PhD Candidate at the University of Illinois Chicago
Email: 5christN@uic.edu (swap the "5" and the "N")
Office: SEO 724
CV
Fall 2024: TAC (Teaching Assistant Coordinator for Math 589: Teaching of Mathematics). This is a required course for graduate students in the MSCS department to teach with the goal of improving their teaching.
Current Office Hours: By appt :)
My research interests are encompassed by the area of Probability, Combinatorics, Statistical Physics, and MCS. Below are any papers I've worked on.
2. Realizability of hypergraphs and high-dimensional contingency tables with random degrees and marginals
preprint
with Marcus Michelen
1. The set of ratios of derangements to permutations in digraphs is dense in [0,1/2].
The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics (2022)
with Bethany Austhof and Patrick Bennett
IDEAL Get Ready for Research Workshop on June 2-4 2023 at UIC.
IDEAL High School Teacher Workshop on May 6, 2023 at UIC.
(Possibly a hotdog.) A fifth year PhD candidate at UIC whose research interest include a choice from (Probability, Combinatorics, Statistical Physics).
I completeted my master's degree -along the way of my PhD- in mathematical computer science at UIC in 2022 and my bachelor's degree in mathematics with a minor in philosophy at Western Michigan University in 2019.
I am currently being co-advised by Marcus Michelen (UIC) and Will Perkins (Georgia Tech).
I am currently one of the co-organizers of the 2026 GSCC (Graduate Student Combinatorics Conference).
Since its inception I have been a (Lead) Graduate Instructor at YSP at UIC. This is a high school math camp meant "to introduce a diverse group of high schoolers from all over Chicago to exciting topics in mathematics.."
I am one of the co-founders and co-organizers for DRP at UIC which started in Fall 2023 and was modeled after the Directed Reading Program at UT-Austin . This reading program has the expressed goal of supporting students of all backgrounds develop skills useful to learn math independently and pair undergraduates with a graduate mentor to assist with that goal. More info about DRPs can be found here.
On June 24, 2024 I was a graduate helper for a Math & Physics in Chicago day where students from the Cayman Islands learned a bit of math, physics, and did some hands on activities.
I have been both a member and mentor for Symbols of Inclusion.
During F23-S24 I was the MSCS department representative to the UIC Graduate Student Council .
In Fall 2023, I was an instructor for Math Circles of Chicago at Gads Hill Center and also a judge for QED (a middle, high school math fair).
In Spring 2022, I was the organizer for the UIC MSCS Graduate Student Colloquium. You can find the schedule of talks here .
I served as (F21-S22) co-president of UIC's Math Graduate Student Association and currently maintain its webpage, store, and run its Ping Pong League.
Pictured here: 1&2: Me and The Bean, 3-5: Jules, Casimir, 6: Me with Bernie Sanders for an event I organized at UIC in Spring 2023.