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I am a third-year PhD student in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
I graduated in 2017 from the University of Washington, Seattle, with a B.S. in mathematics and a minor in music.

Contact info

Email: willdana at umich dot edu
Office: East Hall 3852

Research

I am broadly interested in representation theory and its overlaps with combinatorics and algebraic geometry. I am currently studying quiver representations and Coxeter groups with David Speyer. I've also looked at Brascamp-Lieb inequalities, integral inequalities associated to certain quiver representations, with Harm Derksen.
Some things I'd like to learn more about are flag varieties, geometric invariant theory, and representation stability. More casually, I also enjoy category-theoretic perspectives on things.

Writing

Teaching

UM

Fall 2017: Math 105.
Winter 2018: Math 115.
Fall 2018: Math 116.
Winter 2019: Math 116.

UW

At the University of Washington, I was the TA for the second-year honors calculus sequence in 2015-2016 (Math 334, 335, 336) and 2016-2017 (Math 334, 335, 336).

Other

In summer 2019, I was a mentor at Canada/USA Mathcamp. I taught classes on complex projective space, ring theory, quiver representations, and determinants, as well as two- and one-day classes on random spanning trees and matroids.
Here are notes for my class on quiver representations.
Here are notes for my class on determinants.
Here is a note on why the groundskeeper's algorithm for generating uniformly random spanning trees works.
Here are notes on my one-day class on matroids.
Please let me know if you find typos.

Miscellany