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Ilijas Farah

Ilijas Farah

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Ilijas Farah
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Mathematics and Statistics


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Office Location Ross Building, N515
Phone Number (416)736-2100 x 22594


Ilijas Farah (born February 18, 1966, in Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia) is a Canadian-Serbian mathematician and a professor of mathematics at York University in Toronto and at the Mathematical Institute of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia. His research focuses on applications of logic to operator algebras.

He received his BSc and MSc in 1988 and 1992 respectively from the Belgrade University and his PhD in 1997 from the University of Toronto. He is now a Research Chair in Logic and Operator Algebras at York University, Toronto. Before moving to York University he was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, York University (1997–99), a Hill Assistant Professor at Rutgers University (1999–2000), and a professor at CUNY–Graduate center and College of Staten Island (2000–02).


Set Theory, Logic, Operator Algebra

Research Areas

Pure Mathematics