Antonio (Tuca) Auffinger completed his PhD at New York University in 2011. He was an L.E. Dickson Instructor at the University of Chicago before joining the faculty of Northwestern in 2014.
Auffinger received an NSF CAREER grant in 2014. He was elected a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2022. In 2023 he was awarded a Simons Fellowship. His teaching was recognized by a 2019 Weinberg College Distinguished Teaching Award.