Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Anna Skripka, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.

Skripka, who focuses on analysis, will use the $450,000 award to fund her project “Noncommutative Analysis,” a research program aimed at treating noncommutativity effects that arise in various problems of analysis and its applications to mathematical physics, noncommutative geometry and operator algebras.

Noncommutativity is an inherent phenomenon in many areas of modern mathematics, with applications in such diverse areas as quantum physics and control theory.

Skripka has been a faculty member at UNM since 2012 and worked at the University of Central Florida before coming to the southwest. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. 

The NSF CAREER award is one of the foundation’s most prestigious awards, that aims to support junior faculty who demonstrate outstanding research and excellent integration of education.

In the 2016-17 academic year, the UNM noncommutative analysis group will be joined by a Fulbright scholar, Arup Chattopadhyay, of the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. Chattopadhyay will also work on the projects supported by Skripka’s CAREER award.