Sebastien Vasey

About Sebastien Vasey

I am a Benjamin Peirce assistant professor at Harvard University. I am interested in pure model theory and its interaction with algebra, infinitary combinatorics, category theory, and large cardinals.

From September 2012 to May 2017, I was a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). My advisor was Rami Grossberg. My thesis, Superstability and Categoricity in Abstract Elementary Classes is available from this webpage. From the beginning of Fall 2014 to the end of Fall 2015, I was supported by a Doc.Mobility fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation. For my research as a graduate student, I was awarded the Guy C. Berry Graduate Student Research Award by the Mellon College of Science. The award had been given annually since 2005 but this was the first time a mathematics student received it.

Before starting my Ph.D., I obtained a B.Sc. in "Systèmes de communication"[1] at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). I also have a solid background in computer science, especially in programming languages and the theory of computation. I know bits and pieces about GNU Linux/Unix system administration. My encounter with mathematical logic in 2010, and an exchange year at CMU in 2011-12 made me decide to change fields and turn to pure mathematics.

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[1] Communication systems: this merges electrical engineering, computer science, and mathematics. Topics include information theory, signal processing, networks engineering, networks security, and parallel systems.