Malka Elisheva Schaps

(Mary Elizabeth Schaps)

Born August 6, 1948, Cleveland, Ohio

Married, two children

Immigrated to Israel, August 1972

Academic Training

    Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, 1965-1969
            Westinghouse Science Talent Search Scholarship
            Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi
            B.A. with Highest Honors, 1969

    Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1969-1972
            Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, 1969-1970
            National Science Foundation Fellowship, 1969-1971
            Danforth Foundation Fellowship, 1969-1972
            M.A., Mathematics, 1971
            Ph.D., Mathematics, 1972
            Thesis: Non-singular deformations of space curves, using determinantal schemes
            Thesis advisors: Professor Heisuke Hironaka, 1970-1971; Professor David Mumford, 1971-1972

Academic and Research Positions

    Professor Emeritus, Bar-Ilan University, 2016-to date

    Professor, Bar-Ilan University, 2006-2016

    Dean of Exact Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, 2013-2015

    Associate Professor, Bar-Ilan University, 1991-2006.

    Senior Lecturer, Bar-Ilan University, 1977-1991

    Visiting Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, 1979-1980

    Lecturer, Tel-Aviv University, 1972-1977

    Lecturer, Harvard Summer School, 1975

    Teaching Assistant, Harvard, 1971-1972

    Visitor, Computer Center Research Group, Kiel, 1968

Research Interests

Algebraic geometry, Representations and deformations of algebras, Modular group theory,

Hecke algebras, Broué conjecture, Quivers of group blocks


   Israel Academy of Sciences

      1981-1983: Birational Morphisms

      1987-1989: Classification of Algebras

    Technology Transfer

      1987-1989: Multiperiod model for a heterogeneous portfolio in insurance

    Bar-Ilan University Research Authority

        1996-1997: Deformations of group algebras

        1998-2000: Representations of group blocks and related algebras

        2000-2001: Homogeneous deformations

Public Service

Representive of Associate Professors to Faculty Senate, 2000-2002

Co-President of the Harvard Club of Israel, 2002-2008

Treasurer of the Harvard Club of Israel, 2004-to date


Invited address at Carghese Conference on Singularities, Corsica, 1972

Invited address at Workshop on Geometry and Invriant Theory of Quivers, Antwerp, 1987

Short lecture at Conference on Group Representation Theory, Manchester, 1988

Short lecture at Conference in Ring Theory, Bar-Ilan University, 1989

Lecture at Conference in Representation Theory, Tsukuba, Japan, 1990

Co-organizer: Workshop on Quantum Deformations of Algebras and Their Representations,
    Bar-Ilan University, January 1992

Invited address at Workshop on Donald Flannigan Problem, Essen, 1992

Lecture at Conference on Ring Theory and Representation Theory, Oberwolfach, 1993

Lecture at Int. Conference on Representations of Algebras, Cocoyoc, 1994

Lecture at Symposium in Pure Mathematics - Group Representation Theory, Seattle, 1996

Lecture at the 4th Amitsur Algebra Symposium, Bar-Ilan University, 1998

Lecture at the International Conference on the Representation Theory of Algebras, Bielefeld, 1998

Lecture at the International Conference on the Representations of Algebras, Beijing, 2000

Lecture at a Conference on the Abelian Defect Conjecture, Marseilles, 2001

Lecture at the International Conference on the Representations of Algebras, Toronto, 2002

Lecture at Workshop on Morita Equivalence Problems for Blocks of Finite Groups, Lausanne, 2016

Lecture at Workshop on Group Theory on the Occasion of Arye Jahasz' 70th Birthday

Member: Israel Mathematical Union

Languages: English, Hebrew, German, French

Reading Languages: Italian, Biblical Aramaic
  Last updated August, 2017