Zahra Sinaei

I am currently a Boas Assistant Professor at the department of mathematics at Northwestern University working with Professor Aaron Naber. I received my PhD at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) under the supervision of Professor Marc Troyanov.

Contact Information

Northwestern University
Department of Mathematics
2033 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
Office: Lunt B25

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in geometric analysis in both smooth and non-smooth settings. Most recently I have been working on partial regularity and vanishing results for minimizers and stationary solutions of certain functionals, e.g., minimizing and stationary harmonic maps and their generalizations, for maps between Riemannian manifolds or between singular spaces. I am also interested in analytical and topological aspects of the spaces which arise as the limit space of sequences of manifolds under Gromov- Hausdorff and intrinsic flat convergence.


Convex functional and the stratification of the singular set of their stationary points, Preprint.
Intrinsic flat convergence of covering spaces (Joint with Christina Sormani), Geom. Dedicata 184 (2016), 83-114.
Convergence of harmonic maps, J. Geom. Anal. 26 (2016), no. 1, 529-556.
Riemannian polyhedra and Liouville-type theorems for harmonic maps, Anal. Geom. Metr. Spaces 2 (2014), 294-318.