Robert J. Won

Department of Mathematics
University of Washington

Office: PDL C-418

Office Hours: MW 1:30-2:30pm

E-mail: robwon [at] uw.edu

I am an Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Washington. My research mentor is James Zhang. I work on problems in noncommutative ring theory and noncommutative algebraic geometry. For more information, see my CV and my research page.

I was born and raised in New Jersey. I headed south to North Carolina for college, receiving my BS in mathematics from Duke University in 2011. I then made my way out west for graduate school at the University of California, San Diego. I spent five years learning a lot of algebra from Daniel Rogalski and eating a lot of fish tacos. I received my PhD in mathematics in 2016. My dissertation was entitled "The graded module category of a generalized Weyl algebra". My then-five-month-old niece enjoyed reading it (maybe).

After graduating, I moved back to North Carolina where I spent two years as a Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow at Wake Forest University (hence the shirt in the photo above). There, my research mentor was Ellen Kirkman. I enjoyed my time at Wake Forest and did a lot of math (and had season tickets to an ACC basketball program!) but I felt it was time for a third consecutive cross-country move so I came to UW in the fall of 2018. I'm excited to be a Husky!