Associate Professor and Associate Head
Department of Mathematics
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
415 EMCS Building (Dept. 6956)
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2598
Office 417F EMCS Building
Telephone +1 423 425 4019
I received the Doctor of Philisophy (Ph.D.) in Mathematics from University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign under advisor A. Zaharescu and worked as a postdoctoral faculty at University of Rochester under S.M. Gonek. During this time I also worked on the distribution of prime numbers with D.A. Goldston at San José State University and served on the faculty of Boston College. Before drifting into mathematics I worked at Trimble Navigation Limited and designed GPS firmware for positioning, timing and navigation. Memories!
Curriculum Vitae PDF
Research Statement PDF
Area of Research
My research is in number theory. I am particularly interested in the Riemann zeta function, L-functions, prime numbers, Farey fractions, arithmetic functions and sieve methods. I am also hard at work in probability theory, especially random polynomials and random processes.
I am dedicated to the goal of promoting significant learning experiences among my students. I love learning, teaching mathematics on various levels, and helping students. In Spring 2018 I will be teaching
MATH 2560 — Calculus with Analytic Geometry III
MATH 4280/5280 — Analytic Number Theory
MATH 4995 — Departmental Thesis
and serving as faculty advisor for the Math Club.
I gratefully acknowledge grant support from the Mathematical Association of America’s Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grants Program and the Dolciani Halloran Foundation for my project Chattanooga Math Circle ($5,966, April 18, 2017 — May 31, 2018).
Travel and Meetings
You can find me presenting talks at the following meetings and conferences:
- SERMON 2013 (SouthEastern Regional Meeting on Numbers), High Point University, High Point, North Carolina, April 13-14, 2013
- INTEGERS 2013 (The Erdős Centennial Conference), University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, October 24-27, 2013
- REU 2014 (Combinatorics, Number Theory and Graph Theory), University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, July 25, 2014 (Summer Colloquium Series)
- Mathematics Colloquium, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, April 17, 2015
- REU 2015 (Combinatorics, Number Theory and Graph Theory), University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, July 24, 2015
- Fifteenth International Conference in Approximation Theory (minisymposium Random Polynomials), San Antonio, Texas, May 22-25, 2016
- INTEGERS 2016, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, October 6-9, 2016
“The one and only success which it is his to command is to bring to his work a mighty
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., In Our Youth Our Hearts Were Touched With Fire, 1884