John Lesieutre
CV
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 Employment

 University of Illinois at Chicago
RTG Research Assistant Professor, August 2015 – present.
 Institute for Advanced Study
Member, September 2014 – June 2015.
 Education

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D. in Mathematics, 2014.
 Harvard University
A.B. in Mathematics and minor in Linguistics, 2009.
 State College Area High School
 Papers

 "A projective variety with discrete, nonfinitely generated automorphism group", to appear in Inventiones Math. (arXiv:1609.06391)
 "Dynamical Mordell–Lang and automorphisms of blowups" (with D. Litt), to appear in Algebraic Geometry. (arXiv:1604.08216)
 "Log Fano structures and Cox rings of blowups of products of projective spaces" (with J. Park), Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 145 (2017), no. 10, 4201–4209. (arXiv:1604.07140)
 "Effective cones of cycles on blowups of projective space" (with I. Coskun and J.C. Ottem), Algebra & Number Theory 109 (2016), 1983–2014. (arXiv:1603.04808)
 "A few questions about curves on surfaces" (with Ciliberto, Knutsen, Lozovanu, Miranda, Mustopa, and Testa), Rend. Circ. Mat. Palermo (2016), 1–10. (arXiv:1511.06618)
 "Some constraints on positive entropy automorphisms of smooth threefolds", to appear in Ann. Sci. École Norm. Sup. (arXiv:1503.07834)
 "A pathology of asymptotic multiplicity in the relative setting", Math. Res. Lett. 23 (2016), no. 5, 1433–1451. (arXiv:1502.03019)
 "Curves disjoint from a nef divisor" (with J.C. Ottem), Michigan Math. J. 65 (2016), 321–332. (arXiv:1410.4467)
 "Derivedequivalent rational threefolds", Int. Math. Res. Not. (2015), 6011–6020. (arXiv:1311.0056)
 "The diminished base locus is not always closed", Compositio Math. 150 (2014), no. 10, 1729–1741. (arXiv:1212.3738)
 Awards

 NSF Algebra and Number Theory grant ($132,717), 2017–2020.
 AMS–Simons Travel Grant, 2016–2017.
 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2010–2013.
 Presidential Fellowship, MIT, 2009–2010.
Support for first year of graduate study
 David Mumford Undergraduate Mathematics Prize, Harvard, 2009.
 Conference & Workshop Talks

 Birational Classification, Derived Categories, and Moduli Spaces, Oberwolfach, September 2017.
 Mini workshop on complex geometry, University of Notre Dame, April 2017.
 Local negativity and positivity, Leibniz Universität Hannover, March 2017.
 Summer school on Higher Dimensional Algebraic Geometry, University of Utah, July 2016. Four lectures on "Dynamics on higherdimensional varieties".
 New methods in birational geometry, CIMI, Toulouse, June 2016.
 Tokyo–Princeton algebraic geometry conference, Princeton, May 2016.
 Boston College–Northeastern Algebraic Geometry Conference, April 2016.
 Higher codimension cycles on algebraic varieties, University of Illinois at Chicago, March 2016.
 Summer research institute on algebraic geometry, University of Utah, July 2015 (contributed talk).
 New techniques in birational geometry, Stony Brook University, April 2015.
 Chow groups, motives, and derived categories, Institute for Advanced Study, March 2015.
 Recent advances in linear series and Newton–Okounkov bodies, Università degli Studi di Padova, February 2015.
 Miniworkshop: Negative curves on algebraic surfaces, Oberwolfach, February 2014.
 AMS sectional meeting, special session on the geometry of algebraic varieties, Temple University, October 2013.
 Workshop on Okounkov bodies and Nagatatype conjectures, IM PAN, Warsaw, September 2013.
 Géométrie Algébrique en Liberté, KTH, Stockholm, June 2013.
 Workshop on the minimal model program in characteristic p, AIM, Palo Alto, May 2013.
 Seminar & Colloquium Talks

 Purdue Algebraic Geometry Seminar, November 2017.
 Princeton Algebraic Geometry Seminar, September 2017.
 Stanford Algebraic Geometry Seminar, May 2017.
 UIUC Algebraic Geometry Seminar, March 2017.
 Penn State Geometry and Physics Seminar, January 2017.
 Northwestern Algebraic Geometry Seminar, January 2017.
 Tufts Colloquium, December 2016.
 Michigan Algebraic Geometry Seminar, November 2016.
 UCLA Algebra Seminar, October 2016.
 UCLA Colloquium, October 2016.
 UIC Algebraic Geometry Seminar, September 2016.
 IUPUI Dynamics Seminar, April 2016.
 Utah Algebraic Geometry Seminar, February 2016.
 University of Chicago Algebraic Geometry Seminar, February 2016.
 UIC Algebraic Geometry Seminar, January 2016.
 Northwestern Geometry and Physics Seminar, November 2015.
 Columbia Algebraic Geometry Seminar, October 2015.
 Notre Dame Algebraic Geometry/Commutative Algebra Seminar, September 2015.
 Johns Hopkins Algebraic Geometry Seminar, April 2015.
 Michigan Complex Analysis, Dynamics and Geometry Seminar, March 2015.
 UIC Algebraic Geometry Seminar, March 2015.
 Missouri Geometry/Topology Seminar, November 2014.
 Princeton/IAS Algebraic Geometry Seminar, October 2014.
 Stanford Algebraic Geometry Seminar, May 2014.
 Penn State Algebra and Number Theory Seminar, April 2014.
 UCSD Algebraic Geometry Seminar, December 2013.
 UIC Algebraic Geometry Seminar, November 2013.
 Rice Algebraic Geometry Seminar, October 2013.
 Stony Brook Algebraic Geometry Seminar, September 2013.
 Michigan Algebraic Geometry Seminar, March 2013.
 Princeton Algebraic Geometry Seminar, February 2013.
 Harvard/MIT Algebraic Geometry Seminar, November 2012.
 Teaching

 Awards and training:
 Math, Stat, & CS Teaching Award, Fall 2016.
Departmental teaching award.
 UIC Teaching Scholar, Spring 2016.
Selected for semesterlong mentorship on effective teaching, with emphasis on active learning.
 Charles and Holly Housman Award for Excellence in Teaching, MIT, 2013.
For "skill and dedication in undergraduate teaching".
 MIT graduate student teaching certificate, 2013.
6week training in university teaching.
 Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, 2009.
 UIC:
 Instructor, Math 121 (Precalculus), Fall 2017.
 Instructor, Math 210 (Calculus III), Spring 2017.
 Instructor, Math 181 (Calculus II), Fall 2016.
 Instructor, Math 553 (Algebraic geometry II), Spring 2016.
 Instructor, Math 310 (Applied linear algebra), Fall 2015.
 MIT:
 Instructor, 18.089 (Review of calculus), Summer 2014.
 Instructor, 18.089 (Review of calculus), Summer 2013.
 Teaching assistant, 18.06 (Linear algebra), Spring 2013.
 Teaching assistant, 18.03 (Differential equations), Spring 2012.
 Teaching assistant, 18.02 (Multivariable calculus), Spring 2011.
 Harvard:
 Course assistant, Math 25b (Real analysis), Spring 2009.
 Course assistant, Math 113 (Complex analysis), Spring 2008.
 Professional

 Referee/reviewer: Int. Math. Res. Notices, Manuscripta Math., Proc. AMS, Adv. Math., Advances in Geometry, Math Reviews, Zentralblatt.
 Organizer, Workshop on Higher Codimension Cycles in Algebraic Geometry, UIC, March 2016.
NSF RTGfunded workshop for graduate students and postdocs
 Organizer, Workshop on SYZ mirror symmetry, Big Bear, CA, May 2013.
NSF RTGfunded workshop
 Mentor, Directed Reading Program, MIT, 20112014.
Led four monthlong oneonone undergraduate reading courses
 Mentor, Research Science Institute, MIT, 2010.
Guided two high school students in research projects in algebraic geometry; both were Intel STS semifinalists
 Expository Talks

 UIC Rationality Seminar, "Birational rigidity", March 2016.
 UIC Working Dynamics Seminar, "The dynamical Mordell–Lang conjecture", February 2016.
 UIC RTG Seminar, "Pathologies of effective cones", February 2016.
 UIC Working Dynamics Seminar, "Positive entropy automorphisms of varieties", October 2015.
 Stanford Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar, "Positive entropy automorphisms of surfaces", May 2014.
 Harvard/MIT Baby Algebraic Geometry Seminar, "The Kawamata–Morrison cone conjecture", December 2013.
 MIT Pure Math Graduate Student Seminar, "Interpolation problems in the plane", April 2013.
 Harvard/MIT Baby Algebraic Geometry Seminar, "Lazić's approach to the MMP", November 2012.
 Harvard/MIT Algebraic Geometry Learning Seminar, "The Li–Tian construction of the virtual fundamental class", November 2012.
 Harvard/MIT Baby Algebraic Geometry Seminar, "Curves on general blowups of P^{2}", April 2012.
 MIT Pure Math Graduate Student Seminar, "Periodic orbits in billiards", October 2011.
 Harvard/MIT Baby Algebraic Geometry Seminar, "Hilbert's 14^{th} problem and finite generation of section rings", October 2011.