Ravi Vakil is a Professor of Mathematics and the Robert K. Packard University Fellow at Stanford University.
He is an algebraic geometer whose research spans over enumerative geometry, topology, Gromov–Witten theory, and classical algebraic geometry.
Ravi is Stanford’s David Huntington Faculty Scholar. He has won accolades and awards for his efforts conducting original research and promoting math education: a Stanford Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, an American Mathematical Society Centennial Fellowship, a Frederick E. Terman fellowship, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a National Science Foundation CAREER grant, the presidential award PECASE, and a Brown Faculty Fellowship.
For 2013, Ravi is a Simons Fellow in Mathematics and the MAA’s Pólya Lecturer 2012-2014. The article based on this lecture won the Lester R. Ford Award in 2012; he accepted the Chauvenet Prize for expository mathematics writing in 2014.
Ravi has served as an informal advisor to the research website mathoverflow.net. He works extensively with talented younger mathematicians at all levels, from high school (through math circles, camps, and olympiads), through recent Ph.Ds.
Ph.D., Harvard University, B.Sc. University of Toronto