David Jensen
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David Jensen
University of Kentucky
Department of Mathematics
719 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027


Office:  POT 733
Office Hours:  MF 10-11:30
I am an assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Kentucky.  I received my PhD from the University of Texas in 2010, under the direction of Sean Keel.  After that, I spent three years at Stony Brook University as a postdoc in the algebraic geometry group, and a year at Yale working on tropical geometry.

I am primarily interested in the geometry of algebraic curves and how they vary in moduli.  To study these objects, I use tools from birational geometry, geometric invariant theory, and tropical geometry.

In Spring 2016, I co-taught a graduate course on Tropical Brill-Noether theory with Sam Payne.  Notes from this seminar can be found on Sam's website here.

I also organize the department's algebra seminar.