About me


Hello! My name is Will, I'm a first-generation college student, and my goal is to work in academia as a mathematician, pursuing my passion for both researching and teaching mathematics. I am mainly interested in number theory, both analytic and algebraic, and its connections to other areas of mathematics, such as the theory of automorphic forms and representation theory. I also enjoy learning about algebraic topology and homotopy theory.

I am currently an undergraduate at the University of Washington, Seattle, near my hometown of Everett, WA, and I am on track to get my Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in Spring 2023. Before transferring to UW to take graduate-level mathematics courses in 2021, I was an undergraduate at Carleton College, a small liberal arts school in Northfield, Minnesota.

In Winter/Spring 2022, I was a participant in the eCHT Kan Seminar. As President of the Husky Math Club, I started and co-organized Husky Math Talks.

In Autumn 2021, I participated virtually in the Math in Moscow program.

In Summer 2020, I was briefly a visiting student at Columbia University.

In Summer 2020 and Summer 2021, I participated in the Polymath Jr. REU, first in the group of Professor Adam Sheffer (CUNY Baruch College), and then in the group of Professor Ben Brubaker (UMN Twin Cities).

Earlier on in my undergraduate career, I took advanced neuroscience and computer science courses before deciding to leave these fields to pursue pure mathematics. Back then, I also interned at New York's Brookhaven National Laboratory as a scientific software development intern and Decryption Capital, a hedge fund based in Chicago, as an analyst.

I'll be on the market for Ph.D. programs in Mathematics in Autumn 2022!

Feel free to contact me at wdudarov [at] uw [dot] edu.

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I strongly believe in Federico Ardila's axioms:

  • Axiom 1: Mathematical talent is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.

  • Axiom 2: Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.

  • Axiom 3: Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.

  • Axiom 4: Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

Some more things about me:

Erdős Number: 3 (William Dudarov -> Adam Sheffer -> János Pach -> Paul Erdős).

Einstein Number: 5 (William Dudarov -> Adam Sheffer -> János Pach -> László Lovász -> Ernst G. Straus -> Albert Einstein).