Education

Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Oregon, June 2005

Advisor: Dr. Huaxin Lin

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 – Present, Department 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 Interest

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.

Research Grants:

  • Simons Foundation Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians, Classification of \(C^*\)-algebras: Rigidity and Structure, PI, #567380 to Efren Ruiz, Total Cost: $42,000 Dates: September 1, 2018-August 31, 2023.

  • 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.