- gcheong at umich.edu
- East Hall 5832

I am a third year PhD student in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Michigan. My advisor is Michael Zieve.

I have obtained M.S. in mathematics from Seoul National University in May 2015. My thesis advisor was Atanas Iliev. Before that I have obtained B.A. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 2013. I have not written any senior thesis, but I have developed much of my interest in mathematics by working with Melanie Matchett Wood.

In general, I am interested in algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, and algebraic topology. More specifically, I like to think about relationships between point-count over finite fields and (co)homology groups, using motivic zeta series over Grothendieck ring of certain spaces.

**Weighted distribution of points on cyclic covers of the projective line over finite fields**, submitted, arxiv preprint- The distribution of points on superelliptic curves over finite fields, with Melanie Matchett Wood and Azeem Zaman; Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, 143 no. 4 (2015), pp. 1365-1375. old arxiv preprint.

Here are some talks I have given:

Fall 2017: Rationality of Topological Zeta Functions, (Student Representation Theory Seminar, University of Michigan)

Fall 2016: Topological methods for some arithmetic questions, (Undergraduate Math Club, University of Michigan)

Fall 2017 | Math 116 (University of Michigan) |

Winter 2017 | Math 216 (TA,University of Michigan) |

Fall 2016 | Math 116 (TA, University of Michigan) |

Winter 2015 | Math 115 (University of Michigan) |

Fall 2015 | Math 115 (University of Michigan) |

- Calculus 101: Motivated by Douglas Downing's book "Calculus the Easy Way", I have a long term project to write a non-standard book on calculus, aiming readers with little mathematical background. The book is far from complete, and it will NOT cover enough material for usual calculus courses (including the ones I teach), so please don't rely on this for preparing for your exams.
- GilYoung's Thesis: This contains anything useful for my potential thesis, so if you have found anything dubious, let me know!

This website is shamelessly copied from the one made by Corey Everlove, thanks to his permission!