Brian Conrey

Brian Conrey is the founding Executive Director of the American Institute of Mathematics. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1980. He has served on the faculties of the University of Illinois and Oklahoma State University, and has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study four times. He is also a Professor at Bristol University and a Consulting Professor at Stanford University. He serves as an editor of the Journal of Number Theory and is also active in Math Circles and Math Teachers’ Circles. His research interests are analytic number theory and random matrix theory.

Estelle Basor
Deputy Director

Estelle Basor received her PhD from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She retired from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and has held visiting positions at UC Santa Cruz and Bryn Mawr College. Her research interests are in the areas of operator theory and random matrix theory; she serves on the Editorial Board of Random Matrices: Theory and Applications.

David W. Farmer
Director of Programs

David Farmer is a founding member of ARCC, the AIM Research Conference Center. He received his PhD from Oklahoma State University and his research interests are in L-functions and modular forms. Farmer develops collaboration tools for research mathematics and is past chair of the AMS Committee on Meetings and Conferences.

Brianna Donaldson
Director of Special Projects

Brianna Donaldson received her PhD from Indiana University. Her research interests include mathematical models of perceptual decision-making. Her responsibilities at AIM include Math Teachers’ Circle Network, a national network of professional development communities for middle school math teachers, and Research Experience for Undergraduate Faculty (REUF), a program for undergraduate faculty who are interested in mentoring undergraduate research.

Leslie Hogben
Associate Director for Diversity

Leslie Hogben is Dio Lewis Holl Chair in Applied Mathematics and Professor of Mathematics at Iowa State University, and Associate Director for Diversity at the American Institute of Mathematics. She received her BA from Swarthmore College and her PhD from Yale University. Her research is in linear algebra, graph theory, and applications of linear algebra. She is the editor of the Handbook of Linear Algebra, associate editor of the journals Linear Algebra and its Applications and Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra, and is the Secretary/Treasurer of the International Linear Algebra Society.

Ellen Heffelfinger

Ellen Heffelfinger supervises AIM’s historical mathematics collection and its working library. She holds a B.A. from Yale and an M.S. from Columbia. She spent 15 years in the rare book business, specializing in science, before joining AIM.

Hannah Brodie
Financial Officer

Hannah Brodie has worked for AIM since 1999. She handles all the everyday Financial Administration as well as Human Resources issues including payroll, benefits, 403b plans, and new hires. She has a background in finance, accounting, and general office management and is a Certified Grants Specialist.

Harpreet Kaur
Executive Assistant

Harpreet Kaur is assistant to the Director and Deputy Director and is responsible for most of the logistical aspects of the AIM workshop and SQuaREs programs. She has a bachelor’s degree in economics and some additional graduate work from Panjab University in India.

Pushpa Menon
Reprint Librarian

Pushpa Menon manages AIM’s extensive reprint library. She holds an M.A. in Economics from Bangalore University and an M.A. in Economic Policy and Labor from Boston University. Most recently she became a certified gerontologist. Pushpa has taught economics at Bangalore University, worked for the World Bank, and worked in commercial and investment banking.

Hana Silverstein
Special Projects Assistant

Hana Silverstein received her B.A. in English and Spanish from Scripps College. She served as an AmeriCorps volunteer for two years with the Free Minds Project at the University of Texas. Here at AIM, her job includes helping manage the Math Teachers’ Circle Network, assisting with the financial administration, and evaluating AIM’s workshops and SQuaREs.

Kelley Barnes
Outreach Coordinator

Kelley Barnes is the program director for AIM Morgan Hill Math, a community outreach program providing math enrichment to talented math students in grades 4 through 12. Her responsibilities include identifying promising young math students, developing and coordinating math enrichment lessons, and coaching middle school mathletes to compete in competitions such as AMC8, Math Olympiad, and MATHCOUNTS. She has a BS in Biology and worked for twenty years as a registered veterinary technician before discovering an enthusiasm for teaching math.

Kent E. Morrison
AIM Editorial Board and System Administrator

Kent Morrison directs the open textbook initiative as a member of the AIM Editorial Board and helps maintain the technology infrastructure at AIM. He received his PhD from the University of California at Santa Cruz and was on the faculty and served as department chair at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He has a number of research interests including combinatorics, probability, and game theory.