Tom Roby is currently (2012) a tenured associate professor in the <a href="http://www.math.uconn.edu"> Department of Mathematics</a> at the <a href="http://www.uconn.edu">University of Connecticut</a> in Storrs (a <a href="http://www.slate.com/id/2126321"> very safe place to live</a>, though <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/05/01/weekinreview/01safe.html?smid=fb-nytimes&WT.mc_id=WIR-SM-E-FB-SM-LIN-WTL-050111-NYT-NA&WT.mc_ev=click?src=ISMR_AP_LO_MST_FB"> others may be better</a>), where he arrived in Fall 2005. He also directs the <a href="http://qcenter.uconn.edu/">Quantitative Learning Center (Q Center)</a> as 50% of his appointment.
Tom was a student at<A HREF="http://www.swarthmore.edu">Swarthmore College</A> and <A HREF="http://www-math.mit.edu">MIT</A>, where he earned a Ph.D. in algebraic <a href="http://www.combinatorics.net">combinatorics</a> under <A HREF="http://www-math.mit.edu/~rstan">Richard Stanley</A>. Before coming to <a href="http://www.uconn.edu">UConn</a> he held faculty positions in the math departments of the following academic institutions:
- <a href="http://www.csueastbay.edu">California State University Hayward</a> (which changed its name to "Cal State East Bay" in January 2005);
- the <A HREF="http://math.wisc.edu/index.html">University of Wisconsin</A>;
- <A HREF="http://www.reed.edu">Reed College</A>; and
- the <A HREF="http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp">University of Tokyo</A> (as a <a href="http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/"> JSPS</a> postdoctoral fellow).