# Curriculum Vitae

A PDF is available here, though it may not be up to date.

# Education

- B.S. Advanced Mathematics, B.S. Computational Mathematics, Michigan State University, 2018-2022 (expected)
- Dual-enrollment, Michigan State University, 2017-2018
- Dual-enrollment, Lansing Community College, 2016-2017

# Research Experience

### Appelö High Order Group (Fall 2021)

*Advisor: Daniel Appelö*

Developing and analyzing computational tools for quantum computing applications.

### MSU Risk Management and Sports Analytics Group (Fall 2021)

*Advisor: Albert Cohen*

Developing new methods for optimal decision making for two-point conversion attempts in American football; analyzing the effects of fights in hockey on the outcomes of games.

### UCLA Computational and Applied Mathematics REU (Summer 2021 - Present)

*Advisor: Jamie Haddock*

Exploring Kaczmarz methods for inconsistent and corrupted linear systems and their connections to maximum likelihood estimation techniques for ranking sports teams.

### Department of Mathematics Exchange Program (Spring 2021)

*Advisor: Ekaterina Rapinchuk*

Exploring methods and tools for semi-supervised learning and graph-based learning.

### Combinatorics Research (Fall 2020 – Summer 2021)

*Advisor: Bruce Sagan*

Proving new results on shuffle sets, permutation statistics, and pattern avoidance for cyclic permutations.

### MSU Signals, Learning, and Imaging Group (Spring 2020 – Present)

*Advisor: Saiprasad Ravishankar*

Investigating algorithms for correcting scattering artifacts in MeV tomography measurements in collaboration with researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratories. Additionally, considering data-driven algorithms to solve compressed sensing problems.

# Publications

### Cyclic Shuffle Compatibility - Rachel Domagalski, Jinting Liang, Quinn Minnich, Bruce E. Sagan, Jamie Schmidt, Alexander Sietsema Permalink

### Pinnacle Set Properties - Rachel Domagalski, Jinting Liang, Quinn Minnich, Bruce E. Sagan, Jamie Schmidt, Alexander Sietsema Permalink

### Comparing One-step and Two-step Scatter Correction And Density Reconstruction In X-Ray CT - Alexander N. Sietsema, Michael T. McCann, Marc L. Klasky, Saiprasad Ravishankar Permalink

### Stochastic Iterative Methods for Online Rank Aggregation from Pairwise Comparisons - Benjamin Jarman, Lara Kassab, Deanna Needell, Alexander Sietsema

### Stratified Non-Negative Tensor Factorization - Alexander Sietsema, Zerrin Vural, James Chapman, Yotam Yaniv, Deanna Needell

# Teaching

### Calculus II Undergraduate Learning Assistant

### Calculus I Course Assistant

### Honors Linear Algebra Undergraduate Learning Assistant

# Talks

### An Algorithm For Counting Admissible Pinnacle Orderings

Permutation Patterns 2021 (University of Strathclyde Combinatorics Group) (2021)

### Comparing One-Step and Two-Step Descattering and Reconstruction

Department of CMSE Student Research Symposium (2021)

### Pattern Avoidance in Cyclic Permutations

Joint Mathematics Meetings Poster Session, JMU SUMS Poster Session (2021)

### Pattern Avoidance in Cyclic Permutations

Department of Mathematics Graduate and Undergraduate Student Seminar (2021)

### Semi-Supervised Learning

Michigan State University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (2021)

### A Stochastic Subtraction Game (and how to win some money at the bar)

Michigan State University Graduate and Undergraduate Student Seminar (2022)

### Comparing One-step and Two-step Scatter Correction and Density Reconstruction in X-ray CT

CT Meeting 2022 (2022)

### Stochastic Iterative Methods for Online Rank Aggregation from Pairwise Comparisons.

UCLA 'Research in the Age of AI' Symposium (2024)

# Honors

**Outstanding Poster**, Joint Mathematics Meeting Poster Session,*“Pattern Avoidance in Cyclic Permutations”*(2021)**Honorable Mention Poster**, Joint Mathematics Meetings Poster Session,*“A Cyclic Variant of the Erdos-Szekeres Theorem”*(2021)**Herbert T. Graph Scholarship**, Department of Mathematics Award (2020,2021)**Paul and Wilma Dressel Endowed Scholarship**, Department of Mathematics Award (2019)**FAITH Endowment Scholarship for Academic Excellence**, Endowment for Greek Orthodoxy and Hellenism (2018-present)**Dr. Helene Tzitsikas Education Scholarship**, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Parish Award (2018)**Michigan State University Alumni Distinguished Freshman**, University full-tuition scholarship, (2018-present)**Dean’s List**(all undergraduate semesters) (2018-present)

# Technical Skills

**Languages:**Python, R, LaTeX, Julia, C++, C#, Matlab, RegEx**Libraries:**Pandas, NumPy, itertools, Matplotlib, Seaborn, scikit-learn, SciPy, Statsmodels, BeautifulSoup, Requests, Selenium, Tensorflow, Pytorch, Anaconda, Juqbox

# Relevant Coursework

**Mathematics**

- Honors Linear Algebra (MTH 317H)
- Honors Abstract Algebra I, II (MTH 418H, 419H)
- Honors Intro Analysis, Real Analysis (MTH 327H, 429H)
- Real Analysis (Measure Theory) (MTH 818, graduate qualifying sequence)
- Discrete Mathematics I, II (MTH 481, 482)
- Combinatorics I, II (MTH 880, 882)
- Special Topics in Algebra (Combinatorics) (MTH 991)
- Readings in Mathematics (Combinatorics) (MTH 890)
- Capstone in Mathematics (Fourier Analysis) (MTH 496)
- Numerical Linear Algebra (MTH 850, graduate qualifying sequence)
- Numerical Ordinary Differential Equations (MTH 852, graduate qualifying sequence)

# Extracurricular Activities

- MSU Math Department Ultimate Frisbee (2018-present), Organizer
- Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps (2019), Euphonium player, small ensemble member

*2019 Drum Corps International World Class Championship Finalist* - Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band (2018), Baritone player
- Legends Drum and Bugle Corps (2018), Baritone player

*2018 Drum Corps International Open Class Championship Finalist*