Dr. Dave Jensen
- Email: dave.h.jensengmail.com
- University of Kentucky
- Status: Faculty
- Department: Math,
- Will Mentor: Doctoral students, Pre-doctoral students
Areas of Expertise
Algebraic geometry and related combinatorics
I am interested in algebraic geometry, particularly the geometry of algebraic curves, which I study using tools and ideas from combinatorics. I grew up in New Hampshire, attended Williams College, and earned my PhD from the University of Texas in 2010. After that, I spent three years at Stony Brook University as a postdoc in the algebraic geometry group, and a year at Yale studying tropical Brill-Noether theory. I am currently the Wimberly Royster Research Professor of mathematics at the University of Kentucky.
I believe that it is my professional responsibility to provide opportunities for math education outside of the classroom. I have been heavily involved with undergraduate research throughout my career, serving as a mentor in the UK Math Lab, the SUMRY program at Yale, and an independent research group at Stony Brook.