Dillon Hanson
Ph.D. Student in Mathematics
University of North Texas
dillon.hanson@unt.edu
Link to CV
Upcoming Conferences: Joint Math Meetings (JMM) 2023 in Boston, MA, January 4-7, 2023
Upcoming Conferences:
- Giving talk in AMS Special Session on Research Community in Algebraic Combinatorics
Upcoming Conferences:
Southwest Local Algebra Meeting (SLAM) 2023 at the University of North Texas, March 4-5, 2023
A little about me...
I received a B.S. in mathematics and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 2014.
Throughout high school and undergrad, I had a passion for education,
but also wanted experience in industry.
After two years working as a software developer at Epic in Madison, Wisconsin,
I returned to academia!
I moved to rural Iowa and taught high school math and science at Maharishi School,
a private college-preparatory school with an educational philosophy known as consciousness-based education.
I am currently in his final year of his Ph.D. in mathematics, working under the advisement of Dr. Anne V. Shepler.
I competed in ballroom dancing from 2011 to 2018, specializing in international standard: the waltz, tango, viennese waltz, foxtrot, quickstep.
Here is a video of me and my ballroom partner performing our favorite dance, the waltz.
And here, notice how many couples are on the floor at one time! Yes, collisions happen!!
While in grad school, my artistic focus has shifted to musical theatre.
My office is adorned with the posters and programs of shows I have been in during my time at UNT. (My theatre resume is available upon request.)
Research Interests
My research focuses on algebraic combinatorics and the invariant theory of reflection groups,
which has connections to Catalan combinatorics and cohomology of Lie algebras.
I also investigate hyperplane arrangements, specifically for vector spaces
over fields of positive characteristic.
Invariant differential derivations for reflection groups in positive characteristic, with Anne V. Shepler, submitted 2022.
Talks Given at Conferences and External Seminars
UT-Dallas Algebra and Combinatorics Seminar, October 2022, Richardson, TX
RANDINAG (Recent Advances & New Directions in the Interplay of Noncommutative Algebra and Geometry), June 2022, Seattle, WA
GradMOCCA (Graduate Meeting on Combinatorial Commutiative Algebra), Poster , May 2022, Minneapolis, MN
TORA XI (Texas-Oklahoma Representations and Automorphic Forms), April 2022, Stillwater, OK
Graduate Algebra Symposium, April 2021, Online
RANDINAG (Recent Advances & New Directions in the Interplay of Noncommutative Algebra and Geometry), June 2022, Seattle, WA
OPAC (Open Problems in Algebraic Combinatorics), May 2022, Minneapolis, MN
GradMOCCA (Graduate Meeting on Combinatorial Commutiative Algebra), May 2022, Minneapolis, MN
TORA XI (Texas-Oklahoma Representations and Automorphic Forms), April 2022, Stillwater, OK
Graduate Algebra Symposium, April 2021, Online
Graduate Algebra Symposium, February 2020, Denton, TX
TORA X (Texas-Oklahoma Representations and Automorphic Forms), April 2019, Denton, TX
TORA IX (Texas-Oklahoma Representations and Automorphic Forms), April 2018, Norman, OK
Teaching
At UNT, I have been instructor of record for 11 courses and teaching assistant for 3 courses:
Fall 2022: 1710 - Calculus I
Spring 2022: 1710 - Calculus I (Honors)
Fall 2021: 1710 - Calculus I
Summer 2021: 2730 - Multivariable Calculus
Spring 2021: 2730 - Multivariable Calculus (Online Asynchronous)
Fall 2020: 2730 - Multivariable Calculus (Online Asynchronous)
Spring 2020: 2730 - Multivariable Calculus
Fall 2019: 2730 - Multivariable Calculus
Summer 2019: 1180 - College Math for Business and Economics
Spring 2019: 1680 - Elementary Probability and Statistics
Fall 2018: 1680 - Elementary Probability and Statistics
Summer 2018: 1180 - College Math for Business and Economics TA
Spring 2018: 1720 - Calculus II TA
Fall 2018: 1650 - Pre-Calculus TA