Curriculum Vitæ
 Education:

Promotion (Ph.D.), University of the Saarland, West Germany, 1980.

Diplom (M.S.), University of the Saarland, West Germany, 1977.
 Positions:

Professor, Purdue University, 2001present.

General Member, MSRI, Fall 2002.

Professor, Michigan State University, 19892001.

Associate Professor, Michigan State University, 19861989.

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, 19841986.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, 19831984.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Purdue University, 19821983.

Visiting Research Associate, Purdue University, 19811982,
supported by a research fellowship from DAAD.
 Research Interest:
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry.
 Research Support:

NSF grant for Special Algebra Meetings in the Midwest, 20082011.

NSF grant for PASI: Commutative Algebra and its Connections to Geometry, 2009.

NSF research grant, 20052009.

NSF research grant, 20022005.

NSF grant for the Midwest Commutative Algebra and Geometry Meeting, 2004.

NSF research grant, 19992002.

NSF research grant, 19961999.

NSF USBrazil cooperative research grant, 19941997.

NSF research grant, 19931996.

NSF research grant, 19901993.

NSF research grant, 19881990.

NSF grant for scientific computing equipment for the
mathematical sciences, 1988.

NSF research grant, 19861988.

NSF research grant, 19841986.

Fellowship from DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), 19811982.
 Ph.D. Students:

E. Lopez, Licci Gorenstein ideals of deviation two, 1988.

M. Johnson, CohenMacaulay blowup algebras and constructions in
linkage, 1995.

L. Ghezzi, The depth of blowup rings of ideals, 2001.

C. Cumming, Residual intersections in CohenMacaulay rings, 2005.

L. Fouli, A study on the core of ideals, 2006.

J. Validashti, Multiplicities of graded algebras, 2007.

Y. Shen

K.N. Lin

Y. Xie (advised jointly with W. Heinzer)

L. Nguyen

P. Mantero

Y. Kim
 Postdocs Sponsored:

H. Srinivasan, 19861988.

S. Choi, 19891990.

K. N. Raghavan, 19911993.

S. Ding, 19931995.

C. Polini, 19951998.

A. Corso, 19982000.

C. Miller, 20002001.

J. Chan, 20012003.

J. Hong, 20032006.

Selected Invited Talks:
 University of South Carolina, Columbia, November 2008.
 Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, July 2008, August
2004, 2003, July 1998.
 Commutative Algebra: Connections with Algebraic Topology and Representation
Theory, a Conference on the Occasion of Luchezar Avramov's 60th Birthday, University
of Nebraska, May 2008.
 International Conference: Towards Establishing a CuttingEdge Platform
for Commutative Ring Theory in the 21st Century, Yokohama, Japan, March 2008.
 Hilbert Functions and Syzygies in Commutative Algebra and Combinatorics, a
Conference in Honor of Jürgen Herzog on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday,
Cortona, Italy, September 2007.
 University of California, Berkeley, May 2007, December 2006, March 2006,
November 2002, May 2000, 1999.
 Advances is Algebra and Geometry, MSRI, Berkeley, May 2007.
 University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign, April 2007, November 2000.
 Workshop on Integral Closure, Adjoint Ideals and Cores, AIM, Palo Alto,
December 2006.
 Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Meeting (ALGA), IMPA, Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2006, 1997.
 CIMPA School on Commutative Algebra, Hanoi, Vietnam,
December 2005 (five lectures).
 University of Nebraska, October 2005.
 Midwest Algebra, Geometry and their Interactions Conference,
University of Notre Dame, October 2005.
 University of Illinois at Chicago, September 2005.
 Commutative Algebra Conference Honoring the Contributions of
Phillip Griffith, University of Illinois, September 2005.
 University of Kansas, March 2005.
 Symposium on Commutative Ring Theory, Kurashiki, Japan,
November 2004.

University of Bochum, Germany, July 2004, June 1995.

University of Toronto, Canada, January 2004.
 Lisbon Conference on Commutative Algebra, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2003.
 First Joint Meeting of the AMS and the RSME (Real Sociedad Matematica Espanola),
Special Session on Commutative Algebra: Geometric, Homological,
Combinatorial and Computational Aspects, Sevilla, Spain, June 2003.

Bluegrass Algebra Conference, University of Kentucky, April 2003.
 MSRI, Berkeley, October 2002.
 Conference on Current Trends in Commutative Algebra, Levico, Italy, June 2002.
 Conference on ZeroDimensional Schemes and Related Topics, Acitrezza, Italy, June 2002.
 First Joint Meeting of the AMS and the SMF (Société
Mathématique de France), Special Session on
Commutative Algebra and its Interactions with Algebraic Geometry,
Lyon, France, July 2001.

First Latin American Congress of Mathematicians, Algebra
Session, IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 2000.

University of Notre Dame, December 1999.

Conferences on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry,
Oberwolfach, Germany, August 1999, May 1996, August 1989,
May 1987, 1985, 1983, 1981.

Conference on Commutative Algebra and its Related Topics, KIAS
(Korea Institute for Advanced Study), Seoul, Korea, May 1999.

Homological Methods in Commutative Algebra
and Algebraic Geometry: a Conference in Honor of David Buchsbaum,
Genova, Italy, June 1998.

University of Michigan, January 1998, 1995, February 1985.

Conference on Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra,
Guanajuato, Mexico, August 1997.

21^{st} Brazilian Colloquium, Algebra Session, IMPA, Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil, July 1997.

Conference on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, CIRM, Luminy,
France, May 1997.

Rutgers University, October 1996, April 1991, February 1990.

Summer School on
Commutative Algebra, Centre de Recerca Matematica, Barcelona, Spain, July
1996.

Joint Meeting of the AMS and SMM (Sociedad Matematica Mexicana), Special
Session on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Coding Theory, Guanajuato,
Mexico, November 1995.

Workshop in Algebra, Instituto Politecnico
Nacional, Mexico City, November 1995.

Conference on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry,
Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, August 1995.

University of Essen, Germany, June 1995.

University of Köln, Germany, June 1995.

Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, March 1995 (two lectures).

ICM Satellite Conference on Commutative Algebra, Vechta, Germany, July 1994.

Conference on Algebra, Dynamical Systems, and Topology, Federal
University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, July 1994.

Workshop on Commutative Algebra and its Relation to
Combinatorics and Computer Algebra, International Centre for Theoretical
Physics, Trieste, Italy, May 1994 (four lectures).

Brandeis University, May 1994, April 1991.

MIT, May 1994.

Conference on Commutative Algebra and its
Interaction with Computer Algebra and Combinatorics, Essen, Germany, June
1993.

Conference on Commutative Algebra,
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, September
1992 (five lectures).

Latin American Meeting on Algebra and Algebraic Geometry,
Guanajuato, Mexico, July 1992 (two lectures).

AMS Summer
Research Conference on Commutative Algebra: Syzygies, Multiplicities and
Birational Algebra, Mount Holyoke, July 1992.

Conference on Free Resolutions in Algebraic Geometry
and Representation Theory, Oberwolfach, Germany, June 1992.

International Seminar on Algebra and its
Applications, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico City, January 1991.

ICM90 Satellite Conference
on Commutative Algebra and Combinatorics, Nagoya University, Japan,
August 1990.

Daewoo Conference,
Seoul National University, Korea, August 1990 (two lectures).

Conference on
Algebraic Geometry, Commutative Algebra, and Ring Theory, Bucharest,
Romania, July 1989.

Midwest Algebraic Geometry Conference, University of Michigan,
March 1989.

Commutative Algebra Workshop,
Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, August 1988
(three lectures).

Microprogram in Commutative Algebra, MSRI, Berkeley, June 1987.

Midwest Commutative Algebra
Conference, Purdue University, March 1986.

USJapan Seminar on Commutative Algebra
and Combinatorics, Kyoto, Japan, August 1985.

Nagoya University, Japan, August 1985.

Professional Activities:
 Editorial committee of the Proceedings of the AMS.
 Coeditor of a special volume of the Journal of Pure and Applied
Algebra in honor of Wolmer Vasconcelos, J. Pure Appl. Algebra 201 (2005).
 Coorganizer of the summer school
PASI: Commutative Algebra and its Connections to Geometry, Olinda, Brazil,
August 2009.
 Coorganizer of the conference Commutative
Algebra and its Interaction with Algebraic Geometry, CIRM (Centre
International de Rencontres Mathématiques), Luminy, France,
September 2008.
 Coorganizer
of the conference Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra: A
Conference to Celebrate Robin Hartshorne's 70th Birthday,
University of Illinois at Chicago, April 2008.
 Coorganizer of the conference Commutative
Algebra and its Interaction with Algebraic Geometry, BIRS (Banff International
Research Station), Banff, Canada, June 2007.
 Coorganizer of the workshop Integral Closure, Adjoint Ideals
and Cores, AIM (American Institute of Mathematics), Palo Alto,
December 2006.
 Coorganizer of the UICPurdue Workshop on Algebraic Geometry and
Commutative Algebra, Purdue University,
December 2006.
 Coorganizer of the conference Commutative
Algebra and its Interaction with Algebraic Geometry, CIRM (Centre
International de Rencontres Mathématiques), Luminy, France,
May 2006.
 Coorganizer of a special session at the AMS
Meeting in Notre Dame, April 2006.

Coorganizer of the conference Commutative Algebra: Homological and Birational Theory,
BIRS, Banff, Canada, September 2004.

Coorganizer of the conference Midwest Commutative Algebra and Geometry Meeting: A Conference in Honor of Joseph Lipman,
Purdue University, May 2004.

Coorganizer of the conference Commutative Algebra and its
Interaction with Algebraic Geometry, CIRM, Luminy, France, June 2003.

Coorganizer of the workshop Commutative Algebra: Local and Birational
Theory during the Special Year in Commuative Algebra at
MSRI, Berkeley, December 2002.

Coorganizer of a special session at the First Joint Meeting of the AMS
and UMI (Unione Matematica Italiana), Pisa, June 2002.

Coorganizer of the conference Commutative Algebra and its
Interaction with Algebraic Geometry, CIRM, Luminy, France, June 2000.

Coorganizer of a special session at the AMS Winter Meeting in
San Francisco, January 1995.

Member of the program committee for the First Joint Meeting of the
AMS and DMV (German Mathematical Association), Heidelberg, October 1993.

Book review: Bulletin Amer. Math. Soc. 34 (1997), 177181.