### About Milen Yakimov

Milen Yakimov received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Sofia University, Bulgaria in 1996 and his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2001. His research interest lie in the areas of Noncommutative Algebra, Representation Theory, and Cluster Algebras, and their relations to Triangulated Categories, Poisson Geometry, and Integrable Systems. He is a Sloan Research Fellow (2005) and American Mathematical Society Fellow (2018). His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation since 2004.

Modern algebra has its roots in the mathematics of the ancient world, arising out of the basic problem of solving equations. Following an explosive development in the twentieth century, it is now a vibrant, multi-faceted and wide-ranging branch of mathematics, having ties with almost every field of mathematics and computer science. The interests of the algebra group at Northeastern include algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, representation theory, homological algebra, and quantum groups, with connections to combinatorics, singularities, Lie groups, topology, and physics.