**Akalu Tefera born and raised in a small town in
ETHIOPIA.
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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.
**

**You might be curious to find out about
Akalu Tefera's mathematical genealogy. **

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