Javid Validashti
Department of Mathematical Sciences
DePaul University

Office: Schmitt Academic Center, Room 530D
Email: jvalidas at depaul dot edu
I graduated from the PhD program in Mathematics at 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 math department at DePaul University. My research interests are in Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Geometry and Combinatorics, including Multiplicity Theory, Integral Dependece, Symbolic Powers of Ideals, Equisingularity Theory, Syzygies and Singularities, Multiplicities and Newton Polyhedra and Edge Polytopes of Graphs.


Publications
Teaching
Awards and Service
  • Co-organizing the Algebra-Combinatorics-Number Theory Seminar, DePaul University, Fall 2018-Present.
  • Distinguished Teaching Award in Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spring 2014.
  • AMS-Simons Travel Grant, 2011-2013.
  • Organized the Commutative Ring Theory Seminar, University of Illinois 2012-2014.
  • Co-organized the Midwest Algebra and Geometry Conference, University of Kentucky, June 2012.
  • Co-organized the MRC Special Session on Commutative Algebra, New Orleans, January 2011.
  • Gold Medal Winner in the National Mathematics Olympiad, Iran, February 1993.
  • Referee for Proceedings of the AMS, Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, Illinois Journal of Mathematics, Journal of Algebra, Communications in Algebra, Journal of Commutative Algebra, Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra, International Journal of Algebra and Computation, Journal of Symbolic Computation, Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics.

Presentations
Meetings Attended
  • SQuaRE on "Intersection numbers and criteria for integral dependence", AIM, June, 2019.
  • Conference in Honor of Bernd Ulrich , University of Notre Dame, June 2019.
  • D-Modules and Hodge Theory, University of Illinois at Chicago, November 2018.
  • SQuaRE on "Intersection numbers and criteria for integral dependence", AIM, July, 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.
  • Commutative Algebra Meeting at CIRM, Luminy, France, July 2013.
  • Algebra, Geometry and Combinatorics Day, University of Illinois, April 2012.
  • Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Conference, University of Illinois, November 2011.
  • Commutative Algebra Meeting at CIRM, Luminy, France, November 2010.
  • Conference in Honor of Wolmer Vasconcelos, Olinda, Brazil, August 2009.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Midwest Algebra and Geometry Meeting, University of Notre Dame, October 2005.
  • Conference in Honor of Phil Griffith, University of Illinois, September 2005.
  • Summer School on Local Cohomology, Snowbird, Utah, June 2005.
  • Arkansas Meeting on Tight Closure, University of Arkansas, April 2005.
  • XVIII Brazilian Algebra Meeting, UNICAMP, Brazil, July 2004.
  • Summer School on Commutative Algebra, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, May 2004.
  • Midwest Algebra and Geometry Meeting, Purdue University, May 2004.
  • Bluegrass Algebra Conference, University of Kentucky, March 2003.
  • Commutative Algebra: Local and Birational Theory, MSRI, Berkeley, December 2002.
  • Introductory Workshop in Commutative Algebra, MSRI, Berkeley, September 2002.
  • Commutative Algebra Days, University of Nebraska, March 2002.
  • Summer School on Algebraic Geometry, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, April 2000.
  • The 5th International Meeting on Finite Fields, Augsburg, Germany, August 1999.