Thesis: Differential Operators and Nakai's Conjecture

Traves first job was at as an NSERC post-doc at Berkeley. He is now Professor and Department Chair at the US Naval Academy.

Here we are with my more recent students Robert Walker and Sarah Mayes-Tang at the MAA MathFest in DC.

Thesis: Moduli of Cubic Surfaces co-advised by Joe Harris.

Rosenberg is currently a mathematical researcher at the Institute for Defense Analysis Center for Communications Research (IDA-CCR).

Thesis: Sparse Systems of Parameters for Projective Varieties

After finishing his degree, Scott worked as a trader for the famous proprietary trading firm Susquehanna, then moved on to a 'quant' position at Mirant Atlanta (formally Southern Energy), then Constellation Commodities in Baltimore, and other finance research positions throughout the country.

Thesis: Closure Operations on Ideals.

Faridi was an Assistant Professor at George Washington University, then at the University of Ottawa, before settling down at Dalhousie University in Halifax, where she is now Associate Professor. An Interview with Sara.

Thesis: The intersection homology D-module in finite characteristic.

Blickle's first job was a post-doctoral position at the University of Essen, working in Esnault and Viehweg's algebraic geometry group. He now hold's Germany's very prestigious Heisenberg Fellowship, and recently accepted a professorship at Mainz.

Here we are at a conference for my own advisor Mel Hochster 's 65-th birthday, August 2008, and in January 2011 on a hike at Luminy, Marseilles France.

Thesis: Multiplier ideals of determinantal ideals.

Amanda has a mathematical research position at the National Security Agency.

PhD Thesis: Jet Schemes and Truncated Wedge schemes.

Cornelia is an Associate Professor at SUNY Potsdam, after a post-doc at the University of Kentucky. Here we are at Mel's conference and then later with some academic siblings at a party at my house for Mel's birthday.

PhD Thesis: Arc Valuations on Smooth Varieties.

Yogesh is an Assistant Professor at the college of Old Westbury, SUNY, after first completing a post-doc at the University of Missouri.

Here we are in my kitchen at Yogesh's graduation party, and at the milkshake party with Andrey, Tapio and Helena.

Thesis: Jumping Numbers and Multiplier Ideals on Algebraic Surfaces, the winner of the SUMNER MEYERS PRIZE for our department's best 2010 thesis.

Kevin is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, after a post-doc at Princeton and and NSF fellowship at Utah, working with my former post-doc Karl Schwede.

Halloween 2008 on my front porch.

PhD thesis: F-purity of hypersurfaces

Currently at NSF post-doc at UTAH, recently a Dunham Jackson Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, soon to be tenure-track at the University of Kansas.

Here's Daniel on Halloween in front of my house with his girlfriend and my academic sister Emily Witt, a powerful mathematician herself.

PhD Thesis: On Degenerations and Deformations of Sklyanin Algebras, co-advised by Toby Stafford.

Chelsea is the Selma Lee Bloch Brown Assistant professor (tenure track) at Temple University, after an NSF post-doc at UW Seattle and a Moore Instructorship at MIT. She also won our department's Cornwell Prize in 2011 for the most promising mathematics student!

I think we make a pretty cool pair of witches.

PhD Thesis: The F-signature and Frobenius Splitting of Toric Varieties.

Michael now loves his job at Reasoning Mind a Texas nonprofit that produces K12 math education software. Here's Michael and my daughter Helena on a hike with us in Finland.

PhD Thesis: The Asymptotic Behavior of Generic intital systems.

Sarah is now a professor at QUEST UNIVERSITY in Canada.

Here we are with Michael Von Korff at his defense party.

PhD Thesis: Tautological vector bundles on the Hilbert scheme of points and the normality of secant varieties , co-advised by Rob Lazarsfeld.

Brooke also did great work on creating Designer ideals with high Castelnuovo-Mumford Regularity.

She has accepted an NSF post-doctoral fellowship to work with Aron Bertram at Utah, and will go to Harvard as a Pierce Instructor after that.

At Brooke's Thesis Defense Party

PhD Thesis: Arc schemes in Logarithmic Algebraic Geometry. Balin has accepted a post-doctoral position with Kalle Karu at the University of British Columbia.

Christmas 2014

PhD Thesis: Topological Abel-Jacobi Mapping and Jacobi Inversion, co-advised by Herb Clemens.

Xiaolei has also studied The MMP for deformations of Hilbert schemes of points on the projective plane. He has accepted a post-doctoral position at Northeastern University, working with Emmanuel Macri. Xiaolei and me at his thesis defense with his wife Chen.