Distinguished Professor of Mathematics
Motohiko Murase
Institut Henri Poincaé, Paris, March 2017
BICMR, Peking University, October 2018 Romanian Academy, Bucharest, February 2016 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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Doctor of Science (Degree awarded by submission of a thesis, without any course work requirement): 1985, Kyoto University. Thesis Committee: Mikio Sato, Chair, and Masaki Kashiwara.
Master of Science in Mathematics: 1980, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University. Advisors: Mikio Sato and Heisuke Hironaka.
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics: 1978, The University of Tokyo. Advisors: Hikosaburo Komatsu and Kazuhiko Aomoto.
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, 1980-82; 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; Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, University of California, Davis, 2019-current.
Short-Term Visiting Appointments: Kyoto University, 1993, 1994, 1995; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2009; Nagoya University, 2003, 2005; 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, 2016; 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; Osaka City University Advanced Mathematical Institute, 2015, 2016; Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, 2016, 2017; Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Université Paris VI), 2015, 2017; Institute for Basic Science, Center for Geometry, Pohang, Korea, 2017; Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research, Peking University, 2018; National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 2019; University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 2020 (cancelled); Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2022; Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik, Bonn, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020 (cancelled), 2022.
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; Associate Dean of the Faculty for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, 2017-2019.
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; Member, Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette, France, 2013; Guest Membership, Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik, Bonn, Germany, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2022; Simons Visiting Professor, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, Germany, February 2016; Visiting Researcher, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, and Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, 2017; UC Davis Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, 2019-.
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