Past and current Ph.D. students



1) Georgiy Arutunyants (Ph.D. 2006)

Georgiy got his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in 2006 in geometric measure theory and decided to seek a career in industry. After a highly successful stint at SAS and Prognos Inc, George is now the senior director of analytics at Parker Avery.

2) Derrick Hart (Ph.D. 2008)

Derrick got his Ph.D from the University of Missouri in 2008 in additive combinatorics and worked as a postdoc at Rutgers and Kansas State before moving into software engineering in the Kansas City area.

3) Doowon Koh (Ph.D. 2008)

Doowon Koh got his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in 2008 in harmonic analysis and analytic number theory. He is now a Professor of Mathematics at Chungbuk University in Korea.

4) Jeremy Chapman (Ph.D. 2010)

Jeremy got his Ph.D. from the university of Missouri in 2010 in geometric combinatorics. He is now a Professor of Mathematics at Lyons College in Arkansas.

5) Le Anh Vinh (Ph.D. 2010)

Vinh got his Ph.D. from Harvard in 2010 in combinatorics. He is now a Professor of Mathematics at VNIES in Hanoi, Vietnam.

6) David Covert (Ph.D. 2011)

David got his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in 2011 in number theory and combinatorics. He is now an Associate Professor of Mathematics at UMSL in St. Louis, Missouri.

7) Steven Senger (Ph.D. 2011)

David got his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in 2011 in harmonic analysis and combinatorics. He is now an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Missouri State University.

8) Krystal Taylor (Ph.D. 2012)

Krystal got her Ph.D. at the University of Rochester in 2012 in harmonic analysis. She is now an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Ohio State University.

9) Esen Aksoy (Ph.D. 2014) co-advised with Jon Pakianathan

Esen got her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 2014 in number theory. She is now an instructor at Bilkent University in Turkey.

10) Mike Bennett (Ph.D. 2015)

Mike got his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 2015 in geometric combinatorics. He is now a mathematics instructor in upstate NY.

11) Dee Ethier (Ph.D. 2016) co-advised with Jon Pakianathan

Dee got her Ph.D. in 2016 from the University of Rochester in 2016 in number theory. She is now a computer programmer in Connecticut.

12) Bochen Liu (Ph.D. 2016)

Bochen got his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 2016 in harmonic analysis. He is now an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Southern Chinese University.

13) Brendan Murphy (Ph.D. 2016) co-advised with Jon Pakianathan

Brendan got his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 2016 in number theory and combinatorics. He is now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bristol.

14) Philipp Birklbauer (Ph.D. 2019)

Philipp got his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 2016 in number theory and combinatorics. He is now a computer programmer in the Chicago area.

15) Nick Chatzikonstantinou (Ph.D. 2020) co-advised with Sevak Mkrtchyan

Nick got his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 2016 in harmonic analysis. He is now a postdoctoral researcher in Okinawa.

16) Alex McDonald (Ph.D. 2021)

Alex got his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 2021 in harmonic analysis and combinatorics. He is now a postdoctoral researcher at Ohio State University.

17) Jonathan Passant (Ph.D. 2021)

Jonathan got his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 2021 in combinatorics. He is now a Heilbronn Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Bristol.

18) Brianna Vick (Ph.D. 2021) co-advised with Arjun Krishnan

Brianna got her Ph.D. at the University of Rochester in 2021 in harmonic analysis. She is now an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Clayton University in Atlanta.

19) Belmiro Galo (Ph.D. 2021-expected)

Belmiro got his Ph.D. at the University of Rochester in 2021. He is now a Visiting Assistant Professor at Colgate.

20) Anirudh Gurjale (Ph.D. 2022-expected)

Anirudh is working in number theory and combinatorics. His work is centered around an algebraic geometric approach to Erdos type problems in geometric combinatorics.

21) Gail Jardine (Ph.D. 2022-expected)

Gail is working in geometric combinatorics. Her work is centered around the properties of the distance graph in vector spaces over finite fields.

22) Tingsong Jiang (Ph.D. 2022-expected)

Tingsong is working in geometric combinatorics. He is working on configuration problems that combine different types of group actions in the context of naturally arising hypergraphs.

23) Tritium Shen (Ph.D. 2022-expected) co-advised with Sevak Mkrtchyan

Tritium is working on Lp-improving measures in the fractal setting and on results that bridge the Falconer distance problem and its analogs in the setting of sets of positive upper Lebesgue density.

24) Brian McDonald (Ph.D. 2023-expected)

Brian is working in harmonic analysis and frame theory. His work is centered around determining whether the L2 space associated with a given measure does, or does not possess a frame of exponentials. He has also done work in geometric combinatorics.

25) Firdavs Rakhmonov (Ph.D. 2023-expected)

Firdavs is working in geometric analysis and geometric combinatorics. In geometric analysis his work is centered around the distribution of eigenvalues of the Laplacian on product manifolds. In geometric combinatorics, his work is focused on generalized configuration problems in vector spaces over finite fields.

26) Donggeun Ryou (Ph.D. 2023-expected)

Donggeun Ryou is working in harmonic analysis, number theory and probability. Donggeun's work is centered around the classical Lambda_p problem and Bourgain's proof of the existence of non-trivial Lambda_p sets of every possible order.