Alexander Wiedemann, PhD

Mathematician, Educator, Hobby-Haver

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I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Randolph-Macon College.

My areas of expertise are centered in spectral graph theory, linear algebra, operator theory, and mathematical physics, with a steadily increasing knowledge of data science. Broadly, I seek to understand the mathematical interplay between various continuous and discrete structures, always interested in potential applications thereof.

Almost all of my research involves directed graphs in some way, and most can be considered applied to some degree. Personally, I tend to consider myself a theoretical mathematician who works on applied problems, using real-world data or physical models to glean insight into and motivate my theoretical work.

I am also interested in the roles of diversity and inclusivity mathematics, and in the development of teaching practices which better serve students from underserved groups. I am a partner of the Institute for the Quantitative Study of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (QSIDE Institute), and currently serve as the Chair of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility for Spectra, The Association of LGBTQ+ Mathematicians.