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Jonathan Pakianathan

  • Professor of Mathematics

PhD, Princeton University, 1997

809 Hylan Hall
(585) 275-2216

Office Hours: Tues. and Thurs. 1:00-3:00 p.m.



Awards/Lectureships/Special Positions

  • Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2014.
  • Director of Graduate Studies, U. Rochester math department, 2014-current.
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, U. Rochester math department, 2006-2010.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, U.Wisc.-Madison, 1997-2000.
  • Sloan Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 1996.
  • H. J. Ryser Scholarship, Caltech 1991.
  • U. S. Air Force Mathematics and Science Award, 1988.


  • NSA Mathematical Sciences Grant H98230-15-1-0319 (joint with A. Iosevich) for period 2016-2017, (Grant total $55,000 each year).

Research Overview

Algebraic topology, cohomology of groups and Lie Algebras. I am currently very interested in applications of topology and algebra in areas of discrete geometry and work intensively with Alex Iosevich and his students.

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • MTH 150:  Discrete Mathematics
  • MTH 164:  Multivariable Calculus
  • MTH 210:  Intro to Financial Math
  • MTH 440:  General Topology
  • MTH 248:  Theory of Graphs
  • MTH 448:  Computational Topology
  • MTH 539:  Topics in Algebraic Geometry II

Selected Publications