Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2011
    Adjunct professor (permanent appointment), EPFL, Switzerland

  • 2018
    Research professor (February to May), MSRI, USA

  • 2008 – 2011
    Lecturer, EPFL, Switzerland

  • 2004 – 2008
    Fonds National Suisse Professeur Boursier, EPFL, Switzerland

  • 2002 – 2004
    Maître d’enseignement et de recherche, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 1996 – 2001
    Professeur de mathématiques, HES-SO – Valais, Switzerland

  • 1996 – 1997
    Senior Lecturer of Mathematics, Warwick University, Coventry, UK

  • 1994 – 1996
    Lecturer of Mathematics, Warwick University, Coventry, UK

  • 1993 – 1994
    Associate Professor of Mathematics, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, USA

  • 1988 – 1992
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, USA

  • 1988 – 1989
    Visiting Member, The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

  • 1985 – 1988
    Instructor, Department of Mathematics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

Selected publications

  • Irreducible subgroups of exceptional algebraic groups, Memoirs Amer. Math. Soc., 390, (1988), 1–190.

  • A1–type overgroups of elements of order p in semisimple algebraic groups and the associated finite groups, J. of Algebra 177 (1), (1995), 34–76.

  • Nilpotent centralizers and Springer isomorphisms, with G.J. McNinch, Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra, 213 (7), (2009), 1346-1363.

  • Centres of centralizers of unipotent elements in simple algebraic groups, with Ross Lawther, Mem. Amer. Math. Soc., 210 (2011), no. 988, 1-188.

  • Linear Algebraic Groups and Finite Groups of Lie Type, with Gunter Malle, Cambridge studies in advances mathematics, 133, (2011), xiv+309 pp.

  • Irreducibility in algebraic groups and regular unipotent elements, with Alexandre Zalesski, Proc. Amer. Math. Soc.,141 (2013), no.1, 13–28.

  • On the irreducibility of symmetrizations of cross-characteristic representations of finite classical groups, with Kay Magaard and Gerhard Röhrle, J. Pure Appl. Algebra, 217 (2013), no. 8, 1427-1446.

  • Irreducible almost simple subgroups of classical algebraic groups, with Timothy Burness, Soumaïa Ghandour and Claude Marion, Mem. Amer. Math. Soc., 236, (2015) 110 pp.

  • A1-type subgroups containing regular unipotent elements, with T.C. Burness, Forum of Mathematics, Sigma, 7 (2019), 61 pp.

  • A new family of irreducible subgroups of the orthogonal algebraic groups, with Mikaël Cavallin, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, Series B, 6, (2019), 45–79.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the FNS National Research Council, Division II, since 2019

  • Member of the EMS Women in Mathematics Commission, 2014 – 2018

  • Jury member for a DFG Transregional project, 2015 – 2016

  • Member of the oversight committee for the EWM and EMS funded summer schools at the Mittag-Leffler Institute, 2014 – 2016


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