Department of Mathematics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1409 W. Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801-2975
Phone: (217) 244-7721
Fax: (217) 333-9576
13 Illini Hall
I have been involved in guiding undergraduate research since the early 2000s.
I have mentored student research under the McNair Scholars
Program, directed several NSF Summer REU Programs
at Illinois, and currently serve as Director of the NU-UI
Mathematics Summer REU Program.
In addition, for the past few years
I have been running three or four semester-long
Math 492 research
projects each semester, on topics ranging from calculus and geometry
to number theory, probability, statistics, and data analytics. Students
in my group have presented their work at local and national conferences,
participated in outreach activities, won awards for presentations and
posters, and have been featured in departmental and university
publications; see my Undergraduate
Research Page for more.
I have been involved in the UI Math Contest Program since the mid 1980s,
and I have been in charge of this program for the past fifteen years.
Our program is among the most comprehensive programs of this kind,
and it may be the largest such program offered at a public university.
Activities include weekly training sessions and practice contests;
several local math contests with substantial prize purses; and participation
in prestigious national and international competitions.
For more information check out the
UI Math Contest
Current and Recent Courses
Math 213, Section F1, Basic Discrete Mathematics
- Math 370 X,
Actuarial Problem Solving
- Math 408,
Introduction to Actuarial Statistics I
Math 453, Section X13/14, Elementary Number Theory
- Math 461,
Introduction to Probability
- Math 531,
Introduction to Analytic Number Theory
Math 595, Asymptotic Methods in Analysis
Math 595, Mathematical Writing
NU-UI Mathematics Summer REU Program, Summer 2016.
Number Theory at Illinois: A Conference in Memory of the Batemans
and Heini Halberstam.
June 5 - 7, 2014.
Midwest Number Theory Conference for Graduate
Students and Recent PhDs, June 3 - 4, 2014.
Illinois Number Theory Conference, May 27-28, 2011
Illinois Number Theory Conference, May 21-22, 2010
REU Program in Experimental Number Theory, UIUC, Summer 2009.
AMS Sectional Meeting, Urbana, March 27-29, 2009
Illinois Number Theory Celebration, March 25-26, 2009
Illinois Number Theory Fest, May 16-20, 2007
REU Program in Number Theory, UIUC, Summer 2002.
Number Theory Conference, May 17-18, 2002
REU Program in Number Theory, UIUC, Summer 2001.
Conference on Number Theory, May 20-26, 2000
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