About me

I am a fifth-year PhD candidate in the mathematics department at the University of Minnesota. I study analysis and probability, and in particular discrepancy theory and energy optimization. My advisor is Dmitriy Bilyk. I did my undergraduate work at Carleton College.

You can contact me at michmast "at" umn "dot" edu. My office is Vincent Hall 520.

Find my CV here (updated Sept. 2022)



Submitted papers

From undergraduate research

Talks and Travel





Spring 2023: I am the instructor for an asynchronous online section of MATH 1272 (Calculus II).

Previously:  Have lectured for MATH 1271 (Calculus I) in asynchronous online format; four sections of MATH 1272 (Calculus II) in both synchronous and asychronous online formats; MATH 2243 (Linear Algebra and Differential Equations) in synchronous online format; MATH 1031 (College Algebra), conducted in-person until the class moved to synchronous online instruction; and TA'ed for MATH 1051 (Precalculus I).

Pre-graduate school: I was a Title I teacher for 9th-grade math at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in midtown Minneapolis in 2017-18.

Other: I occasionally tutor math and statistics at the high school, college, and graduate levels through Advantage Testing of Minneapolis, since 2016.