Bakul Sathaye

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

  • Department: Computer Science, Math and Environmental Science
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Professor Sathaye obtained her PhD from the Ohio State University in 2018 in pure mathematics with a thesis titled "Obstructions to Riemannian smoothing of locally CAT(0) 4-manifolds.” She spent a year at Wake Forest University teaching undergraduate mathematics and conducting research. In 2019 she received a postdoctoral fellowship for a year to work at Ben Gurion University in Be’er Sheva, Israel. In 2020, she took up a postdoctoral position at the University of Münster in Germany. She joined the American University of Paris in 2023.  

Her research is in the area of geometric group theory and she is particularly interested in non-positively curved groups and spaces. Her thesis explores the difference between two different notions of nonpositive curvature. Her current interests include understanding the behaviour of boundaries of nonpositively curved groups.


PhD in Mathematics (2018), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA,
MSc in Mathematics (2010), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
BSc in Mathematics with honors (2008), University of Pune, Pune, India