Department of Mathematics

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut 06269-3009

(203) 486-2003

Birthdate: August 18,1944

Birthplace: New York City, NY


1958-61 Bronx High School of Science

1965 B.S. Electrical Engineering in the Unified Honors Program,
                  Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn(now Polytechnic Institute of New York University)

1966 M.S. Polytechnic  University (now Polytechnic Institute of New York University)

1971 Ph.D. Mathematics, Polytechnic  University (now Polytechnic Institute of New York University)


1965-70 Member of Technical Staff, Bell Telephone Laboratories

1970-71 Joseph Fels Ritt Instructor of Mathematics, Columbia University

1971-72 Research Fellow, Institut Mittag-Leffler, Djursholm, Sweden

1972-75 Joseph Fels Ritt Assistant Professor of Mathematics,
                     Columbia University

1972-74 Departmental Representative (Undergraduate Chairman),
                     Department of Mathematics, Columbia University

1973-74 Mathematics Instructor, Science Honors Program (for
                     gifted high school students) of Columbia University

1975-77 Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Illinois

1976-77 Visiting Member, Institute des Hautes Etudes
                     Scientifiques Bures-sur-Yvette, France

1977-81 Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of Illinois

1980-81 Member, Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois

1981-- Professor of Mathematics, University of Connecticut

1989 -- Member, Institute for Advanced Study

1996-97 Senior Lady Davis Fellow and Visiting Professor,
                    Technion, Haifa, Israel

Awards, Fellowships and Grants:

1971-85 National Science Foundation research grants.

1971-72 Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences research grant and
                    National Science Foundation postdoctoral research grant

1975-77 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship in Basic Research

1993 SCREMS computer graphics equipment grant, National Science Foundation

1996-97 Senior Lady Davis Fellowship

1998 Small grant from Teaching Institute

2001 SCREMS parallel computing equipment grant, National Science Foundation.

2001 Grant to support the Ahlfors-Bers Colloquium, National Science Foundation.

2007 Grant to support participants in the Ahlfors Centennial Conference, National Science Foundation.

2012 became a Fellow of the Amer. Math. Soc.

Invited Addresses:

Swedish Mathematical Society

Danish Mathematical Society

American Mathematical Society

Short-term Appointments:

1976 Professeur d'echange, Universite de Paris-sud

1976 Lecturer at CNR summer school, University of Perugia

1977 Lecturer at University of Firenze

1991 Member, Regional Geometry Institute on Minimal Surfaces

1993 Participant, Special Year in Hyperbolic Geometry, etc., Univ. of Warwick

1993 Member, Regional Geometry Institute on Discrete Geometry and Tilings

1996 Visitor at Technion, Haifa, Israel

2003 Member, Program on Spaces of Kleinian Groups, the Newton Institute, Cambridge

2004 Senior Member, Program on Geometric Partial Differential Equations, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore


1976 Member of the organizing committee for the Mini-Conference on Kleinian groups.

1980 Chairman of the organizing committee of the Summer Workshop
            on 3-dimensional topology and geometry and Kleinian groups
            at Bowdoin College (three weeks)

1982-87 Consultant (Associate Editor of) for the Mathematical Intelligencer.

1985 Coorganizer, Special Session on Geometric Function Theory, Amer. Math. Soc.

1990-92 Program committee for joint Amer. Math. Soc. - London Math. Soc. meeting.

1991-93 Organizing Committee Member for Magnus Symposium and Proceedings editor.

1989-97 Consultant to Springer-Verlag, founder and editor of new series (on second
                     glance). Now defunct.

1991-93 Member, AMS Standing Committee to Monitor Problems in Communications.

1995 Organizer, Special Session on Geometric Function Theory
                     (lectures in honor of Bernard Maskit), Amer. Math. Soc.

           Organizing committee, The Bers Colloquium.

           Member of Organizing committee and Lecturer at Conference in honor of Clifford Earle.

1996 Lecturer at Conference to honor Irwin Kra.

           Co-organizer, Special Session on Complex Analysis, Joint Amer. Math. Soc. - Mexican Math.
             Society meeting, Oaxaca

    Amer. Math. Soc. Committee to select travel grantees to the International Congress of Mathematicians.

    Organizing Committee, the Ahlfors-Bers Colloquium.

1997-1999  Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer

1998 -- Reviewer for Choice, the Library book select journal.

1998-2000 Amer. Math. Soc. Committee on Academic Freedom, Tenure and Employment Security

2000 Amer. Math. Soc. Committee to Select NSF travel grantees to Math2000.

2000 NSF Focus group on new research institutes.

2001-2003 Chair of the Ahlfors-Bers Colloquium

2007 Member of the Organizing Committee of the Ahlfors Centennial Conference

Doctoral Students (with year of degree):

1975 G. Russell

1976 T. C. Chu (co-advisor)

1978 R. M. Porter

1989 S.-K. Ko and X. Xu

1990 G. Vinel

1992 T. Ye

1995 Y. Li and Y. Jin

1996 D. Pinchbeck