I received my PhD in mathematics from the University of Arizona, under the supervision of Ibrahim Fatkullin.
I was born in the capital of Belarus, Minsk, and lived there as a kid. I moved around a little bit because of my parents' work, and got to spend a few years in Israel and in Texas. Eventually I returned to Belarus to attend high school, and graduated from Polotsk's School №10.
I was lucky to get an opportunity to study at Texas A&M University, and then migrated westward to attend grad school at the University of Arizona. Having experienced a lifetime's worth of sun, I am now avoiding further insolation at the University of Edinburgh.
Some things I like:
- I like telling and hearing jokes (please email me if you have a great joke)
- I like riding my bike
- I like school-level, competition-style math problems, and sharing them with school students (e.g. at math circles in Tucson and Edinburgh, and at Texas A&M's SMaRT Camp). You can see some on the Recreational Math page