Elizabeth Milićević

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Elizabeth Milicevic. Photo by Patrick Montero.

Elizabeth (Liz) Milićević is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Statistics at Haverford College, which is a liberal arts college located just outside Philadelphia.  She earned her B.S. in Mathematics from Washington & Lee University, followed by a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2009.  Before arriving to Haverford in 2012, Liz did postdoctoral work at the University of Michigan and taught for two years at Williams College.  Since her own participation in the programs as a student, Liz has remained actively involved in programs such as the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics (BSM) and the Women and Mathematics (WAM) Program at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Liz’s research centers around geometric and topological questions about algebraic varieties such as affine Grassmannians and flag varieties using the methods of algebraic combinatorics, representation theory, and geometric group theory.  Her research program has been supported by an AWM/NSF travel grant, a Simons Collaboration Grant, and several Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Liz has also held invited research appointments at the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) and the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics (MPIM) in Bonn, Germany.