The American Mathematical Society (AMS) has named professors Christopher Bishop and Mark De Cataldo to the 2019 class of AMS Fellows. The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. The AMS class of 2019 Fellows are recognized by their peers for their contributions to the profession, and also to honor excellence.
Dr. Bishop was recognized for contributions to the theory of harminc measures, quasiconformal maps, and transcendental dynamics, while Dr. De Cataldo was recognized for contributions to algebraic geometry, especially questions involving the topology of algebraic varieties and mappings.
A professor in the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Mathematics since 1991, Dr. Bishop received his PhD from the University of Chicago. His interests include complex analysis, applied mathematics, computational geometry, Riemann surfaces and hyperbolic manifolds, dynamical systems, fractal geometry, probability and geometric analysis. He was a Churchill Scholar and an A.P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, and an invited speaker at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians.
Dr. De Cataldo, whose main interest is algebraic geometry, received his PhD from the University of Notre Dame, and has been teaching in the Department of Mathematics since 1999. He has received several accolades, including CNR fellowships, the AMS Centennial Fellowship and the Marie Curie FCFP Fellowship. De Cataldo was also the 2011 Gehring Visiting Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a 2014 Simons Fellow in Mathematics.
“This year’s class of AMS Fellows has been selected from a large and deep pool of superb candidates. It is my pleasure and honor as AMS President to congratulate the new Fellows for their diverse contributions to the mathematical sciences and to the mathematics profession,” says AMS President Kenneth A. Ribet.
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