# Vilas Winstein — Curriculum Vitae

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## Education

**University of California, Berkeley**

2022-Present — PhD Candidate in Mathematics (advised by Shirshendu Ganguly)

**Budapest Semesters in Mathematics**

2020-2022 — Fulbright Student (overall GPA: 4.0)

**The Ohio State University**

2016-2020 — BS in Mathematics and Computer Science (overal GPA: 4.0)

Senior Thesis: "Toward a Categorification of Biquandle Brackets" (advised by Sergei Chmutov)

## Employment

**University of California, Berkeley**

2024 — Reader for Computer Science 271 (Randomness and Computation, with Alistair Sinclair)

2024 — Graduate Student Instructor for Math W54 (Linear Algebra and Differential Equations, with Arun Sharma)

2023 — Graduate Student Instructor for Math 55 (Discrete Mathematics, with Sylvie Corteel)

2023 — Graduate Student Instructor for Math W54 (Linear Algebra and Differential Equations, with David Nadler)

2023 — Graduate Student Instructor for Math 16B (Analytic Geometry and Calculus, with Alexander Paulin)

**Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics**

2020-2022 — Assistant Research Fellow (advised by Miklós Abért, partially funded by Fulbright)

**The Ohio State University**

2019 — Teaching Assistant for MATH 1130 (Algebra for Business, with James Sutherland)

2018-2019 — Mentor for MATH 4181H/4182H (Honors Analysis, with Zbigniew Fiedorowicz)

2016-2017 — Tutor for Calculus I, II, and III at MSLC

2016 — Grader for CSE 2321 (Discrete Mathematics, with Michael Fritz)

2016 — Grader for CSE 2221 (Software Components, with Diego Zaccai)

## Community

**University of California, Berkeley: Student Probability Seminar**

2024-Present — Organizer

**Spectral Collective (YouTube Channel)**

2021-Present — Writing, animation, editing, voice-over work

**Erdős Center: Semester on Large Networks and their Limits**

2022 — Assistant organizer for "Graphs, Groups, Stochastic Processes"

2022 — Assistant organizer for "Mathematics of Large Networks"

**The Ohio State University: Radical Pi Math Club**

2018-2020 — Lead organizer and Free Pizza provider

## Awards

2023 — Honorable Mention in the third Summer of Math Exposition (SoME3)

2022 — Winner of the second Summer of Math Exposition (SoME2)

2022 — National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

2021 — Honorable Mention in the first Summer of Math Exposition (SoME1)

2020 — Fulbright Grant (Budapest Semesters in Mathematics-Rényi Institute)

2019 — Barry Goldwater Scholarship