**Akalu Tefera born and raised in a small town in ETHIOPIA. Wait!...,
if I started from here, I would never be able to finish this page. **

** He was the 2006-07 MLK Visiting Professor at MIT in the Department of Mathematics. While he was there,
among other things, he was actively involved in undergraduate
teaching and participated in the most dynamic combinatorics group
seminars.
Currently he is a Professor of Mathematics at GVSU. He joined GVSU in the Fall of
2000 after completing his Ph.D. in Mathematics in the Department of Mathemtatics at Temple University in August, 2000,
under the supervision of Doron Zeilberger,
one of the most influential living mathematicians and a wonderful
mentor. Before he joined Temple University
in Sept, 1995, he received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Mathematics
from the Addis Ababa University in July 1989 and 1992, respectively. In
the same University, he worked for the Department of Mathematics from
Sept, 1989 to Aug, 1995 as a Graduate Assistant, Asistant Lecturer, and
Lecturer of Mathematics and Computer Science. **

** He enjoys learning and teaching all sorts of
mathematics, and his research area of interests include computer
algebra, automated theorem proving, combinatorics, and "their
derivatives" or "equivalent class".
He has also strong interest in collaborative research with
undergraduates.
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**You might be curious to find out about
Akalu Tefera's mathematical genealogy.
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