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Eckhart 135

Department of Mathematics

University of Chicago

5734 S University Ave

Chicago, IL 60637

About

I'm a sixth-year Ph.D. student in the math department at the University of Chicago, working with Alexander Razborov and Madhur Tulsiani. I completed my B.S. in mathematics and materials science at Carnegie Mellon University in 2015. My research interests are in combinatorics and theoretical computer science—right now I'm working on constructing and decoding certain types of error-correcting codes. More details are available in my CV.

Teaching

Take a look at my teaching portfolio for my statement of teaching philosophy, detailed descriptions of the classes listed below, sample course materials, student evaluations, and more!

**Autumn 2020:**Calculus 2 (MATH 15200)**Summer 2020:**Introduction to Cryptography (Collegiate Scholars Program), co-taught with Karl Schaefer**Winter 2020:**Calculus 3 (MATH 15300)**Autumn 2019:**Calculus 2 (MATH 15200)**Summer 2019:**Calculus (Harris School of Public Policy Math Camp), Course site**Spring 2019:**Elementary Functions and Calculus 3 (MATH 13300)**Winter 2019:**Calculus 3 (MATH 15300)**Autumn 2018:**Calculus 2 (MATH 15200)**Spring 2018:**Elementary Functions and Calculus 3 (MATH 13300)**Winter 2018:**Elementary Functions and Calculus 2 (MATH 13200)**Autumn 2017:**Elementary Functions and Calculus 1 (MATH 13100)

**Autumn 2020:**Course Design and College Teaching (CCTE 50000), with Joe Lampert**Summer 2017:**Linear Algebra and Combinatorics (UChicago REU), with László Babai**Summer 2017:**A Problem-Solving Approach to Graph Theory (Collegiate Scholars Program), with Karl Schaefer**Spring 2017:**Honors Calculus 3, Inquiry-Based Learning (MATH 16310), with Chris Henderson**Winter 2017:**Honors Calculus 2, Inquiry-Based Learning (MATH 16210), with Chris Henderson**Autumn 2016:**Honors Calculus 1, Inquiry-Based Learning (MATH 16110), with Chris Henderson and Kevin Corlette

**Spring 2015:**Matrices and Linear Transformations (21-241), with David Handron**Autumn 2014:**Concepts of Mathematics (21-127), with Tim Flaherty**Spring 2014:**Concepts of Mathematics (21-127), with Mike Picollelli**Autumn 2013:**Concepts of Mathematics (21-127), with Gregory Johnson**Spring 2013:**Concepts of Mathematics (21-127), with Mike Picollelli

Publications

**Unique Decoding of Explicit ε-balanced Codes Near the Gilbert-Varshamov Bound**, with Fernando Granha Jeronimo, Shashank Srivastava, and Madhur Tulsiani.
To appear in *Proceedings of the 61st IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science* (FOCS 2020).
arXiv

**List Decoding of Direct Sum Codes**, with Vedat Levi Alev, Fernando Granha Jeronimo, Shashank Srivastava, and Madhur Tulsiani.
In *Proceedings of the 31st ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms* (SODA 2020), pages 1412–1425.
Conference version|arXiv