UR Mathematicians featured in Nature article

May 18, 2016

Professor Alex Iosevich and graduate student Vyacheslav Kiria-Kaiserberg are featured in an article about the advantage of dissertation committees, which appears in the latest issue of the journal Nature.

Here’s an excerpt:

“To glean the most from the relationship, it’s best to be honest about what you want to do with your career, even if it differs from a mentor’s own path — as maths PhD student Vyacheslav Kiria-Kaiserberg learned. In 2011, he asked mathematician Alex Iosevich of the University of Rochester in New York to be one of his committee members. The two subsequently spent many hours talking informally, and Kiria-Kaiserberg was upfront about his hopes to work in industry. So Iosevich introduced Kiria-Kaiserberg to his brother Sam, a manager at a data-science company in Chicago, Illinois, over dinner at Iosevich’s home.

The informal meeting was a success by all accounts: this summer, after Kiria-Kaiserberg defends his dissertation, he will start work as a consultant at Sam Iosevich’s company. “It’s very important to choose the right people,” says Kiria-Kaiserberg. “You can benefit from them and they can benefit from you.”

The article, which can be found on Nature’s website, also appears in the journal volume: 533, 429-430 (2016) doi:10.1038/nj7603-429a.