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)

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

20) Gail Jardine (Ph.D. 2022)

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

21) Tingsong Jiang (Ph.D. 2022)

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

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

Tritium's thesis is on point configuration problems in fractal subsets of Euclidean space. In particular, it is about dilates of simplexes that are determined by subsets of sufficiently large Hausdorff dimension.

23) 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.

24) Shashank Chorge (Ph.D. 2023-expected)

Donggeun is working in analytic number theory and learning theory. His work is centered around derivatives the Riemann zeta function and the Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimension of classes of indicator functions of subsets of the integer lattice.

25) 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.

26) 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.

27) 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.

28) Pablo Bhowmick (Ph.D. 2025-expected)

Pablo is working on problems that involve connections geometric combinatorics and learning theory. His work is centered around the computation of the Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimension of classes of classifier in modules over finite rings.

29) Shengze Duan (Ph.D. 2025-expected)

Shengze is working on Lp improving properties of operators on fractal spaces with applications to partial differential equations and configuration problems in geometric measure theory.

30) Quy Pham (Ph.D. 2026-expected)

Quy is working on Falconer type problems in geometric measure theory with a probabilistic component.