Dr. Jing Zhang is a post-doctoral researcher working in the field of combinatorial set theory, to be hosted by Prof. Assaf Rinot at Bar-Ilan University. He received his B.S. with first-class honors from the National University of Singapore in 2014 and his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 2019, under the supervision of Prof. James Cummings. His research focuses on applying logical methods to studying problems in infinite combinatorics. His doctoral thesis contains a variety of results in variations of Ramsey theory, compactness principles, dimension theory for partially ordered sets and so on.
At Bar-Ilan university, Jing will be working in the research group led by Prof. Assaf Rinot on topics in combinatorial set theory, such as consistency results on partition relations at the second uncountable cardinal, the rainbow variations of Ramsey theory on ordinals, Ramsey theory on partially ordered sets, and the interaction between large cardinals and combinatorial guessing principles. Jing’s research interests are relatively broad, and he is actively looking for applications of ideas from set theory to other fields in mathematics.
His hobbies include all kinds of sports, traveling, singing and writing songs, and watching good movies.