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Tefjol Pllaha, Postdoctoral Faculty

Department of Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Short Bio: I am currently a postdoctoral faculty in mathematics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; my mentor is Christine Kelley. I recieved my PhD degree in mathematics from University of Kentucky in 2019 under the supervision of Heide Gluesing-Luerssen. Before joining UNL, I was a postodcoral researcher at Aalto University, working under the supervision of Olav Tirkkonen.

Email: name(dot)lastname(at)unl(dot)edu
Visiting Address: 238 Avery Hall


My research interests are in applied algebra, very broadly defined. Currently I am focused on applications to coding theory, quantum computation, wireless communications, and online privacy and security. This involves work with finite algebraic structures, which may be directly involved in said applications, or that may arise as discretized versions of continuous algebraic structures. I routinely use tools from finite field theory, Fourier analysis, representation theory, (finite or complex) Grassmannian geometry, and finite symplectic geometry. Check out my research statement and publications for more!


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