Northwestern
University:
Assistant Professor 1992-1996
Associate Professor 1996-1999
Professor 1999-2001
IAS/Princeton
University: 1995-1997 (on leave from Northwestern)
University of
Virginia: Ph.D., 1992.
Universitatea
"Al. I Cuza", Iași, Romania:
Diploma in Mathematics (BS), 1990
Daniel grew up in Piatra Neamţ,
Romania. He had an early interest in mathematics, winning the
first prize thrice in the National Mathematics Olympiad in Romania, and
twice in the International Mathematics Olympiad. His
undergraduate work was devoted to Hamilton-Jacobi equations in Banach
spaces in connection to nonlinear semigroups, with Viorel Barbu as
advisor; for this he was awarded the "Gh. Ţiţeica Prize" from the
Romanian Academy of Sciences. His graduate and follow up work is on
Carleman estimates and their relation to unique continuation and
control theory. Daniel's current interests are centered around the
broad area of nonlinear dispersive equations, with connections to
harmonic analysis, geometry, theoretical physics and fluid
dynamics. He is the 2001 recipient of the Bôcher Prize from
the American Mathematical Society, a honorary member of the Simion
Stoilow Institute of Mathematics in Bucharest, a 2013 Simons Investigator, and
a 2015 recipient of a Humboldt Research Award. Since 2014 he is a fellow of the
American Academy for Arts and Sciences. Daniel plays
soccer, likes hiking and mountain biking; he is also a passionate
bridge player.