Paths to Math: Svitlana Mayboroda

Ukrainian mathematician Svitlana Mayboroda was initially undecided on her career path. She had every intention of going into business until an opportunity presented itself to attend a mathematics graduate program in the United States.

The choice for Svitlana unlocked a new universe with the potential not only to pursue fundamental research, but also the freedom to explore a new country, new people, new culture, and new world. The quest for knowledge and experience has guided Svitlana ever since.

A recent von Neumann Fellow in the School of Mathematics, her work—situated at the intersection of partial differential equations, harmonic analysis, and geometric measure theory—elucidates geometric patterns that appear in or might someday be applied to the natural world.