WILLIAM ABIKOFF
Department of Mathematics
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-3009
(203) 486-2003
Birthplace: New York City, NY
Education:
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)
Experience:
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
Miscellaneous:
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
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):
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