Carnegie Mellon University
March 04, 2016

Boris Bukh awarded NSF CAREER grant

Boris Bukh, an assistant professor of Mathematical Sciences, received an NSF CAREER Award. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research. Professor Bukh was also named a 2015 Sloan Research Fellow. These fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.

Professor Bukh's research connects combinatorics and geometry with other areas of mathematics. He studies the appearance of rigid geometric structures as answers (or conjectured answers) to classical combinatorial problems, the problem of approximation of large geometric point sets, and geometric incidence problems. His work on these problems draws on tools from - and makes connections with - logic, number theory, and algebraic topology. Professor Bukh is affiliated with Carnegie Mellon's interdisciplinary PhD program in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization.