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2011 Staff

The 2011 Faculty:

  • Mira Bernstein (Mathcamp Executive Director) is the Project Manager of the Oregon Health Study at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her mathematical interests include Algebraic Geometry, Mathematical Biology, and Information Theory.
  • Marisa Debowsky is the Program Director of Mathcamp (and Mathcamp's only year-round employee). Her mathematical interests include Topological Graph Theory and Combinatorics.
  • Alfonso Gracia-Saz is an Senior Instructor at the University of Victoria. His mathematical interests include Math education, Lie groupoids and Lie algebroids, and "algebraic differential geometry." Visit Alfonso's website.
  • Mark Krusemeyer is a Professor at Carleton College. His mathematical interests include Abstract Algebra, Combinatorics, Number Theory, and Problem Solving.
  • Yvonne Lai is an RTG Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. Her mathematical interests include Hyperbolic Geometry and Geometric Group Theory. She works with the Algebra Project cohort in Ypsilanti, MI. Visit Yvonne's website.
  • Ivan Matic is an Assistant Research Professor at Duke University. His mathematical interests include Partial Differential Equations, Probability, and Statistical Mechanics. Visit Ivan's website.
  • Ari Nieh is a freelance musician, teacher, and tutor. His mathematical interests include Knot Theory and Topological Quantum Field Theory.
  • David Savitt (Mathcamp Deputy Director) is an Associate Professor at the University of Arizona. His mathematical interests include Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry. Visit David's website.


  • Paddy Bartlett, grad student at Caltech
  • Kevin Carde, grad student at University of Michigan
  • Susan Durst, grad student at Rutgers
  • Nic Ford, grad student at the University of Michigan
  • Elizabeth Goodman, grad student at Stanford University
  • Mathieu Guay-Paquet, grad student at University of Waterloo
  • Mohamed Omar, grad student at University of California, Davis
  • Ian Petrow, grad student at Stanford University
  • David Roe, grad student at Harvard
  • Eric Wofsey, grad student at Harvard


  • Tim Black, senior at Caltech
  • Alex Cole, freshman at MIT
  • Miriam Gershenson, freshman at MIT
  • Halimeda Glickman-Hoch, junior at Harvard
  • Paul Handorff, freshman at Harvard
  • Jeff Hicks, sophomore at UCLA
  • Youlian Simidjiyski, senior at UChicago
  • Malinda Wu, first year at Jefferson Medical College


  • Alice Cain is a Registered Nurse.