Donovan Snyder

Currently a graduate student in the Math Departement of the University of Rochester.

Contact

  • E-mail: dsnyd15(at)ur.rochester.edu

  • Office: Hylan 710

  • Pronouns: he/him

  • Office Hours: Wednesday 1-2pm, Thursdays 4-5pm

Teaching: Summer 2024

Math 143

  • Calculus III, Sequences and Series

  • Instructor

Research

Ongoing

  • Sarada Rajeev, Jon Pakianathan, Hopf Algebras/Quantum Groups

    • Applications of Hopf Algebras looking in statistical mechanical systems

    • Expository paper detailing Hopf Algebras and their hopeful application to statistical mechanics systems, including a one-dimensional model with a phase transition.

Previous

  • Alex Iosevich, Emmett Wyman, VC-Dimension and Witness Sets

    • Using VC-Dimension theory to construct witness sets in fractal settings.

    • Expository paper going through a simple example of constructing fractal witness sets.

  • Sarada Rajeev, Quantum Probability

    • Spring 2021

    • Examining probability in a two state quantum random walk, satisfying a different probabilistic axiom

    • Honors Math, Physics Thesis

  • Chen Ding, Systems Group of Computer Science Department, Examining Cache Complexity

  • Alex Iosevich, the polynomial method over finite fields

    • Summer 2019

Mentoring

I am currently directing the graduate student association's reading program for undergraduates. I run my own program based on the research I am doing. Feel free to send me an email if you are interested in participating.

Education

  • University of Rochester, 2021-2023

    • Master of Arts in Mathematics

  • University of Rochester, 2017-2021

    • Honors B.S. in Mathematics with highest distinction

    • B.S. in Physics

    • Minor in Music

Previous Teaching and Examples

As an Instructor at University of Rochester

  • Math 143 - Calculus III, Spring 2024

    • Instructor

    • Two weekly lectures on sequences, series, and polar calculus

  • Math 120 - Precalculus Module - ECO Program, Summer 2023

    • Instructor, course designer

    • Algebra and functions for calculus

    • See sample class notes

  • Math 143 - Calculus III, Summer 2023

    • Instructor

    • Four weekly lectures on sequences, series, and polar calculus

  • Math 143 - Calculus III, Summer 2022

    • Instructor

    • Four weekly lectures on sequences, series, and polar calculus

    • See sample lecture notes

  • Precalculus - ECO Program, Summer 2022

    • Instructor, course designer

    • Algebra and functions for calculus

    • See sample workshop lesson

  • Math for Engineering - ECO Program, Summer 2021

    • Instructor, course designer

    • Algebra and functions for calculus and engineering courses

As a Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of Rochester

  • Math 218 - Math Modeling of the Life Sciences, Spring 2023

    • Grading, substitute lectures

  • Math 263 - Qualitative Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations, Spring 2023

    • Grading

  • Math 436 - Graduate Algebra 1, Fall 2023

    • Grading

  • Math 173 - Honors Linear Algebra, Fall 2022

    • Three weekly recitations, grading exams

    • Substitute lectures, see sample lecture notes

  • Math 143 - Calculus III, Spring 2022

    • Three weekly workshops, grading

  • Math 141 - Calculus I, Fall 2021

    • Three weekly workshops, grading