Advisees & Advice


Post-doctoral researchers

  • Hongdi Huang, Summer 2020 - present, Rice University.
  • Former graduate student of Jason Bell.
    On the academic job market in Fall 2022 for a permanent position to begin in 2023

  • Xingting Wang, Fall 2015 - Spring 2018, Temple University.
  • Former graduate student of James Zhang.
  • Next position: Assistant Professor of Mathematics (Tenure Track) at Howard University.


Ph.D. students

Ph.D advisee slots are at capacity until further notice.

  • Vincent Thompson, Spring 2022 - present, Rice U., Ph.D pre-candidate.

  • Fernando Liu Lopez, Summer 2021 - present, Rice U., Ph.D candidate.

  • Fabio Alejandro Calderón Mateus, Fall 2020 - present, Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogotá, Ph.D candidate. UNC co-advisor: Milton Armando Reyes Villamil.
    Fulbright Fellowship, sponsored by the Fulbright Foundation to visit Rice U. for the 2021-22 AY.

    On the academic job market in Fall 2022 for a post-doctoral position to begin in 2023

  • Anh-Tuong Nguyen, Summer 2019 - present, UIUC., Ph.D candidate.
    On the industrial and business job market in 2023.

  • Harshit Yadav, Spring 2019 - present, UIUC transfer to Rice U., Ph.D candidate.
    Nettie S. Autrey Fellowship, awarded by Rice U. to one graduate student in either the School of Natural Sciences or the School of Engineering per year.
    Next position: Max Wyman Assistant Professorship at the University of Alberta
    to work with Thomas Creutzig and Terry Gannon.
  • Zachary Cline, Fall 2015 - Spring 2019, Temple University.
  • Thesis: Extending actions of Hopf algebras to actions of the Drinfel'd double. [found here]
    Next position: Visiting Assistant Professorship at Bucknell University.


Undergraduate research students

  • Amanda Hernandez, January 2021 - April 2022, Rice University.
  • Next position: Mathematics Ph.D. program at Brown University.
  • Topic: Non-counital Frobenius algebras. [paper]
  • Andrew Estornell and Matthew Wynne, April 2017 - May 2018, Temple University.
  • AE's next position: Computer Science Ph.D. program at Washington University, St. Louis.
  • MW's next position: Mathematics Ph.D. program at the University of Washington, Seattle.
  • Topic: Deformations of monomial algebras. [paper]

  • Dong Bin Choi, January - December 2016, Temple University.
  • Next position: Mathematics Ph.D. program at Temple University.
  • Topic: Noncommutative Invariant Theory. [poster]

  • Daniel J. Reich, June 2014 - August 2015, Temple University.
  • Next position: Applied Mathematics Ph.D. program at North Carolina State University.
  • Topic: PI three-dimensional Sklyanin algebras. [paper]


Short-term Ph.D. and Postdoctoral advisees

  • Colleen Delaney (Postdoc at Indiana U.), Spring 2020, MSRI
  • Pablo Ocal (Ph.D. advisor: Sarah Witherspoon, Texas A&M U.), Spring 2020, MSRI
  • Hongdi Huang (Ph.D. advisor: Jason Bell, U. Waterloo), Fall 2019, UIUC.