Stephanie Alexander earned her doctorate in 1967 at University of
Illinois at Urbana Champaign and is now a professor in the same
department. She is a geometer specializing in metric spaces,
Alexandrov geometry, Riemannian geometry, Lorentz geometry and
applications of geometry to robotics. After establishing herself as a
major figure in the geometric community, she began a long term highly
successful collaboration in 1987 with her doctoral advisor Richard
Bishop, which has produced 21 papers and counting. She has had six doctoral
students, one of whom is already a famous geometer, currently has three doctoral students, and regularly
coauthors with young mathematicians including her prior students. |