Renowned Applied Mathematician Robert Ghrist Appointed 7th PIK Professor
June 23, 2008
Robert Ghrist has been named the seventh Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ghrist, one of the world's leading applied mathematicians, will be the
Andrea Mitchell University Professor. His appointment, effective Sept.
1, will be jointly shared between the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Department of Mathematics in the School of Arts and Sciences.
Ghrist is a singular math and engineering sensation whose infectious
love of teaching and groundbreaking research in robotics, topological
hydro-dynamics and other fields will make him a great PIK Professor and
a huge hit with Penn students and faculty alike," Penn President Amy Gutmann said.
The Andrea Mitchell University Professorship was established through a gift from Andrea Mitchell, CW'67, and Alan Greenspan, HOM'98.
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