Melanie Matchett Wood is a Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute and a professor of mathematics in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Her research is focused on number theory, arithmetic and algebraic geometry, topology, probability, and random groups. She is an editor of Algebra & Number Theory, International Mathematics Research Notices, and Research in Number Theory and was an American Institute of Mathematics Five Year Fellow.
Before joining Harvard, Wood was a Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. She earned a PhD from Princeton University, a certificate of advanced study at the University of Cambridge, and a BS from Duke University, all in mathematics.