My name is Alan and I will be a contributing author to this blog. My background is in mathematics and computer science. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science from Duke University in 2011, and beginning in the fall of 2011 I will be a graduate student in the EECS department at MIT. My primary areas of interest in mathematics are combinatorics and commutative algebra, and my primary areas of interest in computer science are algorithms, complexity theory, and artificial intelligence.
My academic homepage can be found here.