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Personal Profile of Dr. Hélène Barcelo

Biography

Hélène Barcelo is the Deputy Director of MSRI, a position she has held since July 1, 2008. As Deputy Director she is in charge of overseeing all scientific activities happening at the Institute.

A native of Québec, Canada, Hélène Barcelo received her PhD in mathematics in 1988 at the University of California, San Diego working under the supervision of Adriano M. Garsia. After a 3-year postdoctoral position at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, she moved to Arizona State University, Tempe Campus, where she was a Professor in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences for more than 20 years. She is now a Professor Emerita. She has been a visiting scholar at numerous universities and research institutes around the world. Professor Barcelo’s research interests lie in algebraic combinatorics; more specifically, combinatorial representation theory and homotopy theories in relation to subspace arrangements. Prior to becoming Deputy Director, she spent the spring 2008 semester at MSRI as a Research Professor in the Combinatorial Representation Theory program; she was in residence at MSRI for the year-long program in Combinatorics in 1996–97, and visited again in Fall 2004 during the Hyperplane Arrangements and Applications program.

For many years (2001–09) Professor Barcelo was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A. She is currently a member of the advisory board. She has also served on the executive committee of the International Conference in Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC) for several years (2001–08). She was recently elected to the Council of the American Mathematical Society and serves on its Committee on Publications as well as on the Executive Committee.

Current/Future Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Board of Trustees Ex-officio, Deputy Director Jul 01, 2008 Jun 30, 2020
Committee on Public Understanding Deputy Director, ex officio Jul 01, 2008 Jun 30, 2020
Committee on Trustees Ex-officio, Deputy Director Jul 01, 2008 Jun 30, 2020
Committee on Women in Mathematics Deputy Director, ex officio Jul 01, 2008 Jun 30, 2020
Corporate Partners Committee Ex-officio, Deputy Director Jul 01, 2008 Jun 30, 2020
Development Committee Ex-officio, Deputy Director Jul 01, 2008 Jun 30, 2020
Directorate Deputy Director Jul 01, 2008 Jun 30, 2020
Education Committee Ex officio, Deputy Director Jul 01, 2008 Jun 30, 2020
Educational Advisory Committee Ex officio, Deputy Director Jul 01, 2008 Jun 30, 2020
Endowment Campaign Committee Deputy Director Jul 01, 2008 Jun 30, 2020
Evaluation Committee Ex-officio, Deputy Director Jul 01, 2008 Jun 30, 2020
Finance Committee Ex officio, Deputy Director Jul 01, 2008 Jun 30, 2020
Human Resources Advisory Ex-officio, Deputy Director Jul 01, 2008 Jun 30, 2020
Investment Committee Ex-officio, Deputy Director Jul 01, 2008 Jun 30, 2020
Scientific Advisory Committee Ex-officio, Deputy Director Jul 01, 2008 Jun 30, 2020
Steering Committee Deputy Director, ex officio Jul 01, 2008 Jun 30, 2020

Past Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Committee of Academic Sponsors Ex-officio (Deputy Director) Jul 01, 2008 Jun 30, 2012
Directorate Jul 01, 2011 Jun 30, 2012
Recompetition Committee Deputy Director Jul 01, 2008 Jul 08, 2010