Associate Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D. Mathematics, California Institute of Technology, 2006
Dr. Sorensen received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology in 2006. Following graduation Dr. Sorensen was employed at Princeton University, first as an Instructor from 2006 to 2009, then as an Assistant Professor from 2009 - 2013.Dr. Sorensen's main area of research is Number Theory and Representation Theory centering on the interaction between automorphic forms and Galois representations, commonly referred to as the Langlands program.Dr. Sorensen expresses a serious interest and concern for diversity issues and has the potential to contribute to diversity at UCSD and to the profession in general.Dr. Sorensen has an extensive teaching record from his time at Princeton. He taught courses ranging from undergraduate classes in Linear Algebra to advanced graduate classes in Class Field Theory. Dr. Sorensen will help the Mathematics Department to start rebuilding its Representation Theory group and will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses at UCSD.