Curriculum Vitae
[-] Alexander Burstein
[-] Curriculum Vitae
Address: Department of Mathematics, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059
Phones: 301-340-0340 (home) • 202-806-6836 (work) • 202-806-6831 (fax)
Email: aburstein AT howard DOT edu, alex AT alexanderburstein DOT org
URL: http://www.alexanderburstein.org, http://www.coas.howard.edu/mathematics/faculty/burstein.html
Phones: 301-340-0340 (home) • 202-806-6836 (work) • 202-806-6831 (fax)
Email: aburstein AT howard DOT edu, alex AT alexanderburstein DOT org
URL: http://www.alexanderburstein.org, http://www.coas.howard.edu/mathematics/faculty/burstein.html
[-] Position
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Howard University, Washington, DC
Member of the Graduate Faculty
Member of the Graduate Faculty
[-] Education
Ph.D., 1998, University of Pennsylvania, Mathematics
M.A., 1993, University of Pennsylvania, Mathematics
B.A., 1993, University of Pennsylvania, Mathematics, cum laude
1993-1998, Graduate Student, University of Pennsylvania
1990-1993, Undergraduate Student, University of Pennsylvania
1987-1989, Undergraduate Student, Kiev State University, Ukraine
M.A., 1993, University of Pennsylvania, Mathematics
B.A., 1993, University of Pennsylvania, Mathematics, cum laude
1993-1998, Graduate Student, University of Pennsylvania
1990-1993, Undergraduate Student, University of Pennsylvania
1987-1989, Undergraduate Student, Kiev State University, Ukraine
[-] Professional Experience
Howard University, Associate Professor, 2013-present
Howard University, Assistant Professor, 2008-2013
Howard University, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2007-2008
John Knopfmacher Centre for Applicable Analysis and Number Theory, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, Visitor, August 2007
Iowa State University, Assistant Professor, 2000-2007
George Washington University, Visiting Assistant Professor, 1999-2000
University of Rhode Island, Lecturer, 1998-1999
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1993-1998
University of Pennsylvania, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, 1992-1993
Howard University, Assistant Professor, 2008-2013
Howard University, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2007-2008
John Knopfmacher Centre for Applicable Analysis and Number Theory, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, Visitor, August 2007
Iowa State University, Assistant Professor, 2000-2007
George Washington University, Visiting Assistant Professor, 1999-2000
University of Rhode Island, Lecturer, 1998-1999
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1993-1998
University of Pennsylvania, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, 1992-1993
[-] Research Interests
Enumerative and Algebraic Combinatorics, in particular, topics related to Permutation Statistics and Patterns in Permutations.
[-] Publications and Talks
[-] Preprints
[-] Published
- Jonathan Bloom, Alexander Burstein, Egge triples and unbalanced Wilf-equivalence, Austral. J. Combin. 64(1) (2016), 232-251,arXiv:1410.0230.
- Alexander Burstein, On the distribution of some Euler-Mahonian statistics, J. Combin. 6 (2015), no. 3, 273-284, arXiv:1402.3619.
- Alexander Burstein, Jay Pantone, Two examples of unbalanced Wilf-equivalence, J. Combin. 6 (2015), no. 1-2, 55-67.
- Alexander Burstein, Sergi Elizalde, Total occurrence statistics on restricted sets, Pure Math. Appl. (Pu.M.A.) 24 (2013), no. 2, 103-123.
- Ziyad AlSharawi, Alexander Burstein, Michael Deadman, Abdullahi Umar, The solution of a recursive sequence arising from a combinatorial problem in botanical epidemiology, Journal of Difference Equations and Applications 19 (2013), no. 6, 981-993.
- Alexander Burstein, A short proof for the number of permutations containing pattern 321 exactly once, Electron. J. Combin. 18(2) (2011), P21.
- Alexander Burstein, Vít Jelínek, Eva Jelínková, Einar Steingrímsson, The Möbius function of separable and decomposable permutations, J. Combin. Th., Ser. A 118 (2011), 2346-2364.
- Alexander Burstein, Matthieu Josuat-Vergés, Walter Stromquist, New Dumont permutations, Pure Math. Appl. (Pu.M.A.) 21 (2010), no.2, 177-206.
- Alexander Burstein, On joint distribution of adjacencies, descents and some Mahonian statistics, Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2010), August 2010, San Francisco, CA, pp. 601-612.
- Alexander Burstein, Peter Hästö, Packing sets of patterns, Europ. J. Combin. 31 (2010), no. 1, 241-253.
- Alexander Burstein, Niklas Eriksen, Combinatorial properties of permutation tableaux, full version, in Permutation Patterns (2010), S.A. Linton, N. Ruskuc, V. Vatter (eds.), LMS Lecture Note Series No. 376, Cambridge University Press, pp. 171-192.
- Alexander Burstein, Isaiah Lankham, Restricted patience sorting and barred pattern avoidance, full version, in Permutation Patterns (2010), S.A. Linton, N. Ruskuc, V. Vatter (eds.), LMS Lecture Note Series No. 376, Cambridge University Press, pp. 233-257.
- Alexander Burstein, Sergey Kitaev, Partially ordered patterns and their combinatorial interpretations, Pure Math. Appl. (Pu.M.A.) 19 (2008), no. 2-3, 27-38.
- Alexander Burstein, Sergey Kitaev, Toufik Mansour, Counting independent sets in certain classes of (almost) regular graphs, Pure Math. Appl. (Pu.M.A.) 19 (2008), no. 2-3, 17-26.
- Alexander Burstein, Niklas Eriksen, Combinatorial properties of permutation tableaux, extended abstract, in Proceedings of the 20th Annual International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2008), June 2008, Viña del Mar, Chile.
- Alexander Burstein, On some properties of permutation tableaux, Ann. Combin. 11 (2007), 355-368.
- Alexander Burstein, Walter Stromquist, Dumont permutations of the third kind, extended abstract, in Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2007), July 2007, Tianjin, China.
- Alexander Burstein, Isaiah Lankham, Restricted patience sorting and barred pattern avoidance, extended abstract, in Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2006), June 2006, San Diego, CA.
- Alexander Burstein, Sergi Elizalde, Toufik Mansour, Restricted Dumont permutations, Dyck paths and noncrossing partitions, Discrete Math. 306 (2006), no. 22, 2851-2869. Extended abstract in Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2006), June 2006, San Diego, CA.
- Alexander Burstein, Isaiah Lankham, A geometric form for the extended patience sorting algorithm, Adv. Appl. Math. 36 (2006), no. 2, 106-117.
- Alexander Burstein, Isaiah Lankham, Combinatorics of patience sorting piles, Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire 54A (2006), Article B54Ab, 19 pp. Extended abstract in Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2005), June 2005, University of Messina, Italy.
- Alexander Burstein, Restricted Dumont permutations, Ann. Combin. 9 (2005), no. 3, 269-280.
- Alexander Burstein, Sergey Kitaev, On unavoidable sets of word patterns, SIAM J. Discrete Math. 19 (2005), no. 2, 371-381.
- Alexander Burstein, Peter Hästö, Toufik Mansour, Packing patterns into words, Electron. J. Combin. 9(2) (2002-2003), R20.
- Alexander Burstein, Toufik Mansour, Words restricted by 3-letter generalized multipermutation patterns, Ann. Combin. 7 (2003), no. 1, 1-14.
- Alexander Burstein, Toufik Mansour, Counting occurrences of some subword patterns, Discrete Math. and Theor. Comp. Sci. 6(1) (2003), 1-12.
- Alexander Burstein, Toufik Mansour, Words restricted by patterns with at most 2 distinct letters, Electron. J. Combin. 9(2) (2002-2003), R3.
- Alexander Burstein, Sylvie Corteel, Alexander Postnikov, Carla D. Savage, A lattice path approach to counting partitions with minimum rank t, Discrete Math. 249 (2002), no. 1-3, 31-39.
- Alexander Burstein, Herbert S. Wilf, On cyclic strings without long constant blocks, Fibonacci Quart. 35 (1997), no. 3, 240-247.
[-] Accepted
[-] Submitted
[-] In preparation
- Alexander Burstein, Chinenye Ofodile, Dumont permutations containing one occurrence of certain three and four letter patterns.
[-] Other
- Alexander Burstein, Enumeration of words with forbidden patterns, Ph.D. thesis, University of Pennsylvania, 1998.
[-] Conference Talks and Posters
- Unimodal inversion sequences and pattern-avoiding classes, talk, AMS Central Section Meeting, October 3-4, 2015, Chicago, IL. (with Walter Stromquist)
- Unbalanced Wilf-equivalence, talk, AMS Central Section Meeting, September 20-21, 2014, Eau Claire, WI.
- Unbalanced Wilf-equivalence, talk, PP'14, July 7-11, 2014, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.
- Unbalanced Wilf-equivalences, talk, Bijective and Algebraic Combinatorics: In honor of Bruce Sagan's 60th birthday, March 24-25, 2014, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
- Equidistribution of some Euler-Mahonian statistics, AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, talk, January 9-12, 2013, San Diego, CA.
- A combinatorial proof of equidistribution of some Euler-Mahonian statistics, AMS Eastern Section Meeting, talk, September 22-23, 2012, Rochester, NY.
- A combinatorial proof of joint equidistribution of some pairs of permutation statistics, talk, PP'12, June 11-15, 2012, Glasgow, Scotland.
- Dumont permutations containing one occurrence of certain three and four letter patterns, talk, AMS Central Section Meeting, March 31 - April 1, 2012, Lawrence, KS.
- Dumont permutations containing one occurrence of certain three and four letter patterns, talk, PP'11, June 20-24, 2011, San Luis Obispo, CA. (with Chinenye Ofodile)
- On joint distribution of adjacencies, descents and some Mahonian statistics, poster, FPSAC'10, August 2-6, 2010, San Francisco, CA.
- On joint distribution of adjacencies, descents and some Mahonian statistics, talk, From A = B to Z = 60: Conference in Honor of Doron Zeilberger's 60th Birthday, May 27-28, 2010, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
- Distribution of some combinatorial statistics on old and new Dumont permutations, talk, Workshop on Combinatorics, Enumeration, and Invariant Theory (WCEIT), March 19-20, 2010, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. (with Matthieu Josuat-Vergés and Walter Stromquist)
- On joint distribution of adjacencies, descents and some Mahonian statistics, talk, AMS Southeastern Section Meeting, October 30 - November 1, 2009, Boca Raton, FL.
- Distribution of pattern statistics on Dumont permutations, talk, PP'09, July 13-17, 2009, Florence, Italy. (Copy of slides at the conference site.)
- Packing sets of patterns, talk, AMS Western Section Meeting, October 4-5, 2008, Vancouver, Canada. (with Peter Hästö)
- Combinatorial properties of permutation tableaux, poster, FPSAC'08, June 2008, Viña del Mar, Chile. (with Niklas Eriksen)
- Total occurrence statistics on restricted sets, talk, PP'08, June 2008, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ. (with Sergi Elizalde)
- Combinatorial properties of permutation tableaux, talk, AMS Southeastern Section Meeting, November 3-4, 2007, Murfreesboro, TN. (with Niklas Eriksen)
- New Dumont permutations, talk, AMS Central Section Meeting, October 5-6, 2007, Chicago, IL. (with Walter Stromquist)
- Dumont permutations of the third kind, poster, FPSAC'07, July 2007, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. (with Walter Stromquist)
- Some more properties of permutation tableaux, talk, PP'07, June 2007, St. Andrews University, Scotland, UK. (with Niklas Eriksen)
- Patience sorting and barred pattern avoidance, poster, FPSAC'06, June 2006, University of California, San Diego, CA.
- Restricted Dumont permutations, Dyck paths and noncrossing partitions, poster, FPSAC'06, June 2006, University of California, San Diego, CA.
- On some properties of permutation tableaux, talk, PP'06, June 2006, Reykjavik University, Iceland.
- Combinatorics of patience sorting piles, poster, FPSAC'05, June 2005, University of Messina, Italy. (with Isaiah Lankham)
- Non-intersecting patience sorting shadow diagrams and barred permutation patterns, talk, Workshop on Permutation Patterns, May 2005, University of Haifa, Israel. (with Isaiah Lankham)
- A geometric form for the extended patience sorting algorithm, talk, PP'05, March 2005, University of Florida. (with Isaiah Lankham)
- Partially ordered generalized patterns and their combinatorial interpretations, talk, PP'05, March 2005, University of Florida. (with Sergey Kitaev)
- Restricted Dumont permutations, talk, PP'04, June 2004, Vancouver Island University, Canada. (with Toufik Mansour)
- Packing patterns into words, talk, PP'03, February 2003, University of Otago, New Zealand. (with Toufik Mansour)
- Words restricted by patterns with at most 2 distinct letters, poster, FPSAC'02, July 2002, University of Melbourne, Australia. (with Toufik Mansour)
- A lattice path approach to counting partitions with minimum rank t, talk, The George Washington University Combinatorics Seminar (1999).
- Enumeration of words with forbidden patterns, talk, 1998 and 1999 AMS Joint Meetings.
[-] Selected Colloquium and Seminar Talks
- Patterns in permutations, George Mason University Mathematics Colloquium, November 7, 2014.
- Patterns in permutations, Discrete Mathematics Seminar, Virginia Commonwealth University, October 9, 2012.
- Patterns in permutations, Combinatorics, Algebra and Geometry Seminar (CAGS), George Mason University, May 4, 2012.
- Patterns in permutations, Discrete Math Seminar, University of Delaware, September 13, 2011.
- Patterns in permutations, James Madison University Mathematics Colloquium, April 5, 2011.
- Permutation patterns and permutation tableaux, Drexel University Math Colloquium, May 14, 2009.
- Combinatorics of permutation tableaux, Combinatorics Seminar, George Washington University, October 31, 2007.
- Patterns in words and permutations, Howard University Math Colloquium, September 5, 2007.
- Combinatorics of permutation tableaux, Howard University Math Colloquium, April 23, 2007.
- Dumont permutations of the third kind, ISU Discrete Math Seminar, April 3, 2007.
- On some properties of permutation tableaux, ISU Discrete Math Seminar, September 5, 2006.
- Statistics on permutation tableaux, ISU Combinatorics Seminar, April 24, 2006.
- Patience sorting and barred pattern avoidance, ISU Discrete Math Seminar, November 29, 2005.
- Restricted Dumont permutations, ISU Combinatorics Seminar, December 1, 2003.
- The kernel method and its combinatorial applications, ISU Combinatorics Seminar, March 31, 2003.
- Patterns and inequalities, ISU Combinatorics Seminar, February 18, 2002.
- Forbidden patterns and certain combinatorial quantities, ISU Combinatorics Seminar, September 10, 2001.
- Packing density of layered patterns, ISU Combinatorics Seminar, February 26, March 16 and April 16, 2001.
- Unsolved problems and conjectures about forbidden patterns, ISU Combinatorics Seminar, December 4, 2000.
- A lattice path approach to counting partitions with minimum rank t, George Washington University Combinatorics Seminar, 1999.
- Enumeration of words with forbidden patterns, MIT Combinatorics Seminar, February 1998, Temple University Combinatorics Seminar, December 1997.
[-] Other conferences and workshops attended
- International Conferences on Permutation Patterns (PP), 2003-2015.
- International Conferences on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC), 1998, 2001-2011, 2013.
- Waterloo Workshop in Computer Algebra 2011 / Herb Wilf's 80th Birthday Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada, May 26-29, 2011.
- Workshop on Permutation Patterns, University of Haifa, Israel, May 29 - June 2, 2005.
- Summer School in Geometric Combinatorics, University of Vienna, Austria, July 18-29, 2005.
- Summer School in Algebraic Combinatorics, University of Linköping, Sweden, June 30-July 10, 2003.
[-] Teaching
Dissertation Advisor:
- Chinenye Ofodile, Howard University, 2008-2011, Ph.D., May 2011, Enumeration of Dumont permutations with few occurrences of three- and four-letter patterns.
- Dev Phulara, Howard University, February 2014.
- Kourtney Fulton, Howard University, October 2013.
- Peter McCalla, Howard University, April 2013.
- Ken Shoda, George Washington University, May 2012.
- Henry Jordan, Howard University, November 2011.
- John Johnson, Howard University, September 2011.
- Chinenye Ofodile, Howard University, March 2011.
- Kendall Williams, Howard University, July 2010.
- Hongxun Qin, George Washington University, May 2000.
- Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) certification, Spring 2012.
- Howard University:
- Patterns in Mathematics,
- Actuarial Science Seminar (directed reading),
- Calculus I,
- Calculus II,
- Calculus III,
- Differential Equations,
- Discrete Structures,
- Probability and Statistics I,
- Probability and Statistics II,
- Introduction to Modern Algebra I (undergraduate/graduate),
- Introduction to Modern Algebra II (undergraduate/graduate),
- Introduction to Analysis I (undergraduate/graduate) — writing-intensive,
- Introduction to Analysis II (undergraduate/graduate),
- Modern Algebra I (graduate).
- Iowa State University:
- Enumerative Combinatorics and Ordered Sets (graduate),
- Introduction to Combinatorics,
- Graphs and Networks,
- Introduction to Abstract Algebra,
- Introduction to Linear Algebra,
- Introduction to Matrices,
- Elementary Differential Equations,
- Calculus II,
- Independent Study (Topics in Combinatorics).
- George Washington University:
- Single Variable Calculus,
- Calculus for Social and Management Sciences.
- University of Rhode Island:
- Precalculus,
- Topics in Mathematics,
- Graph Theory.
- University of Pennsylvania:
- Ordinary Differential Equations,
- Advanced Analysis (TA),
- Linear Algebra (TA),
- Calculus (TA).
[-] Grants
- PI, Permutation Patterns 2016, NSF conference grant, $25800, May-August 2016, submitted.
- PI, Permutation Patterns 2016, NSA conference grant, $25100, May-August 2016, submitted.
- Co-PI, Permutation Patterns 2013, NSF conference grant, $22625, April-July 2013.
- Co-PI, Permutation Patterns 2013, NSA conference grant, $22625, April-July 2013.
- Advanced Summer Research Fellowship 2012, Howard University, May-June 2012, $15000.
- New Faculty Start-Up Fund, Howard University, July 2008 - June 2010, $34128 (extended through June 2011).
- Patterns in permutations, NSA Young Investigator grant, $30000, January 27, 2006 - January 26, 2008.
- ISU summer support grant, June 2001: $5333.
- Travel grants (other than departmental grants):
- Permutation Patterns 2014, Johnson City, TN, July 2014: $426.
- Bijective and Algebraic Combinatorics: In honor of Bruce Sagan's 60th birthday, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, March 2014: $405.
- Permutation Patterns 2013, Paris, France, June 2013: $1900.
- Permutation Patterns 2012, Glasgow, Scotland, June 2012: £200 (about $320).
- Permutation Patterns 2011, San Luis Obispo, CA, June 2011: $1110.
- FPSAC 2011, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 2011: $840.
- FPSAC 2010, San Francisco, CA, August 2010: $740.
- FPSAC 2009, Hagenberg, Austria, July 2009: $820.
- FPSAC 2008, Viña del Mar, Chile, June 2008: $1250.
- FPSAC 2007, Tianjin, China, July 2007: $1400.
- FPSAC 2006, San Diego, CA, June 2006: $500.
- Permutation Patterns 2006, Reykjavik, Iceland: 35000 ISK (about $500).
- FPSAC 2005, Taormina, Italy, June 2005: $475.
- Pattern Avoiding Permutations (PP’05), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, March 2005: $927.
- Workshop on Permutation Patterns, University of Haifa, Israel, May 2005: Full support, including airfare and lodging.
- FPSAC 2004, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 2004: $706.
- FPSAC 2003, Linköping, Sweden, June 2003: $1716.
- Iowa State University Foreign Travel Grant, Spring 2003, for travel to Permutation Patterns 2003: $1480.
- First Conference on Permutation Patterns (PP’03), Dunedin, New Zealand, February 2003: NZ$500 (US$280).
- FPSAC 2002, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, July 2002: $1680.
- Simons Collaboration Grant for Mathematicians, 2013, 2014, 2015 (not funded).
- Iowa State University Special Research Initiation Grant application (2001, 2003) (not funded).
- NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship application (1998, 1999) (not funded).
- Dissertation Fellowship, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 1997-1998.
[-] Service
[-] Departmental
- Howard University:
- Technology Committee, Fall 2015-present.
- Curriculum Committee, Fall 2013-present.
- Graduate Scheduling Committee, Fall 2013-Spring 2014.
- Colloquium Committee, Fall 2010-present.
- Graduate Admissions Committee, Fall 2010-present.
- Graduate Committee, Spring 2008-present.
- Evaluator and Judge, Annual Graduate Research Day, 2010, 2011.
- College Algebra I Final Exam Facilitator, Spring 2009, Spring 2010.
- Calculus I Final Exam Facilitator, Spring 2014.
- Calculus III Final Exam Facilitator, Fall 2007.
- Iowa State University:
- Undergraduate Committee, Spring 2005-Spring 2006.
- Awards Committee, 2001-2002, 2003-2005.
- Library Committee, 2003-2006.
- DEO (Chair) Review Committee, Spring 2004.
[-] Professional
- Steering Committee (aka Oversight and Long-Term Planning Committee) Member, Permutation Patterns Conference Series, June 2012 - present.
- Organizing Committee Chair, 14th International Conference on Permutation Patterns (PP 2016), June 27 - July 1, 2016, Howard University, Washington, DC.
- Organizer, Special Session on Patterns in Permutations and Words, AMS Eastern Sectional Meeting, March 7-8, 2015, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
- Organizing Committee Member, Blackwell Memorial Conference, April 19-20, 2011, Howard University, Washington, DC.
- Organizing Committee Member, 8th International Conference on Permutation Patterns, August 9-13, 2010, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.
- Organizing Committee Member, 3rd International Conference on Permutation Patterns, March 7-11, 2005, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
- Referee for:
- African Diaspora Journal of Mathematics (ADJM),
- Annals of Combinatorics (AoC),
- Australasian Journal of Combinatorics (AJC),
- Discrete Applied Mathematics (DAM),
- Discrete Mathematics (DM),
- Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DMTCS),
- Electronic Journal of Combinatorics (EJC),
- European Journal of Combinatorics (EuJC),
- Graphs and Combinatorics (GCOM),
- INTEGERS: An Electronic Journal of Combinatorial Number Theory (EJCNT),
- Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A (JCTA),
- Journal of Combinatorics (JOC),
- Journal of Difference Equations and Applications (JDEA),
- Journal of Integer Sequences (JIS),
- Online Journal of Analytic Combinatorics (OJAC),
- Mathematics Magazine,
- Pure Mathematics and Applications (Pu.M.A.),
- Theoretical Computer Science (TCS),
- International Conferences on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC), 2004, 2010, 2013.
- Permutation Patterns (2010), S.A. Linton, N. Ruskuc, V. Vatter (eds.), LMS Lecture Note Series No. 376, Cambridge University Press.
- Referee, NSA Mathematical Sciences Grant Program, Spring 2015.
- External referee, Icelandic Research Fund, Fall 2008.
- Reviewer for Math Reviews, October 2002-present.
[-] Other
- Putnam exam seminar co-organizer:
- Iowa State University: 2000-2001, 2002-2005,
- George Washington University: 1999-2000,
- University of Rhode Island: 1998-1999.
- Faculty advisor, Russian-speaking student association (RSSA), Iowa State University, 2001-2006.