Competition: US & Canada
Education: University of California, San Diego
Kiran Kedlaya is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, San Diego; he was previously an associate professor at MIT. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1996 and his Ph.D. from MIT in 2000.
Kedlaya’s research interests include number theory, arithmetic algebraic geometry, and applications of these fields to computer science. He has published over fifty research papers as well as several books.
Kedlaya’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, DARPA, Clay Mathematics Institute, and several other organizations. In addition, he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2006 and gave an invited lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2010.
Kedlaya serves on the board of directors of the Art of Problem Solving Foundation, which seeks to promote development of mathematical talent among economically disadvantaged populations via its Summer Program in Mathematical Problem Solving. He is also a core participant in the Sage project, which makes high-quality open-source mathematics software freely available worldwide.