CV
Here is a complete CV.
Contact Information
Department of Mathematics
University of Washington
Box 354350
Seattle, WA 981954350
lieblich@uw.edu
http://max.lieblich.us
Citizenship
USA
Interests
Algebraic geometry: projective geometry, moduli problems, algebraic stacks, derived categories, arithmetic geometry, connections with algebra, applications to computer vision
Education: algorithms for (and development of) adaptive homework systems, use of modern web technologies in online course content creation and curation
Computer vision: multiview geometry, automated pose detection, applications in healthcare and public health
Data: affiliate faculty member of the UW eScience Institute, experience with geocoding administrative datasets, capturing and modeling human motions, familiarity with machine learning methods
Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD, 2004. Thesis title: Moduli of Twisted Sheaves and Generalized Azumaya Algebras. Advisor: A. J. de Jong
Harvard University, AB summa cum laude, 2000. Thesis title: Galois Representations Arising from $p$Divisible Groups. Thesis advisor: Brian Conrad
Honors/Awards
NSF Standard Grant, 2016–2019
University of Washington CoMotion Innovation Fund Award, 2016
NSF CAREER Grant, 2011–2016
Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, 2010–2014
CoPI (with June Spector, UW Public Health) on a University of Washington Research Royalty Fund (RRF) grant for the use of novel algorithms in computer vision to aid in the construction of a tool for assessment of musculoskeletal risk in workers, 2014–2015. Working with collaborators in the UW School of Public Health and the UW Computer Science and Engineering department. (The RRF is a highlycompetitive internal UW grant that has a lower funding success rate than standard NSF grants.)
Coinvestigator on Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Medical Aid and Accident Fund grant to study the use of computer vision in musculoskeletal hazard asssessment, 2012–2013
National Science Foundation grant DMS0758391, 2008–2011
National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2004–2007
Sigma Xi, elected 2003
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 2000–2003
Phi Beta Kappa, elected 1999
Employment
University of Washington Professor, 2015–
University of Washington Associate Professor, 2011–2015
University of Washington Assistant Professor, 2009–2011
Princeton University Assistant Professor, 2007–2009
Princeton University Instructor, 2005–2007
Brown University Visiting NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004–2005
Clay Mathematics Institute Liftoff Fellow, Summer 2004
Activities organized
American Institute of Mathematics Workshop on algebraic vision, May 2016
Utah Bootcamp for 2015 conference, coorganizer with Izzet Coskun, Angela Gibney, Tommasso de Fernex Summer 2015
Seattle Conference for new PhDs in algebraic geometry. Recruited Martin Olsson as coorganizer. This was a key component of my CAREER grant and brought together a diverse cohort of new PhDs in algebraic geometry with senior mentors, with the goal of building mutual understanding and a strong network bridging several subfields of algbraic geometry. Summer 2014.
UW Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium, coorganized with Kovács, Spring 2012, Fall 2015
American Institute of Mathematics Deformation theory, patching, quadratic forms, and the Brauer group, January 2011. Coorganized with Daniel Krashen.
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Workshop on deformation theory and moduli theory for graduate students in algebraic geometry, summer of 2007. Coorganized with Martin Olsson, Brian Osserman, and Ravi Vakil. Delivered a lecture series on sites, sheaves, and stacks; other lecture series given by Olsson and Osserman. The outcome is gradually being turned into a book.
Students
Washington: PhD advisor of Nathan Grigg (PhD 2013), Matthew Ward (PhD 2014), Pál Zsámboki (PhD 2015), Siddharth Mathur, William Casper, Gabriel DorfmanHopkins, Daniel Bragg, Lucas van Meter, Andrew Ohana (joint with William Stein), Alex Voet. Grigg now works at Google. Ward has left academia. Zsámboki has a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Western Ontario.
Princeton: supervised two undergraduate thesis students, Atoshi Chowdhury in 2006–2007 and Robert Krone in 2007–2008, and cosupervised (with Rahul Pandharipande) the undergraduate thesis of Cary Malkiewich in 2009.
Mathematics Publications

Max Lieblich, Critical surfaces for multiview reconstruction and base loci in joint image space, slowly in preparation (possibly forever)

Katrina Honigs, Max Lieblich, Sofia Tirabassi, FourierMukai partners of Enriques and bielliptic surfaces in positive characteristic, in preparation

Jarod Alper, Max Lieblich, Siddharth Mathur, The universal coarse moduli space is relatively algebraic, in preparation

Max Lieblich, Brian Osserman, Descent of moduli spaces and limit linear series, in preparation

Max Lieblich, Lucas van Meter, Two Hilbert schemes in computer vision, in preparation

Max Lieblich, Moduli of sheaves, a modern primer, to appear in proceedings of the 2015 Utah AMS Summer Institute on Algebraic Geometry

Benjamin Antieau, Asher Auel, Colin Ingalls, Daniel Krashen, Max Lieblich, Periodindex bounds for arithmetic threefolds

Max Lieblich, Martin Olsson, A stronger derived Torelli theorem for K3 surfaces, Bogomolov F., Hassett B., Tschinkel Y. (eds) Geometry Over Nonclosed Fields. Simons Symposia. Springer, Cham

Daniel Krashen, Max Lieblich, The Clifford algebra of a finite morphism

Max Lieblich, Rational curves in the moduli of supersingular K3 surfaces

Max Lieblich, On the unirationality of supersingular K3 surfaces

Max Lieblich, The periodindex problem for fields of transcendence degree 2, Annals of Mathematics

Max Lieblich, Martin Olsson, FourierMukai partners of K3 surfaces in positive characteristic, Annales Scientifiques de L’ENS

Max Lieblich, Davesh Maulik, Andrew Snowden, Finiteness of K3 surfaces and the Tate conjecture, Annales Scientifiques de L’ENS

Max Lieblich, R. Parimala, V. Suresh, ColliotThelene’s conjecture and finiteness of uinvariants, Mathematische Annalen

Max Lieblich, Davesh Maulik, A note on the cone conjecture for K3 surfaces in positive characteristic

Rajesh S. Kulkarni, Max Lieblich, Blt Azumaya algebras and moduli of maximal orders

Brian Conrad, Max Lieblich, Martin Olsson, Nagata compactification for algebraic spaces, Journal of the Institute of Mathematics of Jussieu

Max Lieblich, Moduli of twisted orbifold sheaves, Advances in Mathematics

Sandor Kovacs, Max Lieblich, Boundedness of families of canonically polarized manifolds: A higher dimensional analogue of Shafarevich’s conjecture, Annals of Mathematics

Max Lieblich, Period and index in the Brauer group of an arithmetic surface (with an appendix by Daniel Krashen), Crelle’s Journal

Max Lieblich, Compactified moduli of projective bundles, Algebra & Number Theory

Max Lieblich, Arithmetic aspects of moduli of sheaves on curves, Grassmannians, Moduli Spaces, and Vector Bundles, Clay Math volume in honor of Newstead

Max Lieblich, Brian Osserman, Functorial reconstruction theorems for stacks, Journal of Algebra

Daniel Krashen, Max Lieblich, Index reduction for Brauer classes via stable sheaves (with an appendix by Bhargav Bhatt), IMRN

Max Lieblich, Martin Olsson, Generators and relations for the etale fundamental group, Pure and Applied Math Q

Max Lieblich, Twisted sheaves and the periodindex problem, Compositio Math

Max Lieblich, Remarks on the stack of coherent algebras, IMRN

Max Lieblich, Moduli of complexes on a proper morphism, Journal of Algebraic Geometry

Max Lieblich, Moduli of twisted sheaves, Duke Mathematical Journal
Other Publications

June T Spector, Max Lieblich, Stephen Bao, Kevin McQuade and Margaret Hughes, Automation of Workplace Lifting Hazard Assessment for Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention, Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2014

Max Lieblich, June Spector, Kevin McQuade, Margaret Hughes, Stephen Bao, Kinect Calculation of LiftingRelated Back Injury Risk, IEEE EMBC Poster, 2014

Max Lieblich, June Spector, Letter regarding ‘Comparison between lowcost markerless and highend markerbased motion capture systems for the computeraided assessment of working ergonomics’ by Patrizi et al and research reproducibility., Ergonomics, 2016

Max Lieblich, Challenges in the application of computer vision techniques to ergonomics in manufacturing settings, abstract for HFES 2016, 2016
Books

Max Lieblich, Martin Olsson, Brian Osserman, Ravi Vakil, Deformations and moduli in algebraic geometry, book in progress, public draft will be released in 2018

Brian Conrad, Max Lieblich, Galois Representations arising from divisible Groups, draft exists, aim to finish soon
Software

Python code for smoothing, synchronizing, and resampling human joint location data collected from several systems simultaneously, building machine learning models for correcting the NIOSH Lifting Equation for Kinect skeleton model. (https://github.com/maxlieblich/liftingequationkinect)

R wrapper for Liljegren’s C code computing the wet bulb globe temperature from meteorological data. (https://github.com/mdljts/wbgt)
Teaching
University of Washington
 Twoquarter graduate course on algebraic geometry of computer vision, Fall–Winter 2017–2018
 Graduate course on moduli theory, cotaught with Kovács, Spring 2017
 Graduate course on deformation theory, Winter 2017
 Graduate courses on étale cohomology, Brauer groups, and moduli of sheaves, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015
 Graduate course on commutative algebra and sheaves: Fall 2011, Fall 2013
 Graduate Seminar on K3 surfaces, joint with Kovács, Fall 2010
 Graduate topics: deformation theory, Fall 2010
 Quarterly graduate student reading courses on algebraic geometry, 2009–
 Graduate topics: ample divisors, Spring 2010
 Calculus I (Math 124), Fall 2009, Fall 2010
 Calculus II (Math 125), Fall 2011
 Calculus III (Math 126), Winter 2012, WinterSpring 2013
 Calculus III online: Fall 2013–present. Developed extensive materials for online version of thirdquarter calculus, including numerous websites written with HTML5 and JavaScript to enable students to interact with surfaces in 3space, change parameters in polar graphs and see the results, etc.
 SIMUW, the University of Washington summer program for mathematically talented high school students: gave guest lecture August 2009, taught full courses July 2010, July 2011, July 2012, July 2013, July 2014. Associate director for diversity starting 2011. Ran Facebook advertising campaigns in 2012 and 2013. Made contact with community groups as part of recruitment efforts. Started coorganizing a correspondence school/outreach component with Julia Pevtsova in 2013 in order to target students who may not have the background necessary for the traditional program.
Princeton University All courses listed below involved three hours of lecture and two office hours per week, in addition to meetings with students by appointment.
 Analysis in a single variable (Math 215), Fall 2008
 Linear algebra (Math 202), Fall 2005, Spring 2008
 Topics in algebra (Math 324), Spring 2006, Spring 2007
 Numbers, Equations, and Proofs (Math 214), Fall 2006
 Introduction to algebra (graduate course) (Math 516), Fall 2007
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Teaching assistant for calculus of one variable (18.01A) and calculus of multiple variables (18.02A), Fall 2003. Taught recitations and held two office hours per week, met with students by appointment.
Harvard University
Course assistant for linear algebra (Math 121), Fall 1999. Taught a discussion section and graded homework. Met with students outside of section by appointment. Worked extensively with a blind student for two to three hours each week.
Ross Young Scholars Program
Counselor, summer 1998. Guided three students through a system of problem sets designed by Arnold Ross to teach elementary number theory as well as foster a strong sense of selfeducation. Gave a lecture on axiomatic projective geometry and Desarguian planes.
Visits
Newton Institute, Cambridge, Visiting Fellow during program on Moduli Spaces, May–June 2011
MSRI, Jumbo Semester in Algebraic Geometry, February and May 2009
Universität Münster, visiting Christopher Deninger, March 26 – April 3, 2005
Invited Conference Appearances and Lecture Series
Ann Arbor Project mentor, stacks project workshop, JulyAugust 2017
Israel Louis Rowen birthday conference, June 2017
Emory University, ECHORaP 2017, May 2017
Banff, New trends in arithmetic geometry and algebraic surfaces, May 2017
Banff New Trends in Arithmetic and Geometry of Algebraic Surfaces, March 2017
Banff, Bridges between noncommutative algebra and algebraic geometry, September 2016
Washington, D.C. Invited speaker and panelist, special session on Computer Vision and Occupational Ergonomics, HFES 2016, September 2016
Oberwolfach, Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry, August 2016
University of Texas, Austin TAGS, April 2016
Lorentz Institute, Leiden Oort Birthday Conference, November 2015
Emory University GAGS, October 2015
Mainz Summer School on Algebraic Stacks, AugustSeptember 2015
Salt Lake City, Summer Institute on Algebraic Geometry (the “conference of the decade”), July 2015
Brazil ELGA II, June 2015
Nagoya K3, Enriques Surfaces and Related Topics, November 2014
Berlin invited series of lectures, September 2013
Baltimore Algebra and number theory day, May 2013
AIM Palo Alto, Brauer groups and obstruction problems, March 2013
Lorentz Center Leiden University, Current trends in arithmetic geometry, January 2013, invited lecture series
Capital Normal University of Beijing Rational and integral points, September 2012
Oberwolfach, Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry, August 2012
University of Zurich Cohomological methods in arithmetic geometry, September 2012
Banff Algebraic stacks: progress and prospects, March 2012
Caneel Bay Simons Symposium, Geometry over nonclosed fields, March 2012
Newton Institute, Cambridge Closing conference, June 2011
Columbia University Moduli spaces and moduli stacks, May 2011
Emory University Ramification in Algebra and Geometry at Emory, May 2011
Newton Institute, Cambridge Spitalfields Day, May 2011
Sapienza Università di Roma Workshop in Deformation Theory II, invited four lecture series, AugustSeptember 2010
Oberwolfach, Moduli Spaces in Algebraic Geometry, January 2010
University of Texas, Austin Texas Algebraic Geometry Seminar (TAGS), April 2010
RIMS, Kyoto Noncommutative algebraic geometry and related topics, August 2009
Columbia University Spaces of curves and their interaction with diophantine problems, June 2009
MSRI Closing week conference for the Jumbo Semester on Algebraic Geometry, May 2009
Hyderabad, India Program on quadratic forms, linear algebraic groups, and Galois cohomology. Lecture series on the work of de Jong and Starr on Serre’s Conjecture II over function fields of surfaces, December 29, 2008–January 5, 2009. (Could not attend due to family emergency; contributed lecture notes that were distributed to participants and will appear in upcoming volume.)
Vancouver AMS Section Meeting, Special session on “Singularities and moduli spaces,” October 2008
Banff Interactions Between Noncommutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, October 2008
Oberwolfach, Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry, August 2008
Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa Aspects of Moduli, June 2008
CIRM, Luminy Arithmetic Geometry and Rational Points, December 2007
Clay Math Institute Moduli spaces of rational curves, November 2007
Universität Konstanz Workshop on central simple algebras, August
 Gave a series of invited lectures at a workshop for graduate students and recent PhDs on de Jong’s periodindex theorem and related results.
Fields Institute Stacks in geometry and topology, May 2007.
Emory University Linear algebraic groups and cohomology, May 2007
National Taiwan University Workshop on Higher Dimensional Algebraic Geometry, March 2007
Miami University AMS Section Meeting, Special Session on “Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry,” March 2007
MSRI Cohomological Approaches to Rational Points, March 2006
San Antonio AMSMAA Joint Meeting, Special Session on Division Algebras, Galois Theory, Cohomology and Geometry, January 2006
Seattle AMS Summer Research Institute, Algebraic geometry, August 2005
American Institute of Mathematics Birational geometry and compact moduli spaces, December 2004
Mathematisches Forschungsinstut Oberwolfach Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry, August 2004
Snowbird, Utah Algebraic Geometry: Presentations by Young Researchers, July 2004
Other mathematics conferences attended
Berlin, Conference on algebraic vision, October 2015
American Institute of Mathematics, SQuaRE on the periodindex problem, July 2014
American Institute of Mathematics, workshop on how to run a math camp, March 2013
American Institute of Mathematics, Rational curves on algebraic varieties, May 2007
MSRI, Cohomological Approaches to Rational Points, March 2006
Clay Mathematics Institute, Workshop on the moduli space of vector bundles on a curve, October 2006
Oberwolfach, Arbeitsgemeinschaft: Algebraic cobordism, April 2005
Arizona Winter School in Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry, Fundamental groups in arithmetic, March 2005
Arizona Winter School in Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry, Periods, 2002
Arizona Winter School in Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry, Modular forms, 2001
Park City/IAS Summer Program, Arithmetic algebraic geometry, 1999
Other conferences
Chicago IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), August 2014. Will present a poster.
Pusan, South Korea EMBC, August 2013. A learning mission.
Seminar and Colloquium Lectures
Rice Colloquium, April 2017
Princeton Algebraic geometry seminar, September 2013
Boston BCMIT Number Theory Seminar, December 2012
University of Georgia Arithmetic algebraic geometry seminar, April 2012
Athens, GA AthensAtlanta Number Theory Seminar, April 2012
Stanford Algebraic Geometry Seminar and Number Theory Seminar, December 2011
Mathematical Institute of the University of Bonn Algebraic Geometry Seminar, May 2011
Michigan State University Colloquium, March 2011
Caltech Algebraic Geometry Seminar, May 2010
HarvardMIT Algebraic Geometry Seminar, May 2010
Columbia University Algebraic Geometry Seminar, April 2010
University of British Columbia Algebraic Geometry Seminar, March 2010
Stanford University Algebraic Geometry Seminar, February 2010
Stanford University Colloquium, May 2009
Berkeley Western Algebraic Geometry Seminar, April 2009
University of British Columbia, October 2008
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Valley Geometry Seminar, March 2007
University of Michigan, Algebraic Geometry Seminar, February 2007
Michigan State University, Algebra Seminar, February 2007
University of Washington, Number Theory Seminar, January 2007
University of Utah, Western Algebraic Geometry Seminar, November 2006
University of Pennsylvania Algebra Seminar, July 2006
Brown University Algebraic Geometry Seminar, May 2006
Stanford University Algebraic Geometry Seminar, March 2006
Berkeley Algebraic Geometry Seminar, Spring 2006
University of Washington Algebra Seminar, November 2005
Princeton University Algebraic Geometry Seminar, September 2005
Brown University Algebraic Geometry Seminar, May 2005
Rice University Colloquium, March 2005
University of Connecticut Algebra Seminar, November 2004
Columbia University Algebraic Geometry Seminar, January 2004
University of Chicago Algebraic Geometry Seminar, January 2004
Northwestern University Geometry/Physics Seminar, January 2004
University of Michigan Algebraic Geometry Seminar, January 2004
Harvard University Harvard/MIT joint Algebraic Geometry Seminar, December 2003
Stanford University Algebraic Geometry Seminar, December 2003
University of Pennsylvania Algebraic Geometry Seminar, November 2003
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 20002004
Gave several lectures in the Baby Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Gave several lectures in A. J. de Jong’s student seminar
Service
UW Leadership Excellence Program, Cohort II, 2017–2018
UW Provost Search Committee, 2017
UW Faculty Senate Executive Committee, 2016–
UW Faculty Senate, 2015–
AAUP Executive Board, 2015–
Coorganizer of University of Washington Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar, 2009–
Numerous departmental committees, 2009–
Advertising/outreach for SIMUW, Fall 2012–
Lectured at University of Washington Math Day 2010, Math Day 2012, gave plenary lecture at Math Day 2014
Coorganized (with Samuel Grushevsky) the Princeton Algebraic Geometry Seminar, 2006 – 2009. Served on the gradute admissions committee, 2009.
Maintained webpage for geometry seminars and coorganized (with Dan Abramovich) the Brown University Algebraic Geometry seminar, 2004–2005.
Organized the MIT Baby Algebraic Geometry Seminar, 20012002.
Refereed or rendered initial opinions on papers for Advances in Mathematics, Annals of Mathematics, the Bulletin de la Société Mathématique de France, the Duke Mathematical Journal, Ergonomics, the Journal of Algebraic Geometry, the Journal of the American Mathematical Society, Mathematische Annalen, Mathematische Zeitschrift, and the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society.
Served on several NSF panels, (years withheld)
Memberships
American Mathematical Society 1996–
IEEE 2014–