Posts filed under: Interviews

Marcelo Aguiar Cornell Interview

1. Please describe your specific field of work and what it is that sparked your interest. Are there any other careers you have considered and what events have led to where you are today? I work in algebraic combinatorics, noncommutative algebra, and a bit of category theory. In recent years... Read More

Ross Anderson Interview

Introduction:Ross Anderson is Professor of Security Engineering at the Computer Laboratory at Cambridge University. In 1998, he helped to set up the Foundation for Information Policy Research, which is the UK’s top Internet policy think tank, and currently serves as the organization’s chair. His research studies a variety of issues... Read More

Michael Betancourt Interview

Introduction: Michael Betancourt is the chief research scientist at Symplectomorphic, LLC. He received his B.S. from the California Institute of Technology and his Ph. D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; both were in physics. Betancourt is an Applied Statistician whose work focuses on bridging the gap between statistical theory and... Read More

Shira Mitchell Interview

Shira Mitchell is a statistician who received her B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. For her dissertation, she worked with the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) to develop Bayesian hierarchical models for estimating numbers of casualties during the armed conflict in Colombia. She then did her postdoc at Columbia... Read More

Noga Alon Interview

Noga Alon is a Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University and a Baumritter Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science at Tel Aviv University, Israel. He has also held visiting positions at several other notable institutions such as MIT and Microsoft Research.... Read More

Giovanni Leoni Interview

Giovanni Leoni is a Professor of Mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University. He received both his Ph.D. and Masters in Math from the University of Minnesota. Today, he explores the calculus of variations, along with partial differential equations and geometric measure theory. ... Read More

Jeremy Avigad Interview

My field is mathematical logic, understood, roughly, as the mathematical study of the principles of mathematical reasoning itself. This circularity makes it an unusual branch of mathematics. It is also unusual because of the subject matter: while most mathematicians study number systems, algebraic structures, abstract spaces, and so on, logicians... Read More