# Previous Postdocs

**2020-202**1:

Name | Ph.D Institution | Mentor | Research Interests | Email (@cmsa.fas.harvard.edu) |
---|---|---|---|---|

Omri Ben-Eliezer | Tel Aviv University | Madhu Sudan | Theoretical computer science | omribene |

Wei Gu | Viriginia Tech | Shing-Tung Yau | String Theory, Topological Field Theory, Mirror Symmetry, Theoretical Physics | weigu |

Daniel Junghans | Leibniz Universitaet Hannover | Cumrun Vafa | Mathematical physics, quantum graphs, and spectral geometry; string theory | djunghans |

Kenji Kawaguchi | MIT | Horng-Tzer Yau | Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning theory, Deep Learning theory | kk |

Enno Keßler | Max Planck Institute for Mathematics | Shing-Tung Yau | Geometric description of supersymmetric sigma models; Super Geometry, Super Riemann Surfaces | ek |

Yoosik Kim | University of Wisconsin at Madison | Shing-Tung Yau | symplectic geometry, Floer theory, mirror symmetry, and integrable systems. | yoosik |

Moran Koren | Technion – Israel Institute of Technology | Scott Kominers | Math finance and economics; Market Design | mkoren |

Tsung-Ju Lee | National Taiwan University | Shing-Tung Yau | Agebraic geometry | tjlee |

Rongxiao Mi | Unviersity of Michigan | Shing-Tung Yau | Algebraic geometry | rongxiao |

Du Pei | Caltech | Shing-Tung Yau | Invariants of 3- and 4-manifolds, Higgs bundles, mirror symmetry, categorification, conformal field theory and TQFT, dynamics of, supersymmetric gauge theories, various other topics in mathematical physics. | dpei |

Itamar Shamir | Weizmann Institute of Science | Shing-Tung Yau | Supersymmetry and high energy; Boundary conformal field theory, BH entropy through localization | ishamir |

Yun Shi | University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign | Shing-Tung Yau | Algebraic Geometry, Donaldson-Thomas theory, Pandharipande-Thomas theory, stability conditions | yshi |

Michael Simkin | Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel | Shing-Tung Yau | Combinatorics; Probabilistic Combinatorics | msimkin |

Ryan Thorngren | UC Berkeley | Shing-Tung Yau | Quantum condensed matter system and high energy theory; mathematical physics, topological phases of matter | ryan.thorngren |

Sergiy Verstyuk | University of Chicago | Scott Kominers | Econometrics and quantitative economics; Economics, Finance, Machine Learning | verstyuk |

Juven Wang | MIT | Shing-Tung Yau | Ultra Unification, Theoretical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, High Energy Physics, Mathematical Physics, Quantum Field Theory | jw |

Yifan Wang | MIT | Shing-Tung Yau | String theory, supersymmetric and conformal quantum field theories, scattering amplitudes,holographic dualities, integrable systems, mathematical physics | yifanw |

Tianqi Wu | NYU | Shing-Tung Yau | Discrete and computational geometry, complex analysis, discrete riemamm surfaces, and coupled dynamical systems on networks | tianqi |

Thérèse (Yingying) Wu | UT Austin | Shing-Tung Yau | Graph cohomology, Comparison Theorems of Phylogenetic Spaces and Algebraic Fans; Differential Geometry and Mathematical Biology | ywu |

Changji Xu | University of Chicago | Horng-Tzer Yau | Probability theory | cxu |

Yang Zhou | Stanford University | Shing-Tung Yau | Algebraic geometry | yangzhou |

### 2019-2020

Name |
PhD Institution |
Research Interests |
Mentor |
Office |
Phone |
Email (@cmsa.fas.harvard.edu) |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Aghil Alaee | Memorial University of Newfoundland | Differential geometry and geometric inequalities, general relativity(GR) and black holes,partial differential equations. | Shing-Tung Yau | 115 | 6-7485 | aghil.alaee |

Shulaing Bai | University of South Carolina | Combinatorics and graph theory and their applications | Shing-Tung Yau | 109 | 6-7495 | sbai525 |

Wei Gu | Virginia Tech | String Theory, Topological Field Theory, Mirror Symmetry | Shing-Tung Yau | 116 | 5-0703 | weigu |

Nishanth Gudapati | Albert Einstein Institute | Mathematical General Relativity, Differential Geometry, PDE Applications of Harmonic Analysis | Shing-Tung Yau | 115 | 5-7485 | nishanth.gudapati |

Enno Keßler | Max Planck Institute for Mathematics | Geometric description of supersymmetric sigma models | 115 | 6-7485 | ek | |

Yoosik Kim | University of Wisconsin at Madison | symplectic geometry, Floer theory, mirror symmetry, and integrable systems | Bong Lian | 116 | 5-0703 | yoosik |

Tsung-Ju Lee | National Taiwan University | Algebraic Geometry | Shing-Tung Yau | 109 | 6-7495 | tjlee |

Kyle Luh | Yale University | Random matrix theory, random graphs and probabilistic combinatorics | Shing-Tung Yau & Horng-Tzer Yau | 106 | 6-7482 | kluh |

Michael McBreen | University of Toronto | Algebraic geometry and representation theory. | Shing-Tung Yau | 115 | 6-7485 | mcbreen |

Rongxiao Mi | University of Michigan | Algebraic Geometry | Shing-Tung Yau | 116 | 5-0703 | rongxiao |

Du Pei | Caltech | invariants of 3- and 4-manifolds, Higgs bundles, mirror symmetry, categorification, conformal field theory and TQFT, dynamics of, supersymmetric gauge theories, various other topics in mathematical physics | Shing-Tung Yau | 109 | 5-4916 | dpei |

Yun Shi | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Algebraic Geometry, Donaldson-Thomas theory, Pandharipande-Thomas theory | Shing-Tung Yau | 116 | 5-0703 | yshi |

Bogdan Stoica | Caltech | Interface of gravity, quantum field theory and information theory | Shing-Tung Yau | 115 | 6-7485 | bstoica |

Ryan Thorngren | UC Berkeley | Mathematical Physics | Shing-Tung Yau | 106 | 6-7482 | ryan.thorngren |

Sergiy Verstyuk | University of Chicago | Scott Kominers | 107 | 5-4916 | verstyuk | |

Juven Wang | MIT | Theoretical physics, Condensed matter physics, Mathematical physics | Shing-Tung Yau | 107 | 5-4916 | jw |

Yifan Wang | MIT | String theory, supersymmetric and conformal quantum field theories, scattering amplitudes, holographic dualities, integrable systems, mathematical physics. | Shing-Tung Yau | 116 | 5-0703 | yifanw |

Tianqi Wu | NYU | Discrete and computational geometry, complex analysis, discrete Riemamm surfaces, and coupled dynamical systems on networks | Shing-Tung Yau | 115 | 6-7485 | Tianqi |

Yingying Wu | UT Austin | Comparison Theorems of Phylogenetic Spaces and Algebraic Fans | Shing-Tung Yau | 106 | 67482 | ywu |

Yang Zhou | Stanford University | Algebraic geometry | Shing-Tung Yau | 109 | 6-74916 | yangzhou |

Xiaojue Zhu | University of Twente | Fluid mechanics | Michael Brenner | 109 | 6-74916 | xzhu |

**2018-2019**

**HMS Simons Postdocs**

Name |
PhD Institution |
Research Interests |
Mentor |
Office |
Phone |
Email
(@cmsa.fas.harvard.edu) |

Hansol Hong |
Seoul National University |
Symplectic Geometry, Homological Mirror Symmetry |
Shing-Tung Yau |
116 |
5-0703 |
hhong |

Dingxin Zhang | Brandeis University | algebra, algebraic topology, algebraic number theory and algebraic geometry | 116 | 5-0703 | dingxin | |

Jingyu | Columbia University | Symplectic topology and mirror symmetry | 116 | 5-0703 | jzhao |

**Research Associates**

Name |
PhD Institution |
Research Interests |
Mentor |
Office |
Phone |
Email
(@cmsa.fas.harvard.edu) |

Jörn Boehnke | University of Chicago | Computational Economics, Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics, Big Data | Scott Kominers | 107 | 5-4916 | boehnke |

**Other Postdocs**

Name |
PhD Institution |
Mentor |
Research Interests |
Office |
Phone |
Email
(@cmsa.fas.harvard.edu) |

Aghil Alaee | University of Toronto | Shing-Tung Yau | Differential geometry | 115 | 6-7485 | aghil.alaee |

Shuliang Bai | University of South Carolina | Shing-Tung Yau | Graph theory, combinatorics, spectral graph theory, extremal problems on hypergraphs and posets, partially ordered sets, graph-coloring, probabilistic methods, algebraic graph theory | 109 | 6-7495 | sbai525 |

Dennis Borisov | University of Göttingen | Artan Sheshmani | differential geometry | 116 | 5-0703 | dennis.borisov |

Nishanth Gudapati | Yale | Shing-Tung Yau | Nonlinear wave equations, differential geometry, mathematical general relativity | 115 | 6-7485 | nishanth.gudapati |

Enno Kessler | Max Planck Institute for Mathematics | Geometric description of supersymmetric sigma models | 115 | 6-7485 | ek | |

Tsung-Ju Lee | National Taiwan University | Shing-Tung Yau | Algebraic Geometry | 109 | 6-7495 | tjlee |

Kyle Luh | Harvard | Horng-Tzer Yau & Shing-Tung Yau | random matrix theory, random graphs and probabilistic combinatoric | 106 | 6-7482 | kluh |

Salem Al Mosleh | UMass Amherst | Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan | soft matter physics and cosmology | 106 | 6-7482 | smosleh |

Sergiy Verstyuk | University of Chicago | Scott Kominers | 107 | 5-4916 | verstyuk | |

Tianqi Wu | NYU | Shing-Tung Yau | Discrete and computational geometry, complex analysis, discrete Riemamm surfaces, and coupled dynamical systems on networks | 112 | tianqi | |

Yang Zhou | Stanford | Shing-Tung Yau | 109 | 6-7495 | yangzhou | |

Xiaojue Zhu | University of Twente | Shing-Tung Yau | Fluid mechanics | 109 | 6-7495 |

**Before 2018**

Name |
PhD Institution |
Research Interests |
Mentor |

Aruna Kesavan | Pennsylvania State University | Gravity, General Relativity | Shing-Tung Yau |

Can Kozcaz | University of Washington | Topological String Theory, Supersymmetric Gauge Theories | Shing-Tung Yau |

Yuchen Pei | University of Warwick (UK) | Algebraic Combinatorics, Stochastic Integrable Systems, Random Matrix Theory | Horng-Tzer Yau |

Burkhard Schwab | ETH Zurich (Switzerland) | Theoretical High Energy Physics | Andrew Strominger |

Philippe Sosoe | Princeton University | Probability, Partial Differential Equations, Analytic Methods in Statistical Physics | Horng-Tzer Yau |

Wenbin Yan | State University at Stony Brook, State University of New York | Supersymmetric Gauge Theories | Shing-Tung Yau |

Sifan Zhou | University of Albany, State University of New York | Labor Economics, Social and Economic Networks, Economics of Science, Innovation Policy | Richard Freeman |

Name |
PhD Institution |
Research Interests |
Mentor |

Aghil Alaee Khangha | University of Toronto | Differential Geometry, Geometric Inequalities, General Relativity, Black holes | Shing-Tung Yau |

Mark Kempton | University of California, San Diego | Spectral Graph Theory, Probabilistic Combinatorics, Combinatorial Matrix Theory | Shing-Tung Yau |

Hyunchul Kim | POSTECH | Non-perturbative Aspects of Superstring/M-Theory and Supersymmetric Gauge Theory | Shing-Tung Yau |

Zhong-zhi Xianyu | Tsinghua University (China) | High Energy Physics | Shing-Tung Yau |

Min Zhang | State University at Stony Brook, State University of New York | Conformal Geometry, Algebric Geometry | Shing-Tung Yau |

Sergiy Verstyuk | University of Chicago | Scott Kominers |