Graduate advising

I am available to work with graduate students on master’s thesis projects. Please email me if you’re looking for a master’s thesis advisor.

  1. Max Sullivan
    M.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2022
    Thesis: Waring Rank and Apolarity of Some Symmetric Polynomials

  2. Stuart Nygard
    M.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2016
    Thesis: The density topology on the reals and other spaces
    After graduation: Micron

  3. Monica Josue Agana
    M.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2016
    Co-Advisor: Andres Eduardo Caicedo
    Thesis: Classical theory of rearrangements
    After graduation: Vacasa

  4. Anna Marie Megale
    M.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2016
    Thesis: The Frobenius problem
    After graduation: Clearwater Analytics

Undergraduate senior thesis advising

I am available to work with students on undergraduate senior thesis projects. You can email me if you’re looking for a senior thesis advisor, but first, read about what you can expect if we work together and what project ideas we can work on together.

  1. Camryn Edens
    B.S. Applied Mathematics, Boise State University, 2022
    Thesis: Statistical Analysis of Homefield Advantage in Boise State Football

  2. Mariah Davis
    B.S. Applied Mathematics, Boise State University, 2022
    Thesis: Statistical Analysis of Seasonal and Secular Trends in Readership of Different Genres of Literature

  3. Amanda Lopez
    B.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2022
    Thesis: Significant Cryptological Events Through WWII
    After graduation: Berkley North Pacific

  4. Miranda Schaeffer
    B.S. Applied Mathematics, Boise State University, 2021
    Thesis: Partially Ordered Sets
    After graduation: Premera Blue Cross

  5. Sarah Hall
    B.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2021
    Thesis: Permutation Statistics
    After graduation: Clearwater Analytics

  6. Tyler Ware
    B.S. Applied Mathematics, Boise State University, 2021
    Thesis: Waring rank’s utility in optimizing algorithms involving point evaluations of homogeneous polynomials

  7. Bailey Fadden
    B.S. Applied Mathematics, Boise State University, 2020
    Thesis: Using the Chi-Square Test to Analyze Voter Behavior
    After graduation: Sales supervisor, Bogus Basin

  8. Kayla Neal
    B.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2018
    Thesis: The Cayley-Bacharach Theorem
    After graduation: Mathematics M.S. program at Boise State University (completed in 2021); Liberty Mutual

  9. Amanda Aydelotte
    B.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2017
    Thesis: An Exploration of the Chromatic Polynomial
    After graduation: Mathematics Ph.D. program at University of Idaho

  10. Karly Reid
    B.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2017
    Thesis: Hyperbolic Geometry: History, Models, and Art
    After graduation: Washington Federal

  11. Kyle Auble
    B.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2017
    Thesis: From Rings to Graphs: A Different Look at Structure
    After graduation: Belcan

  12. Brandon Sams
    B.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2017
    Thesis: Complementary Coffee Cups
    After graduation: Data Scientist at Traffic Technology Services Inc.

  13. Stacia Orr
    B.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2016
    Thesis: Cubik Mathemagic

  14. Brent El-Bakri
    B.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2014
    Thesis: A brief encounter with linear codes
    After graduation: Teaching at Bishop Kelly High School

Graduate committees

  1. Milan Zanussi
    M.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2021
    Advisor: Sam Coskey
    Thesis: Zariski Geometries and Quantum Mechanics

  2. Sarah Schott
    M.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2021
    Advisor: Jens Harlander
    Thesis: Exploring the Beginnings of Algebraic K-Theory

  3. Kennedy Courtney
    M.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2020
    Advisor: Jens Harlander
    Thesis: The Directed Forest Complex of Cayley Graphs
    After graduation: Mathematics Instructor at Boise State University

  4. Mitchell Scofield
    M.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2019
    Advisor: Jens Harlander
    Thesis: On the Fundamental Group of Plane Curve Complements

  5. Khoi Le
    M.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2018

  6. Kyle Beserra
    M.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2016
    Advisor: Sam Coskey
    Thesis: On the Conjugacy Problem for Automorphisms of Trees
    After graduation: Mathematics Ph.D. program at University of North Texas

  7. Phillip W. Hart
    M.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2015
    Advisor: Uwe Kaiser
    Thesis: Monodromy representation of the braid group

  8. Tyler Allyn
    M.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2014
    Advisor: Jens Harlander
    Thesis: Diagrammatically reducible 2-complexes
    After graduation: Professional and competitive kayaking; Altai Visuals

  9. Uri Rogers
    Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boise State University, 2014
    Advisor: Hao Chen
    Dissertation: On uniformly most powerful decentralized detection
    After graduation: Assistant Professor, Eastern Washington University, Electrical Engineering

  10. Summer Lynne Kisner
    M.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2013
    Advisor: Andres Eduardo Caicedo
    Thesis: Schur’s theorem and related topics in Ramsey theory
    After graduation: Clearwater Analytics

  11. Katherine Kylee Zebedeo
    M.S. Mathematics, Boise State University, 2012
    Advisor: Uwe Kaiser
    Thesis: Regular homotopy of closed curves on surfaces
    After graduation: Clearwater Analytics