### About

I am a Ph.D. candidate in mathematics at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, working with Dr. Christine A. Kelley. I earned my B.A. in mathematics from Whitman College, and my M.S. in mathematics from UNL. When I'm not doing math, I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, and painting.

### Research

My research interests are in error-correcting codes, graph-based codes and decoding algorithms, and applied discrete mathematics. You can see my Curriculum Vitae here.

Publications:

- A. Beemer, S. Habib, C.A. Kelley, J. Kliewer. A generalized algebraic approach to optimizing SC-LDPC codes.
*Proceedings of the 55th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing*, Monticello, IL, October 2017. - A. Beemer, C.A. Kelley. Multidimensional decoding networks for trapping set analysis.
*Lecture Notes in Computer Science 10495*, Springer, pp. 11-20. Estonia, August 2017. - A. Beemer, C. Mayer, C.A. Kelley. Erasure correction and locality of hypergraph codes.
*Lecture Notes in Computer Science 10495*, Springer, pp. 21-29. Estonia, August 2017. - A. Beemer, C.A. Kelley. Avoiding trapping sets in SC-LDPC codes under windowed decoding.
*Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory and its Applications*, Monterey, CA, October 2016.

### Teaching

I currently am teaching Math 300, Mathematics Matters. Course materials for students may be found on Canvas. Previous courses taught are listed below.

As instructor of record:

- College Algebra and Trigonometry (Fall 2016)
- College Algebra (Fall 2015, Spring 2016)
- Calculus for Management and Social Science (Summer 2014)
- Calculus I (Summer 2013, Fall 2013)

As a teaching assistant:

- Calculus I (Spring 2013, Fall 2014)
- Calculus, Stochastics, and Modeling (Spring 2014)
- College Algebra (Fall 2012)