Mathematics PhD student at the University of Connecticut

I am in my fourth year of graduate studies.

My research is in mathematical logic, specifically in computability theory and reverse mathematics.

My research adviser is Damir Dzhafarov.

I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota.

Office: MONT 105
Office Hours:
Monday 11 – 12
Wednesday 11 – 12 & 1:30 – 2:30

Curriculum Vitae


Spring 2017

MATH 2410Q – Elementary Differential Equations


Qualitative, analytical and numerical methods for first and second order single ordinary equations as well as first order constant coefficient linear system and some special nonlinear systems. Laplace transform and its application to differential equations.


Section 005: MWF 8:00 – 8:50 in LH106
Section 008: MWF 9:05 – 9:55 in LH108

Office Hours

My office hours this semester are Monday 11 – 12 and Wednesday 11 – 12 & 1:30 – 2:30 in MONT 105.


Differential Equations, 4th edition, by Paul Blanchard, Robert L. Devaney, and Glen R. Hall.


There will be online homework assignments. More information about the online homework system will be delivered in lecture. You are encouraged to work with other students and discuss the homework problems, but you should make sure that you understand and are able to solve the problems on your own.

Quizzes and Exams

There will be a graded in-class assignment during each Friday's lecture. This will be either a short quiz or an exam. Notes, books, phones, and other electronic devices are not permitted during quizzes and exams. You must complete each quiz and exam on your own and may not work with other students.

There will be two midterm exams and one final exam. The first midterm exam will be given in lecture on Friday, February 17. The second midterm exam will be given in lecture on Friday, March 31. The final exam will be given at the time and place published by the Registrar.

On Fridays when there is no exam, there will be a short quiz in class. Usually you will have about 10 minutes to complete the quiz.


Final course grades will be calculated as follows.

Assignment(s) % of Course Grade
Midterm 120%
Midterm 220%
Final Exam30%


Unless otherwise indicated in class, calculators are not permitted during quizzes and exams. Calculators and computers are permitted when you are working on the homework. However, you should make sure that you are able to solve the problems on your own.

Additional Resources

You may find some or all of the following resources helpful to your studies.

UConn Links

Academic Integrity

All students are expected to adhere to the UConn community standards at all times.

Other Expectations

  • You are expected to show up on time to each lecture. You are responsible for knowing the content of each lecture whether or not you attend.
  • You are expected to do work outside of class. This includes reading the text-book and solving practice problems.
  • You are responsible for attending quizzes and exams. If you must be absent for a quiz or exam, you must notify the instructor beforehand with a valid excuse.
  • You are expected to know basic calculus. In particular, you are expected to be able to take derivatives and integrals.
Please note that the common course website available via the math department is out of date. You should refer to this website instead



Fifth NY Graduate Student Conference in Logic
Website | Abstract | Slides


Computability in Europe 2015
Website | Abstract | Slides
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