Rodolfo H. Torres is an Associate Vice Chancellor for the University of Kansas Office of Research and a University Distinguished Professor of mathematics.
Torres also serves as a Vice President of KU Center for Research Inc. He shares in the senior leadership of research administration, strategic planning, and other responsibilities. He participates in the oversight of KU's research centers and institutes, specifically the Hall Center for the Humanities, the Institute for Policy & Social Research, the Life Span Institute, the Biodiversity Institute, the Achievement and Assessment Institute and the Kansas Biological Survey. He also has primary responsibility for the Research Integrity unit, the General Research Fund (GRF), and the Major Project Planning Grant (MPPG) Fund.
Torres came to KU in 1996 following postdoctoral appointments at New York University and the University of Michigan. He advanced to full professor in 2003 and became University Distinguished Professor in 2016. He is a past president of the KU Faculty Senate and was named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2012.
His academic background includes a Licenciatura from the Universidad Nacional de Rosario in Argentina and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, all in mathematics.