Dr. Wesley C. Calvert

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Senior Researcher
Field of Specialization: Computer Science
Name: Dr. Wesley C. Calvert       
Official Address and Designation: Assistant Professor
Southern Illinois University--Carbondale
Department of Mathematics, College of Science
Carbondale, Illinois
Indian Host Institution: Institute for Mathematical Science
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Duration of Grant & Start Date : 6 months
July 2011

Brief Bio:
Professor Wesley Calvert graduated with a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. He earned his B.A. from Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Sigma Xi. He has authored fifteen scholarly papers in mathematics logic. Prof. Calvert's interest includes the application of logic to algebra, analysis, probability, and theoretical computer science. He has an extensive network of research collaborators in the US and Russia.
Professor Wesley's Fulbright-Nehru research is titled as "Effective Structures and Computation'. Professor Calvert's research will use the methods for computable structure theory to approach several problems of importance in theoretical computer science. Many problems included in the project call for leveraging his knowledge of structure theory and randomized computation with specific competencies of his Indian counterparts, including temporal logic, quantum computation, and probability theory. The broader goal is to strengthen the communication between the Indian and American scholarly communities in the area of logic