Filip Saidak

Filip Saidak

Associate Professor

Office: Petty 104
Personal Website:
Starting year at UNCG: 2006
Office Hours: Face to Face: M 12:00pm-3:00pm


Degree(s): Ph.D. in Mathematics, Queens University (2001)

Math Family Tree


Fall 2023
  • MAT-196 LEC (Calculus A), MTWF 10:00-10:50, PETT 227
  • MAT-196 LEC (Calculus A), MTWF 12:00-12:50, PETT 227


Member of the Research Group(s): Number Theory
Current Students: Torre Caparatta (Ph.D.)
Former Students: Torre Caparatta (M.A.)

Research Interests: I am interested in classical questions concerning prime numbers and their distribution, which I try to investigate using mainly analytic and probabilistic methods. A special topic of my interest is the location of zeros of the Riemann zeta function and its derivatives; Others include problems centering around the differences between consecutive prime numbers, distribution and divisibility properties of primes of special forms, as well as values of various arithmetical functions. History and philosophy of mathematics (and science in general) are also areas I like to think about and conduct research in.

Selected Publications

Brief Biography

Dr. Saidak received his B.Sc. at The University of Auckland in New Zealand, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in number theory at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. He then held postdoctoral and visiting positions at the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada), University of Missouri (MO), Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia), and Wake Forest University (NC).