Mihai Putinar has graduated in 1983 from the University of Bucharest, Romania, obtaining a Ph.D. degree on multivariate spectral theory, having as advisor the late geometer Constantin Banica. He has worked until 1990 at the National Institute for Scientific Creation (INCREST), Bucharest, and then he has remained affiliated as an Honorary Member at the Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy. He serves currently as a Professor of mathematics at the University of California at Santa Barbara; he works at the University of California since 1991. His main mathematical interests are at the interface between complex geometry, operator theory, and approximation theory, but his collaborations extend to control theory, optimization theory, and mathematical physics. He has published two monographs, has edited a half-dozen books, and has authored more than 150 research articles. He has received the Simion Stoilow prize of the Romanian Academy, and he held a Humboldt Fellowship and numerous research grants from USA and several European countries.
Biography Updated on 25 January 2011