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Board approves appointments of 19 new faculty members

The Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of 19 new faculty members, including three full professors and 16 assistant professors.

Professor

In economics, Mikhail Golosov will join the Princeton faculty, effective July 1, 2011. A specialist in macroeconomics, public finance and political economy, Golosov has published articles in leading journals on taxation, monetary policy and financial intermediation. 

Golosov will come to Princeton from Yale University, where he has been a professor since 2009. He previously served as a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has held visiting scholar appointments at various federal reserve banks. He also was an associate analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and an economist at the International Monetary Fund. A graduate of Belarus State Economic University, he received a master's degree from the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

In mathematics, Peter Ozsváth, who holds a Ph.D. from Princeton and who taught at the University as an assistant professor from 1998 to 2002, will rejoin the Princeton faculty, effective Sept. 1, 2011. His field of specialization is topology. 

Ozsváth has been a faculty member at MIT since 2010 and also has served on the faculty of Columbia University, the University of California-Berkeley and Michigan State University. He has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, a postdoctoral fellow at the National Science Foundation and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow. Ozsváth earned his bachelor's degree from Stanford University. 

Also in mathematics, Shou-Wu Zhang, who was an assistant professor at Princeton from 1994 to 1996 and an instructor for two years before that, will rejoin the Princeton faculty, effective Sept. 1, 2011. He specializes in number theory and arithmetic algebraic theory.

Zhang will come to Princeton from Columbia, where he has been a professor since 1998. He has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study and was a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, a Clay Foundation Prize Fellow and a Sloan Research Fellow. He received a bachelor's degree from Zhongshan University in China, a master's degree from the Chinese Academy of Science and a Ph.D. from Columbia.

Assistant professor

The assistant professors have three-year terms from their date of appointment. 

In astrophysical sciences, Gáspár Bakos will begin at Princeton on Sept. 1, 2011. A specialist in extrasolar planets and instrumentation, he is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He holds a master's degree and a Ph.D. from Eötvös Lóránd University in Budapest, Hungary. 

In classics and Hellenic studies, Emmanuel Bourbouhakis will start his term on Sept. 1, 2011. A scholar of Byzantine literature, he is currently a research fellow at Albert-Ludwigs Universität in Freiburg, Germany. A graduate of McGill University, he received a master's degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. 

In computer science, Mark Braverman will start at Princeton on Sept. 1, 2011. A specialist in theoretical computer science, he is currently an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, where he earned his Ph.D. His undergraduate degree is from the Israel Institute of Technology.

In operations research and financial engineering, Sébastien Bubeck will start his term on Sept. 1, 2011. A specialist in mathematics, he is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre de Recerca Matemŕtica in Barcelona, Spain. He received his undergraduate degree from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Cachan, France, and his Ph.D. from the University of Lille, France.

In politics, David Carter will start at Princeton on July 1, 2011. A political scientist, he is currently an assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University. He received his undergraduate degree from Lawrence University and his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.

In molecular biology, Danelle Devenport will join Princeton's faculty on Sept. 1, 2011. A specialist in developmental biology, she is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Rockefeller University. She earned her bachelor's degree from Humboldt State University, a master's degree from the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. 

In history, James Dun will start his appointment on July 1, 2011. A scholar of the American revolutionary era, he has been a lecturer at the University since 2004 after receiving his Ph.D. from Princeton. His undergraduate degree is from Amherst College. 

In astrophysical sciences, Jenny Greene will begin her term on Sept. 1, 2011. Specializing in extragalactic astronomy and observation, she is currently an assistant professor at the University of Texas-Austin, and previously was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale and her Ph.D. from Harvard. 

In East Asian studies, Pieter Keulemans will join Princeton's faculty on July 1, 2011. He studies Chinese literature and is currently an assistant professor at Yale. He earned his bachelor's degree from Leiden University in the Netherlands and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

In chemistry, Robert Knowles will start his term on July 1, 2011. A researcher in experimental organic chemistry, he is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard. He earned his bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary and his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. 

In molecular biology, Alexei Korennykh will start at Princeton on July 1, 2011. A specialist in structural biology, he is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California-San Francisco. He earned his undergraduate degree from Moscow State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. 

In East Asian studies and history, Federico Marcon will begin his term on July 1, 2011. A scholar of Japanese history, he is currently an assistant professor at the University of Virginia. He earned his undergraduate degree from the Universitŕ di Venezia in Italy, and his Ph.D. from Columbia.

In architecture, Michael Meredith will start at Princeton on July 1, 2011. A specialist in architectural design, he is currently an assistant professor at Harvard. He earned a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a master's degree from Harvard.

In mathematics, Stefan van Zwam will start his appointment on Sept. 1, 2011. A specialist in combinatorics, he has been a postdoctoral researcher at Centrum Wiskunde en Informatica in Amsterdam. He earned his master's degree and Ph.D. from Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in the Netherlands. 

In mathematics, Xinyi Yuan will start at Princeton on Sept. 1, 2011. A specialist in number theory, he is currently an assistant professor at Columbia, where he earned his Ph.D. He received his bachelor's degree from Peking University.

In music, Anna Zayaruznaya will begin her appointment on July 1, 2011. She is a scholar of historical musicology and is currently an assistant professor at New York University. She earned her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and her Ph.D. from Harvard.

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