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Graduate Student in the Department of Mathematics at Illinois

Student snapshots

Jane Butterfield (PhD 2012)
Works as a teaching professor at University of Victoria in Canada, specializing in student learning assessment.

Min Zhao (PhD 2014)
Serves as a revenue scientist at Federal Express after thesis in mathematical logic.

Stephen Berning (PhD 2015)
Works as an information analyst at Caterpillar in Peoria, Illinois, following computational neuroscience thesis.

Nickolas Andersen
Graduating to postdoctoral position at UCLA, after 11 publications in number theory, and TA Instructional Award in 2016.

Vanessa Rivera-Quiñones
Studies dynamical systems for disease ecology. Is active with Latina issues in mathematics, and outreach for girls through our local chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics.

Daan Michiels
Participated in 2015 Heidelberg Laureate Forum, representing Illinois with Fields medalists and Abel and Turing laureates. Researches in Poisson geometry.

Grace Work
Manages research for the Illinois Geometry Lab, supervising 50 undergraduates per semester.  Researches dynamics on moduli spaces.

Graduate Students in Illinois Department of Mathematics