David F. Anderson
David F. Anderson was born in 1948 and grew up in rural northwest Iowa. He received both a B.S. degree and an M.S. degree in mathematics from Iowa State University in 1971, an M.S. degree from the University of Chicago in 1972, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago in 1976. His thesis was on projective modules with M. P. Murthy. Anderson has been in the Mathematics Department at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn, USA, since 1976, and has been Director of Graduate Studies since 2001. His interests are in commutative ring theory and have included Krull domains, graded rings, divisibility properties, and multiplicative ideal theory. For about the last twenty years, his main interests have been related to nonunique factorization in integral domains and zero-divisor graphs.
Biography Updated on 25 March 2011