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Personal Profile of Dr. Henry K. Schenck

Dr. Henry K. Schenck
Professor & Rosemary Kopel Brown Chair
Department of Mathematics

Home Page: http://webhome.auburn.edu/~hks0015/
Biography
Hal Schenck received a BS in Applied Math and Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1986. From 1986-1990 he served as an Army officer in Georgia and Germany, then returned to graduate school at Cornell, earning his Ph.D. in 1997. After an NSF postdoc at Harvard and Northeastern, he was a professor at Texas A&M from 2001-2007, at University of Illinois from 2007-2017, and Chair at Iowa State from 2017-2019. Since 2019 he has been the Rosemary Kopel Brown Eminent Scholars Chair at Auburn University. His research is at the interface of algebra, geometry, and computation. He has authored books on Computational Algebraic Geometry (Cambridge, 2003) and Toric Varieties (AMS, 2010, with Cox and Little), and serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Combinatorial Algebra and Journal of Commutative Algebra, and as managing editor (with C. Yan) of Advances in Applied Mathematics. He has earned teaching awards from Cornell and Illinois, and awards for departmental leadership and outreach to student veterans from Iowa State. In 2014 he was a Professor at University de Buenos Aires as a Fulbright fellow, and in 2020 he was named a fellow of the AMS.
Current/Future Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Board of Trustees Ex officio CAS Chair Apr 01, 2020 Mar 31, 2023
Committee of Academic Sponsors Chair (4/1/20-3/31/2023) Dec 01, 2019 Jan 02, 2022
Committee on Trustees Ex officio CAS Chair Apr 01, 2020 Mar 31, 2023
Steering Committee Ex officio, CAS Chair Apr 01, 2020 Mar 31, 2023

Past Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Committee of Academic Sponsors Representative Mar 02, 2018 Aug 06, 2019
  1. Summer Graduate School Toric Varieties (National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan)

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    Jul 30, 2019
    Tuesday
    09:30 AM - 09:30 AM
      Projective toric varieties (Ch 2)
    Henry Schenck (Auburn University)
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Projective toric varieties (Ch 2)
    Henry Schenck (Auburn University)
    Aug 01, 2019
    Thursday
    09:30 AM - 09:30 AM
      Divisors on toric varieties (Ch 4)
    Henry Schenck (Auburn University)
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Divisors on toric varieties (Ch 4)
    Henry Schenck (Auburn University)
    Aug 05, 2019
    Monday
    09:30 AM - 09:30 AM
      Line bundles on toric varieties (Ch 6)
    Henry Schenck (Auburn University)
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Line bundles on toric varieties (Ch 6)
    Henry Schenck (Auburn University)
    Aug 06, 2019
    Tuesday
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
      Sheaf Cohomology
    Henry Schenck (Auburn University)
    Aug 07, 2019
    Wednesday
    09:30 AM - 09:30 AM
      Sheaf cohomology of toric varieties
    Henry Schenck (Auburn University)
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Sheaf cohomology of toric varieties
    Henry Schenck (Auburn University)