Board approves three faculty appointments

Dec. 4, 2013

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of three faculty members, including one full professor and two assistant professors.


Fernando Codá Marques, in mathematics, will join the faculty on Sept. 1, 2014, from the Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA) in Rio de Janeiro, where he has taught since 2003. His fields of specialization are differential geometry, geometric partial differential equations and general relativity.

Codá Marques has a bachelor's degree from Universidade Federal de Alagoas in Brazil, a master's degree from IMPA and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Assistant professors

Will Dobbie, in economics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, joined the faculty on July 1 after completing his Ph.D. at Harvard University. A graduate of Kalamazoo College, Dobbie has a master's degree from the University of Washington. Dobbie's research interests lie in the field of labor economics, including consumer bankruptcy and education.

Jianxiong Xiao, in computer science, joined the faculty on Sept. 1. After receiving his bachelor's and master's degrees at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, he earned a Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Xiao's specialty is computer vision, with a focus on data-driven scene understanding.