Mark Kleiner

Professor, Mathematics

Research Interests

Representations of finite dimensional algebras.


Ph.D. in Mathematics, Kiev State University, 1972

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
215 Carnegie Building
Syracuse, NY 13244-1150

Fax: (315) 443-1475


Mark Kleiner earned a Diploma in 1969 and a Ph.D in 1972, both from Kiev State University, with a dissertation directed by Andrei V. Roiter. From 1969 to 1978 he was section director for programming and system analysis in the Research Institute for Automation in the Construction Industry in Kiev. He was a lecturer at Massachusetts-Boston 1979-1981, a research associate at Brandeis 1979-1981, and then came to SU as assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1985 and to professor in 1992. He was a visiting scholar at Brandeis fall 1991, at Insituto de Matematicas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico spring 1996, at Trondheim fall 2001, and at MIT and Northeastern University in fall 2006.

Mark is interested in representations of finite-dimensional algebras, linear algebra and homological algebra, and has published or had accepted 29 research papers. He is a member of AMS, has served as a Russian translator for the AMS, and directed the Ph.D. dissertations of: Fernando Guzman (1985), Aboubakr Lbekkouri (1986), Shashidhar Jagadeeshan (1994), Helene Tyler (2002), Markus Reitenbach (2005), and Allen Pelley (2007). He has given special session talks at AMS meetings in Eugene OR 1994 and Santa Barbara 2000, at joint meetings of AMS and Sociedad Matematica Mexicana in 1995 and 2001, organized a special session with Dan Zacharia in Syracuse 1993, gave an invited plenary lecture at an AMS-IMS-SIAM Joint Summer Research Conference in Seattle 1997, and organized a special session with Green, Zacharia, and Zelevinsky in Syracuse, 2010. Mark has held an SU summer faculty fellowship 1982, an NSA grant 1989-1991, an NSF grant 1993-1995, a US Civilian Research and Development Foundation grant 1997-1999, and an NSA grant 2005-2008.

He was a member of the Executive Committee 1987-1989 and 1999-2001, a member of three chairperson search committees 1990-1991, 1993-1994 and 1996-1997 (chair of the first two), and a member of 9 reappointment or promotion and tenure committees. Mark has also been chair of the Mathematics Education Committee 1997-1999, since January 2002 has been associate chair for graduate studies, in the College was a member of the promotion and tenure committee 1998-2001, and in the Graduate School he has been a member of the Science subcommittee of the University Fellowship Committee 1997-2002.

Mark and Lucy were married in 1975 and have two sons. Anatole graduated from the SUNY/Stony Brook medical school in 2002, and currently he practices allergy and rheumatology in Rochester; he is married and has two children. Their younger son Ralph received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard in 2011, and currently he is a postdoctoral fellow at Rockefeller University. Lucy was a social worker for the New Americans (Russian) Resettlement and Acculturation Program from 1989 to 2002, and she has been an adjunct instructor of mathematics at LeMoyne College since 2002. Mark enjoys classical music and on vacations they like to travel.