Seek peace, and pursue it.
Data Science MS Program
I serve as director of the interdisciplinary Masters Program in Data Science at UConn.
I am a number theorist and have worked on a range of problems related to elliptic curves, modular forms, p-adic L-functions, and p-adic analytic geometry. I am proudest of my work with Peter Schneider on analytic and continuous representations of p-adic groups.
I am currently interested in bioinformatics, unsupervised learning (esp clustering), and in mathematical questions in machine learning. My current work is described more thoroughly at my github pages website.
I am teaching Grad 5100: Fundamentals of Data Science, the new introductory course in the MS program in Data Science.
I am teaching Math 3230, Abstract Algebra. The course materials are available here.
I taught Math 5210, the first semester graduate algebra course. Here is the course home page.
Online Course Materials
During the pandemic I developed fairly complete online notes and video lectures for:
- Transition to Higher Mathematics, based on Hammack's Book of Proof. Notes and video lectures are available on youtube and at this link.
- Abstract Algebra, based on Judson's Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications. Notes and video lectures are available on youtube.
I served as Dean of UConn’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 2008 through 2017 and as interim Provost of the University from February 2017 until April 1, 2018.