Student Mentoring

Mentoring undergraduate and highschool students is fun and rewarding.  I'm glad to be in a department that values such activities and supports faculty members on this.  Recent mentoring activities fall into three categories:

  • Competition training.  I find math competitions very fun.  It was a big motivation for me to learn deeper mathematics when I was young.  I have coached teams for

    • The Lowel Putnam Mathematical Competition.  Both at Northeastern University and now at Baruch College.  If you are a student at Baruch College interested, see the teaching tab above or send me an email!​

    • The International Mathematical Olympiad.  I trained the Mexican team for a few years after being a contestant, and even the Canadian team in a Mexico-Canada joint training week before the 50th IMO.  Recently, I coached the Panama team.

  • Research mentoring.  We have an REU at Baruch College.  Click the button for more information on results obtained and plans for future years.

  • Year-round mentoring.  Are you a student at Baruch interested in Discrete Geometry and Combinatorics?  If you want to know what other opportunities there are for you, send me an email!  Some of our students have done directed readings, participated in summer programs, written math honors thesis, and more.

Research papers with undergraduate students as authors

The list below contains papers that I wrote in collaboration with undergraduate students.  Papers of students I mentored (but where I am not an author) are not listed here.  Those can be found in the REU site.

A mélange of diameter Helly-type theorems

Joint with Travis Dillon

Year:

2021

Reference:

SIAM J. Discrete Math. 35 (3) pp. 1615-1627

Bisections of mass assignments using flags of affine spaces

Joint with Ilani Axelrod-Freed

Year:

2021

Status:

Submitted to journal

Lifting methods in mass partition problems

Joint with Yuki Takahashi

Year:

2021

Status:

Submitted to journal

Quantitative combinatorial geometry for concave functions

Joint with Sherry Sarkar and Alexander Xue

Year:

2021

Reference:

J. Combin. Theory Ser. A 182 Article 105465

Balanced convex partitions of lines in the plane

Joint with Alexander Xue

Year:

2021

Reference:

Discrete Comput. Geom. 66(3), pp 1150-1167

Counterexamples to the Colorful Tverberg Conjecture for Hyperplanes

Joint with João Pedro Carvalho

Year

2021

Status:

Submitted to journal

Generalizations of the Yao-Yao partition theorem and the central transversal theorem

Joint with Michael N. Manta

Year:

2021

Status:

Submitted to journal

Tverberg's theorem, disks, and Hamiltonian cycles

Joint with Yaqian Tang

Year:

2020

Status:

Accepted in Ann. Comb.

Isometric and affine copies of a set in volumetric Helly results

Joint with John A. Messina

Year:

2020

Status:

Submitted to journal

Tolerance for colorful Tverberg partitions

Joint with Sherry Sarkar

Year:

2020

Status:

Submitted to journal