Graduate Teaching Assistant

Office: 320 Avery Hall

benjamin.drabkin [at] hukers.unl.edu

I am a fifth-year graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. My field of research is commutative algebra; I am most interested in symbolic powers of ideals, the containment problem, and symbolic defects. My advisor is Alexandra Seceleanu. You can find my CV here.

- "Aymptotic invariants of ideals with Noetherian symbolic Rees algebra and applications to cover ideals"
*with Lorenzo Guerrieri*(submitted). - " Computations involving symbolic powers"
*with Eloisa Grifo, Alexandra Seceleanu, and Branden Stone*(submitted). - "Configurations of Linear Spaces of Codimension Two and the Containment Problem"
- "On a Class of Non-commutative Imprimitive Association Schemes of Rank 6"
*with Christopher French*(Communications in Algebra Vol. 43, 2015 - Issue 9)

I co-organize the graduate student commutative algebra seminar (CARS) at UNL

This semester, I am teaching Math 103: COllege Algebra and Trigonometry. My office hours are Tuesday 1:30-2:30 and Friday 11-12.

At UNL, I have been an instructor of record for the following classes. The number of asterisks (*) indicate the number of sections of this course I have taught.

- Math 314: Linear Algebra.*
- Math 302: Math Modeling (course for pre-service K-5 teachers).*
- Math 203: Contemporary Mathematics.*
- Math 104: Applied Calculus.*
- Math 103: College Algebra and Trigonometry *(this semester!)
- Math 101: College Algebra.**
- Math 100a: Intermediate Algebra.*