Department of Mathematics
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3476
I did my advanced degrees in Cambridge England (MASt), and Edinburgh Scotland (PhD). I've been in Houston pretty much since then, except for two years at U.C. Berkeley and University of Missouri. I was born in London, but was raised in South Africa. Trung, who designed this website chose the pictures above for me without asking me, but they are fun...
Most of you probably know me as your Calculus teacher. I am also involved in mathematical research, in operator algebras, and functional analysis. Most of my research is concerned with the new field of operator spaces, also known as noncommutative functional analysis. For a gentle introduction to this subject, which I wrote for undergraduates, read
Notes for a graduate course on this topic may
be found on my research page.
Currently I am serving as Associate Chair of the Mathematics Department. I am also an Associate Editor of the
Journal of Mathematical Analysis, and
and an editor of the Houston
Journal of Mathematics (HJM). Papers for JMAA should be uploaded
directly to the JMAA/Elsevier website
, and it is quite probable that I
will not be the editor assigned to your paper. If you wish to
submit a paper for HJM follow
click here to view
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I am coorganizing two meetings in South Africa in November-December
2011, a special session "Operator and Banach algebras, and non-commutative analysis"
at the November 29-December 3
AMS/SAMS meeting in Port Elizabeth, and then a follow-on
conference in Abstract Analysis on 5--7 December at the University of Pretoria.
Email me if interested (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Great Plains Operator Theory Symposium , May 30--June 3 at the University of Houston.