistant Professor at Brown (2017–).
  • Elina Robeva: algebraic geometry, optimization, machine learning, and the interplay between these fields. Postdoc at MIT.

2015 graduates

  • Katrina Honigs: algebraic geometry. Postdoc at University of Utah.
  • Xin Jin: symplectic geometry, geometric representation theory. Postdoc at Northwestern University.
  • Heather Lee: symplectic geometry. Postdoc at Purdue University.

2014 graduates

  • Taryn Flock: harmonic analysis. Postdoc at University of Birmingham.

Website launch party, fall 2015

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