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Robert Guralnick

Professor of Mathematics

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-3787
Office: KAP 464C

Curriculum Vitae
Course Information

Biographical Sketch



Ph.D. Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1/1977
B.A. Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1/1972
M.A. , University of California - Los Angeles

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Tenure Track Appointments

Professor, University of Southern California, 01/01/1988-  
Department Chairman, University of Southern California, 01/01/1990-01/01/1996  
Associate Professor, University of Southern California, 01/01/1983-01/01/1988  
Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 01/01/1979-01/01/1983  

Visiting and Temporary Appointments

Visiting Fellow, Princeton Univeristy, 2012-2013   
Member, Newton Institute, Cambridge University, 06/08/2011-07/07/2011  
Visiting Member, Institute for Advanced Study , 05/2010-06/2010  
Member, Newton Institute, Cambridge University, Spring 2009   
Member, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Spring 2008   
Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 09/01/2005-06/30/2006  
Visiting Member, Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University, 05/15/2000-07/10/2000  
Research Professor, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, 08/15/1999-05/15/2000  
Visiting Member, Newton Institute, Cambridge University, 03/15/1997-07/15/1997  
Visiting Professor, Institue for Experimental Mathematics, Essen, 05/01/1990-07/31/1990  
Visiting Professor, Rutgers University, 09/01/1989-12/31/1989  
Visiting Associate Professor, California Institute of Technology, 01/01/1986-03/31/1986  
Visiting Associate Professor, Yale University, 09/01/1985-12/31/1985  

PostDoctoral Appointments

Bateman Research Instructor, California Institute of Technology, 09/01/1977-08/31/1979  

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor Guralnick's research interests lie in algebra, particularly finite and algebraic groups and their linear and permutation representations. He applies group theory to study problems in arithmetic algebraic geometry, coverings of curves and Galois theory.

Research Keywords

finite groups, algebraic groups, linear and permutation representations, matrix theory, coverings of curves, Galois theory.

Research Specialties

Finite and Algebraic Groups, Representation Theory, Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry

Honors and Awards

PIMS Distinguished Lecturer, UBC, March 2014, 2014-  
Plenary Speaker, British Mathematical Colloquium, 2014-  
Speaker, ICM, Seoul 2014, 2014-  
Plenary Speaker, AMS Annual Meeting 2013, 2013-  
Fellow, American Mathematical Society, 2012-  
Simons Foundation Fellow, 2012-2013   
G.C. Steward Fellow, Caius College, University of Cambridge, Fall 2008   
USC Raubenheimer Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, 1999  

Service to the University

Other Service to the University

Group Theory Gatekeeper, Math Arxiv, 09/2005-05/2020  
AMS Council, 02/01/2005-01/31/2013  
Executive Committee, AMS Council AMS Council , 02/2005-02/2009  

Service to the Profession

Editorships and Editorial Boards

Associate Editor, Annals of Mathematics, 2013-2016  
Senior Editor, Linear Algebra and its Applications, 1985-2016  
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Group Theory, 2002-2014  
Managing Editor, Memoirs, AMS, 2004-2013  
Managing Editor, Transactions, AMS, 2004-2013  
Editorial Member Board, Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra, 2002-2012  
Member Editorial Board, Quaetiones Mathematicae, 2003-2010  
Editorial Board Member, Linear and Multilinear Algebra, 06/1993-12/2008  
Editorial Board Member, Pacific Journal of Mathematics, 1995-2001  
Editorial Board Member, Communications in Algebra, 1993-1999  

Professional Memberships

International Linear Algebra Society, 01/01/1998-  
American Association for Advancement of Science, 2003-2020  
American Mathematical Society, 1977-2020  
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