Currently, the School of Mathematics is home to a cohort of about 30 Visiting Assistant Professors (VAPs), aka Postdoctoral Fellows. VAPs spend up to 3 years in the School, and about 90% of the VAPs end up continuing in academia upon completion of their employment with us, with the remaining 10% opting for a non-academic path. The VAPs are central to the research mission of the School, and have no service requirements whatsoever. All VAPs have one or more faculty hosts or mentors for their research, and receive also a systematic assessment and a plan for improvement for their teaching. VAPs enjoy professional opportunities that support their development in research and excellence in teaching.

In recent times, thanks to generous funding from the College of Sciences at Georgia Tech, the School has increased the number of "Hale VAPs". These are named after a distinguished mathematician and beloved former Professor with the School. The "Hale VAP" program was established in 2013 and it comes with a three-year appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School and a reduced teaching load in the first year. The Hale VAP also includes research funding for travel and expenses.

VAP positions are competitive, and as part of an annual cycle we invite outstanding junior researchers in all areas of mathematics and statistics to apply. Applications are usually due in early November (please see mathjobs.org for the specific ad). Below we list some information on recent and current VAP with the School and their next stop after their tenure with us, if known.

The general expectation for postdocs can be found at the institutional page at

https://postdocs.gatech.edu/expectations

School of Math, Employment opportunity page as well as mathjobs.org has more information on how to apply.

**Postdoctoral Scholars**

Year Start/End | Name | Mentor | Named PostDoc | Research Area | First Position after Postdoc at GT | Current Position |

2023 | Callis, Keagan | A.Blumenthal | Hale | Dynamical Systems | Current | |

2023 | Hao, Yanli | X. Yu | Hale | Combinatorics | Current | |

2023 | He,Ye | M.Tao/Vempala (CS) | Hale | Machine Learning/Sampling | Current | |

2023 | Kafer, Sean | X. Yu and G. Blekherman | Combinatorics | Current | ||

2023 | Moutinho-Neto, Abdon | Gong Chen | Hale | PDE | Current | |

2023 | Mui, Stephanie | G.Livshitz | Hale | Analysis | Current | |

2023 | Powell, Matthew | M.Loss | Hale | Analysis/MathPhyiscs | Current | |

2023 | Wessels, Lukas | A.Swiech | Hale | PDE | Current | |

2023 | Yap, Corrine | T.Kelly (W.Perkins (CS), Heitsch) | Combinatorics | Current | ||

Spring 2023- | Powell, Matthew | Jitomirskaya-->Loss | Current | |||

2022- | Al-Ahmadieh, Abeer | J. Yu & Blekherman | Hale | Algebra | Current | |

2022- | Athanasouli, Christina | Kuske | Hale | Current | ||

2022- | Dey, Papri | Blekherman | Current | |||

2022- | Dickmann, Ryan | Margalit | RTG | Geometry | Current | |

2022- | Ding, Changxin | Baker | Algebra, Combinatorics | Current | ||

2022-2023 | Hatinoglu, Burak | Jitomirskaya | ||||

2022- | Huynh, Manh Kang | Pan | Hale | PDEs | Current | |

2022- | Kim, Daesung | Houdre | Probability | Current | ||

2022- | Kim, Soon Ho | Choi | Computational Neuroscience | Current | ||

2022- | Kumar, Rahul | Kuske | Structural Dynamics, Energy Harvesting | Current | ||

2022- | Legried, Brandon | Heitsch | SCMB | Current | ||

2022-2023 | Sane, Abdul Karim | Margalit | Geometry/Topology | Current | ||

2022- | Smith-Roberge, Evelyn | Bernshteyn | Combinatorics | Current | ||

2022- | Sun, Ruoci | Lin | PDEs | Current | ||

2022- | Walsh, Zachary | X.Yu & M.Baker | Hale | Combinatorics | Current | |

2022-2023 | Saglam, Kadriye | Etnyre | Fellowship from Turkey | contact and symplectic topology | University of Georgia, instructor | |

2021- | Christian, Austin | Etnyre | RTG | Contact/Symplectic Geometry and Topology | Current | |

2021-2023 | Herscovici, Orli | Livshyts | Orthogonal Polynomials, Convex Geometry, Combinatorics, and Number Theory | St. John University (NY) | ||

2021- | Irvine, Daniel | Blekherman | SCMB | Topology and Symplectic Geometry | Current | |

2021- | Lee, Hwi | Liu/Dieci | Hale | Applied and Computational Mathematics | Current | |

2021- | Ruys de Perez, Alexander | Dimitrova Math. Cal Poly/Kemp GT BME | SCMB | Intersection of Math and Biology | Current | |

2021- | Shirani, Farshad | Choi-->Wolf | Mathematical Biology, Computational Neuroscience, and Control Theory | Current | ||

2021- | Simone, Jonathan | Etnyre | Low-dimensional Topology | Current | ||

2021-23 | Timko, Edward | Li | Operator Theory and Operator Algebras | TT at Univ Windsor | ||

2021- | Turner, Hannah | Etnyre | RTG | Low-dimensional Topology and Knot Theory | Current | |

2021-2023 | Vempati, Naga Manasa | Jaye | Harmonic Analysis, PDEs, and Complex Analysis of Several Variables | TT at LSU | ||

2021-2023 | Wheeler, Ashley | J. Yu | Hale | Combinatorial Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry | ||

2020-2023 | Gonzalez, Jorge | de la Llave | NSF-MSPRF | Dynamical Systems | Postdoc at Florida Atlantic Univ | |

2020-2023 | Liu, Beibei | Hom/Belegradek | Hale | Geometry | Postdoc at MIT | TT at Ohio State Univ |

2020-2023 | Ozdemir, Alperen | Damron | Hale | Probability | Postdoc at KTH | |

2020-2023 | Petrosyan, Armenak | Heil | Hale | Analysis | ||

2020- | Su, Yaofeng | Bunimovich | Hale | Dynamical Systems | Current. | |

2020-2022 | Verberne, Yvon | Margalit | Geometry | NSERC Postdoc at Univ Toronto | TT at Western Ontario Univ | |

2020-2023 | Wang, Zhiyu | X.Yu and Tetali | Hale | Combinatorics | TT at LSU | |

2019-2023 | Bloomquist, Wade | T.Le | RTG | Quantum Topology | TT at Morningside Univ | |

2019-2022 | Cruz Ortega, Daniel | Dimitrova Math. Cal Poly/Kemp GT BME | SCMB | Multiscale, Computational Models of Biological Systems | Postdoc at Un Florida | |

2019-2022 | Huang, Han | Tikhomirov/Livshitz | Hale | Geometric Functional Analysis | Postdoc at MIT | Tenure track at Univ Missouri |

2019-2023 | Kuzbary, Miriam | Hom | RTG + NSF postdoc | Low-dimensional Topology | TT at Amherst College | |

2019-2022 | Lin, Bo | Greg Blekherman | Tropical Geometry, Combinatorics | |||

2019-2023 | Loving, Marissa | Margalit -> Hom | Hale | Low-dimensional Topology & Mapping Class Groups | Un Wisconsin | |

2019-2022 | Saaidi, Afaf | Christine Heitsch | RNA Structural Biology | Consulting Co (Lyon, France) | ||

2019-2022 | Vilaca Da Rocha, Victor | de la Llave | Hale | Hamiltonian PDEs, Nonlinear Behaviors, Binormal Flow Equations | Licee Arcueil (France) | |

2020-2021 | Krishna, Siddhi | Hom | RTG | Geometry | NSF Postdoctoral Fellow and Ritt Assistant Professor at Columbia University | NSF Postdoctoral Fellow and Ritt Assistant Professor at Columbia University |

2019-2021 | Cui, Jianbo | Zhou/Dieci | Regularity Analysis and Numerical Differential Equations | Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University | Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University | |

2019-2021 | Banos Cervantes, Hector | Heitsch | Mathematical Phylogeny | Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Comparative Genomics & Evolutionary Bioinformatics at Dalhousie University | Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University | |

2018-2021 | Park, JungHwan | Hom | Knot Theory and Low Dimensional Topology | Assistant Professor at KAIST | Assistant Professor at KAIST | |

2018-2021 | Justin Chen | Leykin | Hale | Commutative Algebra, Numerical Algebraic Geometry and Combinatorics | ICERM Bridge Postdoc | Unknown |

2018-2021 | Liu, Hao | Liao | High Dimensional Functional Analysis | Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University | Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University | |

2020-2020 | Friedenberg, Natanel | Baker | Algebraic Geometry | Visiting Faculty, Tulane University School of Science and Engineering | ||

2019-2020 | Hao, Jing | Livshyts/Tikhomirov | Coding Theory and Information Theory | Research Scientist, Yahoo | ||

2019-2020 | Beardsley, Jonathan | Wickelgren->Etnyre | RTG | Algebraic Topology, Derived Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry | University of Nevada, Reno | Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Nevada, Reno |

2019-2019 | Philipp Jell | Rabinoff -> Baker | Algebraic Geometry | Postdoc at SFB/CRC Higher Invariants at University of Regensburg | Data Scientist, Technologisches Institut für angewandte Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH. Weiden, Deutschland. | |

2018-2020 | Han, Rui | Loss | Hale | Math Physics/Analysis | Tenure Track Job at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge | Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University |

2018-2020 | Len, Yoav | Baker | Algebraic Geometry | a tenure-track position at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland | Lecturer in Pure Mathematics, University of St. Andrews | |

2018-2020 | Pereira, Luis | Wickelgren | Algebraic Topology | Postdoc, Duke University | Unknown | |

2018-2019 | Yoon, Iris | Heitsch | NIH | Applied Topology | Postdoc, U Penn | Postdoctoral researcher at the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford |

2017-2020 | Kordek, Kevin | Margalit | RTG | Topology/Alg. Geom. | Unknown | |

2017-2020 | Serdukova, Larissa | Kuske | Stochastic differential e | Research Associate at the University of Reading, UK | Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Applied Mathematics, University of Leicester | |

2017-2020 | Yan, Xukai | Ronghua Pan/ Yao Yao | Hale | Partial Differential Equations | Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University Department of Mathematics | |

2017-2019 | Brito, Gerandy | Damron | Hale | Probability | Lecturer at the College of Computing, GT | Lecturer, Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing |

2017-2019 | Eslava, Laura | Warnke | Probability/Combinatorics | TT position at IIMAS-UNAM in Mexico City | Assistant Professor, IIMADS-UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico | |

2017-2019 | Lambert-Cole, Peter | Etnyre | Contact and Symplectic Topology | Max Planck Institute in Bonn, Germany | Assistant Professor, University of Georgia Department of Mathematics | |

2017-2018 | Souza, Andre | Tao | Impact | Computational Mathematics | Research Scientist at MIT | Research Scientist, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences |

2017-2018 | Podder, Moumanti | Tetali | Discrete Mathematics | Postdoc, U. of Washington, then Postdoc NYU-Shanghai 2018-2021 | Assistant Professor of Practice in Mathematics at NYU Shanghai | |

2016-2020 | Leverson, Caitlin | Etnyre | NSF postdoc | Contact/Symplectic Top | Tenure-track at Bard College | Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Bard |

2016-2019 | Northington, Michael | Heil/Nitzan | Impact | Harmonic Analysis | Principal Data Scientist at UnitedHealth Group in Atlanta, GA. | Principal Data Scientist at OPTUM |

2016-2019 | Srinivasan, Padmavathi | Baker/Wickelgren | Hale | Number theory and Algebraic Geometry | Post doc at UGA | TT at Boston Univ |

2016-2019 | Strenner, Balazs | Margalit | Hale | Low-dimensional Topology | Deep Learning Engineer, Continental | Senior Deep Learning Engineer, Continental Budapest, Hungary |

2016-2018 | Corsi, Livia | de la Llave | Dynamical systems, Hamiltonian PDE | Lecturer, Emory Univ | Associate Professor, Roma Tre University | |

2016-2018 | Culiuc, Amalia | Wick/Lacey | Hale | Harmonic Analysis | Assistant Professor, Amherst College | Visiting Assistant Professor, Brown University |

2016-2018 | Kesler, Robert | Lacey | Impact | Analysis, plus Electrical Engineering | Staff Scientist at Opto-Knowledge Systems, Inc | Unknown |

2015-2019 | Jin, Jiayin | Lin/Yao/Zeng | Hale | PDEs/Dynamical Systems | TT position at Sichuan University of China;(2020) | |

2015-2018 | Bernstein, Megan | Heitsch, Tetali | Impact | Combinatorics and Probability | Research Staff Member at IDA CCR La Jolla | Unknown |

2015-2018 | Greenwood, Torin | Baker | Impact | Analytic Combinatorics | Assistant Professor, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University |

2015-2018 | Smith, Heather | Trotter | Impact | Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Complexity Theory | Assistant Professor, Davidson College | Assistant Professor, Davidson College |

2015-2017 | Barerra-Cruz, Fidel | Trotter | Problems Related to Dimension of Posets | Unknown | ||

2015-2017 | Frederick, Christina | Zhou | Impact | Applied and Numerical Analysis, Multi-Scale Modeling; Inverse Problems | Assistant Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) | Assistant Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) |

2015-2016 | Islak, Umit | Houdre | Hale | Concentration of Measure Inequalities, Stein's Method | Assistant Professor, Bogazici University | Associate Professor, Bogazici University |

2015-2016 | Wang, Xuan | Probability Theory | Data Scientist, DataBricks | Senior Data Scientist, Databricks | ||

2015-2016 | Hanson, Jack | Damron | Probability Theory | Assistant Professor, City College of NY | Assistant Professor, City College of NY Department of Mathematics | |

2014-2017 | Sinn, Rainer | Blekherman | Convex Algebraic Geom | Junior-Professor, Freie Universitat Berlin | Professor for Applied Algebra, Universitat Leipzig Mathematics Institute | |

2014-2017 | Wang, Chi-Jen | Bunimovich | Hale | Modeling of Spatial Epidemics, Autocatalysis | Assistant Professor, National Chung Cheng University | Associate Professor, National Chung Cheng University |

2014-2017 | Yashtini, Maryam | Kang | Impact | Numerical Analysis & Computational Optimization | Assistant Professor, Georgetown University | Assistant Professor, Georgetown University Department of Mathematics and Statistics |

2014-2016 | Gignac, William | Baker | Complex and Nonarchimedean Fields | Postdoctoral Researcher at Ecole polytechnique | ||

2014-2016 | Holmes, Irina | Wick/Lacey | Hale | Dyadic Harmonic Analysis | NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow | Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University Department of Mathematics |

2014-2016 | Manetta, Manuela | Dieci/Zhou | Global Optimization | Lecturer, Emory College of Arts & Sciences | Assistant Teaching Professor, Emory University | |

2014-2016 | Moore, James | Mathematical Immunology | Research Fellow, Emory University | Lead Data Scientist, SmartCommerce | ||

2014-2016 | Wang, Chunmei | Zhou | Numerical Analysis | Assistant Professor, Texas State University | Assistant Professor, University of Florida Department of Mathematics | |

2014-2015 | Canadell, Marta | de la Llave | Computational & Rigoro | Data Analyst and SEM Strategist, Cyberclick | ||

2014-2015 | Walczak, Bartosz | Trotter | Graph Theory and Ordering | Professor, Jagiellonian University | Professor, Jagiellonian University | |

2013-2017 | Barone, Salvador | Blekherman | Hale | Real Algebraic Geometry | Academic Professional, Georgia Tech | Academic Professional & Director of Communications, Georgia Institute of Technology School of Mathematics |

2013-2016 | Chen, Geng | Pan | Hale | Analysis, Partial Differential Equations | Assistant Professor, University of Kansas | Associate Professor, University of Kansas Department of Mathematics |

2013-2016 | Jun Kim, Seong | Zhou | Hale | Numerical Analysis | Samsung, South Korea | Senior Data Scientist, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance |

2013-2015 | Abuzzahab, Omar | Tetali | Hale | Probability Theory | Self-employed | Unknown |

2013-2015 | Ferrer, Pere Menal | Le | Hale | Algebra, Geometry and Topology, Number Theory | Data Scienti | Lead Data Scientist, Stuart |

2013-2015 | Fox, Adam | de la Llave | Nonlinear Dynamical Systems | Assistant Professor, Western New England Univ | Head of Distribution Technology and Data Science, MassMutual | |

2013-2015 | Bickel, Kelly | Wick | Several Complex Variables & Function Theory | Assistant Professor, Bucknell University | Associate Professor of Mathematics, Bucknell University | |

2013-2014 | Shan, Chunhua | Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems | Assistant Professor, University of Toledo | Associate Professor, The University of Toledo Department of Mathematics and Statistics | ||

2013-2014 | Hod, Rani | Tetali (?) | Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Algorithms | Postdoc Fellow, Harvard University | Senior Teacher Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv Unversity | |

2013-2014 | Calleja, Renato | de la Llave | Dynamical Systems and Mathematical Physics | Associate Professor, IIMAS, Unam, MX | Associate Professor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico Department of Mathematics and Mechanics | |

2012-2015 | Cicone, Antonio | Zhou | Numerical Analysis, Applied Mathematics | Marie Curie Fellow, Università dell'Aquila | Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Universita degli Studi dell'Aquila | |

2012-2014 | Mak, Kit Ho | Algebraic Number Theory | Cirriculum Development Officer, Hanlun Information Limited | Unknown | ||

2012-2014 | Murrugarra, David | Heitsch | Mathematical Biology | Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky | Associate Professor, University of Kentucky | |

2012-2013 | Manjunath, Madhusudan | Combinatorial Aspects of Algebraic Geometry & Commutative Algebra | Assistant Professor, IIT Bombay | Assistant Professor Depatment of Mathematics, IIT Bombay | ||

2012-2013 | Xu, Lu | Yi | Hamiltonian Dynamics and KAM Theory | Associate Professor, Jilin University | Associate Professor, Jilin University | |

2011-2014 | Perkins, Will | Tetali | Probability, Statistics, Computer Science, Combinatorics | Birmingham Fellow, University of Birmingham | Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology School of Comuter Science | |

2011-2013 | Biswas, Saikat | Algebraic Number Theory, Arithmetic Geometry | Instructional Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University | Instructional Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University | ||

2011-2013 | Ye, Xiaojing | Zhou | Analysis and Numerical Methods | Assistant Professor, Georgia State University | Associate Professor, Georgia State University Department of Mathematics and Statistics | |

2011-2012 | Swenson, Michelle | Heitsch | Combinatorial Problems, RNA Secondary Structure | Visiting Assistant Professor, Emory University | Lecturer, University of Tennessee Knoxville | |

2010-2013 | Mitkovski, Mishko | Wick | Analytic Functions | Assistant Professor, Clemson University | Associate Professor, Clemson Univesity School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences | |

2010-2013 | Poznanovik, Svetlana | Heitsch | Enumerative and Algebric Combinatorics, Discrete Mathematical Biology | Assistant Professor, Clemson University | Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Clemson University School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences | |

2010-2012 | Wong, Manwah Lilian | Harrell | Analysis, Orthogonal Polynomials, Spectral Theory | Software Engineer | Unknown | |

2010 -2011 | Do, Yen | Lacey | Harmonic Analysis, Probabilistic Analysis, Mathematical Physics | Assistant Professor, University of Virginia | Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of Virginia | |

2009-2010 | Savinien, Jean | Bellissard | Theory of tilings, Tilings Dynamical Systems | Professor, Université de Lorraine | Academic Director-BSc Data Science for Responsible Business, Emlyon Business School | |

2008-2010 | Costello, Kevin | Tetali | Combinatorics and Probability | Assistant Professor, University of California at Riverside | Associate Teaching Professor of, University of California at Riverside | |

2008-2009 | Deng, Shengfu | Y.Yi | Dynamical Systems | Professor, Huaqia University | Professor, Huaqia University | |

2008-2009 | Liang, Zhenguo | Dynamic Systems, Differential Equations, Harmonic Analysis | Associate Professor, Fudan University | Associate Professor, Fudan University | ||

2008-2009 | Hower, Valerie | Heitsch | Genomics, Discrete Math | NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow (at UC Berkeley) | Associate Teaching Professor, Northeastern University | |

2008-2009 | Mileyko, Yuriy | Topological and Geome | Visiting Assistant Professor, Duke University | Associate Professor, University of Hawaii Department of Mathematics | ||

2007-2009 | Wang, Hao | Y.Yi | Viral Dynamics and Evolution | Associate Professor, University of Alberta | Associate Professor, University of Alberta | |

2007-2009 | Stojanovic, Gordana | Ghomi | Differential Geometry and Topology | Brown University | Unknown | |

2007-2009 | Liu, Zhenxin | Y.Yi | Stochastic Dynamics and Stochastic Differential Equations | Professor, Dalian University of Technology | Professor, Dalian University of Technology | |

2007-2008 | Ji, Shuguan | Y.Yi | Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems | Professor, Jilin University | Professor, Jilin University | |

2007-2008 | Rigollet, Philippe | Koltchinskii | Statistical limitations of learning under computational constraints | Associate Editor for Bernoulli, Electronic Journal of Statistics and Mathematical Statistics and Learning | Professor of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | |

2007-2008 | Dvorak, Zdenek | Thomas | Graph and Hypergraph Coloring and Generalizations of Coloring | Associate Professor, Charles University | Professor, Computer Science Institute of Charles University, Prague | |

2007-2008 | Vela-Arevalo, Luz | Bunimovich | Hamiltonian Dynamics and Celestial Mechanics | Academic Professional, Georgia Tech | ||

2006-2009 | Krat, Svetlana | Belegradek | Vigre | Geometry | Postdoc at UGA | |

2006-2008 | Borodachov, Sergiy | Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Approximation Theory | Associate Professor, Towson University | Associate Professor of Mathematics, Towson University | ||

2006-2008 | Baker, Ken | Etnyre | Low Dimensional Topology, The Knot Theory of 3-Manifolds, Dehn Surgery | Associate Professor, University of Miam | Professor, University of Miami | |

2006-2008 | Ahmadov, Anar | Etnyre | FRG | Low-dimensional Topology, Smooth 4-Manifolds, and Symplectic Topology | Associate Professor, University of Minnesota | Professor, Leiden University |

2005-2008 | Bilyk, Dmitriy | Lacey | Harmonic Analysis, Functional Analysis, Discrepancy Theory | Associate Professor, University of Minnesota | Professor, University of Minnesota | |

2004 -2008 | Geer, Nathan | Garufalidis/Le | Vigre | Low Dimensional Topology, Representaion Theory, and Mathematical Physics | Associate Professor, Utah State University | Professor, Utah State University |

2004-2008 | Pacini, Tommaso | Gangbo | Vigre | PDE | ||

2004-2008 | Demers, Marc | Bunimovich | Vigre | Dyn Systems | Assistant Professor,Univ of Richmond | Professor, Fairfield Univ |