Dr. Eaman Eftekhary
Dr. Eaman Eftekhary, a distinguished Iranian mathematician, is the President of Iran National Science Foundation (INSF). He is an associate professor and vice-head of School of Mathematics in Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM). Dr. Eftekhary was appointed Benjamin Peirce assistant professor of mathematics in Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, during 2004 to 2007.
Professor Dr. Eftekhary achieved the gold medal level in the International Mathematics Olympiad in two consecutive years, 1996 and 1997, attaining the Full Mark in the second year. He graduated as one of the top students from Allameh Helli School in Tehran in 1997 and entered Sharif University of Technology studying mathematics. After receiving his B.Sc. in 2000, he moved to the United States to continue his education in Princeton University, earning his Ph.D. in 2004. After the three-year period of Benjamin Peirce Fellowship, Dr. Eftekhary moved back to Iran and soon after joined IPM. In March 2019, he was appointed as the President of INSF.
Dr Eftekhary was also Director at the Office of Collaborations and Interactions in Iran’s National Elites Foundation, as well as a member of the Board of Trustees in National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents.
Dr. Eftekhary’s research interests include Heegaard Floer homology of knots and 3-manifolds, Gromov-Witten theory, and Floer homology of surface diffeomorphism.
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