Teaching

Spring 2017

Past

At Wesleyan, I have taught Elementary Statistics (132), Differential Geometry (283), Vectors and Matrices (221), Fundamentals of Analysis (225), An Introduction to Probability Theory (231), Introductory Calculus (117), Differential Equations (229), and Mathematical Statistics (232). I have taught in the graduate Analysis sequence (513/514) as well as topics courses in Riemannian Geometry, Hyperbolic Dynamics, and Hamiltonian Dynamics and Symplectic Geometry (515/6).

At Chicago, I taught Intro to Linear Algebra and Analysis, Analysis in R^n, Linear Algebra, Point-Set Topology, and Abstract Algebra (standard and honors versions).

At Michigan, I taught Calc I and II (Math 115 and 116) and in the Fall of 2007 helped coordinate Precalc (Math 105).

Talks For Undergrads

Here is a talk I gave in the Fall of 2012 and Spring of 2017 for the Wesleyan Undergrad Math Club about Minkowski geometry and special relativity.

Here is a talk I gave at the UConn Math Club in the Fall of 2014 on "How Can We Tell That the Earth Is Round?"

Here is a talk I gave in the Fall of 2014 for the Wesleyan Undergrad Math Club about the SIR model and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (Runs in Mathematica)

Here is the talk Scott Brodie (Wes '74) gave at the Undergrad Math Club at Wesleyan in Spring '15 on the Jordan Curve Theorem. Here is the accompanying "Topology toolbox" explaining definitions and theorems that talk relies on.

Research With Undergrads

In the summer of 2017, I worked with Alejandra Marcelino and Jeanne Li in the Wesleyan Summer Science Research program. Alejandra's project was on dynamical systems in neuroscience, following this textbook. Jeanne's project was about using tools from symbolic dynamics to study DNA.

In the summer of 2016, I worked with Fanying Chen in the Wesleyan Summer Science Research program. Her project has to do with the Crofton formula in geometric probability.

In the summer of 2015, I worked with Narin Luangrath and Melissa Mischell in the Wesleyan Summer Science Research program. Their project was on unmarked length spectrum rigidity for metric graphs.

In the summers of 2010 - 2012, I worked with students in UChicago's REU. I supervised or co-supervised (with Ben McReynolds) projects by Watee Srinin, Jahan Claes, Alex Tolish, Michael Wong, Ian Alevy and Zi Chong Kao (jointly mentored with Alex Tolish). I also did some research work with Daphne Kao.

Honors Projects

At Wes, I have supervised the honors projects of Brian Gapinski (Birkhoff ergodic theorem), Ty Holzschuh (general relativity), and Tong Satayopas (complex dynamics).

Wes math students looking for honors or BA/MA projects should feel free to get in touch with me!