Terence Tao, PhD
Professor & The James and Carol Collins Chair in the College of Letters and Sciences at University of California, Los Angeles
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Terence Tao, PhD, is a mathematician originally from Australia. He is known as one of the great mathematicians of our time, sometimes called the “Mozart of math” for his extraordinary breadth of achievement.
- Research covers both pure and applied mathematics, including important contributions to compressive sensing (used in signal processing and cryptography) and number theory.
- Winner of the Fields Medal, often described as the Nobel Prize of mathematics; MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship; and the Alan T. Waterman Award from the National Science Foundation.
- Author of a wide-ranging blog on mathematics that is read by thousands daily.
- Member of U.S. National Academy of Sciences.