New Faculty: Associate Professor Colleen Robles

New Faculty: Associate Professor Colleen Robles

Colleen Robles received her PhD. from the University of British Columbia in 2003 under the supervision of David Bao (University of Houston) and Richard Froese. Following a post-doctoral position at the University of Rochester, she joined Texas A&M University. Robles has held visiting positions at the University of Utah and the Institute for Advanced Study. She is delighted to join the Duke faculty.

Colleen Robles is a differential geometer. Her research interests have included Finsler geometry (which is a generalization of Riemannian geometry), calibrated geometry (the study of special classes of minimal submanifolds),and various rigidity questions for both rational homogeneous varieties and Schubert varieties. Her recent work addresses questions in complex geometry and representation theory that are motivated by Hodge theory.