Faculty News

March 31, 2022

Professor Thomas Fai has won the 2022 Mentoring Award of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The award recognizes the “outstanding ability as a mentor” of the faculty involved in the supervision of graduate students enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Read more about it in BrandeisNow.

February 24, 2022

Professor Dmitry Kleinbock has been named a Simons Fellow for 2022-2023. Prof. Kleinbock's plan is to go to the IAS (Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton) at least for a part of the fall semester 2022: they have a special year on dynamics in 2022-23. This spring semester 2022, Prof. Kleinbock is on a regular sabbatical at ETH, giving the Nachdiplom lectures.
Omer Offen promoted to Full Professor
Spring 2022

Omer Offen has been promoted to Full Professor by the Board of Trustees. Professor Offen joined the Department of Mathematics in 2018.
Ruth Charney elected President of the American Mathematical Society

Spring 2020

Ruth Charney, Theodore and Evelyn Berenson Professor of Mathematics, was elected President of the American Mathematical Society, which has approximately 30,000 members, a staff of around 200, and offices in Providence, Ann Arbor, and Washington, DC. Her appointment is for 4 years, beginning February 1, 2020, which includes 1 year as President-Elect, 2 years as President, and 1 year as Past-President.

Mark Adler named fellow of the American Mathematical Society

Fall 2019

Professor Mark Adler has been named a member of the 2020 class of the fellows of the American Mathematical Society for contributions to integrable systems and random matrix theory.

Summer 2019

The work of Professor Olivier Bernardi, along with his colleagues Nicolas Curien and Grégory Miermont, was featured in an article in Quanta. The article describes their striking results on percolation on random surfaces and is accompanied by beautiful graphics.

Spring 2019

Professor Dmitry Kleinbock was selected for the Dean of Arts and Sciences Mentoring Award this year. The award provides graduate students a chance to celebrate the support and guidance they receive from faculty members. It is given for “outstanding ability as a mentor” by a member of the faculty involved in the supervision of graduate students enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Omer Offen is granted tenure
Spring 2019

Professor Omer Offen has been granted tenure. Offen joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematics as an associate professor in July 2018.
Jonathan Touboul featured in Boston Globe article on “the hipster effect.”

Spring 2019

Professor Jonathan Touboul gave a light-hearted description of some of his recent work in dynamics: the "hipster effect".  His work was featured in the MIT Technology Review, with a subsequent article in the technology section of the Boston Globe.

Fall 2018

John Wilmes, an applied mathematician, joins the Brandeis faculty as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics. Wilmes completed his PhD as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Chicago, and he then spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow and research scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Read more about John Wilmes on the Science at Brandeis blog.

Fall 2018

The Math Department welcomes Thomas Fai, an applied mathematician, as an Assistant Professor in Mathematics. Fai was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard and received his PhD in mathematics from the Courant Institute (NYU).

Read more about Thomas Fai in the Science at Brandeis blog.

Rebecca Torrey promoted to Associate Professor of Mathematics

Fall 2018 Rebecca Torrey has been promoted to Associate Professor of Mathematics. 

Omer Offen joins faculty as Associate Professor of Mathematics

Fall 2018

The Department of Mathematics welcomes Omer Offen, a specialist in Number Theory, as an Associate Professor of Mathematics. Previously, Offen had a position in the Math Department as a Visiting Associate Professor.

Teaching Innovation Grant

Summer 2018

Professor Rebecca Torrey received a Teaching Innovation Grant for her project,"Outcomes-Based Assessment in Precalculus."  Teaching innovation grants focus on innovations in teaching and student assessment, with special preference given to proposals that look at ways of addressing issues of diversity and inclusion, and to team teaching/interdisciplinary course design.
Research Innovation Awards

Summer 2018

Professor An Huang (along with Bogdan Stoica in Physics) and Professor Jonathan Touboul (along with Prof. Steve Van Hooser in Biology) were awarded Research Innovation Awards, awards aimed at early stage research to initiate innovative scholarly inquiry that have the potential for significant, sustained impact.

Jonathan Touboul joins faculty as Associate Professor of Mathematics

Spring 2018

Jonathan Touboul joins the Brandeis Faculty as an Associate Professor of Mathematics. He is also associated to the Neuroscience program, and member of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems. Touboul received his PhD in Mathematics from École Polytechnique (Paris) and worked as a postdoc at Pittsburgh University with Bard Ermentrout and at the Rockefeller University with Marcelo Magnasco.

Corey Bregman joins faculty as Instructor of Mathematics

Fall 2017

Corey Bregman has joined the Brandeis Math Department as a full-time Instructor of Mathematics. Corey received his PhD from Rice University in 2017 and specializes in geometric group theory.

Olivier Bernardi promoted to Associate Professor of Mathematics

Fall 2017

Olivier Bernardi has been promoted to Associate Professor of Mathematics. Olivier joined the Brandeis Mathematics Department in 2012, and works in Combinatorics and Probability. 

March 16, 2017

Daniel Ruberman has been named a Simons Fellow in Mathematics in support of his sabbatical for academic year 2017-18.

Read more on BrandeisNOW.

Ruth Charney new Berenson Chair in Mathematics

Spring 2016

Brandeis University has named Ruth Charney as the holder of the Berenson Chair in Mathematics. The nomination recognizes Ruth's mathematical research as well as her service to the department and to the broader mathematical community. Ruth joins a distinguished list of previous honorees: Ira Gessel, David Buchsbaum, Jerry Levine, and Teruhisa Matsusaka.

An Huang joins faculty as Assistant Professor

Fall 2016

An Huang joins the Brandeis Faculty as an Assistant Professor. An received his PhD in 2011 from the University of California, Berkeley, and was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University. He works on Algebraic Geometry with relations to Mirror Symmetry.

Konstantin Matveev joins faculty as Instructor in Mathematics

July 1, 2016

The Mathematics department welcomes Konstantin Matveev as an Instructor in Mathematics. Konstantin received his PhD in 2016 from Harvard University. He works on Integrable Probability and Statistical Physics.

Bong Lian is a Principal Investigator on Simons Collaboration on Homological Mirror Symmetry

May 3, 2016

Professor Bong Lian is a Principal Investigator on a newly-awarded Simons Collaboration on Homological Mirror Symmetry. As part of a group of leading mathematicians, Professor Lian will participate in work towards the goal of proving Homological Mirror Symmetry, a central conjecture in mathematical physics.

Read more on the Science at Brandeis Blog.

Dmitry Kleinbock stars in a YouTube video

Oct. 5, 2015

Professor Dmitry Kleinbock stars in a YouTube video (over 265,000 views, so far!) about patterns in the digits of the powers of 2. The video was recorded while Professor Kleinbock was leading a scientific program at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley. Beyond the clip shown, there is some extra footage which contains additional explanations of the interesting mathematics behind the patterns exhibited onscreen.