Lia Vas PhD
Lia Vas PhD
Professor of Mathematics
BS, MA (Novi Sad, Yugoslavia)
PhD (University of Maryland)
Algebra, ring and module theory. More specifically: rings of quotients, algebras of operators, torsion theories, Baer *-rings, finite von Neumann algebra, derivations on rings.
See web site: http://www.usciences.edu/~lvas/.
Selected Scholarly Activity
L. Vas, Differentiability of Torsion Theories, Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra 210 (2007) no. 3, 847 – 853.
L. Vas, A Simplification of Morita's Construction of Total Right Rings of Quotients for a Class of Rings, Journal of Algebra 304 (2006) no. 2, 989 – 1003.
L. Vas, Class of Baer *-rings Defined by a Relaxed Set of Axioms, Journal of Algebra 297 (2006) no. 2, 470 – 473.
L. Vas, Dimension and Torsion Theories for a Class of Baer *-Rings, Journal of Algebra 289 (2005) no. 2, 614 – 639. The 16th most downloaded article on the ScienceDirect TOP25 Hottest Articles list for the Journal of Algebra for the period April – June 2005.
L. Vas, Torsion Theories for Finite von Neumann Algebras, Communications in Algebra 33 (2005), no. 3, 663 – 688.
International Conference on Ring and Module Theory, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, August 18-22, 2008. Travel funded by NSF-AWM Travel Grants program.
Conference on Algebra and its Applications, Ohio University, Athens, OH, June 18-21, 2008. NSF-AWM Travel Grants program.
The Fifth China-Japan-Korea International Symposium on Ring Theory, Tokyo, Japan, September 10-15, 2007.
Invited speaker at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, July 20, 2007.
International Conference on Rings and Things, Ohio University, Zanesville, OH, June 15-17, 2007.
Noncommutative Algebra, Satellite of International Congress of Mathematician, Granada, Spain, August 31-September 6, 2006.
The Second Joint Meeting of AMS, DMV, and OMG, session for Modules and Comodules, Mainz, Germany, June 16-19, 2005.
- Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet)
- Glasgow Mathematical Journal
- Acta Mathematica Universitatis Comenianae
External Examiner of Ph.D. Thesis of Miquel Brustenga i Bort, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, July 2007
Undergraduate Student Research Projects. Co-author and student advisor for 5 research projects presented at Scholarly Day, held annually in April at the University of the Sciences at Philadelphia.
Curriculum Development and Teaching Innovations. The outcomes of these activities are summarized in seven Documents of Innovations published by USciences in 2003, 2005 and 2006.
- Created “Topics in Mathematics with Applications to Chemistry'' (MA360) in 2004.
- Introduced reformed calculus ideas and MATLAB to calculus courses at USciences, 2003. This was the first time that a computer application for mathematical calculations was incorporated in the curriculum at USciences.
- Expanded the topics of a freshman class by relating biology and mathematics
- American Mathematical Society
- Association for Women in Mathematics
- Mathematical Association of America
|Office location:||McNeil Science and Technology Center Room 244|
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University of Sciences
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
l [dot] vas [at] usciences [dot] edu