Algebra

Permanent Faculty

Brian D. Boe Professor, Ph.D.  Yale University 1982, Representation theory of algebraic groups and Lie algebras
Leonard Chastkofsky Associate Professor, Ph.D.  Yale University 1978, Representations of finite groups
William A. Graham Professor, Ph.D.  Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1992, Geometry and representation theory
Daniel Krashen Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin 2001, Non-commutative algebra, algebraic geometry
Daniel K. Nakano Distinguished Research Professor, Ph.D.  Yale University 1990, Representation and cohomology theory of algebraic groups
Laura Rider Assistant Professor, Ph.D.  Louisiana State University 2012. My research focuses on geometric methods in the representation theory of algebraic groups. In particular, I think about perverse/parity sheaves on the nilpotent cone and flag varieties, and exotic coherent sheaves on the Springer resolution. For now, I'm most interested in applying these techniques to better understand representations of algebraic groups in positive characteristic.

Retired Faculty

Jon F. Carlson Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.  University of Virginia 1967, Group representations and cohomology
Lisa Townsley Academic Professional, Ph.D.  Northwestern University 1987, Cohomology of infinite groups

Postdoctoral Associates

Asilata Bapat Limited-Term Assistant Professor, Ph.D. University of Chicago 2016, Representation theory and geometry, equivariant cohomology, perverse sheaves, Bernstein-Sato polynomials.
Kei Yuen Chan         Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Associate, Ph.D. University of Utah 2014, Representation theory of reductive groups and Hecke algebras, Homological algebra, Dirac cohomology.
Chun-Ju Lai Limited-Term Assistant Professor, Ph. D. University of Virginia 2016. Quantum groups. Affine Hecke algebras. Algebraic combinatorics. Modular representations of affine Lie algebras.
Paul Sobaje Postdoctoral Associate, Ph.D.  University of Southern California 2011, Group theory and generalizations

The algebra group has a vibrant training program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The algebra group has sponsored three NSF Postdoctoral Fellows: Wayne Wheeler (1996-98), David Hemmer (2001-03) and Jonathan Kujawa (2003-07). If you interested in applying to the Department of Mathematics at UGA for graduate studies or a postdoc, please do not hestitate to contact one of our faculty members.  

Students and Postdoctoral Fellows in the Algebra Group

Students

Ph.D Student Year of Degree Ph.D Advisor Post Graduation Placement
Stephen Kuhn 1979 Carlson University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Deborah Sherman 1994 Carlson Truman State University
Chuang Peng 1995 Carlson Morehouse College
Peteris Daugulis 1998 Carlson  
Jason Whitt 1998 Carlson Illinois Wesleyan University
Desire (Gilles) Gnacadja 2000 Benson MATRA Systems, Inc.
Mucheng Zhang 2000 Carlson Computer Science, UGA
Blake Hindman 2002 Benson Georgia College
Graham Matthews 2004 Carlson Amgen Corporation
Bobbe Cooper 2008 Nakano University of Minnesota
Kenyon Platt 2008 Boe Brigham Young University
Caroline Wright 2008 Nakano University of Arizona
Irfan Bagci 2009 Nakano University of California, Riverside
Wenjing Li 2012 Graham Concordia College Alabama
Nham Ngo 2012 Nakano University of Wisconsin, Stout
Brandon Samples 2012 Graham Georgia College
Ben Wyser 2012 Graham University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Stacy Musgrave 2013 Krashen Arizona State University
Andrew Talian 2014 Nakano Concordia College
Kate Thompson 2014 Krashen Davidson College
Theresa Brons 2015 Nakano  
William Hardesty 2016 Nakano Louisiana State University
Patrick McFaddin 2016 Krashen University of South Carolina
Maren Turbow 2016 Krashen  

Postdocs

Postdoctoral Fellow Years at UGA Current Position
Gordana Todorov 1978-79 Professor, Northeastern University
Wayne Wheeler 1996-98 Center for Communications Research, La Jolla
Luis Valero-Elizondo 1998-00 Professor, U. Nac. Aut. de Mexico
Markus Hunziker 2000-04 Associate Professor, Baylor University
David Hemmer 2001-03 Professor and Chair, SUNY Buffalo
Jo Jang Hyun 2002-04 Assistant Professor,  Gyeongsang National University
Nadia Mazza 2003-06 Lecturer, Lancaster University
Jonathan Kujawa 2003-07 Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma
Emilie Wiesner 2005-07 Assistant Professor, Ithaca College
Victor Kreiman 2006-09 Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Benjamin Jones 2007-10 Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Stout
Christopher Drupeski 2009-12 Assistant Professor, DePaul University
Niles Johnson 2009-12 Assistant Professor, Ohio State, Newark
Amber Russell 2012-15 Assistant Professor, Butler University
Paul Sobaje 2015- Postdoctoral Fellow, UGA
Asilata Bapat 2016- Postdoctoral Fellow, UGA