Professor of Mathematics
Motohiko Murase
International Center for Theoretical Sciences, Bangalore, India, March 2016 Institute of Mathematics, the Romanian Academy, February 2016
Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, May 2015 Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik, Bonn, June 2015
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Profile Page: http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/research/profiles/mulase
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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics: 1978, The University of Tokyo. Advisors: Hikosaburo Komatsu and Kazuhiko Aomoto.
Master of Science in Mathematics: 1980, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University. Advisor: Mikio Sato.
Doctor of Science (In the Old System. Degree awarded by submission of a thesis, without any course work requirement): 1985, Kyoto University. Thesis Committee: Mikio Sato, Chair; Masaki Kashiwara, Member.
Post-Graduate Advisors: Isadore M. Singer, MSRI and UC Berkeley (1982-84); Veeravalli S. Varadarajan, UCLA (1985-88).
Positions Held: Research Assistant Professor, Nagoya University, 1980-85; Member, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, 1982-84; Visiting Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University, New York, 1984-85; E. R. Hedrick Assistant Professor, UCLA, 1985-88; Member, The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1988-89; Associate Professor, University of California, Davis, 1989-91; Professor, University of California, Davis, 1991-current; Visiting Senior Scientist, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, the University of Tokyo, 2013-current.
Visiting Positions: Kyoto University, 1993, 1994, 1995; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2009; Nagoya University, 2003, 2005; Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University, 2007-08; Korea Institute for Advanced Study, 2008; University of Salamanca, Spain, 2008, 2009, 2011; Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2010; Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2010; Kobe University, Japan, 2012, 2014; Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo, 2012; Center for Quantum Geometry of Moduli Spaces, Aarhus University, 2013; Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, 2013; University of Melbourne, 2013; The Korteweg-de Vries Institute, University of Amsterdam, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2015; Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, 2015.
Administrative Appointments: Vice-Chairperson of the Department for Undergraduate Affairs, 1995-1997; Department Chair, 1998-2001, 2004-2007; Acting Chair of the Graduate Group in Applied Mathematics, Spring 2001
Service as Department Chair: During the six-year tenure as Department Chair, I successfully nominated three UC Davis Chancellor's Fellows, three Alfred P. Sloan Fellows, an MAA Tepper Haimo Award winner, an ONR Young Investigator Award winner, and two AMS Norbert Wiener Prize winners. I also negotiated and assisted the creation of four endowment funds within the Department: Henry L. Alder Fund, Arthur J. Krener Fund, G. Thomas Sallee Fund, and Evelyn M. Silvia Fund. These funds help undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars in their study, research, and teaching mathematics.
Selected Committee Appointments: MSRI Committee of Academic Sponsors, 2004-07; Academic Senate Faculty Privilege and Academic Personnel Adviser, 2008-10, 2011-12; Faculty Advisory Committee to the MPS Dean, 2009-12; Chair, Faculty Personnel Committee of the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, 2010-13; MPS Steering Committee, 2012-13; Chair, Academic Senate Step Plus Implementation Advisory Committee (advises the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs), 2014-15.
Awards and Honors: Hironaka Foundation JMS Fellowship, Harvard University, 1982-83; Member, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, 1982-83, 1983-84; Member, The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1988-89; Member, Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik, Bonn, Germany, 1991-92; Presidential Faculty Fellow Nominee, 1993; UC Davis Faculty Development Awards, 1996-97, 2001-02; RIMS International Project Research Visiting Professorship, Kyoto University, 2007-08; Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award for Undergraduate Teaching, 2009; Visiting Senior Scientist, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, the University of Tokyo, 2013-; Visiting Membership, Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette, France, 2013; Guest Membership, Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik, Bonn, Germany, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016; Simons Visiting Professorship, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, Germany, February 2016.
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