UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Mathematics,
University of California San Diego (UCSD),
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California 92093, USA.

Hello! I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). My research is currently funded by the UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP). I was also recently awarded a Women in Research (WiRe) Fellowship at the University of Munster in Germany. My research develops and applies mathematical techniques from functional analysis and operator algebras for applications in quantum information theory. Currently, I focus on the study of quantum graphs and nonlocal games. I am always looking for opportunities to learn and work with others. If you are interested in collaborating with me, please send me an email.

To get a glimpse into my life as a mathematician and as a woman researcher, please see this interview article with the WiRe program.

Office: 6422, Applied Physics & Mathematics building, UCSD.
Email: pganesan[AT]
CV: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]


Research interests

Functional analysis, operator algebras and quantum information theory

Research Publications

  1. Spectral bounds for the quantum chromatic number of quantum graphs
    Linear Algebra and its Applications, Vol. 674, Pages 351-376 (2023). [arXiv:2112.01726]

  2. The quantum-to-classical graph homomorphism game (with Michael Brannan and Samuel Harris)
    Journal of Mathematical Physics, Vol. 63, Issue 11 (2022). [arXiv:2009.07229]

  3. Quantum majorization on semifinite von Neumann algebras, (with Li Gao, Satish Pandey and Sarah Plosker).
    Journal of Functional Analysis, 279 (2020). [arXiv:1909.10038]

  4. Five other projects are currently in progress.

Leadership and Service Roles at UCSD

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