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Dr. Jenia Tevelev

Dr. Jenia Tevelev

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  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Status: Faculty
  • Department: Math, Stat,
  • Will Mentor: Doctoral students, Pre-doctoral students

Areas of Expertise

Pure Mathematics,

Research Interests

Algebraic Geometry


Jenia Tevelev is a professor at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He is a Sloan Fellow, Simons Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar. Jenia studies algebraic geometry, which provides a sophisticated algebraic language to describe geometric shapes (with applications ranging from the configuration spaces of physics to parametric models of statistics) and allows one to visualize observations about the nature of numbers, equations and symmetries. Jenia has mentored many graduate and undergraduate students at UMass. His undergraduate mentees have received a Churchill Scholarship, two UMass Rising Researcher Awards, four NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and a Runner up for Alice T. Schafer Prize. They have been admitted to graduate programs in mathematics at Harvard, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, University of California at Santa Barbara, Brown University, UT Austin and MIT, among others. In his free time Jenia travels to the Andes to trek, learn Spanish, weave on the back-strap loom and study geometry of pre-Columbian textiles, which he sometimes teaches as an Honors Topics seminar.