Joseph W. Iverson

Research Associate
Norbert Wiener Center for Harmonic Analysis and Applications
Department of Mathematics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Office: Math 4112

Curriculum vitae

Recent news

Starting in Fall 2018, I will be Assistant Professor at Iowa State University.

My wife Christina and I are pleased to announce the birth of our first child, a son: Wally.

Together with my colleagues Dustin Mixon and John Jasper, I am organizing an AMS Special Session on Recent Advances in Packing at the Spring Sectional Meeting in Columbus, OH. The meeting takes place March 17-18, 2018, at The Ohio State University.

I gave a talk on "Optimal coherence from finite group actions" in the Norbert Wiener Center Seminar on November 14, 2017. Slides are available here. You can find the paper behind that talk on the arXiv, and then play with our GAP code to make your own homogeneous frames.


I am on parental leave from teaching in Spring 2018. Starting after spring break, I will be available for undergraduate advising.

For a list of past classes, see my CV.

About me

I finished my PhD in June 2016 under the supervision of Marcin Bownik at the University of Oregon. From April through July of 2016, I was a Research Assistant Professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology, as part of the SOFT: Summer of Frame Theory 2016 workshop. I returned to AFIT for SOFT 2017, this time as an Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow. I have been at the University of Maryland since August 2016.

My research focuses on interactions between harmonic analysis and representation theory. Many of the problems I consider are motivated by data science. Lately, I have been using groups to make nice arrangements of vectors. Roughly speaking, "nice" means they are good at analyzing and reproducing data, with some kind of error stability.

Some of my interests include: group frames (for both finite and locally compact groups), line packings, equiangular tight frames, Zauner's conjecture, association schemes, Gelfand pairs, shift-invariant spaces, the Zak transform for abelian and compact subgroups, fiberization analysis, and multiplication-invariant spaces.

Recent papers

See arXiv for an up-to-date list. Please be aware that arXiv preprints might be different from their final published versions.

Last updated: March 7, 2018.