David Jensen
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David Jensen
University of Kentucky
Department of Mathematics
719 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027

dave.h.jensen@gmail.com

Office:  POT 733
Office Hours:  MF 10-11:30
Outreach
I believe that it is my professional responsibility to provide opportunities for math education outside of the classroom.  Listed below are some of the highlights.  See my CV above for a more complete list.

Undergraduate Research
I have supervised a number of undergraduate research projects, including one in Spring 2012, three in Summer 2014, as part of the SUMRY program, and one in Summer 2016.  Each of these projects resulted in a short paper, which can be found below.
Towards a Tropical Proof of the Gieseker-Petri Theorem
    with V. Baratham, C. Mata, D. Nguyen, and S. Parekh, Collectanea Mathematica 65 (2014).
Gonality of Random Graphs
    with A. Deveau, J. Kainic and D. Mitropolsky,
    Involve, a Journal of Mathematics, 9-4 (2016), 715-620.  DOI 10.2140/involve.2016.9.715
Realization of Groups with Pairing as Jacobians of Finite Graphs
    with L. Gaudet, D. Ranganathan, N. Wawrykow and T. Weisman, submitted
Toric Graph Associahedra and Compactifications of M_{0,n}
    with R. Ferreira da Rosa and D. Ranganathan, Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics, to appear.
Gonality of Expander Graphs
    with N. Dutta, submitted.

Yale Undergraduate Math Society
During my time at Yale, I served as the department's liason to YUMS, which hosts lectures and social events for math majors and enthusiasts.

Saturday Morning Math Group and Austin Math Circle
These two community outreach programs are aimed at junior high and high school students, their teachers, and their parents.  I served as organizer in 2008.  Go here for more information.

Canada/USA Mathcamp
A 5-week summer program for exceptional high school students, Canada/USA Mathcamp is an energetic and often whimsical community of mathematical scholars and students.  I was there as a mentor in 2007, and again as a visitor in 2013.  A significant portion of the work on this paper was done during this latter visit.

Intellectual Entrepreneurship Pre-Graduate School Internship
This program (which desperately needs a shorter name) aims to prepare students - particularly underrepresented minorities - for graduate school.  It pairs each student with a veteran graduate student who is willing to share his or her perspective on graduate school.  During my time at the University of Texas, I participated in this program twice.  More information can be found here.