Month: February 2019

AMS/AWM special SIGMA Seminar

The UConn AMS Graduate Student Chapter together with the AWM Graduate Chapter at UConn are proud to announce that we will be hosting our invited speaker Prof. Emma Previato (Boston University) on Friday, February 22, at 12:20 p.m. in Monteith 214.

Title: “What is… An Elliptic Curve?” From Bitcoin to Self-Driving Vehicles


Emma Previato,  Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (inaugural class of 2012), is a professor of mathematics at Boston University (BU).

She earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Harvard University and works in areas at the crossroads of algebraic geometry and mathematical physics, information theory and cryptography. She published over 80 research articles and edited or co-edited six books.

She was the recipient of the MAA/Northeastern Section 2003 Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics and has been active in mentoring students and postdocs, including seven former Ph.D. students, a NATO postdoc, and undergraduates sponsored by the NSF REU program, BU and other institutions. She founded the BU Student Chapters of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), organized several undergraduate symposia and, since 2004, an annual outreach symposium, AFRAMATH.

Everyone is invited! We hope to see you there.

  • AMS/AWM Special SIGMA Seminar
    Prof. Emma Previato giving her talk on "What is... elliptic curves?"