(For my full CV, click here.)
Akademischen Rätin (postdoc), April 2020- March 2023
Postdoctoral Researcher, September 2018- March 2020
Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Virginia, 2018.
Advisor: David Sherman
M.S. Mathematics, Auburn University, 2013.
B.S. Mathematics, Auburn University, 2010.
B.A. Philosophy, Auburn University, 2010.
B. Armstrong, G. G. de Castro, L. Orloff Clark, K. Courtney, Y-F. Lin, K. McCormick, J. Ramagge, Aidan Sims, and Benjamin Steinberg. “Reconstruction of twisted Steinberg algebras,” arXiv:2101.08556.
B. Armstrong, L. Orloff Clark, K. Courtney, Y-F. Lin, K. McCormick, and J. Ramagge. “Twisted Steinberg algebras,” arXiv:1910.13005.
K. Courtney, “Universal C*-algebras with the Local Lifting Property,” to appear in Math. Scand., (arXiv:2002.02365).
K. Courtney, D. Sherman. “The universal C*-algebra of a contraction,” J. Operator Theory, 84 (2020), Issue 1, 153-184. [http://dx.doi.org/10.7900/jot.2019mar11.2229] (arXiv:1811.04043).
K. Courtney, T. Shulman. “Elements of C*-algebras attaining their norm in a finite-dimensional representation,” Canad. J. Math. 71 (2019), Issue 1,
Honors, Awards, Grants, Fellowships:
- National Science Foundation, Groundwork for Operator Algebras Lecture Series (GOALS) (NSF #2000131), April 01, 2020- September 30, 2021.
- American Institute of Mathematics, Structured Quartet Research Ensembles (SQuaRE), August 2019.
- Oberwolfach Leibniz Graduate Students Grant recipient, August 2019.
- American Mathematical Society, Joint Math Meetings 2018 Travel Grant.
- Association for Women in Math, Joint Math Meetings 2018 Workshop Grant.
- US Junior Oberwolfach Fellow, September 2017.
- All-University Graduate Teaching Award, University of Virginia, April 2017.
- Spring Dissertation Fellowship, University of Virginia, Spring 2017.
- Invited Researcher, Intensive Research Program on Operator Algebras: Dynamics and Interactions, Centre de Recerca Matemática, Bellaterra, March-July 2017.
- Actions of Tensor Categories on C*-algebras. IPAM (UCLA), Online, 2021.
Mini Course: “The abstract approach to classifying C*-algebras.” (Video) (Slides)
- UK Virtual Operator Algebras Seminar. Online, 2020.
“Kirchberg’s QWEP Conjecture: Between Connes’ and Tsirelson’s Problems.” (Slides)
- Banff Workshop 19w5134 – Classification Problems in von Neumann Algebras. BIRS, 2019.
“Amalgamated Products of Strongly RFD C*-algebras arising from locally compact groups.” (Video)
- Banff Workshop 19w5073 – Topology and Measure in Dynamics and Operator Algebras. BIRS, 2019.
“Amalgamated products of RFD C*-algebras.”
- Oberwolfach Workshop 1933: C*-algebras. MFO, 2019:
“Amalgamated products of RFD C*-algebras.”
- Groupoids, Graphs, and Algebras. University of Sydney, 2019:
“Twisted Steinberg Algebras.”
- East Coast Operator Algebras Symposium. Texas Christian University, October 2018:
“Amalgamated free products of strongly RFD C*-algebras over central subalgebras.” (Slides)
- International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM)- Satellite Conference in Operator Algebras. Florianópolis, Brazil, July 2018:
“Norm attainment under finite-dimensional representations.” (Slides)
- (Sub)factors in Maui. Maui, HI, 2018:
“A universal contraction algebra: from von Neumann’s inequality to Connes’ embedding problem.”
- AMS Sectional Meeting- Special Session on Advances in Operator Algebras. Vanderbilt, April 2018:
“Finite-dimensional representations of C*-algebras and AF mapping telescopes.”
- Workshop on computability of K-theory for C*-algebras. Texas A& M, February 2018:
“Universal contractions, von Neumann’s Inequality, and Connes’ embedding problem.”
- Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM)- Special Session on Advances in Operator Algebras. San Diego, CA, January 2018.
“A von Neumann-type inequality with universal C*-algebras.”
- Brazos Analysis Seminar. University of Huston, November 2017:
“Residually finite-dimensional C*-algebras and mapping telescopes.”
- Oberwolfach Mini-Workshop: MASAs and Automorphisms of C*-algebras 1738a. September 2017:
“Finding elements in C*-algebras using mapping telescopes.”
- Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras (NCGOA) Spring Institute. Vanderbilt, May 2017:
“Finite Dimensionally Normed Elements in an RFD C*-algebra.”
- University of Virginia Operator Theory Seminar. August-September 2016:
Four-Part Lecture Series: “The WEP, the LLP, and some related conjectures according to Kirchberg.” (Lecture Notes)
- Organizer Young Mathematicians in C*-algebras (YMC*A)
August 9-14, 2021
- Organizer/ Instructor for Groundwork in Operator Algebras Lecture Series (GOALS)
June 29-July 19, 2020
- Organizer for Focus Programme: “Operator algebras and topological dynamics: amenability and beyond”
- Operator Algebras Mentor Network, Junior Mentor and co-founder, 2019-present.
- Organizer for YMC*A 2019, University of Copenhagen.
- Organizer for Young Women in C*-algebras (YWC*A) 2018, KU Leuven.
- Organizer for Teaching for Diversity Workshop,
University of Virginia Department of Math, August 2017.
- University of Virginia Graduate Student Seminar Chair, 2016-2018.
- University of Virginia Math Ambassadors Outreach Program, 2014- 2018.