Paul-Olivier Dehaye

SNSF Assistant Professor


Paul-Olivier Dehaye was born in Belgium in 1981. After studies in mathematics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles , he moved to Stanford , CA for his PhD. There he studied number theory and representation theory under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Bump. He then spent two years as a Junior Research Fellowship at Merton College, Oxford . Finally, he moved to Zurich. First as a Heinz Hopf Lecturer at the ETH Zurich and now Swiss National Science Foundation (NTT) Assistant Professor at the Mathematics Institute of the University of Zurich . He has amassed teaching experience at all these institutions (and prized at Stanford), for a total of close to 15 years. Throughout he has also been a supporter and developer of open source software for mathematical research, and recently for teaching as well. This varied experience makes him particularly qualified to explore new frontiers for education in a connected world. Among other things, he is now advising large Swiss companies and startups on the topic, as well as convener of the Swiss MOOC interest group . When he is not studying some of the most mysterious problems in number theory, he likes to daydream where mathematics could be now if mathematicians were willing and capable to bring it there. He might also have a cunning plan...