Alvin Kerber

Algebra is the offer made by the devil to the mathematician. The devil says: `I will give you this powerful machine, it will answer any question you like. All you need to do is give me your soul: give up geometry and you will have this marvellous machine.'

-- Michael Atiyah

I am a fourth-year mathematics PhD student. My interests include 3-manifold topology, knot theory, classical algebraic geometry, topological data analysis, and machine learning.


My advisor is Ian Agol.

I passed my qualifying exam on Friday, October 19, 2012 (questions I was asked).


This semester, I'm a GSI for Math 110, sections 103 and 104. In the past:


I have 2 versions of my resume, depending on whether you're more interested in me as a software engineer or a quant or data scientist.

On github, I am akerber47.

I should probably write an academic CV at some point.

Fun Stuff

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