Originally from the United States, Tyler Kelly graduated with two Bachelor’s degrees and a Master’s degree from the University of Georgia in 2009. Afterwards, Professor Kelly moved to Philadelphia and obtained a PhD in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Ron Donagi at the University of Pennsylvania.
At the end of the PhD, Kelly won a National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Fellowship, which led to the University of Cambridge where Kelly spent four years, first as an NSF Fellow but then also as an EPSRC Research Fellow. While at Cambridge, Kelly was a research fellow at Homerton College.
Kelly joined Birmingham in September 2018 as part of the new Geometry and Mathematical Physics group, became a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow in 2020, and was promoted to Professor of Pure Mathematics in 2023.
Professor Kelly is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. At the University of Pennsylvania, they earned a graduate certificate in teaching in higher education while winning the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Graduate Student.