Department of Mathematics
University of Southern California

Department of Mathematics
University of Southern California
3620 Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90089-2532
PHONE: (213) 740-3796
FAX: (213) 740-2424

My official title is the Dean's Professor of Mathematics, University of Southern California
(and Henry S. Noyes Professor of Mathematics, Northwestern University - emeritus)

I am currently serving as a Chair of the Mathematics Department at the University of Southern California.

I am the Chair of the U.S. National Committee/Mathematics

I am the Retiring Chair of the Mathematics Section of AAAS

I am a (founding) member of the Board of Governors of TPSE Math

Having served two terms as Chair of the Northwestern Department of Mathematics, this is a site I frequently visit.

You are welcome to take another virtual visit, this one to Weinberg College, where I served as Associate Dean of Science.

While at Northwestern University, I served on a myriad of committees. For example, while on the Program Review Council I chaired reviews of Graduate School, the Law School, and the Office of Administration and Planning.

I am a co-managing editor of the Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra, and serve on various other editorial boards.

I have served the American Mathematical Society in numerous roles including
  • Immediate Past President, 2013-14
  • Committee on Education, 2012 -
  • President, 2011 - 2013
  • President-elect, 2010
  • Committee on the Profession, 2009 - 2010
  • Committee on Publications, 2005 - 2008
  • Selection Committee, Cole Prize, 2005
  • Committee on Committees, 2005 - 2007 (Chair 2006)
  • Board of Trustees of the A.M.S., 2000 - (Chair 2003,08)
  • Nominating Committee, 1995-98 (Chair 1997)
  • Committee on Science Policy, 1991-93, 2000-05, 2012 - (Chair)
  • Committee on the Publication Program, 1989-92
  • Committee on Summer Institutes and Special Symposia, 1985-87

Among the many conferences I have attended and/or organized, here is my favorite conference.

You can find preprint versions of my more recent papers here. Essentially all of my published papers are listed at MathSciNet.

Should you wish yet more information about me (e.g., a list of my former Ph.D students or my various administrative activities), click here: CVs

You can find notes of some of my recent lecture series here.

Here are links to some mathematical institutes whose hospitality I have enjoyed:

Here are some universites whose mathematics departments I have enjoyed visiting:

Here are links to some mathematics reference sites I consult frequently

And here are the homepages of my current collaborators