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Invited Talks:
· 2020 AMS Fall Section Meeting: Special Session on Polynomials, Approximation Theory, and Potential Theory, (October 10, 2020 Virtual) Orthogonal Polynomials and Poncelet Ellipses.

· OPSFA: Special Session on Nonstandard Orthogonality (July 25, 2019 Hagenberg, Austria) Blaschke products, numerical ranges, and zeros of orthogonal polynomials.

· Southeastern Analysis Meeting (March 17, 2019 University of Alabama) Blaschke products, numerical ranges, and zeros of orthogonal polynomials.

· Micro-workshop on Groups, Dynamics, and Operator Algebras (November 9, 2018 Texas A&M University) Blaschke products, numerical ranges, and zeros of orthogonal polynomials.

· 2018 AMS Spring Western Section Meeting: Special Session on Spectral Theory (April 14, 2018 Portland State University) Hyponormal Toeplitz Operators on the Bergman Space.

· Analysis, Approximation Theory, Operator Theory and their Interconnections, (March 16, 2018 Columbus, OH) Geronimus Polynomials and Chebyshev Polynomials.

· Joint Math Meetings Special Session, (January 10, 2018 San Diego, CA) Geronimus Polynomials and Chebyshev Polynomials.

· 2017 AMS Fall Southeastern Section Meeting: Special Session on Complex Analysis, Harmonic Analysis, and Approximation Theory (September 23, 2017 University of Central Florida) Torsional Rigidity and Bergman Polynomials.

· Foundations of Computational Math: Session on Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions, (July 17, 2017 Barcelona, Spain) Bergman Polynomials and Torsional Rigidty.

· Joint Math Meetings Special Session, (January 5, 2017 Atlanta, GA) New Universality Results for Polynomial Reproducing Kernels.

· Conference on Methods of Modern Mathematical Physics, (August 25, 2016 Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada) Zeros of Optimal Polynomial Approximants.

· Workshop on Orthogonal and Multiple Orthogonal Polynomials, (August 10, 2015 BIRS-CMO, Oaxaca, Mexico) Orthogonal Polynomials and the Bergman Shift Matrix.

· OPSFA: Session on Szego’s Theorem and its Generalizations, (June 5, 2015 Gaithersburg, Maryland) Ratio Asymptotics and Weak Asymptotic Measures.

· Complex Analysis & Dynamical Systems, (May 11, 2015 Nahariya, Israel) Paraorthogonal Polynomials and Electrostatics on the Unit Circle.

· 2014 AMS Spring Western Section Meeting: Special Session on Spectral Theory, (April 5, 2014 University of New Mexico) Orthogonal Polynomials and the Bergman Shift Operator.

· SIAM Annual Meeting: Session on Asymptotics of Orthogonal Polynomials (July 12, 2013 San Diego, California) Spectral Transforms and Orthogonal Polynomials on Regions.

· 2013 AMS Spring Southeastern Section Meeting: Special Session on Approximation Theory (March 3, 2013 University of Mississippi) The Bergman Shift Operator on Weighted Spaces.

· 2012 AMS Spring Southeastern Section Meeting: Special Session on Spectral Theory (March 11, 2012 University of South Florida) Ratio Asymptotics for General Orthogonal Polynomials.


Seminar Talks:
· Rice Spectral Theory Seminar (March 11, 2020 Rice University) Torsional Rigidity of Planar Domains.

· Joint KTH/Stockhokm University Analysis Seminar (April 10, 2019 Stockholm University) Blaschke products, numerical ranges, and zeros of orthogonal polynomials.

· Lund University Analysis Seminar (April 2, 2019 Lund University) Blaschke products, numerical ranges, and zeros of orthogonal polynomials.

· Texas A&M Groups and Dynamics Seminar (March 6, 2019 Texas A&M University) Spectral Theory of Graph Laplacians and Orthogonal Polynomials.

· University of Houston Analysis Seminar (March 1, 2019 University of Houston) Blaschke products, numerical ranges, and zeros of orthogonal polynomials.

· University of Kentucky Analysis and PDE Seminar (December 4, 2018 University of Kentucky) Blaschke products, numerical ranges, and zeros of orthogonal polynomials.

· Baylor Analysis Seminar (November 14, 2018 Baylor University) Blaschke products, numerical ranges, and zeros of orthogonal polynomials.

· The Ohio State University Analysis and Operator Theory Seminar, (January 24, 2017 The Ohio State University) Relative Asymptotics of Orthogonal Polynomials.

· University of Mississippi Analysis and Dynamical Systems Seminar, (March 31, 2016 University of Mississippi) Paraorthogonal Polynomials and on the Unit Circle and Their Zeros.

· Baylor Analysis Seminar, (September 16 and 23, 2015 Waco, TX) An Introduction to Minimum Energy Problems and Extremal Polarization Configurations for Integrable Kernels.

· Hebrew University of Jerusalem PDE Seminar, (May 21, 2015 Jerusalem, Israel) Paraorthogonal Polynomials and Electrostatics on the Unit Circle.

· University of Cyprus Math Seminar, (May 19, 2015 Nicosia, Cyprus) Ratio Asymptotics and Weak Asymptotic Measures for General Orthogonal Polynomials.

· University of Utah Applied Math Seminar, (April 27, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT) Paraorthogonal Polynomials and Electrostatics on the Unit Circle.

· University of Copenhagen Analysis and Geometry Seminar (March 30, 2012 University of Copenhagen) Asymptotics of General Orthogonal Polynomials.

· University of Mississippi Analysis Seminar (March 20, 2012 University of Mississippi) Asymptotic Properties of Extremal Polynomials.

· UC Irvine Mathematical Physics Seminar (March 1, 2012 UC Irvine) Asymptotic Properties of Extremal Polynomials.

· Caltech Mathematical Physics Seminar (October 26, 2011 Caltech) Asymptotic Properties of Extremal Polynomials.


Selected Contributed Talks:
· Texas Analysis and Mathematical Physics Symposium, (April 10, 2021 Virtual) Electrostatics and Zeros of Orthogonal Polynomials.

· Texas Analysis and Mathematical Physics Symposium, (February 1, 2020 Rice University) Zeros of Paraorthogonal Polynomials.

· Texas Analysis and Mathematical Physics Symposium, (November 4, 2017 University of Texas) Geronimus Polynomials and Chebyshev Polynomials.

· OPSFA, (July 3, 2017 Kent University, UK) Non-classical orthogonal polynomials on the unit circle.

· Computational Methods and Function Theory, (July 11, 2017 Lublin, Poland) Asymptotically optimal point configurations for Chebyshev constants.

· Texas Analysis and Mathematical Physics Symposium, (October 22, 2016 Rice University) Universality Results for Polynomial Reproducing Kernels.

· Southeastern Analysis Meeting, (March 13, 2016 South Florida) Relative Ratio Asymptotics for General Orthogonal Polynomials.

· Texas Analysis and Mathematical Physics Symposium, (November 7, 2015 Dallas, TX) Right Limits of the Bergman Shift Matrix

· AMS-MAA Joint Meetings, (January 11, 2015 San Antonio, TX) Optimal Polarization for Integrable Kernels.

· Workshop on Optimal Point Configurations and Applications, (October 14, 2014 ESI Vienna) Periodic Discrete Energy.

· Midwestern Workshop on Asymptotic Analysis, (September 19, 2014 IPFW) Orthogonal Polynomials on Polynomial Lemniscates.

· Constructive Functions 2014, (May 27, 2014 Vanderbilt University) Periodic Discrete Energy in Euclidean Space.

· Undergraduate Math Seminar, (October 22, 2013 Vanderbilt University) Counting for Advanced Mathematicians.

· Computational Methods and Function Theory (June 12, 2013 Shantou University, China) Asymptotics of Orthogonal and Extremal Polynomials.

· Ph.D. Thesis Defense (May 16, 2012 Caltech): Asymptotics Properties of Orthogonal and Extremal Polynomials.

· Arizona School of Analysis and Mathematical Physics (March 13, 2012 University of Arizona) Ratio Asymptotics for General Orthogonal Polynomials.

· Western States Mathematical Physics Meeting (February 21, 2012 Caltech) Ratio Asymptotics for General Orthogonal Polynomials.

· Caltech Graduate Student Mathematics Seminar (November 17, 2011 Caltech) Logarithmic Potential Theory.

· OPSFA (August 29 – September 2, 2011 Madrid, Spain) Asymptotic Properties of Polynomials Orthogonal over Analytic Regions.

· International Symposium on Approximation Theory (May 17-21, 2011 Vanderbilt) Weak Convergence of CD Kernels: A New Approach.





























































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