Roya Beheshti Zavareh – Associate Professor of Mathematics, winner of multiple important grants and honors

Roya Beheshti Zavareh

Roya Beheshti Zavareh

General Information
Born: 1977, Esfahan, Iran
Citizenship: Iranian

Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Ph.D. in Mathematics, 1999-2003
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Johan de Jong

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
B.S. in Mathematics, 1995-1999


Research Interests
Algebraic geometry

Positions
Associate Professor, Washington University in St. Louis, 2013 – present.
Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis, 2007 – 2013.
Postdoctoral Fellow (Complementary Program), MSRI, Berkeley, 2006 – 2007
Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, 2004 – 2006
Postdoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck-Institut fur Mathematik, Bonn, Germany, 2003 – 2004

Grants
National Science Foundation, DMS1204567, 07/2012-06/2015
Simons Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians, 2011-2016
AWM travel grant, June 2010
Fund for Scholarly and Professional Development (2006), Queen’s University

Honors
Rosenblith Fellowship, Department of Mathematics, MIT, 2000
Liberty Mutual Fellowship, Department of Mathematics, MIT, 1999
International Olympiad in Informatics (Netherlands 1995), bronze medal
International Mathematical Olympiad (Hong Kong 1994), silver medal

Source: http://www.math.wustl.edu/~beheshti/web-cv.pdf

Roya Beheshti was class mate and friend of Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman winner of the Fields Prize (“Nobel Prize in Mathemathics”): http://theotheriran.com/2014/08/14/iranian-mathematician-maryam-mirzakhani-the-first-women-to-win-the-nobel-prize-of-mathematics/

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  1. Pingback: Iranian Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani: The first woman to win the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics” | The other Iran

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