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Bruce Boghosian

Professor
Department of Mathematics

Brian Boghosian

Bruce Boghosian

Professor
Department of Mathematics

Biography: 

Bruce Boghosian is a Professor of Mathematics who also holds adjunct positions in the Departments of Physics and Computer Science. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and serves on several editorial boards. Boghosian is also keenly interested in issues of higher education in the developing world, having served as president of the American University of Armenia from 2010-2014, as vice president of the Association of American International Colleges and Universities from 2013-2014, and as a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia since 2008. He has more recently served on the Tufts AS&E Advisory Group on International Programming, and as chair of the Tufts Subcommittee on International Programs. Boghosian's Faculty Fellowship will support his four-year-running research project on the Mathematics of Poverty and Inequality. Toward this end, he has led a group consisting of seven graduate and two undergraduate students (in AY 2017-2018), and has developed two courses on the subject (MA 150 / EC 193 "The Mathematics of Poverty and Inequality", and MA 10 "The Mathematics of Wealth Distribution"). The work of this group has shed new light on fundamental causes of wealth concentration and poverty, and these in turn have had reciprocal impact on functional analysis and stochastic processes. The group hopes to work on the broader dissemination of their results and their social and political implications during the period of the Faculty Fellowship.