Alexander Teplyaev
University of Connecticut


Professional Preparation: 2000-2002, NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow (MSPRF); 1998-2000, Postdoctoral Fellow at McMaster University (Canada); Ph.D. (Mathematics, with Robert Strichartz), Cornell University, 1998; M.S. (Mathematical Physics, with Barry Simon), California Institute of Technology, 1993; Researcher–trainee, Steklov Institute (LOMI), Academy of Sciences, Russia, 1990-1992; Diploma with Honors in Mathematics and Education (Probability with Ildar Ibragimov), Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia, 1990; Saint-Petersburg schools 524 and 239.

Employment: 2012–present, Professor, University of Connecticut; 2006-2012, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut; 2003-2006, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut.

Teaching: UConn, Bielefeld, San Diego, McMaster, Cornell.

Selected visiting positions: University of Bielefeld, Germany; CentraleSupélec Université Paris-Saclay; Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Newton Institute, University of Cambridge, UK; University of California (Riverside and San Diego).

Selected Honors: Fulbright Specialist Program 2022, Simons Foundation Collaboration Grant 2021, Research Excellence Program Award 2019; Provost’s Open Educational Resources Award 2017; Humboldt Foundation Fellowship 2008-11; AMS Centennial Postdoctoral Fellowship 2000 (declined because it could not be held concurrently with the NSF Fellowship I had already accepted); NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2000-02; Alfred P. Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship 1996-97; Honor Prize for Young Researcher, Steklov Mathematical Institute 1991; Diploma with Honors, Saint-Petersburg State University 1990; prizes in Saint-Petersburg and national mathematics and physics olympiads 1980-85.

NSF research support:

Selected service:

Postdocs and Ph.D. students:

  • 2016-2020 Gamal Mograby, Ph.D. student (co-advised with Gerald Dunne). Postdoc at the UMD/Tufts with Kasso A. Okoudjou.
  • 2016-2019 Patricia Alonso-Ruiz, Feodor Lynen Postdoctoral Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Evarist Giné Assistant Research Professor. Next job: a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University.
  • 2012-2017 Antoni Brzoska, Ph.D. student (co-advised with Luke Rogers; first job: Neurogazer).
  • 2012-2017 Ulysses Andrews, Ph.D. student (first job: Ab Initio Software).
  • 2013-2016 Joe P. Chen, postdoctoral fellow, Associate Professor at Colgate University.
  • 2010-2014 Daniel Kelleher, Ph.D. student (first job: Golomb Visiting Assistant Professor at Purdue University, now at Mount Holyoke College).
  • 2011-2014 Leonard (Jay) Wilkins, postdoctoral fellow (jointly mentored with Luke Rogers), a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the UNCP and US Army Research Office.
  • 2011-2013 Michael Hinz, Feodor Lynen Research Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (next job: an Assistant Professor at Bielefeld University).
  • 2008-2010 Marius Ionescu, postdoctoral fellow (jointly mentored with Luke Rogers) a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Colgate University, now an Associate Professor at the US Naval Academy.
  • 2007-2010 Benjamin Steinhurst, Ph.D. student (first job: NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University), Associate Professor at the McDaniel College.
  • 2004-2007 Anders Pelander, Ph.D. Uppsala Universitet, Sweden, co-advised with Anders Oberg (first job: University Lecturer/Assitant Professor, Narvik University College, Norway).

Department of Mathematics
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-1009