Karen Vogtmann is a professor of mathematics at Cornell University, working in topology and geometric group theory. She has held
visiting research positions at MSRI, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques in France. In 2006
she gave an invited address at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid, and in 2007 gave
the Emmy Noether Lecture at the annual meeting of the AMS in New Orleans. She is currently a trustee of the
American Mathematical Society, and previously served as Vice President of the Society. She has served on the
scientific advisory board of the American Institute of Mathematics and the arXiv advisory board, as well as many other national and international committees.