This program is funded by the generous gift of Professor Michael Brin in 2005. Professor Brin is an emeritus professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland. The Brin Postdoctoral program supports mathematicians who have recently completed or will soon complete a doctorate in mathematics or a closely related field, and whose work shows remarkable promise in mathematical research. The appointments are for one to three years, with a minimal teaching requirement of up to one course per semester.

Current Brin Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Ke Chen works on numerical analysis and scientific machine learning for partial differential equations.  His mentor is Haizhao Yang.
  • Peter Dillery is interested in representation theory and number theory, particularly aspects of the localand global Langlands program. He is a student of Tasho Kaletha (U Michigan). Peter's mentor is Tom Haines.
  • Francisco Arana Herrera works on dynamics on surfaces and Teichmuller theory. A studnet of Alex Wright (Michigan) and Steve Kerckhoff (Stanford). His mentor is Giovanni Forni.
  • Hannah Hoganson works in geometry, low-dimensional topology and geometric group theory. She is adoctoral student of Ken Bromberg (Univ of Utah). Hannah's mentor is Lei Chen.
  • Matthew Welsch. Matthew uses techniques from homogeneous dynamics as well as automorphic forms to study questions in number theory. He was a PhD student of Henryk Iwaniec at Rutgers University. Matthew's mentor is Bassam Fayad.

Former Brin Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Changguang Dong (PhD 2018, Penn State).  Studies dynamics, including the density of iterates of infinite sets.  His mentors were Giovanni Forni and Adam Kanigowski.  Placemenet: Chern Institute of Mathematics, Nankai University.
  • Xuemiao Chen is a geometer, a student of Song Sun from SUNY Stony Brook. He works on Yang-Mills connections, sheaves on complex manifolds, and the Harder-Narasimhan-Seshadri filtration. His mentor was Richard Wentworth. Placement: Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo. 
  • Yijing Wu is a student of Luis Caffarelli at the University of Texas in PDE theory. Her undergraduate degree is from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Her research is about regularity properties of non-local elliptic operators and free boundary problems related to the calculus of variations. Her mentor was Antoine Mellet. Placement: Senior Data Scientist, Fidelity.
  • Agnieszka Zelerowicz is a student of Yakov Pesin at Penn State, working on dynamical systems and the thermodynamic formalism. Her undergraduate degree is from Białystok, Poland. Her mentor was Dima Dolgopyat.  Placement: Assistant Professor, UC Riverside.
  • Wujun Zhang (PhD 2012, University of Minnessotta) works in numerical analysis of partial differential equations. His mentor was Professor Ricardo Nochetto (2012-2015). Placement: Assistant Professor, Rutgers University.
  • Yuri Lima (PhD 2011, IMPA Brazil). Works in dynamics. His mentor was Professor Vadim Kaloshin (2013-2015).  Placement: Universidade Federal do Ceará in Brazil.
  • Michelle Lee (PhD 2012, University of Michigan).  Her mentor was Professor Bill Goldman. (2013-2014).  Placement: Data Scientist, Capital One Bank.
  • Renjie Feng (PhD 2012, Northwestern University). Works in random differential and Kähler geometry, stochastic processes. His mentor was Professor Richard Wentworth (2013-2015). Placement: Assistant Professor, Peking University.
  • Pablo Roldan Gonzalez (PhD 2007, University of Texas-Austin). Works in dynamics. His mentor was Professor Vadim Kaloshin (2014-2015).  Placement: Assistant Professor, Yeshiva University.
  • Swarnava Mukhopadhyay (PhD 2013, UNC Capel Hill). Works in algebraic geometry and representation theory. His mentor was Professor Patrick Brosnan (2013-2015).  Placement: Tata Institute in Mumbai.
  • Guan Huang (PhD 2014, Ecole Polytechnique, France). Works in dynamics. His mentor was Professor Vadim Kaloshin (2014-2017).  Placement: Tsinghua University, China.
  • Michele Coti Zelati (PhD 2014, Indiana University Bloomington). Works in partial differential equations and dynamical systems. His mentor was Professor Konstantina Trivisa (2014-2016).  Placement: Imperial College London.
  • Caroline Terry (PhD 2016, University of Illinois, Chicago). Model theory and combinatorics. Her mentor was Professor Chris Laskowski (2016-2018).  Placement: Ohio State University.
  • Peter Nandori (PhD 2013, Budapest University of Technology and Economics). Studies dynamical systems and probability theory. His mentor was Professor Dmitri Dolgopyat (2015-2018).  Placement: Assistant Professor, Yeshiva University.
  • Huanchen Bao (PhD 2015, University of Viginia). Studies representation theory of Lie algebras, superalgebras, and quantum groups. His mentor was Professor Xuhua He (2015-2019).  Placement: Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore.  He was a co-winner of the 2020 Chevalley Prize for Lie Theory.
  • Heyrim Cho (PhD 2015, Brown University). Studies numerical and theoretical methods for stochastic simulations. Her mentor was Professor Doron Levy (2015-2019).  Placement: Assistant Professor, University of California Riverside.
  • Fei Wang (PhD 2017, University of Southern California).  Works in PDEs. Placement: Shanghai Jiao Tong University.  His mentor (2017-2020) was Professor Jacob Bedrossian (who is now at UCLA).