Slawomir Solecki, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
Working under the direction of A.S. Kechris, Professor Solecki earned his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 1995. Upon graduation he served as Hedrick Assistant Professor of Mathematics at UCLA for two years, and moved to Indiana University in 1997. In 2001 he moved to the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana where he was named Professor in 2006. He has held several visiting positions as well including a six month stint as Senior Researcher at the Fields Institute of the University of Toronto in 2002, and Visiting Professor positions at the University of Paris VII in 2005 and at Caltech in 2004.
He is the recipient of the Scientific Prize of the Mathematical Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 2010, the Distinguished Teaching Award in Mathematics for Tenured Faculty at the University of Illinois, Spring 2010, and the Sacks Prize for best doctoral dissertation in mathematical logic in 1995.