1985, Maîtrise (Mathematics), Université Paul Sabatier
(Toulouse III), France.
1987, Hauptdiplom (Mathematics), Universität Karlsruhe, Germany.
1991, Ph.D. (Mathematics), University of California at Los Angeles, USA.
Positions
Department Chair, Vanderbilt University, Department of Mathematics,
2005-present. Director, Center for Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras,
Vanderbilt University, Department of Mathematics,
2007-present. Professor, Vanderbilt University, Department of Mathematics,
2002-present. Professor, UCSB, Department of Mathematics, 2001-2004. Associate Professor, UCSB, Department of Mathematics, 1997-2001. Assistant Professor, UCSB, Department of Mathematics, 1995-1997. Morrey Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley, Department of Mathematics,
1994-1995. Morrey Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley, Department of Mathematics,
1992-1993.
Visiting Positions
Visiting Scholar, UCLA, Los Angeles, November 2012 to August 2013. Visiting Professor (Gastforscher), University of Bonn, October 2012. Visiting Professor, Institut Henri Poincaré/Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6),
Paris, France, May 2011. Member, Hausdorff Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany,
November 2009. Visiting Professor, UCLA, Los Angeles, academic year 2008-09. Visiting Professor, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France,
Spring 2007. Visiting Professor, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse,
France, Spring 2005. Visiting Professor, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, Summer 2003. Member, MSRI, Berkeley, Quantum Computing Program, Fall 2002. Research Associate, Vanderbilt University, Summer 2002. Visiting Miller Professor, Miller Institute, UC Berkeley, Fall semester 2001. Research Professor, MSRI, Berkeley, Fall semester 2000. Visiting Professor, Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, France, Fall 1999. Heisenberg Fellow, UC Berkeley, Department of Mathematics,
1997-1998. Visiting Professor, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France, Summer 1997 and Summer 1996. Heisenberg Fellow, UC Berkeley, Department of Mathematics,
1995-1996. Research Fellow, Fields Institute, Waterloo, Canada, Spring 1995. Research Fellow, Erwin Schrödinger Institute, Vienna, Austria, Summer 1994. Invited Researcher, Freie Universtät Berlin, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Spring semester 1994. Visiting Professor, Universität Heidelberg, Germany, Fall semester 1993. MSRI Postdoctoral Fellow, MSRI, Berkeley, 1991-1992. Visiting Member, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Paris,
France, Spring 1990, Fall 1991, Summer 1992.
Grants
DARPA Grant HR0011-12-1-0009, 2012-2014.
NSF Grant DMS-1001560, 2010-2013.
DARPA Grant HR0011-11-1-001, 2010-2012.
NSF Grant DMS-0653717, 2007-2010.
NSF Grant DMS-0849242, Special Meetings ``Annual Spring Institute in NCGOA'', 2009-2013.
NSF Research Training Group Grant DMS-0353640, 2004-2009.
Clay Math Institute Grant ``CMI/Shanks International Conference and
Spring School'', 2003-2004.
NSF Conference Grant DMS-0330617, 2003-2004.
NSF Grant DMS-0200450/0301173, 2002-2007.
NSF Grant DMS-9877067, 1999-2002.
NSF Grant DMS-9531566, 1996-1999.
NSF Grant DMS-9307234, 1993-1996.
Awards and Honors
Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, November 2012.
Clay Mathematics Institute Scholarship, Summer 2002 and Summer 2003.
Invited 45-Minute Lecture at International Congress of Mathematicians,
Beijing, China, August 2002.
Visiting Miller Professorship, Miller Institute, Berkeley, Fall 2001.
Research Professorship, MSRI, Berkeley, Fall 2000.
Invited Plenary Address, AMS Meeting, UC Santa Barbara, March 2000.
Heisenberg Fellowship, 1995-1996 and 1997-1998.
NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship 1995-1997 (declined).
MSRI Postdoctoral Fellowship 1991-1992.
Hermann-Billing-Preis, 1988.
Students
Anne Louise Svendsen, Ph.D. 2002, UCSB. Now researcher
at the University of Copenhagen.
Paramita Das, Ph.D. 2008, University of New Hampshire
(official advisor: Don Hadwin). Das was visiting Vanderbilt from 2006 to
2008. I served as her advisor during this period. Now postdoc at KU Leuven.
Tyler Smith, 2006-2008, Masters 2008, Vanderbilt University.
Remi Boutonnet, 2010, Ph.D. student from Ecole Normale Superieure Paris
(supervised Masters thesis). Masters University Denis Diderot (Paris 7),
May 2011.
Thomas Sinclair (co-advisor Jesse Peterson), 2007-2011, Vanderbilt University.
Postdoc at UCLA.
Postdocs
Alexis Alevras, UCSB, 1999-2002. Now Associate Professor at the US Naval
Academy.
Imre Tuba, UCSB, 2000-2002. Now Assistant Professor at San Diego State
University.
Remus Nicoara, Vanderbilt University, 2004-2007. Now Assistant Professor at
UT Knoxville.
Paramita Das, Vanderbilt University, 2008-2009. Postdoc at KU Leuven,
now Assistant Professor at ISI Kolkata.
Shamindra Ghosh, Vanderbilt University, 2006-2009. Postdoc at KU Leuven,
now Assistant Professor at ISI Kolkata.
Pinhas Grossman, Vanderbilt University, 2006-2009. Postdoc at IMPA,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now Assistant Professor at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Alan Wiggins, Vanderbilt University, 2007-2009. Now Assistant Professor at
University of Michigan, Dearborn.
Richard Burstein, Vanderbilt University, 2009-2012. Works for a company.
Natasha Blitvic, Vanderbilt University, 2012-2013. Postdoc at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Arnaud Brothier, 2013-present.
Conferences Organized
Upcoming Conferences:
Organizer of the DARPA-Shanks workshop Quantum Symmetries,
Vanderbilt University, October 26-27, 2013
Organizer of the Twelfth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative
Geometry and Operator Algebras, Vanderbilt University, May 2-8, 2014.
Past Conferences:
Organizer of the workshop Subfactors in Maui, Maui, HI, July 2013.
Organizer of the Eleventh Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative
Geometry and Operator Algebras, Vanderbilt University, May 5-9, 2013.
Organizer of the workshop Subfactors in Maui, Maui, HI, July 2012.
Main Organizer of the Tenth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative
Geometry and Operator Algebras, Vanderbilt University, May 2012.
Organizer of the Shanks workshop Conformal Field Theory and
von Neumann Algebras, Vanderbilt, October 29-30, 2011.
Organizer of the microworkshop Subfactors, Planar Algebras and
Random Matrices, Maui, HI, July 24-30, 2011.
Organizer of the Ninth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative
Geometry and Operator Algebras, Vanderbilt University, May 2011.
Organizer of the Appalachian Set Theory Workshop (main speaker:
A. Kechris), Vanderbilt University, October 30, 2010.
Organizer of the workshop Subfactors, Planar Algebras and
Random Matrices, UCLA, October 2010.
Main Organizer of the Eighth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative
Geometry and Operator Algebras, Vanderbilt University, May 2010.
Main Organizer of the Shanks workshop Subfactors and Fusion
Categories, Vanderbilt University, February 2010.
Organizer of the Seventh Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative
Geometry and Operator Algebras, Vanderbilt University, May 2009.
Organizer of the workshop Von Neumann Algebras and Ergodic Theory
of Group Actions, Oberwolfach, October/November 2008.
Main Organizer of the Sixth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative
Geometry and Operator Algebras, Vanderbilt University, May 2008.
Main Organizer of the Shanks workshop on Subfactors and Planar
Algebras, Vanderbilt University, April 2008.
Organizer of the workshop Von Neumann Algebras,
Fields Institute Toronto, October 2007.
Organizer of the workshop Free Probability, Random Matrices, and
Operator Algebras, Fields Institute Toronto, September 2007.
Organizer of the Thematic Program on Operator Algebras,
Fields Institute Toronto, July-December 2007.
Main Organizer of the Fifth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative
Geometry and Operator Algebras, Vanderbilt University, May 2007.
Organizer of the Lecture Series on L^{2}-Betti numbers
for von Neumann algebras by Andreas Thom,
Vanderbilt University, October 2006.
Organizer of the Lecture Series on Deformation and rigidity
results of crossed product II_{1} factors by Stefaan Vaes
, Vanderbilt University, September 2006.
Organizer of the Fourth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative
Geometry and Operator Algebras, Vanderbilt University, May 2006.
Organizer of the Lecture Series on the Quantum Hall Effect
by Jean Bellissard , Vanderbilt University, December 2005.
Main Organizer of the Third Annual Spring Institute on
Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras in conjunction with
the 20th Shanks Lecture, Vanderbilt University, May 2005.
Main Organizer of the Special Session Von Neumann Algebras and
Noncommutative Ergodic Theory, AMS Meeting, Vanderbilt University, October 2004.
Organizer of the Second Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative
Geometry and Operator Algebras, Vanderbilt University, May 2004.
Main Organizer of the First East Coast Operator Algebras Symposium,
Vanderbilt University, September 2003.
Co-Organizer of the Oberwolfach Tagung C*-Algebren, Oberwolfach, Germany, August 2003.
Organizer of the CMI International Conference and Spring School
in conjunction with the 18th Shanks Lectures on Noncommutative Geometry
and Applications, Vanderbilt University, May 2003.
Co-Organizer of the Oberwolfach Tagung C*-Algebren, Oberwolfach, Germany, December 2001.
Co-Organizer of the MSRI workshop Subfactors and Algebraic Aspects of
Quantum Field Theory, MSRI, Berkeley, December 2000.
Main Organizer of the Clay Mathematics Institute Introductory Workshop in
Operator Algebras, MSRI, Berkeley, August 2000.
Main Organizer of the Special Session Subfactors and Free Probability Theory, AMS Meeting, UC Santa Barbara, March 2000.
Co-Organizer of the Oberwolfach Tagung C*-Algebren, Oberwolfach,
Germany, Feburary 1998.
Main Organizer of the 6th West Coast Operator Algebras Symposium, UCSB,
October 1997.
Main Organizer of the mini-workshop Von Neumann Algebras,
UC Berkeley, May 1996.
Main Organizer of the mini-workshop Von Neumann Algebras,
UC Berkeley, May 1995.
Selected Invited Lectures at Conferences
1994-2013
Plenary Speaker, Canadian Annual Symposium on Operator Algebras and their Applications, University of Toronto and Fields Institute, May 27-31,
2013.
Plenary Speaker, Wabash Mini-Conference, IUPUI, Indianapolis,
September 15-16, 2012.
Invited Speaker, Subfactors in Maui, Maui, July 16-20, 2012.
Invited Participant, Subfactors and Fusion Categories, AIM, Palo Alto,
March 16-20, 2012.
Plenary Speaker, International Conference Von Neumann Algebras and Related Topics, RIMS, Kyoto University, Japan January 9-13, 2012.
Invited Participant, L^2 invariants and their relatives for finitely generated groups, AIM, Palo Alto, September 12-16, 2011.
Invited Speaker, Subfactors in Maui, Maui, July 2011.
Invited Lecture Series, Microworkshop Subfactors, Planar Algebras and
Random Matrices, Maui, July 2011.
Invited Speaker, II_{1} factors: rigidity, symmetries
and classification, Insitut Henri Poincare, Paris, May 2011.
Invited Speaker, AMS Annual Meeting, Special Session Von Neumann
Algebras, New Orleans, January 2011.
Invited Speaker, East Coast Operator Algebras Symposium,
Dartmouth College, October 2010.
Invited Speaker, AMS Sectional Meeting, Special Session Free Probability
and Subfactors, UCLA, October 2010.
Invited Speaker, Subfactors, Planar Algebras and
Random Matrices, UCLA, October 2010.
Invited Speaker, NCGOA 2010, Von Neumann algebras, Vanderbilt
University, May 2010.
Invited Speaker, Danish-Norwegian Operator Algebras Seminar
(Uffe Fest), Copenhagen, Denmark, April 2010.
Invited Speaker, C*-Algebras workshop, Oberwolfach, Germany,
March 2010.
Invited Speaker, Rigidity in cohomology, K-theory, geometry and
ergodic theory, Hausdorff Insitute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany,
November 2009.
Plenary Speaker, Great Plains Operator Theory Symposium, University of
Colorado, Boulder, June 2009.
Invited Lecture Series (3 lectures), Subfactors, Planar Algebras
and Quantum Computing, University of Puerto Rico, February 2009.
Main Invited Speaker, Annual AMS Meeting, Special Session on ``Von
Neumann Algebras'', Washington D.C., January 2009.
Invited Speaker, Von Neumann Algebras and Ergodic Theory of
Group Actions, Oberwolfach, Germany, October 2008.
Invited Speaker, Operator algebras and conformal field theory,
Erwin Schroedinger Institute, Vienna, Austria, September 2008.
Invited Speaker, C*-Algebras workshop, Oberwolfach, Germany,
August 2008.
Distinguished Lecture Series, Subfactors and Planar Algebras,
Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, August 2008 (6 lectures).
Invited Speaker, AMS Western Section Meeting, Special Session
C*-algebras, subfactors and free probability, Claremont
McKenna College, May 2008.
Invited Speaker, Topics in von Neumann Algebras, Banff, Canada,
March 2008.
Invited Speaker, Free Probability, Random Matrices, and Planar
Algebras, Fields Institute, Toronto, September 17 - 21, 2007.
Plenary Speaker, Wabash Conference, Indianapolis, September 8-9,
2007.
Invited Lecture Series (5 lectures), Subfactors and Planar Algebras,
Operator Algebras Summer School, Ottawa, August 13-17, 2007.
Main Invited Speaker, Maui Subfactor Conference, Kahului, Maui,
July 2007.
Invited Speaker, Algebraic, geometric and probabilistic aspects of
amenability, Erwin Schroedinger Institute, Vienna, June 2007.
Plenary Speaker, Noncommutative Geometry, conference in honor of Alain
Connes' 60th birthday, Paris, April 2007.
Main Invited Speaker, US-Japan Operator Algebras conference and WCOAS,
University of Hawaii, January 2007.
Invited Speaker, Topics in von Neumann Algebras, Banff, September 2006.
Distinguished Lecture Series (Frontiers Lectures), Texas A&M Universty,
April 2006.
Plenary Speaker, Third East Coast Operator Algebras Symposium, University of Pennsylvania, September 2005.
Main Speaker, Oberwolfach Meeting C*-Algebras, August 2005.
Plenary Speaker, Great Plains Operator Theory Symposium, Orlando, Florida, June 2005.
Invited Speaker, Third Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative
Geometry and Operator Algebras, Vanderbilt University, May 2005.
Invited Speaker, AMS Meeting, Special Session Von Neumann Algebras and Noncommutative Ergodic Theory, Vanderbilt University, October 2004.
Invited Lecture Series on Quantum Computing, Fudan University,
Shanghai, China, June 2004.
Invited Lecture Series on II_{1} factors, CIRM, Marseille, France, February 2004.
Invited Lecture Series on Quantum Information Theory and Quantum
Computing, ENS, Paris, June 2003.
Main Speaker, Operator Algebras conference in honor of M. Takesaki's 70th birthday, UCLA, May 2003.
Invited Speaker, AMS Annual Meeting, Special Session in Operator Algebras, Baltimore, January 2003.
Invited Address, International Congress of Mathematicians, Beijing, China,
August 2002.
Main Speaker, ICM Satellite Conference Operator Algebras and Applications, Chengde, China, August 2002.
Main Speaker, Oberwolfach Meeting C*-Algebras, December 2001.
Main Speaker, Wabash Conference, Bloomington, September 2001.
Main Speaker, Canadian Operator Theory Symposium, Berkeley, April 2001.
Main Speaker, Operator Algebras conference, Nelson, New Zealand, January 2001.
Main Speaker, MSRI workshop Subfactors and Algebraic Aspects of Quantum Field Theory, MSRI, Berkeley, December 2000.
Invited Speaker, AMS Meeting, Special Session Operator Algebras,
San Francisco, October 2000.
Main Speaker, CMI Introductory Workshop in Operator Algebras,
MSRI, August 2000.
Main Speaker, Canadian Operator Theory Symposium/Fields Legacy Symposium,
Toronto, June 2000.
Invited Lecture Series, ICMS conference Operator Algebras and Operator
Spaces, Edinburgh, Scotland, April 2000.
Main (=Plenary) Speaker, AMS Meeting, Santa Barbara, March 2000.
Main Speaker, 8th West Coast Operator Algebras Symposium, Victoria, Canada,
October 1999.
Main Speaker, conference C*-tensor categories and mathematical
physics, Cortona, Italy, August 1999.
Main Speaker, conference Operator Algebras and Noncommutative
Geometry, Cargèse, France, June 1999.
Invited Lecture Series, conference Operator Algebras and Applications,
CIRM (Marseille), October 1998.
Invited Speaker, AMS Meeting, Special Session Operator Algebras and Noncommutative Geometry, Penn State University, October 1998.
Main Speaker, Oberwolfach Meeting C*-Algebras, February 1998.
Main Speaker, conference Von Neumann Algebras and Dynamical Systems,
Sophus Lie Center, Norway, August 1997.
Main Speaker, GPOTS, Kingston, Canada, May 1997.
Main Speaker, 5th West Coast Operator Algebras Symposium, University of
British Columbia, Prince George, Canada, September 1996.
Main Speaker, conference Operator Algebras and Quantum Field Theory,
Rome, Italy, July 1996.
Main Speaker, Oberwolfach Meeting C*-Algebras, April 1996.
Main Speaker, conference Statistical Mechanics, Conformal Field Theory
and Quantum Groups, Tolaga Bay, New Zealand, January 1996.
Main Speaker, workshop Subfactors and Applications, Fields Institute,
Waterloo, Canada, March 1995.
Invited Speaker, German Mathematical Society Meeting, Special Session in
operator algebras, Duisburg, September 1994.
Main Speaker, ICM Satellite conference Operator Algebras and Applications, Geneva, July 1994.
Main Speaker, workshop Algebraic Quantum Field Theory and the Jones
Theory of Subfactors, Berlin, April 1994.
Main Speaker, Oberwolfach Meeting C*-Algebras, February 1994.
Recent Selected Colloquia and
Seminar Talks 2007-2013
Special Seminar, UC San Diego, April 2013.
Mathematics Colloquium, UC Riverside, April 2013.
Operator Algebra Seminar, University of Iowa, March 2013.
Operator Algebra Seminar, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, November 2012.
Oberseminar Topology, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn, October 2012.
Oberseminar C*-Algebras, Westfaelische Wilhelms-University Muenster, October 2012.
Operator Algebras Seminar, UC San Diego, April 2012.
Noncommutative Geometry Seminar, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, May 2011.
Mathematics Colloquium, UC Riverside, March 2011.
Mathematics Colloquium, University of the Saarland, Saarbruecken, Germany, November 2010.
Oberseminar C*-Algebras, Westfaelische Wilhelms-University Muenster, November 2010.
Mathematics Colloquium, UT Knoxville, November 2009.
Functional Analysis Seminar, UCLA, May 2009.
Mathematics Colloquium, KU Leuven, May 2009.
Operator Algebras Seminar, KU Leuven, May 2009.
Operator Algebras Seminar, University of Tokyo, April 2009.
Mathematics Colloquium, University of Puerto Rico, February 2009.
Mathematics Colloquium, UC San Diego, April 2008.
Mathematics Colloquium, UC Riverside, April 2008.
Operator Algebras Seminar, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, May 2007.
Selected Publications
1. D. Bisch,
On the existence of central sequences in subfactors,
Trans. Amer. Math. Soc.
321
(1990), 117--128.
2. D. Bisch, Entropy of groups
and subfactors, J. of Funct. Anal.
103 (1992),
190--208.
3. D. Bisch,
A note on intermediate subfactors,
Pacific J. Math.
163 (1994), 201--216.
4. D. Bisch,
An example of an irreducible subfactor of the
hyperfinite II_{1} factor with rational, noninteger index,
J. reine angew. Math.
455 (1994), 21--34.
5. D. Bisch and U. Haagerup,
Composition of subfactors: new examples of infinite depth subfactors,
Ann. Scient. Ec. Norm. Sup.
29 (1996), 329--383.
6. D. Bisch,
Bimodules, higher relative commutants and the fusion algebra
associated to a subfactor,
The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical
Sciences Communications Series, Vol.
13 (1997), 13--63.
7. D. Bisch and V.F.R. Jones,
Algebras associated to intermediate subfactors,
Invent. Math.
128 (1997), no. 1, 89--157.
8. D. Bisch and S. Popa,
Examples of subfactors with property T standard invariant,
Geom. Funct. Anal.
9 (1999), no. 2, 215--225.
9. D. Bisch and V.F.R. Jones,
Singly generated planar algebras of small dimension,
Duke Math. Journal
101 (2000), no. 1, 41--75.
10. D. Bisch,
Subfactors and planar algebras,
Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians, Vol. II
(Beijing, 2002), 775--785.
11. D. Bisch and V.F.R. Jones,
Singly generated planar algebras of small dimension, Part II,
Advances Math.
175 (2003), no. 2, 297--318.
12. T. Banica and D. Bisch,
Spectral measures of small index principal graphs,
Commun. Math. Phys. 269 (2007), 259-281.
13. D. Bisch, R. Nicoara and S. Popa,
Continuous families of hyperfinite subfactors with the same standard
invariant,
International Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 18, No. 3 (2007) 255-267.
14. D. Bisch, P. Das and S.K. Ghosh,
The planar algebra of group-type subfactors,
J. Funct. Anal. 257 (2009), no. 1, 20-46.
15. D. Bisch, P. Das and S.K. Ghosh,
The planar algebra of diagonal subfactors,
Quanta of maths, 23–47, Clay Math. Proc., 11, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI, 2010.
16. D. Bisch, P. Das and S.K. Ghosh,
The planar algebra of group-type subfactors with cocycle,
preprint.
17. D. Bisch and V. Jones,
Free product for planar algebras, and subfactors,
pre-preprint.
Campus Governance & Various Administrative Experience
Department Chair, 2005-present.
Director of the Center for Noncommutative Geometry and Operator
Algebras (NCGOA) at Vanderbilt University, 2007-present.
Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the East Coast Operator
Algebras Conferences, 2003-present.
Chair/member of several PhD and personnel committees at UCSB and Vanderbilt.
Chair/member of several hiring committees at UCSB and Vanderbilt, 1996-present.
California NanoSystems Institute, Faculty Committee, UCSB, 2001-2002.
Quantum Information Science Initiative (UCSB), 2000-2002.
Central Fellowship Committee (campus wide), UCSB, 1998-1999.
Mathematics Colloquium Chairman (UCSB and Vanderbilt).
Chair/member of various departmental committees (e.g. advisory committee
to the chair, library, computer, teaching, graduate etc.) at UCSB and
Vanderbilt.
Member of various professional committees/panels, including several NSF panels
(more details can be provided upon request).