Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Harvey Mudd College
Current teaching interests include linear algebra, abstract algebra, discrete mathematics, and representation theory. This year (2017-2018), I will be teaching Math 30B (Calculus), Math 171 (Abstract Algebra I), Math 189V (Finite Fourier Analysis), Math 70 (Intermediate Linear Algebra), and Math 131 (Mathematical Analysis I).
Current research interests include harmonic analysis on finite groups and algebraic voting theory. I am particularly interested in finding, exploring, and describing applications of the representation theory of finite groups with the help of my talented and energetic undergraduate research students.
If you are an elementary, junior high, or high school teacher in the Los Angeles area, you might be interested in our popular outreach program called Pathways. Visit the Pathways homepage to learn more about who we are, what we do, and why we do it. We would love to visit your school!
If you are computer science, software engineering, or computational biology major, and you are thinking about studying abroad, check out the Aquincum Institute of Technology (AIT) in Budapest, Hungary. Together with Ran Libeskind-Hadas, I'm one of the AIT North American Co-directors.
If I have agreed to write recommendation letters for you, please visit my recommendations page at least two weeks before the first letter is due. Also, please feel free to chat with me about ways you can make the letter writing process go smoothly for both you and your letter writers.