Keiko Kawamuro is named as Dean's Scholar
Chaden Djalali, dean of the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has named one faculty member to the honor of Collegiate Scholar, which recognizes tenured faculty preparing for promotion to professor who demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarly or creative work.
In addition, Djalali named three faculty members to the honor of Dean’s Scholar. Dean’s Scholar awards honor assistant professors preparing for tenure review who demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarly or creative work.
Dean's Scholar Keiko Kawamuro joined the faculty in the Department of Mathematics in 2009, after earning her doctorate in mathematics from Columbia University in 2006, and serving in postdoctoral appointments at Rice University (2006-2009) and the Institute for Advanced Study (2009). Her research interests include geometric topology, knots, links, braids, contact geometry, Heegaard Floer homology, and Khovanov homology. She is the author of numerous published articles, and has presented at many research colloquia, seminars, and conferences.