Seek peace, and pursue it.

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.

My recent talks are available at this GitHub repository

I am a Certified Instructor for The Software Carpentries.

Fall 2021

I am teaching Math 3230: Abstract Algebra. in a "flipped" format. The link takes you to a set of (developing) notes and video lectures.

Past Courses

For the pandemic, I developed an online version of Math 2710W: Transition to Higher Mathematics associated with Hammack's Book of Proof. Notes and video lectures are available at this link.

I developed a set of notes and videos on Topics in Machine Learning. These formed my contribution to the
Honors Seminar on Machine Learning that Kyu-Hwan Lee and I taught in Spring of 2021.

In Spring of 2019, I taught a Master's level seminar course on Machine Learning and the notes for that course are available here.

Prior to Fall, 2018

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.

Contact Info

Department of Mathematics U-1009
Monteith Hall 231
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-1009
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