Lena Ji

Institutional email: lenaji@umich.com
Permanent email: lenaji.math@gmail.com

Office: 1855 East Hall

Hello! I am an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan, mentored by Professor Mircea Mustaţă.
I am interested in algebraic geometry and its connections to arithmetic geometry and commutative algebra;
in particular, I am interested in rationality of algebraic varieties and in positive characteristic algebraic geometry.


I received my PhD from Princeton University in 2021 under the supervision of Professor János Kollár.
Before that, I was an undergraduate at Columbia University, where I graduated in 2016.
Outside of math, I like baking sourdough bread, trying various pastries, and occasionally drawing.

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REU advice: Here is my advice for undergraduates on how to apply to REUs.

Here is a drawing of me by Emily Ji

Here is a younger me at the National Museum of Mathematics

Last updated: October 2022.