Peer Math Advisors

The Peer Math Adviser program is a network of juniors, seniors, and graduate students in the math department who are available as resources and connections for undergraduate students. Undergraduates are highly encouraged to reach out to PMAs to connect with other students in the math community and seek advice and support from peers. All the PMAs can be reached by email. If you would like to be matched with a PMA, please reach out to Jaydeep Singh or Tara Abrishami (contact info on the right). The Peer Math Adviser program also hosts monthly events and drop-in hours, which all students are welcome to attend! 

Meet the Fall 2020 Peer Math Advisers:

Undergraduate Student PMAs

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Sharon Zhang sharonz@princeton.edu

I'm an undergraduate senior in the math department from Princeton, NJ. I'm interested in applied math and machine learning, and I'm also pursuing a certificate in the Program for Applied Computing (PAC). Outside of classes, I also do a lot of design work around campus.

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Matthew Yuan my4@princeton.edu

Hi everyone! I'm a senior currently quarantining in New Jersey after a semester abroad at the University of Oxford. I'm happy to chat about math and non-math topics with you :D

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Alan Chung alan.chung@princeton.edu

Hi everyone! My name is Alan, a junior in the math department. I'm primarily interested in Theoretical CS, specifically Theoretical Machine Learning, and I'm excited to meet you guys :)

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Michael Gintz mgintz@princeton.edu

Hi there! My name is Michael and I'm a junior in the department. I generally like to hang around Fine: I wrote for Princeton's high school math contest (PUMaC) for two years, and as of writing this I'm the social chair of the math club (which means creating board game nights!). I might be able to help with questions like "What am I doing in the math department? These classes are ridiculous, how do I find a work-life balance? What does a work-life balance look like for me?" I can also talk to you about popular music or puzzlehunting!

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Ahmed Farah afarah@princeton.edu

Hi! I'm Ahmed Farah, I'm a junior in the math department pursuing certificates from the COS department and the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP). I decided to major in math as a consequence of developing Stockholm syndrome from the 215-217 intro sequence. On campus (and now online, I guess), I'm involved in Triangle Club, the Playwrights Guild, and Koleinu. During my free time, I like to watch Tik Tok compilation among other potato couch -esque activities, as well as going to Museums. HMU!

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Anthony D’Arienzo darienzo@princeton.edu

I’m a senior in the mathematics department. I enjoy studying algebraic topology, mathematical logic, model theory, and topos theory and its applications to computing. I have done research in mathematical modeling in physics and computer science and in topological and categorical representations of predicate logic. Over my sophomore summer, I travelled to the University of Tasmania for an IIP in mathematical modeling.

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Caoimhe Boyle cmboyle@princeton.edu

Hi! My name is Caoimhe Boyle, I'm a junior from New York City. In addition to math, I'm also interested in computer science, politics and language learning. I'm happy to talk about math major requirements, the experiences of underrepresented groups in mathematics, and my junior seminar this fall. I'm really excited to meet some prospective math majors!

Graduate Student PMAs

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Ben Lowe benl@math.princeton.edu

I'm from Wisconsin originally and went to college at the University of Chicago.  I'm broadly interested in geometry and topology. I participated in several different REUS when I was an undergraduate, so I would be glad to give advice about REUs.

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Vikram Giri vgiri@math.princeton.edu

Hi! I'm a third year graduate student here. I'm broadly interested in the fields of fluid dynamics, PDEs and geometric measure theory. I'd be more than happy to chat about maths with you all and would be able to provide guidance for independent work. Some possible topics I could advise include Preiss' Theorem, well-posedness theory of (stochastic) Navier-Stokes and transport equations. If you're interested, send me an email. We can talk about the maths that interests you and come up with an interesting project. Outside the department, I'm involved with the Prison Teaching Initiative (PTI) here at Princeton where I teach maths.

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Sameera Vemulapalli sameerav@math.princeton.edu

Hi! I mostly study arithmetic statistics, which is (broadly) about trying to count/parametrize/find statistical distributions of things in algebraic number theory. I also really like classical algebraic geometry and computer algebra systems! Outside of math, I like to rock climb, do yoga, and bake.

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Érico Silva easilva@math.princeton.edu

I’m a second year grad student studying geometric analysis, and as such I’m very interested in the use of analysis to solve geometric problems. I also love talking about all kinds of mathematics and its relation to other subjects, like science, philosophy, or life in general.

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Jaydeep Singh jaydeeps@math.princeton.edu

Hi everyone! I’m a second year PhD student from the Midwest, working on things in analysis and mathematical physics. I have experience bouncing around different STEM fields, and love learning about applications of math in the world! Always happy to talk about life in the department and experiences identifying as an (aspiring) mathematician.

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Anna Skorobogatova as110@princeton.edu

I'm a first year grad student, supervised by Camillo De Lellis. My primary field of interest is Geometric measure theory/PDE. Before this I studied at the University of Warwick in the UK. In my spare time I enjoy going climbing, running, hiking and cycling. I also do aerial hoop and pole.

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Katharine Woo khwoo@princeton.edu

Katy Woo is a first year PhD student studying analytic number theory (with a side interest in cryptography). She did her undergraduate at Stanford, where she participated in summer research programs, wrote a senior thesis, and was the head of the student mathematical organization. Outside of mathematics, she enjoys dancing and folding origami.

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Dev Dabke ddabke@princeton.edu

Dev is a 3rd year applied math grad student working on networks, dynamical systems, machine learning and—most importantly—basketball. He loves working on a diverse array of mathematical problems and their applications and is always excited to learn something new. He’s a proud Duke alum (go Blue Devils!) and is on the PU Figure Skating Club.

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Mira Gordin magordin@princeton.edu

I am a 1st year PhD student in the Program in Applied & Computational Math. My research interests are mainly in the area of probability and I enjoy working on problems related to biology and physics. I am passionate about working towards creating greater equity within the math community.

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Tara Abrishami taraa@math.princeton.edu

Hi there! I’m a second year grad student in PACM, working on structural graph theory. When I’m not doing math, I enjoy reading, playing board games, and being outdoors. I love meeting new people and I’m happy to talk about anything!

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Tatiana Brailovskaya tatianab@princeton.edu

I am a grad student in PACM, broadly interested in probability theory. Before coming to Princeton, I did my undergraduate degree at Caltech, where I worked on applied math problems related to computational biology. Outside of math, I enjoy reading, discovering new music, watching art house films, dancing and spending time in nature.