John M. Lee

**Academic Rank:** Professor
**Department:** Mathematics

**Birth date**: September 2, 1950

**Research Interests:**

Differential geometry, the Yamabe problem, existence of Einstein metrics, the constraint equations in general relativity, geometry and analysis on CR manifolds.

**Education**:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dissertation: Higher asymptotics of the complex
Monge-Ampère equation and geometry
of CR manifolds, advised by Richard B. Melrose |
Ph.D. | 1978-1982 |

Tufts University | 1977-1978 | |

Princeton University | A.B. | 1968-1972 |

**Employment**:

University of Washington | Professor | 1996-present |

Associate Professor | 1989-1996 | |

Assistant Professor | 1987-1989 | |

Harvard University | Assistant Professor | 1982-1987 |

Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Teaching Assistant, Programmer | 1978-1982 |

Wooster School, Danbury, Connecticut | Math/Physics Teacher | 1975-1977 |

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab, Princeton | Systems Programmer | 1974-1975 |

Texas Instruments | Systems Programmer | 1972-1974 |

**Visiting positions**:

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute | 4/30/01-5/18/01 |

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia | 6/22/97-7/5/97 |

MIT | 8/1/94-8/31/94 |

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute | 9/20/93-9/24/93 |

Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan | 7/13/88-7/28/88 |

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute | 3/14/88-3/28/88 |

Mittag-Leffler Institute | 5/11/86-5/25/86 |

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute | 7/6/84-7/11/84 |

**Awards**:

American Mathematical Society Bergman Prize (joint with David Jerison) | 2012-2013 |

American Mathematical Society Centennial Research Fellowship | 1989-1991 |

Joseph R. Levenson Prize for excellence in teaching, Harvard College | 1985-1986 |

NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship | 1982-1983 |

**Graduate students supervised**:

Chris Kunkel | PhD, 2008 |

Eric Bahuaud | PhD, 2007 |

Robert Hladky | PhD, 2004 |

Peter Garfield | PhD, 2001 |

John Roth | PhD, 1999 |

Tracey Marsh | MS, 2004 |

Dale Skinner | MS, 2000 |

Brent Smith | MS, 1996 |

Gregory Leibon | MS, 1996 |

Phillippe Konstantinovic | MS, 1993 |

Gerd Breitenbach | MS, 1991 |

**University Service:**:

UW Senate Committee on Planning & Budgeting, Chair | 2014-2015 |

UW Faculty Senate Chair |
2013-2014 |

UW Faculty Senate Vice-Chair |
2012-2013 |

UW President's Joint Salary Policy Working Group |
2012-2015 (cochair, 2013-2015) |

UW Faculty Senate member |
1996-2000, 2006-2010, 2011-2012 |

Halbert & Nancy Robinson Center Advisory Board | 2011-present |

AAUP-UW Executive Board Member |
2010-2016 |

College of Arts & Sciences Writing Council |
2004-2006 |

College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum Committee | 1989-1993 (chair, 1991-1993) |

**Outside ****Professional Service**:

AMS Committee on Publications | 2015-present |

AMS Arnold Ross Lecture Series Committee | 2010-2014 (chair, 2014) |

Associate Editor, Journal of Geometric Analysis |
1990-2013 |

Coordinator, Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar | 1990-2003 |

Reviewer for National Science Foundation | 1986-2006 |

Reviewer for Mathematical Reviews |
1988-2001 |

Referee for numerous mathematics research journals and book publishers | 1988-present |

**Software Developed**:

*Ricci: a Mathematica Package for Doing Tensor Calculations in Differential
Geometry*, 1992. An original software package consisting of 7000
lines of Mathematica code; distributed via Internet, and chosen for inclusion
in Wolfram Research's *MathSource* library of Mathematica packages.

**Textbooks:**

Riemannian Manifolds: An Introduction to Curvature |
Springer-Verlag | 1997 |

Introduction to Topological Manifolds |
Springer-Verlag | 2000 |

Introduction to Topological Manifolds, 2nd Ed. |
Springer-Verlag | 2011 |

Introduction to Smooth Manifolds |
Springer-Verlag | 2002 |

Introduction to Smooth Manifolds, 2nd Ed. |
Springer-Verlag | 2012 |

Axiomatic Geometry |
AMS | 2013 |