Jeffrey Brock ’92

Dean, Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science
Dean of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Mathematics

Jeffrey Brock is dean of the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science, dean of science for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and professor of mathematics. His research focuses on low dimensional geometry and topology, particularly hyperbolic geometry. Brock’s work on William Thurston’s program to understand hyperbolic 3-manifolds led to their geometric classification in joint work with R. Canary and Y. Minsky. More recently, he has worked to advance geometric and topological methods in analysis of large, complex data sets. Brock was an undergraduate at Yale, and obtained his Ph.D. at University of California, Berkeley, after which he held positions at Stanford and University of Chicago, before moving to the Brown University math department, which he chaired from 2013 to 2017. In 2016, he served as founding director of Brown’s Data Science Initiative, before moving to Yale in 2018. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2008 and was recently elected Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.