## Education

Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Oregon, June 2005

**Advisor:** Dr. Huaxin Lin

**Dissertation:** *A classification theorem for
direct limits of extensions of circle algebras by purely Infinite \(C^*\)-algebras*

M.S. in Mathematics, University of Oregon, June 2001

B.S. in Mathematics, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, May 1999

## Academic Positions

Professor, August 2017 – Present, Department of Mathematics,
University of Hawai’i at Hilo

Associate Professor, August 2012 – July 2017, Department of
Mathematics, University of Hawai’i at Hilo

Assistant Professor, August 2007 – July 2012, Department of
Mathematics, University of Hawai’i at Hilo

Postdoctoral Fellow, August 2005 – July 2007, Department of
Mathematics, University of Toronto

Graduate Teaching Fellow, Fall 1999 – Spring 2005, Department of
Mathematics, University of Oregon

## Research Interest

My current research interests include associated algebras (in
particular Leavitt path algebras), dynamical systems, the classification
of \(C^*\)-algebras, and the structure
theory of \(C^*\)-algebras.

## Grants

### Educational Grants:

National Security Agency–Mathematical Sciences Grants and
Sabbaticals Program, *Pacific Undergraduate Research Experience in
Mathematics*, Co-PI (March 1, 2012-February 28, 2013), NSA, Dates:
March 16, 2012 – March 15, 2014.

National Science Foundation–MCTP, *Pacific Undergraduate
Research Experience in Mathematics*, Co-PI (April 1, 2011–February
28, 2013), NSF-DMS 1045147. Dates: April 1, 2011-March 31,
2016.

### Research Grants:

Simons Foundation Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians,
*Classification of \(C^*\)-algebras:
Rigidity and Structure*, PI, #567380 to Efren Ruiz, Dates: September
1, 2018-August 31, 2023.

Simons Foundation Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians,
*Classification of \(C^*\)-algebras
and applications*, PI, #279369 to Efren Ruiz, Dates: September 1,
2013-August 31, 2018.

Travel Grant, University of Hawai’i at Hilo, Dates: May 14,
2012-June 1, 2012.

Travel Grant, University of Hawai’i at Hilo, Dates: June 20,
2012-June 27, 2012.

Start-up Grant, University of Hawai’i at Hilo, Dates: August 1,
2007-June 30, 2008.