# Education

Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Oregon, June 2005Advisor:
Dr. Huaxin Lin

Dissertation: A classification theorem for direct limits of extensions of circle algebras by purely Infinite C*-algebras

Dissertation: A classification theorem for direct limits of extensions of circle algebras by purely Infinite C*-algebras

M.S. in Mathematics, University of Oregon, June 2001

B.S. in Mathematics, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, May 1999

# Academic Positions

Professor, August 2017 -- PresentDepartment of Mathematics, University of Hawai'i at Hilo

Associate Professor, August 2012 -- July 2017

Department of Mathematics, University of Hawai'i at Hilo

Assistant Professor, August 2007 -- July 2012

Department of Mathematics, University of Hawai'i at Hilo

Postdoctoral Fellow, August 2005 -- July 2007

Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

Graduate Teaching Fellow, Fall 1999 -- Spring 2005

Department of Mathematics, University of Oregon

# Research

My current research interests include associated algebras (in particular Leavitt path algebras), dynamical systems, the classification of C*-algebras, and the structure theory of C*-algebras.# Grants

Educational Grants:- National Security Agency--Mathematical Sciences Grants and Sabbaticals Program, Pacific Undergraduate Research Experience in Mathematics, Co-PI (March 1, 2012 - February 28, 2013), NSA, Total Cost: $39,959. Dates: March 16, 2012 -- March 15, 2014.
- National Science Foundation--MCTP, Pacific Undergraduate Research Experience in Mathematics, Co-PI (April 1, 2011--February 28, 2013), NSF-DMS 1045147. Total Cost: $707,718. Dates: April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2016.

- Simons Foundation Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians, Classification of C*-algebras and applications, PI, #279369 to Efren Ruiz, Total Cost: $35,000 Dates: September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2018.
- Travel Grant, University of Hawai'i at Hilo, Total Cost: $1,100. Dates: May 14, 2012 - June 1, 2012.
- Travel Grant, University of Hawai'i at Hilo, Total Cost: $2,000. Dates: June 20, 2012 - June 27, 2012.
- Start-up Grant, University of Hawai'i at Hilo, Total Cost: $6,000. Dates: August 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008.