Hello! My name is Gaywalee Yamskulna. I am a Professor and an Interim Chair in the Department of Mathematics at ISU. My current research is centered around a study of representation theory of N-graded vertex algebras by using representation theory of Leibniz algebras.
Overview: I graduated from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand in 1996 with a bachelor degree in Mathematics, and from the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) in 2001 with a Ph.D. in Mathematics. Throughout my undergraduate and graduate education (1992- 2001), I was supported by a Fellowship from the Development and Promotion of Science and Talents Projects which is one of the most prestigious fellowships awarded by the Government of Thailand. I also received a Graduate Fellowship from the Fields Institute, Canada, in Fall 2000. Before joining the ISU mathematical sciences faculty in Fall 2004, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, in Spring 2002 and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton from Fall 2001 to Spring 2004.
I love doing research with students. If you are an ISU student who wants to explore mathematics beyond the classroom, please contact me. In addition, if you are interested in doing an Honors project, a Master’s thesis/project, or an independent study, please do not hesitate to reach out to me as well.
Photo by Ada Kerman
My Research Interests Include:
- Vertex Algebras
- Infinite Dimensional Lie Algebras
- Associate Professor at Illinois State University, Fall 2009-Spring 2017.
- Assistant Professor at Illinois State University, Fall 2004 – Spring 2009
- Visiting Assistant Professor at State University of New York at Binghamton, Fall 2001 – Spring 2004
- Postdoctoral Fellow at Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, Spring 2002
Grants, Fellowships and Awards:
- Summer for Women in Mathematics (SWiM) Research Program Award (2020), Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), Reschedules for Summer 2021 (with D. Addabbo, and K. Barron).
- Research group leaders grant from Women in Mathematical Physics workshop from Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery, Alberta, Canada, September 20-25, 2020 (with K. Barron).
- College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher (Sciences & Mathematics), 2018-2019.
- Grant from National Science Foundation, 2018-2019 (with M. Krauel).
- Departmental Outstanding Teacher Award, Spring 2018.
- Impact Award, Spring 2018.
- SQuaRE grant from the American Institute of Mathematics (with M. Krauel, G. Mason, and M. Tuite), 2017-2020.
- Collaboration Grant for Mathematics from the Simons Foundation, 07/01/2011-08/31/2017
- Grant from National Science Foundation, 03/01/2008-02/28/10 (with W. Zhao)
- Illinois State University Pre-Tenure Faculty Initiative Grant, Summer 2006
- Illinois State University New Faculty Initiative Grant, Summer 2005
- Mentoring Travel Grant from Association for women in Mathematics, Spring 2003
- Research Postdoctoral Fellowship from MSRI, Spring 2002
- Doctoral Student Sabbatical Fellowship from University of California at Santa Cruz, Spring 2001
- Graduate Fellowship from the Fields Institute, Fall 2000
- The Development and Promotion of Science and Talents Projects Fellowship from the Government of Thailand, 1992-2001
Department of Mathematical Sciences at Illinois State University
Stevenson Hall 335
Email: gyamsku at ilstu.edu