School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Staff Profile

Dr Evgenios Kakariadis

Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics

Background

Dr Evgenios Kakariadis is a Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics for the School of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics at Newcastle University. His area of expertise is operator algebras.

Current roles:

  • Deputy Director of Discipline (Pure Section).
  • Teaching Curriculum Coordinator (Pure Section).
  • (Elected) Secretary of the North British Functional Analysis Seminars.

Professional Appointments:

  • 2020/today: Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Phyiscs, Newcastle University, UK.
  • 2014/20: Lecturer in Pure Mathematics, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, Newcastle University, UK.
  • 2013/14: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Mathematics, Ben Gurion University, Israel. Supervisor: Orr M. Shalit.
  • 2011/13: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Canada. Supervisor: Kenneth R. Davidson.

Education:

  • 2011: PhD in Mathematics, Dept of Mathematics, University of Athens, Greece.
    PhD Thesis: Operator Spaces and Operator Algebras: Semicrossed Products of Operator Algebras.
    Advisor: Aristides Katavolos.
  • 2007: MSc in Pure Mathematics, Dept of Mathematics, University of Athens, Greece.
    MSc Thesis: Wedderburn-type Structure Theorems in Topological Algebras.
    Advisor: Marina Haralampidou.
  • 2004: Ptychion in Mathematics, Dept of Mathematics, University of Athens, Greece.

Languages:

  • English.
  • French.
  • Greek (native).

Databases:

Teaching

2020/21:

  • MAS3711 Linear Analysis.
  • MAS8714 Topics in Analysis.

Teaching Certificates:

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2017).
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2015).

Recognition:

  • Shortlisted for The Education Award in the Outstanding Contribution to Teaching - SAgE Faculty category by the Students' Union (2018/19).
  • Shortlisted for The Education Award in the Outstanding Feedback category by the Students' Union (2018/19).
  • Nominated for the Teaching Excellence Award in the Research Supervision category by the Students' Union (2016/17).
  • Shortlisted for the Teaching Excellence Award in the Outstanding Feedback category by the Students' Union (2014/15).
  • Shortlisted for the Teaching Excellence Award in the Outstanding Feedback category by the Students' Union (2014/15).

Committees:

  • School Business and Engagement Committee (2018/today).
  • School Recruitment Committee (2017/18).
  • School Outreach Committee (2016/17).
  • School Research Committee (2016/17).
  • School Management Committee (2015/16).
  • School Learning and Teaching Committee (2015/16).
  • School Teaching Quality Group (2015/16).

Research

Reviewer for Academic Research Councils:

  • 2020/today: European Science Foundation College of Expert Reviewers.
  • 2019: National Science Centre of Poland (Narodowe Centrum Nauki - NCN). 
  • 2018/today: EPSRC Full College Member.

Research Panels:

  • 2017: EPSRC Mathematics Prioritization Panel.
  • 2017: Institute of Sustainability, Newcastle University, UK.

EPRSC Interactions:

  • 2019: (selected) EPSRC Mathematical Sciences Strategy Workshop.
  • 2016/18: (selected) EPSRC Early Career Researcher Forum. 
  • 2016: (selected) EPSRC MAthematical Sciences Regional Workshop.

Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • 2019/20: Galatia Cleanthus (main supervisor). School Funded.

PhD Students:

  • 2020/today: Joseph Dessi (main supervisor). School Funded.
  • 2017/today: Matina Trachana (co-supervisor). School Funded.
  • 2015/19: Robbie Bickerton (main supervisor). EPSRC Funded. School Postgraduate Prize in Pure Maths (2019).
  • 2014/17: William Norledge (co-supervisor). School Funded.

MPhil Students:

  • 2019/today: Nathan Dixon (co-supervisor). School Funded.

MMath Projects:

  • 2018/19: Frances Bingham. Orator for the Graduation Ceremony.
  • 2016/17: Chris Barrett. Awarded the Best MMath Project School Prize.

VIVA Examinations:

  • 2017: Undrakh Batzorig, Newcastle University (Internal Examiner).
  • 2016: David Brown, Newcastle University (Internal Examiner).

Research Interests:

In the past 50 years, a major trend in Operator Theory focuses on the use of operator algebras for encoding geometrical and topological objects. Operator algebras may be considered as algebras of (bounded in norm) infinite matrices with complex entries. A central aspect of the program is to explore the passage from intrinsic properties of the object into properties of the associated operator algebras, and use invariants of the latter to classify the former. There are two interrelated questions that orientate the course of study:

  • (Q.1) Which (desirable) features of the object determine the operator algebra?
  • (Q.2) What is the (desirable) level of equivalence for classifying objects?

Examples of examined objects so far include tilings, tangles, graphs, dynamical systems, groups, semigroups, varieties, homogeneous ideals, and stochastic matrices. My research so far incorporates operator algebras (both selfadjoint and non-selfadjoint) in terms of representation theory, dilation theory, ideal structure, KMS-states theory, C*-envelopes, reflexivity, and hyperrigidity, for objects related to C*-correspondences, product systems, subproduct systems, semigroup actions on operator algebras, dynamical systems, and homogeneous ideals.

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