# Robert JS McDonald

PhD Candidate, Mathematics, UConn

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PhD Candidate, Mathematics, UConn

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Currently, I am a PhD student at the University of Connecticut. My advisor is Alvaro Lozano-Robledo. Current research interests include number theory, arithmetic geometry, elliptic curves, and Galois representations. My thesis focuses on classifying torsion subgroups of elliptic curves over function fields of genus zero and one. Recently, I have become interested in torsion subgroups of elliptic curves over function fields of hyperelliptic curves.

- PhD Thesis: Torsion Subgroups of Ellitpic Curves over Function Fields
- Research Statement
- Publications (includes abstracts)
- References

- Torsion Subgroups of Elliptic Curves over Function Fields of Genus 0, in JNT
- Torsion Subgroups of Elliptic Curves over Function Fields of Genus 1 (current rough draft)

**Torsion Subgroups of Elliptic Curves over Function Fields of Genus 0 and 1**March 5, 2019*Five College Number Theory Seminar, University of Connecticut***Torsion Subgroups of Elliptic Curves over Function Fields**November 28, 2018*Algebra Seminar, University of Connecticut***Torsion Subgroups of Elliptic Curves over Function Fields**December 11, 2017*Number Theory Seminar, Boston University***ABC and Fermat for Polynomials**April 1, 2017*SIGMA Seminar, University of Connecticut***The Fermat Equation for Polynomials**Spring 2017*Undergraduate Math Club Talk, University of Connecticut*

**Torsion Subgroups of Elliptic Curves over Function Fields of Genus 1**April 14, 2019*1148th AMS Sectional Meeting***Torsion Subgroups of Elliptic Curves over Function Fields**January 19, 2019*2019 Joint Math Meetings***Torsion Subgroups of Elliptic Curves over Function Fields**March 20, 2018*2018 Automorphic Forms Workshop, Tufts University***Torsion Subgroups of Elliptic Curves over Function Fields of Genus 0**October 14, 2017*Maine-Québec Number Theory Conference, University of Maine*

**1148th AMS Sectional Meeting**April 2019*University of Connecticut Hartford, Hartford, CT***Northeast Consortium for Quantitative Literacy XXII Meeting**March 2019*Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA***2019 Joint Math Meetings**January 2019*Baltimore, MD***Connecticut Summer School in Number Theory (CTNT)**May 2018*University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT***Automorphic Forms Workshop**March 2018*Tufts University, Boston, MA***Arizona Winter School: Iwasawa Theory**March 2018*University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ***Maine-Québec Number Theory**October 2017*University of Maine, Orono, ME***MSRI Summer School: Automorphic Forms and Langlands Program**July/August 2017*MSRI, Berkeley, CA***Seventh Upstate New York Number Theory Conference**May 2017*Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY***Arizona Winter School: Perfectoid Spaces**March 2017*University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ***Connecticut Summer School in Number Theory**August 2016*University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT***Arizona Winter School: Arithmetic Geometry**March 2016*University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ***BU/Keio University Workshop 2015**September 2015*Boston University, Boston, MA***Elliptic Curves @ UConn**May 2014*University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT***Advanced Technological Education (ATE) 2013 Conference**Fall 2013*American Association of Community Colleges, Washington DC*

Currently, I am lecturing two sections of **Applied Linear Algebra**, Course Webpage

- Teaching Philosophy
- Teaching Portfolio (includes sample lesson plan)
- Diversity Statement
- References
- Sample Teaching Video (YouTube channel mathrjsm)

**Applied Linear Algebra**Fall 2018**Calculus for Business and Economics**Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2018**BRIDGE Calculus**Summer 2015

**CTNT Graduate Assistant**Summer 2018**Calculus II**Spring 2017**Calculus for Business and Economics**Summer 2016**CTNT Graduate Assistant**Summer 2016**Calculus II**Fall 2015**Calculus I**Spring 2015**Calculus II**Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014

**Geometry**Fall 2012

University of Connecticut

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Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1009

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