CV, Michel Alexis

Last updated 11-19-20

Table of Contents
  1. Basic Info
  2. Education
  3. Papers
  4. Talks
  5. Teaching and Mentoring
  6. Service
  7. Honors and Awards
  8. Conferences Attended

Basic Info

Education

Date Institution
2016-Present University of Wisconsin - Madison, Mathematics PhD program
2012-2016 Northwestern University, BA in Mathematics

Papers

  1. Continuity of Weighted Operators, Muckenhoupt A_p weights and Steklov Problem for Orthogonal Polynomials (with A. Aptekarev and S. Denisov)
    ArXiv Preprint, published in IMRN 2020

Talks

Research Talks

Date Talk
Spring 2020 The Steklov problem for trigonometric polynomials orthogonal to a Muckenhoupt weight.
Ohio River Analysis Meeting (ORAM20)
Cancelled due to COVID-19
Spring 2020 The Steklov problem for trigonometric polynomials orthogonal to a Muckenhoupt weight.
South Eastern Analysis Meeting (SEAM)
Cancelled due to COVID-19
Spring 2020 The Steklov problem for trigonometric polynomials orthogonal to a Muckenhoupt weight.
UW-Madison Analysis Seminar
Fall 2019 Orthogonal Polynomials on the Unit Circle: when do we have uniform boundedness in Lp?
Workshop “Emergent Trends in Complex Function Theory”

Reading Seminar Talks

Date Talk
Spring 2020 The original proof of Carleson's theorem: introduction
Graduate Analysis Seminar, done jointly with Rajula Srivastava, Lingxiao Zhang and Changkeun Oh
Fall 2019 An Endpoint Bilinear Restriction Theorem for the Cone
Graduate Analysis Seminar, done jointly with Ben Bruce
Spring 2019 Adapting the Polynomial Method for Finite-Field Kakeya to a Tubular Kakeya problem (after Guth's notes on Polynomial Methods)
Graduate Analysis Seminar on Polynomial Methods
Spring 2019 Degree Reduction and Algebraic Structure (after Guth's notes on Polynomial Methods)
Graduate Analysis Seminar on Polynomial Methods
Fall 2018 Weighted Norm Inequalities for Singular Integral Operators
Specialty Exam
Fall 2018 "The weak-type endpoint Bochner-Riesz Conjecture" after Tao
Graduate Analysis Seminar
Spring 2018 “A sharp Schrodinger maximal estimate in R2” after Du, Guth, Li
Graduate Analysis Seminar
Fall 2017 “Binary quartic forms having bounded invariants, and the boundedness of the average rank of elliptic curves" after Bhargava and Shankar
Talk done jointly with Brandon Boggess and Soumya Sankar for a course in Analytic Number Theory
Fall 2017 “Lacunary Spherical Means”
Talk done jointly with Edwin Baeza for a course in Harmonic Analysis
Fall 2017 “Endpoint Strichartz Estimates” after Keel, Tao
Graduate Analysis Seminar
Spring 2017 The Ergodic Theorems, following Stein's Introduction to Real Analysis
First-year Graduate Analysis Seminar

Outreach/General Audience Talks

Date Talk
Spring 2020 Kakeya Needle Sets
UW-Madison Math Circle High-School outreach
Fall 2019 Kakeya Needle Sets
Undergraduate Math Colloquium at Loras College
Spring 2019 Kakeya Needle Sets
UW-Madison Math Circle High-School outreach
Spring 2019 Kakeya Needle Sets
UW-Madison Math Circle
Spring 2019 An instructive yet useless theorem about random Fourier Series
AMS Student Chapter "Donut Seminar"

Teaching and Mentoring

Date Course Position
Fall 2020 Math 234: Calculus and Analytic Geometry 3 for the Wisconsin Emerging Scholars Program TA
Spring 2020 Directed Reading Program* Mentor for Undergraduates (UW) Graduate Mentor
Spring 2020 Math 234: Calculus and Analytic Geometry 3 (UW)
Rated "Superior."
TA/TA coordinator*
Fall 2019 Math 234: Calculus and Analytic Geometry 3 (UW)
Rated "Superior."
TA/TA coordinator*
Fall 2018 Math 221: Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1 (UW)
Rated "Superior."
TA/TA coordinator*
Summer 2018 Graduate Mentor for REU on Harmonic Anlaysis (UW) Research mentor
Fall 2017 Math 221: Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1 (UW)
Rated "Superior."
TA/TA coordinator*
Summer 2017 Graduate Mentor for REU on PDEs (UW) Research mentor
Spring 2017 Directed Reading Program* Mentor for Undergraduates (UW) Graduate Mentor
Fall 2016 Math 222: Calculus and Analytic Geometry 2 (UW)
Rated "Superior."
TA

*TA coordinator: The TA coordinator is the head TA for a lecture. Duties include creating discussion worksheets for the other TAs, taking the lead exam during proctoring/grading, and serving as a mentor to the first-year, more inexperienced TAs.

*Directed Reading Program (DRP): The DRP is a program where undergraduates sign up for reading courses/projects with graduate mentors.

Service

Date Service
Summer 2019 Joint-Organizer of a Graduate Analytic Number Theory Seminar
Following Hugh Montgomery's Ten Lectures on the Interface Between Analytic Number Theory and Harmonic Analysis.
Spring 2019 Organizer of the Graduate Analysis Seminar
Following Guth's notes on the Polynomial Method.
Fall 2018-Present AMS UW-Madison Student Chapter President; Organizer of the AMS Student Chapter "Donut Seminar".
Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 Graduate Member of the Graduate Program Committee* (UW)
Fall 2018 Graduate Member of the 2018 Town-Hall Committee*
2018 Organizer of a Abstract Harmonic Analysis Reading Group
Following Folland's A Course in Abstract Harmonic Analysis
Summer/Fall 2017 Organizer of a Graduate PDE reading group
Following parts of Evans' PDE during Summer, and parts of Davies' Functional Analysis in the Fall.

*Graduate Program Committee (GPC): The role of the GPC is to meet when outstanding or exceptional situations arise in the Graduate Program and discuss what action needs to be taken. The committee consists of two graduate students and seven faculty.

*Town Hall Committee: Was one of three graduate students on a committee organized by the department chair aimed at improving communication with students and addressing their concerns regarding issues within the department.

Honors and Awards

Date Entry
Spring 2020 Departmental Exceptional Service TA award.
Spring 2020 Rated "Superior TA" by CTAPP*.
Fall 2019 Rated "Superior TA" by CTAPP*.
Spring 2019 Mid-Career Departmental TA award.
Fall 2018 Rated "Superior TA" by CTAPP*.
Spring 2018 Early Excellence Departmental TA award.
Fall 2017 Rated "Superior TA" by CTAPP*.
Fall 2016 Rated "Superior TA" by CTAPP*.
Fall 2016 "TA of the month" award*.

*CTAPP: CTAPP is the committee for TA Pay and Performance. At the end of each semester, they review student evaluations and Professors' comments for TAs and highlight those who stand out as "Superior."

*"TA of the month" award: A fun fact is this was the first and only time a "TA of the month" was named within the department.

Conferences Attended (a.k.a. where you might have seen me)

Date Conference
Spring 2020 Ohio River Analysis Meeting (ORAM20) Cancelled due to COVID-19
Spring 2020 South Eastern Analysis Meeting (SEAM) Cancelled due to COVID-19
Fall 2019 CRM Workshop “Emergent Trends in Complex Function Theory”
Fall 2019 Midwestern Workshop in Asymptotic Analysis (MWAA)
Summer 2019 Madison Lectures in Fourier Analysis
Summer 2018 PCMI Graduate Summer School in Harmonic Analysis
Summer 2018 UW-Madison 2018 RTG Workshop in Fourier Analysis
Summer 2017 Summer Northwestern University Analysis Program (SNAP)