Assistant Professor Linquan Ma to join faculty in August 2018


Linquan Ma will join the Department of Mathematics as a new tenure-track assistant professor in August 2018. 

He received a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Peking University in 2008, then went to the University of Michigan for graduate studies, where he obtained a Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2014 under the direction of Prof. Melvin Hochster.  From 2014-2015 he was a Golomb Visiting Assistant Professor at Purdue University and then served as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Utah from 2015-2018.

Prof. Ma's research is primarily concerned with various topics in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry, including singularity theory, local cohomology and multiplicities. He specializes in using positive characteristic methods to attack problems and recently applied some perfectoid space techniques to study singularities in mixed characteristic.

He is very excited to discuss all mathematics with students and faculty.