|Institutions||Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
University of British Columbia
|Alma mater||University of California, Berkeley|
|Doctoral advisor||Arthur Ogus|
|Other academic advisors||Günter Harder|
|Notable awards||Coxeter–James Prize, 2001
Jeffery–Williams Prize, 2011
His work is in algebraic geometry and he has made important contributions in the theory of algebraic stacks, Gromov–Witten invariants and Donaldson–Thomas theory. Perhaps, he is best known for Behrend's formula, the generalization of the Grothendieck–Lefschetz trace formula to algebraic stacks. He is the recipient of the 2001 Coxeter–James Prize and the 2011 Jeffery–Williams Prize.