** **** Sorin Popa**

UCLA Mathematics Department,

**Education
** B.S., University of
Bucharest, 1976; M.S., University of Bucharest, 1977

Ph.D., University of Bucharest, 1983

**Positions
** Professor,
UCLA Department of Mathematics, 1987-present (Chair
2009-2012)

Professor, University of Geneva, 1996-1998

Principal Researcher, INCREST, 1977-87

Sabbaticals and Visiting Positions

Visiting Professor
Institut de Mathematique de Jussieu and CNRS, July
2012-September 2013

Visiting Professor at
Institut Henri Poincare (under Chaire Blaise Pascal), April-July
2011

Visiting Professor,
College de France and CNRS, 2004-2005

Mathematical Sciences
Research Institute Yearlong Member 2000-2001

Visiting Professor,
University of Paris 6 and 7, 1992, 1995-1996, Summer 2001

Visiting Professor, E.
Schroedinger Institute, Viena, Austria, Summer 1994

Institut des hautes Etudes
Scientifiques Yearlong Member 1991-1992

Visiting Professor,
Institute des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, June 1989, Spring
1990

**Grants 1995-present
**NSF Grant
DMS-1400208: Approximation,
Deformation-Rigidity, and Classification in II_1 Factor
Framework

Fond National Suisse Grant, 1996-1998; NSF Grant DMS-9500882, 1995-1998; NSF Grant DMS-9801324, 1998-2001

**Honors, special recognition,
etc
**

Coxeter Lecture Series, Fields Institute, May 2014

Takagi Lecture May 2013

Elected to the
American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2013

Fellow of the
American Math Society 2012

Simons Fellow
in Mathematics 2012-2013

E. H.
Moore Research Article Prize 2010 (of the American
Math Society)

Ostrowski Prize 2009

Chaire Blaise
Pascal 2009

Plenary Speaker
Canadian Mathematical Society Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Dec 2008

Bourbaki Seminar
given by S. Vaes on items [57,64,70,73] of my Publications, June 2007

Plenary Speaker
International Congress of Mathematics,

College de France Medal and Special
Lecture Series, Nov. 2004

Plenary Speaker AMS
Meeting, Vanderbilt University, Oct. 2004

Bourbaki Seminar given by A. Connes on item [58] of my Publications, June 2003

Invited Address Joint
Annual AMS Meeting, San Antonio, Jan. 1999

Top 250 most cited mathematicians in Thompson Reuters
(http://highlycited.com/categories/mathematics) 2000

Guggenheim Fellow,
1995-1996

CBMS Lecture Series
``Classification of subfactors and related topics", Univ. of
Oregon 1993

Invited Address Section 9
International Congress of Mathematics, Kyoto, Japan ,
1990.

The
Simion Stoilov Prize of the Romanian Academy of Sciences, 1981

**Ph.D. Graduates
** Dietmar Bisch
(1991) Professor Vanderbilt University

Florin Radulescu (1991) Professor University of Rome 2

Florin Boca (1993) Professor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tullio Ceccherini (1994) Professor University of Benevento, Italy

Mihai Petrescu (1997) Video-Software Company, Philadelphia.

Remus Nicoara (2004) Tenure track at University of Tennessee Knoxville

Roman Sasyk (2004) Associate Professor University of Buenos Aires

Jesse Peterson (2006) Associate Professor Vanderbilt University

Adrian Ioana (2007) Associate Professor UCSD

Ionut Chifan (2009) Assistant Professor, Univ. of Iowa 2011.

Hiroki Sako (2009; jointly with Yasu Kawahigashi) Post Doc Tokyo University

Adam Winchester (2012) Software Company Los Angeles

Owen Sizemore (2012) Post Doc University of Wisconsin, Madison

Current students: Brian Leary, Alin Galatan, Adreas Aaselrud.

**Recent
Professional Service
**

Coorganiser of the Summer School in ``Rigidity and Group Actions'', Paris, June 13-28, 2013.

Coorganizer of the UCLA Workshop ``von Neumann Algebras and Ergodic Theory'', May 2012.

Coorganiser (with Damien Gaboriau and Stefaan Vaes)
of the program **Von
Neumann algebras and ergodic theory of group actions**,
April 18 - July 9, 2011, Institut Henri Poincare in Paris.

Coorganizer (with A. Ioana, N. Ozawa, Y. Shalom) of
the Special Session ``von Neumann Algebras and Ergodic Theory'',
AMS Meeting, UCLA Oct 10-12, 2010.

Coorganizer of the UCLA Workshop ``von Neumann Algebras and
Ergodic Theory'', March 2009.

Coorganizer of the Oberwolfach Conference in ``von Neumann
Algebras and Ergodic Theory'', Oct. 26-30, 2008.

Coorganizer of the Fields Institute Workshop in ``von Neumann
Algebras'', Oct 29-Nov 2, 2007.

Coorganizer of the UCLA Workshop ``von Neumann Algebras and
Ergodic Theory'', March 2007.

Coorganizer of the UCLA Conference ``Beyond Amenability: Groups,
Actions and Op. Alg. '', May 2006

Coorganizer of the AMS Section Meeting ``von Neumann
Algebras'', Vanderbilt Univ., October 2004

Coorganizer of the UCLA Conference ``von Neumann Algebras and
Ergodic Theory'', May 2003

Editor: Pacific Journal of Mathematics,

Editorial Board: Journal of the American Mathematical
Society, Journal of Operator Theory, Annali dell'Universita di
Ferrara,

Revue Roumaine de Math. Pures et Appl., PanAmerican
Mathematical Journal

Co-Editor of the Clay Math Institute Proceedings
``Non-commutative Geometry'', April 2007 Conference in honour of
A. Connes.

Panel Committees for ICM 2010 and NSF 2009-2012

**Selected Recent Talks
**

Series of talks at the *Operator Algebra* Conference, Te
Anau, New Zealand, January 2014

Colloquium talk UCLA
October 2013

Series of talks at
the Summer School in ``*Rigidity and Group Actions*'',
Paris, June 13-28, 2013

Invited speaker ``*Mathematics
and quantum physics*'', Academia dei Lincei, Rome, July
8-12, 2013

Invited Speaker ``*von
Neumann algebras and measurable group theory*'', Leuven
University, July 1-4, 2013.

Invited Speaker ``*Math
Physics and Operator Algebra*'', University of Milano,
December 2012.

Invited Speaker ``*10 years
anniversary of Journal of Inst Math Jussieu*'', November
2012.

Invited Speaker ``*Interactions
Between Ergodic Theory, Number Theory and Noncommutative
Geometry*'' Conference at Ohio State University, May 2012.

Colloquium Lecture UC
San Diego, April 2012.

Invited speaker ``*von
Neumann
Algebras and Related Topics*'' conference at RIMS (Kyoto,
Japan), Jan 2012.

Chaire Blaise Pascal
Closing Conference, Institut Math Jussieu, Oct
2011

Colloquium Lecture
University of Rome II (Italy), June 2011

Lecture Series at the
Program von Neumann Algebras
and Ergodic Theory of Group Actions,
Institut Henri Poincare May 2011

Mini Course at the Spring Institute
Non-Commutative Geometry and
operator Algebras, Vanderbilt Univ. May 2010

Invited Speaker
``*Operator Algebras Conference in Honor of Uffe Haagerup's
60the birthday*'', Coopenhagen April 2010.

Colloquium
Lecture

Invited Speaker
SUMIRFAS Conference,

Invited Speaker ``*Non-commutative
Geometry*'' Coference in Honor

of
Ricu Moscovici 65th Birthday, Max Planck Institute,

Main Speaker ``*East
Coast
Operator
Algebra''* meeting,

Invited Speaker ``*Operator
Algebras*'', Oberwolfach Aug 2008.

Invited Speaker ``*Geometry,
Rigidity
and
Group Actions*'', Conference in Honor

of
Bob Zimmer 60'th Bithday, Sept. 6-9, 2007,

Invited Speaker ``*von
Neumann
Algebras
and Non-Commutative Geometry*'', Coference

in
Honor of Alain Connes 60'th Bithday, April 2-6, 2007, Inst
Henri Poincare (Paris)

Invited Speaker ``*Groupoids
in
Oper. ** and
Noncommut. Geometry*'' Conference,

Institut
Henri Poincare (

Invited Speaker
``*US-Japan Conference in Operator Algebras*'',

Invited Speaker
``*von Neumann algebras*''

Invited Speaker
``*Logic and Mathematics*''

Invited Speaker
``*Geom. and prob. methods in group theory and dyn. sys*.''

Main Speaker ``*East
Coast Operator Algebra*'' Conference,

Invited Speaker ``*Operator
Algebra*'' Conference, Oberwolfach (

Invited Lecture ``*Group
actions,
rigidity
and dynamics*'',

Minicourse Lecturer, ``*Spring
Institute
on
Noncommutative Geometry*'',

Main Speaker, ``*Geometric
Group Theory and Harmonic Analysis*'', Cortona, June 2004

Colloquium Lecture

Main Speaker, School in ``*von
Neumann Algebras*'', Marseille, February 2004

Main Speaker: ``*Group
Theory*'',