Tim Austin received his Ph.D in 2010 from the University of California, Los Angeles under the supervision of Terence Tao. His interests cover ergodic theory, metric geometry and geometric group theory. In his recent research he has developed new techniques for the analysis of certain nonconventional ergodic averages associated with the phenomenon of multiple recurrence, and shown how to construct examples of infinite discrete groups with various novel geometric properties.
Tim received his B.A. from Trinity College, Cambridge University in 2005. While at UCLA, he held positions of research and teaching assistant; during the summers he has frequently held a visiting position at Microsoft Research. He is currently based at New York University.