András Vasy (b. 1969), a native of Hungary, received his Ph.D. from MIT in June 1997 under the direction of Richard B. Melrose. Vasy is currently an associate professor at MIT and a visiting associate professor at Northwestern University. The focus of his research program is partial differential equations in the presence of an additional geometric structure, of a higher rank type. Examples include scattering theory both for N-body quantum Hamiltonians and on higher rank symmetric spaces, and wave propagation on manifolds with corners. In 2002 he received the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.