A little bit about me . . .

I spent five years as a visiting assistant professor of mathematics at Bucknell University. It was a pleasure to work with such wonderful people and to meet and teach such wonderful students.

I spent a year as a visiting assistant professor of mathematics at the State University of New York at Geneseo. It was a pleasure to teach at this selective liberal arts college and to teach a range of courses including Real Analysis, Differential Equations, Introduction to Proof-writing, Calculus I, and Calculus II.

I recently held a postdoctoral position at Louisiana State University where I studied the mathematics of quantum information theory with Mark Wilde and the rest of the Quantum Science and Technology Group. I am interested in how ideas from functional analysis can be applied to problems in quantum information. I am also interested in operator algebras and how ideas from harmonic analysis on groups can be extended to locally compact quantum groups.Before going to Baton Rouge, I was a postdoc in the Mathematics Department of Universidad Complutense de Madrid, working with the Mathematics and Quantum Information research group lead by David Perez Garcia.

I received my Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My thesis advisor was Professor Zhong-Jin Ruan and my thesis title was "Noncommutative L_p-spaces Associated with Locally Compact Quantum Groups". While at UIUC, I had the pleasure of teaching in a variety of formats and was awarded the Math Department's Brahana TA award for exemplary teaching.

Click on the links above to learn more about my research and teaching.

You can also see my old website http://www.math.uiuc.edu/~tcooney/ for more details about the fascinating topic of me.