Javid Validashti
Department of Mathematical Sciences
DePaul University

Office: Schmitt Academic Center, Room 530D
Email: jvalidas at depaul dot edu


I received my PhD in Mathematics from Purdue University in 2007 under the direction of Professor Bernd Ulrich.
Then I held postdoctoral positions at the University of Kansas and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
and an Assistant Professor position at Cleveland State University before joining the faculty at DePaul University in 2018.
My research interests are in commutative algebra, algebraic geometry and combinatorics, with particular interest in
multiplicity theory and its applications in algebraic, geometric and combinatorial structures.



Education Positions

Teaching

Research Interests
  • Commutative Algebra, Multiplicity Theory, Integral Dependece, Symbolic Powers of Ideals
  • Algebraic Geometry, Equisingularity Theory, Syzygies and Singularities
  • Combinatorial Commutative Algebra, Multiplicities and Newton Polyhedra, Edge Polytopes of Graphs


Publications

Awards and Grants
  • Distinguished Teaching Award in Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spring 2014.
  • AMS-Simons Travel Grant, 2011-2013.
  • Gold Medal Winner in the National Mathematics Olympiad, Iran, February 1993.


Service

Presentations

Meetings Attended
  • Upcoming
  • SQuaRE on "Intersection numbers and criteria for integral dependence", AIM, June, 2019.
  • Conference in Honor of Bernd Ulrich , University of Notre Dame, June 2019.

  • International
  • Commutative Algebra Meeting at CIRM, Luminy, France, July 2013.
  • Commutative Algebra Meeting at CIRM, Luminy, France, November 2010.
  • Conference in Honor of Wolmer Vasconcelos, Olinda, Brazil, August 2009.
  • XVIII Brazilian Algebra Meeting, UNICAMP, Brazil, July 2004.
  • Summer School on Commutative Algebra, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, May 2004.
  • Summer School on Algebraic Geometry, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, April 2000.
  • The 5th International Meeting on Finite Fields, Augsburg, Germany, August 1999.

  • Conferences
  • D-Modules and Hodge Theory, University of Illinois at Chicago, November 2018.
  • Algebraic Geometry and Its Broader Implications, University of Illinois at Chicago, March 2018.
  • Commutative Algebra and Its Interactions with Algebraic Geometry, U Michigan, July 2016.
  • Midwest Commutative Algebra Conference, University of Notre Dame, May 2016.
  • Local and Global Methods in Algebraic Geometry, University of Illinois at Chicago, May 2016.
  • Midwest Commutative Algebra Conference, Purdue University, August 2015.
  • Algebra, Geometry and Combinatorics Day, DePaul University Chicago, October 2014.
  • Algebra, Geometry and Combinatorics Day, Loyola University Chicago, November 2013.
  • Algebra, Geometry and Combinatorics Day, University of Illinois, April 2012.
  • Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Conference, University of Illinois, November 2011.
  • The Show-Me Algebraic Geometry Workshop, Washington University, St. Louis, May 2009.
  • The GSU-USC Commutative Algebra Seminar, Georgia State University, February 2009.
  • The GSU-USC Commutative Algebra Seminar, University of South Carolina, November 2008.
  • KUMUNU 9, University of Nebraska, September 2008.
  • Conference in Honor of Mel Hochster, University of Michigan, July 2008.
  • Conference in Honor of Luchezar Avramov, University of Nebraska, May 2008.
  • Conference in Honor of Robin Hartshorne, University of Illinois, April 2008.
  • KUMUNU 8, University of Nebraska, September 2007.
  • Midwest Algebra and Geometry Meeting, University of Notre Dame, October 2005.
  • Conference in Honor of Phil Griffith, University of Illinois, September 2005.
  • Arkansas Meeting on Tight Closure, University of Arkansas, April 2005.
  • Midwest Algebra and Geometry Meeting, Purdue University, May 2004.
  • Bluegrass Algebra Conference, University of Kentucky, March 2003.
  • Commutative Algebra Days, University of Nebraska, March 2002.

  • Workshops
  • SQuaRE on "Intersection numbers and criteria for integral dependence", AIM, July, 2018.
  • Advances in Algebra and Geometry, MSRI, Berkeley, April 2007.
  • Workshop on Integral Closure, Multiplier Ideals and Cores, AIM, Palo Alto, December 2006.
  • UIC-Purdue Algebra and Geometry Workshop, Purdue University, December 2006.
  • Summer School on Local Cohomology, Snowbird, Utah, June 2005.
  • Commutative Algebra: Local and Birational Theory, MSRI, Berkeley, December 2002.
  • Introductory Workshop in Commutative Algebra, MSRI, Berkeley, September 2002.