Robert J. Won

Department of Mathematics
University of Washington

Office: Padelford C-418

Office Hours: Zoom (see course syllabus)

E-mail: robwon [at] uw [dot] edu

I am a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Washington. My research interests are in noncommutative algebra, and here at UW, my research mentor is James Zhang. For more information about my mathematical life, see my CV and my research page.

Starting in Fall 2021, I will be an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at The George Washington University.

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 to the west coast 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 and carne asada fries. I received my PhD in mathematics in 2016. My then-five-month-old niece enjoyed reading my dissertation (maybe).

After graduating, I moved back to North Carolina where I spent two years as a Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow at Wake Forest University. 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.