Austin Eide

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Email: austin.eide at
Office: AVH 326


I am a graduate student in mathematics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying probablistic combinatorics and stochastic processes. My advisor is Xavier Pérez Giménez.

I received an M.A. in Mathematics from UNL in 2019 and a B.A. from Colorado College in 2016.


I'm the co-founder and co-organizer (with Matthew Bachmann) of the UNL Directed Reading Program.

I was previously the Math Department's representative to the UNL Graduate Student Association (GSA). Currently, I serve as Chair of the GSA Communications Committee.

I have also participated in speaking and support roles for the Great Plains Alliance, a program which sends UNL grad students to give talks at nearby institutions.

Talks & Presentations

  • The Simple Random Walk on the Hypercube (UNL Discrete Seminar Fall 2021)
  • The Heat Equation on the Discrete Cirlce (UNL STAARS Seminar, Fall 2021)
  • Discrete Harmonic Functions, the Dirichlet Problem, Random Walks, Gambling, etc. (UNL STAARS Seminar, Spring 2021)
  • Expander Codes (UNL Discrete Seminar, Fall 2020)
  • The Saddle-point Method for Asymptotic Enumeration (UNL STAARS Seminar, Fall 2020)
  • The Spectral Theory of Finite Markov Chains (UNL STAARS Seminar, Spring 2020)
  • The Differential Equations Method, 1 & 2 (UNL STAARS Seminar, Spring 2020)
  • Encoding arguments (UNL Discrete Seminar, Fall 2019)
  • An introduction to determinantal point processes (UNL STAARS Seminar, Fall 2019)
  • Card shuffling and Markov chains (UNL Discrete Seminar, Spring 2019)
  • The mathematics of gerrymandering (Great Plains Alliance talk, Drake University, Fall 2018)
  • Sampling and graph problems in redistricting (UNL Discrete Seminar, Fall 2018)


  • Math 221 - Differential Equations (Instructor Spring 2021 & Spring 2022)
  • Math 300 - Mathematics Matters (Instructor Fall 2021)
  • MATH 106 - Calculus I (Instructor, Fall 2020)
  • MATH 435 - Math in the City (TA, Fall 2019 & Spring 2020)
  • MATH 101 - College Algebra (Instructor, Fall 2018 & Spring 2019)
  • MATH 107 - Calculus II (TA, Fall 2017 & Spring 2018)

  • For the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters, I was the TA for MATH 435 - Math in the City, a capstone course for math majors in which students complete group research projects in a particular (usually applied) topic. The topic for that year was gerrymandering. Both semesters, I mentored groups that wrote their own Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithms in Python for sampling districting plans on a generalized U.S. state. You can read more about our course from Fall 2019 in this Lincoln Journal Star piece.

Misc. Work

Other Interests