Department of Mathematics
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
415 EMCS Building (Mail Stop 6956)
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2598
Office: 417F EMCS Building
Phone: +1 423 425 4019
Fax: +1 423 425 4586
I currently work as an assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. I came to Chattanooga in August 2011 from Boston College, where I had been on faculty for a little over a year. I earned my doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2007, under the direction of Prof. Alexandru Zaharescu, and worked as a visiting assistant professor and post-doctoral faculty at the University of Rochester from July 2007 to June 2010. Prof. Steven M. Gonek, my post-doctoral mentor, influenced my reading and helped to direct my thought toward some interesting problems that have preoccupied me in my work. Together, we investigated the zeros of the partial sums of the Riemann zeta-function. Our research is ongoing, as there are gaps in our study thus far that need to be filled and other directions to be explored. During this time, I also studied the distribution of prime numbers with Prof. Daniel A. Goldston at San José State University. In December 2010, we resolved how the Hardy-Littlewood prime k-tuple conjecture determines the jumping champions. Memories!!
Area of Research
My area of research is in number theory. My favorite topics are L-functions, prime numbers, and Farey fractions. I also study probability theory, especially random polynomials. Presently, I am seeking to be more actively involved in the mentoring of young mathematicians. Graduate students who are looking for a thesis adviser are encouraged to contact me. Drop by my office for a chat anytime.
On a related note, the department has received generous support from the National Science Foundation to organize and set up a Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site in Differential/Difference Equation Models and Number Theory for the academic years 2013-2015.
During the 2013 REU program, I mentored the following participants in number theory:
Kathryn Crosby (Oral Roberts University)
Jordan Eliseo (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
David Mazowiecki (William Paterson University)
Together, we investigated the distribution of the zeros of a certain Dirichlet polynomial connected to the Riemann zeta-function.
I love learning, teaching mathematics on various levels, and helping students. I am dedicated to promoting significant learning experiences among my students. In the 2013 fall term, I will be teaching the following courses:
In the 2014 spring term, I will be teaching the following courses:
MATH 1950, Section 3: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
MATH 4300, Section 0: Mathematics of Interest
MATH 5300, Section 0: Mathematics of Interest
Students can access my course materials by logging in to the UTC Online system.
Travel and Meetings
You can find me at the following meetings and conferences:
SERMON 2013, High Point University, High Point, North Carolina, April 13-14, 2013
INTEGERS 2013, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, October 24-27, 2013
2014 Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, Maryland, January 15-18, 2014
Bateman Memorial Conference on Number Theory, Urbana, Illinois, June 5-7, 2014
Links and Miscellany
Here are some of my favorite links:
‘And gladly wolde he lerne, and gladly teche.’
Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales
‘Celui qui multiplie les questions, répondit-elle, augmente ses
problèmes. Réjouis-toi, mon doux cadavre, de tout ce qui t’est donné,
et ne pose pas de questions qui ne comportent pas de réponses.’
S. J. Agnon, La Dame et le Colporteur