harm derksen, phd

Professor, Mathematics
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts


Harm Derksen is a Professor within the Mathematics Department at the University of Michigan. His pure math research is in commutative and non-commutative algebra, combinatorics and number theory. His particular areas of interest are Invariant Theory and Representation Theory of Quivers. His applied math research is on tensors, big data, signal processing and machine learning. He is currently working on methods for processing biomedical signals.

Harm Derksen graduated from the University of Nijmegen (BS mathematics) in 1993 and received his PhD in mathematics in 1997 from the University of Basel. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Northeastern University and MIT before joining the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2000.