Ana Rita Pires
## Ana Rita Pires

In August 2011 I will be starting at Cornell University as an H. C. Wang Assistant Professor of Mathematics. See you there!

Lecturer

Department of Mathematics

MIT

Office: 2-230

Email: arita(at)math.mit.edu

CV

#### Research interests:

My research is on symplectic geometry, more specifically the kind that involves hamiltonian group actions on symplectic manifolds.

I have been working on folded symplectic structures, in particular origami manifolds, and more recently venturing into Poisson gometry
via the study of b-manifolds.

I was a graduate student at MIT under Victor Guillemin and I finished my PhD in June 2010. I am currently a lecturer at MIT,
and will be starting as a postdoc at Cornell University in August 2011.

#### Teaching:

Spring 2007: Recitation instructor for 18.06, Linear Algebra.
Spring 2008: Recitation instructor for 18.06, Linear Algebra.
Fall 2008: Grader for 18.101, Analysis and Manifolds.
IAP 2010: Recitation instructor for 18.02A-IAP, Multivariable Calculus (second half).
Fall 2010: Course administrator and recitation instructor for 18.022,
Multivariable Calculus with focus on mathematical concepts.
Spring 2011: Recitation instructor for 18.06, Linear Algebra.

In Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 I also participated in the Math Circle, leading 3 semester-long math courses for children ages 6 to 8.

#### Papers:

* Codimension one symplectic foliations and regular Poisson structures*, with Victor Guillemin and Eva Miranda, submitted. PDF
* Symplectic and Poisson geometry of b-manifolds*, with Victor Guillemin and Eva Miranda (in preparation).
* Origami manifolds*, Thesis dissertation, MIT 2010. PDF
* Symplectic Origami *, with Ana Cannas da Silva and Victor Guillemin, 2009. To appear in IMRN. PDF

#### Some links:

MIT Math Department

Geometry and Topology Seminar