Service

Mentoring

Since 2019, I have mentored four undergraduates through the AMS Grad Chapter's mentoring program. These are:

  1. (Sep’22–) Alhussein Khalil, currently a freshman. Topic: Roth's theorem on arithmetic progressions.

  2. (Feb’22–Aug’22) Tran Duy Anh Le, then a freshman. Topic: Introduction to analytic number theory.

  3. (Oct’20–May’21) Zhengkai Li, then a senior. Topic: Introduction to analytic number theory. She is now a Math PhD student at University of Washington.

  4. (Oct’19–Jan’20) Peter Dragos, then a senior. At that point, the mentoring program had no reading component, so there was no topic – and in any case, Peter wanted mentorship that could help him decide between academic and non-academic careers – and he eventually picked a non-academic path.

To the profession

Organizer, Grad Seminar, FRG: Averages of \(L\)-functions and Arithmetic Stratification, AIMath (2021-)

I organize the graduate students’ seminar for this NSF Focused Research Group at the American Institute of Mathematics. This is an online seminar for blackboard-style expository and research talks aimed at early career researchers in analytic number theory and random matrix theory.

Journal Refereeing

I have refereed for IJNT.

Organizer, Problem Solving Seminar, AMS Grad Student Chapter, UoR (2019-2020)

I organized problem solving sessions for graduate students of the department on behalf of the AMS Grad Chapter for the 2019-2020 academic year. This included ensuring that there are enough problems to be discussed in each session, and archiving problems that were discussed in previous sessions.

To the institution (AS&E, University of Rochester)

Grad Student Member, Board for Academic Honesty, (2019-)

I serve on hearings of the Board dealing with possible violations of the AS&E academic honesty involving graduate students.

Grad Student Member, Academic Honesty Education Committee, (2020)

I represented the graduate student view on this committee, which works to educate the AS&E community on the academic honesty policy, and to build a sense of communal values and ethics around academic honesty.

Travel Grant Reviewer, Graduate Students’ Association, (2018-2022)

I have reviewed for the AS&E GSA travel grant in the Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 semesters.

Representative from the Department of Mathematics, GSA (2019-2020)

I represented the graduate students of the department in the meetings of the GSA for the 2019-2020 academic year.

To the institution (Academic Senate, IIT Kanpur)

Students’ Senate Nominee, Senate Undergraduate Committee (2012-15)

I was one of the four student members of the SUGC, which is a Standing Committee of the (academic) Senate of IITK. I was responsible for putting forward the student opinion on academic matters that affected undergraduates.

Students’ Senate Nominee, Senate Students’ Affairs Committee (2014-15)

I was one of the four student members of the SSAC, which is a Standing Committee of the (academic) Senate of IITK. I was responsible for attending the (confidential) meetings of the SSAC, which looks into disciplinary matters pertaining to students, including investigating disciplinary violations and recommending punishments.

Students’ Senate Nominee, Senate Education Policy Committee (2014-15)

I was one of the two student members on the SEPC, which is a Standing Committee of the (academic) Senate of IITK and was responsible for putting forward the opinion of students on policy matters, such as the introduction of new degree programmes and establishment of new departments.

To the institution (Students’ Senate, IIT Kanpur)

Chairperson, Students’ Senate (2014-15)

I was elected as Chairperson of the Students’ Senate to preside over its meetings and was responsible for ensuring that the decisions taken by the Senate were implemented. I served as one of the two highest representatives of the student body in all aspects of the Institute administration, especially in the (academic) Senate of IIT Kanpur (as an ex-officio special invitee).

Parliamentarian, Students’ Senate (2013-14)

I was elected by the Students’ Senate to act as the deputy to the Chairperson and to chair the meetings of the Senate in his absence. I was responsible for maintaining and interpreting the Rules and Procedures of the Senate and the Constitution of the Students’ Gymkhana, and served as the ex-officio Chairman of the Rules and Procedures Committee, a standing subcommittee of the Students’ Senate.

Secretary, Students’ Senate (2012-13)

I was responsible for assisting the Chairperson, Students’ Senate in their responsibilities, including organizing the meetings of the Students’ Senate and maintaining the website. I helped maintain the records of the Students’ Senate. The documentation system that I formulated then is still being used now (2022).

Senator UG Y11, Students’ Senate (2011-12, 2013-15)

I was one of the 8 elected representatives of my batch, and was responsible for presenting the viewpoint of my batch at meetings of the Students’ Senate.