January 5, 2018

### Contents

Address

Education

Regular positions held

Visiting positions held

Awards

Society memberships

Selected national and international service

PhD students

Grants from the National Science Foundation

Research papers

Books

Book reviews

Miscellaneous writings

Letters

Education

Regular positions held

Visiting positions held

Awards

Society memberships

Selected national and international service

PhD students

Grants from the National Science Foundation

Research papers

Books

Book reviews

Miscellaneous writings

Letters

### Address

- Email: boas@tamu.edu
- Web: http://www.math.tamu.edu/~boas/
- Post: Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University, 3368 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3368, USA
- Departmental phone: 979 845-7554 and fax: 979 845-6028

### Education

- Ph.D. in mathematics, 1980, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- A.B. magna cum laude in applied mathematics and S.M. in applied mathematics, 1976, Harvard University.

### Regular positions held

- Texas A&M University
- Regents Professor, since 2014.
- Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence, since 2012.
- Professor of Mathematics, since 1992.
- Associate Professor of Mathematics, 1987–1992.
- Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 1984–1987.

- Columbia University
- J. F. Ritt Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 1980–1984.

### Visiting positions held

- Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley
- Member, spring 1996.

- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Visiting Associate Professor of Mathematics, 1989–1990.
- Visiting Lecturer, 1979–1980.

### Awards

- American Mathematical Society
- Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, inaugural class of 2013.
- Stefan Bergman Prize (joint with Emil J. Straube), 1995.

- Mathematical Association of America
- Paul R. Halmos–Lester R. Ford Award, 2017.
- Texas Section Distinguished Teaching Award, 2013.
- Chauvenet Prize, 2009.
- Lester R. Ford Award, 2007.

- Texas A&M University
- Regents Professor, 2014.
- Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence, 2012.
- Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award
- in Teaching (university level), 2010.
- in Teaching (college level), 2009.
- in Research (university level), 1996.

- Student Led Award for Teaching Excellence (SLATE), spring 2009.
- Department of Mathematics
- Outstanding Service Award, 2007.
- Outstanding Service Award, 2000.
- Outstanding Teaching Award, 1994.

### Society memberships

- American Mathematical Society.
- Mathematical Association of America.
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
- American Association for the Advancement of Science.

### Selected national and international service

#### Professional organizations

- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
- Electorate Nominating Committee of the Section on Mathematics, member 2008–2011.

- American Mathematical Society (AMS).
- Joseph L. Doob Prize Committee, chair 2013–2015, member 2010–2012.
- Stefan Bergman Trust Fund Committee, chair 2013, member 2011–2012.
- Central Section Program Committee, member 2005–2006.

- Educational Testing Service (ETS).
- Committee of Examiners for the Mathematics Subject Test of the Graduate Record Examination, chair 1996–2000, member 1994–1995.

- Mathematical Association of America (MAA).
- Committee on the Chauvenet Prize, chair 2013–2015, member 2012.

#### Editorial activities

- Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, editorial board member since 2017.
- Complex Analysis and its Synergies, Associate Editor since 2013.
- Complex Variables and Elliptic Equations, Associate Editor since 2011.
- arXiv.org, Moderator of the Complex Variables category since 1998; previously (1993–1997) managing editor of the Electronic Several Complex Variables Library, which merged into the arXiv.
- Zentralblatt für Mathematik und ihre Grenzgebiete (= zbMATH online), reviewer since 1989; published more than 200 short reviews.
- Mathematical Reviews (= MathSciNet online), reviewer since 1978; published more than 550 short reviews.
- Anneli Lax New Mathematical Library (Mathematical Association of America), Editor 2007–2010, editorial board member 2005–2006.
- Carus Mathematical Monographs (Mathematical Association of America), editorial board member 1999–2004.
- Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Editor 2001–2003.
- American Mathematical Monthly, book-review editor 1998–1999.
- Russian Translation Project of the American Mathematical Society, participant 1978–1995; published English translations of 84 Russian research articles.
- Soviet Encyclopædia of Mathematics (Kluwer Academic Publishers), member of the scientiﬁc board for the English translation, 1987–1991.

### PhD students

- Blake Boudreaux, current.
- Joseph Torres, current.
- Zachary Mitchell, current.
- Jennifer Rich, current.
- Robert Jacobson, 2012 (currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Roger Williams University).
- Michael C. Fulkerson, 2008 (currently Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Central Oklahoma).
- Mijoung Kim, 2003.
- Philip R. Brown, 2000 (currently Associate Professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston).
- Roy Joe Harris, 1999 (currently Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Stephen F. Austin State University).

### Grants from the National Science Foundation

- Grant DMS-0100517, 2001–2005, co-principal investigator with Emil J. Straube, $255,000.
- VIGRE Grant DMS-9977354, 2000–2005, one of six co-principal investigators, $2,364,314.
- Grant DMS-9801539, 1998–2002, co-principal investigator with Emil J. Straube, $309,366.
- GIG Grant DMS-9632028, 1996–2000, one of seven co-principal investigators on a group infrastructure grant, $400,334.
- Grant DMS-9500916, 1995–1999, co-principal investigator with Emil J. Straube, $165,915.
- Grant DMS-9203514, 1992–1994, co-principal investigator with Emil J. Straube, $30,000.
- Grant DMS-9002541, 1990–1992, co-principal investigator with Emil J. Straube, $61,000.
- Grant DMS-8701038, 1987–1989, principal investigator, $26,602.
- Grant DMS-8501758, 1985–1987, principal investigator, $25,990.
- Grant DMS-8201063, 1982–1985, principal investigator, $42,279.
- Graduate Fellowship, 1976–1979.

### Research papers

- Cauchy’s residue sore thumb, American Mathematical Monthly 125 (2018), 16–28.
- Mocposite functions, American Mathematical Monthly 123 (2016), 427–438.
- Julius and Julia: Mastering the art of the Schwarz lemma, American Mathematical Monthly 117 (2010), 770–785.
- Reﬂections on the arbelos, American Mathematical Monthly 113 (2006), 236–249.
- Majorant series, Journal of the Korean Mathematical Society 37 (2000), number 2, 321–337.
- Lu Qi-Keng’s problem, Journal of the Korean Mathematical Society 37 (2000), number 2, 253–267.
- (with Dmitry Khavinson) Vita: Friedrich Wilhelm Wiener, Mathematical Intelligencer 22 (2000), number 2, 73–75.
- (with Emil J. Straube) Global regularity of the ∂-Neumann problem: A survey of
the L
^{2}-Sobolev theory, Several Complex Variables, edited by Michael Schneider and Yum-Tong Siu, MSRI Publications 37 (1999), 79–111, Cambridge University Press. - (with Siqi Fu and Emil J. Straube) The Bergman kernel function: Explicit formulas and zeroes, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society 127 (1999), 805–811.
- The football player and the inﬁnite series, Notices of the American Mathematical Society 44 (1997), number 11, 1430–1435.
- (with Dmitry Khavinson) Bohr’s power series theorem in several variables, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society 125 (1997), number 10, 2975–2979.
- The Lu Qi-Keng conjecture fails generically, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society 124 (1996), 2021–2027.
- (with Emil J. Straube and Jiye Yu) Boundary limits of the Bergman kernel and metric, Michigan Mathematical Journal 42 (1995), number 3, 449–461.
- (with Emil J. Straube) De Rham cohomology of manifolds containing the points of inﬁnite type, and Sobolev estimates for the ∂-Neumann problem, Journal of Geometric Analysis 3 (1993), number 3, 225–235.
- (with Emil J. Straube) The Bergman projection on Hartogs domains in C
^{2}, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 331 (1992), number 2, 529–540. - (with Emil J. Straube) On equality of line type and variety type of real hypersurfaces
in C
^{n}, Journal of Geometric Analysis 2 (1992), number 2, 95–98. - (with Emil J. Straube) Sobolev estimates for the complex Green operator on a class of weakly pseudoconvex boundaries, Communications in Partial Diﬀerential Equations 16 (1991), 1573–1582.
- (with Emil J. Straube) Sobolev estimates for the ∂-Neumann operator on domains
in C
^{n}admitting a deﬁning function that is plurisubharmonic on the boundary, Mathematische Zeitschrift 206 (1991), 81–88. - (with Emil J. Straube) Equivalence of regularity for the Bergman projection and the ∂-Neumann operator, Manuscripta Mathematica 67 (1990), 25–33.
- (with Emil J. Straube) Complete Hartogs domains in C
^{2}have regular Bergman and Szegö projections, Mathematische Zeitschrift 201 (1989), 441–454. - (with So-Chin Chen and Emil J. Straube) Exact regularity of the Bergman and Szegö projections on domains with partially transverse symmetries, Manuscripta Mathematica 62 (1988), 467–475.
- Small sets of inﬁnite type are benign for the ∂-Neumann problem, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society 103 (1988), 569–578.
- (with Emil J. Straube) Integral inequalities of Hardy and Poincaré type, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society 103 (1988), 172–176.
- (with Ralph P. Boas) Short proofs of three theorems on harmonic functions, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society 102 (1988), 906–908.
- The Szegö projection: Sobolev estimates in regular domains, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 300 (1987), 109–132.
- Extension of Kerzman’s theorem on diﬀerentiability of the Bergman kernel function, Indiana University Mathematics Journal 36 (1987), 495–499.
- Counterexample to the Lu Qi-Keng conjecture, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society 97 (1986), 374–375.
- (with Mei-Chi Shaw) Sobolev estimates for the Lewy operator on weakly pseudo-convex boundaries, Mathematische Annalen 274 (1986), 221–231.
- Sobolev space projections in strictly pseudoconvex domains, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 288 (1985), 227–240.
- Regularity of the Szegö projection in weakly pseudoconvex domains, Indiana University Mathematics Journal 34 (1985), 217–223.
- (with Steven R. Bell) Regularity of the Bergman projection and duality of holomorphic function spaces, Mathematische Annalen 267 (1984), 473–478.
- Holomorphic reproducing kernels in Reinhardt domains, Paciﬁc Journal of Mathematics 112 (1984), 273–292.
- Spheres and cylinders: A local geometric characterization, Illinois Journal of Mathematics 28 (1984), 120–124.
- (with Steven R. Bell) Regularity of the Bergman projection in weakly pseudoconvex domains, Mathematische Annalen 257 (1981), 23–30.
- A geometric characterization of the ball and the Bochner–Martinelli kernel, Mathematische Annalen 248 (1980), 275–278.
- (with Eduardo Friedman) A simpliﬁcation in certain contour integrals, American Mathematical Monthly 84 (1977), 467–468.

### Books

- Ralph P. Boas, Invitation to Complex Analysis, second edition, revised by Harold P. Boas, Mathematical Association of America, 2010.
- Ralph P. Boas, A Primer of Real Functions, fourth edition, revised and updated by Harold P. Boas, Mathematical Association of America, 1996.
- A. M. Kytmanov, The Bochner–Martinelli Integral and Its Applications, translated from the Russian by Harold P. Boas, Birkhäuser, Basel, 1995.

### Book reviews

- Invitation to Classical Analysis, by Peter Duren, American Mathematical Monthly 121 (2014), number 2, 173–177.
- Postmodern Analysis, third edition, by Jürgen Jost, SIAM Review 48 (2006), number 4, 794–796.
- Graphica 1. The Imaginary Made Real: The Images of Michael Trott. Graphica 2. The Pattern of Beauty: The Art of Igor Bakshee. American Mathematical Monthly 107 (2000), number 3, 286–291.
- Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers, by Jan Gullberg, American Mathematical Monthly 106 (1999), number 1, 82–85.
- Power Series from a Computational Point of View, by Kennan T. Smith, UMAP Journal 10 (1989), number 3, 279–281.

### Miscellaneous writings

- Why I Became a Mathematician: A Personal Account, in I, Mathematician, Peter Casazza, Steven G. Krantz, and Randi D. Ruden, Editors, Mathematical Association of America, 2015, pages 255–256.
- “Ill Logical” crossword puzzle (and solution), American Mathematical Monthly 111 (2004), 229, 258.
- All Write Now, Notices of the American Mathematical Society 50 (2003), 1373.
- Does Your Vote Matter (in AMS Elections)? Notices of the American Mathematical Society 50 (2003), 877.
- What’s the Big Idea? Notices of the American Mathematical Society 50 (2003), 637; translated into German by Günter M. Ziegler as “Was soll das bedeuten?” DMV-Mitteilungen 2/2003, 20–21.
- What Is a Worm? Notices of the American Mathematical Society 50 (2003), 554–555.
- Primes Is in P: A Breakthrough for “Everyman”, Folkmar Bornemann, English translation by Harold P. Boas, Notices of the American Mathematical Society 50 (2003), 545–552.
- The amateur professor, Notices of the American Mathematical Society 49 (2002), 1053.
- Jacques-Louis Lions et les mathématiciens italiens, Enrico Magenes, English translation by Harold P. Boas, in “Jacques-Louis Lions (1928-2001)”, Notices of the American Mathematical Society 48 (2001), 1320–1321.
- Archimedes and the Internet, Notices of the American Mathematical Society 48 (2001), 789.
- Multiple missions, Notices of the American Mathematical Society 48 (2001), 5.
- Integrating computer technology into the university mathematics curriculum, Bulletin of the Bombay Mathematical Colloquium 14, number 3, August 1998 (date of actual publication, August 2000), 10–15.
- Advanced calculus crossword puzzle (and solution), American Mathematical Monthly 107 (2000), 892, 900.

### Letters

- The Economist, 8 February 2014, page 18.
- Notices of the American Mathematical Society 55 (2008), number 7, page 774.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education, volume XLVIII, number 27, March 15, 2002, page B4.
- Mathematics Magazine 71 (1998), number 3, page 224.
- Mathematical Spectrum 26 (1993/4), number 4, page 122.
- Technology Review 97 (1994), number 2, page 9.
- The Christian Science Monitor, October 22, 1991, page 20.
- Science 224 (1984), page 446.
- Science 206 (1979), page 1022.