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Dan Yasaki

Dan Yasaki

Associate Professor

Office: Petty 126
Email: d_yasaki@uncg.edu
Personal Website: http://www.uncg.edu/~d_yasaki/
Starting year at UNCG: 2008
Office Hours: Virtual: T,W,Th 2pm-3:30pm and by appointment

Education

Degree(s): M.A. in Mathematics, Duke University (2000), Ph.D. in Mathematics, Duke University (2005)

Teaching

Fall 2020
  • MAT-253 LEC (Discrete Mathematical Structur), TR 9:30-10:45, Sullivan Science Building 103
  • MAT-727 LEC (Linear Algebra), TR 12:30-1:45, Petty Science Building 223
  • MAT-790 IND (Directed Doctoral Research)
  • MAT-699 DTS (Thesis)

Research

Member of the Research Group(s): Number Theory
Current Students: Kalani Thalagoda (Ph.D.)
Former Students: Debbie White (M.A.), Paula Hamby (M.A.), Nathan Fontes (M.A.)

Research Interests: I study arithmetic quotients of symmetric spaces. These locally symmetric spaces stand at the intersection of various topics in number theory, geometry, and topology. In particular they are closely related to the theory of automorphic forms. I use explicit reduction theory coming from quadratic forms over number fields in order to construct polyhedral tessellations that can be used to compute cohomological modular forms.

Selected Publications

Brief Biography

Dr. Yasaki has an M.A. (2000) and Ph.D. (2005) from Duke University under the supervision of L. Saper. After a three year post-doc at the University of Massachusetts working with P. Gunnells, he has been part of the UNCG faculty since 2008. His research interests are in the area of modular forms, particularly the connection between explicit reduction theory of quadratic forms and the computation of Hecke data for automorphic forms. Recent work has focused on producing new examples of cusp forms over number fields of small degree. Reprints and preprints of publications can be found on his personal webpage.